Film Friday: Top 5 horror movies of all time!

Film Friday: Top 5 horror movies of all time!
Film Friday: Top 5 horror movies of all time!

This Halloween weekend is the perfect time to indulge in some horror classics at home. For this week, we bring you our best picks of the topmost horror movies of all time!

The Omen

At the beginning of our list, we have Richard Donnar’s The Omen from 1976. The movie depicts the story of a married man named Robert who switches an orphaned infant with his wife’s stillborn child. As the child grows, sinister events and violent deaths start to take place around the little boy.

Soon the family comes to learn that the boy is prophesies Antichrist.

Exorcism of Emily Rose

If there is one movie that ever left me wondering about the truth for a very long time, it is indeed the 2005 horror movie Exorcism of Emily Rose. The movie is loosely based on the life events of Anneliese Michel.

The movie depicts the story of Reverend Moore who faces prosecution to perform an exorcism on a young girl named Emily The movie is a half-court drama with another half depicting the story of Emily who was believed to be possessed by demons.

The Shinning

This classic movie is the adaptation of Stephan King’s novel by the same name. Released in 1980, Stanley Kubrick directed the film. The movie depicts the story of a man named Jack who was hired to move into an isolated hotel in the mountains of Colorado. The hotel had a violent past. Soon the Caretaker develops severe dementia and starts to lose his sanity.

Kubrick’s cold and frightening The Shining challenges us to decide: Who is the reliable observer in his story? Whose idea of events can we really trust?

Halloween

We can’t talk about a Halloween movie list without mentioning well, Halloween. There have been many interesting versions of the slasher series, you have the ones from 2007 and 2009 which were directed by Rob Zombie. And you have the most recent film which came out in 2018 that redefined the series. However, John Carpenter’s original with Jamie Lee Curtis has been noted as the horror movie classic. It’s unsettling, it’s a slasher and it has one of the greatest horror themes in history.

The Exorcist

No horror film list will be complete without including this cult classic. This horror favorite follows the demonic possession of a young girl and her mother who attempts to exorcise her. This Oscar-winning film is regarded as a blueprint for future thrillers to come as it features practical effects that still manage to rival modern-day CGI. The film does not rely on typical horror tropes like jump scares and gore but instead stands out for its highly quotable script and notable acting.

With a brilliant background music score, terrifying story The Exorcist remains one of the best horror movies of all time to date!