31 DAYS, 31 HORRORS
There is but one holiday out there that can claim its own film genre. Horror films, no matter what you think of them, are an important part of cinema. They explore the darker sides of human nature in bizarre, frightening, and macabre ways, and the great ones out there function on another level; to tell us something about ourselves. To tell us about our fears and deconstruct our minds to expose ideas and notions we may not have even thought existed. Sure, for every great horror film there are twenty that are ridiculous and forgettable and – worst of all – not frightening. But we aren’t here today to discuss the worst; we are here to discuss only the best. The 31 best horror films, to be specific.
With the help of my resident horror guru, Skullbasher, we have cobbled together what we feel to be the 31 best horror films out there… so far that is. Starting tomorrow and going all the way through Halloween, we will be counting down these pictures until we reach number one on our list. Skullbasher, aside from shoring up the order and chipping in with suggestions and ranking ideas, will be writing his own thoughts on several films throughout the list.
We tried our best to stick with pure horror. You may spot a science fiction film or a thriller from time to time, but we felt that the elements combined to tell these specific stories produced more horror than anything else. We look to your comments, your disagreements, your opinions on any and all members of this list. Tune in tomorrow when we kick things off with number 31…