Horror movies have been around for ages, these terrifying movies keep the audiences scared, thrilled and on the edge of their seats waiting for whats to happen next. What a better subject for Friday the 13th. I love the classics but there’s nothing I love more than a good horror movie leaving me in fear after its over. People are so into this that the scarier and gorier the movie gets -for some, is better. Even within the horror genre, there’s still so many different sub-genres to chose from. I’m not going to say there’s something for everyone – because some are actually left really scared from these movies.
For myself, I’m quite partial to the psychological horror. Something that can mess with my mind is a winner in my book. I love the fact when a movie can terrify me and leave me to think all in one go. There’s so many options for this sub genre, but there are a few that take the cake. “The Ward” , “Stoker” being one of my favourites, along with “Session 9”. Being scared for an hour and a half during the movie and then some after the movie is what its about and any psychological horror will do just that.
Now I’m not big on the gore and blood so there’s something quite nice about the classics as well. Evil Dead, and Steven King movies being some of the most influential horror movies for today’s work, are still relevant today. People still watch and fall in love with “The Shining” and “Carrie”, in some cases, remakes are slowly popping up adding updated style to the classics. Some remakes, remain better than the originals, yet as always classics are titles as such for a reason.
Horror is a genre that is constantly pushing its limits, seeing how far it can go and what it can get away with. That’s why people love it so much. Seeing just how much they can put themselves through without being dead from terror. There’s nothing better than the thrill of a horror movie. It doesn’t have to be Halloween because anytime is good to get a good scare. Whether its a classic like “Pet Sematary” or a more recent film like “Annabelle” , its all about personal preference.