Tag: horror

28 Days Later

31 Horror Movies I Own #14: 28 Days Later In 2002, Danny Boyle shook up the zombie genre by introducing us to a virus that turned almost everyone into undead brain-cravers possessing super strength and scariest of all: INCREDIBLE SPEED. No more outrunning hoards of zombies—28 Days Later suggests that if you find yourself in

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The Return of the Living Dead

31 Horror Movies I Own #11: The Return of the Living Dead “Send. More. Cops.” If any movie cemented my love for Zombie apocalypses, it has to be 1985’s The Return of the Living Dead. Like any good horror-obsessed-alternative teenager in the 80s, I saw this (it has The Cramps and The Damned on the

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Suspiria

31 Horror Movies I Own #10: Suspiria After seeing Lamberta Bava’s Demons (which I picked up because of the cover), I became obsessed Italian horror, and in particular, with tracking down screenwriter Dario Argento’s entire catalog. Billed as having “the most vicious murder scene ever filmed” when it was released, the 1977 cult classic Suspiria

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Re-Animator

31 Horror Movies I Own #8: Re-Animator A long-time Re-Animator fan, one of the best memories I have is of heading to The Grand Illusion with friends to see a screening and meet Director Stuart Gordon, who introduced the film with hilarious tales of how it started as a stage play, and how they’d throw

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Ginger Snaps

Horror Movies I Own #5: Ginger Snaps “Out by 16 or dead in the scene, but together forever…” Ginger Snaps is one of those surprising little horror films that I might have skipped over if several friends hadn’t assured me I’d love it—and I do. How could I not love a story about death-obsessed Goth

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

31 Horror Movies I Own #4: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) Another horror film that gets a bad wrap for being “too dated”, the original TCM still holds its place among the top of the very small list of movies that actually scare me. The key to the scariness of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is

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May

31 Horror Movies I Own #3: May May stands out as one of my favorites because it’s so far from the typical horror-film plot that it’s wholly unlike anything else I’ve seen. It’s like a horror movie wrapped around a super-creepy psychological thriller, and the unique thing about May is May, herself. Angela Bettis plays

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Jeepers Creepers

31 Horror Movies I Own #2: Jeepers Creepers I know people complain about Jeepers Creepers being too slow, but the way Director Victor Salva paced this thing is pure perfection. Every beat is loaded with suspense, and even if you think you know what’s going to happen next, you totally don’t. Following brother Darry (Justin

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