Top-5 list | 21st-century films that gave you the shivers

Top-5 list | 21st-century films that gave you the shivers

Horror is one of the most popular categories in the genre of movies. Everyone enjoys a good scare. Not all horror movies are scary and not all of them are good movies. Quite a load of a horror films are made every year but only a few manage to come out as impressive ones. Still, a lot of people are into horror movies and they wait for a good one to come out. Let's take a look at some of the best horror movies made in the 21st century.

It Follows (2015)

This horror movie is written and directed by David Robert Mitchell. The film focuses on 19-year-old Jay, whose life is all about school, boys and fun-time at the lake. Things take a turn after her first sexual encounter, she starts to have strange visions after the incident. Gradually, she develops an inescapable feeling that someone/something is following her. The film shows how she and her friends try to escape the one following her. The film raises the fear evoked by unprotected sex and it's negations.

The Cabin In the Woods (2012)

The Cabin In The Woods is an American horror movie. It's the directorial debut of Drew Goddard. The plot goes like this. A group of college students head for their weekend to an isolated cabin in the woods. They reach there to find that the place is quite secluded and there aren't even any means to get in touch with the outer world. One of them accidentally awakens a family of deadly zombies when she reads a book. This happens when they go inside the cellar which has flung open itself. They also find a lot of relics there. The movie is interesting, unpredictable and scary at the same time.

The Blair Witch Project (2000)

The Blair Witch Project is an American horror film written and directed by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez. The story revolves around three film students who travel to Maryland to make a film about a local urban legend- The Blair Witch. The three went into the forest on a hike for a couple of days to find the same and never made their way back. A year later, the video the film is found in the forest. The Blair Witch Project is the compilation of this found footage. When the film was first showed in the Sundance Film Festival, the promotional marketing management team listed the actors as either ''missing'' or ''dead'' to raise the stakes.

The Conjuring (2013)

The Conjuring is an American supernatural film directed by James Wan. The movie stars Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga in the lead roles. In 1971, Carolyn and Roger Perron move into Rhode Island Farmhouse along with their family. Soon, strange things take place around it unleashing nightmarish fear. They seek the help of noted paranormal investigators to solve the case. They discover a whole area pervaded with an evil haunting that is following the Perron family wherever they go. The evil at force is strong and destroys everything that comes in their way. The investigators must use all their psychic powers and spiritual strength to summon the spirits and deal with them. The movie is scary and riveting at the same time.

The Ring (2001)

The Ring is an American horror film directed by Gore Verbinski. Naomi Watts stars in the lead role. The film is a remake of the 1998 Japanese movie of the same name. Naomi Watts plays Rachel Keller, who is investigating a videotape that seems to have killed four teenagers. There goes an urban legend about this tape that whoever has watched this tape would die in seven days. If the legend proves true, Rachel would have to fight her and her son's death in this short-time span. The movie is exceptionally scary and keeps you on your toes throughout its course. The performance of Naomi Watts is commendable.