In the artistic cinema there is such a genre – a horror film. Their goal is to intimidate the viewer as much as possible, to inspire him with alarm. Directors are skillfully practicing in inventing all the new tools for this. It is believed that the first horror films appeared at the end of the XIX century.
There are own subgenres here. Someone like resurrected zombies, and someone enjoys the black humor in such pictures. Among all the horror films there were those who made up the classics of this genre. These films are rightly considered the most-most terrible. Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
This film was shot in 1974 by director Toub Hooper. The tape tells about young people who fell victim to a whole family of crazy maniacs. Those alternately killed their victims, and only the girl Sally, the main heroine, could save herself. She miraculously managed to escape from the main villain, who was waving a chainsaw. It was this weapon that became the main symbol of the film. The director himself came up with the idea of the film when he saw the chainsaw in the store. A prototype of the family-cannibals was the then known criminal Ed Gaine. The film had a lot of blood, but not all of this was tomato paste. The actors themselves received several injuries during the filming. Despite the prohibitions, the film received a good profit. At the box office, he raised $ 30 million. And in 2003 there was even filmed a remake of that picture, which also was a success.
This film was the first part of the trilogy about the coming to Earth of Antichrist. A lot of fear on the viewer was driven by the music that received the Oscar. The film was released in 1976, directed by Richard Donner. It tells about a diplomat whose son is dead. The man adopted a child who was orphaned and was of the same age as the deceased. But when the boy is 4 years old, something terrible begins to happen in the family. The teacher is hung up, and the other is against the child’s visit to the church. The boy is avoided by animals, and the crazy priest convinces the diplomat that his son was inhabited by the antichrist. The film turned out to be so terrible that at its premiere, a few patients received a heart attack. The budget of the tape was 2.8 million, another 6 million was spent on advertising. At the same time in the rental “Omen” collected more than $ 60 million. And in this case a remake was made, it was released in 2006.
This film was directed by Gore Verbinski in 2002. But very few people know that the tape was a remake of the Japanese “Bell”, they say, even more terrible. With a budget of 48 million worldwide, this horror film raised $ 250 million. The original cost 40 times less. A girl journalist is investigating the mysterious deaths of teenagers. The heroine learns that they all died after watching a terrible video and a subsequent phone call, predicting an imminent death. The girl looked with her son the ill-fated film and now she only has a week to find out the truth. In the first week of the show in American cinemas, each viewer was put in his place a cassette with the most terrible record. Cassettes were then scattered through the streets of Los Angeles, thereby promoting the film. In 2005, “Bell-2” was released, and in 2012 the third part of the terrible history is expected.
Nightmare on Elm Street.
This horror film turned into a whole series. In total, 9 pictures were taken with this name. The first of them was published in 1984. It is believed that this horror film could save “New Line Cinema” from bankruptcy. The story tells about teenagers living on Elm Street in a small town. All of them in a dream meet with the same nightmare. A man in a red-green striped sweater with a disfigured face and with blades on his fingers trying to kill them. Killed in a dream die and in reality. This film with a budget of 1.8 million dollars only in America has collected 25 million. The tape lit the stars of Johnny Depp and Robert Englund. And the name of Freddy Krueger became a household name in the realm of horror. Based on the film, comics, books, video games were also published, and a huge number of parodies were made.To fall asleep after watching such a picture was quite difficult. And what if Freddie comes to you?
Witch of Blair: coursework from the other world.
This film turned out to be quite unusual. His budget was only 20 thousand dollars, and he collected at the box office 250 million. The picture was filmed by representatives of independent cinema. The movie was filmed by amateur cameras, while viewers thought that these were real events. This was also the subject of advertising. The film was filmed by students who decided to create a real movie about the local witch in the forest. However, young people soon lost their way. For several nights in a row strange sounds were heard around them – weeping, steps. In the forest were found mystical symbols of stones and twigs. At the end of the film the guys got into an abandoned house, where someone grabs them. At the same time, the camera falls to the floor. The film was shot only 8 days, while for real fatigue and irritability of the actors they were given less and less food. “The Blair Witch” has spawned a new horror genre – pseudo-documentary. For reliability, the filmmakers even came up with their own legend about a witch who lived in the forest near the village of Blair.
In the genre of pseudo-documentalism, this picture is also removed. Its budget has become even smaller – only 15 thousand dollars, and it has collected almost 200 million. The shooting lasted only 10 days. The film was released in 2007, only after 2 years it was admitted to the national rental. The story tells of a young couple who moved to a new house. At night they hear strange sounds. To find out the truth, the spouse bought a video camera, on which the events in the bedroom are taken at night. Every night something happens in the house. Unknown force leaves traces, smashes glass, drags a woman by the leg, pulls a blanket. The situation is constantly being pumped up, people are waiting for the whole movie that something is about to happen. The tape was taken off three endings. One was shown in cinemas, another – original, is available on the Internet, and the third, alternative, the creators placed on DVD. But everywhere people demonic power wins people, which is impartial and the camera shows.
This picture is the latest in our list. It was shown in 2011. With a budget of 1.5 million, he has already collected around the world nearly $ 100 million. The tape tells about a family couple, who, together with the children, move to a new house. However, all things have not yet been unpacked, as strange things begin to happen around them. Objects move to other places, strange sounds are heard. In addition, the ten-year-old son of the four fell into a coma. A few months later, the doctors spread their hands and brought him home. Mysterious phenomena around continue. As a result, it turns out that the boy in this state is directly connected with the paranormal world. Dalton is not at all in a coma, he went into the astral, which he knew how to do before. You have to go to the other world to get your father out of there. However, demons have long been hunting for this family …
This horror film has a sci-fi basis. He was removed by a little-known at the time director Ridley Scott. The tape of 1979 tells of a dangerous and aggressive extraterrestrial creature, Alien. He gradually hunts down and kills the entire crew of the ship. The main role, officer Ripley, played Sigourney Weaver. Her character was the only one who survived. She herself, it seemed, had destroyed the Alien. The film with a budget of 11 million collected 10 times more. For visual effects and scenery “Stranger” received 2 Oscars. Over the appearance of the terrible monster worked well – his skull was created on the basis of a real human, while creating the entrails used the remains of fish and shellfish. And the remains of cows from the slaughterhouse jumped from the eggs into the face of the beholder. Spectators were afraid of a terrible, dangerous monster, which tears people up. On the basis of the film, three more sequels were shot, each of which was shot by Weaver.
This film was repeatedly recognized as the most terrible, having won in this nomination a lot of prizes. He left in 1973, but the tape is relevant today. In the film, the main thing is not special effects, murders or blood streams. The atmosphere itself is frightening here. Not surprisingly, with a budget of 12 million, the film grossed as much as 440 million at the box office. At the same time, the “Exorcist” received two more Oscars, although he was nominated for 10 awards at once. The film tells about unusual phenomena that occur immediately with several people. It seems that they are infiltrated by an evil spirit. Only a priest can expel the devil, which he manages, true at the cost of his own life. It is interesting that the Rev. John Nikola, who created a monograph on this subject, acted as a technical consultant.
This horror film was shot by Stanley Kubrick after the book by Stephen King in 1980. Already these same names guarantee a qualitative and profound film. Although in the first months of the show the picture received many negative reviews, today “Shining” is present in all ratings of scary movies. In the title role, Jack Nicholson starred. His hero hires a watchman in an empty hotel, although he is a writer by profession. In an empty house tenants constantly see ghosts, this eventually drives the writer crazy. He begins to try to kill his wife and son, but in the end he manages to escape. The very same character Nicholson dies from the cold, lost in the labyrinth of the garden. The budget picture was 19 million dollars, and the fees – 44 million. Nicholson himself was approved for the role far from immediately. The director wanted the viewer to see how the writer was gradually losing his mind. And Jack looks a little crazy from the very beginning.