Friday, May 2, 2008

World's Best Horror Films

  • Aliens
  • American Werewolf in London
  • The Changeling
  • Jurassic Park
  • King Kong (bw)
  • The Lady in White
  • Nightmare on Elm St.
  • Poltergeist
  • The Ring
  • The Sixth Sense
Also: Thought not traditional horror, Requiem for a Dream from the brilliant David Aronofsky (only his 2nd film, Pi was the other) is the scariest film of the decade, and fans of hiding in the closet or even some gore won't be disappointed (warning though: NOT for the squeamish or under-18, and I'm not kidding) Five of these are monster movies, five are ghost stories. Some of these can easily double as Fantasy-Science Fiction films, like Aliens and Poltergeist, so they are on both lists. King Kong makes it as the original monster movie, and still the best. The Changeling is a classic-style horror story with George C. Scott. The Exorcist could be here if it wasn't so laughable and boring; same with Jaws (one thrill every 15 minutes on cue, sending all the kids at my theater screaming up the aisles!).

4 comments:

jasmine said...

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Anonymous said...

the fog, the haunting (1963, !!!!) and halloween are missing

Sid Ena said...

Calling "The Exorcist" laughable and boring questions the credentials of this post and author.
Had it been from an individual somewhere at IMDB/anywhere else, I would have simply ignored it.
However, this comment (about one of the best horror films ever made) has got me serious doubts about the understanding of the author about films (specially horror genre).
Good bye

Jose Sinclair said...

I found Exorcist to be unnecessarily sensational and over the top.. and more so than Tarantino who is also excessive.. but you make a point that it is the horror genre, something they start kids on about age 5 for some reason.. in my youth they were more subtle, then as special effects talents grew, they seem to replace real tension and pacing by simply throwing up one more special effect after another in an attempt to put a new spinning on a tiresome and repetitive genre.. hence the brevity of my list, and this is from about 500 seen.. for me, other than war, it's the biggest waste of money on the planet, well after Nascar -- give me a good murder story based on truth anytime, esp when it comes to vampires and zombies (a boring offshoot and unfunny satire of the christian communion if you ask me)