In the spirit of Halloween, RogueSymbiote and EyeSpyeAlex are sharing their favorite classic and current horror movies. Check out theirs and join us on our Discord channel to tell us yours!
John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982) is an absolute classic. This sci-fi thriller is full of action, suspense, and amazing practical effects. A research team based in Antarctica has to fend off an alien that can replicate the appearance of anyone and anything. The Thing is a workshop on how to cultivate suspense and paranoia in all the right ways.
Train to Busan (2016) stands out as one of the best and unique takes on the zombie genre in recent years. As a zombie virus spreads throughout South Korea, passengers of a train are frantic to reach Busan. Surprisingly, Train to Busan is full of heart and emotion. The acting is phenomenal! You feel deeply connected to the main characters and root for them to survive. Not only is this one of my favorite modern horror films, it’s one of my favorite films period.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) is one of my favorite classic horror movies. A group of friends travel to a family owned home and encounter a murderous and cannibalistic family nearby. The movie starts off building the suspense and unease that lasts throughout the entire film. This culminates into a six minute long chase scene where Sally desperately tries to flee Leatherface and his deranged family.
Hereditary (2018) is one if my favorite new horror movies that I will never watch again. Following the death of their grandmother, a family struggles with their grief and the secrets their grandmother left behind. What seems like a drama quickly segues into the dread subcategory of the horror genre in ways I wasn’t prepared for. While the supernatural and spooky elements definitely are noteworthy, watching the family deal with that felt akin to seeing something that should have been private. This invasion of privacy has left me with a feeling of unease that has lasted long past my viewing experience.