Caution: The Movies listed below are Rated R for violence, gore, language, and disturbing content.
1. The Strangers (2008): This film was directed by Bryan Bertino. Bryan was able to make this suspenseful movie perfect because he did not rely on unrealistic actions and characters in order to scare people. It is about a young couple is having a dinner where a mysetrious person knocks on the door. They don't the person who seems to be lost, and they can't get rid of the girl. Even when they tell her to go away. After this, they discover there are three people involved and they're relentless. These three people mess with them almost like they're playing a game. This film is very realistic which is what provides the horror behind it. There is multiple scenes that make you jump, and the entire movie makes you sit at the edge of your seat. This movie is a must watch.
2. Sinister (2012): Sinister, starring actor Ethan Hawke, is a masterpiece of a film. Scott Derrickson, the director, made the movie come to live with the suspense and horror it brings to the table. It is about an author who writes about crime. He has been in a drought with his writing for a very long time, but then he discovers a film showing the death of families and children. So, he decides to solve the mystery of the film. Derrickson did a very good job with this movie and I strongly recommend it if you have not seen it.
3. The Gallows (2015): This is a new movie recently in theaters over the summer of 2015. It is about three students who decide to sneak into their high school to mess with a set of a play that is supposed to occur the next day. Then, they get trapped in the high school and are haunted by a man that died twenty years ago in the school. This film is very good. It is filmed by a person holding a camera the whole time, so the scenes can get a bit messy considering the camera shakes, but it was done this way to get the perspective of the students. This film did not get a very strong rating on Rotten Tomatoes review website, but regardless, it was one of the best horror films of 2015.
4. The Babadook (2014): The Babadook was a perfect horror film. Although it was somewhat a low budget film, this movie is truly scary because the director, Jennifer Kent, did not rely on scenes that make you jump for it to be scary. The true story line and how it unfolds is scary and very creepy. It's about a young boy and his mother who finds a book about a man named the Babadook. The book is about how it will haunt you and the movie takes off from there. The boy is a bit of a problem child and the mother begins going crazy. The Babadook relies on true horror to make it scary and that is what people look for unlike paranormal activity and movies like that which just rely on cheesy jump scenes. If you are looking for a creepy, good movie that will scare you, watch this one.
5. The Conjuring (2013): The Conjuring was a crowd favorite when it hit the box offices in 2013. The way it was filmed and the content it holds makes it a perfected Paranormal Activity that is similar to the Exorcist, but with newer effects and techniques to scare the audience. If you are looking for a movie to watch late at night, this is the one to choose. It is about a family that moves into a house that has had multiple occurences of hauntings in the past. This family starts to experience strange things and calls in experts to help them with their situation. They quickly discover that this haunting is much darker than they thought. James Wan, film director, did a very good job with this movie and was able to add that sense of horror with a solid story line. Without a doubt this movie makes my top five list.