It’s Halloween, and to celebrate the holiday, I would like to share my favorite horror flicks of all time!
10. Salem’s Lot
This is where all the vampire movies stemmed from, I’m pretty sure. Don’t get me wrong. The original black and white “Dracula” movie was pretty awesome, but adding color and a plot really helped get the vampire movie motif moving.
9. Nightmare on Elm Street
So many sequels….but still so scary.
8. Friday the 13th
What can I say? It’s a classic. But only the original. The sequels and the constant machete scenes kind of “killed” it. (lol)
The music still creeps me out.
I had nightmares for months after watching this.
In my opinion, Stephen King is one of the best story tellers of all time. And while his stories may not always adapt well to the big screen, I’d say they do pretty well (Think It, Cujo, The Silver Bullet, Thinner, The Dark Tower and countless others.) For those who don’t know, “Carrie” was Stephen’s first book made into a movie. I didn’t get to see it when it came out at the Iowa Theater downtown. (It was rated R, no one under 17 allowed and they carded everyone!) And I can see why. The prom scene was one of the best horror scenes of all-time. It’s right up there with the Poseidon Adventure’s New Year’s Eve scene, when the ship turned over. Scary stuff…
4. Child’s Play
An evil doll that comes to life and kills people who get in his way? What could be scarier? Bride of Chuckie was pretty good, too.
More evil dolls come to life ….
2. Dolly Dearest
Beginning to see a pattern? I wonder if other people have nightmares about their dolls or toys coming alive ….
1. American Gothic
Rod Steiger and Yvonne DeCarlo at their scary best! I think what was so scary about this movie was that I had some neighbors just like them.
And there you have it; just a few of my favorite horror films, and certainly ones that made an impression on me.
Have a frightful Halloween!