I've always thought Pinhead is an underrated horror villain, I think he isn't considered in the top tier because he isn't a slasher killer with a high body count. Hellraiser 3 is a movie I think horror fans don't like much, I've always enjoyed this movie despite its flaws. Hellraiser 3 took the wrong turn when they tried to turn Pinhead into a slasher killer running around town butchering people. Pinhead is most effective when he is seldom seen and used in a cerebral context. Pinhead being able to punish you in hell for all eternity is far scarier than him running around town slashing people.
My vote for greatest horror masterpiece would go to the Exorcist. Other horror flicks I would put in the masterpiece category would be, Psycho, The Shining, Night of the living dead and Halloween, there are others but these are the few that I think stand out. The Exorcist isn't my favourite horror flick, far from it, but I think it has some important factors that make it stand out from the rest. Besides being the greatest horror masterpiece of all time I think it's the scariest horror film of all time, I don't get scared by films but even I can see this movies creep factor. When I was younger this was the first movie that would enter my mind when I thought about horror, I personally think Night of the living dead is the most influential horror film of all time but when you combine all the elements , Acting, cinematography, dialogue , special effects, story telling, mystique and scare factor I think The Exorcist takes first place in terms of masterpieces.
Here is my It remake neca figure, Pennywise in the remake who is portrayed by Bill Skarsgard. I don't think this remake surpasses the original, and I don't prefer Bill's performance over Tim's but I still think it was a great movie with a great Pennywise performance. The remake hasn't been out for to long but it's already one of my favourite horror flicks, I just hope it will stand the test of time for me just like the original has. These Neca figures are great, they are perfectly made with the attention to detail being done masterfully, I'm enjoying collecting horror icons through Neca's range of figures. Another thing I really appreciate about Bill's performance as Pennywise is that he made it his own, there may have been temptation to try and make it like Tim's Pennywise but Bill grabbed the role and made it his own and that's what any great actor does.
Friday the 13th is my favourite horror franchise, there are certain instalments within the franchise that I can watch on boring nights and automatically lift my mood, unfortunately Friday the 13th part 7 The new blood is not one of those instalments. I've noticed part 7 is pretty popular amongst the horror community, whilst I can understand that viewpoint I do not share it. In fairness it's not completely the movie's fault, this movie was butchered by unnecessary censorship, a movie like this shouldn't be censored because the violence is not real, it's an art form and the violence is created through special effects, acting and camera techniques, therefore I think the censoring of this movie is bullshit and people who used to protest these movies back in the day needed to get a life and realise real life is so much more harsh and brutal and maybe use their time helping to solve real problems instead of censoring fake slasher movies. With the rant aside, there were problems with this film that are hard for me to justify therefore making this instalment low on the totem poll for me. Tina having psychic powers is so lame to me, it works within the confines of Carrie but not within the confines of a Friday the 13th film. Tina's zombie dad rising at the end to drag Jason down into the lake is the number one most pathetic thing to me in this entire franchise, and that's saying a lot because there were lots of pathetic things in 80's slasher movies. I know there are lots of fans of this flick and I do agree that the Jason look is arguably the best of the franchise and this movie has great special effects with some cool fight sequences, unfortunately to me personally the positive didn't outweigh the negative and this is one of my least liked Friday the 13th films. If you're a big fan of this film that's cool, not everyone can like the same movies and everyone has a different perspective and point of view.