Top 5 horror classics to watch this Halloween

The night of Halloween is closer than ever and that means only one thing: it’s time to jump into the horror genre and be traumatized by a beautiful classic of the genre. THE horror movie they are the ideal shock for those who tend to fall asleep while watching a film, for this reason they should be considered for the scariest night of the year (after all, don’t you want to fall asleep before having given some sweets to the children?). Today we dust off some classic and we leave you the opportunity to choose from some of the such masterpieces in addition to the cinema.

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What is the best horror movie?

Making a choice in this sense can be really very difficult, for this reason we let you choose, narrowing the field and proposing five horror movie classics that you have to see at least once in your life…

Night of the Living Dead – 1968

Night of the Living Dead is the movie that has changed and defined the figure of zombie in the cinema. The film is a real point of no return regarding these imaginary characters who, before that moment, were considered as ‘human beings under the influence of witchcraft’, they were living people, possessing a soul – as in the films horror forerunners of the genre. After 1968 a completely different narrative spiral will open for the zombies, who will be seen as protagonists of a series of highly successful films. What was once human, in Romero’s film, becomes something that is no longer quite human. Anyway, then the zombie they will even step out of their own horror comfort zones. In fact, in the second decade of the 21st century, the zombie film will come closer to science fiction. The “infected” zombies of movies World War Z And Train to Busan they modified and corrupted the genre to create a new hybrid between horror and science fiction, while other products such as The Walking Dead they mixed the horror genre with dystopia.

Aliens – 1979

Aliens (1979) is a highly regarded and influential film in the genres Thriller/Science fiction/horror. The film was directed by Ridley Scott and written by Dan O’Bannonaccomplished science fiction writer who co-wrote the Alien storyline with co-writer, Ronald Shusetteborrowing heavily from horror and the science fiction from the 50s and 60s. Scott, after seeing the commercial success of Star Warshe realized that films set in space had been well received by critics and audiences and he was right.

Aliens is considered a pioneering film in both the science fiction genre than in horror, for its imaginative use of special effects in proposing a futuristic thriller starring aliens.

Its combination of old horror motifs with new effects and futuristic technologies make Aliens one of cinema’s most ingenious and scariest films contemporary. The production design of the film was largely influenced by Star Wars by George Lucas, although the scenes have a much grittier feel. This film will serve as a starting point and will have a great influence on Blade Runnerfilm of the 1982which will show matches to some scenes from Aliens.

Rosemary’s Baby – 1968

Rosemary’s Baby is a 1968 psychological horror film directed by Roman Polanski, with a screenplay adapted from Ira Levin’s 1967 bestseller of the same name. This horror movie was the first Polanski feature film to be distributed by a major Hollywood studio (Paramount Pictures) and stars Mia Farrow as Rosemary Woodhouse. What makes Rosemary’s Baby unique is the way she combines the baroque and gothic with the contemporary cinema… But the film is also known for another, darker reason. A year after Polanski made the film, which shows about a pregnant woman being tortured by a satanic coven, the crazed followers of Charles Manson decided to kill his pregnant wife Sharon Tate along with four other people at Polanski’s home in Los Angeles. Critics often look at Rosemary’s Baby as a film produced in a particular historical moment that embodies the disillusionment and secularization of a world traumatized by war, ravaged by political dysfunction and, perhaps, forsaken by God.

The Shining – 1980

Written, directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick, Shining was released by Warner Bros in 1980 and is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. It was the twelfth feature film by Kubrick and was met with tremendous acclaim, both by critics and the public. Today Shining holds a special place in the history of cinema and is widely recognized as one of the greatest horror movies of all time. Already known for his ambitious approach to filming and production design for films such as Dr. Strangelove (1964), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and A Clockwork Orange (1971), Stanley Kubrick would spend more than a year shooting Shining, often obsessing over details like the famous elevator scene. Shelley Duvall, who played Wendy in the film, said that to shoot the scene where Jack Nicholsonwho plays Jack Torrance, breaks down the bathroom door of their hotel, it took three days and 60 stage doors.

Psycho – 1960

Hitchcock he was at the peak of his career in the late 1950s. He had enjoyed a recent string of successes with projects such as The window to the courtyard, To Catch a Thief And The Man Who Knew Too Much. However, he had always been very careful not to fall into a creative rut and, for his own 47th feature film, was ready to try something new. To this end, the assistants and trusted collaborators of Hitchcock they went through an incredible number of submissions in search of her next project – and that it turned out to be Psycho. After choosing Bloch’s novel, Hitchcock was so intent on keeping the plot twist ending a secret that he ordered one of his employees to acquire as many copies of it as possible. Psycho so as to prevent readers from finding out before seeing the film.

Top 5 horror classics to watch this Halloween