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Must-Watch Horror Flicks That Should be in Your List of Movies to Enjoy Alone

Posted on October 28, 2016  in Comics, Movies

A lot of people love that different kind of adrenaline rush that spooky, creepy books, movies, or even comic books bring. If you are one of them, who likes a good scare once in a while, you have to find the time to watch the following horror movies that have earned many high praises (as well as criticisms) from hardcore fans of this genre. As a side tip (since your muscles might get tense when watching horror), a relaxing massage from a massage chair with good reviews at will ensure that your back and shoulders won’t get into problems. If you’re not prone to tension, just get comfortable on the couch with the popcorn ready.

The Shining

Released in 1980, The Shining is based on Stephen King’s 1977 book of the same title. It starred Jack Nicholson (as the primary antagonist named Jack Torrance), Shelley Duvall (as Jack’s wife, Wendy), and Danny Lloyd (as the Torrance’s son, Danny). It is about a haunted hotel, the Overlook Hotel, and its terrifying secrets and mysteries. It was directed and produced by iconic filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, who was also the man behind the critically-acclaimed 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and A Clockwork Orange (1971).

A Nightmare on Elm Street

A suspense thriller about a serial killer known as Freddie Krueger, A Nightmare on Elm Street was released in 1984 and starred Heather Langenkamp, Ronee Blakley, Jsu Garcia, John Saxon, Robert Englund, Amanda Wyss, and Johnny Depp. It was so successful, earning more than 25 million dollars in the United States alone, that it got a number of sequels, a remake, and a television series. It was directed by Wes Craven, who also directed all the Scream movies.

Night of the Living Dead

Night of the Living DeadDirected by renowned filmmaker George A. Romero, Night of the Living Dead is a zombie apocalypse movie released in 1968. It starred Duane Jones and Judith Smith, and grossed about 30 million dollars in the box office, with only a budget of 114,000 dollars. It spawned a few remakes, including 1990’s Night of the Living Dead, 2004’s Dawn of the Dead, and 2008’s Day of the Dead.

The Ring

A horror movie from Japan, The Ring (or Ringu in Japanese) is about a cursed video tape that kills anyone who watches it. It was based on Koji Suzuki’s novel with the same title, and was directed by Hideo Nakata. It starred Rie Ino (as the antagonist, Sadako, a long-haired monster dressed in a white gown and crawls out of a television) and Nanako Matsushima (as the reporter who conducts an investigation on the cursed video tape after a series of deaths). It had a number of sequels and prequels, including an American remake released in 2002, which starred Naomi Watts and was directed by Gore Verbinski.