Hey there! This week I am going to chat you through my favorite horror films. Horror is my favorite genre of film. I love the special effects and all of the thought process that goes into the making of them. I am also intrigued by the people who write these films. I own a lot of various horror films in the various horror film genres, so I have a pretty good mixture of various film. Also, if you are worried about spoilers, I tried the best that I could to not include any. I apologize if there are any big ones!
Night of the Living Dead(1968)
The first time I saw this film was in high school when I was taking a Film Study class. I was not really into older films, and also not horror films as much. This film got me interested in all of the different horror films that existed. This is the first ever zombie film, and they don’t even mention the word zombie throughout the entire thing. I also love the racial topics they get into with this film, and also how it really isn’t a happy ending for the main characters. Sure, it is old, and also in black and white, but I still appreciate the artistry in it. There a fair amount of zombie movies out, and I really only enjoy this one.
My Bloody Valentine(1981)
This movie is both comical, but also has some really great special effects, and some moments of great acting. I know there is a remake of this one with Jensen Ackles, but I really am an original kind of person. A lot of the actors are Canadian, which I can also appreciate, and the concept of the film is very silly. The last scene in this movie is actually very creepy, in my opinion. Just how they decided to end it, really got to me, and is a very well directed scene. Overall, I enjoy watching this movie, even if people think the remake is better.
This is one of those franchises that I enjoy, but also make me laugh at the same time. I enjoy the concept of these films, being that death marks you even when you survive and accident that was supposed to cause your death. I just think some of the later executions of death coming after them are a bit silly. All of it is based on random chance, that you happen to be in a certain place, at a certain time for the death to occur. I think one of my favorite deaths from the whole series is when the girls get stuck in the tanning beds in Final Destination 3. It is pure karma, and I love how it is executed. These films are definitely worth watching, but they did not scare me.
This is definitely where the list starts getting scarier. This is a great example of Stanley Kubrik’s work, and also the work of Stephen King. This film really gets you sucked in to the story line, and it takes a major turn on you right at the end, that people still do not understand to this day. I love the insane concept of this film, and how much isolation can really make a person show their true self. There are some crazy scenes in this movie too, and it just shows how great of a director Kubrik is.
I was not so sure about this movie when I first watched it. It seemed like another silly boogie man kind of movie, and I am really not into those as much because of how predictable they are. This one has a totally different take on the boogie man, and it makes it seem more real to the lives of the people it is affecting. I feel like this is also going into metaphorical stand points, saying that the “boogie man” is actually the woman and son dealing with their issues, but in a physical form. I love you never truly see the monster, but it is still scary to think that it is creeping around every corner and watching your every move. If you have not seen this, because you thought it was not worth it, trust me, it is.
I have really been digging James Wan films lately, and this probably one of my favorites that he has done. He also was the director behind The Conjuring, which many people really enjoyed. It gives a whole new meaning to hauntings in people’s lives, and why some people may be followed by spirits. I also love that the big reveal was about a concept, I had never even heard of. There are some great jump scares in this film that really get to me, and I get scared by them every time I watch it. There is also great use of music in this one as well. An all around great film. I have seen 2, and I do not like it as much as the original, and I have not yet seen 3, so I will have to go find it.
This is a franchise that really went overboard, and I honestly can’t believe they are making another movie. However, these films were great for a while. These are why I got really into horror films. Thinking about how crazy someone has to be to think up some of the traps in this movie is insane. I can’t believe there are sane people out there that can think this way. The special effects in this movie are insanely good, and I loved the major concept of this movie for the first 3 or 4 films. Now, to me anyway, they have just gotten old and overdone. I just feel as though they want to make more money off of this franchise, and can only do that by making more of the same thing. This first few are good, but after that, I am over it.
This is one that really creeps me out by the end of it, and I am really not too certain why. It just has some concepts in it that other films do not really have. I really feel as though this movie captures the creep factor very well, and you are never too sure what is really going on. The fact that you get to watch how the other people died in the house is just insane. You get so sucked in and convinced that it is actually going on, that it gives you the creeps. I am in love with this film and how it ends, but every time I watch it, I want to curl up under the covers for a while.
The Cabin In The Woods(2012)
I am in love with this film. This is one of those films where it is crazy how things are happening, and you are not too sure of what is really going on until you get to the end. I love Joss Whedon, and the work he has done in other areas, and this film proves to me that I love him that much more. This film is just insane. You have to watch it if you have not already. It really changes the perspective of how you see a horror film, and I really like that it pokes fun at the genre a little bit. Highly recommended film.
This film is the most classic horror film, and will always be on the top of my list. Again, it is a film in black and white, but I love everything about it. The music is amazing, the effects(for the time) are great, and the story itself is intense. They have come out with a show called Bates Motel, which is the prequel to this film, and that is also amazing. I just love this film, and will always watch it, and show everyone I know it. The ending of this creeps me out more than anything else throughout the movie. The acting is crazy good, and Alfred Hitchcock is a genius for making this film. This is a must watch, even if you don’t like horror films. You gotta check it out.
Those are my top 10 horror films that I absolutely love! I tried not to give anyway any spoilers, and I hope I did a good enough job, while still being descriptive enough. Also, it is odd that I posted this on a Monday, but my weekend was so busy, that I did not have time to write up this blog post! I hope you still enjoyed it anyway. Let me know which one of these films you have seen, and also if there are any that I should watch, based on this list. I hope you all have a great week, and I hope to see you here on Sunday, when I have another post!