This week I decided to put together a list of the best horror movies ever made—in my humble opinion, of course. Now I know that there are some avid horror movie lovers out there, but trust me, I am one of you. I do want to say before starting that I am not entertained in the slightest by torture, just not my forte, so if your list of great horror movies include “Saw” and “Hostel,” maybe stop reading now, or if you’re open minded, continue.
I have thought long and hard about this list so all you readers should hit up your local Redbox and take out these splendidly horrifying movies.
First on the list of must-watch horror flicks is a movie that has all that a scary movie should have: blood, gore, a man with knives for hands, and Johnny Depp. That’s right, I’m talking about “Nightmare On Elm Street.” Please do not confuse this brilliant movie with the remake of 2010.
I’m talking about the original, made in 1984, when movies had little to no restrictions and that was the way they liked it. The brilliant Wes Craven creates a world where dreams and reality start intertwining and unfortunately, the especially murderous Freddy Krueger comes to take your life in your dreams. With children chanting a creepy little tune, this movie will be sure to give you the chills, and if not, you can stare at a young Johnny Depp.
The second film I chose is one I just recently watched by myself before going to bed, which is not something I recommend. If you’re not too into movies that deal with hell and evil stuff, this movie isn’t for you, but I just want to remind everyone—it’s just a movie.
It’s called “Insidious,” which means the darkest most heinous evil there is, a proper title for this film. It centers on a family whose son goes into a coma, or so they think. What plays out in the movie is insanely creative and also pretty freaky. It’s one of those films that can scare you in the middle of the day with all of the lights on.
Turns out the little boy has the ability to astral project and goes so far that he ends up trapped in hell, see the movie to find out more!
The last movie is a foreign film, but it was remade in English as well, I haven’t seen the American version but if you aren’t into subtitles, go for it.
Its called “Let The Right One In.” I wont go into too much detail but the protagonist is a 12-year-old boy who meets a friend who just happens to be behind the killing of multiple people by draining their blood. The shots are amazing and the plotline is spooky as heck.
There you have it! My three most recommended horror flicks, just in time for Halloween. I hope some of you actually watch one or two of these but for those of you who aren’t too keen on scary stuff, “Hocus Pocus” and “Corpse Bride” are awesome.
BY ILIA JONES
photo by army.arch at flickr