Maybe the scariest slasher because of how it takes the idea of something like Halloween one step further; evil can get you not just in the safety of your own home, but in your mind too. It’s also filled to the brim with imaginative set pieces and memorable images, Craven was really firing on all cylinders here. I’ve always been more partial to Friday the 13th or the aforementioned Halloween but this is a stone-cold classic, no doubt about it.
Wasn’t too crazy about this visually, though the production design was nice. The stories are the main attraction though and they’re all solid, and sufficiently gory. The effects work shines here too, there’s one nasty bit involving a TV that really put a smile on my face.