Without a doubt, the horror genre remains one of the universally attractive of all. There's just something about the genre that satisfies our internal desire to torment ourselves.Whether it is a spooky haunted houses in the forest's centre, or a parade of grotesque-looking creatures, the genre will never fail to get your adrenaline pumping!
Grab your crucifixes, sharpen your spears and get your guns loaded - no one can claim to be a movie buff until they've cast their eyes on these horror classics.
1. Halloween (1978)
John Carpenter's debut slasher film, it's more than obvious to say that Halloween is a "classic". Halloween gives you a glimpse into the dim elements of suburbia and the tragedy that coincides with silent, unwavering evil.
2. Friday the 13th, part 3 (1982) Theatrical Trailer
The Friday series conceit isn’t at all to do with the development of characters or pacing—it is a display of destruction that causes the remains and entrails of victims on screen in thrilling new forms. While we probably wouldn't rate this film as a quality movie, it's pretty consistent by slasher standards. Their structure never wavers — teenagers chill beside a lake, have sex, die, though it is most likely the series' dedication to it's audience that makes it so compelling.
3. A Nightmare on Elm Street Official Trailer
The passing of Wes Craven is probably a loss that horror genre geeks are still mourning over, due to his apt comprehension of the relationship between storytelling and fearfulness. His most wholly realised insight into this is probably A Nightmare on Elm Street wherein he totally subverts the slasher genre, bringing in a whole new era of the sub-genre.
4. Paranormal Activity (2007)
The gently does it approach to horror escalation, from things becoming displaced to the tortured ghost that physically throws them all over the house, will have you feeling intense paranoia for the majority of the movie’s screentime. If you’re looking for a film that will make you scream when the remote control drops to the floor, Paranormal Activity is what you're looking for… just don't bother watching 2 and 3. Trust us, they're not good.