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Best Horror Movies of All Time

Horror as a genre has seen massive growth in popularity in the 21st century. With many iconic directors such as John Carpenter, Alfred Hitchcock and Sam Raimi, the genre has evolved from a lesser known niche, to a widespread phenomenon. Here are a couple of horror movies that are up there with the best.

The movies aren’t in anyway ranked or ordered.

The Shining

Directed by the legendary Stanley Kubrick, the film follows a writer who takes the job as a caretaker for the winter. The film delves into the mind of a person who is kept company by only his family as the hotel is closed down for the winter.

The film is based on a book written by Stephen King. The movie was panned by the writer for being not faithful to the original material.

Although seen as a critically mediocre movie, as with most Kubrick films, The Shining has been an inspiration and a model for many horror moviemakers.

The Shining went on to be nominated for Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Horror Film and Best music at the Saturn Awards that year, Scatman Crothers winning the Best Supporting Actor Category.

The Blair Witch Project

At the time of release, The Blair Witch Project was believed to be a true story. The marketing campaign included a mockumentary, a missing poster and extensive use of the internet. The movie was one of the first to successfully use the internet to market movies.

Seen more as a marketing marvel, the movie paved the way for the found footage genre in horror.

The story revolves around three film students who are seen working on a documentary about the myth surrounding a fictional village called Blair in Maryland. Upon investigating the forest, the three realise all is not what it seems like.

Sadly, the movie received numerous Golden Raspberry nominations, Heather Donahue winning the category for the worst actress that year. Do keep in mind that the film only had a budget of $60,000.

Get Out

The visionary writer and director of Get Out, Jordan Peele, had interestingly, worked as a comedian before he began work as a writer/producer/director. As a comedian, he is credited with working for the hit TV series, MADtv.

To summarise the plot, an interracial couple decides to visit the girlfriend’s parents. After reaching the place, the parents start acting odd, asking racially stereotypical questions.

Get Out dives into complex themes that question the integrity of an America where no racial discrimination is said to exist.

Jordan Peele won the Academy Award for Best Screenplay that year.

Top Chaos Movies

War of The Worlds (2005)

The intensity of Spielberg’s 2005 version is the manner by which he repurposes the first’s plaguing Cold War paranoia for consolidating elements of post-9/11 trauma. At the point when the Tom Cruise character, having barely escaped the underlying alien attack, looks into the mirror and realises he’s shrouded in the ashes of disintegrated civilians, it’s by impossible not to summon up the image of debris-secured New Yorkers meandering around the aftermath of the Trade Center attack. Also, by sticking closer to the book’s unique premise, which included a man’s endeavour to find his wife in the chaos, Spielberg creates a disaster film that feels considerably more intimate and personal than the ’50s version. Yes, the film sort of falls separated in the last reel, yet by that point, it’s earned all that anyone could need goodwill to offset the weaker areas. This movie also influenced a lot of today’s generation regarding filmmaking and references.

On the Beach (1959)

Given the plot restrictions implemented on films in the pre-MPAA age, you’d figure it is by impossible to discharge a movie containing the sort of insightful as a more present-day production. Give it to Stanley Kramer at that point, director of such issue overwhelming movies like Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and Inherit the Wind, to convey a moving outfit drama about a gathering of characters trying to claim ignorance about their inevitable devastation. Set months following destruction filled World War III, the film establishes a world in which the majority of the Northern Hemisphere has been sullied with radiation poisoning and people are moving down to Australia to get away from the moderate moving however consistently infringing radiation dust. Flaunting a cast that has Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Anthony Perkins and Fred Astaire, On the Beach, is an absolute necessity see for any exemplary film fans. This is one of the disaster movie classics.

The Road (2009)

Adapted from 2006, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Cormac McCarthy, The Road is a fittingly dark journey into the profundities of human despair and desperation. Viggo Mortensen stars as an anonymous man advancing through the remnants of a killed world with his young son close behind. Stuck with a wild population that is rapidly destroying itself, the man should, in the end, choose to continue forward and to seek after a superior life or executing his son without further ado to anticipate future enduring. Chief John Hillcoat and author Joe Penhall’s film isn’t a simple one to watch, yet they merit credit for changing an utterly compelling novel into a similarly persuasive bit of cinema. The Road as a movie is more of a foray into how much the mind can be pushed.

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