Happy Halloween! As everyone here at CineKatz is throwing out their favorite horror films, I clearly need to get in on the action. After all, it’s Shocktober, the season of horror movies.
So, in no particular order, my favorite horror films!
The practical effects still look gross and the characters are a huge part of why this film stands the test of time. Excellent synth score as well.
Uniquely terrifying. Subtle and restrained, this is probably the most tense, skin crawling and terrifying cinematic experience I’ve ever had.
Dread, dread and more dread. Kubrick builds and builds, leading to a unique sense of unease in the viewing experience which holds up over repeated viewings.
Pretty much the gold standard for a slow burn build up, as we’re introduced to not only the space truckers themselves but the supremely interesting and compelling world they inhabit. Before they’re brutally murdered by a terrifying force of nature in the form of the Xenomorph.
Cabin in the Woods
Another clever horror movie. I’m a big fan of people playing around with genres, subverting them and playing around with its tropes. Cabin in the Woods is probably the zenith of this for horror, as it deconstructs the genre whilst also being a terrific entry in it.
If Cabin in the Woods takes the horror genre at large, the You’re Next takes a similar route with slasher films, twisting the final girl trope expertly for a film that feels fresh and is satisfyingly gruesome.