HOW CAN SOMEONE LOVE HORROR MOVIES?
They’re filthy. They make you sick. They’re depressing. Clearly you have to be demented to have a fetish watching these movies.
Why not watch a comedy flick and laugh yourself like crazy? A romantic film to fall in love?
FUCKING FORGET IT.
First, if I wanted to laugh, I would talk to politicians and LOL over their desperate attempts to look respectful and caring. Second, If I want to fall in love, I would climb a tree and watch a mother pigeon feed its little birdies.
I love horror movies because they represent the art of misery. You can’t call someone stupid for wanting to go to a gallery. I dare call horror movies a magnificent painting of a wide-range art. Art is a wide sea of understanding, it’s receptive to the most illogical reasoning, but what art is not is a clean piece of cotton. You will never know art if you’re not stained with mud. People who love horror movies have the hunger for misery. They know it’s eyes, and they are courageous to look at them. The right kind of people who enjoy horror movies do not rejoice with entertainment. They enjoy it because they are presented the darkness of the world. They would like to see things that are not visible in the synthetic scenery that fools everyone.
They enjoy it because they are devastated and at the same time, fascinated to realize that they still feel human. This sounds silly and a bit dramatic, but it is fucking true.
Here are 10 of the most horrific movies ever made:
1. Martyrs – Directed by Pascaul Laugier
“Intense, disorienting, unsettling, upsetting, polarising – Martyrs is all these things but it is also intelligent, moving and strangely uplifting. If you want to be put through the wringer by a film, make it this one.” – Anton Bitel, Film4
2. Inside – Directed by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury
“I dare call ‘Inside’ a classic because it is such a damn good horror movie. It also happens to be one of the bloodiest things ever produced — anywhere.” – Lucius Gore, ESplatter
3. Funny Games – Directed by Michael Haneke
“This is a piece of art. The direction is amazing, the performances are top-notch, and the pot-boiling pace is pitch-perfect.” – Clint Morris, Moviehole
4. Antichrist – Directed by Lars Von Trier
“Purely as a visual and visceral experience, puckish writer-diretor Lars von Trier produces an enormously powerful phantasmagoria that deals with and reproduces the effects of fear and depression.” – Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
5. The Loved Ones – Directed by Sean Byrne
“Horror fans are going to love this, but those who recognize a filmmaking skill to go along with the gore may appreciate it even more.” – Erik Childress, eFilmCritic.com
6. I Saw the Devil – Directed by Ji-woon Kim
“…a gritty, brutal, and consistently uncompromising thriller that does, for the most part, feel like South Korea’s answer to Se7en.” – David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
7. Suspiria – Directed by Dario Argento
“It’s always fascinating to watch; the thrills and spills are so classy and fast that the movie becomes in effect what horror movies seemed like when you were too young to get in to see them.” – Geoff Andrew, Time Out
8. The House of the Devil – Directed by Ti West
“Like Paranormal Activity and Let The Right One In, Ti West’s shocker favours old-school tropes – plot, character, suggestion and suspense – over gorno extravagance. Seems like the Devil has great taste in films too.” – Jamie Graham, Total Film
9. A Serbian Film – Directed by Srdjan Spasojevic
“The rare piece of transgressive art that’s more grimly meditative than satirical or allegorical, A Serbian Film’s most daring aspect may be the muddle of soul-searching it demands from its audience.” – Joseph Jon Lanthier, Slant Magazine
10. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer – Directed by
“A low-budget tour de force that provides an unforgettable portrait of the pathology of a man for whom killing is not a crime but simply a way of passing time and relieving boredom.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
(Quotes are taken from www.rottentomatoes.com.
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