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Five best horror shows streaming on Netflix

From demonic possessions and cursed houses to haunted hotels and killer clowns, here are the best horror shows on Netflix to watch right now.

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The Hunting of Hill House

The hunting of hill house is an atmospheric movie, with a nearly consistent undertone of dread, peppered with just the right amount of jump scares to spice things and is much more than a ghost story.

The movie is one of the cinematic masterpiece of the small screen and one of the best Netflix original shows.

The series introduces us to the members of the Crain family, who move into the aging Massachusetts estate in the early 1990s with the intention of fixing it up and flipping it. But immediately, spirits start appearing and wreaking havoc on the five children, as well as their parents.

More than two decades later, the kids are still reckoning with the effects of residing in that massive, creepy manor.

The Haunting of Hill House is pretty darn good at that, throwing horrifying specters right into the lens, but just as often shoving them to the edges of the frame, forcing us to squint to determine whether we’re seeing some thing or merely hallucinating.

The Haunting of Bly Manor

It's less scary than Hill House, with imagery that doesn't quite match the memorable Bent Neck Lady. It may not be as scary as its predecessor, but with plenty of spooky tricks inside its haunted halls and a strong sense of heart.

In moments, the show proves genuinely unnerving, using its expansive emotional intelligence to ground its horror.

In Bly Manor, the ghosts have unformed faces missing eyes and definition, as if they are the clay-like beginnings of an artist’s rendering. This induces the chill of the uncanny into the visual dimensions of the story, but its explanation also proves fascinating: as time goes on, the memories of ghosts, and by extension their identities, are eroded, which is reflected in their warped visages. The most fascinating ghost is the one Dani carries with her. Bly Manor prefers unease over jump scares (although there are a few of those), and this ghost strikes the right balance

Who killed Sara?

Netflix’s Who Killed Sara? Brings a layered past and present, regrets and questionable choices that bestow each member of a wealthy family. Have been deliberately blurred out, leaving room for viewers to question the true date of her death.

The centerpiece of season 1 is the character Álex, a man who has served jail time for the murder of his sister Sara. However, he has maintained his innocence. The early premises show a boat party with hormonal teenagers; Sara innocently uses the parachute at the back of the boat — little did she know that the rope was tampered with, bringing an almighty fall to her death.

The main selling point of the Netflix series is Álex’s determination; his singular approach to his mission, his linear goal to expose and find out the true murderer, makes it a tantalizing “whodunit” for the audience.

However, the show is with a good mix of action, spy-elements, complex family hierarchy, corruption, and revenge

American Horror Story

It is an anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show circus, a haunted hotel, a possessed farmhouse, a cult, the apocalypse, and a slasher summer camp.

It is one of the best horror and thrilling series including physical and psychological horrors affect.

Each season of series centers on a different storyline, in a different location and time period.

Each season is unique, they all use extreme examples to create social commentary on stereotypes, religion, race, and many more sensitive, but important topics.

The Conjuring

With haunted houses, creepy cellars, possessed dolls, cold and lonely nights, paranormal occurrences and exorcism, concept-wise, The Conjuring is not earth-shatteringly 'different'.

The Conjuring, really, is the haunted-house subgenre at its best. Some believed that the movie is based on a true story.

Much to our satisfaction, filmmaker James Wan's (Saw, Insidious) direction defies the done-to-death horror movie clichés that have so far caused most people to disregard the genre.

There are no cheap thrills, no over-the-top sound effects, no annoying camera angles, overindulgence in gore or visual grossness and no aping horror's cult classic The Exorcist

 

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New island emerges near Balochistan’s Kund Malir beach

A new island have popped up near Sonmiani beach of Balochistan— discovered by the fishermen sailing along the coast on Thursday.

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New island emerges near Balochistan’s Kund Malir beach

The technical advisor on marine fisheries at World Wild Fund (WWF), Muhammad Moazzam Khan said that the new island appeared in west off the coast of Sonmiani near Kund Malir.

“Such phenomena occurs due to geographical changes within the ocean depths,” he said adding that these kind of small islands emerge, remain in place for a while and then diminish back into the waters.

It is pertinent mention here that such Islands had earlier emerged at the same location in 2000 and 2010.

The first known emergence, during November 1945, was concurrent with an earthquake of magnitude 8.0.

The 2nd and 3rd emergences were in March 1999 and November 2010 respectively.

In 2013, an island emerged off Gwadar coast after a powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck Pakistan. However, the island disappeared after some time.

Landsat images of March 1999 and November 2010 emergences indicate appearance of round-shaped island of 4.4 and 5.2 hectare area, followed by erosion and disappearance. The island was composed of mud breccias and circular vents spewing mud slurry and methane gas.

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Pakistan's COVID-19 positivity rate drops to 4.22%

Pakistan is presently experiencing the fourth wave of coronavirus which is said to be deadlier and more contagious than previous three COVID waves.

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Pakistan's COVID-19 positivity rate drops to 4.22%

Islamabad: Pakistan's coronavirus positivity ratio decreased to 4.22% from more than 11% a couple of weeks ago.

Pakistan is presently experiencing the fourth wave of coronavirus which is said to be deadlier and more contagious than previous three COVID waves.

According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 2,167 cases of coronavirus were reported while 40 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 27,246. The daily Covid-19 positivity rate in Pakistan is at 4.22%.

The total number of cases has reached 1,226,008.

As many as 1,135,038 patients have recovered from the disease with 4,840 critical cases.

Punjab             

The number of patients swelled to 422,790 in the province with 12,407 causalities.

Sindh

The number of infections has surged to 450,787 in the province, while the death toll has reached 7,270.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The confirmed cases have surged to 171,388 in the province with 5,412 casualties.

Balochistan

There are 32,769 confirmed cases while 344 patients have died from the infection so far.

AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan

There are 33,787 coronavirus cases in the AJK while the death toll has reached 729. On the other hand, there are 10,245 cases in GB with 182 coronavirus deaths.

Islamabad

There are 104,242 cases in the capital city while 902 people have lost their lives

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COVID-19 kills another 78 as Pakistan continues battle against fourth wave

Islamabad: Pakistan is witnessing daily surge in COVID-19 cases with authorities linking the upswing to the deadly fourth wave. Today country’s positivity rate is on 5.44%.

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As per National Command and Control Center (NCOC), around 2,580 cases of coronavirus were reported while 78 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 26,865.

Pakistan conducted a total of 47,419 tests in the last 24 hours.

As per the NCOC, total confirmed cases are 1,210,082 whereas 5,304 are under critical care.

Punjab            

The number of patients swelled to 415,654 in the province with 12,259 causalities.

Sindh

The number of infections has surged to 446,045 in the province, while the death toll has reached 7,177.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The confirmed cases have surged to 169,040 in the province with 5,290 casualties.

Balochistan

There are 32,618 confirmed cases while 344 patients have died from the infection so far.

AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan

There are 33,432 coronavirus cases in the AJK while the death toll has reached 724. On the other hand, there are 10,168 cases in GB with 182 coronavirus deaths.

Islamabad

There are 103,125 cases in the capital city while 889 people have lost their lives.

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