The goal is to pick out films to show someone who has never watched horror films. Choose the movies you think would be best suited for them to understand the genre.
Started by Horrific Healing, several other bloggers have jumped in and offered their Top Introduction to Horror Films lists. We want you to post your list, too!
My Top ‘Introduction to Horror’ Films
I went with 15 , Here’s My List:
5 – Psycho – psychological horror and Hitchcock represented
6 – Texas Chainsaw Massacre – gotta’ have the chainsaw
7 – Jaws – nature horror and Spielberg
8 – Halloween – got to have a Carpenter film and slasher film represented
9 – Nightmare on Elm Street – Wes Craven’s best
10 – Alien – Sci-fi horror
11 – The Evil Dead – possession film and black comedy
12 – Hellraiser – Clive barker represented
13 – The Ring – Representing J-Horror style
14 – The Mist – S.King represented, not to mention Greg Nicoterra from The Walking Dead
15 – Quarantine or REC – representing the found footage/handheld style
So, I have represented here: gothic, slasher, ghost story, revenge horror, monster movie, found footage, J-Horror, black & white films, psychological horror, animal/nature horror, demonic possession, black humor and sci-fi horror. That just about covers it.
As you can see I’m partial to American films. After this introduction, I would have another list for foriegn horror films and cover Italian, Spanish and true Asian cinema for my unsuspecting friend to watch.
I know a lot of these are the usual suspects but, they are the best in their categories, why give a new viewer something sub par? Besides, these are all films I really love and wouldn’t mind watching again with somebody.
I say that if you do a list, you should link the other posts that have come before yours. So here are the links to the other posts: