Get ready for a spine-chilling ride as we delve into some of the 5 Best Horror Movies of All Time. From the suspenseful and creepy “It Follows” to the intense and terrifying “Hostel,” these films will keep you on the edge of your seat. “The Orphanage” will have you questioning what is real and what isn’t, while “House of 1000 Corpses” and “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” will leave you horrified and disturbed. Join us as we explore these unforgettable horror films that will haunt your nightmares long after the credits roll.
It Follows (2014)
It Follows has been the horror revelation of the last few years.
Released in theaters in 2014, its fame spread in a short time thanks to the word of mouth of fans of the genre, for which it represented a real breath of fresh air.
It Follows leaves you breathless right from the opening: we are in a classic American neighborhood of terraced houses, a girl excitedly leaves the house and gets into the car.
Arriving near a beach, she phones her father to tell him that everything is ok and that she loves him.
The next morning his body lies on the beach, in a sort of decomposed human sculpture.
Another girl is dating a guy she likes, but after making love on a less-than-relaxing evening, he knocks her out.
When she wakes up, she finds herself tied to a chair in a remote area, while the boy still in shock tells her that he has passed on ‘one thing’ that will follow, until like him, she can pass it on to someone else.
The filmmakers of It Follows have perfected the telling and staging of a film filled with presences, mystery, impersonable evil, and sudden violence.
The Orphanage (2007)
Juan Antonio Bayona’s first film, produced by Guillermo del Toro, offers a highly sophisticated horror experience.
Bayona plays with genre clichés to tell us a stolen childhood story.
Laura lived the first years of her life in an orphanage , then was adopted.
As an adult, Laura returns to that place so important to her childhood together with her husband and the little one they have adopted, Simon.
However, the child begins to have a series of strange imaginary friends who, before long, will insinuate themselves into their family life in the form of tangible and disturbing presences.
Gothic atmospheres, childish dirges and suspense make The Orphanage a great classic of fear, as well as a truly remarkable film work.
Hostel is the film that, more than any other, has brought a far more gruesome subgenre of horror, splatter , to a level of mainstream fame.
A group of friends leave for Slovakia for a vacation filled with sex and fun, but things take a terrifying turn, and they are thrown into a real nightmare while backpacking.
Eli Roth ( Terror Firmer, Cabin Fever, The Last Exorcism ) signs a cult of perverse violence, all based on torture as pure entertainment for its own sake.
If you are one of those who cover their eyes during bloody scenes in horror movies, let’s say that Hostel is not really for you.
House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
Rob Zombie, in addition to his notoriety as the former frontman of the US metal band White Zombie , is also a very good director.
His is Halloween – The Beginning , a splendid slasher remake-prequel operation of the classic by Carpenter (which we talked about above).
Among his provocative films with a dark soul, however, the most famous remains The House of 1000 Corpses (2003), which among other things presents one of the most iconic and scary clowns in the history of cinema: Doctor Satan.
It is on his trail that, on Halloween night, a group of boys sets out.
Aboard their car, on a rainy autumn evening, the four friends go in search of oddities for a ‘tour guide’ they are working on.
It is at a gas station with an adjoining museum of horrors that they learn the story of Doctor Satan, a legendary local assassin, who they decide to visit.
Rob Zombie takes all his underground culture from b-movies and trash TV and puts it into this film which, with a hypnotic video-style language, offers us a new and hilarious genre cult.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Tobe Hooper signed another – in this ranking you will also find his Poltergeist – scary classic with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre , which Marcus Nispel remade in 2003 with Jessica Biel.
The original title of the film is The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and tells the story of the misadventures of a group of boys who end up in the clutches of a family of ruthless assassins.
Among its components, the most iconic and unforgettable is Leatherface – so much so that it has a dedicated spin-off, filmed in 2007 by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Mary – famous for its human skin mask, a butcher’s apron and the chainsaw always in action .
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of those horror movies that taught us how important it is in genre cinema to create a scary monster not only in action, but also in features.
A monster impossible to forget, to see him cyclically return to our worst nightmares.
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