Horror Movie Recommendations for Halloween
Horror Movies... My Favorite
I've always loved horror movies. They're my favorite genre of movies because of the feeling they give me...the shocking fright...brilliant blood and gory scenes... screams...
Not many horrors can scare me into sleeping with the lights on but to those that do, I tip my hat. This hub is a guide to some of my favorite horror movies.
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Recipe For A Horror Movie
So what are horror movies made of. Some of them are funny while some are straight up scary, gory and frightnening. But there is always something in them to give you that bone chilling feeling.
Here are my favorite horrors... the scary ones...
The Lost Boys
A Return To Salem's Lot
Vampires, those creatures of the night... you know, pale guy with the sunglasses who sleeps all day in a box or hanging upside down..
- The Lost Boys (1988)
Keifer Sutherland is the bad boy vampire in this 1988 vampire movie which also stars Jason Gedric. Its a vampire classic and I just love the children singing "Thou shall not kill..."
- A Return To Salem's Lot (1987)
Not that great a movie but it scared me. A man takes a vacation with his son in a town full of vampires. Stephen King wrote it.
- Dracula's Widow (1989)
I only saw this once and saw it on a black and white tv but it scared the hell out of me... I think I was 13 and I had to sleep with the lights on for the first time. If you really need a scare then challenge this movie.
No they don't wear white sheets over their heads and those guys and the dog in the Mystery Machine couldn't handle these supernatural beings... Who you gonna call? Better call someone to watch these with you...
- The Ring (2002)
This movie doesn't need blood to scare, no graphic killings - just a really ugly neglected girl who got drowned in a well. This is one of the scariest horrors I've seen in recent times. Not too big on the sequel though.
When a mysterious vhs tape is watched the telephone rings and the voice on the other end says that you will die in 7 days. Now how many of you get scared when you're watching this and your phone rings?
3. Lots of Blood
Whether its dripping off the edge of the villains knife or chainsaw or the victim is bathed in it blood always makes a horror more terrifying... You gotta have blood...lots of it.
- Hostel (2005)
Quentin Tarantino's ultra graphic shocker, this film gets bloodier by the minute. Didn't really scare me that much but it sure is bloody.
Warlock: The Armageddon
4. The Devil
Thats a frightening guy, the devil. I wouldn't want to cross paths with him for nothing from the way he is portrayed in these movies...him and his demons.
- Warlock: The Armageddon (1993)
Satan's son comes to earth on a full moon. The opening of the movie where the pregnant woman goes into a painful labour and the dog is pulled into the gooey mess to birth the Warlock is nasty. The movie scared me when I saw it at a young age...yes I remember running home from the theatre afraid to look back and banging on the door so ma could let me in.
- The Omen (1976)
If you're expecting or just had a newborn then it might be a good idea to not watch this movie. Classic horror that would make you think twice about spanking a miserable child especially if he's comfortable around dogs. The Omen is about a child who is the antichrist. That part where the priest gets the church steeple still gives me goosebumps but I could never watch this movie twice... too scary.
5. Tortured Avengers
Yeah.. something happened a long time ago and they just cant forgive whoever was responsible so everyone gets it...even if you had nothing to do with it.
- Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
Knives on his fingers, burned flesh, a face only a mother could love and deadly wit, Wes Craven's creation, Freddy Kreuger is a child killer who was set on fire by an angry mob but comes back to kill whenever they go to sleep. Freddy is responsible for sleepless nights on Elm Street and in many homes off screen.
- Candyman (1992)
Candyman...Candyman...Candyman..dare to say it five times?
I've never been comfortable around hooks and this movie made me cringe in the dark... yes the lights stayed on while I slept for his one.
Candyman (and its two sequels) depicts in very graphic scenes, a vengeful slave who has his hand sawn off, covered in honey and left to be stung to death by bees. Anyone who says his name 5 times in the mirror will get the hook. Sweet... I mean..ouch!