By: Elizabeth Padilla
Released: September 18, 1987
Hellraiser is a 1987 British-American horror film based on Baker’s novella titled “The Hellbound Heart”. This film follows an unfaithful wife who encounters the zombie of her dead lover, which leads to demonic cenobites pursuing him after he escapes their sadomasochistic underworld. Hellraiser was number 19 on the cable channel of Bravo’s list of 100 Scariest Movie Moments.
Horror of Dracula
Released: June 16, 1958
Horror of Dracula is a 1958 British horror film based on a Bram Stoker novel of the same name. This film follows John Harker who attacks Dracula in his castle. The vampire then travels to a nearby city, where Harker’s family lives and he preys on them. The only person that can help Harker is his colleague, Dr. Van Helsing, and fellow student of vampires. Helsing is determined to destroy Dracula, whatever the cost.
Released: September 8, 1960
Psycho, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, is a psychological horror film based on the 1959 novel of the same name by Robert Bloch. This film follows Marion Crane, an office worker in Phoenix, who is fed up with the way life is treating her. One day, Crane is trusted to bank $40,000 by her employer. Crane sees this as opportunity to take the money and start a new life, so she leaves town and heads toward Sam’s California store. But on her single night at the motel, she realizes she has made a mistake, as she realizes the young, depressed manager’s mother is an unrelenting psycho.
Released: October 25, 1978
Halloween,1978 American slasher film, tells the story of Michael Myers who is convicted of the murder of his older sister. Fifteen year later, he escapes to stalk the people of the fictional town of Haddonfield, Illinois while being chased by his former psychiatrist.
The Sixth Sense
The Sixth Sense is a 1999 supernatural horror film that follows Malcom Crowe, a child psychiatrist, who is approached by a young boy who needs his help. The boy is plagued by the visions of ghosts. The relationship with this boy deepens as Crowe learns some very disturbing truths about the boy’s vision. It has been said that this film makes others question their five-physiological sense of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch.
Drag Me to Hell
Released: May 27,2009
Drag Me to Hell is an American supernatural horror film follows Christine Brown, a loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home and later finds herself as a recipient of a supernatural curse. She turns to a soothsayer to try to save her soul while evil forces work to push against her to a breaking point. Will she be saved?