Best 3D Horror Movies
Remember when it was a badge of honor amongst movies to have a 3D showing? The new 3D technology changed the entertainment industry for years. We even designed 3D technology that no longer needed old-school glasses and the glasses looked like standard glasses. Then the technology advanced to the pinnacle with tech that didn’t even need glasses! 3D TVs were made and then the technology just abruptly declined. We were sort of over it. BUT, I still think the technology was cool and still like it. And how much cooler it made 3D Horror Movies!
3D horror movies go back to 1953 with House of Wax starring Vincent Price. Vincent Price would become a Horror legend and King of 3D Horror. He also starred in the 3D film Mad Magician.
According to Liveabout.com, the 50s was a booming time for 3D Horror. Some notable features included:
- House of Wax (1953)
- It Came from Outer Space (1953)
- The Maze (1953)
- Robot Monster (1953)
- Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
- Gorilla at Large (1954)
- The Mad Magician (1954)
- Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954)
- Revenge of the Creature (1955)
As much as a movie buff I am, the 50s slid under my radar and now being a Horror buff I must have these! I mean, Gorilla at Large??? How good is that? Too good I say!
The ’80s was the next solid era because of the boom of slasher films like Friday the 13th and Halloween. While Michael Myers did not get the 3D treatment, Jason Voorhees did with Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982). Which I am happy to say I own a DVD copy of.
The ’90s and early 2000s had a few attempts at a 3D return, but it was not till about 2004 when the Polar Express (not a horror movie unless you are scared of digital Tom Hanks and trains) came out in 3D and did fourteen times the amount of the 2D version did Hollywood took notice. This was followed by a BOOM of 3D films including Horror.
And even though the boom was quick it was prolific and some cool Horror got the 3D treatment.
Here are some Old and New 3D films that are really great in my opinion: (These are Horror movies, and even though they are trailers, be aware while at work or around small children)