Top 8 bad ass heroines in horror

Helpless victims make for awesome villains, but what helps some horror movies stand alone is the seemingly bad ass and powerful protagonist fighting back against whatever adversity is against them. They often make for fan favourites and with that comes fan favourite movies. Below is the 8 that surely grabbed your attention.

8. Clarice Starling – Silence of the Lambs

 

7. Selene – Underworld series

 

6. Laurie Strode – Halloween

 

5. Sidney Prescott – Scream franchise

 

4. Sarah – The Descent

 

3. Ellen Ripley – Alien

 

2. Alice – Resident Evil franchise

 

1. Jennifer – I Spit on Your Grave

Top 10 Stephen King Film adaptations

Stephen King is universally known as the literary king of horror. Not all his horror books have become horror movies, with his cinematic world ranging from dramas, to horror, and stopping in between with thrillers. Although privy to straight horror here at All Things Horror with rare mentions of other genres, today i will be ranking  King’s work regardless of genre on the eve of his newest instalment, The Dark Tower.

10. Christine (1983)

 

9. Pet Sematary (1989)

 

8. The Dead Zone (1983)

 

7. Misery (1990)

 

6. Green Mile (1999)

 

5. 1408 (2007)

 

4. Stand By Me (1986)

 

3. Carrie (1976)

 

2. The Shinning (1980)

 

1. Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Top 10 horror franchises

Horror franchises are rarities, but when they are created, more often than not they are both outstanding in their field, and within the whole film industry. They usually contain a character who has become some sort of pop culture figure and or have a cult following in the masses. They aren’t always the big budget films, no, some horror franchises are derived on their extremism and individuality, which encompasses a unique following that helps fuel more creations. Below is a list of the greatest horror movies franchises to date based on, number of installations, influence and grossing.

10.  Paranormal Activity

 

9. Evil Dead

 

8.  Alien

 

7.  Scream

 

6. Romero’s Dead Zombie

 

5. Texas Chainsaw Massacre

 

4. Halloween

 

3. Saw

 

2. Nightmare On Elm Street

 

1.Friday the 13th

Top 10 horror movies that outdid their original (remakes and sequels)

Movies in general are notorious for having reboots and sequels that aren’t comparative to their original. The lack of authenticity and overkill of CGI are just some of the tropes that ruin a standalone film, but in the rare insistence were a movie has been redone or added to in a way that furthers their reception deserves to have recognition. It is not an easy feat after all. Here is the 10 best examples of this in the horror realm.

 

10. Aliens (1986)

 

9. Friday the 13th: Final Chapter (1984)

 

8. Evil Dead 2 (1987)

 

7. The Hill’s Have Eyes (2006)

 

6. Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

 

5. Dawn of  the Dead (1978)

 

4. The Ring (2002)

 

3. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

 

2. The Devil’s Rejects (2005)

 

1. Saw 2 (2005)

Top 10 horror movie sub genres

Horror movie sub-genres have their niches that attract certain crowds. Torture films, Slashers and Zombie Horror for example, all appeal in certain ways through storytelling and scare tactics, but not all have delivered movies that have been worth while watching. Here is my unbiased list of the top 10 horror sub genres as it stands today.

10.  Action Horror (Blade, Resident Evil)

 

9. Comedy Horror (Scary Movie, Zombieland)

 

8. Science Fiction Horror (Alien, The Descent)

 

7. Torture Horror (Hostel, Saw)

 

6.  Found-Footage  (The Blair Witch Project, Rec)

 

5. Zombie Horror (Dawn of the Dead, 28 Days Later)

 

4. Haunting Horror (The Conjuring, Poltergeist)

 

3.  Possession Horror (The Exorcist, Prince of Darkness)

 

2.  Psychological Horror (The Shining, The Ring)

 

1.  Slasher (Halloween, Psycho)

Top 10 horror movies by the sea

In honour of Shark Week and its frenzy , here is a list of the 10 greatest shark/monster/ maritime related horror films that  have kept our feet dry.

10.  The Abyss (1898)

 

9. Open Water (2003)

 

8. Below (2002)

 

7. Black Water (2007)

 

6. The Shallows (2016)

 

5.  The Host (2006)

 

4. Ghost Ship (2002)

 

3.  Piranha (2010)

 

2. The Bay (2012)

 

1. Jaws (1975)

My 10 all time favourite horror films

No, this is not my opinion of the 10 best horror movies ever, this is purely a list of MY 10 favourites. These are the horror films, critically acclaimed or not, that have given me the most pleasure and inspiration (as a writer not a serial killer  l o l). These are the 10 horror movies that i have, and will continue to watch over and over again. Despite my love for the genres origins, i know what i have listed will cause some offence to purists of the genre, but hey! if you don’t like it, go make your own fucking list. This is the only list i will be creating that is bias and subjective.

 

10. V/H/S (2012)

 

9. Psycho (1960)

 

8. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

 

7. REC (2007)

 

6. The Conjuring (2013)

 

5. Vacancy (2007)

 

4. The Invitation (2015)

 

3. Sinister (2012)

 

2. As Above So Below (2014)

 

1.Scream (1996)