The horror film is a genre that plays on the fears of the viewers and tries to elicit a negative emotional reaction. Some authors like Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, and Mary Shelley were worked hard to bring horror movies in an efficient manner. It always portrays the viewers nightmares, fears, revulsions, and terror. The prevalent element of these movies always depends on ghosts, extraterrestrials, vampires, werewolves, demons, gore, torture, vicious animals, evil witches, etc.,
TYPES OF HORROR MOVIES:
Horror movies can be classified into different subgenres that are mentioned below.
Action horror, Comedy horror, Body horror, Holiday Horror, Horror Drama, Psychological Horror, Science fiction horror, Slasher Horror, Splatter film, Supernatural horror, Gothic horror, Natural Horror, Zombie Horror. The name itself explains the type of the movie. The first motion picture was the adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in 1910.
TOP TEN HORROR MOVIES:
The top ten horror movies to watch them on showbox apk are:
- The Exorcist (1973)
- Halloween (1978)
- The Shining (1980)
- The Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
- Alien (1979)
- Psycho (1960)
- The Science of the Lambs (1991)
- Saw (2004)
- The Thing (2011)
- Scream (1996)
Let’s see briefly about three horror films below
The Exorcist (1973):
It is an American supernatural horror film which was directed by William Friedkin. The story was adapted from a novel by William Peter Blatty. Starring casts are Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Max von Sydow and Jason Miller. This film deals with a 12-year-old girl who was experienced with demonic possession. Her mother was struggling a lot to win back her child. The film had earned $66.3 million in distributors’ domestic rental and became the 2nd most favorite film of that year.
It is an American independent slasher film direction was made by John Carpenter and starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis. The story surrounds the murder and suicide of a six-year-old Michael Myers who returns home after fifteen years to kill again. The budget of the film was $300,000 and has grossed $47 million at the box office in the US.
The saw was an American psychological horror film. The director of the movie was James Wan. It was his feature film directorial debut.The screenplay was written by Leigh Whannell. The film stars Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Michael Emerson, Ken Leung, Tobin Bell and Leigh Whannell. This movie was a box office hit which earned $100 million in worldwide, and it was one of the most profitable horror films during that time. The saw was released in 2,315 theaters and grossed $18.2 million.
Watching horror movies will make you to prepare for the real life situations or helps to face the mysterious happenings. It helps you to relieve any stress, teaches you how to deal with the robbers or serial killers. But at the same time, it also has the negative face. It may lead even to death because of sudden heart attacks, panic, etc., so we should be aware while watching a horror movie.