I must admit, I am a big horror movie buff. I have had my share of cheesy horror movies (and trust me, there are some REALY bad ones out there) but there are also a few that I quite enjoyed. This is a list of my top 5 horror movie franchises from this century so far (in no particular order):
1. The Grudge (2004, 2006, 2009)
If there is one horror movie that I would watch over and over again, its The Grudge (All three movies of the franchise, actually). I would also consider Kayako to be one of the downright creepiest horror movie characters ever! The original Japanese Ju-on films were also scary in their own right, but I personally found Kayako's portrayal (played by actress Takako Fuji) in the American remake of the films much more frightening.
2. The Ring (2002, 2005)
The Ring is yet another American remake of a Japanese horror classic (although, I must admit that I have never seen the original Japanese version). Both movies are similar to The Grudge films, in that they are very creepy with little gore. And Samara Morgan certainly gives Kayako a run for her money for creepiest horror movie character! I am greatly anticipating the release of the third sequel Rings, set to be released October 28th, 2016.
3. Insidious (2011, 2013, 2015)
There is no doubt that the Insidious films are somewhat weird and unpredictable. Yes, some aspects of both films are a little corny , but the films are excellent in building suspense and definitely hit the a "creep factor" nail on the head. The first Insidious film is far different (and better) than the sequel, but I think both movies are definitely worth watching.
4. The Conjuring (2013, 2016)
If you liked Patrick Wilson in the Insidious films, then you will certainly love him in The Conjuring (and its not just because I have a bit of a celeb-crush on him). The Conjuring is the perfect horror movie in my opinion, and its definitely a movie you don't want to watch in the dark alone. I am eagerly awaiting to see The Conjuring 2, out in theaters now.
5. Paranormal Activity (2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015)
No list of horror movies would be complete without mentioning Paranormal Activity, would it? I really enjoyed the first three movies of the franchise, but I honestly think making six films was a bit over-kill. Nevertheless, the films offer a sense of realism that is not offered in most horror films, which I think make them all the more scarier.
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