If you could pick your 4 favorite horror "kings", who would they be? For me, it'd take about 4-5 quality movies (even 3 classics and a couple good watches) to get this status, maybe more for an actor to qualify. To me, my favorites would be (in no order): 1. Vincent Price Uhhhh, I don't even really have to explain this one. From Tales of Terror to The Abominable Dr. Phibes, this man is THE horror actor. 2. Lucio Fulci Zombie, City of the Living Dead, The Beyond, Lizard in a Woman's Skin, House By the Cemetery. Plus another few acceptable films, I would put Fulci right up there. 3. Dario Argento Suspiria, Tenebre, Sleepless, Deep Red are all quality watches. His role in producing Demons and Demons 2 also helps. And, I've not yet seen Cat O'Nine Tails (although I do have it), Bird With the Crystal Plumage, Phenomena, etc... which come with pretty high praise, I think it's safe to put him on my list. 4. Wes Craven Hills Have Eyes, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream. I've also enjoyed People Under the Stairs, Serpent and the Rainbow, Scream 2 and Hills Have Eyes II (it's just cheesy great...) and New Nightmare is no slouch either. I loved Night Train Murders and it supposedly basically rips of Last House On the Left to even plot occurances, so chances are I'll like it as well. But, who knows for sure. I believe he even wrote NOES 3, which is another solid movie. ----- Big props would also go to John Carpenter (because of his work in writing and composing, he could easily be a 5th choice), Terence Fisher and even James Whale (even if he didn't do many movies). I've not seen any Mario Bava, so I can't comment on him. George Romero could easily be argued for. Stephen King, seeing as so many great movies came from King's original ideas, I'd probably put him up there even if he didn't directly do some of the films.