My Current Top 25 Favorite Horror/Suspense Movies starting with #25

  • XXV. The Omen (1976) (Directed by Richard Donner)
  • XXIV. Suspiria (Dario Argento)
  • XXIII. Se7en (David Fincher)
  • XXII. Rosemary's Baby (Roman Polanski)
  • XXI. Scream (Wes Craven)
  • XX. Hellraiser (Clive Barker)
  • XIX. Wes Craven's New Nightmare (Wes Craven)
  • XVIII. The Descent (Neil Marshall)
  • XVII. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1973) (Tobe Hooper)
  • XVI. Night of the Living Dead (1968) (George A. Romero)
  • XV. The Thing (1982) (John Carpenter)
  • XIV. The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock)
  • XIII. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick)
  • XII. Misery (Rob Reiner)
  • XI. The Evil Dead (Sam Raimi)
  • X. Dead Alive (Peter Jackson)
  • IX A Nightmare on Elm Street (Wes Craven)
  • VIII. Halloween (1978) (John Carpenter)
  • VII. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock)
  • VI. Dawn of the Dead (1978) (George A. Romero)
  • V. Alien/Aliens (Tie) (Ridley Scott/James Cameron)
  • IV. Poltergeist (Tobe Hooper)
  • III. The Exorcist (William Friedkin)
  • II. Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme)
  • I. Jaws (Steven Spielberg)

Saturday, April 12, 2008

One, Two, Freddy's coming for you: A closer look at "A Nightmare on Elm Street"

Wes Craven is a well known director in the horror genre and it is "A Nightmare on Elm Street" which he is most recognized for. This represents his best work because it is very imaginative and original. He also created the horror icon Freddy Krueger which countless children around the United States have dressed up as for Halloween. The premise that a psychopath can kill his victims in their dreams is truly terrifying. Robert Englund plays Krueger to the tilt. He makes him incredibly menacing and evil. The film also marks the movie debut of Johnny Deep and he appears in one scene involving a geyser of blood that will be remembered for a long time. The movie is tremendously scary and unsettling. The music in the movie is perfect because it creates a constant ominous tone. "A Nightmare on Elm Street" is among the best horror films of the 1980s and it certainly is best film of the long series. What are your thoughts on "A Nightmare on Elm Street?"

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