3rd: The Conjuring (2013)
The Conjuring is a supernatural horror movie inspired by the real-life investigations of Ed and Lorraine Warren, portrayed in the movie by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga. Set in the ‘70s, the film centers on the Perron family who just moved in a farmhouse in Rhode Island.
The two parents, Roger and Carolyn and their daughters Andrea, Nancy, Christine, Cindy and April seek a quiet life, but from their first nights in the new house they start experiencing paranormal events.
The House Comes Haunted, Not Furnished
The clock stops at the same hour, the dog dies, spirits keep slamming the doors and threatening the family and all the picture frames fall and shatter out of nowhere. Despite the ghosts’ constant laughter, the family is not amused.
Not bearing watching her daughters constantly attacked in the middle of the night, Carolyn Perro contacts the paranormal investigators and author Ed and Lorraine Warren, hoping that someone could finally help them.
Behind their suffering and torture is the ghost of Bathsheba, the former owner of the house, a woman accused in the past of witchcraft and presumed to have dealt with the devil himself.
The Warrens have to fight her from repeating the past and protect the family from the vicious blood-thirsty ghost. How does the story end? How does Bathsheba try to keep the Warrens away from killing the Perron children? All answers in 112 minutes of suspense and terror.
Fighting the Cons
Although the subject might seem unoriginal and repetitive, the effects and cast bring something new and make this movie stand out in the mass of horror flicks.
2nd: The Ring (2002)
The Ring is a remake of the eponymous Japanese psychological horror film and novel. The movie is about Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts), a journalist investigating the sudden mysterious death of her niece. In order to find all the answers, Rachel follows all her niece’s steps and is lead to a cabin where the girl spent her time with her friends, friends whom all died in the same disturbing way.
The Cursed Tape
At the cabin, Rachel finds the tape her niece and friends watched and presumably lead to their death. After watching it herself, she receives a call from an eerie voice informing her that she would die in seven days and starts experiencing nosebleeds, nightmares and paranormal events.
Startled about her own fate and by the fact that her young son, Aiden watched the tape too, Rachel starts digging into the past and tries to discover the origins of the cursed tape.
Samara, the Girl Who Never Sleeps
Following the clues from the tape, Rachel reveals the sad destiny of Samara Morgan (Daveigh Chase), an adopted child who never sleeps and who is also the ghost killing everyone watching the tape.
The girl was supposed to bring happiness to her new parents, but her mental powers that burn horrific images into people’s minds oblige her parents to lock her in a mental hospital, from which she gets out only to get murdered.
How does Samara die? Does Rachel manage to put an end to the curse and bring Samara’s soul to peace? Watch “The Ring” and you’ll find out! And we promise it’s not cursed!
Fighting the cons
Despite the plot holes and the missing part 3 we all have been longing for, The Ring is a fans’ favorite and one of the memorable 00’s movies. The haunting sense of atmosphere and the story deliver a horror movie which does not rely on jump scares to gain fans.
1st: The Shining (1980)
The Shining is a cult classic horror movie adaptation of Stephen King’s novel with the same name directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Jack Nicholson.
Action centers on Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) who takes the job of caretaker of the Overlook Hotel during winter, hoping to use the resort’s seclusion for his writing and to get closer to his wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and son Danny (Danny Lloyd).
The Overlook Hotel
If there is one thing Jack is informed about since the very beginning is that the previous caretaker became mad and killed his family and himself and, despite Danny’s nightmares and premonitions, the family moves in.
Soon, as Jack’s writing does not evolve, the phone lines become unusable and he starts having nightmares.
Things become worse when in the empty hotel Jack encounters ghosts attending a ball and serving him drinks at the bar. The ghost bartender suggests Jack to do something about his paranoid wife and son, who has had his own ghostly experiences and visions.
All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy
Wendy eventually finds out that something is wrong with Jack as he wrote nothing but the same phrase over and over again and starts behaving abusive towards her and Danny. A chase begins and Wendy tries to run away from her mad husband and save herself and her child.
Does she succeed? What happens to Jack in the end? The Shining holds all the answers.
Fighting the Cons
The slow pacing and Shelley Duvall’s bad acting can make one turn off the TV, but Stanley Kubrick’s marvelous touch, Nicholson’s and even Lloyd’s outstanding acting and, of course, Stephen King’s outstanding story make this movie the best haunted movie of our list.