Scared Yet?

Published on October 31st, 2013

Out with the old; in with the … old? Hollywood is infamous for putting a new twist on an old film. “Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Friday the 13th” and “Carrie” are classics recently brought from the ashes. With a new take on these films, movie go-ers are in for a treat.

“It’s a temporary shock from reality that I can only take months at a time,” Jasmine Johnson says. “The key to a good horror movie is how it captivates the entire audience and literally has them on the edge of their seats. The film can only gross as much as its screams.”

Horror films rank No. 7 for viewership among movies genres.

[“Friday the 13th”] Horror films rank No. 7 for viewership among movies genres.

Legendary horror flicks have reemerged across the big screen. Audiences are embracing them more now than ever. Horror films rank No. 7 for viewership among movies genres, according to the-numbers.com

And when a movie has a memorable catch phrase, it resonates with the audience. “Hi, I’m Chucky; wanna play?” “I see dead people” and “Here’s Johnny!” are lines that have made scary films unforgettable.

“Although ‘Freddy vs. Jason’ scares my sister, I love putting on the fake face and scaring her from time to time,” Lauren Burke says.

These frightening movies are giving the crowd more blood, more mystery and more villains to love. They are growing in number, and the box office is reaping the benefits.

Twenty-one horror movies grossed about $400 billion during 2013. Paramount’s “Shutter Island” is the highest-grossing horror film of all time. Since its release in 2010, the film has grossed $128 million worldwide. It’s also received honors such as 2010 Teen Choice, National Board of Review and San Diego Film Critics’ Awards.

As the leaves begin to change color, the monsters begin to emerge from the corners. It’s the season for goons and goblins. It’s bound to be a “Thriller” night.

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