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Horror Movie Suggestions

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I consider myself a horror movie fanatic, so here are some scary movie recommendations guaranteed to chill your bones and make your spine shiver.

Starting strongly with The Autopsy of Jane Doe. When a seemingly ordinary corpse arrives in Tommy and Austin's Mortuary Autopsy Room for examination, they begin to notice some things are not adding up. This is right up your alley if you are looking for a movie that has to do with witchcraft. The movie's cinematography is very well thought out, and it nicely portrays the 2000s era with the camera quality and tools and furniture inside of the Mortuary. There is lots of silence within the movie, drawing suspense. Another way the writers draw tension is by letting the viewer know there is something very wrong with Jane Doe before the characters. The one thing that may turn away viewers is how slow the beginning is. However, the overall work of the movie makes it worth the watch.

This next one would have to be in my top three. The Blair Witch Project grew in popularity rapidly during its opening week; it ranked number two at the box office during its third week. Not to mention the vast amount of awards it received. The director's innovation and creativity make this movie so good, and he made most of the film from a first-person point of view. This film got a lot of backlash because the beginning is rather dull. However, how they engage you at the end makes this movie take the cake for me. You feel like you're beside the character, slowly going insane while running in circles to an inevitable end no one is ready to face.

This is not a horror movie, but everyone loves a good zombie apocalypse movie. I am Legend, starring Will Smith, has to be my favorite zombie movie. It shows the bond between Smith and his dog, and there's nothing more wholesome than a bond between a man and a man's best friend, especially during the end of the world when there's no one else around. It takes you through the ups and downs of surviving. Learning to take the good and the bad together can be applied to real life too. Even during the world's end, Smith finds things to make living worth it.

For the final recommendation, I have to go with a classic. The Silence of the Lambs. It is more of a psychological thriller. It follows the storyline of a young FBI trainee, Clarice Starling, as she dances with the devil, Hannibal Lecter, and plays his game to get to the ultimate goal of finding Buffalo Bill. Hannibal mentally torments Starling, making her reveal personal information about herself in exchange for the whereabouts of Buffalo Bill. The information he makes her give involves the most traumatic moments of her life, and all the hints given about Hannibal are false information. This leads to the name of the movie, Silence of the Lambs. Some people are more predatory. Others are harmless, like lambs.

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