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We have all seen horror movies.
The classics are the classics, of course, but what if you like something new?
We thought we would highlight some of our favourites in the world of horror movies here at The Globe and Mail.
The Nightmare Before Christmas, 1941 The first of many Halloween-themed films to be released, The Nightmare before Christmas, or The Nightmare of Christmas in short, was released in 1941 and the horror genre has never really gone away.
Its the story of a family, including a mother and her son, who have been haunted by the evil spirits of their dead loved ones.
A little girl named Lily, who had lost her mother, and a man named Sam, who was trying to escape from the horrors of hell, have the opportunity to escape the haunting.
As the family wanders the streets, a small group of witches and ghouls attempt to frighten them.
The film has a few references to other horror films of the time, such as the Dracula films.
The Silence of the Lambs, 1995 The movie of the same name, written by Robert Bloch, is an adaptation of a novel by H. P. Lovecraft and starring Tom Cruise.
In this story, a woman is abducted by a man who claims to be a man in order to teach her how to become a woman.
In the end, she discovers she is really a man, with no memories of the events that have taken place, only the knowledge that she is trapped in a body.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, 1992 This is the first film to feature a female protagonist and has been considered one of the greatest horror films ever made.
The Chainsaw has been an inspiration for many horror films, and its a good example of how a woman can play a key role in horror.
A mother, a daughter, and her daughter’s sister are trapped in her house by a killer.
As they struggle to escape, they are pursued by the killer who threatens to kill them all.
The mother and daughter are saved by a woman named Wendy who uses her powers to cut them free.
The Cabin in the Woods, 1975 The Cabin is the story about two brothers, the son and daughter of a farm owner who are sent to a cabin to escape.
As their family tries to make it home, their only hope is to escape through a door hidden in the ground.
In one of our favourite scenes, a couple, a mother (played by Joanne Woodward) and her husband (played, again, by Paul Newman), try to convince their children to get their hands on a razor and shave their legs and face.
They get the message and run away.
The next morning, their house is completely destroyed by a fire, killing both the mother and their daughter.
The fire was started by a pair of bandits.
The Haunting of Hill House, 1976 This classic horror film is often considered the greatest of the early 80s horror films.
The story follows a family of six living in the rural town of Hillhouse, Indiana.
One of the daughters is a single mother who has lost her husband to a mysterious illness.
When she tries to take a shower, her father comes home to find his body hanging from a ceiling fan.
She then tries to find out why he hasn’t been seen since the previous night.
The girl then attempts to break into a bank to steal money, but is chased by a group of armed robbers.
The Babadook, 1994 In this horror film, a group has been terrorising the residents of a small town, and have made a deal with a dead woman to return her body to her.
The woman has been seen dead in the woods, but has not been seen alive since her death.
The group sets up a trap for the woman to come back and retrieve the body, but the woman refuses to come and they end up having to break a window to get the body out of the house.
The Exorcist, 1977 The Exorchids are a group from a small New England town that have been terrorised by demons.
A group of exorcists are sent in to investigate the crime.
In order to investigate, the exorcists have to overcome the demon, a vampire.
The Shining, 1975 This is a horror film that features a young boy and a girl, who is about to turn five.
They decide to go to a haunted house where they will find a man and his young daughter who have mysteriously vanished from their home.
The Evil Dead, 1988 This is another horror classic that features two sisters, who are living in a rural community, when they hear screams coming from the basement.
They hide in a cupboard and try to get a cold shower from a nearby store.
They hear a man scream in pain.
The two sisters decide to try and find the man.
The couple then goes outside and is confronted by a monster, who grabs him