October 31, 2015 at 1:48 pm #196853
I know that it’s said often, but it bears repeating: One of the most brilliant things about “The Haunting” is that you never see a ghost or space alien or Satan or … but it is terrifying. Film critics love to pick it as their fave and I can see why.
I recently re-watched “The Exorcist” and, well, frankly, it was good but not as great as I remember it being upon its release.
I think “Fright Night” is an under-rated classic. And I keep re-watching those hilariously stupid “Scary Movies” on Starz channel …. can’t help it.October 31, 2015 at 2:27 pm #196855
Best ghost story? Yes. But I’d say the best horror movie ever is The Shining.October 31, 2015 at 4:58 pm #196857
Neither of those are a patch on The Innocents.November 1, 2015 at 12:12 pm #196858
There are some stellar and underappreciated Horror films out there to scare the bejebus out of us.
Pumpkin Head always does it to me, since it isnt mentioned above.
I’m willing to bet my skeleton earrings that Troy will have a list longer than the spiderweb on Zellwegger’s career.November 1, 2015 at 12:18 pm #196859
I think The Witch is the best modern horror film. As far as all time bests go, I’m personally a sucker for silent German movies like Caligari and Nosferatu. The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre is also a masterpiece, in my opinion.November 8, 2015 at 2:03 am #196860
It is an impossible and quixotic task to try to choose the “best” film in any genre, but I am gratified that others agree that The Haunting; The Innocents; The Shining; and The Exorcist are among the best horror films. Other personal favorites of mine include Alien; Eyes Without a Face; Psycho; The Silence of the Lambs; and Rosemary’s Baby. I also love horror films directed by Jacques Tourneur.November 8, 2015 at 8:49 am #196861
Agreed with all of the above! Has that ever happened to me before around here? Lol.
Let The Right One In
The Dead Zone
The Wicker Man
All of the Romero Living Deads, but also “Martin” and Zack Snyder’s Dawn
Tobe Hooper’s Chainsaws
Eraserhead….so freaking bizarre
All of the original Draculas, The Mummies, Werewolves and Wolfmen
All of the Re-Animators
The Vincent Price classics, including Theatre of Blood, House of Wax, etc
Zombieland, because it’s a favorite
Life Force (jmho)
The Hitchcock films
Eyes Without a Face
The Aliens (first two anyways)
So many…loved The Babadook btw….
And The Evil Dead(s)!