Some of my favorite horror movies

Not much that I can say that hasn’t already been said.

Horror Hotel:
Now this is a truly scary film.  The atmosphere is just perfect.  Thick fog rolling through an old cemetery at night, dank, cobweb-covered cellars, sinister-looking witches in black robes sacrificing virgins, a creepy old New England town; this one’s got it all.

Halloween III: Season of the Witch:
I don’t care what anyone says, this movie is awesome.  People hate on it because Michael Meyers wasn’t in it.  Well, so what?  I wish all of the Halloween sequels had been about something besides Michael, because that shit got really played out after awhile.  It would have been much more interesting to see a different story and setting for each film.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2:
The first one is probably a better film, and more genuinely scary, but I love this one because it’s so over-the-top and crazy.  “The Devil’s Rejects” owes a lot to this movie.

Trick Or Treat:
This one’s pretty cheesy, but it’s about a devil-worshipping rock star who returns from the dead when one of his records is played backwards, and what’s not to like about that?  Plus there’s a funny cameo from Ozzy, and Gene Simmons plays a small role in it as well.

Night of the Demons:
This movie is scary as fuck.  Why don’t teenagers have parties in abandoned crematoriums anymore?  Only in the ’80s, I guess.  Great, great film, totally underrated.  And it’s got a really cool soundtrack full of goth and punk bands, as opposed to having Hall & Oates or somebody like this trying to come up with some generic “spooky” songs.

Friday the 13th part 2:
This is the best of the Friday movies, IMO.  Jason hadn’t yet gotten all supernatural and shit, he was just a feral orphan that had grown up in the woods, living in a shack with his mom’s decaying head on a shrine.  He didn’t yet have the iconic hockey mask, but he had a filthy pillowcase over his head with eyeholes cut in it, which, IMO, is even more disturbing.

The Fog:
I just love this movie.  It’s perfect.  The remake, of course, was garbage.  It didn’t contain a tenth of the creepy atmosphere that you get in one frame of this film.

This movie opens with a little boy hacking his mother to death with an axe!  That’s brutal as hell!

Night of the Creeps:
Kind of a precursor to “Slither” which is also a great movie.  The effects here are brilliant; the worms look pretty convincing.

House By the Cemetery:
The little kid in this is annoying as fuck, especially his voice and his terrible acting, but I think they must have overdubbed his lines, so it’s not really his fault.  Still a great movie.


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