Halloween Movies: What Makes them good?
What exactly makes a film “the best Halloween movie?” Is there really such a thing? Is it a specific genre? Is it any different than a scary horror film?
All scary and horror films have to be scary in some way. The problem is, if a film is scary, the audience will expect it to be scary for different reasons. Most films are not actually scary, but a combination of horror elements and scary ones. But, many movies are pure horror and are just made to frighten and scare.
Halloween Movies: Exorcist and Original Halloween Movie
A good example is The Exorcist, the first movie to really popularize the concept of a pure horror film. In this movie, the first two-thirds are pure horror, where you can practically hear the demons screaming in pain as they destroy the people and things around them.
The second two-thirds or so are actually very serious and the main character becomes an angel of mercy. However, the movie is still a pure horror movie. You can’t really see the characters suffer. The end of the film is the worst of both worlds.
Another good example is Halloween, the classic. The original film is one of the best horror films ever made. It doesn’t matter whether you were a child or a teenager, Halloween is still a timeless classic.
The original film and other versions of Halloween have a lot more humor than the other movies of its type. Even in today’s modern horror film industry, Halloween is one of the funniest films. If you look at some of today’s films, they don’t have any real humor, which is why they can be so horrifically scary. If a horror film is just pure terror without humor, it can be extremely violent and disturbing. With all the humor present, the audience doesn’t have to feel that they are being attacked as much.
Halloween Movies: The different Types
A movie can be fun, as well. But, if it has too much gore or blood or involves a lot of violence, then it would be considered a comedy. There are horror films that are funny.
So, when looking for the scariest movies of all time, keep in mind what it is you’re looking for. If it’s just pure horror, then a pure horror film, a horror film, or a pure horror-comedy, chances are it will be scarier than most of the other kinds of movies on this list.
Some of the scariest movies I’ve seen were the ones where the antagonist or monsters are quite evil. That’s a scary film because it lets the viewer know that things aren’t going to be easy. And if things were that easy, then there wouldn’t be any suspense in the movies at all.
Halloween Movies: Psycho and The Shining
Of course, the best movies of all time are ones like Halloween and Psycho. They are scary because they put us in danger. The audience always knows that something terrible is about to happen. Even if it’s just a random walk through the woods or just an encounter with a stranger, the audience always feels like they have a sense of danger. These are the scariest movies because they have the audience feeling helpless.
Another good movie is The Shining. Although it was a famous movie, it’s not that well known but it is still considered one of the scariest movies of all time.
Halloween Movies: Conclusion
But, it’s one of the scariest for the wrong reasons. People thought Jack Nicholson was going to be in a wheelchair for the rest of his life because of a scene that they shot. But, in the end, he was the same guy who walked around with a cane. This movie made it into the Halloween hall of fame and made Jack Nicholson one of the most iconic faces of Halloween.
A classic, a great, frightening, and fun-filled Halloween movie is the kind of thing that everyone can enjoy. There are other movies out there but these are the best of all time.
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