- The Conjuring (2013) - Perhaps one of the best modern day horror films out there, The Conjuring is a perfect example of how to mix suspense and the supernatural together. If you are not about blood and gore, then this is the film for you.
- No One Lives (2012) - Another modern day horror film, but with a slight twist. There are a number of ingenious horror cliches turned on their head here, with Luke Evans providing a phenomenal performance in the lead role. However, beware the level of violence - the title is definitely not misleading.
- Poltergeist (1982) - An old-y but a good-y. Poltergeist commands praise, simply because of the ground-breaking shift in the horror genre it brought with it. It's not flashy or blood-spattered like horror-fare tends to be nowadays. It's the good old fashioned 'we actually used real human skulls' style creepy.
- Scary Movie (2000) - Okay, it's not really a horror movie to be fair, but this one makes the list for all of those who want to say they've watched a horror movie, but are too frightened to actually watch a horror movie. Plus there are some amazing parodies to classic horror flicks, as well as classic one-liners like the 'Ghostface killer's' "Wasssssssssuuuuuppp".
- It Follows (2014) - The film critics have been praising as the best horror film of the year. Rightly so too, considering it is atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, and completely transforms the horror trope that the virgin survives. A threat that's you can't get rid of; now that's a scary thought...
- The Guest (2014) - Although it took forever to make it into the overseas market (Australia only just received the film last month), The Guest is another tension filled psychological thriller that ventures into the realm of horror. Dan Stevens produces a compelling turn as a Soldier who claims to know the family of a dead marine; until it turns out he might be hiding a darker secret.
- Sleepy Hollow (1999) - Johnny Depp and Tim Burton at their kookiest and best, Sleepy Hollow is a faithful and deserving adaptation of Washington Irving's novel, that follows the story of the Headless Horseman. If you want stylised gore and gothic romance, (and aren't willing to pay to see Crimson Peak (2015) in the cinema), this is the next best thing.
- The Babadook (2014) - One of Australia's best exports in the genre of horror, outside of Wolf Creek (2005) which basically just put everyone off coming to Australia for a while, The Babadook is a creepy and monstrous psychological look at how the mind can unravel. Monsters lurk everywhere, even within us. Because if it's in a word, or it's in a look, you can't get rid of the Babadook...
- The Ring (2002) - It is hard to find frightening and believable adaptations of Japanese horror which live up to the original, but the closest one to date would arguably have the be The Ring. The story of a cursed horror tape is one so profound, that it has even been taken up as an urban legend since its release.
- You're Next (2011) - Australian actress Sharni Vinson can certainly kick ass, and that is exactly what you are rooting for in this low-budget cult flick. The film is not a well-scripted or impressively acted piece, but what it does do is show you the complete and utter chaos of the world we live in. Where a bunch of strangers can break into your house for no reason, and leave you needing to use all your wits to outsmart them in the game of life or death.
With the hair-raising night of All Hallow's Eve almost upon us, it's time to check out all the horrors lurking within the frames of Hollywood's best fright films. The only question is which ones may be worth your time perusing on the dark and stormy night, considering there's only so many times you can watch John Carpenter's 1978 classic slasher flick Halloween.
As someone who absolutely adores horror, I have attempted to find ten of the better horror features, as many from the recent years as possible, to aide you in your quest to find the best scares. And with tastes ranging from smart psychological thrillers, all the way through to the senseless slasher fare, there's bound to be something from the list below that tickles your fancy. So as they say in Zombieland (2009) check out the list below and Nut Up or Shut Up!
To celebrate their 25th Anniversary this year, one of the biggest movie sites around, IMDB, has just released a new list of the top 25 films championed by users over the last 25 years. From 1990 all the way through to 2014, there's bound to be at least one film that everybody knows, and whilst there aren't any surprises, it's a testament to the filmmaking world that users know how to pick fantastic movies. All twenty five films have featured at some point in the IMDB top 100, and despite ranging vastly across genres, lead actors, and directorial styles; each adds something to world of Hollywood, as opposed to merely being another popcorn flick. There were a few interesting points that arose from the list however, such as how many times Christopher Nolan could appear in it, and how many films Leonardo DiCaprio managed to star in on the list without winning an Oscar.
The answers? Well, Christopher Nolan directed five of the features, whilst DiCaprio has starred in four on the list. There was also a bout of familiar names that continued to pop up, such as Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman all appearing at least twice apiece. It's a hard choice to narrow down winners in years where a multitude of deserving contenders abound, but for movie fans, the real question lies in just how many of them they have seen. According to Digital Spy, the contender for most views is likely The Dark Knight (2008), with over 400 voters labelling it the best of the bunch. So movie fans, you can check out the list below, and if you haven't seen a picture, it's time to get around to it. Before the next 25 years begins.
In the wake of yesterday's The Walking Dead (2010) season 6 return, I have come across a hilarious (and well made) video I would care to share with you all. Ever since Friends (1994) finished back in 2004, fans around the globe have been mashing up their new favourite TV shows with its unique and catchy introduction sequence.
Today is no different, with the guys over at The Woodcreek Faction making their own version a la Walking Dead style. You wouldn't think it would be as funny as it is, given the amount of death that occurs on the show, but prepare to be proven wrong with heads splattering left, right, and centre in time to the lyrics. Rick runs, screams, and shoots his way through the opening lyrics that 'so no-one told you life was gunna be this way', and the piece ends in a great montage started by the finger to the burning house Daryl and Beth give.
But my personal favourite of all the moments though has to go to the 'when it hasn't been your day, your week, your month, or even your year' lyrics, each one timed with an escalating death that brings the feels. It's a beautiful clip, and a great way to start your Tuesday, so check it out below, before tuning in next Sunday for the latest Walking Dead episode.
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