Thursday, October 11, 2007

The Scariest Films of All Time

Halloween is coming. So Tim wrote the top ten scariest films of all time for Potion Lords. Tim knows horror. He always has. He's probably seen every horror movie. Here they are:


1. Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Raw. I saw this film when I was a young lad, and I had waking nightmares for years after. Leatherface will stick with you long after the film has ended. After watching this, you'll think twice about picking up a hitchhiker and eating Southern Bar-B-Que.

2. Susperia

A surreal nightmare captured on film. The first five minutes of this film will leave a mark. Sound and image blend to create disturbing moods. A gothic masterpiece with one of the best sound tracks ever composed.

3. Halloween

The unknown in your home. Michael Myers will haunt my dreams forever. Nothing scares me more than sitting at home in the middle of the night, windows everywhere, and suddenly feeling like I am being watched by him... The best horror melody ever written.

4. The Thing

Atmosphere. Isolation and despair. Distilled paranoia captured on screen. The tone set in this film is ice cold, like the arctic surroundings.

5. Hellraiser

Doom. Imagery straight from the unconscious. Chains, torn flesh, demons, and eternal damnation. A Pandora's box nightmare.

6. Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer

Sick. What makes this scary is that it's based on reality. Henry claimed to kill over two hundred people. He was active for over a decade, he killed his mother when he was twelve.

7. Last House On The Left

Shocking. This film signaled the end of sixties innocence. The brutal scenes of torture are still just as disturbing today. When you watch this film, you don't want anybody walking in on you.

8. Repulsion

The mind is a powerful thing. The tale of a young, beautiful, disturbed virgin's descent into madness. You feel as if you are going insane. One of the first films to translate insanity onto the big screen.

9. Nosferatu

Dark. Classic. The shots are unbelievable, the casting and costumes are freaky. Once you catch a glimpse of Count Orlock, you'll never forget him. Another film straight out of a nightmare.

10. Johnny Got His Gun

Pure horror. This film will change you forever. A stark depiction of living hell. One of the most terrifying concepts imaginable. It sticks to you like blood you can't wash away. The most powerful anti-war film ever made.

3 comments:

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Custard Socks said...

Hmm, no "Alien"? No "Ringu"? No "Audition"? Curious... Otherwise, I have to admit that's a pretty fine list. Kudos.

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