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It’s that time of year again with Halloween coming the feeling of horror is in the air. It’s no doubt the horror film genre is one of then largest with some of the most classic films of all time, seeing that we are a film company how can we not make a countdown list of our top 9 horror cult classics - in no particular order of course. Caution slight spoilers ahead.
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9. The Poltergeist (1982)
“They’re ba-ack”. We’re all familiar with this infamous one liner from The Poltergeist, people still quote it on a daily basis. How can you not be scared of a house that was built on an ancient Indian burial ground? A child getting sucked into a television? This film set some pretty high standards for the horror genre if you ask us. Definitely one of the main reasons we’re afraid of things that go bump in the night..
8. Evil Dead (1981)
The film that will forever make us fear cabin’s in the woods and mysterious books. Trying to survive a night in the woods shut off from all civilization with your closest friends and family all brutally killing each other - because they’re possessed by demons of course - are easily the elements of a horror cult classic.
7. Scream (1996)
The film that made us study our horror trivia just in case a maniac threatens to kill us if we don’t know the answers. Being that the killer(s) were in deed friends of the victims the film also makes us thankful that our loved ones are not murderers - or just gave us trust issues- either way this classic will make you scream (pun intended)
6. Carrie (1976)
If this film teaches us anything it’s be nice to everyone or they may have supernatural powers that they will unleash to wreak havoc on your school prom - or something like that. The most disturbing part about this film - besides Carrie’s deranged mother - is the end when Carrie’s bloody hand reaches out from her grave for her only friend Sue who is putting flowers on her grave site, maybe she just wanted to apologize?
5. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
These are the films that make parents warn their kids not to speak to strangers. Psychotic family brutally murders young travelers and then with an even more disturbing twist eats them! If this slasher/horror combo doesn't make for an instant classic we’re not sure what does.
4. Children of the corn (1984)
A cult of demonically possessed children is probably one of the most terrifying things you can imagine and we’re pretty confident when we say this fear stems from Children of the Corn. Watching the only adults in town become sacrificial “lambs” to a demonic deity is not something we feel comfortable with when watching this film and definitely makes our skin crawl.
3. The Shining (1980)
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” This classic film of a mentally ill man and his family trapped in a hotel is full of twists and turns that keeps the audience in suspense even past the end credits. It’s one of those mind blowing horror films that just make you paranoid and leaves you with more questions than answers, which is why it’s one of our favorites.
2. The Ring (2002)
This film is another that keeps its audience paranoid and on the edge of their seats wondering how to stop the murders and solve the mystery of the video that keeps on killing its viewers. Who is making these mysterious phone calls? Why Noah? So many questions left unanswered from this terrifying and disturbing film that makes our list of classics.
1. Psycho (1960)
Que the music, we all know the infamous tune the second this film title is dropped. It’s one of the most well known horror films since its debut in 1960 primarily because of the big reveal in the end when we’re not sure if Norman Bates is mentally there anymore or if the alter ego of his late mother has completely taken over his mental state, as the film ends with the eerie line “why, she wouldn’t even hurt a fly.”
Did we inspire you to watch any of these horror classics? We hope so, have a safe and Happy Halloween everyone!
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