Your Top 5 Personal Favourite Horror Films

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  1. dave13

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    the shining
    the exorcist
    king kong
    the haunting
    jaws
    ....in no particular order
     
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    1. An American Werewolf in London
    2. The Return of the Living Dead
    3. Halloween (1978)
    4. The Evil Dead
    5. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
     
  3. YottNik

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    Black Christmas (1974)
    The Thing (JC)
    Dawn of the Dead (1978)
    Friday the 13th Part 2
    Sleepaway Camp

    Honorable Mentions...

    Prom Night (1980)
    My Bloody Valentine (1981)
     
  4. DVD-fanatic-9

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    1. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) - creepy, dark, freaky (but frighteningly so), blackly humorous, amazing score, and colorful. Imaginative. Thorough. Inspired.

    2. Sorority House Massacre II (1990) / Hard to Die (Tower of Terror) (1990) - I love late 80's direct-to-video cheese. Minimalist, atmospheric, the house looks great, the blood on the walls is a fun image, the possession angle is used to good effect. Great fun organ score too.

    3. Carnival of Souls (1962) - proves pretty much single-handedly again how important music is to me in horror. The movie is so lusciously slow moving that the music alone makes it Heaven for atmosphere-lovers. Well written and fascinating.

    4. Dead Dudes in the House (Troma) (1988) - the single darkest (tonally), scariest zombie film I've ever seen. Intense, great camerawork, slow moving, methodical, creepy dialogue, amazing gore effects.

    5. 3-way tie: Phenomena (1984) / Opera (1987) / Tenebre (1982) - Argento's my favorite horror director and anyone who's seen his films knows why the man is a fucking genius! His atmosphere, his camerawork, his set pieces, those Claudio Simonetti / Goblin scores, the sheer artistry and visual skill of his work is astounding.
     
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    1. Return of the Living Dead
    2. Demons
    3. Day of the Dead
    4. The Shinning
    5. The Thing

    Alien would have made the list but I consider that more SciFi then Horror.
     
  6. rhett

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    It's nice to see everyone's picks, but I really don't think it's possible to make a list on something like this. Especially a list so short. How do you compare the different works by different directors, or the different sub-genres or eras of production. I love MADMAN, but how can I say it's better than NOSFERATU or CARNIVAL OF SOULS? How can I put SLEEPAWAY CAMP on the list and not include any films by Romero, Coscarelli or Bava? I've probably watched FRIDAY THE 13TH - THE FINAL CHAPTER more than PSYCHO, TENEBRE and VIDEODROME combined...but could I argue it's a better film? Or how about the predicament you find yourself in when you've seen well over 500 horror films, but your top five list consists of the most cliche, obvious picks of the genre? I mean, here's what my list would probably look like:

    Halloween
    Suspiria
    The Beyond
    The Shining
    Carrie

    Ugh. I'd say the more interesting thread would be "Your Top 5 Personal Favorite Horror Films that aren't on EW's Top 100 horror films of all time list". That way you'd at least get some fresh picks with a little more personality.
     
  7. CrazyFatEthel

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    Okay, done Rhett!!! :evil:

    Prom Night
    Deep Red
    Cannibal Holocaust
    Happy Birthday to Me
    The Initiation
     
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    The Exorcist
    Black Christmas(orig)
    Halloween (orig)
    The Shining
    Jaws
     
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    Wait, did Cannibal Holocaust make that list??? :confused:
     
  10. Cujo108

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    1: Black Christmas
    2: Prince of Darkness
    3: The Hitcher
    4: The Blair Witch Project
    5: Dellamorte Dellamore
     
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    X-human I ate my keys

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    But it's about what's your favorite; that's different from what's the "best" or "better." Plan 9 from Outer Space could be your favorite, it doesn't matter. It's not "which is better" it's "which do you like better." Very subjective and easier than picking (or debating) the best of the best.

    Just another personal example; King Kong (1933) is undoubtedly my favorite film of all time. I'd never claim it to be the best, in really any category, but that doesn't mean it can't be my favorite.

    Same thing with many films from my own list like Spider Baby or Dark Angel. Both of those films have been knocked around quiet a bit. I wouldn't really disagree with those critics. But I'd like to see someone else try and argue that they aren't really my personal favorites. :D
     
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    night of the living dead 1968
    jacobs ladder
    troll 2
    baby blood
     
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    1.) Dawn Of The Dead '78
    2.) NOTLD '90
    3.) Dead Alive
    4.) Hellraiser II
    5.) Evil Dead II
     
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    1. Eraserhead (1977)
    2. Possession (1981)
    3. Videodrome (1982)
    4. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
    5. The Shining (1980)
     
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    1. The Haunting (1963)
    2. The Exorcist
    3. Black Christmas (1974)
    4. The Fall Of The House Of Usher (1960)
    5. The Innocents (1961)

    Others of note:

    Psycho
    Tomb Of Ligeia
    The Woman In Black
    Black Sunday
    The Terror Of Dr. Hichcock
     
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    My list changes from time to time but here it goes.

    01. Suspiria
    02. Invasion of the body snatchers (1978)
    03. Dawn of the Dead (Original)
    04. Jeepers Creepers (Part One)
    05. Tenebre

    I think Jeepers Creepers is a modern classic.
     
  17. slinker

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    Just thought up a current list.......

    1) Blair Witch Project
    2) Suspiria
    3) Switchblade Romance
    4) The Thing
    5) Ring 2 (japanese version) - Even though its incoherant some of the scary scenes are amazingly effective.
     
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    Here are mine all time favourites,

    5. Cannibal Holocaust
    4. Lucio Fulci Zombie
    3. Videodrome
    2. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    1. Evil Dead
     
  19. Lipesarzo

    Lipesarzo Guest

    My top five in favorite horror movies

    1- Friday the 13Th
    2- Exorcist
    3- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    4- Nightmare On Elm Street
    5- Evil Dead
     
  20. Hatchetwarrior

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    Dawn Of The Dead (1978)
    The Thing (1982)
    Halloween (1978)
    An American Werewolf In London
    Return Of The Living Dead
     

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