DAWN OF THE DEAD (2004) Sheriff: "Danny, put another round in that woman over there! Look! She's a twitcher!" An injection of mordant wit and a transfusion of black humour ensured that Zack Snyder's remake of the George A Romero horror classic isn't braindead. A cross-section of American society hides inside a Milwaukee shopping mall while zombies threateningly maraud outside.
JU-ON: THE GRUDGE (2004) Karen: "The whole time I was in that house I felt something was wrong. What happened there?" Director Takashi Shimizu's decision to remake his own spine-chiller with an American cast paid doomladen dividends. Karen, the American nurse living in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse which locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim.
HALLOWEEN (1978) Sheriff: "It's Halloween, everyone's entitled to one good scare." John Carpenter's psycho-killer classic spawned a number of feeble imitators...but the original still has you searching for somewhere safe to hide. Michael Myers escapes from an asylum and returns to his home town after 15 years to kill again.. Jamie Lee Curtis made an eye-catching big-screen debut and the suspense is racked up to breaking point thanks to ingenious camera shots around the rooms of a…
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) Johnny: "They're coming to get you, Barbara, there's one of them now!" The first and arguably the best of George A Romero's zombie horror thrillers. A young woman visiting her father's grave is attacked by a shambling, undead corpse and eventually finds sanctuary - for a while anyway - in the cellar of a farmhouse as an army of zombies relentlessly clambers to get in.