Fangoria's 25 Best Horror Movies of All Time
Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 1:26 PM Central
Last updated Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 1:51 PM Central
by Tim Briscoe
Wired.com's Underwire blog (an excellent read, by the way) tapped the guys and gals at Fangoria to produce the best of the best scary movie list. Their set of 25 spans the years 1932 to 2009. I can't say there are any not worthy of inclusion.
Here is the full list in chronological order. Click over to Wired.com for commentary by the Fangoria staff. Any of these will be perfect viewing this Halloween weekend.
- Freaks (1932)
- The Wolf Man (1941)
- House on Haunted Hill (1959)
- Eyes Without a Face (1960)
- Rosemary's Baby (1968)
- The Exorcist (1973)
- The Wicker Man (1973)
- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
- Jaws (1975)
- Carrie (1976)
- Suspiria (1977)
- Halloween (1978)
- Dawn of the Dead (1978)
- Phantasm (1979)
- Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
- An American Werewolf in London (1981)
- The Beyond (a.k.a. 7 Doors of Death) (1981)
- The Evil Dead (1983)
- Videodrome (1983)
- A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
- The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
- Angel Heart (1987)
- Shaun of the Dead (2004)
- Inside (2007)
- Let the Right One In (2009)
While I can't say any of these should be kicked out, there are a handful that one can argue deserve mention. First and foremost, The Shining. The Stephen King novel come to life is a bonafide horror classic.
As the Wired author says, "When it comes to horror movies, opinions are like ax holes. Nearly everybody's got one." That's very true and Jack Torrance's ax hole is perhaps the biggest in cinema history.
What do you think? What films should've been included on this list? Let us know.