The Top Three Horror Movies Of All Time

The Top Three Horror Movies Of All Time

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Fear is one of the most primal emotions that all of us at some point will feel. It’s a troubling and often upsetting feeling of dread and of the uncertain so why do we get such a thrill from having a good scare every now and then? You may find yourself watching a good horror movie and spending the majority of your time trying to view it through the cracks in your fingers but even if that is the case which would be the best horror movies to pick from?

THE EXORCIST (1973)

The 1970’s were filled with iconic horror movies that quite literally helped reshape the genre and are often considered to be the perfect templates for terror. It’s true that these unsettling subject matters have been replicated and reused again and again over the years however some movies get it absolutely spot on and nothing that has come since has ever really managed to better them. And that can certainly be said of William Friedkin’s horrifically realistic possession movie ‘The Exorcist’.

The movie shocked audiences around the world with its truly shocking depiction of exorcism, especially as the source of the possession was through an innocent 12 year old girl which made some of the viewing quite uncomfortable. ‘The Exorcist’ barely made much of an appearance in the UK following its original theatrical run mostly due to certain certification issues during the 80’s which only helped fuel its notoriety during this time. But one thing is certain ‘The Exorcist’ has defined the genre and has been borrowed heavily from in some form or another ever since.

THE SHINING (1980)

There have been endless adaptations of classic Stephen King novels and short stories over the years. Some have been outstanding, some have picked up Oscar nominations and some have been downright terrible. Thankfully however Stanley Kubrick’s version of King’s supernatural chiller ‘The Shining’ was an absolute masterpiece. There’s plenty to take away from this epic horror outing and it’s a movie filled with Kubrick’s legendary drive for perfection. King has often stated how much he loathes the movie for various reasons there’s no denying it’s an incredible achievement and a truly terrifying experience.

‘The Shining’ has been pondered upon for many years since its release. Whilst one viewer will see it simply as a tense, thrilling all-out horror experience there have plenty of those who have interpreted it in completely different ways. Whether it’s a subtle nod to Native American genocide or a way in which Kubrick could confess to faking the moon landings. Despite some of these ludicrous claims, even though some do appear to hold some validity, it’s a movie that every lover of horror should check out immeditately.

JAWS (1975)

There are movies that can make you afraid of the dark and there are entries in the horror world that have influenced you to stay well clear of clowns, dolls and even Japanese schoolgirls. But there’s just one that has meant that a whole generation of cinema-goers have thought twice about entering the water. It’s another entry that sits prominently in the list of Top Horror Movies from Europalace and it’s the movie experience that put filmmaker Steven Spielberg’s name on the map.

Jaws is an astonishingly accomplished horror project from the up and coming director and even though Spielberg was faced with an almost unending series of production issues right from the start he was still able to bring his vision, based on the original novel by author Peter Benchley, most viscerally to life. It is most fondly remembered as a truly terrifying creature feature filled with memorable jump scare moments that have influenced so many since, but it’s so much more than that. It may well be a frightening horror flick based around an unpredictable underwater beast with more teeth than the Osmond family but for us it’s a movie about a trio of richly different characters who set out to hunt down this killer shark for their own personal reasons and how they interact with each other.

 

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