I had to put this in, one of my favourite horror films of all time but does look dated now.
Friday the 13th
(1980) Starring:Mark Nelson, Harry Crosby, Kevin Bacon Director:Sean S. Cunningham Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
On Friday, June 13th of 1958, two Camp Crystal Lake counselors, Claudette and Barry, slip away from the campfire for an illicit rendezvous. They are discovered and murdered by an unseen assailant. Two decades later, the camp is preparing to reopen. The town loony, Crazy Ralph, warns camp cook Annie ..read more »
The original version is still one of my favourite horror films of all time. Very little gore in this film is more than made up for by the sheer tension in the film.
(1978) Starring:Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, P.J. Soles Director:John Carpenter Certificate:
John Carpenter's highly influential modern horror/suspense film set the trend for two decades of re-makes and sequels. Six-year-old Michael Myers is confined to an insane asylum after stabbing his sexually active teenage sister to death on Halloween night 1963. Exactly fifteen years later Michael ..read more »
One of my favourite 'recent' horror movies. Quite a short but that means you get straight into the story and it never lets up. Highly recommended.
(2003) Starring:Emmanuelle Chriqui, Desmond Harrington, Lindy Booth Director:Rob Schmidt Certificate:
On the way to a job interview, Chris (Desmond Harrington) takes an unexpected detour down an old dirt road to avoid a traffic jam. A distracted Chris crashes into the back of a car stuck in the middle of the road, immobilised by barbed wire. The car belongs to five friends on a camping trip. Two of ..read more »
I remember seeing this when I was about 15 and it scared me to death. I still think of this as a horror because its so atmospheric and claustrophobic. The hairs on your neck stand on end whenever the Alien is about.
(1979) Starring:Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Tom Skerritt Director:Ridley Scott Certificate:
When Kane (John Hurt) and the crew of the spaceship 'Nostromo' investigate a transmission from a deserted planet, he is attacked by an unknown organism which attaches itself to his face. The crew cut the creature off, but not before it has made Kane the host of a monstrous alien killer, one which ..read more »
OK movie not brilliant by far but certainly not the worst slasher film you will see, that honour goes to Cutting Class!
(2006) Starring:Joel Moore, Tamara Feldman, Deon Richmond Director:Adam Green Certificate:
When a group of tourists on a New Orleans haunted swamp tour find themselves stranded in the wilderness, their evening of fun and spooks turns into a horrific nightmare.
The remake of THHE was much better than I anticipated. I watched it with trepidation but was pleasantly surprised. I would recommend this to anyone who likes good horror. Unfortunately I cant say the same about the sequel that I thought was as bad as this was good.
The Hills Have Eyes
(2006) Starring:Aaron Stanford, Ted Levine, Billy Drago Director:Alexandre Aja Certificate:
Wes Craven produces this remake of his 1977 classic of the same name, about the Carters, an idyllic American family travelling through the great American southwest. The family's trip takes a detour into an area closed off from the public, but more importantly from society. An area originally used ..read more »
Brilliant when I first saw it but has been parodied so many times its lost its appeal.
(1996) Starring:Joseph Whipp, Liev Schreiber, Henry Winkler Director:Wes Craven Certificate: Watch now: Included in all packages with LOVEFiLM Instant
The sleepy little town of Woodsboro just woke up screaming. There's a killer in their midst who's seen a few too many scary movies. Suddenly, nobody is safe, as the psychopath stalks victims, taunts them with trivia questions, then rips them to bloody shreds. It could be anybody... Sidney, the ..read more »
Forget the dodgy make up, still one of the most disturbing horror films of all time.
The Evil Dead
(1982) Starring:Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Betsy Baker Director:Sam Raimi Certificate: Watch now: Included in all packages with LOVEFiLM Instant
Five 20-something friends are holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead. An archaeologist's tape recording reveals that the ancient text was discovered among the Khandarian ruins of a Sumerian civilization. Playing the taped incantations, the youths unwittingly summon up ..read more »
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
(1974) Starring:Marilyn Burns, William Vail, Allen Danziger Director:Tobe Hooper Certificate:
A group of teenagers on the road in Texas stop off at the wrong farm and encounter a family gone awry. Once abattoir workers, the decay of the Southern rural economy has left them unemployed, and the directionless father and sons take to using their butchering skills on passing people. One by one, ..read more »