P is not only the first letter in my last name, but also the first letter in the title of many a great horror film. Here are 13 such examples.
Milo Ventimiglia, of "Heroes" fame, stars with Alyssa Milano in this horrific medical film that went under most people's radars; it is definitely worth a watch.
The People Under the Stairs (1991)
Horror master Wes Craven took a break from directing Freddy Krueger movies and "The Serpent and the Rainbow" to make this little movie about two adults and a juvenile burglar who break into a house occupied by a brother, sister, and their stolen children.
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
There is no way to properly quantify how much I love this film. It is, without a doubt, Guillermo del Toro's masterpiece (so far). Beautifully haunting, well-crafted, and too truthful in its childlike honesty, this nightmare of a fairy tale is a film everyone - not just horror fans - should see.
Paranormal Activity (Franchise)
I can barely watch them because the found-footage style gives me motion sickness, but I've read about each of the films, and I love that each film in the series is a prequel and that the filmmakers have built up their own lore.
Peeping Tom (1960)
This amazing film was overshadowed by "Psycho," and pretty much ruined Michael Powell's career, but it is just as good, if not better, than Hitchcock's great film.
Bloody and downright ridiculous. A woman gets killed by a chainsaw in an elevator. Amazing.
Piranha 3D (2010)
Like "Pieces," this movie knows what it is an embraces it, almost to a fault. Not many people liked this one, but I loved it. Alexandre Aja was a perfect director for this; he always sticks to his vision for his films, and when he undertook this bloodbath he never stopped with the gore or nudity.
Effects legend Stan Winston went from making monsters to directing them when he took some time after designing the Predator and made this little gem about a man who conjures up a gigantic vengeance demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy the teenagers who accidentally killed his son.
The Prestige (2006)
Between "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight" Christopher Nolan made this amazing film that was completely overshadowed by his super franchise. Although it's not strictly a horror movie, this torturous drama is about two rival magicians who spend their lives trying to come up with the perfect illusion - at any cost. This movie is all about the horrors of human nature, and picking the lesser of two evils, which are themes I can never get enough of.