Top Horror Movies as of August 2009

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Every month I look back to see what are the top films for horror based on reviews by horror fans as well as the horror loving staff of this site. This month once again the Top 30 Horror Movies has evolved as every single month we approve hundreds of new horror movie reviews by us the staff and you the fans.

Below is August Top Horror Movies for you to check out. As always feel free to participate by submitting your own horror reviews to make this list the best online list for Top Horror Films based off of reviews by true horror fans. Disagre with the list? Agree with the list? Submit a review and make it be all it can be as the Army would say! If you click here you can have a look at horror films that NEARLY made the top list but were a bit shy on reviews!

Alien #1. 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, they investigate the source of t...
96.67% Approval
(Based on 6 Reviews, Write one )
Dawn of the Dead #2. 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 satiric as the first film in its ta...
96.32% Approval
(Based on 19 Reviews, Write one )
Jaws #3. 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. One early summer night on ficti...
96% Approval
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The Wicker Man (1973) #4. 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 strange Lord Summerisle (a bril...
96% Approval
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Battle Royale #5. 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 violence. Thinking they are about to ...
95% Approval
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Pans Labyrinth #6. 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’s sixth and most ambitio...
94% Approval
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The Thing #7. 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 is more faithful to Campbell's...
93.33% Approval
(Based on 21 Reviews, Write one )
#8. The Silence of the Lambs
Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins deliver sensational, Oscar-winning performances in this shockingly powerful Thriller, that garnered five Academy Awards, including Best Picture! At the behest of the FBI, agent-in-training Clarice...
93.33% Approval
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An American Werewolf in London #9. An American Werewolf in London
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 England and are quickly thrown ou...
93.33% Approval
(Based on 9 Reviews, Write one )
Cannibal Holocaust #10. 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 Deodato who directed the subgenre'...
92.73% Approval
(Based on 11 Reviews, Write one )
Tenebre #11. Tenebre
Dario Argento leaves a distinct and bloody impression with this Italian horror film that took the slasher genre to graphic new limits at the time of its release. Novelist Peter Neal (Anthony Franciosa) jets into Rome to promote hi...
92.5% Approval
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Identity #12. 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 killed, one by one, and the surviv...
92.5% Approval
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His Name Was Jason #13. His Name Was Jason
Jason Voorhees has carved his place into American pop culture and is one of the most recognizable cinematic killer in horror history. Now nearly, 30 years later, see how it all happened! With over 100 interviews with cast and crew...
92.5% Approval
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Shaun of the Dead #14. 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 lesser friend from college. Pete a...
92.14% Approval
(Based on 14 Reviews, Write one )
Night of the Living Dead #15. 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 terror lies in the fact that this...
92% Approval
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Aliens #16. 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 planet is now inhabited and co...
92% Approval
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Seven #17. 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 remains of one victim to the ...
92% Approval
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Zodiac #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 Paul Avery, and Mark Ruffalo th...
91.67% Approval
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The Return of the Living Dead #19. The Return of the Living Dead
Two employees of a medical supply company accidentally release a toxic gas that raises up the dead. Soon the town is overun with flesh-eating residents of the local cemetary who are hungry...for human brains. "Do ya wanna party?...
90.91% Approval
(Based on 11 Reviews, Write one )
Grindhouse #20. 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-movies. From groundbreaking direc...
90.83% Approval
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Feast (2005) #21. Feast (2005)
Directed by Project Greenlight winner and first time filmmaker John Gulager, "Feast" is the terrifying tale of a motley crew of strangers who find themselves trapped in an isolated tavern and must band together in a battle for sur...
90.67% Approval
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The Evil Dead #22. The Evil Dead
This auspicious feature debut from Sam Raimi — shot on 16mm in the woods of Tennesse for around $350,000 — secured the young director's cult status as a creative force to be reckoned with. The nominal plot in...
90% Approval
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The Sixth Sense #23. 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 Osment) is six-years-old and cla...
90% Approval
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The Lost Boys #24. The Lost Boys
In this hit '80s hybrid of the horror movie and the teen flick, a single mom and her two sons become involved with a pack of vampires when they move into an offbeat Northern California town. Lucy (Dianne Wiest) and her sons, Micha...
90% Approval
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The Exorcist #25. The Exorcist
Novelist William Peter Blatty based his best-seller on the last known Catholic-sanctioned exorcism in the United States. Blatty transformed the little boy in the 1949 incident into a little girl named Regan, played by 14-year-old ...
90% Approval
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Re-Animator #26. Re-Animator
Herbert West is obsessed with the idea of bringing the dead back to life. Experimenting with a glowing green liquid fluid, he successfully reanimates dead tissue. Unfortunately, the dead are uncontrollable and difficult to subdu...
90% Approval
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) #27. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (197...
Jack Finney's classic science fiction novel has been the basis of three big-screen adaptations, beginning with the 1956 chiller Invasion of the Body Snatchers and most recently as 1994's underrated Body Snatchers. This acclaimed ...
90% Approval
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Halloween (1978) #28. 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 his teenage sister. His psych...
90% Approval
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Killer Klowns From Outer Space #29. Killer Klowns from Outer Space
A kampy, kult favorite! After a meteor plunges to Earth, young lovers Mike and Debbie discover a circus tent-spacecraft piloted by grinning, red-nosed aliens.   The klown passengers are not happy makers of merriment howeve...
90% Approval
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Day of the Dead #30. Day of the Dead
The "walking dead" have taken over the world. Only a small band of scientists and soldiers are definitely known to remain, and they have taken refuge in an underground missile silo. The only hope for survival of the human race hin...
89.13% Approval
(Based on 23 Reviews, Write one )

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