Saturday, October 18, 2008

Top Five Favorite Horror Films

5. Dead Alive

4. The Descent

3. Night of the Living Dead
2. People Under the Stairs

1. Halloween

Easy question:
what's your Top 5 favorite horror movies?

14 comments:

Adam Ross said...

Nice choices, I still need to see "Dead Alive." Here's mine, near as I can figure:

5. Phantasm
4. Kill, Baby ... Kill!
3. The Thing
2. The Night of the Hunter
1. Halloween

JOSEPH CAMPANELLA said...

1. HALLOWEEN
2. THE EXORCIST
3. THE SHINING
4. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD/DAWN OF THE DEAD
5. NOSFERATU, RE-ANIMATOR, BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, FRIDAY THE 13TH PART III, HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH, SUSPIRIA, DEEP RED, BLACK SUNDAY, SEVEN NOTES IN BLACK, NIGHTMARE ON ELMSTREET, DEAD ALIVE, THE THING.................

Glenn said...

1. Scream 1/2
2. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre ('74/'03 combo)
3. Carrie
4. The Blair Witch Project
5. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

I didn't include Psycho and American Psycho because they have way more going on that horror.

elgringo said...

Adam, you really need to watch Dead Alive. I was skeptical for a long time. Something about it just didn't appeal to me but if you enjoy horror comedy even a little bit this is going to be fun for you.

I've only seen 1-3 but not Phantasm and Kill, Baby...Kill! Great choice with Night of the Hunter. And I'm glad we agree on Halloween.

Joseph, NOSFERATU, RE-ANIMATOR, BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, FRIDAY THE 13TH PART III, HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH, SUSPIRIA, DEEP RED, BLACK SUNDAY, SEVEN NOTES IN BLACK, NIGHTMARE ON ELMSTREET, DEAD ALIVE, THE THING............. almost made my list too but the third act lost me.

Halloween is the best. It just is.

Glenn - Wow, some love from Scream. It really is a better movie than any of the teen slashers from that time. It's completely self-referential of the genre and it's really interesting to watch multiple times.

I forgot about Blair Witch. That scared the crap out of me when I first watched it.

Paul Arrand Rodgers said...

1. Dawn of the Dead (orig.)
2. Halloween
3. Evil Dead II: Dead Before Dawn
4. The Shining
5. Homicidal

The Mad Hatter said...

5. THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (original)
4. CREEP
3. JU-ON aka "THE GRUDGE"
2. RINGU aka "THE RING"
1. THE EXORCIST

All of em gave me the heebie jeebies, and I've never been able to make it all the way thorugh THE EXORCIST.

elgringo said...

So far, you guys have recommended a bunch of moves that I've never even heard of. This is turning out to be way better than I hoped for. Now I need to watch: Kill, Baby...Kill!, Seven Notes in Black, Homicidal, and Creep.

Thanks everyone!

Paul Arrand Rodgers said...

Homicidal is more of a favorite than it is good. William Castle plus Psycho equals double awesome if you're into camp.

elgringo said...

Sounds like a good way to spend ninety minute to me.

Fox said...

1. Psycho
2. Basket Case
3. Re-Animator
4. Christine
5. Shocker

elgringo said...

Fox - YES! Shocker kicks ass. Excellent choice. I still need to see Basket Case and Re-Animator. I heard Re-Animator is insane. It's definitely on my horror list.

Jonny said...

Wow, this is hard...

5) The Wicker Man (the original, not the Nicholas Cage remake -- just want to be clear on that)
4) Night of the Living Dead
3) Suspiria
2) Halloween
1) Texas Chainsaw Massacre

elgringo said...

Jonny, that's a fuckin' solid list. I still need to see The Wicker Man. Whitney says "It's not very scary but it's really naked. Sounds good to me!

I just watched Suspiria for the first time a couple months ago...whooo. That movie is amazing. A-MAZING.

whitney said...

1. Rosemary's Baby
2. The Brood
3. Suspiria
4. Night of the Living Dead
5. Evil Dead
But don't hold me to it.