Halloween Post: The 57 Best Horror Movies List

(Originally posted on Blogger site.)

Halloween Ghost

I felt that the TimeOut London movie list I came across yesterday was one of the better lists of this kind that I’d ever seen. However, it still struck me as somewhat lacking; though it had included some seminal horror films that often get overlooked by top-genre lists, there were some movies on it that I felt were not deserving. So I decided to make my own for the Halloween season. (Plus, the hurricane has us stuck, so why not…)

Top 57 Horror Films

  1. Curse of the Demon
  2. Psycho
  3. The Exorcist
  4. The Omen
  5. Nosferatu (1922)
  6. The Thing (1982)
  7. Alien
  8. Rosemary’s Baby
  9. Night of the Living Dead
  10. The Creature from the Black Lagoon
  11. Angel Heart
  12. Paranormal Activity
  13. Kairo (Pulse)
  14. The Wicker Man
  15. I Walked With a Zombie
  16. Tombs of the Blind Dead
  17. Cure
  18. Mr. Frost
  19. The Silence of the Lambs
  20. The Blair Witch Project
  21. Isle of the Dead
  22. Evil Dead 2
  23. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
  24. The 7th Victim
  25. The Fly (1986)
  26. The Fourth Kind
  27. Don’t Look Now
  28. Haxan
  29. The Birds
  30. Carnival of Souls
  31. Eraserhead
  32. The Cat People (1942)
  33. Zombie (1979)
  34. [REC]
  35. The Mist
  36. The Mothman Prophecies
  37. Let the Right One In
  38. Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (1972)
  39. Suicide Club
  40. The RingĀ (2002)
  41. The Howling
  42. The Exorcist III
  43. Cthulhu
  44. The Devil’s Rain
  45. Vampyres
  46. The Tenant
  47. Lair of the White Worm
  48. Hellraiser
  49. The Hunger
  50. The Vanishing (1988)
  51. Hour of the Wolf
  52. The Others
  53. The Mephisto Waltz
  54. Phantasm
  55. City of the Dead (Horror Hotel)
  56. An American Werewolf in London
  57. 28 Days Later…

Image: Halloween postcard, circa 1900-1910 [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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