After over three months of covering haunted locations around Louisiana, I decided to take a break from things and touch on my second vice: horror movies. As I mentioned with my blog on The Stanley Hotel, I have always had a certain penchant for the mad and macabre that makes up our beloved horror movies. Horror movies of today are so predictable, as the ho-hum “jump scares” have become so repetitive, you can pretty much get the jest of the whole movie by simply watching the trailer. I have always had much respect for the classics of the 70’s and 80’s, as they truly paved the way and have never been replicated since. I have compiled a list of my personal favorites in the order that I find best. Be advised this is strictly my opinion so save the tar and feathering for another day!
14. Tales From the Crypt (1972): It is an anthology film consisting of five separate segments, based
12. Phantasm (1979): A classic in the realm of independent horror, Phantasm
10. Dawn of the Dead (1978): One of the best zombie films of all times, the
8. Carrie (1976): It doesn't get better than Stephen King's Carrie in the
6. The Hills Have Eyes (1977): Another early classic by Craven, a family
4. Alien (1979): The first space horror of its kind, Alien uses all the perfect
2. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974): Not making this my number one