#1 Posted by Psykhophear (941 posts) -

Here's my selection:

  1. Dawn of The Dead (1978)
  2. John Carpenter's Halloween (1978)
  3. Jacob's Ladder (1990)
  4. Saw (2004)
  5. Insidious (2011)
  6. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
  7. Scream (1996)
  8. Stephen King's IT (1990)
  9. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)
  10. Madhouse (2004)
#2 Posted by mordukai (7184 posts) -

These are mine. The order doesn't indicate level of likeness. just my most favorite ones.

  • Cannibal Holocaust
  • Evil Dead (all of them)
  • Frankenstein (The 1931 version)
  • The Exorcist
  • Salem's Lot (Not a movie but as a kid it freaked me out)
  • Nightmare on Elm Street
  • I Spit On Your Grave (Original)
  • Hellraiser
  • The Hills Have Eyes
  • Suspiria

I have many more but you only wanted 10.

#3 Posted by HistoryInRust (6380 posts) -

Man. No idea. Not sure I can order these. But I can pick ten.

  • John Carpenter's Halloween
  • John Carpenter's The Thing
  • 28 Days Later
  • Alien
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • The Fly (Cronenberg)
  • Phantasm
  • Let the Right One In
  • Scream

And just to fuck with the list, and maybe the people reading it:

  • Carnosaur 2 (my first experience with vore)
#4 Edited by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6347 posts) -

I'm dividing this into a couple of categories.

Straight-up "real" horror:

  • 1. The Omen (the original)
  • 2. The Thing
  • 3. Nosferatu
  • 4. Silence of the Lambs
  • 5. Dawn of the Dead
  • 6. The Shining
  • 7. The Exorcist
  • 8. Ringu
  • 9. Village of the Damned
  • 10. Dracula (the early 30's version)

Honorable mention - American Werewolf in London

Best shlock-tacular horror/comedies

  • 1. Army of Darkness
  • 2. Shaun of the Dead
  • 3. Dawn of the Dead (repeat, but whatever, it's my list, bitch!)
  • 4. Bubba Ho-Tep
  • 5. The Frighteners (I know I'm weird for preferring this to Dead Alive - eh, oh well)
  • 6. Cannibal: The Musical
  • 7. Gremlins (love 'em both)
  • 8. Slither
  • 9. Tremors (all of them, all of the Tremors.... oooooohhhhhh baby)
  • 10. Evil Dead 1/2

Best "worst" horror movies (i.e., the ones you should never, ever watch)

  • 1. Toxic Avenger series (also, any Troma films in general if you can stomach the pure, glorious shittiness)
  • 2. Dracula 3000
  • 3. Snomageddon (I have a horrible, never-ending love of Syfy's sea of crap)
  • 4. Pterodactyl (both this and Dracula 3000 have Coolio, folks)
  • 5. Alien Apocalypse
  • 6. DinoShark (or just about any of the 80 trillion animal mashups Syfy has done)
  • 7. Plan 9 From Outer Space
  • 8. Gingerbread Man
  • 9. Leprechaun: Back 2 the Hood
  • 10. Troll 2

Sorry about the editing problems. I'll try to jump in tomorrow and fix this.

#5 Posted by Bwast (1342 posts) -
  • Alien
  • The Thing From Another World
  • Halloween
  • Braindead
  • The Exorcist
  • The Mist
  • The Shining
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • Return of the Living Dead
  • Son of Frankenstein

In no order.

#6 Posted by JoeBigfoot (114 posts) -
  • Mouth of Madness
  • Event Horizon
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • Triangle
  • The Orphanage
  • [rec]
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers ('56 version)
  • Let the Right One In
  • Pontypool
#7 Posted by uniform (1838 posts) -
  1. Halloween (1978)
  2. Night of the Living Dead
  3. The Shining
  4. Carrie
  5. Fright Night (1985)
  6. Return of the Living Dead
  7. Night of the Creeps
  8. Creepshow
  9. Near Dark
  10. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
#8 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1859 posts) -

In no particular order and most of these are just off the top of my head. There's no way I could order horror movies or settle on just ten.


John Carpenter's The Thing


The Eye

Tale of Two Sisters

Noroi(ABSOLUTELY worth watching if you're a fan of found footage and/or asian horror)

Uzumaki(Also a pretty good read)


The Mist

Drag Me To Hell

#9 Edited by SpaceRunaway (871 posts) -

A lot of my favorites may not be considered straight horror, since I'm really not a big fan of scary movies.  In no particular order, let's see if I can make it to 10: 
Fright Night (I don't even know if it needs saying, but this is not the remake) 
Dead Alive/ Braindead 
Phantasm (the Tall Man is my favorite horror villain ever)
The Monster Squad 
The Thing (the remake, but not that remake) 
The Frighteners 
Hellraiser 1/2 
Aberration (Not a good movie, but maybe I just like horror films shot in New Zealand)  
Edit:  I feel ashamed for realizing I left out The Shining, or really anything else from the works of Stephen King, but this is my list and I'm sticking with it.

#10 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -

No particular order.

John Carpenter's The Thing

John Carpenter's Halloween

A Nightmare on Elm Street


Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn



Cabin in The Woods

Shaun of The Dead

I'm really struggling to think of one more. I'm sure there's plenty that I've forgotten, but the one coming to mind is this intense Korean film called The Chaser. It's probably more into the "thriller" category, but it left me feeling more emotionally drained and disturbed than damn near any horror movie I've ever seen.

#11 Posted by HistoryInRust (6380 posts) -

@JoeBigfoot: Oh, man. Event Horizon is awesome.

#12 Posted by NlGHTCRAWLER (1215 posts) -
  • Evil Dead (NOTHING is better than the original)
  • REC (Quarantine)
  • The Exorcist
  • Zombies Halloween 1 & 2
  • Dawn of the Dead (Remake)
  • 28 Days Later
  • Insidious
  • Martyrs
  • 30 Days of Night
  • The Fourth Kind
  • Jacob's Ladder
  • The Descent
  • The Strangers
  • Vacancy
#13 Posted by SirOptimusPrime (2030 posts) -
  • John Carpenter's The Thing
  • Evil Dead
  • Evil Dead 2
  • Perfect Blue
  • Dead Alive / Braindead
  • Bubba Ho-Tep
  • Gingerdead Man
  • [rec]
  • Nosferatu
  • Pontypool

The only order would be The Thing as number one, and then the rest just kind of tossed in there. That might not even be my top 10, but those are the ones that immediately spring to mind. Mind you, I love schlocky shitty horror movie more than the 'serious' ones most of the time, because I can at least get behind the shitty acting and terrible everything if the movie is tongue-in-cheek.

#14 Posted by Bane122 (808 posts) -
  1. Alien
  2. John Carpenter's The Thing
  3. The Mist

The rest are in no order:

  • Ju-On
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • Dawn of the Dead remake
  • House on Haunted Hill remake
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • Event Horizon
  • The Shining

Would Jaws be considered horror? It seems like it should be but I just don't. If so then it's number thee and The Mist is four, take NotLD off the list.

#15 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3082 posts) -

The Thing, Alien, The Mist. I'm not much of a horror fan.

#16 Posted by pyromagnestir (4337 posts) -

Hmmm... OK let me give this a shot. I'm not sure I've seen all that many horror movies but here are the ones that stand out in my mind, just as they come to me.

  • The Thing
  • The Shining
  • 28 Days Later
  • Alien
  • The Descent
  • Saw
  • Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (fucking great movie but I'm stretching the "horror" label pretty far here)
  • The Mist
  • I seem to have liked 1408 quite a bit although I can't remember a thing about it now.
  • 28 Weeks Later

Some of those are just what I get when I look through horror movies on my netflix history. I'm sure there are other horror movies I'm missing that just aren't classified as horror for whatever reason. The Orphanage comes to mind, and The Devil's Backbone.

#17 Posted by RAMBO604 (137 posts) -
  • The Thing
  • Dawn of the Dead (both original and remake)
  • 28 Days Later
  • Alien
  • Event Horizon
  • The Mist
  • The Cabin in the Woods
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • The Exorcist
  • Zombieland
#18 Posted by jakob187 (21732 posts) -
  1. John Carpenter's The Thing
  2. Dead Alive/Braindead
  3. People Under The Stairs
  4. John Carpenter's In The Mouth of Madness
  5. The Mist
  6. Cujo
  7. Evil Dead II
  8. The Beyond
  9. Near Dark
  10. Flesh-Eating Mothers
#19 Edited by Roger778 (960 posts) -

I'm not much of a horror fan, but a few films I really love are Alien, Aliens, and John Carpenter's The Thing . Aliens is more of a straight-up action film, but it has some truly terrifying scenes.

#20 Posted by TyCobb (1976 posts) -

@JoeBigfoot said:

  • Mouth of Madness

In The Mouth of Madness is one of the best movies in the genre. Love that movie. Sam Neill is awesome.

#21 Posted by HarlequinRiot (1098 posts) -

Not in any order, but here's top 10. I tend to gravitate towards 1960s horror for some reason.

Horror Hotel/City of the Dead

Black Sunday

The Haunting

The Innocents

Blair Witch Project

Paranormal Activity


Dracula (1931)


Castle of Blood or Carnival of Souls

#22 Posted by Sackmanjones (4785 posts) -

If you don't have both John Carpenters The Thing and Alien your opinions are moot to me.

#23 Posted by FilipHolm (669 posts) -



The Shining

Dracula (Bela Lugosi)

I don't know man, so many..

#24 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4606 posts) -

I'm actually surprised at the number of people saying The Mist, I thought nobody saw that movie.

#25 Posted by Joeyoe31 (820 posts) -
  • 28 Days Later
  • The Thing
  • Aliens
  • The Shining

Honorable mention goes to 2001 A Space Odyssey for sort of being like a horror movie

#26 Posted by Coafi (1490 posts) -

Hocus Pocus.

#27 Posted by Illuminosopher (335 posts) -

Night of the Living Dead

Dawn of the Dead

The Haunting




The Shinning

The Thing

The Last Man on Earth

Evil Dead

#28 Posted by Dad_Is_A_Zombie (1225 posts) -

@uniform said:

  1. Halloween (1978)
  2. Night of the Living Dead
  3. The Shining
  4. Carrie
  5. Fright Night (1985)
  6. Return of the Living Dead
  7. Night of the Creeps
  8. Creepshow
  9. Near Dark
  10. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

This guy knows his shit.

#29 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

Not in any kind order

  • The Thing
  • The Exorcist
  • The Shining
  • House of the Devil
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  • Jaws
  • Alien
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • Halloween
  • Videodrome
#30 Posted by jacksmedulla (281 posts) -
  • Trick r' Treat
  • The Evil Dead Series
  • 28 Days Later
  • Cabin in the Woods
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • Alien
  • The Shining
  • Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
  • The host

I'm not a big horror fan. As you can see, the majority of the horror movies I enjoy are equal parts horror and either comedy or drama. I've never understood the appeal of the constant stress resulting from "true" horror movies.

#31 Posted by householddutch (44 posts) -
@JoeBigfoot pontypool. I love that movie, and now I love you.
#32 Posted by xaLieNxGrEyx (2605 posts) -


I stand by what I said

#33 Posted by xaLieNxGrEyx (2605 posts) -
#34 Posted by Soapy86 (2638 posts) -

28 Days Later


The Blair Witch Project




Night of the Living Dead


The Shining

The Thing

#35 Posted by inknail (155 posts) -

No order really and also very subjective (I'm sure there are a lot that deserve more mention that I'm just forgetting):

  1. John Carpenter's The Thing (better watched in the winter rather than Halloween, if you live in a snowy region)
  2. In the Mouth of Madness (just watch this, it is awesome on so many levels)
  3. The Others
  4. REC (the original Spanish film, NOT the remake)
  5. El Orfanato
  6. Alien
  7. Pontypool
  8. Jacob's Ladder
  9. Splinter
  10. 28 Days Later

I'm pleasantly surprised to see so much The Thing and In the Mouth of Madness on here, didn't think many people enjoyed them as much as I did.

#36 Posted by Undeadgeek (12 posts) -

Narrowing it down to a list of ten was pretty damned difficult so I won't even attempt to rank them from 1 to 10.

  • The Beyond
  • Black Christmas (original)
  • Dawn of the Dead (original)
  • The Exorcist
  • Hellraiser
  • Re-animator
  • Suspiria
  • The Thing (original)
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original)
  • The Wicker Man (original)