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10 best horror movies (in my opinion)
This is a list of MY favorite horror movies. Before you read on let me explain that I do not honor the classics simply because they are classic. Old does not always mean good. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, 1974 was one of the worst movies I've ever seen, The Omen, Alen, and Jaws were boring. So with that in mind, here is my list.
# 10 - I Am Legend
Will Smith saving the world again, well here were we go, this movie is going to. Wait, this is actually pretty cool. I've never been a Will Smith fan, but he made this move, he carried 3/4 of it ALONE (well of course there was Sam, the dog) and it was great. The special effects were outstanding, the action scenes were fast paced and graphic. Then you actually started feeling for the character and his plight. Oh, okay, I guess I was the only one that teared up a little at the end.
#9 - Nightmare On Elm Street 1, 3, 4, 5, and New Nightmare
I don't think many of you will disagree with me on this, but I view the Nightmare series as a completed work, I just always skip #2 (Freddy's Revenge, maybe the worst movie ever made), and Freddy's Dead (that 3-D (ha) load of garbage). Other than that I loved all of them, and therefore, they get to share the #9 slot on my list. And don't ask me about the new one, I thought it was terrible. Personally, I just don't think you can replace Robert England as Freddy, he IS Freddy Kruger, period.
#8 - Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Some may argue one the classic versions, but I loved this movie. Fast moving zombies, an impossible situation, and Ving Rhames. How could it get any better? And how creepy is the baby zombie scene? Awesome flick start to finish (Johnny Cash's, When the Man Comes Around, for the opening credits can't hurt either!) Not to mention one of the best endings to any horror movie EVER!
#7 - The Exorcist
I'm sure some of you are asking #7? Really, #7? But let's be honest here, it's a pretty boring movie through the first half, it takes a while to get to anything really good. It's a great story, it's well written, fantastic acting. And who doesn't like a spinning head shooting out split pea soup. But it's a 35 year old move, and we all know any attempts at a re-make have been ridiculous. So scoff if you will, but I stand by my ranking.
#6 - 28 Days Later
Now I'm sure a few of you are going to notice that a couple of movie series are rated together, but not 28 days and 28 weeks. Why is that Matthew. Well I'll tell you. That would be because I felt the same about the first three Saw movies, as I felt about the same about Nightmare On Elm Street 3, 4, and 5. But 28 Weeks, is a far better movie than 28 Days is, therefore it earned it's own slot.
Not to cast too many disparagements against 28 days, because it was still an emotional roller coaster with great character development. One of the best non zombie, zombie movies ever, the first of it's kind and an instant classic.
#5 - Poltergeist
As I'm sure some of you will comment, I'm not a big fan of the classics. I'm from a generation of CGI and multi million dollor movies. But Poltergeist is one of the few that stands the test of time. Spielberg at his best, what else can you say.
#4 - Saw I, II, and III
For those of you who are huge fans of the complete Saw series, I appologize, I loved the first three, loved them. But after Tobin Bell stopped being a pivitol role, the series took a downward spiral. I never connected with the detective as the killer and therefore other than the gore, the story was lost to me. As for the first three of the series, I feel that they are in every horror fan's "Must have" collection.
#3 - In The Mouth Of Madness
If the title wasn't enough to suck you in, this is a great (underapreciated) movie. Has some really intense images along with a storyline that really keeps you wondering. Great character development (in the main charactor at least) and a continued thread of creepyness that holds you down to the edge of your seat (when you're not jumping out of it anyway)
#2 - 28 Weeks Later
If you couldn't tell already, I'm a big fan of the zombie flicks, and 28 Weeks was a great spinoff of the origional. You knew from the beginning that it was going to go bad (it had to didn't it) But you didn't know how bad. And the fact that they followed one infected throughought the movie really made it for me. Great great movie!
The #1 Horror Move of all time
(in my opinion)
For me, this movie had everything. It was creepy as hell in the beginning, and it only got worse as the movie went on. It kept you asking questions, and it never really explained everything. It had just enough gore to keep me coming back for more!