Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Top 7 Horror Films: #6

#6 Halloween
(again to me this really includes both 1 & 2, they are so seamless in my mind)
As a kid I was a much bigger Nightmare on Elm Street fan, but I have to admit that this film has aged much better. As have all John Carpenter films up to and including In the Mouth of Madness.


Eric Henze said...

In the mouth of madness was pretty awesome. Vampires, not so much.

E.M. Gist said...

It's true, Vampires was probably his first major misstep, but I still enjoy it on the level of a guilty pleasure. At least it wasn't Ghosts of Mars.

Unknown said...

In the Mouth of Madness is great. Definitely the best Cthulhu inspired movie I've seen. Vampires was campy, but not horrible.

Sadly I've only seen the Halloween remake done by Rob Zombie, although I just caught some of Halloween 2 on TV last night and it looks like the RZ version is based off that rather than 1? Growing up I was never a fan of Horror movies because the ones I saw never seemed scary, they just seemed gory, which wasn't really the same thing.

Now I guess I can appreciate them more because Horror doesn't necessarily have to make you jump out of your seat to be horrifying.

E.M. Gist said...

Forest- The RZ version is definitely 1 & 2 crammed together (plus some other junk). I think it is a little unfairly maligned, but not even close to the quality of the original. An enjoyable diversion none the less. On that note, I really enjoyed the Nightmare on Elm Street remake. I will definitely start getting into the genuinely scary picks soon.

Kieran Masterton said...

This is incredible, I love it, just been looking through your work on the blog and it's hard to pick a favourite but Michael just takes it I think :)

I hope you don't mind, I've just featured this over on my blog Slashtastic - please do let me know if you'd rather I removed it though.