I love scary movies. Horror films have been my favourite genre for a very long time now because a lot of the older ones offer new and exciting perspectives on fear. During the 1930s, in Hollywood especially, there was a large increase in the amount of horror films being created, and then there was again almost twenty or so years later, and after that the world got Alfred Hitchcock's films as well. In the 70s there was a resurgence with films like The Exorcist and The Omen pushing the boundaries on horror film. Then there was the likes of Cronenberg's The Fly and psychologically challenging horror films like The Silence of the Lambs. In this list, I'm going to cover one hundred horror films that I love. They are in no particular order, but I will be discussing some memorable experiences that I have had watching some of them. You may also see that I am a Conjuring Universe Super-Fan...
Pass by Over Farm in Gloucester, UK on a regular day, and you might just come across a few farmyard animals and a couple of pick-your-own patches. Oh, and the finest handmade pasties in the world, of course.
Sometimes Halloween can make you go bankrupt. All those costumes, decorations, and the party madness are very costly. That’s why the following 10 steps are important if you don’t want to hate yourself till the next big party, because of spending too much. Here’s how to celebrate Halloween in college on a budget:
September hit and now all of the leaves are turning into their colors of orange, gold, red, and yellow. This means that Halloween is just around the corner. The easiest costumes to make are usually with makeup. Simple costumes are usually the cheaper and faster option for Halloween. So, here is a list of easy DIY Halloween costumes.
According to Starbucks, it’s officially Pumpkin Spice Latte season, so you know what that means: It’s time to spend the next two months injecting that mildly spiced sugary syrup and espresso into your veins so that you can spend your fall nights crafting the perfect sexy Halloween costume.
Jordan Peele shocked audiences in 2017 with his Academy Award-winning horror masterpiece Get Out. The film launched his career into the stratosphere. Then he quickly silenced all the haters and naysayers when he avoided the dreaded sophomore slump with yet another fantastic tale of terror. The man created a two-hour scare-fest out of the idea that we are our own worst nightmare. Us starred Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke who took their kids on vacation only to be attacked by doppelgängers of themselves. Watching the trauma-inducing story was scary enough, but for those that actually do want to live the experience, well, be careful what you wish for, because Universal Studios has answered your prayers. Us is making its way to Halloween Horror Nights for another attempt at a sadistic Hands Across America endeavor.
A part of me always gets excited when a favorite franchise of mine, be it horror or otherwise, is coming back in some way. Even if it's a reboot. Whether I end up watching it or not is another story. It's no secret that slasher franchises never die in way or another.
Just you when thought things couldn’t get any scarier. Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the "Top 10 Dark Theories About the Halloween Movie Franchise That Will Haunt Your Dreams."
Horror has had a rather surprising but respectable return to the highs of the box office in recent years, both commercially and critically. 2017’s Get Out was met with universal acclaim, winning Best Original Screenplay at the 2018 Oscars for its smart, thought-provoking and thrilling debut direction from Jordan Peele; whilst 2018’s A Quiet Place stunned audiences with an overwhelming atmosphere of suspense through its original story of an oh-so-quiet supernatural horror flick. Even the stories of The Conjuring and Annabelle have genuine moments of exquisite horrifying moments—exciting enough to keep audiences coming back, and scary enough for production company Blumhouse to create an interwoven universe between the two franchises (Annabelle 3 and The Conjuring 3 are both set for a 2019/2020 release). With multiple horror triumphs under Blumhouse’s belt that keep smashing the box-office (including Sinister, The Purge, Insidious), Blumhouse took another stab in the dark in October, with the release of Halloween—a direct continual sequel to John Carpenter’s original slasher way back in 1978. With the film’s honour to Carpenter’s original cinematic vision and the return of Michael Myers scarier than he’s ever been before, the film has become the highest grossing slasher film of all time, raking in a whopping $126 million from its $10 million budget since the worldwide release on October 19th. With audiences and critics alike praising the film for its return to form for the tired franchise of Halloween, surely this means the movies of the slasher genre are well and truly back from the dead?
This is a Halloween story ... a true story that took place on Halloween night. None of us were ever able to explain what happened that night. I can only assume that it was karma.
Alright, we all know someone who takes Halloween way too seriously—always planning for the next year as soon as all the candy’s gone, getting way too into the costumes, and never taking no for an answer to friends who don’t want to participate. Well, buckle up and hold onto your witch broom, because I’m one of them.