Looking for the best horror movies in hollywood? Well well well, you’ve come to the right place. Below is a list of the best horror movies available in hollywood, according to you guys and 4 critics that I found on Rotten Tomatoes. Oh, and if you like their blog you can click on it to go directly to their blog, because we’re not just about the data “here”, at big data dog we focus on community. So…yeah, without further ado:
1. The Blair Witch Project
2.1: It Follows
3. Get Out
4. A Quiet Place
5. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
1. The Blair Witch Project
The Blair Witch Project is a 1999 American horror film written and directed by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez. It was produced by the Haxan Films production company and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 1999, shortly before its theatrical release on July 14, 1999. The film tells the fictional story of three student filmmakers—Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams and Joshua Leonard—who hike in the Black Hills near Burkittsville, Maryland in 1994 to film a documentary about a local legend known as the Blair Witch. The three disappeared, but their equipment and footage is discovered a year later.
The “found footage” is presented as an assembled film by directors Myrick and Sánchez which documents the trio’s investigation of the legend. Most of the film uses this footage as its source material: intercut with actors’ confessional interviews that were shot before principal photography began.
Shot over eight days in October 1997 on a budget of $35,000, The Blair Witch Project is widely considered to be one of the most profitable independent films ever made. It became well-known for its innovative marketing campaign which generated immense interest in the film prior to its release (including internet campaigns). Although it received mixed critical
2. It Follows
It Follows is a 2014 American supernatural psychological horror film written and directed by David Robert Mitchell, and starring Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary, Olivia Luccardi, and Lili Sepe as teenagers who find themselves pursued by a supernatural entity.
3. Get Out
Get Out is a 2017 American horror film written and directed by Jordan Peele in his feature directorial debut. It stars Daniel Kaluuya as Chris Washington, a young African-American man who uncovers a disturbing secret when he meets the family of his white girlfriend, Rose Armitage (Allison Williams).
The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2017, and was theatrically released in the United States on February 24, 2017, by Universal Pictures. The film received widespread acclaim from critics and audiences alike, with many praising its screenplay, direction, and social commentary. It has grossed $254 million worldwide against its $4.5 million budget becoming one of the most profitable horror films.
4. A Quiet Place
A Quiet Place is a 2018 American horror film directed by John Krasinski, who wrote the screenplay with Bryan Woods and Scott Beck. The film stars Krasinski and Emily Blunt, along with Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe. The plot revolves around a family struggling to survive in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by blind extraterrestrial creatures with an acute sense of hearing.
The film was announced in March 2017, with Krasinski directing from a script he rewrote. Krasinski and Blunt were cast that month, and the film was released on April 6, 2018, by Paramount Pictures. It grossed $340 million worldwide against its $17 million budget. It received acclaim from critics, who praised its acting (particularly those of the two leads), direction, cinematography, musical score, and originality; some called it one of the best films of 2018.
“What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” is a 1962 American psychological thriller-horror film produced and directed by Robert Aldrich, starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.
The screenplay by Lukas Heller is based on the 1960 novel of the same name by Henry Farrell. Upon the film’s release, it was met with widespread critical and box office acclaim and was later nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one for Best Costume Design, Black-and-White. The intensely bitter Hollywood rivalry between the two leads (which had begun years before they made the film) was heavily publicized to create interest in the film.
In the early 1960s, Jane Hudson (Bette Davis), a former child star, lives in poverty with her sister Blanche (Joan Crawford), who is paraplegic after a mysterious hit-and-run accident. Over the years, Blanche’s injuries have left her nearly helpless and dependent on Jane, who resents having to care for her disabled sister while struggling to maintain herself in show business. When Blanche informs Jane she plans to sell the house and move into an upscale retirement home called “Pines”, Jane refuses. Initially, Blanche seems fine with Jane’s decision; however, it becomes increasingly clear that there is tension between
In the end, all of these movies were chosen due to their lasting impact in the horror genre. Whether you want to watch a classic for the thousandth time or you are looking for inspiration to create your own masterpiece, these titles are full of important lessons and entertaining moments that every filmmaker can draw on. There’s no doubt that the horror genre will continue its legacy of spooky fun and spine-chilling thrills in the years to come, but these five examples stand above the rest as truly terrifying masterpieces in the genre.