Topic: 30 Horror Films You Must See!!

If you were going to introduce someone (who had never seen a fright flick in his or her life) to horror, what 30 films would you show them?

Now, I'm not talking your 30 favorite horor films. I'm talking 30 horror films, even if they're not your favorites, and if they're not even well made, that are must sees.

Here's my Top 30 Must See's (in no order!!)

1) Halloween (Original)
2) Psycho (Original)
3) John Carpenter's The Thing
4) Dawn of the Dead (Original)
5) Night of the Living Dead (Original)
6) And American Werewolf In London
7) The Howling
8) Zombi 2
9) Bride of Frankenstien
10) Phantasm
11) The Wolf man (Original)
12) A Nightmare On Elm Street (Original)
13) Amittyville Horror (Original)
14) Nosferatu (Original)
15) Horror of the Dracula (1958 Hammer film, titled "Dracula" in the UK)
16) The Evil Dead
17) Evil Dead 2
18) The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
19) Return of the Living Dead
20) The Fog (Original)
21) The Omen (Original)
22) The Exorcist
23) Hellraiser
24) Child's Play
25) Pet Semetary
26) The Last House On The Left
27) Shaun of the Dead
28) Cannibal Holocaust
29) Day of the Dead (Original)
30) The Shining

Last edited by The Creature (2012-06-12 23:23:29)

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1. Halloween
2. The Exorcist
3. The Fog
4. Dawn of the Dead
5. Psycho
6. Salems Lot
7. Night of the Living Dead original
8. Jaws
9. Black Christmas
10. An American Werewolf in London
11. Phantasm
12. The Omen
13. Rosemary's Baby
14. Pet Semetary
15. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
16. The Amityville Horror
17. Twitch of the Death Nerve
18. Suspiria
19. Re-Animator
20. The Lost Boys
21. The Evil Dead
22. A Nightmare on Elm Street
23. Hellraiser
24. Scream
25. Childs Play
26. Friday the 13th
27. Creepshow
28. The Last House on the Left
29. The Shining
30. My Bloody Valentine

Not all of these are my favorites, but these are the horror films I would tell someone to watch who is just starting to get into the horror genre.

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Great list Suspira. big_smile

I forgot Amityville Horror, The Last House On The Left, The Shining, and Hellraiser. Gotta fix mine now!

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Bump! Anyone else??

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Just a question for Suspiria_89-what is "Twitch of the Death Nerve?"
Never heard of it....

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It's a Bava Slasher .. that kind of set the tone for a lot of other movies to come .

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NOT IN ANY ORDER 

1) The Thing
2) The Omen
3)  Hellraiser
4) The Exorcist
5) The Birds
6) Dawn of the Dead
7)  A Nightmare on Elm Street
8) The Evil Dead
9)  'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre'
10) 'Halloween' (1978)
11)  American Werewolf In London
12) Pet Semetary
13) A tale of two sisters
14) Ringu
15) REC
16) Ju-on -The Grudge
17) Braindead aka Dead Alive
18) From Dusk till Dawn
19) Poltergeist
20) The Eye
21) Scanners
22) Hellraiser 2
23) Intruder
24) Candyman
25) Aliens
26) Final Destination
27)The Hill have eyes (2006)
28) SAW
29) . Scream
30) Paranormal Activity

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Nocturnal wrote:

It's a Bava Slasher .. that kind of set the tone for a lot of other movies to come .

Thanks!!! Gotta go find this now......

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1. Black Christmas,

that's it lol I could name others but if I was to recommend a particular horror movie to others it would be BC, no contest. smile

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What, no Phantom of the Opera?

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LadyZ wrote:
Nocturnal wrote:

It's a Bava Slasher .. that kind of set the tone for a lot of other movies to come .

Thanks!!! Gotta go find this now......

It's a must see. The first high body count slasher.

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Suspiria_89 wrote:
LadyZ wrote:
Nocturnal wrote:

It's a Bava Slasher .. that kind of set the tone for a lot of other movies to come .

Thanks!!! Gotta go find this now......

It's a must see. The first high body count slasher.

I'm on it! It's now my mission for the week, I feel like I've missed the boat on this one....

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Good lists, Bassi!

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I'm going to have a go at a list as well.....here goes:


1-Evil Dead (all of 'em)
2-Waxwork
3-Shivers
4-Alien(s)
5-The Shining
6-Videodrome
7-NOES
8-Night of the Living Dead (original....remake as well)
9-Dawn of the Dead (see above)
10-Maniac Cop (1 and 2)
11-Suspiria
12-The Exorcist
13-Dead Alive aka Braindead
14-Donnie Darko
15-The Descent
16-Zombi
17-The People Under the Stairs
18-Fido
19-Trick 'r' Treat
20-Shaun of the Dead
21-REC (1 and 2)
22-Black Christmas
23-Halloween (original)
24-Shutter (original)
25-House on Haunted Hill (original)
26-TCM (original)
27-Session 9
28-The Blair Witch Project
29-Re-Animator
30-High Tension

Wow.  I thought this was going to be harder, it's hard to believe how many movies I love, not that these are my faves, just good starters, imo.  I don't wanna hear any hating about BWP, even if you hated it, it set a standard at the time and made horror more fun!:)

btw...great lists everyone, let's see some more!!

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Awesome list LadyZ! smile

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^^Thanks, Creature!! Looking at it now, I wish I had Scanners on there...oh, well...

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Your welcome! smile
And remember, if you wan't to add a film, you could always just edit. wink

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Bump!

Anyone else???

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It's hard for me to come up with that long of a list, but you have a damn good knowledge of horror, Creature.
I would probably add Susperia, The Beyond, The Birds, The Changeling and Phantasm i and 2. That's one of the few franchises whwre the sequel stands up to the original. Like Evil Dead. In fact, you need more Fulci in general.

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Thanks Fred! big_smile

And you're right. I'm gonna fix mine up just a little bit.

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Not in order but......


The Shining
Midnight Meat Train
Day of the dead
Dawn of the dead
Return of the Living Dead
Salems Lot
The Exorcist
The Crazies
28 Days later
30 Days of Night
High Tension
Re-Animator
House on Haunted Hill
Last man on Earth
Theater of Blood
Poltergeist
Hellraiser
The Thing
Motel Hell
Texas Chainsaw massacure
The Fog
Last House on the Left
Nightmare on elm street
Halloween (original)
friday 13th
Dead Snow
Quarantine
Alien

I am sure there is a few more I can not remember at the moment

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Very nice Godzilla!! smile

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God I saw" Law Abiding Citizen " that can be on that list. its horror . a man get tortured and people get fucked up bad.

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^^That's on a PPV channel I have...might have to rent that one.

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My List for Horror is a bit Obscure.
And in no particular order.

1.  Dog Soldiers
2.  Ginger Snaps 1st & 3rd one.
3.  An American Werewolf in London
4.  Boxing Helena
5.  Ripper
6.  Dead Snow
7.  Battle Royale
8.  Infektion
9.  The Orphanage
10. Jaws
11. The Lost Boys
12. Halloween (Original)
13. Friday the 13th (Original)
14. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Original)
15. Nightmare on Elm Street
16. Freaks
17. I Spit on Your Grave
18. Skinwalkers
19. Near Dark
20. Calvaire (The Ordeal)
21. Nightwatch (Nochnoi Dozer)
22. Cemetary Man (Dellamorte Dellamore)
23.The Hunger
24.The Howling
25. High Tension (Haute Tension)
26. Saw
27. Razorblade Smile
28. Frozen
29. Lair of the White Worm
30. Night of the Living Dead

Last edited by zeroanjel (2011-02-23 23:07:55)