Top 5 Horror Films to watch this Halloween
It’s that time of year where we are allowed to look stupid and dress in whatever costume we like. This was the perfect opportunity to list the top 5 favourite horror films, so instead of going out getting sweats (because that’s something you’re not allowed to do after a certain age) or going out to a party, why not get a bowl of popcorn and sit in front of your TV and scare yourself silly.
So go get yourself a cup of tea and a biscuit to dunk and once you’ve read this why not pick your favourite scary film and scare yourself silly.
5. The Cabin in The Woods
This is a 2012 American horror comedy, in which five teenagers who visit a remote cabin in the woods. This soon turns nasty as these five teenagers get mixed up with an ancient ritual. The story follows the teenagers story in there attempt to end this nightmare and escape. The film was directed by Drew Goddard. The film is not the scariest film in the world but provides the audience with jumps and laughs.
The film features some notable names such as Chris Hemsworth and Kristen Connolly. This film is maybe not for the full on horror film fan, but for someone who maybes likes to watch scary movies once a year this is the perfect place to start.
At number four we went with Scream, directed by Wes Craven. The film stars David Arquette and Neve Campbell. This a 1996 slasher film which probably is one of the most iconic horror films of all time. The film follows the character of Sidney Prescott who becomes the target of the mysterious killer.
The film went on the finical and critical acclaim earning $173 million worldwide, and became the highest-grossing slasher film in the US. The film is still that popular today we still see people wearing the scream masks today.
3. The Purge
Number 3 is the Purge. This is a 2013, dystopian horror film directed by James DeMonaco. The film set in America. The film is the first in the series of the Purge films. The film is starts in 2014 when an extreme political movement is voted in to office after the collapse. The legalise an annual purge where all crime is legalised. This film follows a family and how they cope with the 12 hours where anything is legal starring Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey, to name a few.
2. A Nightmare on Elm Street
At number two, we have a classic but is still a brilliant film to this day. A nightmare on Elm Street (1984). This soon turned in to a franchise created by Wes Craven. The franchise and this film is no different centred around one main character Freddy Krueger. The fictional character was a child killer, who has come back to seek revenge on his parents for burning him alive. The first film which is probably the best focus on Krueger attacking Nancy Thompson and her friends in there dreams. The film started Robert Englund as Krueger and Heather Langenkamp as Thompson.
1. The Purge: Anarchy
The number one spot, has been given to film which is a sequel but is probably is the only squeal better than the original. The Purge: Anarchy (2014) is a follow on from The Purge. This time the story follows and a single mother, her daughter and her sick father. The film was met with mixed reviews but this film has probably provided the most jumpiest viewing experience out of this list and had that same dark sense of horror mixed with the dystopian horror genre.