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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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