In the world of horror movies, certain films stand out for their ability to shock and terrify audiences. “The Blair Witch Project” revolutionized the genre with its unique found footage style and immersive storytelling in 1999. “Psycho,” a classic film from 1960, redefined horror with its iconic shower scene and exploration of psychological terror. “The Human Centipede,” a 2009 film, pushed boundaries with its grotesque premise of surgically connecting humans to create a “centipede.” Together, these films represent a cross-section of horror. They showcase how the genre has evolved over time to deliver chilling and unforgettable experiences.
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Directors: Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez
Three daring university students enter a forest in search of a myth that turns out to be all too real, and when they go looking for them they only find the recorded material. After this movie came quite a few cheesy movies that blatantly imitated her… This is the best.
Scariest moment: The last scene, when the camera falls to the ground. That the witch is never seen is something that bothered some, but what is most scary is usually what cannot be seen.
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Hitchcock started the trend of murdering one of the movie’s stars very early on in this movie icon. It tells the story of a woman (Janet Leigh) who on the run accepts the generosity of a stranger (Anthony Perkins). Bad selection.
Scariest Moment : Perkins’ crazy grin when he talks to himself in his mother’s voice.
The Human Centipede (2009)
Director: Tom Six
Some American tourists seek help after suffering a flat tire on their car. Instead of finding what they’re looking for, they find a German surgeon with Nazi leanings who has worse plans for them than death.
Scariest moment: If you haven’t had to undergo surgery yet, you’re sure to lose heart after seeing how the digestive mechanisms of the human centipede work.