12 DIY/low maintenance horror movie halloween outfits

Halloween is 2 weeks away! 2! And within the community who celebrate it, there are those who lash out and those who are probably still searching fora cost-effective yet cool outfit to don on the night of nights. Well if you are still looking and are in need of some inspirations, we have here at All Things Horror some outfit suggestions that can easily be manufactured from some salvation army visits and maybe one or two store purchases. These are still iconic horror movie costumes that will impress, let you live out a dream, and cost very little.

12. Norman Bates


11. Anyone from the Purge with their God inscripted masks


10. Annabelle doll


9. Jack (The Shinning)


8. Candyman


7. Regan (The Exorcist)


6.  Carrie


5.Ash (Evil Dead)


4. Werewolf (Creep)


3. Jason Voorhees


2. Samara (The Ring)


1.  Michael Myers


Top 10 horror directors/producers/writers of the 90’s

The 90’s, unfortunately the visceral contradiction of the decade that preludes it. The 90’s was an era of horror where teen horror overshadowed, there was a lack of depth in the big film story lines bar a few, and really only about 3-5 memorable and worthy horror movies were born. Scream and The Blair Witch Project saved it by the end of the decade, but it was a little too late in the decade that seemed a little lost and confused.

10. Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project)


9. Peter Jackson (Dead Alive)


8. Sam Raimi (Army of Darkness)


7. Takashi Miike (The Audition)


6. Abel Ferrara (The Addiction)


5. John Carpenter (In The Mouth of Madness)


4. M.Night Shayalman (The Sixth Sense)


3. Hideo Nakata (Ringu)


2. Guillermo Del Torro (Mimic)


1. Wes Craven (Scream)

Top 10 horror directors/producers/writers of the 80’s

The 80’s, the greatest cinematic era of horror to have ever existed. The slasher craze went nuts on the back end of the 70’s with both Jason and Freddy becoming the icons they are, not to mention Myers and Leatherface as well. It was an era where not only the slasher craze dominated but also some of the great horror movies that paved ways for generations to come such as Hellraiser, Childs Play, and The Fog. This was the genre’s finest decade and this list will illustrate this.
10. Joe Dante (Gremlins)

9. John Landis (An American Werewolf In London)

8. Chuck Russell (The Blob)

7. Stuart Gordon (From Beyond)

6. Stanley Kubrick ( The Shinning)

5. Tom Holland (Child’s Play)’


4. Wes Craven (Nightmare On Elm Street Franchise)


3. David Cronenberg (The Fly)


2. Dario Argento (Phenomena)
1. John Carpenter (The Fog)

Top 10 horror directors/producers/writers of the 50-70s

This is the beginning of a series where, apart from this entry, i will be ranking the greatest horror minds from each decade of horror. I chose to join the three decades above purely because the horror universe and horror industry lacked depth in comparison to later decades, and for a greater list with more acknowledged minds i decided to start off with these 3 combined. The 50-70’s brought with them Psycho, Dracula, Suspiria and The Hill’s Have Eyes.  And of course one of the greatest horror geniuses to ever step behind the lens, Mr Hitchcock. Read below to see where we ranked him!

10. Jack Arnold (Creature Of The Black Lagoon)


9. Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre)


8. Nicolas Roeg (Don’t Look Now)


7. Robert Wise (The Day The Earth Stood Still)


6. John Carpenter (Halloween)


5. Terence Fisher (Dracula)


4. David Cronenberg (Shivers)


3. Dario Argento (Suspiria)


2. George A Romero (Night Of The Living Dead)


1. Alfred Hitchcock (Psycho)

The 5 films I’m looking forward too in 2018

I know the year is not done yet, despite the overall belligerence of local shopping malls that already have Christmas decorations on sale, but it’s never too early to get excited for the abundance of horror films coming to us in 2018. Much like this year, we know that some films that are scheduled may never reach the screen (Friday the 13th) and we know that there will also be some hidden gems (The Blackcoat’s Daughter). Yet so far there are only a few announcements that seem concrete, but despite this i am still going to acknowledge the 5 horror films, EXPECTED for 2018,  that i am most looking forward too.

5. The Nun

  • Needless to say i am a huge Conjuring fan. Annabelle and it’s spin-offs may not be as important to me but the original 2 both terrified me at the time and also as I’ve revisited them have kept me so entertained. The Nun hopefully centers around Vera Farmiga and the Warrens, and if so, I will be there on opening night.


4. Halloween Returns

  • If you’re a horror movie fan you can’t not get excited about the next reboot. Yes reboots are so predictable and with the abundance of them it’s nothing overly enticing, but with Rob Zombie doing such a splendid job, and it being over a decade since that version i am keen to see what the newest will look like.


3. The Strangers 2

  • One of the most underrated horror films of all time was The Strangers. It is also one of the scariest films of all time, if you don’t believe me, turn all the lights off, the volume up and sit and watch it by yourself. If the first is any true indication of what the second will be like, then sign me up!


2. The Blair Witch Project 3

  • What can I say, the outdated original hand-held film has a special place in my heart. Upon re watching it earlier this year, i didn’t realize how intense it really is and i guess it made me fall in love with it all over again. The second was not as groundbreaking, nor was it as pure and authentic. It did provide us with a heap of cheap scares though, so i’m hoping this one is bit more like the original.


1. Nightmare On Elm Street

  • Freddy Kreuger is my all time favorite killer. The original series is phenomenal and although many disagree, i generally liked the 2010 remake. But it did fall short to the original series in more ways then one, as they tried to incorporate the whole series into one film disastrously . Hopefully this new attempt that is in talks at the moment with New Line is something refreshing yet not over the top and full of CGI like we saw with IT.



Ranking the 8 best monster movies of all time

Monster movies were once the most prodigious and really the only horror movies of their time during the days of the black and white screen. As time has gone on the genre has exploded with so many sub-genres that it is almost comical, and with this the monster movie idea has faded in the limelight of haunting and possession horror. Without a doubt,the Creature of the Black Lagoon and it’s counterparts will always be remembered for what they are,BUT, underneath the many many films created every year there are great monster movies that are often overshadowed by their acclaimed genre and or the fan favourite genre of each certain year. So here it is, the greatest 8 monster movies of all time.


8. Nosferatu (1922)


7. Gremlins (1984)


6. The Host (2006)


5. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)


4. The Thing (1982)


3. The Descent (2005)


2. An American Werewolf in London (1981)


1. Alien (1979)

13 overlooked horror movies from the 90’s that deserve a revisit

The 90’s was a weird time in horror. The end of this decade brought us Scream, and shortly later Final Destination, Saw and many others. Whilst in the beginning of the 90’s we had the end of the grossly appreciated slasher sensation that boomed. If you check any sources across the Internet or whatever your go to horror news site, you’ll know the 90’s was a period of transition that lacked any genuine scares or notable movies. Yet there were some that i believe were harshly judged or simply missed due to this attitude towards the decade. Here is 13 films from that very period of horror that you all need to watch or re-watch to understand there was some light in what was a sub-par era.

13. Ravenous (1999)


12. Tremors (1990)


11. Body Parts (1991)


10. Cure  (1995)


9. Alien 3 (1992)


8. Jacob’s Ladder (1990)


7. Trauma (1993)


6. The Craft (1996)


5. Candyman  (1992)


4.  Cube (1997)


3. Audition (1999)


2. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)


1. Funny Games (1997)