Best Horror Movies
The best horror movies have the ability to tap into our greatest fears and provide us with material for our nightmares for years to come. The best movies in the genre are those that create scenes that burn into the viewers memory leaving a lasting impact. They stand out because they are the best of what horror movies can be. Presented here are the top five best horror movies of all time.
- "Halloween." Not the terrible Rob Zombie re-make, but the original '70s classic. Two things make this one of the best horror movies (aside from is basic just plain awesomeness). For one thing the original film was released in 1978 but it does not present the image of a '70s movie. The film is so well done that it's timeless, and the scares are just as good today. Furthermore, Halloween is one of the biggest successes in independent film making reaching great success with an unknown cast and director and a very small budget.
- "Nightmare On Elm Street." Horror icon like none other, Freddy Krueger clawed his way into American pop culture in 1984 with arguably one of the most creative and imaginative horror film of all time. The Freddy character became so popular that it lead to TV appearances, product tie-ins, awful sequels, and even a remake. The longevity of the the franchise is an impressive feat that few can equal. The strong success of the Freddy character makes this one of the best horror movies ever.
- "Night of The Living Dead." Often riding high on lists of best horror movies, "Night of the Living Dead" is a classic that won't die. Much like the original Halloween, this one was a hugely successful low budget, independent film. Shot in a simple black and white basic 35 mm film style on a $114,000 budget, over 40-years later the film still manages to terrify its viewers.
- "House on Haunted Hill." This one might not make most people's lists, but it must be mentioned. A list of the best horror films has to include some of Vincent Price's work. Anything with Vincent Price is a classic to the horror movie buff, but it's the strangely scary scene with the creepy housekeeper that stands out as one of the best horror movie scenes of all time and places it in this top five.
- "Psycho." And of course, what list of best horror movies would be complete without Alfred Hitchcock's classic, "Psycho?" This is another one that has been remade and re-imagined by film-makers trying to recapture the magic of the first film. No one has succeeded in making anything close to the original Psycho, because it was a one and only true classic.