Published On: Thu, May 9th, 2013

The Top 10 Horror Movies Of All Time “GET GOOSE BUMPS”

10. Stephen Kings IT (1990)

‘IT’ is about a life-form that has the ability to change itself in to its prey’s worst nightmare, the film made one its main protagonists “pennywise the dancing clown” very popular amongst horror fans. A group of children known as ‘The Losers Club’ discover pennywise and vow to kill him.

Stephen King's IT

9. Scream (1996)

Scream has influenced pop culture is so many ways since its release 17 years ago. The Ghostface masks, the voice changer, everything about the film sent audiences mad, so much so that they have made 3 sequels. The film is an out and out slasher flick; it involves a high school where students are being killed off one by one and the students must consider the ‘rules’ of horror films to survive.

 

8. Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Dawn of the Dead is responsible for much of the craze surrounding the zombie niche at the moment. It is a fantastic film about a group of people consisting of two SWAT officers, a traffic reporter and his exec girlfriend who take sanctuary in a shopping mall to get away from the growing epidemic of zombies. There has since been a remake of the movie in 2004.

7. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

This movie now has a bad reputation amongst movie goers mainly because of the shockingly bad remake of it in 2003 as well as another remake sequel in 2006 and a 3D version in 2013. The original film is about a group of friends who are going to visit their grandfather’s house when they happen to come across a chainsaw wielding maniac and his family of cannibalistic freaks.

6. Dracula (1992)

Bram Stoker’s Dracula came to the big screen in 1992 starring Gary Oldman and got fantastic reviews. Everybody knows the story of Dracula, the vampire who comes to England to inflict maximum havoc on the land and seduce a visitor’s fiancée.  A subtitling company would have been useful at times in the movie to help understand Gary Oldman’s accent.

5. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

This movie brought us one of the more legendary horror movie villains in the form of Freddy Krueger. The film is about a killer who haunts the dreams of children that are the descendants of a lynch mob that killed him.

4. Psycho (1960)

Psycho is the classic horror film, everybody knows it even the none horror fans. The film revolves around a secretary that steals $40,000 from her employers clients account and happens to end up with a young hotel owner who has been controlled by his mother for far too long.

3. The Thing (1982)

The Thing is the classic shape shifter film, whilst on an expedition in the Antarctic a group of scientists are confronted by an Alien that can take the shape of the host that it kills. Once again this film has been remade and absolutely slaughtered in 2011.

2. Halloween (1978)

Michael Myers is the villain in Halloween; he is a psychotic murderer who has been locked up in an insane asylum since childhood for murdering his sister but manages to escape. He then stalks and tries to kill and a girl and her friends whilst the doctor responsible for him is running around the place trying to find him. It is a classic slasher movie.

1. The Shining (1980)

“Here’s Johnny!” This film features one of the finest performances by an actor in any horror film, Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance is simply terrific. A family visit an isolated hotel for winter and whilst there the father becomes overtaken by a spiritual presence, he becomes psychotic and tries to kill the family. His son has terrifying premonitions of what is about to happen but can he stop it? Watch the film and find out!

 

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