I bloody love scary things. The beauty of them is that if they’re not scary they are at the very least quite funny. Cheesy horror, stupid horror, vintage horror, and ridiculous horror, but the rarest to find is ironically scary horror. The horrifying type of horror that makes you want to sleep with a knife under your pillow, or to have your house and yourself blessed, just in case some big bad is trying to possess your ass. So, after my many endless and not always fruitful endeavors into the deep dark realms of potentially scary films, these are my top ones (in no particular order).
I probably should mention that a few of these films don’t fit into the horror genre, but it doesn’t negate the nightmares I have had after watching them. Lost Highway, one of David Lynch’s notoriously weird cinematic masterpieces, Lost Highway is a complete and forgive me for using this word – mindfuck. In the entire film I have no idea what’s really going on, and my brain hurts every time I try to get my head around it, but the terrifying thing about this film is a character in it known as The Mystery Man. He is a creepy entity that shows up sporadically throughout the film, and no one knows how or why. There are many theories on his presence, one of the main ones being that he is meant to represent the Devil. Either way, this man’s face still forever haunts me, and I am definitely not the only one.
House of Wax
Okay so I’m not going to lie, I only watched this in order to watch Paris Hilton’s hilarious death scene. But regardless of some of the terrible acting, it still makes a fun and chilling watch. Despite its crappy ratings on IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes, it really is all you could ask for in a horror film. Including but not limited to (SPOILERS) Lip Super-Gluing, ankle snipping, encasing live people in wax, skin peeling, creepy Buffalo Bill type murderers and decapitation. It’s a true gore film with a creepy element that not many gore films manage to accomplish. Plus wax figurines just give me the wiggins, you won’t catch me at Madame Tussaud’s any time soon.