BEST HORROR MOVIES LIST
1. The Exorcist (1973):
"The Exorcist" (1973) is a groundbreaking supernatural horror film directed by William Friedkin, based on the novel of the same name by William Peter Blatty. The movie tells the story of the possession of a 12-year-old girl named Regan MacNeil (played by Linda Blair) by a demonic entity.
The plot unfolds as Regan's mother, actress Chris MacNeil (Ellen Burstyn), becomes increasingly concerned about her daughter's bizarre and disturbing behavior. As Regan's condition worsens and medical explanations prove insufficient, Chris turns to Father Karras (Jason Miller), a Jesuit priest and psychiatrist, for help. Father Karras, struggling with his own crisis of faith, eventually collaborates with the experienced exorcist Father Merrin (Max von Sydow) to perform a harrowing exorcism on Regan.
"The Exorcist" is renowned for its intense and
unsettling atmosphere, groundbreaking special effects, and powerful
performances. It explores themes of faith, the battle between good and evil,
and the vulnerability of the human psyche in the face of supernatural forces.
The film's impact has endured over the years, solidifying its place as one of
the most influential and frightening horror films in cinematic history.
2. The Shining (1980):
"The Shining" (1980) is a psychological horror film directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. The story centers around the Torrance family – Jack (Jack Nicholson), Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and their son Danny (Danny Lloyd) – who become the winter caretakers of the isolated Overlook Hotel.
Jack, a writer and recovering alcoholic, takes the job hoping the solitude will provide the perfect environment to work on his novel. However, the hotel's eerie and haunted atmosphere begins to take a toll on the family. Danny, who possesses psychic abilities referred to as "the shining," starts to experience disturbing visions related to the hotel's dark history.
As the winter progresses, Jack becomes increasingly influenced by malevolent supernatural forces within the hotel, leading to his descent into madness. The film explores themes of isolation, madness, and the supernatural, with Kubrick's distinct visual style contributing to a sense of foreboding and unease.
"The Shining" is celebrated for its iconic scenes, such as the creepy twin girls, the blood-filled elevator, and the famous "Here's Johnny!" moment. While the film initially received mixed reviews, it has since gained cult status and is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential horror films ever made.