What are some really good horror movies?

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jl asked:

Horror movies are the best kinds of movies, but lately I’ve seen a handful of really lousy ones. I’m also pretty disappointed with how lots of movies these days are rated PG13 just so they can make more money. Preferably something supernatural as opposed to slasher-ish. :)

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17 Responses to “What are some really good horror movies?”
  1. Mary-Alice Cullen ^Hiss^ Says:

    HOUSE of WAX

    Such an interesting story-line!

  2. yellowcellica Says:

    Try out the original Dawn of the dead
    28 days later
    the ring
    The remake of halloween
    The devils rejects
    House of a 1000 corpses

  3. Sol Says:

    Dawn of the Dead the 70′s version
    Day of the Dead
    Friday the 13th
    Demons (Italian, but dubbed in English)

  4. Twilight Lover! Says:

    I am Legend scared the heck out of me!!!! really scary! if you want it to be extra scary, watch it in the dark on a big screen.

  5. | Jesse | Says:

    chainsaw masacre, mirrors i cant remember the other ones ive seen but still them are pretty good! if you wanna get yourself scared oooohhhhhh one more..its called ummmmmm ( thinks ) damn i forget but this to are awesome anyways!

  6. ℘ëácë. lövë. yáyø Says:

    i saw this japanese movie called reincarnation and OMGGG IT WAS SOOOOOOOO FREAKIN SCARY!! they say that the scariest movies come from japan, and it’s so true. i cant even explain how ridiculously terrifying that movie was.

    it was in japanese and had english subtitles, and i **** subtitles, but i swear this was the one movie that it was soooo worth it.

    i think there’s another one called shutter.
    im telling you if you want scary, JAPANESE MOVIES!!!

  7. Oscar C Says:

    the uninvited OMG

  8. Danielle. Says:

    hostel 1 2,
    deadset! scarred me for life!
    more gruesome than scary.

    evil dead pet cemetry
    haven’t seen them, but got recomended them,
    sorry if their bad :]

  9. Christina Says:

    Hey, check out these horrors, they are pretty awesome..

    Go here, it shows all the movies. (I haven’t seen all though)

  10. patywaka Says:

    House of wax, Texas chainsaw massicre and sawIII

    ps someone email me:

  11. jaybear Says:

    30 days of night
    wolf creek
    the hills have eyes 12
    the descent

  12. twilightdogstar Says:

    The Descent is pretty good – not overly gory (which is great for me as I can’t stand gore) but definitely very creepy and made me jump quite a lot. And it’s slightly more supernatural than slasher.

  13. Saravanan P Says:

    1. Psycho, 1960. Alfred Hitchcock’s shocking masterpiece, starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh, was revolutionary because it switched the emphasis of horror films from the supernatural to the psychological. Bernard Herrmann’s moody score greatly enhances the terror. Perkins reprised his Norman Bates role in three sequels. They were interesting failures.

    2. The Bride of Frankenstein, 1935. Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein monster is the most tragic figure in horror history. In this film, he tries to threaten his maker into creating a mate for him. In some ways, the effeminate Dr. Pretorious functions as a mate for the doctor, and gives the film a clever *** subtext. Better than the 1931 Frankenstein in every way. Gods and Monsters, the biopic about the film’s director, sheds some light on the making of the film. This film was brilliantly parodied in Young Frankenstein.

    3. The Night of the Living Dead, 1968. George Romero’s terrifying zombie film captures the authentic feel of a documentary and it inspired countless inferior imitations, including a terrible 1990 remake. The scene involving a zombie girl dispatching her dad is one of the most horrifying sequences in film history. Followed by the worthwhile Dawn of the Dead and disappointing Day of the Dead. The anniversary edition adds newly shot footage, which dilutes and diminishes the film.

    4-5. Nosferatu the Vampyre, 1979 and Nosferatu, 1922. F. W. Murnau’s silent original makes great use of expressionistic lighting. Max Schreck is the repulsive and most pathetic vamp in film history. Werner Herzog’s eerie remake leaves every other modern vampire film in the dust

    6. Rosemary’s Baby, 1968. Roman Polanski’s dark, funny. tale of
    the birth of a demon child has a clear, pro-feminist message. Stars
    Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes.

    7. The Innocents, 1961. Classy, psychologically complex adaptation of Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw, stars Deborah Kerr and Michael Redgrave.

    8. The Exorcist, 1973. William Friedkin’s horrifying tale of demonic possession of the little girl (Linda Blair) has convincing makeup and terrific special effects. The restored version, released in 2000, adds some terrific scenes but they don’t work in the context of the film.

    9. Freaks, 1932. Early horror-film master Tod Browning gathered a cast of real-life sideshow performers for this creepy film about a group of freaks who get revenge on the evil, attractive characters. Original version was severely cut in the U.S. and banned in Britain.

    10. Jaws, 1975. I had to cover my eyes the first time I saw this well-acted, suspenseful thriller as a kid. Steven Spielberg directed Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss. It won three Oscars, but I liked it anyway
    11. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 1932. Frederic March’s performance as a brilliant doctor and his monstrous alter ego deservedly won an Oscar. The silent John Barrymore version is also worth checking out.

    12. Peeping Tom, 1960. This disturbing and arty horror film
    caused such a scandal that it almost ended the career of its brilliant
    director, Michael Powell.

    13. Frankenstein 1931.James Whale’s classic about a man-made monster is certainly less frightening than when it was first released, but it still works as a superb tragedy. Boris Karloff makes an expressive monster, and the under appreciated Colin Clive is outstanding as the maniacal mad doctor (Who could forget his It’s alive!! rant?) Still it pales in comparison to its sequel Bride of Frankenstein. One of the most horrifying scenes (involving the drowning of a blind girl) was initially cut then restored in 1987.

    14. The Blair Witch Project, 1999. This heavily improvised pseudo-documentary was the most realistic and memorable horror flick of the ’90s. It features a great use of hand held camera and other cinema verite techniques.
    15. Carrie, 1976. Brian De Palma’s stylish Stephen King adaptation includes a classic prom scene, which has been endlessly imitated. It has an early John Travolta appearance, from back when he was still cool. The sequel has some good moments too.

    16. Curse of the Demon, 1958. Jacques Tourneur created this
    riveting, masterfully orchestrated tale of supernatural suspense.

    17. The Bad Seed, 1956. Mom believes that her mom’s murderous tendencies were passed on to her seemingly innocent nine-year-old daughter. Patty McCormick gives one of the most sinister performances in horror history. An important precursor to Psycho.

    18. The Mummy, 1932. Karl Freund’s expressionistic lighting and Boris Karloff’s performance make this the only must-see mummy film. The more adventure oriented 1999 film with the same name seems juvenile and artless in comparison.

    19. Spirits of the Dead, 1969. Three excellent short adaptations of Poe stories by three respected European directors. Federico Fellini’s episode, Toby Dammit is a su

  14. One Love Says:

    Here’s my wonderful list that I’m gonna share with you :)

    The Ring 1 and 2
    The Grudge 1 and 2
    Halloween series
    Friday the 13th series
    An American Haunting
    The Exorcism Of Emily Rose
    The Omen
    The Exorcist
    Silent Hill
    House Of Wax
    What Lies Beneath
    Nightmare On Elm St series
    Joy Ride
    Helter Skelter
    I Am Legend (kinda)
    House Of 1000 Corpses/The Devil’s Rejects
    The Bone Collector
    The Hitcher
    The Strangers
    Pet Sematary
    I Know What You Did Last Summer
    All Resident Evils
    Freddy Vs. Jason
    Stay Alive
    The Others
    Children Of The Corn
    Amityville(spelling?) Horror
    Saw Series
    The Shining
    The Mothman Prophecies
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    28 Days Later
    The Stand
    The Thing
    The Blair Witch Project
    The Sixth Sense
    When A Stranger Calls
    Cry Wolf
    The Hills Have Eyes
    Jeepers Creepers
    Dream Cather
    13 Ghosts
    Wrong Turn
    From Dusk Till Dawn

    I hope this was of some help.

  15. cici Says:

    The eye 2, its like a Chinese version but its got subtitles, i already watched it twice, this is a weird story by the way and it leaves you thinking about it, its got a lot of suspense on it u should watch it.

  16. celticriver74 Says:

    zombie diaries
    dead space-downfall
    john carpenter’s the thing

  17. jj_700 Says:

    Yotsuya Ghost Story

    Not a type you want to jump with loud music. I think it’s the forerunner of modern Japanese horror movies. It has been remade many times so far, and I saw the 50s or the 60s version.
    (The article in and after the second paragraph may contain spoilers.)

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