About a year and a half ago I wrote a post about The BEST Horror Movies for a Halloween Movie Night. I love that post, but I am gearing myself up for seeing ‘A Quiet Place’ this weekend so I decided to write about my favorite horror movies of all time. No particular order. Just the horror movies that I love and watch over and over.
‘Get Out’ (2017)
I love this movie so much. I have my full review on my website with my first thoughts after seeing the movie, but with time this movie just gets better. Multiple viewings add so many things that you never noticed during the first time watching and it allows you to make so many of your own assumptions. While I don’t find it insanely terrifying, I do think that it is disturbing in so many different ways.
‘The Cabin in the Woods’ (2011)
I just re-watched this the other day and it is such a fun horror movie. It’s very similar to ‘Scream’ in that it makes fun of the horror genre, while also taking it seriously. The characters are extremely thin, but that is the point (without giving too much away). I don’t want to ruin anything, but this movie still is my favorite theater experience I have ever had. We definitely thought we had walked into the wrong movie at first.
‘The Ring’ (2002)
This was the movie that started my horror movie obsession. I was in fourth grade when my mom came up to my room and said, “Hey, do you want to watch this movie with me? I’m too scared to watch it alone.”. I was PUMPED because my mom was actually going to let me watch a scary movie! Well she regretted it. I was in charge of the volume which meant that my scared 10-year-old ass had the volume on low for the majority of it and I also had nightmares about horses for YEARS after. That being said, I loved being able to talk to my friends about it and it woke up the horror-fiend beast inside of me.
‘The Conjuring’ (2013)
This movie was by far the most popular horror movie since ‘Paranormal Activity’. All of my friends went to see this movie and the whole school was talking about it. At sleepovers we would play that snapping hide-and-seek game and scare each other. It was also awesome that a rated R horror movie came out that wasn’t just blood and guts (I am getting there though, as I do love my gore) and it was more pure jump scares and terrifying images.
‘Saw V’ (2008)
I figure I will end this on a controversial note. First of all, I stand by my love of the ‘Saw’ franchise. I have been watching these movies since the reruns have been shown on the Sci-Fi channel. I know that the fifth installment is also not the one that most people love, but it is by far my favorite. I remember watching this, and when it got to the end and you find out the twist, I was shocked. It honestly taught me an important lesson in selfishness that I think about often. I also feel like the traps in this one are the best balance of gory and smart. Disagree with me all you want.