Wednesday, August 12

The Top 100 Horror Films of All Time (Please Don't Kill Me)

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I made this list in back in 2005, thought I'd share upon running across it again. It's nearly impossible to sort them by number, people will have their differences with the placements for sure, but these are all must-sees of the genre in my opinion. Be sure to click the green link to see and disagree over the Top 50 after the break.

100. Devil's Rejects, The (2005)
99. Nightmare (1980)
98. Noche del terror ciego, La ( Tombs of the Blind Dead ) (1971)
97. Mr. Vampire ( Geung si sin sang ) (1985)
96. Day of the Dead (1985)
95. Sin nombre, Los ( Nameless, The ) (1999)
94. I Drink your Blood (1970)
93. Prophecy, The (1995)
92. American Psycho (2000)
91. Jacob's Ladder (1990)
90. Woman in Black, The (1989)
89. Janghwa, Hongryeon ( Tale of Two Sisters, A ) (2003)
88. Session 9 (2001)
87. Hausu ( House ) (1977)
86. The Descent (2005)
85. Return of the Living Dead (1985)
84. Fright Night (1985)
83. Hills Have Eyes, The (1977)
82. Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
81. Espinazo del diablo, El ( Devil's Backbone, The ) (2001)
80. Ginger Snaps (2001)
79. Non si deve profanare il sonno dei morti ( Let Sleeping Corpses Lie ) (1974)
78. Blood Feast (1963)
77. Kyua ( Cure ) (1997)
76. Haute tension ( High Tension ) (2003)
75. Going Home (2002)
74. Abominable Dr. Phibes, The (1971)
73. Fearless Vampire Killers, The (1967)
72. ¿Quién puede matar a un niño? ( Who Can Kill a Child? ) (1976)
71. Willard (1971)
70. Dead & Buried (1981)
69. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
68. Fly, The (1986)
67. Cannibal Holocaust (1979)
66. Silence of the Lambs, The (1991)
65. Tokaido Yotsuya kaidan (1956)
64. Creepshow (1982)
63. Aldilà, L' ( Beyond, The ) (1981)
62. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
61. Profondo rosso ( Deep Red ) (1975)
60. Se7en (1995)
59. House of Wax (1953)
58. Zombi 2 ( Zombie ) (1979)
57. Howling, The (1981)
56. Ringu ( Ring ) (1998)
55. Poltergeist (1982)
54. Candyman (1992)
53. Carrie (1976)
52. Dellamorte Dellamore ( Cemetery Man ) (1994)
51. Phantasm (1979)

50. Re-Animator (1985)
49. Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed! (1969)
48. Spoorloos ( Vanishing, The ) (1988)
47. Changeling, The (1980)
46. Evil Dead, The (1982)
45. Hellraiser (1987)
44. Operazione paura ( Kill Baby Kill ) (1966)
43. Suspiria (1977)
42. Videodrome (1983)
41. Omen, The (1976)
40. À Meia-Noite Levarei Sua Alma ( At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul ) (1963)
39. Village of the Damned (1960)
38. Vij ( Viy or Spirit of Evil ) (1967)
37. Friday the 13th (1980)
36. Matango (1963)
35. Uninvited, The (1944)
34. Horror of Dracula (1958)
33. Nightmare on Elm Street, A (1984)
32. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
31. Shining, The (1980)
30. Maschera del demonio, La ( Black Sunday ) (1960)
29. Dead of Night (1945)
28. White Zombie (1932)
27. Night of the Demon (1957)
26. Thing, The (1982)
25. Don't Look Now (1973)
24. Wicker Man, The (1973)
23. Peeping Tom (1960)
22. Kabinett des Doktor Caligari, Das ( Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The ) (1920)
21. Black Cat, The (1934)
20. Frankenstein (1931)
19. Häxan (1922)
18. Carnival of Souls (1962)
17. Birds, The (1963)
16. Cat People (1942)
15. Phantom of the Opera, The (1925)
14. Freaks (1932)
13. Nosferatu ( Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens ) (1922)
12. Dracula (1931)
11. Jaws (1975)
10. I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
09. Alien (1979)
08. Bride of Frankenstein, The (1935)
07. Haunting, The (1963)
06. Psycho (1960)
05. Exorcist, The (1973)
04. Halloween (1978)
03. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
02. Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The (1974)
01. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
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5 comments:

HAYES HUDSON said...

Awesome site...i just clicked to follow you. I hope you will do the same with my horror blog: www.hayeshudsonshouseofhorror.blogspot.com

As for your list, I posted about it on my site...I gotta wonder about THE EVIL DEAD, it is in my top 10 for sure...also RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD would have been in my top 10 too....I love that flick! Cool list though, I saw some titles I was unfamiliar with so will check those out!

Carl (ILHM) said...

Many excellent choices and a few surprises on there Jay, you are more daring than most of us, it would take hours for me to just narrow it down to 100 let alone rate them in order =D

The Frog Queen said...

Wow, inspiring list. Looks like I have a lot of movies to check out. Thanks for sharing. Great blog!

Cheers!

the jaded viewer said...

I have no arguments with your Top 5.
I feel horror movies should be judged within their own subgenres. Zombies with zombies, vamps with vamps, etc.

How do you compare Dawn of the Dead with Halloween?

It's like apples and baseballs.

Sehnzeleid said...

My sorting was influenced by personal taste and a given film's impact mixed up in a blender. The numbers are kinda meaningless. Though the lack of post-'90s selections after about #50 wasn't initentional, that just sorta happened.

Also thanks for the add and mention of your great blog Hayes! Always great to hear new voices!

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