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Halloween Horror by polkadots33

With Halloween just one more day away it’s time to head to your local movie rental store to pick up some frightful flicks to enjoy while the ghosts and goblins and witches roam the streets in search for sweet treats.

To save you all from having to research your own Halloween horror I have researched and found a list of the top ten best horror movies. It is interesting to note that most of the best ones were made decades ago, before all of the movie technology that film makers have access to today. In addition to this many of the movies have been re-done in recent years but it is the originals that top the lists.

During my internet search I discovered that there were entire websites dedicated to this gruesome and frightening genre of film. One sight by Don Sumner brilliantly named Best-Horror-Movies.Com provides the list of the top 100 best horror movies.  I have cut this down to just the top 10 but if the movie store is sold out of these ones you can always check out his sight for the complete list!

Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th

10. Friday the 13th (1980, directed by Sean S. Cunningham)

9. Dead Alive (1992. Directed by Peter Jackson)

8. Psycho (1960, Directed by Alfred Hitchcock)

7. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984, Directed by Wes Craven)

6. The Shining (1980, Directed by Stanley Kubrick)

5. Night of the Living Dead(1968, Directed by Dean Lachiusa & George Romero)

4. Halloween (1978, directed by John Carpenter)

3. Dawn of the Dead (1978, Directed by George A. Romero)

2. Alien(1979, Directed by Ridley Scott)

1. The Exorcist (1973, Directed by William Friedkin)For more information and reviews on these movies and others, you can also check out the Internet Movie Database it has tons of information on any movie you can think of!

The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist (1973)

 

The number one movie on my list would be Psycho, I’ve only ever seen it once when I was quite young and had a strange fascination with horrifying movies but I will never forget the creepy music and that famous shower scene. With a man like Alfred Hitchcock behind the scenes it was sure to be memorable. This black and white fright starred Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh and was nominated for 5 Oscars in 1961. Now 47 years later though the leading actors are no longer alive the impact of the movie most certainly is!

Janet Leigh in Psycho

This Halloween if you would rather watch some gruesome scenes at the theatre Saw V was released on October 24th and according to The Internet Movie Database it currently has 6 out of 10 stars and you can check out all of the reviews there before going to the theatre.

So whether you are handing out candy to miniature Hannah Montana’s, pretty princesses or those who truly get into the scary spirit of the holiday with fake blood and a rubber mask, just remember to take some time to honour the movies that sent us to bed with the promise of nightmares!

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Psycho would most likely top my list for best horror movie as well, but the best-horror-movies.com list is a very detailed and well-researched one.

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