Older horror films still loved

By Katie Lavelle

Classic horror movies from the ’70s and ’80s are scarier than anything produced today.

New scary movies don’t have the unique touch of older ones because they have become too predictable.

Being chased with murderers holding chain saws, facing nightmares that kill people and dealing with possessed little girls provide classic scary movie scenes. The scare tactics used in movies now are filled with jumpy, high-budget scenes and over-the-top special effects. Anything could be transformed into a loud and scary scene, but a good horror movie with a creepy plot leaves viewers with goosebumps.

“I remember watching ‘Nightmare on Elm Street,’ ‘Halloween’ and ‘The Exorcist’ when I was really young, and they scared me to death,” said senior economics major Michelle Romero. “When I watch them now, I realize how corny they are, but they still scare me. I will always be a fan of the original scary movies.”

Older movies have cheesy special effects, as can be seen in films from the Scary Movie series, which make fun of horror classics; however, original scary films still provide an adrenaline rush. A movie that is twisted and remade several times loses its audience’s interest.

“I think older movies had original ideas that captivated the audience, and newer movies overplayed these ideas and caused them to lose the appeal they once had,” said sophomore business major Brian Wahl.

Remakes of “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” and the Friday the 13th series are losing their touch. The redundant movies aren’t as scary because viewers know what to expect.

“Old Scary movies are better because they actually had a plot that scared you, not just blood and guts everywhere,” said senior business major Demetrius Wilson. “‘Chucky’ used to scare me as a kid, but now they have remade it too many times for it be scary.”