Vintage horror movies classics

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They might not be for everyone, but those who love being scared love nothing more than watching a horror movie or two. There are new horror movies being released all the time, and whilst some of these prove to be a great addition to the genre; there are still some classic movies that really are never going to be forgotten. 

Feeling like the time has come to watch a bit of classic horror? Not sure where to start? Why not check out some of these amazing classic horror movies which give you a totally vintage scare? 

The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari (1920)

If you want to explore one of the first horror movies ever made (and don’t mind the fact that it is German and silent) then this is one to watch. Incredibly stylised and possibly a lot before its time, this movie is all about murder and madness, delivered in a beautifully unexpected way. In fact, many people who have watched this movie will say that it definitely has a feel of Tim Burton to it! 

Gaslight (1944) 

Not exactly a horror as we might know it nowadays, Gaslight is all about a manipulative husband, which is a pretty scary thing to have in your life. Featuring Ingrid Bergman, you can expect madness, mind games and plenty of suspense in this amazing movie, although no traditional scares as you may come to anticipate in a horror film. 

Psycho (1960)

A well loved and well respected horror movie the world over. Psycho has to be one near the very top of the classics list. 

Carnival of Souls (1962)

There is no denying that the very idea of a carnival can be pretty scary in its own right. So, it is no surprise the idea of a carnival comes up in a horror movie. This particular film looks at one woman, who, after moving to Utah, finds herself being followed (and unable to get away from) a phantom who is intent on ensuring that she dances in the carnival of souls. 

The Exorcist (1973)

It cannot be a classic horror movie countdown without including The Exorcist. A movie that still terrifies people to this day, it has inspired countless other exorcism based horror movies, even in this modern day. Although, if we are honest, none of them quite live up to just how amazing this film still is despite its age. 

The Omen (1976) 

Kids in horror movies are terrifying and The Omen is definitely a great example of this. Telling the story of a boy who could possibly be the antichrist, some of the scenes from this movie have gone down in history as amongst the best. 

The Shining (1980)

A critics favourite, The Shining is one of those iconic horror movies that any fan of the genre is likely to have watched at some point. Taken from a book written by the horror legend that is Stephen King (although not exact if you ask his fans) this film takes a look at one man’s journey into madness and how that impacts not only him, but his family too. 

Whilst there are so many modern horror movies to watch, that doesn’t mean that you should ever forget about some of the classics. Why not check out some of these amazing titles on the list and see if they can scare you just as much as their modern counterparts? 

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