So it's Halloween and that calls for a good ol' favorite horror film list.  Here's my top 50!


50) Cube (1997)

49) Suspiria (1977)

48) Dead Snow (2008)

47) The Blair Witch Project (1999

46) Candyman (1992)

45) Audition (1999

44) Event Horizon (1997)

43) Pet Semetary (1989)

42) The Orphanage (2007)

41) High Tension (2005)

40) Shaun of the Dead (2004)

39) Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

38) House of Wax - (1953)

37) Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

36) The Birds (1963)

35) Dawn of the Dead 2004 (2004)

34) The Wicker Man (1973)

33) Friday the 13th (1980)

32) Ring - (2002)

31) The Prophecy (1995)

30) Scream (1996)

29) The Omen (1976)

28) Misery (1990)

27) IT (1990)

26) Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)

25) Jaws (1975)

24) Frankenstein (1931)

23) RINGU (1998)

22) The Mist (2007)

21) Frailty (2001)

20) Carrie (1976)

19) Night of the Living Dead (1968)

18) The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

17) Jacob's Ladder (1990)

16) The Fly - (1986)

15) 28 Days Later (2002)

14) Psycho 1960

13) Evil Dead II (1987)

12) Poltergeist (1982)

11) Alien (1979)

MITCH’S TOP 10 HORROR FILMS

10) Dead Alive (1992)

9) An American Werewolf In London (1981)

8) Paranormal Activity (2009)

7) Rosemary's Baby (1968)

6) Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

5) Halloween (1978)

4) The Descent (2005)

3) The Shining (1980)

2) The Thing (1982)

1) The Exorcist (1973)

There you have it.  Compare, contrast, and convince me of a better list.

Mitch Hansch

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2 Responses

  1. David Brook

    Not too many complaints here. I’d change the ordering around, but I think my list would be fairly similar. I wouldn’t put the remake of Dawn of the Dead above the original though. I enjoyed the remake, but it’s not in the same class for me.

    There have been a few classy indie titles I’ve caught at various festivals that might creep into the back end of my list. I really liked Lake Mungo which I saw last year (yet to get a proper release). House of the Devil is cool too although the ending spoiled it a little. I’m also a fan of some of the crazy uber-gory Japanese horrors that have been coming out recently. Machine Girl and Vampire Girl Vs Frankenstein Girl are both absolutely ridiculous, but I haven’t laughed so much for a long time. I loved the 80’s cult classic Night of the Creeps too, which I caught at a festival a year or two ago, it’s not very scary, but it’s a hell of a lot of fun. A guilty pleasure I would also add is Arachnophobia – I’m terrified of spiders so that film really gets to me!! 🙂

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