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Top 5 Creepy Horror Movie Facts That You Need To Know

[The following article is not for the faint of heart, it might contain specifics about death, murder and exorcism. Please proceed with caution.]

Whether you believe in paranormal or not, horror movies are always and will remain a major part of childhood and adulthood for many different reasons. Be it the excitement, fear or fun, watching these films is an experience that no one ever wants to miss. However, they're many bone-chilling facts and inspirations behind the movies that we love and I've carefully selected few best ones especially for you guys. Here we go!

1. The Exorcist is Real

Based on a novel by William Peter Blatty, the real story of The Exorcist stemmed from real-life incidents of a boy named 'Roland Doe'. In early January 1949, shortly after his beloved Aunt Harriet’s death, Ronald began to experience scratching sounds and water dripping from the floors and walls of his room. In addition to that, the most outlandish thing is that his mattress would move mysteriously. Ronald's family consulted doctors, psychiatrists, and their local Lutheran ministers which resulted in a myriad of unexplained events.

Additionally, the production of the film didn't go as planned either, a baby got injured by a motorcycle, people from the crew unfortunately died, and a baffling fire accident horrified the entire crew out of nowhere and left only Regan MacNeil’s (Linda Blair) room intact. These incidents made the team believe that the set might be cursed.

2. Ripper Behind the Scream

Daniel Harold Rolling aka 'The Gainesville Ripper' who mercilessly murdered five college students in Gainesville, Florida over four days is the inspiration behind 'Scream (1996)' directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson.

The incidents initiated in August 1990 when Daniel Harold Rolling first broke into 17-year-olds Christina Powell and Sonja Larson's apartment. Surprisingly, none of The University of Florida students or security didn’t hear Rolling enter the building. First, he found Christina Powell asleep on a couch downstairs and left her alone. He then quietly went upstairs to Sonja Larson's room, taped her mouth, held her wrists behind her back and let loose a series of violent blows with a knife.

He then went downstairs to Powell, and she sadly experienced the same violent conduct as her roommate Larson, in addition to being raped. Powell was barraged face-first onto the ground, and Rolling stabbed her five times in the back.

The next day, things took a horrific turn, when Rolling murdered an 18-year-old Christa Hoyt by cutting off her head and sat her up in bed. 23-year-olds Tracy Paules and Manuel Taboada were also destined with the same fate as Police mentioned were in the wrong place at the wrong time. The series of horrific college murders by Rolling horrified the community and later became the inspiration behind the cult-classic.

3. The Real Deal of 'The Conjuring 2'

Similar to the events in The Conjuring 2, the Hodgson family in Enfield, London were haunted by a creepy old man's spirit named Bill. Bill did, in fact, die in the recliner chair due to a brain haemorrhage. A rare disturbing video is still available on YouTube where Janet speaks with a deep voice as Bill. Additionally, inexplicable knocks on the walls, things moving and the police officer reporting that she saw a chair move opposite to her was all real. Images of Janet 'levitating' were also captured and the most interesting part is that the role the Warrens played a much smaller role in the Enfield Poltergeist case as opposed to what was shown in the film. They're simply one of the many paranormal investigators who visited the family during these horrific times.

4. Annabelle: The Notorious

In real life, the Annabelle doll is gifted by a mother to her daughter and the owners had no satanic cult relations and never ever tried to cast away the notorious doll as opposed to what we saw in the film. But, they're several reports from the owners describing that the doll moved from one room to another without any help and real blood was found on the doll's head and chest. After performing a seance, the medium detailed that the evil spirit possessing the doll belongs to Annabelle Higgins, who had died at the age of seven and her body was buried under the victim's apartment. Ed and Lorraine Warren disconfirmed the statements and affirmed that the little girl died in a motorcycle accident outside the apartment building.

Warrens also recount messages like 'Help Us' would appear on a paper with a childish handwriting around the owners' home. Warrens also claim that the evil doll also took the life of a young lad who visited their possessed Occult Museum years later and got into a mysterious motorcycle accident after taunting the doll.

5. An Absolute 'Psycho'

During the production of 1960 classic horror movie Psycho, a horrendous incident took place as one of Janet Leigh's body double was murdered on the set brutally. It was later revealed that one of the handymen working on the production slaughtered her to impress directed Alfred Hitchcock.

Sources (Thanks) - All Thats Interesting, Factinate, news.com.au, Buzzfeed, TV Over Mind, Buzzfeed.

-A Top 5 List by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)
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Top 5 Horror Movies of 2017 and 2018

When it comes to Horror-Thriller movies, there is surely something fascinating that draws us to experience all the fear and thrill that they can give. From Hannibal Lector to the iconic ghost face that every kid wants to dress up as, there are all these scary films that have the ability to make this month all the more fun for you. Connecting you to our Top 5 Most Popular Ghosts of Hollywood as per tradition, behold the best horror movie playlist for this Halloween.

5. David F. Sandberg's - "Annabelle: Creation" (2017) | Starring - Stephanie Sigman and Talitha Bateman.

Being called much better than it's predecessor, Annabelle: Creation downright scared the hell out of me with its iconic eerie porcelain doll and the creepy girl Janice (Talitha Bateman). The story introduces a couple who've lost their daughter in a car accident a decade ago, open their home to provide shelter for Sister Charlotte and six girls left homeless by the closing of their orphanage. The couple holds a dark secret behind the closed doors of their daughter's room which is unleashed by one of the girls, Janice. The background music and screenplay are undoubtedly first-rate and the performances of each and every role are outstanding.  The film is the fourth installment in 'The Conjuring Universe' but not necessarily similar, because it adds so much more intensity and thrill to the plot which was not quite adequate in the previous ones. If you want to experience the spooky jitters of a well-presented horror movie or are interested in knowing Annabelle's actual origin, then this is the ideal movie to watch.

4. John Krasinski's - "A Quiet Place" (2018) | Starring - Emily Blunt and John Krasinski.

Starring Emily Blunt and John Krasinski in the lead roles, A Quiet Place tells us the story of a family trapped in an apocalyptic wasteland where even a tiny amount of sound, triggers monstrous creatures which as displayed in the movie are indestructible. Story, screenplay, characters, performances, background score and sound effects were the main traits that Krasinski (who also directed the film) used to make a heartwarming and an extremely terrifying film. The dialogues are pretty much non-existent and to tell an engaging story within 90 minutes, and at the same time developing the relationship between the characters is a tough task, but, Krasinski did a masterful job. Overall, this film is a complete bloodcurdling experience which shouldn't be missed.

3. Andy Muschietti's - "IT" (2017) | Starring - Bill Skarsgård and Various.

Deriving the original story from the well known Stephen King's novel, 'It' will always be one of my favourite recommendations. The story revolves around seven kids from Derry, Maine who, form a team together in order to destroy a shape-shifting demon which emerges every 27 years to prey on the town's children. While the screenplay and the cinematography are admirable, it is Bill Skarsgård's excellent portrayal of the dancing clown-Pennywise which is the real treat to watch. Actors like Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan Grazer and Finn Wolfhard have been highly remarkable in their performances as well including the musical score which is just splendid. Being the most profitable horror film as well as setting numerous records (grossing $700 million worldwide) if 'it' isnt a must watch from this list I don't know which one is.

2. Ari Aster's - "Hereditary" (2018) | Starring - Toni Collette and Alex Wolff.

Directed by Ari Aster, Hereditary stars  Toni Collette and Alex Wolff in the lead roles along with Milly Shapiro, and Gabriel Byrne as the supporting cast. Applauded and celebrated as one of the best horror movies of recent times, the unsettling atmosphere and the disturbing imagery of the film will mess with you for a long time. It's also an exquisitely shot film with top-notch performances and was directed masterfully by Aster who made use of the setting, environment, characters, background score to assemble a disconcerting vibe and ensured that it's maintained throughout the film. Hereditary was exceptional, and there's no doubt about it. A must watch for every Horror movie fan.

1. Jordan Peele's - "Get Out" (2017) | Starring - Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams.

Directed by Jordan Peele, Get Out is most definitely one of the best, if not the best movie of 2017 and accorded an Academy Award to director Peele in the Best Original Screenplay category. Credited as a Horror-Thriller or a Psychological-Thriller, this film explores a controversial yet very significant topic about the treatment of African-Americans, and it is once again Jordan Peele's impeccable screenplay which makes the movie a must watch. Every single scene was crafted with perfection, preciseness and tremendous skill as you will appreciate the movie more when seeing it for the second time. If you're one of the many few who haven't yet watched the film, do yourself a big favour and check it out immediately. Masterful filmmaking at it's best!

-A Top 5 List by Nikitha Kashyap aka WW and Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)
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