Halloween Horror Heaven

 

To commemorate today being world horror day, or Halloween as it’s become known to rabid consumers in the Western World, I’ve decided to list my all-time favourite horror movies.

 

These are horror movies that absolutely hit my horror g-spot. I’m a huge horror movie fan, but only of a certain type of horror flick – deadly serious horrors where there are no one-liners, no comedy throw-away scenes and surprisingly for a horror fan, no gore (ok, a bit of blood but no gratuitous decaptiations!).

 

 

My favourite type of horror is J / K / H-K horror. I love Asian horror as it’s atmospheric, it tends to be psychological and it’s steeped in a strong cultural identity.

 

So in no particular order: The Eye, Audition, The Rings, The Grudges, Reincarnation, Dark Water and Tale of Two Sisters.

 

Next, I love old-school Polanski, Hitchcock and 60’s & 70’s horror, where it’s more about what you don’t see than what you do see.

 

So again in no particular order: Psycho, The Birds, Repulsion, Rosemary’s Baby, The Tenant, Black Christmas, The Haunting, The Exorcist, The Shining, The Omen, Amityville Horror, Don’t Look Now and Alien.

 

Then coming on to more recent horrors which are atmospheric, clever and terryifying: Blair Witch, REC, Cloverfield, P2, The Orphanage, the first 20 mins of Jeepers Creepers.

 

That’s just me.  I’m sure I’ve missed loads.

 

What does anyone else think?

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~ by female film maker on October 31, 2008.

3 Responses to “Halloween Horror Heaven”

  1. I’m surprised that for atmosphere you don’t list ‘Suspiria’…

  2. Alas, I haven’t seen it but you know what – I will now!!

  3. ohh, you will love it, guaranteed.

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