Horror movies and Friday the 13th just go together. And i think a list of favorite horror movies is the most fitting post to make. Now, i didn’t know that today was going to be Friday the 13th, so this list may end up in complete, but i want to get something up. This list isn’t really in a particular order(Except for the first one).
Let the Right one in-This is not only of of my favorite horror movies, this is one of my favorite movies in general. This is one movie that manages to be both sweet and terrifying at the same time. In a twisted way, this is a coming of age story…but with vampires added in.
What i really loved about this movie was how even though its a vampire movie, it still had a gritty, realistic look to it unlike most American made vampire movies. I found this combination of fantasy and reality interesting and refreshing. This is 1 movie that i think was a big influence in making me want to become a filmmaker myself.
My Bloody Valentine– This is imo a extremely underrated horror movie. It manages to maintain a creepy, unsettling mood with very little gore.
Despite having a fav actor of mine in a lead role, i didn’t have very high expectations for this slasher remake. I am glad to say it surpassed my expectations. What surprised me was the mystery element of the movie. Right till the end the movie kept me guessing as to who the killer was, and i think its this element that makes it a cut above most slasher flicks.
If your looking for a good slasher movie i would highly recommend this one.
Saw-Even though i think this franchise has gone on too long, i think in the beginning it had unique and interesting. This is mainly due to the antagonist Jigsaw, who doesn’t go after random teens like most slashers but instead forces people to pay for there wrongs gave it a refreshing feel. I personally feel that it should have ended after the 3rd movie. I felt it was a perfect ending to the series. And also the way it ended i don’t get how there can be anymore sequels.
My Soul to take-This is another one that although uses a familiar horror movie setup, i still really liked. This is mainly because i feel the teens in this movie are far more well written and unique than most horror movie teens(With the exception of 1 character). My favorite character was Penelope. In most movies a character as religious as her would have been written as pushy, judgmental, etc. But through great writing and good acting she comes off as endearing and likable. Speaking of the acting, the lead actor Max Thierot and Emily Meade give particularly notable performances in there respective roles.
The movie also has a great opening. I don’t want to spoil it too much, but for the first couple of minutes i had no idea what this movie was going to be. The ending of the movie is a bit different from most horror movies, but i still liked it.
Orphan-The reason this movie is worth watching, and why i wanted to put this on the list is because of the amazing performance from Isabelle Furhman. Not to put down Farmiga’s and Sarsgard’s performances, but its Isabelle performance that makes this movie imo. Everytime she is on screen, she manages to be so effortlessly creepy its mesmerizing. And considering how young she was when she gave this performance(I think she was 11, but i could be wrong), its even more notable.
There a few other horror movies i’ve enjoyed, but i want to get this posted before today ends and i didn’t have a list of movies planned to talk about. This was kind of done at the last minute 😛
Session 9– This one is rather unknown, but i think it is one of the creepier horror films i’ve seen. If your looking for something creepy without too much gore i recommend this one
If you have any comment on any of these movies, or want to mention a horror you love, tell me.