Survival Horror

An extremely young Corey Feldman, playing Tommy Jarvis in “Friday the 13th, Part 4: The Final Chapter.” Tommy used his love of special effects make-up as his way to vanquish Jason.
Barlow, the vampire from the 1979 TV mini-series based on Stephen King’s “Salem’s Lot.”
An extremely simple, but very creepy effect in “A Nightmare on Elm Street”.
Pinhead and his Cenobites, from the Clive Barker penned and directed “Hellraiser”.
To this day, the special effects in John Carpenter’s “The Thing” are a terrifying achievement.
The latest incarnation of The Shape A.K.A Michael Myers
It’s a bad night for “An American Werewolf in London”.
Horror has a long history of using cults to get at our fears. Ari Aster’s “Midsommar” is an extremely unnerving recent example. Evidence of a Cult of Victimhood, be it real or cinematic, has yet to be found.
“Salò or the 120 Days of Sodom” is one of the most controversial films in cinema history. It’s also a film about the consequences of a society which rewards sadism and treats power as its own reason.
Francis Ford Coppola’s “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” isn’t just thematically sensual, it’s visually stunning enough to describe the cinematography, art design and costume design as sensual to the eye as well.
One of the great new films and film makers in the genre
A brilliantly directed and acted chiller from Karyn Kusama, which has been unfortunately overlooked.

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