So one can say a lot about horror ,but at the end of the day a horror film is supposed to be scary .That doesnt mean a horror film has to be scary to be enjoyable but it should be the main goal,and of these five films (Bram Stokers Dracula,Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein,Wolf,Mary Reilly and Sleepy Hollow)which is the scariest ?
This film …..Isnt trying to be a horror film ….At all ,at least not iuntil the end .James Spader is the one element of the film I found scary ,he is a very creepy villain .
This is an infuriating film because the film knows how to do horror …..But is so disinterested in the horror that it actively avoids being a horror film ,which is a shame because the two scenes it shows horror …Are actuallly reallly good ,especially the final scene which is so good I wish the rest of the film was like it
3.Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
This film is more a melodrama then a horror film …..But there are creepy and disturbing elements,most notably the film emphisises the body horror of the monster aqnd has an incredibly disturbing climax .Overall the horror in this film is OK
2.Bram Stokers Dracula
This one is creepy in a classical way while also being gory .For a mainstream film with a respected director behind it it’s crazy how bloody this film is .However it is the atmosphere and moood I find creepy ,and I also find Draculas various forms unsettling,especially his wolf beast form .Some of it can be unintentionally silly but for the most part I like how the horror is handled
This is the scariest of the lot ,cause it’s the one that is just trying to be a horror film .Gory ,mooody,with both a love for the genre and a scary intimidating monster in the form of the Headless Horseman ,this is a solid horror film