Hundreds, or more, horror movies are released each year, but there are those classics that scared us long enough to give us nightmares for days. In this list, we’ll get to know the great people who helped make and mold the greatest horror films we’ve seen through the years.
Tobe Hooper (1943–)
Writer and director Tobe Hooper is the man behind the famous ‘70s slasher flick “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” Hooper’s bold, brutal and one-of-a kind storytelling influenced other slasher films in that era. He was also the man behind the “Poltergeist.”
Boris Karloff (1887–1969)
Who would forget the big name in the monsters craze? Karloff unforgettably portrayed Frankenstein’s monster. He also played some of the most unforgettable horror characters in history.
George A. Romero (1940– )
Have you watched “Night of the Living Dead”? Well, it was Romero who directed this horror masterpiece which started the “zombie craze” as we know it today. His other masterpiece was the award-winning thriller “The Dark Half.”
John Carpenter (1948– )
Carpenter was the director who gave life to Michael Myers and made the “Halloween” one of the most successful movie franchises in the horror film industry. He was also responsible for the success of the movie “The Thing.”
Christopher Lee (1922– )
Lee gave life to the famous vampire Count Dracula, and he did it well. He was one of Hammer Film Productions’ cream of the crop. Lee also played some of the famous movie villains ever. Remember Saruman?
Robert Englund (1947– )
Best Horror Movies named Freddy Krueger as one of most disturbing and dangerous horror movie characters. This razor-gloved killer was best portrayed by Robert Englund in the ‘80s and made Wes Craven’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street” a classic. Englund also lent his talent to 40 more horror films, making him one of the greatest horror icons of all time.
Wes Craven (1939– )
Freddy Krueger won’t be what he is today without the genius mind behind “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” Craven also created “Scream,” a satire and slasher film he popularized in the ‘90s. From his classic Elm Street movie to newer projects, Craven proved to be the modern-day master of horror.
Stephen King (1947– )
The King of Horror works were adapted into movies, and there were 40 of them. Some of the notable movie adaptations were “Misery,” “Carrie” and “The Shining.” King also graced his literary talent in some TV series and even directed some of them. He is a King indeed.
Bela Lugosi (1882–1956)
Lugosi is Hungary-born actor was the best Count Dracula ever. With his piercing eyes and accent, he was able to capture the fans of the famous blood sucker. He appeared on more than 40 horror films including Edgar Allan Poe’s “Island of Lost Souls.”
Vincent Price (1911–1993)
For almost six decades, Vincent Price has shared us his talent through his narration and voice-over works. This genius has graced his talent through hundreds of films and TV series. Still not convinced? Well, just listen to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and be amazed to find out the wicked voice and laughter.
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