Friday, October 29, 2010

I Love Horror... When It's Good

A list of my favorite films with actual Horror elements just in time for Halloween 2010 (Note the lack of quality from the mid 80s to today):

Let The Right One In (2008)

The Fly (1986)

Dead Ringers (1985)

A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

Videodrome (1983)

The Thing (1982)

The Shining (1980)

Halloween (1978)

Carrie (1976)

Jaws (1975)
Does this still count as Horror? When I was growing up, that's what I was told.

The Wicker Man (1973)

Deliverance (1972)
This is creepy. Even if some people wouldn't consider it Horror, I believe it captures some of the best bits of what the genre has to offer.

The Haunting (1963)

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956)

The Night Of The Hunter (1955)
I think this should count, watch it and see.

Yes, yes. I left out such favorites as The Evil Dead Trilogy and The Lost Boys (fit so much in the world of Comedy), Alien, some of the great monster classics, and a lot of really fun Hammer films. For that I'm sorry. But this is what interests and excites me when I think about the genre.


  1. Still need to see the Cronenbergs. And I'm sorry, I find Nightmare on Elm St, The Haunting and The Wicker Man to be D-U-L-L. But original Halloween, Carrie, The Thing and Night of the Hunter: BONE-CHILLING CLASSICS. You should take a look at Final Girl's Shocktoberfest countdown. She asked her readers to send in their lists of their 20 favorite horror films and compiled them all into one master list. Neat stuff.

  2. Just wanted to mention one great flick I forgot... Poltergeist. A great horror movie.