With Halloween approaching, it got me thinking about how the classic horror film doesn’t really exist anymore. I haven’t seen the latest Brit flick Demons Never Die yet, but haven’t heard great things about it to be honest.
Alas, gone are the days when it used to be a proper event whenever a scary movie was about to drop in the cinema. From Nightmare on Elm Street and its sequels, Friday 13th and Child’s Play, it was enough to get everyone (old and young) excited at the prospect of being scared sh**less all in the name of entertainment!
To this day a lot of the classic horrors are a lot more frightening that the newer ones, even with the advent of the Internet, HD, improved 3D, GGI and other technologies. For me the best flicks from this genre were either the ones which were just damn right disgustingly gruesome or the ones that weren’t that scary but had a good enough storyline to keep you entertained and cause the odd heart jump in all the right places. And if you were lucky you got both.
So, in saying that…I Miss The Old School take a look at the the top five old school horror flicks (in our humble opinion of course) of all time… ‘Of all time!’ *Kanye voice*
So doing this site has been a trip so far. I enjoy writing all the posts, but there are several posts that I REALLY look forward to putting out there. These are the ones that I often save for a time when I’m really in the zone so that I can give it as much justice as I know it deserves. The list is kind of long and I haven’t really touched many of them yet. Corey Haim (above as a child star and as an adult) was definitely on this list, along with Corey Feldman, the two 80s American child actors, who I had a big crush on as a pre-teen. Sadly I never thought I would be writing this post under these circumstances – which is upon hearing the news that Corey Haim passed away earlier today (10th March, 2010) from a suspected drug overdose, at the age of just 38.
Like most kids who grew up in the 80s, this movie from 1985 has a special place in my heart! Directed by Richard Donner and written by Steven Spielberg, it has adventure, drama, laughs, good triumphing over evil, the underdog prevailing AND soppy bits – basically all the ingredients you need to make a great kid’s movie. One you never grow out of!