The Amityville Horror, based on the book of the same title by Jay Anson, claims to be based on a true story. And while that seems like it probably isn’t actually true, at all, it’s still a brilliant haunted house film – it’s an obvious choice, but there’s a reason for that. It’s just great.
Undoubtedly amongst Alfred Hitchcock’s most unfairly underrated films, Marnie saw the end of his era with Tippi Hedren and the pair barely spoke once filming wrapped. Whilst this is in parts a romance and a thriller, the psychological horror elements ring louder than any other.
Although the term "slasher" is often used informally as a generic term for any horror movie involving murder, film analysts cite an established set of characteristics which set these films apart from other sub-genres, such as splatter films and psychological thrillers.