Argh! This is the most difficult one yet! Horror is my forte, and there are so many to choose from! I’m going with the film that had the most impact on me, and by impact I don’t necessarily mean it scared me. In fact, I watched this film when I was about 13 while I was home alone and sat in the dark. By age 13 I’d got pretty used to horror films having spent the summer between primary and secondary school watching all the scariest horror films I could find with my then best friend. We were eleven, we kicked off our summer of horror with the 2008 version of The Hills Have Eyes. But, The Hills Have Eyes isn’t my favourite by a long shot.
My favourite horror film is The Descent. There are many reasons why its my favourite, ignoring the atrocious sequel! It’s British, and the cast is entirely women. It’s an interesting and very risky approach to a horror film, having an all female cast but it has such a great effect. We aren’t faced with a bunch of one dimensional stereotypes like we are in so many horror films; we have a group of women, all different yet all relatable and realistic. There’s subtle humour at the beginning before it descends into claustrophobic terror. For me it’s a horror film that never gets old, I could watch it over and over and still enjoy it. It’s totally not a generic, cliche horror film at all, its surprisingly different and fresh.