Horror films are the ones that unsettle the audience and elicit negative emotional reaction from them. These films are created to frighten, alarm and scarify the audiences along with entertaining them. The horror films tend to bring out your hidden fears out in a terrifying manner, along with entertaining you in a cathartic experience. The main focus of these films is put on the dark and forbidden side of our life which is full of strange events. The horror films, most of the times, are combined with the science fiction in which the menace is related to the technology.
Though many horror actors have performed really great in the movies, there are the actors who have remained all-time-famous for the horror movies. Christopher Lee, Vincent Price, Dee Wallace, Boris Karloff, Danielle Harris, Peter Cushing, Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis and Barbara Steele are the few to enlist. And the producers who have made their name with the horror movies are Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg, Drew Barrymore, Wes Craven, Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock and James Wan.
Most popular horror movies of all times
Directed by Robert Wiene, it is the first horror film which has set high bar for the horror genre. The amazing thing about this film is that it remained terrifying for about a decade after it was first shown on the screen.
Directed by F.W. Murnau, it was the most influential masterpiece of the silent era. Max Schreck’s chilling performance in this movie has set the template for the other horror films that followed it.
Directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, this film has made the audiences yell and cry throughout the movie.
Directed by Ridley Scott, Alien blends horror, science fiction and bleak poetry into a flawless whole.
Directed by Roman Polanski, it is a terrifying tale of Satanism and pregnancy, which is much more disturbing than it sounds. The performances of Ruth Gordon and Mia Farrow are worth appreciating.
Directed by Georges Franju, it is a horrific tale of obsession and guilt. The film is just as poetic and chilling as it was in 1959.
Directed by David Robert Mitchell, “It Follows” is a horror movie that works on various levels. It is much terrifying film.
However, the thing that makes the horror movies different from other movies is the blend of excitement, scare and suspense. But you can only get the real feel of horror films through DVD version. It is not only the picture quality, but the sounds and the extra features like the extra scenes, outtakes and director’s commentary are other features that make the DVD versions best for watching the horror films. Also the DVDs never “wear out”; no matter how many times you are playing the single version. So, if you want to have the real thrill of watching the horror films, then you must consider buying the DVD version of these movies.