Saturday, October 31, 2009

The 100 Best Horror Movies

"Horror movies have existed almost as long as cinema itself, with Georges Méliès’ two-minute The House of the Devil treating audiences to images of demons and witches back in 1896, and early 20th Century adaptations of Frankenstein and The Hunchback of Notre Dame proving enormously popular. Since then films exploring ideas of fear and terror have never really gone away, whether it's the Universal monster movies of the 1930s, Hammer’s blood-soaked gothic horrors from 1958 to 1976, the slasher cycle of the 1980s, or modern horror hits like Let the Right One In."
Total Sci-fi Online writes:
Defining what constitutes a 'horror movie' is tricky as it has close ties to other genres such as thrillers, psycho-dramas and SF. But we’ve taken ‘horror movie’ as any film designed to generate shock, fear or unease in viewers; the cause of that terror could be psychological, supernatural or something stranger still. And so, after an appropriately terrifying level of debate, the writers of Total Sci-Fi have put together a list of the top 100 horror movies. The list reflects the diversity of the genre, so you’ll find ghost stories, slashers, zombie flicks, body horrors, monster movies and much more. READ MORE