Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Ok ok, so I like films of all genres, but I do have an affinity for horror films.  When I say horror, I mean in the classic sense as well as it's current interpretation; so think Edgar Allan Poe, Lucio Fulci, Dario Argento, John Carpenter, Guillermo Del Toro, The Exorcist, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, etc., etc.!!  I also think that some films that are considered Science Fiction or Thrillers can easily work their way into this list, so keep an open mind.

Here is my top 20 list of all time!  I'm trying to do some post's that might call for a response or debate to gets some comments rolling in.  I know you are out there and I know you've been clocking my junk up on the interweb, so speak up, otherwise I'll just think you all agree with me!  Ha!!!!!

20. The Serpent & The Rainbow, 1988, directed by Wes Craven.

19. 28 Days Later, 2002, directed by Danny Boyle.  When zombies started to actually run after you and not just stumble around with their arms out...

18. Carrie, 1976, directed by Brian De Palma.  One of the scariest Mom's ever portrayed in a horror film!

17. Nightmare on Elm Street, 1984, directed by Wes Craven.  One two, Freddy's coming for you, three four, better lock your door...

16. Kwaidan, 1964, directed by Masaki Kobayashi.

15. Let the Right One In, 2008, directed by Tomas Alfredson.  Kids always make a movie creepier...

14. Silence of the Lambs, 1991, directed by Jonathon Demme.

13. Evil Dead, 1981, directed by Sam Raimi.  Dead by dawn!

12. The Tenant, 1976, directed by Roman Polanski.

11. Night of the Living Dead, 1968, directed by George Romero.

10. The Shining, 1980, directed by Stanley Kubrick.

9.  Sheitan, 2006, directed by Kim Champiron.  Vincent Cassel at his best!

8. Alien, 1979, directed by Ridley Scott.

7. Halloween, 1978, directed by John Carpenter. Again kids are scary! 

6. The Descent, 2005, directed by Neil Marshall.

5. Rosemary's Baby, 1968, directed by Roman Polanski.

4. Pan's Labyrinth, 2006, directed by Guillermo Del Torro.  Guillermo Del Torro's movies are all great, he has the ability to take an already terrible scenario, add ghosts, demons, etc. and show us all this from a child's point of view.  I'm not talking about his english speaking films, but Pan's Labyrinth, The Devils Backbone, and Cronos all hit the mark!

3. Suspiria, 1977, directed by Dario Argento.  Crazy sets, amazing soundtrack, and insanely choreographed kill scenes, WOW!

2. Texas Chainsaw Massacre, 1974, Tobe Hooper.  Scariest scariest scary!

1. The Exorcist, 1973, directed by William Friedkin.

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