Top 10 Horror Movies
The frightfully horrifying movie staring Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance, “The Shining” was the scariest movie of its time, possibly the decade of its release. The film takes place in an isolated hotel where a family decides to vacation for the winter but supernatural forces force Jack into a rage, meanwhile their psychic son sees the terrible tragedies that have taken place in the very hotel they are staying in.
“The Exorcist” was originally filmed in 1973 but there have been a couple remakes, the first one is by far the best overall. The movie features a girl who becomes possessed by overwhelming demonic forces that intentionally force her to torture herself. When the mother realizes what is happening she contacts two priests to help her daughter. After the Father Merrin and Father Karras arrive and diagnose the situation they determine that a dreaded exorcism is necessary.
Shaun of the Dead
“Shaun of the Dead”, staring Simon Pegg is a classic zombie horror movie with a bit of comedy thrown in. Shaun has the worst day he could possibly have, so when he decides to turn his life around it inevitably gets much worse. When he wakes up the next morning he finds that the majority of the citizens are zombies. With Shaun’s new found hope and motivation he attempts to reconcile his relationship with his mother and win is girl friend back all while battling a horde of living dead.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
The 1978 horror film, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” is a film that depicts an ingenious tactic for taking over earth. The aliens replace actual people with clones that are void and incapable of emotion. The movie starts out with a few people complaining that their family members have been acting odd, but after Matthew Bennell sees an attempted body snatch he convinces his friends that they must flee their homes to get away from the clones.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
There have been a few different remakes of the classic horror/thriller film, “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” in which the plot changes with occasional variation but the main point of the movie stays the same, where just about everyone dies. The movie tells the tale of 5 friends on their way to a concert when they pick up a hitchhiker who is so traumatized she shoots herself in the head shortly after. The group of friends feel they need to report the suicide but when they travel into town to seek help they are stalked by psychopath that feeds what he kills to his family because of their poverty.
“Psycho” was filmed in the 1960′s but has been remade several times, the suspenseful thriller is about a women who steals 40,000 dollars from a client in order to better her life and live with her new lover. Unfortunately on her way out of town she stops a motel where a young man is slightly deranged and has been under the thumb of his mother far too long. Because of the mothers overwhelming hold on the man, he is mentally forced into terrorizing the new tenant.
The Brood (1979)
A rather old movie but terrifying none the less, “The Brood”, filmed in 1979 is about an unusual physiologist who uses theatrical techniques to help his patents. Frank Carveth hires Dr. Hal Raglan to treat his wife, but when Frank sees his daughter covered in bruises he tries to keep the mother away from Candice. The crazed doctor attempts to get in the way of Franks goals for his wife and at the same time Frank’s parents are attacked by freakish looking children that savagely murder his family. Because of the unlikely timing of his parents attack he suspects the doctor has something to do with it.
A new family moves into a home that was once the place of a tragic and brutal murder. After just a few days at the house the learn of its past but try to keep that in the back of their minds. Its only until George starts acting violently and their daughter starts seeing figures, do they accept the possibility of ghosts or demons in their house. The family experiences 28 days of pure terror before they cry for mercy and leave their forsaken home.
Dawn of the Dead
There have been many movies based on zombies but few are equal to the famous “Dawn of the Dead”, each remake just revitalizes the films terror and suspenseful nature. The original was filmed in 1978 and the most famous remake, the only one worth mentioning, was released in 2004 as a major box office hit. The movie focus’s on a group of people that stay together and try to survive the zombie apocalypse that has torn through the nation. They take refuge in a mall only to be taken captive by mall security bent on strict security and survival. After their differences are settled the survivors and security armor up a few shuttle buses and make a suicidal attempt to boards Steve’s boat on the docks in order to escape the living dead.
30 Days of Night
“30 Days of Night” staring Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, and Ben Foster is a clever vampire tale. It focus’s on a small Alaskan town that is being sieged by vampires, after they are cut off from the outside world because of the blizzard seasons and the 30 days of night they are forced to endure. After the cell phones have been stolen and burned, the telephone lines cut, and the internet taken offline, the vampires begin to raid the town feeding on the local populous. After the town has only a few remaining survivors left the vampires pierce the oil pipe line and burn the town to the ground so their is no evidence, only an accident.
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