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What are your Top 5 Horror Films?

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In no particular order:

Dawn Of The Dead (2004)

28 Days later

The Thing (1982) 

30 Days Of Night

Salem's Lot (1979)

 

 

 

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There are so many excellent horror movies, but if I have to choose 5, it would look something like this (from oldest to youngest):

Night Of The Living Dead (1968)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Halloween (1978)

Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn (1987)

Jacob's Ladder (1990)

Honorable mentions: The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari (1920), Nosferatu (1922), Frankenstein (1931), Bride Of Frankenstein (1935), Les Diaboliques (1955), The Curse Of Frankenstein (1957), Horror Of Dracula (1958), Eyes Without A Face (1959), Psycho (1960), Peeping Tom (1960), What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962), Rosemary's Baby (1968), Daughters Of Darkness (1971), A Bay Of Blood (1971), The Last House On The Left (1972), The Exorcist (1973), Don't Look Now (1973), The Wicker Man (1973), Black Christmas (1974), Carrie (1976), The Omen (1976), Eraserhead (1977), Suspiria (1977), The Hills Have Eyes (1977), Dawn Of The Dead (1978), The Changeling (1980), The Shining (1980), Friday The 13th Part 2 (1981), An American Werewolf In London (1981), The Howling (1981), The Evil Dead (1981), Poltergeist (1982), A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984), Re-Animator (1985), Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer (1986), Hellraiser (1987), Society (1989), The Silence Of The Lambs (1991), Man Bites Dog (1992), Scream (1996), Ring (1998), The Blair Witch Project (1999), The Sixth Sense (1999), The Devil's Backbone (2001), 28 Days Later... (2002), Bubba Ho-Tep (2002), Ju-On:The Grudge (2003), Saw (2004), Shaun Of The Dead (2004), The Descent (2005), The Conjuring (2013).

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1. The Haunting (1963) and NOT the 1999 remake even though Lilli Taylor wasn't that bad

2. The Exorcist (1973) 

3. Rosemary's Baby (1968) 

4. The Conjuring 2 (2016) - I put this tied with The Conjuring 1 (2013)

5. The Amityville Horror (1979) 

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The Conjuring series has been mentioned by a few different people, was the second one better than the first? I remember walking out of the theatre from the first one feeling like there weren't really any stakes and that one of the kids should have died to fix it.

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I like thrillers more than horror movies but here's the list:

 

1. The Exorcist (1973)
2. Alien (1979)

3. The Thing (1982)

4. Rosemary's Baby (1968)

5. Dawn Of The Dead (2004)

 

Honorable mentions: SAW 1 (2004), Wrong Turn 2 (2007), House Of Wax (2005), The Ring (2002), The Invitation (2015).

I do not consider Predator series as horror movies, they are more of an action movies to me but I do like them.

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A lot of good choices here. Here are three, two of which scared the crap outta me when I was a kid:

 

1. Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow. This probably isn't all that scary to lots of people - certainly not when compared to what we can see today - but the gloomy 18th century atmosphere of New England paired with the violins really got me clenching throughout the film. The actors delivered the story quite well and despite their best warnings I just had to keep watching to find out how the story unfolded. I think the prosthetics and cinematography hold quite well even today.

 

2. The Cube. If you're looking for a movie filled with mystery which leads to tension and paranoia, which then leads to a lot of people meeting their greusome ends in a death maze then this might be for you. Hope is in short supply here, like a rare and exquisite delicacy, it's gone before the victims can really savour it. And as the kill count slowly went up, the allegorical story gradually unfolds and reveals bits of the world beyond the maze.

 

3. Event Horizon. Quite a lot of you mentioned this already. If you played Dead Space then you recognised how this film influenced the game.

 

4. The Thing. Another frequent contendor in this thread. And another inspiration for Dead Space. The monster in this movie, however, mighe just give the necromorphs and markers a run for their money.

 

5. Alien Covenant. I thought it was a nice homage of the very first Alien film. There are a few nitpicks and gripes on my part but my favorite scenes more than made up for them. I don't get to watch that many horror films - not even sure some would call this horror - this movie was the first in a long time but it reminded me that I should start playing more horror/thriller games. Goes without saying that the first Alien movie really nailed the desolate scenery, but I kinda see Covenant as the other side of the coin.

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My top 5 would probably be: 

 

1. Saw V

2. A Nightmare On Elm Street

3. A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

4. Cult Of Chucky

5. Halloween (2018)

 

Some Honorable mentions:

 

The Collection

Scream

The Woman In Black

Us

Pet Sematary (2019)

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