Iconic Horror Movies: It, Alien, and A Nightmare on Elm Street

Iconic Horror Movies
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Welcome to a world of fear and terror, where nightmares come alive, and the unknown lurks around every corner. In this selection of films, we bring you three iconic horror movies that have stood the test of time and left an indelible mark on the genre. Join us as we delve into the dark and twisted worlds of “It,” “Alien,” and “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” Each film presents its unique brand of horror, from the menacing presence of a supernatural. Entity in “It,” to the terrifying alien invasion in “Alien,” and the haunting dream realm of “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” So buckle up and prepare for a rollercoaster ride of scares and thrills as we explore these classic horror films.

It (2017)

Those traumatized by the 90s TV series starring Tim Curry lined up in cinemas to see if, as adults. They had finally managed to conquer. Their fears thanks to this new adaptation of Stephen King’s scary classic. Andres ‘Andy’ Muschietti, a talented filmmaker known for his work on The Mother, has given new life to the story with his excellent cinematic adaptation. His version of It is primarily about a group of children in the 1980s.

Who experience a frightening monster in the form of a clown, testing and strengthening their friendship amidst the nostalgia effect. Childish face and theatrical clothes, Muschietti’s It is the perfect metaphor of the horror that, in various forms. Many of the protagonists are experiencing in their own lives. The second chapter of the film which sees the grown-up kids return to the city to face the monster again, will be released in 2019.

Alien (1979)

Alien remains the most disturbing cinematic investigation into the human presence in the Universe. A frightening reflection on what we think we are and what we could become in the face of the unknown. Claustrophobic film, with the best ever Sigourney Weaver in the role of the now iconic Ellen Ripley. Alien tells the misadventures of the crew of a spaceship who, having landed on a planet after hearing a call for help, discover that the inhabitants have been colonized by an alien race that has just laid a gigantic brood. 

When Alien was released in 1979, the violation of both territory and the human body by a monstrous alien creature was not a new concept in cinema. Invasion of the Body Snatchers and z movies had already explored similar themes. However, Ridley Scott managed to take the fear factor and the staging to unprecedented levels that still remain unmatched today.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

There is no horror chart without Wes Craven and his Freddy Krueger. Who for the cinema personified the definitive ‘black man’. A young woman has a dream a man with very sharp knife blades instead of fingers chases her to kill her. Then he wakes up. When he tells his friends what he dreamed, he discovers that another girl also saw the same man in his sleep. While the rest of the group remain skeptical . At home without parents for the night, the young woman invites everyone to sleep for fear of being alone. Thus begins a nightmarish adventure for the boys.

Nightmare on Elm Street is the most famous slasher saga horror with knives ever, even if the inaugural episode of Wes Craven remains the cornerstone of the genre par excellence. By Wes Craven you can’t miss The Last House on the Left (1972),The Hills Have Eyes (1975), The Black House (1991). We talk about Scream below.

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