April 09's Top 30 Horror Films


Time for another installment of Top Horror Films based on reader reviews. The list has in many ways not changed from the last go around but in the same token some things have changed. This is going to be a new regular monthly feature where we look at the Top films in Horror based on your reviews!

First its worth noting that the Top 3 films continue to be Jaws, Pans Labyrinth and ALIEN. I agree with Alien and Jaws but frankly... not with Pans Labyrinth. Good film but by no means one of the greatest ever made. That is however why this top list is fun. Its your voices.. not mine... whether I agree 100% or not which is how it should be.

New noteworthy changes are The Thing which climbs 6 spots from #16 to #10 which is a VERY deserving climb as this movie is one of my all time favorite scifi horror films ever made. Also new on the list complete is Martyrs which clocks in at #23 an impressive debut on the list. Halloween is up 2 spots from#27 to #25 and The Exorcist has been exorcised right off the top list. It was #30 and now its off the Top 30. Below is the complete list of Top 30 Horror Films for April.  To see more then the Top 30 go here: Top Horror Films As always feel free to contribute your own reviews and click on the film title for the complete list of reviews for each film.

#1. Jaws
Based on Peter Benchley's best-selling novel, Steven Spielberg's 1975 shark saga set the standard for the New Hollywood popcorn blockbuster while frightening millions of moviegoers out of the water. O...
97.5% Approval
(Based on 4 Reviews, Write one )
Pans Labyrinth
#2. Pans Labyrinth
Award-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro delivers a unique, richly imagined epic with PAN’S LABYRINTH, a gothic fairy tale set against the postwar repression of Franco’s Spain. Del Toro&...
96.67% Approval
(Based on 3 Reviews, Write one )
#3. Alien
On what should have been a trip back to Earth, the Nostromo, a mining freighter, is automatically re-routed to a desolate planet after receiving an SOS coming from it. After the crew is awakened, th...
96.67% Approval
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A Tale of Two Sisters
#4. A Tale of Two Sisters
Once upon a time, two little girls were sent to live with their wicked stepmother in the country. Su-Mi and Su-Yeon have had to go away for a little while because they've been sick, but now they're ba...
96.67% Approval
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The Wicker Man (1973)
#5. The Wicker Man (1973)
When a young girl mysteriously disappears, Police Sergeant Howie (Edward Woodward of "The Equalizer") travels to a remote Scottish island to investigate. But this pastoral community, led by the s...
96% Approval
(Based on 5 Reviews, Write one )
Dawn of the Dead
#6. Dawn of the Dead
George Romero's 1978 follow-up to his classic Night of the Living Dead is quite terrifying and gory (those zombies do like the taste of living flesh). But in its own way, it is just as comically satir...
95.71% Approval
(Based on 14 Reviews, Write one )
Battle Royale
#7. Battle Royale
One of the most shocking and controversial films in recent Japanese cinema. A high school class has been chosen to be in a "Battle Royale," a fatal game, because of their disrespect, sloth and violenc...
95% Approval
(Based on 4 Reviews, Write one )
#8. Seven
A film about two homicide detectives' desperate hunt for a serial killer who justifies his crimes as absolution for the world's ignorance of the Seven Deadly Sins. The movie takes us from the tortured...
95% Approval
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An American Werewolf in London
#9. An American Werewolf in L...
In John Landis' (THE BLUES BROTHERS, ANIMAL HOUSE) dripping black comedy, two American students (David Naughton and Griffin Dunne) on a European vacation wander into a creepy local pub in Northern Eng...
94.29% Approval
(Based on 7 Reviews, Write one )
The Thing
#10. The Thing
John Carpenter's The Thing is both a remake of Howard Hawks' 1951 film of the same name and a re-adaptation of the John W. Campbell Jr. story "Who Goes There?" on which it was based. Carpenter's film ...
93.57% Approval
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The Sixth Sense
#11. The Sixth Sense
 In this tense tale of psychological terror, Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis) is a child psychologist whose new patient has a problem far outside his usual area of expertise. Cole Sear (Haley Joel Os...
93.33% Approval
(Based on 3 Reviews, Write one )
#12. Poltergeist
A young family are visited by ghosts in their home. At first the ghosts appear friendly, moving objects around the house to the amusement of everyone, then they turn nasty and start to terrorise the f...
93.33% Approval
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#13. Scream
Scream is at once a slasher film and a tongue-in-cheek position paper on the "dead teenagers" movies of the late 1970s/early 1980s that plays as half-parody, half-tribute. Sydney Prescott (Neve Campbe...
93.33% Approval
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#14. Freaks
The film stars Harry Earles as Hans, a suave midget who belongs to the sideshow of a seedy circus and who makes the mistake of falling in love with the beautiful Cleopatra, one of the "normal" circus ...
93.33% Approval
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#15. Aliens
Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), the sole survivor from the original ALIEN, is awakened after 57 years of drifting through space, her stories disbelieved by Company executives who tell her that the alien?s ...
93.33% Approval
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Black Sheep (2007)
#16. Black Sheep (2007)
There are 40 million sheep in New Zealand... and they're pissed off!. Terrified of sheep and dosed up on therapy, Henry Oldfield returns to his family's farm to sell out to his older brother Angus, ...
93.33% Approval
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Shaun of the Dead
#17. Shaun of the Dead
Shaun is in a rut. He’s 29 and coasting through life, never threatening to fulfil his potential. He lives with Ed (Good name! Er, Ed the Ed) his best friend from junior school and Pete, his less...
92.86% Approval
(Based on 7 Reviews, Write one )
#18. Zodiac
Jake Gyllenhaal portrays Robert Graysmith, the journalist and author of the two books, "Zodiac" and "Zodiac Unmasked," upon which the film is based. Robert Downey Jr. plays fellow reporter P...
92.5% Approval
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Black Christmas (1974)
#19. Black Christmas (1974)
Mysterious phone calls ensue as the caller repeats, “It’s Me, Billy” which are soon followed by a series of grisly murders.  One by one, members of the house are tormented and k...
92.5% Approval
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#20. Identity
A whodunit revolving around a group of 10 strangers who find themselves running from a desert storm. They hole up in a roadside motel that proves as hospitable as the Bates Motel. The patrons are kill...
92.5% Approval
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Day Watch (Dnevnoy dozor)
#21. Day Watch (Dnevnoy dozor)
A dazzling mix of state-of-the-art visual effects, amazing action sequences, and nail-biting horror set in contemporary Moscow, "Day Watch" ("Dnevnoy dozor") revolves around the conflict and balance m...
92.5% Approval
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End of the Line
#22. End of the Line
In this unsettling and creepy thriller, Karen (Ilona Elkin), a young nurse who works in a psychiatric ward, boards the last subway train of the night only to have it stop suddenly in the middle of the...
92.5% Approval
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#23. Martyrs
France. A night at the beginning of the 1970s. Lucie, a little girl missing for over a year, is discovered wandering by the side of a country road. Near catatonic, she can say nothing about what has h...
92.5% Approval
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Night of the Living Dead
#24. Night of the Living Dead
It's hard to imagine how shocking this film was when it first broke on the film scene in 1968. There's never been anything quite like it, though it's inspired numerous pale imitations. Part of the ter...
92.31% Approval
(Based on 13 Reviews, Write one )
#25. Zombi 2
New York – It all began when a mysterious boat was found aimlessly adrift in the east river, leaving New York with one big mystery on its hands – and in the hands of a competent news repor...
92% Approval
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#26. Pet Sematary
For most families, moving is a new beginning. But for the Creeds, it could be the beginning of the end. Because they've just moved in next door to a place that children built with broken dreams, the P...
91.67% Approval
(Based on 6 Reviews, Write one )
Halloween (1978)
#27. Halloween (1978)
It was "The Night HE Came Home," warned the posters for John Carpenter's career-making horror smash. In Haddonfield, Ilinois, on Halloween night 1963, 6-year-old Michael Myers inexplicably slaughters...
90.91% Approval
(Based on 11 Reviews, Write one )
The Descent (2005)
#28. The Descent (2005)
In a remote mountain range, six female friends meet for their yearly adventure, a caving trip into the arteries of the earth. Leader of the trip is Juno, tough, compelling and dangerous. Along for the...
90.56% Approval
(Based on 18 Reviews, Write one )
Cannibal Holocaust
#29. Cannibal Holocaust
While Umberto Lenzi began the Italian-made cycle of brutal Amazonian cannibal horrors with Il Paese del Sesso Selvaggio and effectively ended it with the nauseating Cannibal Ferox, it was Ruggero Deod...
90% Approval
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#30. Grindhouse
Grind House – noun – A downtown movie theater - in disrepair since its glory days as a movie palace of the '30s and '40s - known for "grinding out" non-stop double-bill programs of B-movie...
90% Approval
(Based on 10 Reviews, Write one )

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