1 of 10 ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ is probably the best way to start a top ten list of horror movies. Mia Farrow plays a young pregnant woman who is scared of the people who live around her plan, who she believes are plotting against her and her unborn baby. She also starts to question her husband’s niceties and it is finally revealed that it was all a plot to sacrifice her new-born baby to the devil. Picture Nose ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ is probably the best way to start a top ten list of horror movies. Mia Farrow plays a young pregnant woman who is scared of the people who live around her plan, who she believes are plotting against her and her unborn baby. She also starts to question her husband’s niceties and it is finally revealed that it was all a plot to sacrifice her new-born baby to the devil. Picture Nose ‘Night of the Living Dead’ is considered George A Romero’s best work despite it being his first. A woman visiting the graveyard where her father is buried is attacked by an undead corpse. Very soon an entire zombie army is chasing her until she attempts to find sanctuary in a barn. The film is shot in black and white and from the view of the main character’s point of view, which gives a bone-chillingly personal scare. Sky OK, so this film is so old that it’s almost a cliché. We all know who Freddie Kreuger is and how he gets to his prey, but what we have to realise is this film created a whole new mythical character for an entire generation to be scared of. Apparently, 500 gallons of fake blood was used during the making of this film. Sky Another film the majority of youngsters these days think is a complete cliché. The first of many Stephen King-sourced films, ‘Carrie’ was a massive scare for the world in 1976. Girl has strict, sheltered upbringing – can’t cope with telekinesis or social situations – Pig blood soaking – blood bath. Remember, the film isn’t over ‘til it’s over. Sky ‘Paranormal’ is a horribly frightful film. It’s shot as a true-to-life home video and even features warnings from the US government about “archive footage” at the start. The film follows a couple who experience strange goings on and suspected intruders, so set up 24-hour video recording in the room. When they wake up in the morning and see what’s happened, they start putting flour on the floor and other such tests to see what’s happening. Sky Heerrreeeee’s Johnny! ‘The Shining’ is another Stephen King-sourced movie, it follows a family of three who take ownership of a remote hotel during the winter season. The main character, played by Jack Nicholson, begins to lose the plot and attempts to kill his family. The unnaturally gifted young lad in the story discovers the evil history of the hotel and history seems deemed to repeat itself. A star performance from Shelley Duvall, who plays Nicholson’s Olive Oyl-impersonating wife, that apparently dehydrated whilst crying too much on set. Review Cage Whilst at her niece’s funeral, Naomi Watts hears about the existence of a video that kills whoever watches it after exactly seven days. Watts finds the video in the remotest of locations and eventually gets home to watch it. She then receives a phone call bearing the news that she will die in seven days. Fortunately, VHS tapes are now all but defunct, so you don’t get the same chill hoping the guy at Blockbuster gave you the right one when you rented a video. Teach Tutorials Set somewhere in the Californian suburbs, ‘Poltergeist’ surrounds the lives of a normal family whose home is attacked by evil spirits who then abduct the youngest daughter. Parapsychologists investigate who discover that it’s more than just one ghost and that the property is built on an old cemetery – I bet the estate agent forgot to mention that. Then there’s finally a discovery that there’s a portal to another dimension in the daughter’s wardrobe along with a demon known as “the beast.” Sky ‘Halloween’ is set on Halloween, funnily enough. The mentally unstable Michael Myers escapes from the insane asylum 15 years after his first killing spree. Jamie Lee Curtis makes her first big-screen debut and the film is celebrated for its expert use of camera angles. This Psycho-Killer from John Carpenter really does capture the essence of Halloween and there have been a number of attempted imitations, none of which have been a patch on this cult classic. Sky ‘The Exorcist’ is the best horror film ever made. Its history, the story surrounding it, the conspiracy theories and the cutty edge plot make it one of the best films of all time. The daughter of Linda Blair becomes possessed by the devil and is told by the local priest that she requires an exorcism. Many great scenes, including the crab walk down the stairs and the head turning, make this film a classic and it will go down in history as not just one of the greatest horror films of all time but one of the greatest films full-stop. Sky
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