Grendel Ogre’s Favorite Horror Movie Trailers
The Wolf Man (2010)
Joe Johnson directed the remake of the 1941 classic horror film. Won an academy award for “Best Makeup”. Starred Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, and Emily Blunt.
John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978)
John Carpenter directed and scored one of the most successfully profitable independent movies ever. Starred Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis(her first). Introduced Michael Myers to Horror fans. On many lists as one of the best horror movies of all time. The movie has many sequels and several remakes. Soundtrack is awesome.
Mikael Hafstom directed film based on Stephen King’s short story. Starred John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson.
The Exorcist (1973)
William Friedkin directed the adaptation of William Peter Blatty’s novel. Starred Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Jason Miller, Lee J. Cobb, and Linda Blair. Won two Academy Awards for best sound mixing and Best Adapted Screenplay. First horror picture to be nominated for best picture. One of the biggest grossing pictures of all time. Ranks high on the list of the top ten best horror movies of all time.
Friday the 13th (1980)
Sean S. Cunningham directed for Paramount distribution. One of the most successful slasher films in movie history following Halloween. Starred Betsy Palmer; it was one of Kevin Bacon’s earliest. Has many sequels. Introduced Jason Voorhees to horror fans.
Van Helsing (2004)
Stephen Sommers directed for Universal an adaptation of characters from Bram Stoker’s classic novel, Dracula and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. It also includes a werewolf from Universal’s Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man. Starred Hugh Jackman and Kate Breckenridge.
Pet Sematary (1989)
Mary Lambert directed the film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Starred Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, and Fred Gwynne. Stephen King has a cameo role. Has a less popular sequel.