So, I've been on Fanpop for about a year and 3 months or so now and in that time, I think I have only written maybe 1 or 2 articles so I'm not really familiar with these. But I had been thinking about doing this for awhile in this spot, and since it's 1 am it's the perfect time! I always come up with the best ideas when I'm supposed to be sleeping. So anyway, here is my list of top 10 favorite horror movies. They might include some spoilers, so beware.
A Nightmare on Elm Street
I love this movie SO much! It's so weird because Halloween used to be my favorite horror movie, but upon multiple viewings this movie has made it to my number one horror. The theme music is terrifying & cool at the same time, and the plot aspect that he kills you in your dreams is just really awesome.
I was originally going to use just Saw 1, because it IS my favorite but the fact is that I adore the whole series. I know there are a lot of people in here who don't appreciate the Saw movies and that's fine but I think they're brilliant & I'm a hardcore Saw fan. The first is brilliant, and started it all and eventhough 2-5 (so far) are just bloodbaths, there's still the level of suspense & surprise.
I went into this movie expecting to LOVE it, and when it first started I liked it. As it got more into it, I was annoyed by all but one of the female characters (the lead, Shauna) and wanted to turn it off but I kept it on and it wound up being something I would rave about for many years to come. I love this movie SO SO much, and I love how it all plays out. The blood pool is just so disgustingly awesome, and I love how these women turn into animals themselves to stay alive from these creatures. Awesome creatures btw. And all this coming from someone who typically does not enjoy "creature" horrors.
If nothing else, this movie is here for nostalgia purposes. It was NOT the first horror movie I saw, but it was
the first horror movie that started my ~obsession~. I saw this in the theater when it came out (and 2 and 3 of course), and after that year seeing this movie I became obsessed with the genre. I think this is a great movie overall, but it's on the list because it needs recognition for me being here in this spot, making this list!
What can I say, this is just a classic! I actually don't watch horror movies to get scared, and I don't find too many of them scary but Michael Myers (for reasons unknown) scares the !!!! out of me! I've had nightmares about him. This movie deserves a ranking in this list too for that reason alone.
This is one of those movies that is unheard of. It just came out this year on straight-to-DVD release, and it looked amazing so I had to check it out. It's basically about a guy from grade school who holds a grudge on these 3 women who ~made fun of him~ and now he's seeking revenge on them. There are 3 separate stories on how each of the girls got caught, and the rest of the film is them fighting for their lives. Incredibly interesting, and amazing cinematography. It's a must-see!
This movie being on this list is pretty strange for people who know me well. I'm a slasher fangirl, I like all the gore I can get! But this movie just isn't that. I actually watched this movie every other night to put me to sleep (the movie I watched on the other nights was Murder By Death, which is my favorite ever). I know all the words and everything, and this is just a beautifully acted film and is put together so well. This movie makes me appreciate older, more classic horror from time to time.
This movie terrified me when I was a kid! It's the scariest horror film I've ever seen. It can't be explained, but this movie just goes to certain places that most other films won't. It was a great movie for its time, and it's still great now!
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Yeah yeah, I know. It's a remake! I actually really enjoyed this film an incredible amount. I have seen the original and I don't really like it. This one makes my heart race, in a very good way!! The performances were very good, and though I'm not a FAN of Jessica Biel she did splendid in this role. This movie is so great, I could watch it numerous times!
This isn't a slasher, but it's really suspenseful. I loved this movie, and it made me jump half a dozen times at least! I loved all the suspense build up and the ending was amazing. I don't really want a sequel but I'm sure its inevitable there will be one. This is a great date movie, if only so you can cling onto someone's arm.
So now, I challenge all the rest of you to make your lists and put it in an article! :) I want to see them!