When Halloween is approaching and you want to organize the best party this fall, then you need a plan! How about making it a thrill-movie-fest with the biggest jack a lantern, some pumpkin recipes and sweet Halloween treats? If this sounds nice to you, then read this list of the best Halloween movies and get ready to invite your bravest friends to a celebration.
If you are looking for an atmosphere rather than horror, start the celebration with “Halloween” by John Carpenter. Despite the fact that the movie is pretty old, it is thrilling and anxiety-evoking (but not gory). This movie tells a story of a mysterious escaped murderer in a mask, roaming the streets of a town.
This masterpiece produced by David Lynch will be the best psychodrama you have ever seen. “Mulholland Drive” is a story of a dream that turns into a real nightmare with bitter consequences: a glamorous romance becomes a rejection and Hollywood glamour sinks into fatality. This one is a must if you are fond of thrilling but quite intelligent movies.
Well, if you ask us, we would say that from a particular perspective, Stanley Kubrick is a horror-film director: “Space Oddity” is about terrifying loneliness of outer space, “Dr. Strangelove” is a dark comedy about nuclear arms, “Barry Lyndon” is about death duels, etc. However, “The Shinning” is a proper thriller meant to be a classical horror story about an American family. With elements of satire, of course. And blood in the elevator.
This is a zombie-movie with a clever satirical spin. George Romero makes fun of the mass consumer culture and features his characters in the most clichéd place – a supermarket, where people have to live their pitiful lives like birds in a golden cage. Watch this one with a friend who thinks that horror films are stupid.
The time has come to gather all the courage you have and finally see Tobe Hooper’s “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre”, a real classic of horror movies, a top ranked satire of the American class struggle (the hungriest will survive), and the darkest masterpiece of the 70s. Despite its title, “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” is not as gory as you might think. But it is still gory. And it is very scary.