Scary movies range from the psychological, such as "Psycho" and "You're Next," to the gore-filled, including "Cannibal Holocaust," "Saw" and "The Last House on the Left." Other sub-genres, such as killer, monster and paranormal, feature movies such as "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," "An American Werewolf in London" and "Poltergeist," respectively. Classic scary movies include "The Exorcist," "The Shining," "Halloween" and "The Nightmare on Elm Street."Continue Reading
Wes Craven wrote and directed "The Nightmare on Elm Street," which premiered as a supernatural slasher movie in 1984 and starred Johnny Depp. The movie takes place in a fictional town in Ohio where Freddy Krueger stalks and murders teenagers in their dreams. With a budget of only $1.8 million, the movie went on to gross more than $25 million at movie theaters in the United States.
The original version of "Poltergeist" premiered in 1982, and a remake premiered in 2015. Steven Spielberg co-wrote and produced the original "Poltergeist," distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Financed by GM and 20th Century Fox, the latest version of the feature film precludes a documentary called "The Curse of Poltergeist," about the life and experiences of actor Oliver Robins. Both versions of the feature movie tell the story of a child haunted by ghosts who speak to her through the television set.Learn more about Art & Literature