Top 5 Horror Films

20 10 2011

So, since its Halloween month I decided it might be appropriate to do another top 5 detailing my personal favorite horror films. Keep in mind this is my personal list and that I’m not a big fan of a lot of the mainstream horror francises.

5) Paranormal Activity (the original version)

This film has a specific restriction for it being on this list. There are two versions of this movie; the hollywood funded DVD release, and the original version aired at the film festival it was picked up at. The original version is superior to the DVD release in nearly every way, especially the original ending (a.k.a. not the DVD ending or the one included on its special features) as it leaves the whole film feeling more unsettling and creepy that the DVD version does.

4) Feast

This film is just fun. This is one of those films that KNOWS how out there its premise is and chooses to run with that. The result is a horror film that is a lot of fun to watch and you can tell the filmmakers had fun making it. It plays around with pretty much every horror film cliche, but not in a stupid way. Plus its a Wes Craven film, how do you go wrong with that?

3) The Blair Witch Project

I know this is a love or hate film. This is the film that started the whole “first person film” horror genre. I personally love this film. Its a perfect example of how you can use minimal effects and still have a completely chilling movie. The minimalism is underscored by the acting in this movie which is incredible and really draws you in to the events that are unfolding.

2) The Shrine

I doubt a lot of people have heard of this movie. Its a relatively new film festival movie from this year. It SEEMS like it should be a generic film, it even starts like one. But about 3/4 of the way into the film, it does a complete 180 shift and changes pace completely. I can’t really say anything without giving it away, but its definitely a must see from me.

1) The Descent (alternate ending)

This is another film that’s on my list with a stipulation. The original ending sets the film up for the sequel (which was nowhere near as good), while the alternate ending leaves no room for one, but for the trade off of making the film one of the best horror films I’ve ever seen. Everything about this film just works.

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3 responses

20 10 2011
mheretowrite

I havent seen The shrine and feast. Will try to watch them over the weekend.

20 10 2011
ImmortalDreamer

I hope you like them. Keep in mind that the shrine starts slow but gets better. :3

20 10 2011
mheretowrite

Okay..
Will tell if i like it after I watch..

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