There’s really no rhyme or reason of which films I’ve chosen to highlight. I realized yesterday that I can say something about nearly every film thus far so here’s more random picks for #50-#1.
#49 The Beyond – I have not seen this one but if the picture is representative of the film I think I’ll be seeing this soon.
#47 Les Diaboliques – I don’t think I’ve ever considered this a horror film but these ladies are not to be messed with.
#45 Deep Red – This has been in my queue for far too long. It’s time to watch it.
#39 The Descent – This is one of my favorite claustrophobic movies. I do prefer the UK ending but the US ending allowed for a sequel.
#37 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) – Now it makes sense why the remake was #95. This version is far superior. Now, I wouldn’t mind if they dropped the remake off the list all together.
#33 A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) – One, Two, Freddy’s Coming For You…
#31 Martyrs – Another film from what I call The French Trilogy; the films are High Tension, Martyrs, and Inside. Two out of three have made the list thus far…
#29 Cat People – I think this film is a riot. An absolute riot.
#26 Bride of Frankenstein – I can’t believe this beat out #30 Frankenstein. Although, I do like this film more and I guess I’m not alone.
#22 Nosferatu – The original Dracula-like character. Vampires.
#18 Audition – I am a huge fan of Takashi Miike. He’s the man in Japanese horror.
#13 Night of the Living Dead (1968) – As predicted, Romero is represented again with what we now know as the modern zombie.
#10 Dawn of the Dead (1974) – Wow, I excpected this to be on the list but I didn’t expect it to be ranked higher than Night of the Living Dead. More Romero.
#8 Halloween (1978) – The Queen of Scream, Jamie Lee Curtis in the original Michael Myers story
#6 The Thing (1982) – This film reminds me why I love practical effects. Yea, a little cheesy but still hella creepy.
#5 Alien – I was starting to get nervous; I just knew Alien or Aliens had to be on this list. Sigourney Weaver proving that a woman can be a bad ass and carry a film.
#2 The Shining – “Redrum, redrum…” Jack Nicholson creeped me the heck out as a kid when I saw this. He plays crazy quite well.
#1 The Exorcist – I’m not sure if I’d choose this as the number one movie but I can’t dispute this classic being one of the best horror films. I know it is still freaking people out to this day.
Looking for the full list? It’s here.