Top 5 must-see Halloween movies

Immerse yourself this Halloween with one or all of my top 5 films!

1. Stephen King’s IT (1990)
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The number one spot has to go to Stephen King’s IT (1990) TV series which was put together as a movie. It’s one of the scariest original horror films out there and if you say it ain’t scary, you’re lying to yourself. Tim Curry’s acting cannot be topped, he is the original IT, although the actor in the new movie made a good effort. There are a lot of funny scenes in the original which I like to think are deliberate due to the fact that Pennywise is after all a clown. Even with the humour however, other scenes are terrifying.
If you’re looking for a scare this Halloween you won’t be disappointed with IT. This film is so good that it’s terrible ending doesn’t even ruin it!

2. Insidious
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I find that horror films these days just aren’t as scary as the old school ones but I have to take my hat off to Insidious. In my opinion, it is one of the scariest horror movies of this generation. It’s filled with jump scares throughout and not the corny sort either. What makes it so good is that even though it includes ‘possession’ which so many other horrors have, it does it in it’s own unique way that makes it incomparable to other films of its genre. With so many terrifying characters, you’ll have plenty to be afraid of.

3. Insidious 2
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It’s not often that you’ll find a sequal to a film that’s as good (or as scary in this case) as the first, but Insidious 2 is just that. It’s even rarer to find a sequel that beats the first but I have heard some people say they think number 2 is scarier than the first, I personally can’t decide.
The storyline to the first film is continued in the sequel rather than being a completely separate story of it’s own which I think adds to the fright, because you just know it’s going to be terrifying. The storylines themselves in both films are captivating, and a must see this Halloween.

4. The Skeleton Key
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5. Frankenweenie
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The final film on my list is one for kids (and the adults), Frankenweenie, it is one of the best animation horrors I’ve seen and it’s a great movie to watch to get you in the mood for Halloween. It is portrayed in typical Tim Burton fashion, leaving you captivated throughout. The entire movie is also in black and white which gives it an old school feel that somehow makes it that much spookier. You won’t find another animation like it!

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Rome in 3 days

Last week I spent three amazing days in Rome. If I could have had a couple of extra days however, I would have, to spread out the sightseeing as covering them all in pretty much 48 hours was exhausting.

I say 48 hours because the first day we didn’t do a lot of sightseeing we mainly just walked around Rome. That’s an experience in itself. I noticed everyone seems to smoke there and your lucky to get a seat on a bus. There are also striking statues dotted around such as that of Pope John Paul II, so your eyes are always busy even just walking around the romantic city.

For a matter of two days we did an impressive amount which included the Colosseum, Spanish Steps, the Vatican, St. Peters Basilica, the Pantheon, the Garden Of Villa Borghese and my favourite the Trevi Fountain (at night). We also managed to eat some incredible pizza which has now made me not want to eat pizza in England anymore because it was just so good and some delicious gelato which had somewhat of the same effect.

I’d say that overall three days in Rome is not enough but if you don’t have a choice for whatever reason that may be, don’t fret, you’ll definitely be able to see a lot and you can use this blog post as proof and motivation. Just make sure that you wake up early, that you’re well rested and to drink plenty of water because Rome is one of the most tiring cities I’ve visited not just because of our time constraint but because of all the walking!

To see some of my photographs from Rome please click here: https://mehrnazkarimi.wordpress.com/photography/