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Writer2011
09-22-2006, 09:10 PM
With Halloween around the corner--well a month. At any rate I wanted to get your top ten horror movies... here are mine, not in any necessary order.

(1) Halloween
(2) Halloween II
(3) Friday the 13th
(4) Texas Chainsaw Massacre-1974
(5) The Thing
(6) The Omen-1976
(7) The Exorcist
(8) Hellraiser
(9) The Shining
(10) Nightmare on Elm Street

Just was curious is all.. :)

jbal
09-22-2006, 10:20 PM
You missed The Thing! (the John Carpenter version) one of my favorites just for the ending if nothing else.
I don't really have a top ten without spending more time than I really want to, but I'll also throw in 28 days later, House of 1000 corpses, and back to Carpenter for In the Mouth of Madness. Good one for writers, that.

Writer2011
09-22-2006, 10:23 PM
I forgot about The Thing...one of his best IMHO other than Halloween.. :)

Haggis
09-22-2006, 10:24 PM
You left out Night of the Living Dead (original). My all time favorite.

Writer2011
09-22-2006, 10:27 PM
Well I want everyone else's top ten too :)

robeiae
09-22-2006, 10:37 PM
You missed The Thing! (the John Carpenter version) one of my favorites just for the ending if nothing else.I still watch it whenever I'm feeling annoyed at the world. Great ending.

As to a top ten:

1) Halloween
2) Salem's Lot
3) The Shining
4) The Exorcist
5) Alien (the first one is really horror first, sci-fi second)
6) Re-animator
7) The Other (NOT The Others)
8) Scream
9) Gremlins (hey, a little humor goes a long way)
10) Titanic (pure horror, every second of it)

tiny
09-22-2006, 10:41 PM
The Shining is a christmas movie. I watch it every year while I'm wrapping presents.

JoeEkaitis
09-22-2006, 11:16 PM
Madonna says The English Roses is going to be made into a movie.

I'm sorry, that would be a movie horror, wouldn't it?

E_B
09-22-2006, 11:50 PM
Tops on my list would be "The Entity".

PattiTheWicked
09-23-2006, 12:17 AM
Not really horror, but one of my favorite sends-chills-down-my-spine films is The Sixth Sense.

jbal
09-23-2006, 12:32 AM
I still watch it whenever I'm feeling annoyed at the world. Great ending.

As to a top ten:

1) Halloween
2) Salem's Lot
3) The Shining
4) The Exorcist
5) Alien (the first one is really horror first, sci-fi second)
6) Re-animator
7) The Other (NOT The Others)
8) Scream
9) Gremlins (hey, a little humor goes a long way)
10) Titanic (pure horror, every second of it)
Holy crap, that's almost exactly mine! I almost put in Re-animator except I would classify it more as comedy.

stormie
09-23-2006, 12:34 AM
Madonna says The English Roses is going to be made into a movie.

I'm sorry, that would be a movie horror, wouldn't it?

Oh yeah. Major horror.

Blackheart
09-23-2006, 01:10 AM
Where's Young Frankenstein?

Kate Thornton
09-23-2006, 01:25 AM
Dead of Night.

"Ealing Studios' Dead of Night (1945) is one of just a handful of 'true' horror films of British cinema's first half-century" --- from screenonline.org

jbal
09-23-2006, 01:27 AM
I almost forgot Nosferatu so here's ten in no particular order
1. alien
2. re-animator
3. the shining
4. Halloween
5. the thing
6. 28 days later
7. in the mouth of madness
8. the exorcist
9. house of 1000 corpses.
10. nosferatu

Soccer Mom
09-23-2006, 01:39 AM
Hmmm

1. Nosferatu
2. Scream
3. Halloween
4. The Thing
5. The Omen (original)
6. Salem's Lot
7. Alien
8. American Werewolf in London
9. Jaws (still can't swim in the ocean)
10. Anything with Julia Roberts in it. (Make the scary lady go away, Mommy!)

Perks
09-23-2006, 02:06 AM
I hate being restricted to ten -

The Exorcist
The Ring
The Shining
Jacob's Ladder (arguably a thriller with strong horror components)
Poltergeist
Shaun of the Dead (arguably a comedy)
Carrie
Aliens
The Others
Rosemary's Baby

(and since there were two that could go into other catagories, I get two alternates-

Final Destination (for sheer inventiveness)
A Nightmare on Elmstreet

I coud go on and on...

SC Harrison
09-23-2006, 02:23 AM
Most of those above are really cool, but I would add:

Nightbreed (although the monsters are the good guys)

The Amityville Horror (the first one)

Silent Hill (freakier than the game)

There are more, but I'm drawing a blank.

jbal
09-23-2006, 02:56 AM
I hate being restricted to ten -

The Exorcist
The Ring
The Shining
Jacob's Ladder (arguably a thriller with strong horror components)
Poltergeist
Shaun of the Dead (arguably a comedy)
Carrie
Aliens
The Others
Rosemary's Baby

(and since there were two that could go into other catagories, I get two alternates-

Final Destination (for sheer inventiveness)
A Nightmare on Elmstreet

I coud go on and on...
Ahh, Jacob's Ladder! Great one

aadams73
09-23-2006, 02:57 AM
1. The Omen(original not the lame remake)
2. The Changeling (with George C. Scott)
3. Alien
4. House of Wax (With Vincent Price)
5. Army of Darkness (Give me some sugar, baby!)
6. Hellraiser
7. The Other
8. Village of the Damned (the 1960 version)
9. The Lost Boys
10. Rocky Horror Picture Show (It counts, right?)

Ol' Fashioned Girl
09-23-2006, 03:47 AM
The Changeling is #1 on my list. Then:

Exorcist
Alien
Jaws
Arachnophobia
Psycho
The Shining
Misery
Silence of the Lambs
The Fly

TrainofThought
09-23-2006, 05:45 AM
Letís see, I was never into horror movies, but I will list those that really, really scared me.

1) The Uninvited
2) Halloween
3) Burnt Offerings
4) When a Stranger Calls
5) The Blob
6) Night of the Living Dead
7) Amityville Horror
8) Poltergeist
9) Nightmare on Elm Street
10) Psycho

beezle
09-23-2006, 06:10 AM
Alien and American Werewolf in London would have to fit in there somewhere.

Shadow_Ferret
09-23-2006, 08:37 AM
1) Them! (1954)
2) The Thing from Another World (1951)
3) Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
4) Dracula (1931)
5) The Wolf Man (1941)
6) The Mummy's Hand (1940)
7) King Kong (1933)
8) Frankenstein (1931)
9) Night of the Living Dead (1968)
10) Evil Dead (1982)

Bmwhtly
09-23-2006, 06:59 PM
In no particular order:

The Thing
Day of the Dead (85, not the upcoming butchering, i mean remake)
28 Days Later
Shaun of the Dead (I know, but it is)
Dog Soldiers (See Shaun)
The Descent
Evil Dead (Scariest Film EVER)
Severance
Jaws
Dawn of the Dead (78, not the action-fest of 2001)
Dusk Till Dawn (Well I like it)

rhymegirl
09-23-2006, 07:15 PM
10. Anything with Julia Roberts in it. (Make the scary lady go away, Mommy!)

Ha ha ha ha! I just read this line to my husband. He said,"I like Julia Roberts." But he knows I don't.

aadams73
09-23-2006, 07:27 PM
Dusk Till Dawn (Well I like it)

Oooooh I forgot about that one. I love Dusk Till Dawn. It was such a tasty surprise the first go around.

Spirit_Fire
09-23-2006, 07:28 PM
Not really in order, just my favourites:

1. Evil Dead
2. Evil Dead 2
3. Braindead (you have to see this - one of Peter Jackson's early masterpieces. I've heard it has the most fake blood ever used in a movie)
4. Re-Animator (the talking severed head is priceless)
5. Frankenstein (not sure what version I saw, but it was a remake)
6. Flesh for Frankenstein
7. The Hidden (ok, maybe it's more of a sci-fi)
8. The Fly
9. Phantasm
10. Nosferatu

maestrowork
09-23-2006, 07:29 PM
I don't usually watch horror, so my list is probably the only ten horror films I've ever seen. LOL... that is, if I can even come up with ten.

(in no particular order)

1. Alien
2. The Shining
3. The Thing
4. Night of the Living Dead
5. Dawn of the Dead
6. Jaws
7. Cat People
8. The Exorcist
9. Omen
10. Jeepers Creepers

Stacia Kane
09-23-2006, 07:45 PM
I'm so glad a couple of people mentioned The Changeling--IMO it's one of the scariest movies ever. I've seen it a million times but even watching in the middle of the day it scares me. That horrible dead kid in the floor...ugh! It makes me shiver just thinking of it!

I love The Thing, too. My hubby had some action figures from that movie (we both love it). One day the guys-head-with-legs fell off the shelf and landed in our daughter's crib. I almost had a heart attack when I went in to wake her up!

Also:

Ghost Story
The Exorcist
Stir of Echoes (I thought it was nicely creepy, and hey, any movie where Kevin Bacon has his shirt off can't be bad, right? :))
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
American Werewolf in London
Seven
The Fog (John Carpenter)
Apt Pupil



...and I'm done. I know some of those aren't completely horror, but I thought they were scary/creepy enough to fit.

jbal
09-23-2006, 08:00 PM
I forgot Dead Alive!

rhymegirl
09-23-2006, 08:23 PM
I think "horror" can be defined in different ways, so I am going with
"the scariest movies I've ever seen"

TOP TEN

1. The Silence of the Lambs
2. Jaws
3. The Birds
4. The Exorcist
5. The Thing
6. The Sixth Sense
7. Alien
8. Rosemary's Baby
9. The Others
10. Frankenstein: The True Story

beezle
09-24-2006, 01:21 AM
No one likes Evil Dead 3, Army of Darkness?

aadams73
09-24-2006, 01:22 AM
Didn't read the lists too closely, did you? It's my number 5.

Perks
09-24-2006, 01:27 AM
Now whoa whoa whoa right there spinach chin!

Good flick, hysterical even - but top ten? ;)

aadams73
09-24-2006, 01:34 AM
Hey now, if I woke up one morning with a chin as large as Bruce Campbell's, I'd be terrified :D

(squirrels could go camping on that thing!)

jbal
09-24-2006, 01:37 AM
That reminds me of another one- Bubba Ho-tep. Elvis and Ossie Davis battle the mummy in a nursing home. Classic! And amazingly serious considering the subject matter...

ETA:I think this is like a top twenty for me now.

robeiae
09-24-2006, 01:42 AM
What about Ishtar?

Perks
09-24-2006, 01:42 AM
That reminds me of another one- Bubba Ho-tep. Elvis and Ossie Davis battle the mummy in a nursing home. Classic! And amazingly serious considering the subject matter...

That movie is so strange. And, yeah, somehow wackily sober. Ossie Davis as a pigmentally transformed JFK and Bruce Campbell as an addled Elvis, saving the world in hospital gowns. I recommend it only after two strong drinks.

aadams73
09-24-2006, 01:43 AM
Oh yes, Bubba Ho-tep is hysterically oddball.

aadams73
09-24-2006, 01:44 AM
What about Ishtar?

No, these are horror movies, not horrible movies :D

robeiae
09-24-2006, 01:47 AM
No, these are horror movies, not horrible movies :DAre you sure? Take a closer look at some those lists... :D

Perks
09-24-2006, 01:51 AM
I'm sure it's all Merchant & Ivory for you, Rob. Can I email you a box of tissue?

robeiae
09-24-2006, 01:53 AM
I only watch Blade Runner on Thurdays--and I rarely cry during it...anymore.

Perks
09-24-2006, 01:57 AM
Tough guy. That's what I thought.

beezle
09-24-2006, 06:56 AM
Hey hey hey, so it is, aadams. I'm glad some people around here have real taste in cinema.

Edit:

That reminds me, Bad Taste, Peter Jackson's original masterpiece

maestrowork
09-24-2006, 07:02 AM
Meet the Feebles is a classic.

TrainofThought
09-24-2006, 07:28 AM
I know this one isn't a horror movie, but I had nightmares afterwards, "A Clockwork Orange"

jbal
09-24-2006, 09:15 PM
Talking about Peter Jackson, just think: someone saw Bad Taste and Dead Alive and said "Let's give this guy $300 mil to make Lord of the Rings!"

Saint Fool
09-25-2006, 01:57 AM
How could you forget Uncle Walt?

1. Skeleton Dance - Silly Symphonies
2. Snow White - When the queen turns into the witch, scared the heck out of four year old me. Heck, I saw it again as an adult and it still scares me.

My brother would insist that the multiplying brooms sequence in the Sorcerer's Apprentice is still hands down the scariest movie scene ever.

3. Alien
4. Jaws
5. The Haunting (of Hill House) - The first one.
6. Final Destination
7. The Witchfinder General
8. Halloween
9. Trilogy of Terror - THE FETISH DOLL WITH THE TEETH - AEEEEIII!!!!! (Yes, I know it is TV and probably ineligible but THE FETISH DOLL WITH THE TEETH - AEEEEIII!!!!!

Akiahara
09-25-2006, 02:05 AM
Seven is a fantastic movie. I love it.

Final Destination was interesting... but I just watched the third one. I actually had to cover my eyes... just 'cuz some parts were so brutal. It's just pure shock value.

I don't think I could come up with ten horror movies that I actually like. I don't consider the Aliens horror at all... but apparently that's just me. :)

aadams73
09-25-2006, 02:38 AM
Meet the Feebles is a classic.

That scene with the walrus gets me every time.

Soccer Mom
09-25-2006, 07:16 AM
Thanks Ray for mentioning Jeepers Creepers. That movie gave me the heebie jeebies ;)

Writer2011
09-25-2006, 08:11 AM
Lots of responses---I like it. I only put 10 because there are dozens of favorite Horror Movies...

The Changeling
Hell Night
The Funhouse
Poltergeist (although it was directed by Tobe Hooper, Steven Spielberg gets the credit)
Eaten Alive
Motel Hell
Silence of the Lambs (technically thriller)
Scream


the list could go on...

Akiahara
09-25-2006, 08:39 AM
Oh, I like the Screams. They've become slasher classics, and were actually pretty decent. :)

Bmwhtly
09-25-2006, 12:53 PM
I don't consider the Aliens horror at all... but apparently that's just me. :) It's not just you. It's sci-fi.

beezle
09-25-2006, 01:21 PM
Yes, Poltergeist is clearly a Spielbergian effort.

The part at the climax where coffins and corpses start popping out of the ground is classic.

robeiae
09-25-2006, 05:49 PM
It's not just you. It's sci-fi.I diasgree. Alien is more horror than sci-fi. The sci-fi aspect is secondary to the movie. Hell, the tag line for it was: "In space, nobody can hear you scream." For the re-release, the tagline was "The scariest movie ever made."

The sequals were definately sci-fi all the way.

Bmwhtly
09-25-2006, 06:05 PM
I diasgree. Alien is more horror than sci-fi. The sci-fi aspect is secondary to the movie. I see your point, but I still see it as more about the sci-fi than [Brando Impression] The horror [/Brando Impression]

Probably because:
The sequals were definately sci-fi all the way

WerenCole
09-25-2006, 08:14 PM
The Exorcist is not a horror movie. . . that is good ole American comedy (or dramedy ie, drama+comedy) if I've ever seen it. . .

One of the most hilarious movies I've ever seen. . . really.


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