Watching A Nightmare on Elm Street, as a child, nothing seemed more terrifying. The evil child molesting murderer Freddie Krueger who haunted and killed you within your dreams wanted revenge, revenge on the town of Springwood and those that crucified him. A Nightmare on Elm Street reignited the Horror genre and set in motion one of the coolest and scariest Horror franchises in the last 30 years.
Candyman was one of my earliest memories of a truly scary Horror movie, It had such a dark and sinister tone and the idea of the Candyman was truly terrifying. The Candyman was a murderer with a hook for a hand, he's back seeking revenge on anyone and everyone. Stay away from mirrors and don't ever say his name 3 times. Or he will fuck you up.
Jack Nicholson can be one scary son of a bitch when he wants to me. Remind me to stay away from isolated hotels when he's around! The Shining is an absolute classic that scared the pants off me. A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence turns the father into a violent lunatic. We've all been there.
I have one piece of advice, stay the fuck away from Rosemary and her fucking baby. Just back up and walk away. It's not worth it. Rosemary's Baby is one freaky movie, but it is brilliant. A new couple movie into a new apartment, surrounded by strange neighbours. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant paranoia begins to control her and fear for the safety of her and her unborn child.
I'm not surprised there's so many grown men that are scared of clowns, after watching IT I found myself to be part of the club for a while, then I realised how ridiculous I was being and pulled myself together. Based on Stephen King's IT, they created a mini-series, the story revolves around Pennywise, an evil fucking clown who's a proper dick.
For it's time was one scary Movie. Pinhead frightened me to death. All of the Cenobites did. The story centres around a puzzle. Once opened it unleashes a doorway to hell. The Cenobites love inflicting pain too, they love inflicting sadomasochistic torture. Reminds me of a good Saturday night out.
Michael Myers is one scary dude. No I don't mean the guy from Waynes World. I mean the evil serial killer dude. You know the one, the guy who wears that white mask (which is actually a mould from Captain Kirk's face!). A psychotic child is institutionalized for the murder of his sister. Years later, he escapes and stalks a teenage girl and her friends. Then tries to murder them. Oh dear, I knew something was about to go wrong.
This one flew under my radar for quite sometime, then a few years back I managed to watch it. It was amazing. A truly gripping horror movie. I'm talking about the original not the lackluster remake! A young boy meets and falls in love with a young girl, the girl however, is slightly peculiar.
Do not mess with Jason Voorhees. Stay the hell away from water, lakes and anything else that looks remotely unsafe! This is the original that triggered one of the best in the horror genre, Friday the 13th. At camp crystal lake counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant (I bet you can take a guess and figure out who it is!) while trying to open a summer camp that was the place of a child's drowning many years before.
Saw is one of the most recent horror movies that's actually pretty damn good. The only gripe is that they made some more of the fuckers. They had a brilliant concept with the first one then had to saturate and bleed the franchise dry (as do most). However, Saw is quite the classic. A modern classic. Two men wake up in a morgue of some sort, between them they have to figure out why a serial killer has trapped them in there. A serial killer who goes by the name "Jigsaw".