I thought that this would be relevant post to make with the abundance of PG-13 horrors streaming our way. I am like many, and don't like most films with this rating. However, when you have films like "Jaws" (1975) and "Poltergeist" (1982) scaring audiences around the world with only PG ratings, I think the point has been made that you don't have to have an R rating to make a good or scary horror movie.
All the hatred for films that are PG-13 came from the laziness that has been being put into making recent cheap trick movies like "House at the End of the Street" (2012). Some however, know how to work with what they have, and still make a good scary flick. The list below is of the best motion pictures in the horror genre that were able to pull off the impossible.
1. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
2. The Sixth Sense (1999)
3. The Ring (2002)
4. Tremors (1990)
5. The Woman in Black (2012)
Glad you included Emily Rose. That movie deserves more respect.ReplyDelete
I couldn't agree more! It's 2nd to THE EXORCIST in my book, as far as possession films go.Delete
Great list, The Exorcism of Emily Rose is a personal favorite of mine!ReplyDelete
Same here, Daniel! And thanks again for swinging by!Delete
And let us not forget Insidious! Really great post, PG-13 is often underrated (ha, see what I did there?).ReplyDelete
Haha, thanks man. Insidious would probably be in a top 10 list. Along with the Willard remake.Delete
Sadly, the only ones I really liked on this are The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Tremors. In fairness, The Woman in Black did put a huge amount of creepy imagery into it for its rating. I really like some of the PG horrors from the 70's, such as Lets Scare Jessica to Death and Blood and Lace.ReplyDelete
Let's Scare Jessica to Death is a favorite of mine. As is Blood and Lace!Delete
Blood and Lace needs a fancy ass special edition DVD.ReplyDelete
I'm all in with Emily Rose. I remember when I saw it for the first time and I went home and slept with my rosary. Jennifer Carpenter really knows how to be freaky without much CGI.ReplyDelete
I also agree with everyone about Insidious being on the list. I wouldn't go so far to add The Conjuring though, because while I thought it had great atmosphere, it wasn't scary at all.