We round up the best horror movies in cinemas right now
It’s Halloween. Which means a glut of spooky movies at the cinema. Take your pick from a clown slasher flick, one of the best horror films of all time back on the big screen (a clue: ‘Here’s Johnny!’) and this generation’s ‘Carrie’.
What is it?
A horror-com starring stand-up comedian Ross Noble in his film debut as a children’s entertainer accidentally killed by a group of kids at a party. Eight years later he rises from the grave to wreak revenge.
Does he go after them Freddy Krueger-style?
Nope, his gory killings are clown-themed.
Will it scare me out of my seat?
Depends on whether you’re coulrophobic. You know, scared of clowns. Plenty of people are. In which case, best avoid. It tickled our resident horror expert Nigel Floyd. Here’s his review.
If we were the British Board of Film Classification, we’d probably have to award this feature an 18. No, scrap that – an X rating. Because here, we select some of the scenes that have made us cower in our boots, dash for the exit sign and weep for the very future of humankind.
We polled more than a hundred horror enthusiasts – including big names like Roger Corman, Guillermo del Toro, Simon Pegg, Clive Barker and Alice Cooper, as well as such horror legends as Coffin Joe, Kim Newman and Tom Six – to come up with a definitive top 100 horror films list.