- The Shining (1980)
The Shining is a personal favorite of mine. 11/10 would recommend! Brilliantly done – the aesthetics are killer. Great characters and plot as well. Stanley Kubrick and Stephen King outdid themselves.
- A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
A Nightmare on Elm Street is a film y’all need to check out simply because it’s a classic. The modern, remade movies are super lame – make sure to watch the original. Warning: Freddy is one creepy dude and ya might have trouble sleeping afterwards.
- Carrie (1976)
Carrie had me ~terrified~ for a good while. Given this film was produced in the 70s, the effects are pretty impressive. The relatable plot reels you in and BAM – a bunch of crazy shenanigans go down and you’re hiding behind a pillow.
- Night of the Living Dead (1968)
I actually watched Night of the Living Dead for the first time in a film analysis class here at Miami and really enjoyed it (FST 201 was amazing). Yeah, the effects aren’t realistic but that is what gives this movie a unique sort of beauty – an older production allows you step back and reflect on how much the industry has evolved!
- The Exorcist (1973)
The Exorcist is the scariest movie I have ever seen, period. If you want scary – The Exorcist is just that. I don’t know why this particular film gives me chills. Probably because there is a lot of gore. UGH ew. Good movie though. Also well done for being produced in the early 70s.