1428 Elm: The Movies That Introduced Us to Horror

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Jeremy Dick – Halloween (1978)

I appreciate suspense and subtlety more than excessive gore, and John Carpenter is the master of that.  On top of that, the music alone is probably the scariest of any horror film, ever.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre is very close behind.  Everything about that movie just seemed so real, and it was terrifying. Marilyn Burns delivered the best scream queen performance I’ve ever seen and I felt Sally’s anguish.  I’ll always be happy I was able to tell her that in person.