Horror fans are a rare breed of filmgoer. Once they find a film to love, it becomes their baby, no matter how the film’s context changes with age or how abysmally it may be critiqued. Even though there are so many amazing horror movies in the world, it’s hard to choose a favorite from the list of the best horror movies ever. With that being said, you’re probably screaming the title of one of the classic horror movies on this list at your computer monitor right now. Have you ever wondered why you like certain movies or what your favorite movies say about you? For instance, if you love Hellraiser, does that make you a card-carrying member of the Cenobite whips and chains club? Or are you just open to new experiences?
Horror movie psychology can tell you quite a bit about what kind of person you are, and as genre films have begun to be accepted as true works of art, more scholars and academics have begun to parse the great horror movies in order to find out what they say about the people that love them. Maybe you love The Exorcist, but does that mean that you’re really worried about a Catholic demon that’s going to swallow your soul? Or are is there something more real in your connection to the film? As a wise editor once said, “movies maketh the man,” so continue reading and see what your favorite horror movies have madeth you.