Wes Craven’s 1984 film, A Nightmare on Elm Street is a declared masterpiece. This slasher movie has established itself as a franchise with nine movies till date. In the original film, this thriller features a clawed killer. The maniac mercilessly butchers the friends of the girl he pursues in their dreams. Hence, the girl forces herself to stay awake at any cost. A Nightmare On Elm Street is certainly Wes Craven’s most sufficient work.
It’s October again. And, what is Halloween month without a Fright-a-thon. Here’s a horror movie marathon list if you love Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street.
The Killer Inside Me
Michael Winterbottom’s The Killer Inside Me is a violent, dark, and highly disturbing movie. This cold and grimly brutal tale is based on pulp hero Jim Thompson’s novel of the same name. Cassey Affleck stars as Sheriff Lou Ford. With a police badge at his honor, this does not divest him from being a sociopath. Jessica Alba and Kate Hudson’s characters are also involved in this tale of raw violence.
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Tom Tykwer’s 2006 thriller, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, is a challenging motion picture. It follows the story of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, whose olfactory sense brings to the world the most delicate perfume. But it is the dark turn that his feelings take that drives him to do something crazy. And with this, he begins his search for the ultimate scent. His obsession with capturing the scent of young womanhood creates a rampage.
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog
Alfred Hitchcock’s first classic thriller movie, The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927). It follows the story by Marie Belloc Lowndes. Set in London, a landlady gladly welcomes her new lodger. But, soon, she suspects him to be the madman killing women in the town. This is a story loosely based on Jack the Ripper.
No horror movie list is complete without Hitchcock’s horror flicks. Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho is a psychological thriller. The character of Norman Bates is timeless. Anthony Perkins plays Bates in the movie. What makes Psycho immortal is its ability to connect with the fears of the viewers directly. One might impulsively commit a crime anytime, and this aspect is covered in this movie.
Alice Lowe’s, Prevenge is a slasher movie with a comic twist. Ruth is pregnant, and she sets out to avenge her husband’s murder. The interesting twist is that her helium-voiced, gestating baby guides her murder spree.
John Carpenter’s Halloween is a relentless thriller. This movie is rightly taken at par with Hitchcock’s classic, Psycho. This 93-minute horror flick is packed with intense thrills. Set in 1963, Halloween night, Michael Myers cruelly murders his sister. He is pushed to a mental hospital. After fifteen years, he is back to the town of Haddonfield, Illinois, to murder once again.
Luca Guadagnino’s 2018 movie, Suspiria, will not make sense if you do not engage wholly with it. The film has buried treasures in it, and it up to the viewers to yield it. The bonds of a secret sorority are precious. Susie Bannion arrives in Berlin to audition. As we win the role, the woman who is replaced to accommodate Bannion uncovers some truth. She accuses the women of the dancing studio to be engaging in witchcraft.
10 Rillington Place
Richard Fleischer’s 10 Rillington Place is a slow, deliberate, creepy yet deeply engaging thriller. John Reginald Christie is a British serial killer. The story is based on real-life events of Christie and his neighbors Tim and Beryl Evans.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre has set the stage for modern horror. The movie paints a disturbing picture of a cannibalistic family. Sally, Franklin and their friends end up as a victim to this family of cannibalistic psychopaths.
David Fincher’s 2007 movie, Zodiac maintains a dramatic rhythm and tension throughout. A meticulous art movie, it never fails to grip the attention of the viewers. A cartoonist becomes obsessed with revealing the identity of the zodiac killer. This zodiac killer has created a terror in the people of Northern California.
These movies have their distinct horror touch, which does not overlap. It will undoubtedly appease your horror cravings this Halloween season. So, watch them all keep your horror wits sharp.