Here’s another list of movies to watch if you like a certain special genre in horror. This one is “man versus maniac.” Whenever you’re in the mood for a stalker/predator type of movie, these are some good horror ones in that specialty category. I’ve tried not to include predators of a supernatural or monster origin (they’ll be in another category later). “Halloween” might be up in the air, but I put it under human killer because Michael was born into a family, even though he seems indestructible. There should be a wide variety of decades to choose from. This is such a huge part of the horror genre, I’m going to have a bit of fun and make this easier for you to pick a movie depending on what sounds applicable to your fears:
Fear of a human boogeyman in overalls: “Halloween” (1978) (warning: mildly gruesome)
Fear of Texans (I have this one, thank you Mr. Bush): “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (original 1974) (warning: mildly gruesome by today’s standards)
Fear of urban legends and prank calls to lonely babysitters: “When A Stranger Calls” (1979).
Fear of being chased by sacrificing witches in your RV: “Race with the Devil” (1975).
Fear of teens who kill amongst themselves and using cell phones to seal the deal: “Scream|” (1996): (warning: gruesome)
Fear of the horror trinity of cabin fever, writer’s block, and ax-wielding husbands in an abandoned resort: “The Shining” (1980)
Fear of subways and being locked in with an insomniac vivisectionist: “Creep” (2004) (warning: gruesome)
Fear of deformed hillbillies cooking city-slicker stew in West Virginia: “Wrong Turn.” (2003) (warning: gruesome)
Fear of Bill Paxton as a necrophiliac after one of the Walton family girls: “Mortuary” (1983)
Fear of lung-cancer riddled game-playing killers with tricycles, gadgets, and creepy masks: “Saw.” (2004) (warning: gruesome)
Fear of going crazy, or having the appearance of it, or no, maybe you are crazy?: “Let’s Scare Jessica to Death” (1971)
Fear of an over amorous Elvis-impersonating admirer on Xmas night in a parking structure: “P2” (2007) (warning: gruesome)
Fear of high-rise voyeurs on supermodels who don’t know how to use curtains: “Someone’s Watching Me.” (1978)
Fear of summer camps with unsupervised somewhat dead drowning victims on the loose: “Friday the 13th” (1980) (warning: mildly gruesome by today’s standards)
Fear of the desert, desert dwellers, and inbred clans who like babies for supper: “The Hills Have Eyes.” (1977) (warning: gruesome)
Fear of abduction, rape, torture, murder, and revenge as a cautionary tale about smoking “the marijuana” in the 70s: “The Last House on the Left” (1972)
I'd love to hear if ya'all have any more to add to the list.