5. The Haunting In Connecticut (2009)
The Haunting in Connecticut is basicly a fine psychological horror movie. It is directed by Peter Cornwell. The movie tells the story of Campbell family. The family has 4 children and the older son of them is sick, got cancer. So they decide to move to a house near the hospital, only to find out that the place they moved in is not for living.
The movie is based on the true story of Snedeker family, which was written by Ray Garton in the book “In a Dark Place: The Story of a True Haunting (1992)”. The real story is also said to be related with the Warrens, the demonologists. It is one of the finest haunting stories ever told on silver screen.
4. Open Water (2003)
Jaws was the sole horror movie that made us re-think when we’re entering the water. Untill they did Open Water in 2003… It is a shark movie for sure, but not an ordinary one. It’s highly thrilling and truely sad and horrifying story.
The movie is directed by Chris Kentis. It tells the true story of a couple, who goes to scuba diving when they’re on holiday and never come back. The team counts the divers wrong and mistakenly leave them behind, in the open water. The struggle they make to stay alive is so very thrilling. Without a doubt, Open Water is the reason why people re-think when they decide to go to scuba diving today. It is the new Jaws of 2000s.
3. The Amityville Horror (1979)
It is a nicely done classical horror movie. The most terrifying thing about this movie is that the way it describes a haunting. In 1979, the movie literally shocked the nation and the countries that it was released.
It is directed by Stuart Rosenberg and it stars James Brolin and Margot Kidder. Lutz family moves to a new house. However in that house a mass murder took place a year ago. But they don’t know about it. Shortly after strange things begin to happen in the house and suddenly the father of the family begins to be hostile to his family. Amityville Horror totally inspired a bunch of new directors. It created a total sub-genre in the haunting movie genre. Today, every single haunting movie has aspects of this classic horror.
2. The Conjuring (2013)
It is new, but it is a classic already. Well, James Wan knows how to scare people… Some critics suggested that The Conjuring became a huge success because there were not good horror and haunting movies around for a while. However most critics believe that The Conjuring is a true classic.
Based on a real story that involves Warrens, The Conjuring tells the story of a horrible haunting. The Conjuring is directed by James Wan. It stars Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as Ed and Lorraine Warren. It also stars Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor as Perron family. Warrens accept the invitation of Lili Taylor and immediately realize that the new house that Perrons moved is haunted by several spirits. However one of them is the worst. The story takes place in 1971 in Rhode Island. So the movie has that vintage feeling and nice touches. A sequel to the The Conjuring, The Conjuring: The Enfield Poltergeist is said to be released in 2016.
1. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Much of the young people don’t like vintage horror. They find good-old horror movies as boring and not entertaining. Visual effects are not sufficient today and some of the stories seem dull. However it must be known that 1974 Tobe Hooper movie Texas Chainsaw Massacre is the movie that started all. Today if you enjoy those boody-disgusting movies and teen-slashers that takes place in the country-side, that’s because Tobe Hooper shot Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
When the movie was released it totally, literally shocked the nation. Some people couldn’t even stand to watch it and left the theatres. The Leatherface became a total nightmare for the teenagers of the time and todat the character is among the most unforgettable characters of entire cinema history. It is the first movie which creates a horror from the class and social status differences. It is the first country-guys-kill-the-tourist-indecent-teenagers type movie. Literally the father of that genre. Tobe Hooper’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre is based on the story of Ed Gein, who is the number one of top 10 most notorious series killers of the world through the time. However some critics suggest that the movie itself is even more terrifying than the real story of Ed Gein.