Tuesday 28 December 2010

Twenty Best Horror Films Ever Made...

... in no particular order

1. Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror (1922)
2. The Haunting (1963)
3. Night of the Demon (1957)
4. Cat People (1942)
5. The Changeling (1980)
6. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
7. Jaws (1975)
8. The Uninvited (1944)
9. Psycho (1960)
10. The Innocents (1961)
11. Dead of Night (1945)
12. The Fog (1980)
13. The Devil Rides Out (1968)
14. The Horror of Dracula (1958)
15. The Queen of Spades (1949)
16. The Wicker Man (1973)
17. The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)(though I swing between this and The Masque of Red Death)
18. The Seventh Victim (1943)
19. Alien (1979)
20. The Devil's Backbone (2001)


  1. I must have been in the wrong frame of mind because I found 'The Fog' silly.

    Love 'The Haunting.'

    Where's 'Killer Klowns from Outer Space?'

  2. For me, Psycho wins the award.

    Other notables (Originals, of course):



    The Mummy

    The Wolfman

    The Invisible Man

    The Beast With Five Fingers

    House on Haunted Hill

    Swamp Thing

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers

  3. Night of the Demon MUST top the list.

  4. Psycho is a comdey. We all know that.

  5. Almost making my list were The Shining, The Birds, all three Hammer Quatermass films, both versions of the Thing, the Bride of Frankenstein, The Body-Snatcher, I Walked with a Zombie, The Masque of Red Death, The Orphanage, Dr Terror's House of Horrors, the first Doctor Phibes movie, Friday 13th, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (which would also be on my list of best Sci-Fi, as would some of the other films here), The House of Usher, The Man with X-Ray Eyes (another on the Sci-Fi list), Prenature Burial, The Others, The Witchfinder General.

  6. Oh yeah, the Universal Frankenstein, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari and the Herzog remake of Nosferatu. Could never get away with most of those Universal movies (but don't mind The Mummy).

  7. Great picks and classics I can watch again and again. Happy New Year!