Screamin’ Scott’s Top 5 Scariest Horror Films of All Time
Here’s a list of some of my “All Time Favorites,” from a kid till now. Make sure to write me and tell me some of your favorite movie that made your list. Let’s start with the one that gave me the most chills.
#1 “Black Sunday.” Growing up this movie gave me nightmares that lasted to this day. Thanks to Detroit horror movie host, Sir Graves Ghastly. My only Italian gothic horror film directed by Mario Bava and starring Barbara Steele, John Richardson. The movie plot is in the 1630s. Asa Vajda, a vampiric witch, and her relative Javutich, are sentenced to death for sorcery by Asa’s brother Griabi. Asa vows revenge and puts a curse on Griabi’s descendants. Bronze masks with sharp spikes on the inside are placed over Asa and Javutich’s faces and hammered into their flesh, but a sudden storm prevents the villagers from burning them at the stake. Rest of movie is blood and vengeance. Pretty cool, right?
#2 Vincent Price in “The House on Haunted Hill.” The undisputed king of horror movies. My favorite actor by far when it comes to movie classics. Vincent Price as eccentric millionaire Frederick Loren. He and his wife, Annabelle, have invited five people to the house for a “haunted house” party. When one of the guests double dips a chip all hell breaks loose. Just kidding. The plot is whoever stays in the house for one night will earn $10,000. As the night progresses, all the guests are trapped inside the house with ghosts, murderers, and other terrors.
#3 “The Ghost Train.” This 2006 movie really made me jump out of my seat a few times. Only thing in searching for this movie is finding it with English sub titles. the Plot : On her way to school, high school girl Nana sees a train accident. Then Nana and her friend Kanae start to come across various bizarre phenomena, including red fingerprints and a female spirit who ‘lives’ on the station platform. One day, Nana’s younger sister is lost, and the only possibility seems to be that she had been taken by these spirits. Lots of twists and turns. Great camera tricks that have a big time, “gotcha” factor.
#4 ” The Blob.” This 1958 classic stars a young Steve McQueen. In fact, Steve McQueen was paid $3,000 for this role. Plot: This sci-fi classic follows teenagers Steven McQueen) and his girl, Jane, as they try to protect their hometown from a gelatinous alien life form that engulfs everything it touches. The best time as a kid was see this film at a all night Horror film fest at the Original Gratiot Drive in when I had my first car.
#5 “Murder by Death.” My list wouldn’t be complete with out one movie that was in the scare comedy list. I mean, to laugh at someone getting murdered? This is one to watch all the way through. Best part it’s packed full of Hollywood actors. The Plot: Five of the Best private eyes, including Sam Diamond (Peter Falk), Sidney Wang (Peter Sellers) and Jessica Marbles (Elsa Lanchester), are invited to the mysterious Lionel Twain’s castle for a dinner party. There, they are told that Twain plans an unsolvable murder in the house at midnight. No Spoilers but you will be amazed at the whole movie. I really don’t want to spoil anyone’s fun with this favorite of mine.
Some of my all time favorites are on this list. I could go one and on. Growing up, watching TV’s King Ron Sweed as The Ghoul every Saturday Night on channel 50 and channel 20. Saturday afternoon, my neighbor John and myself always watched “Sir Graves Ghastly Presents,” a horror movie show with Lawson J. Deming as Sir Graves Ghastly that was screened from right here in Detroit. Enjoy some of my favorites and in the words of Sir Graves, “Happy Haunting.”