It’s Halloween, I love horror movies, here’s a list of some of my favorites. It should be noted that the sheer amount of movies I’ve seen may affect my ability to put them in proper order. I wrote down 25 and just put numbers beside them, don’t take them as gospel. Except #1. That’s legit.
25. Event Horizon
Sort of a sci-fi-horror I know, but my christ it’s scary. As I’m writing this I have decided to put it on. I picked this one up randomly on blu-ray and and was so pleasantly surprised (and afraid) by this movie. So, here it is at the top of the list. Enjoy it.
24. The Thing
I haven’t seen the new prequel yet, if you have let me know how it is. I love this movie. So gross and scary and tense. Plus, I mean, Kurt fucking Russell.
This is a little weird one that not many people have seen. Guy Pearce and Robert Carlyle in one of the best cannibal-flicks I have ever seen. (Please note: I haven’t yet seen We Are What We Are, but I know its supposed to be great and a cannibal flick)
22. Dog Soldiers
With the exception of Ginger Snaps and An American Werewolf In London, this is the best werewolf movie… EVER.
21. Evil Dead
I’m including in this all of the sequels. This movie fucking kicks ass. I scored a copy of Army Of Darkness: The Boom Stick edition, and … I mean, if you haven’t seen these movies your life is incomplete.
20. The Last Exorcism
Found footage movies are fucking great. Well, I like them anyways. This one was a pleasant surprise, so check it out.
This, and its 2 sequels are some of the craziest fucking batshit crazy monster movies I have ever seen. Insane violence, and moments that will leave you questioning what you’ve just seen.
Another ‘found footage’ movie. It’s scary, its spanish and the last half hour or so will give you a serious heart condition. For those of you out there who are a bit too slow to read subtitles, check out the shot-for-shot American remake “Quarantine”
17. The Blair Witch Project
This movie changed the ways that movies were marketed, made and scared the shit out of audiences. I know, I know, another found footage movie, but I’m a sucker for them
I know it seems pretty lame in the story, college kids go to Mardi Gras and get chased through the bayou by an undead redneck. However, if you like slasher movies with insane amounts of violence, this is the movie for you. Also, check out the sequel.
15. Paranormal Activity
This movie scared me to my core. It looked real, it was well made and it was scary. I am a fan of it and its sequels, and they are just great.
This one is pretty intense, and disturbing. I wasn’t ready for that going in, so it really got under my skin. It’s another foreign flick, but if you can handle movies that will really push the boundaries of what is ok, then do watch this. It’s amazing, I have often called it the “Requiem For A Dream” of horror movies.
13. Let The Right One In
This was great, even the American remake “Let Me In” was great. A beautiful, and chilling vampire movie.
12. Stir Of Echoes
I’m not sure what it is about this movie. It’s a ghost story with Kevin Bacon, and there’s nothing particularly special about it. I just fucking love it. Watch it.
I’m MOSTLY talking about the first movie, but I do enjoy all 7 of these movies, even though I will readily admit that they got shittier and shittier as they came out. The first movie came out at a time when every movie in the genre was a fucking Japanese remake and it really changed everything. At least for awhile.
I mean, its fucking JAWS! How could it not be on this list?
I bought the double-feature blu-ray of this movie, and if you didn’t you’re a big pile of shit. Just kidding, but really, watch the double feature and enjoy the shit out of them both. Tarantino and Rodriguez don’t disappoint, as long as you understand what you’re getting into.
I loved every single one of these movies, all the way up to the 4th. Great commentaries on horror movies, Wes Craven knows his shit. Enjoy these movies.
I liked the original, and the two remakes. Michael Myers is iconic, and Rob Zombie did him justice. It’s not ‘hip’ to hate the remake for no reason.
“What’s in the box? WHAT’S IN THE BOX!” … Love this movie.
5. The Descent
Holy shit, this movie is great, claustrophobic and fucking intense.
4. Nightmare On Elm Street
Every single one of these (remake included) were great. The originals were campy, and fun which worked great for the time, and the movies. The remake was dark and intense, which it needed to be. I love Freddy, easily one of the scariest horror movie characters of all time.
3. The Orphanage
Spanish, creepy, and surprisingly sad. Watch this movie, just do it.
I mean, why wouldn’t it be here? Fuck you Stephen King for hating this movie. Just saying.
1. The Exorcist
This movie should be required viewing for everyone. Fucking Everyone.
Alright, thats a list. What do you think ? Leave comments god dammit.