Friday, October 29, 2010

10 Best Horror Movies Ever!

Other then books, I love movies. In celebration of Halloween, I give you my ten favorite horror movies.
10. It (1990)
A group of adults take a blast from the past. They remember when they were nerds in school, hanging out, victim of bullies. But nothing out of the question compares with one big bully of Evil unspeakable. the bully is a monster in a clowns suit. He is deadly, can be any were anyone, at any time. with supernatural powers. They call him "IT".
All that I have to say, is that I will never like clowns again...
9. Poltergeist (1982)
While living an an average family house in a pleasant neighborhood, the youngest daughter of the Freeling family, Carol Anne, seems to be connecting with the supernatural through a dead channel on the television. It is not for long when the mysterious beings enter the house's walls. At first seeming like harmless ghosts, they play tricks and amuse the family, but they take a nasty turn- they horrify the family to death with angry trees and murderous dolls, and finally abduct Carol Anne into her bedroom closet, which seems like the entrance to the other side
This movie just creeps me out. Carol Anne's talking to static and her prolmation that "They're here" is frightening. The plot is interesting and keeps you engaged and excited the whole time. This haunting also is well paced and the action keeps on intensifying. Spielberg create a masterpiece. Also, with the proper actor, I feel that this movie would have fell to pieces.
8. The Omen (1976)
Robert and Katherine Thorn seem to have it all. He is the US Ambassador to Italy and they want for nothing in their lives, except one thing: they do not have children. When Katharine has a stillborn child, Robert is approached by a priest at the hospital who suggest that he take a healthy newborn whose mother has just died in childbirth. Without telling his wife he agrees to to so but after relocating to London, strange events - and the ominous warnings of a priest - lead him to believe that the child he took from that Italian hospital is evil incarnate.
Gregory Peck is amazing in this movie as Robert Thorn. He is what makes this movie so frightening. He finds out that his son isn't as innocent as he seems. Through several things that happen off screen, a mistique is created and makes this movie so hauntingly beautiful and scary.
7. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Chaos descends upon the world as the brains of the recently deceased become inexplicably reanimated, causing the dead to rise and feed on human flesh. Speculation rests on a radiation-covered NASA satellite returning from Venus, but it only remains a speculation. Anyone who dies during the crisis of causes unrelated to brain trauma will return as a flesh-eating zombie, including anyone who has been bitten by a zombie. The only way to destroy the zombies is to destroy the brain. As the catastrophe unfolds, a young woman visiting her father's grave takes refuge in a nearby farmhouse, where she is met by a man who protects her and barricades them inside. They both later discover people hiding in the basement, and they each attempt to cope with the situation. Their only hope rests on getting some gasoline from a nearby pump into a truck that is running on empty, but this requires braving the hordes of ravenous walking corpses outside. When they finally put their plans into action, panic and personal tensions only add to the terror as they try to survive.
I love low budget movies that are executed with such skill and percision. This movie is also more dramatic, as black and white, because you can see the vast difference of each movement and action. Instead of blood, this movie uses murder and canbalism to display the horrors that are going on. A great thing about this movie, is that it feels like that you are being told it, instead of actually inside it. It creates enough detactment to enjoy this movie. George A Romero has since become an icon and his movies keep on buliding off of this masterpiece.
6. Alien (1979)
When a mining ship lands on a planet to investigate upon a suspected SOS, the entire crew are unaware of the terror which they would unleash upon their ship. When a alien life-form attach's itself to the face of a crew member, the rest of the team act fast to try and separate the two organisms. Unbeknownst to everyone, this is the start of the terror which would affect every member of the seven person crew.
When I watch this movie, I find myself in constant supense. The Alien is rarely seen and only in quick flashes or shadows. I find the unknown more frightening. The Alien is prue cruelty and finds happiness in killing. Ripley Scott is an amazing director and had a clear vision of the movie. Sigourney Weaver is a fablous actress and her fear just radiated off screen. There is also the fact that this movie create such claustrophic feel as the movie goes on.
5. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse move into an apartment in a building with a bad reputation. They discover that their neighbours are a very friendly elderly couple named Roman and Minnie Castevet, and Guy begins to spend a lot of time with them. Strange things start to happen: a woman Rosemary meets in the washroom dies a mysterious death, Rosemary has strange dreams and hears strange noises and Guy becomes remote and distant. Then Rosemary falls pregnant and begins to suspect that her neighbours have special plans for her child.
I love Rosemary's Baby. It is a pyschological horror that goes to the basis of paranoia. Someone else is controling your life and making all of the decisions. Roman Polanski sets the tone of this movie at the very beginning, with the hauntingly strange lullaby that Mia Farrow sings as Rosemary. For the rest of the movie, Rosemary appears haunted and in despair. Can I also say that Minnie Castevet is the worst type of villan ever, she seriously made me scared of nice old people for a while. My favorite scene is actually when Minnie goes to the phone and the camera is based so that you only see her back. Everytime, I find myself, attempting to look over the door frame.
4. Halloween (1978)
On Halloween 1963, the small town of Haddonfield is shocked when six-year-old Michael Myers returns from trick-or-treating and for some unknown reason stabs his older sister to death with a big kitchen knife and is found by his parents staring into space with the bloody knife in his hand. Sent to a mental institution, Michael spends the next 15 years just sitting, still staring into space despite the best efforts of his Doctor, Dr. Samuel Loomis. Now, on October 30th 1978, something triggers Michael off and during a storm manages to steal a car from Dr. Loomis and Nurse Marion (who was coming to take Michael to a court to keep him locked up) and goes back to Haddonfield where he steals a white mask. There, Laurie Stode, Micheal's younger sister, finds that Michael is stalking her during the day (at school, at her home etc - but she doesn't know who he is.) As Dr. Loomis arrives and with the Sheriff frantically looks for Michael he doesn't know that Laurie is baby-sitting Lindsey and Tommy and that Laurie's friends Annie, Lynda and Bob are disappearing one by one...
Halloween is the first teen slasher, but unlike today's horror movies, it doesn't rely on gore, but the idea of someone watching you and deciding to kill you. For days after seeing this movie, I still feel that someone is right behind me. That is the defintion of horror. Instead of blood, John Carpenter used lighting and sound to capture the horror of Micheal Myers. The suspense of this movie keeps you going and guessing what will happen next as you hear the iconic song for Halloween, you know what is next. A hocky mask and a butcher knife never appeared to be so scary until now...
3. Pyscho (1960)
In a spur of the moment decision, Marion Crane decides to leave Phoenix with the $40,000 her boss entrusted to her to deposit at the bank. She's headed to her boyfriend Sam in Fairvale, California and the money will finally let them start their life together. After having spent a night in her car, she can't quite make all the way and spends her second night at the Bates Motel. There she meets Norman Bates, a shy and withdrawn young man who seems to be dominated by his mother. They chat for a while and as a result she decides to go back to Pheonix and return the money. She's still going to spend the night at the motel and decides to have a shower before going to bed. A week later Marion's sister arrives at Sam's store in Fairvale to tell him Marion has disappeared. Together with a private detective, Milton Arbogast, they begin searching the area and eventually come across the Bates Motel.
I am a total Hitchcock fangirl. He is my favorite director of all time. The shower scene is what makes Pyscho so intense. You never actually see a cut or Marion Crane actually dead, instead a tangle of a shower curtain and Norman Bates' obsession with his mother, or as he says, "A boy's best friend is his mother." Norman isn't a simple villian, there is so much depth to his character, which inhances the excitement. Also, how often do you see a heroine dead halfway in a movie. Hitchcock was also forced to shot in black and white, because Paramount Pictures was worried about it being too graphic. The score is brillant and helps bring suspence... I also, will never be able to stay in a hotel by myself.
2. The Shining (1980)
Jack Torrance becomes the caretaker of the Overlook Hotel up in the secluded mountains of Colorado. Jack, being a family man, takes his wife and son to the hotel to keep him company throughout the long and isolated nights. During their stay strange things occur when Jack's son Danny sees gruesome images powered by a force called "The Shining" and Jack is heavily affected by this. Along with writer's block and the demons of the hotel haunting him Jack has a complete mental breakdown and the situation takes a sinister turn for the worse.
The first time that I saw The Shining, I was haunted by a lot of the imagery. The two twin girls. The elevator and the wave of blood down. The maze. Room 237. Most of all, the axe going through the door, with the infamous line, "Heeere's Johnny!" I know this movie, but at some point each time, I will get scared.
1. The Exorcist (1973)
A movie actress taking up temporary residence in Washington D.C. has her troubles. The script for the movie she's filming seems inadequate. Her ex, who is also the father of her adolescent daughter, Regan, neglects to call the girl on her birthday. And the attic has rats. Meanwhile, Father Karras, a priest and a psychiatrist, is losing his faith; and he's dealing with a sick mother who needs medical care he hasn't the money to provide. Another priest, the old and ailing Father Merrin, has just returned from Iraq with forebodings of evil. These three persons meet when the sweet and cheerful Regan turns foul-mouthed and violent. But her sickness is beyond the reach of a medical doctor or a psychiatrist. What Regan needs is an exorcist.
You don't have to religious for this movie to be scary. It just is. You watch the transformation of Regan from an innocent girl to this evil being that has no though of anyone. This movie is extremely disturbing and scary. Also, I will never eat pea soup...


  1. Yay! I've seen all but 3 of these- they're now on my list though. I love moves too, especially a great horror move. And I also like the older movies, they're more about suspense than gore like today's movies.

  2. Oh yeah you nailed these! I also have some to add to your pile. Drop by my blog to see my review of Let the Right One In (US version Let Me In) and some others. Thanks for adding to my fright fest list.

  3. Yes, all great films! I like Leprechaun 3. I laugh my butt off the whole way through.

  4. Thanks for sharing the horror movies collection,My favorite genre of entertainment.Especially like the older classics horror movies out of the '30s to '50s.

  5. The shining is my favourite, Jacks performance is fantastic, watching it today the fashions are almost back in fashion.


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