Topic: My Favorite Horror Films

(in chronological order - an asterisk denotes the fact I saws in in the theater during its original release)

Dead of Night (1945)
Curse of the Demon (1957)
At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul (1964)
This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse (1967)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)
Sssssss (1973)
The Tenant (1976)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Alien* (1979)
Phantasm (1979)
The Evil Dead* (1981)
Creepshow (1982)
The Thing (1982)
Angel Heart (1987)
Blood Diner (1987)
Evil Dead 2 (1987)
Thinner* (1996)
Cube* (1997)
Lost Highway* (1997)
Audition* (1999)
Ravenous (1999)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Frailty* (2001)
Jeepers Creepers* (2001)
The Devil's Backbone (2001)
Below* (2002)
Open Water* (2003)
Secret Window (2004)
The Village* (2004)
Noroi:  The Curse (2005)
The Mist (2007)
Cloverfield (2008)
Deadgirl (2008)
Home Movie (2008)
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Occult (2009)
Let Me In (2010)
The Tunnel Movie (2011)
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
The Woman in Black (2012)
V/H/S (2012)


And probably a few I'm neglecting to think of...

Re: My Favorite Horror Films

A good list! Audition would hvae been something else to see in theatres. Not a fan of earlier black & white and silent movies?

Re: My Favorite Horror Films

Theli wrote:

A good list! Audition would hvae been something else to see in theatres. Not a fan of earlier black & white and silent movies?

I've seen the original "Frankenstein" and "The Invisible Man," as well as "The Black Cat," all from the 1930s, and while I enjoyed them, they don't make my favorites list (I suppose I also saw the 1930s Bela Lugosi "Dracula," but that was almost 35 years ago - I really don't remember it).  I did consider adding "Freaks" (from 1932) to this list, however.

I have never seen a silent horror film.

One movie from the 1930s that almost belongs on this list, is the EXCELLENT "Kongo" (from 1932).  Its not really a horror movie (which is the only reason its not on the list), but it would appeal to the same crowd.  That is an obscure film that you might not be able to see, even if you sought it out.  I saw it on TCM a couple years back, and they said that was the first time it had been shown on American TV in decades.  I suppose they'll probably re-air it at some point, and maybe it'll find its way into the torrents.

Re: My Favorite Horror Films

I like most of those but there are some obscure ones that are great.

Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things, Food of the Gods, Ben/Willard.

I think Return of the Living Dead is great for the soundtrack (which I had on vinyl) and the fact that they needed to be completely incinerated. That still creeps me out to think about. I'm a good shot and a headshot is easy for me. But damn, I don't have an incinerator.

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strider wrote:

Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things, Food of the Gods, Ben/Willard.

I watched "Food of the Gods" on HBO and/or Showtime about 50 times during the late 1970s.  That, and William Shatner in "Kingdom of the Spiders."

Re: My Favorite Horror Films

Some there I have never heard of. Thx for pointing them to my attention, if nothing else.

Good pick with the Devil's Backbone. Its in my top 10 Horror films of all time. Much better than his more critically acclaimed film Pan's Labriynth in my opinion.

Last edited by Vasquez (2013-07-28 18:20:59)

Re: My Favorite Horror Films

I tried so much to like The Tunnel, never could get into it.

But great list nonetheless.

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Scavenger of Human Sorrow wrote:

I tried so much to like The Tunnel, never could get into it.

But great list nonetheless.

I wanted the hell to get the hell out of the tunnel after that woman screamed her head off for the 100th time myself!. God was she annoying.

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Yeah, apart from the annoying cast, the film just tried too hard for me. By the end I was just happy the damn thing was over, I could hardly stick another minute. lol

Re: My Favorite Horror Films

Scavenger of Human Sorrow wrote:

Yeah, apart from the annoying cast, the film just tried too hard for me. By the end I was just happy the damn thing was over, I could hardly stick another minute. lol

Ditto. I would describe it as a inferior found footage version of the british london underground horrors Death Line aka Raw Meat (1973) or Creep (2004).

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^ I haven't watched either Death Line or Creep, and after a bit of research, they sound good.

I will check them out, thank you! smile

Re: My Favorite Horror Films

Scavenger of Human Sorrow wrote:

^ I haven't watched either Death Line or Creep, and after a bit of research, they sound good.

I will check them out, thank you! smile

No probs. Death Line has a good performance by Donald Pleasance in it, if nothing else.

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Nice list. And yes Creep is into my best Horror movies ever list.

Ah well, might as well put it here.

Evil Dead and the remake
Horror Hotel
Nosferatu
Underworld
The Ring
Noroi: The Curse
30 Days Of Night
Psycho
Shining
Descent
Let The Right One In
Creep
I Spit On Your Grave Remake
American Mary
Ginger Snaps 3 The Beginning

Re: My Favorite Horror Films

kXnPunk wrote:

Nice list. And yes Creep is into my best Horror movies ever list.

Ah well, might as well put it here.

Evil Dead and the remake
Horror Hotel
Nosferatu
Underworld
The Ring
Noroi: The Curse
30 Days Of Night
Psycho
Shining
Descent
Let The Right One In
Creep
I Spit On Your Grave Remake
American Mary
Ginger Snaps 3 The Beginning

I just ordered Horror Hotel from Lovefilm. Lookin forward to checking it out.

Last edited by Vasquez (2013-07-29 18:35:47)

Re: My Favorite Horror Films

^^^
Christopher Lee is amazing in it. So is Betta St-John.

Damn, how could I forget Suspiria, Grudge and Vampyr... roll

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