True Entertaining Horror

Get into the Halloween mood by checking some of these classic horrors out over the coming month.
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1.
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists. (97 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ Horror, Comedy, Sex, Romance, Bromance and special effects that had their own Academy award invented especially for them. Landis and London's finest hour. ” - jetashltd
 
2.
Halloween (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
On Halloween night of 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After sitting in a mental hospital for 15 years, Myers escapes and returns to Haddonfield to kill. (91 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ Prooves that you don't need buckets of blood or big budget to make a true horror classic. I watch this film every Halloween. It's this seasons 'It's A Wonderful Life'. ” - jetashltd
 
3.
The Evil Dead (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons. (85 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ Prooves buckets of blood can help sometimes when dealing with a low budget film. Raimi's signature style was developed and mastered all within this one film. Check out part 2 aswell, which knocks the whole thing up a notch. ” - jetashltd
 
4.
The Shining (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. (146 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Shelly Duval may not agree, but definitely worth the Kubrick treatment. Slow burning and atmospheric. Rewarding and stands up to repeat viewings. ” - jetashltd
 
5.
Alien (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, their landing on the source planet finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform. Continuing their journey back to Earth with the attacked crew having recovered and the critter deceased, they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ The greatest sci'fi horror ever made. The iconic chest buster scene still packs a punch despite numberless parodies over the years. Aliens is a better actioner, but when it comes to suspence, original is best. ” - jetashltd
 
6.
The Exorcist (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a preteen girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. (122 mins.)
“ As shocking today as it was when it was released, and still the biggest advertisement for the catholic church. Great technique and spine tingling score. ” - jetashltd
 
7.
The Lost Boys (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires. (97 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
“ Back when Schumacher knew what he was doing, he made this hip, original, comic twist on the vampire movie that predates the inferior 'Twighlight' by a good 20 years. "No two blood suckers die the same way" ” - jetashltd
 
8.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep. (91 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
“ Before he became a walking talking joke, Krueger was the master of scares. The sequels and remake may have lessend his mystique, so if you have never seen any Elm Streets, just watch this one. Then stop. ” - jetashltd
 
9.
The Thing (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
It's the first week of winter in 1982. An American Research Base is greeted by an alien force, that can assimilate anything it touches. It's up to the members to stay alive, and be sure of who is human, and who has become one of the Things. (109 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ Carpenter again. This time swapping the dark, autum shaddows of Hadonfield for the bright, white snow of the tundra. A fantastic open ended finale. A great paranoid, claustophobic 'who-is-it'. ” - jetashltd
 
10.
Demons 2 (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A group of tenants and visitors are trapped in a 10-story high-rise apartment building infested with demons who proceed to hunt the dwindling humans down. (88 mins.)
Director: Lamberto Bava
“ OK. I don't beleive in the term 'guilty pleasue', but i do accept that few will agree with me on this one. Sometimes poorly dubbed, cheep, fun, Italian Horror is the call of the day. Lets face it, you may prefer fine dining but every so often, you can't beat a kebab. ” - jetashltd