My Top Ten Horror Movies

Happy Halloween! I guess I better do this now, then. Below are my Top Ten Horror Movies.

This was difficult. In order to do this, I’ve decided to leave a couple films out which are favorites of mine because I don’t exactly see them as “horror” films…

Alien/Aliens (Two of my favorite films. I don’t think “horror” with these – I think sci-fi)
Jaws (Again, I just think “classic blockbuster”)

So here are my Top Ten Horror Movies counting down from ten:

10. Carrie

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9. An American Werewolf In London

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8. Poltergeist

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7. Halloween

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6. The Thing

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5. A Nightmare On Elm Street (whole series but the first movie obviously the best by far)

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4. Psycho

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3. The Omen

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2. The Shining

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1. Dawn Of The Dead, Night Of The Living Dead, Day Of The Dead (I love Romero)

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Honorable Mentions:

Rosemary’s Baby
Don’t Look Now
28 Days Later
Let The Right One In
The Orphanage
Slither
April Foolโ€™s Day
Friday The 13th (first two)
Child’s Play (first three)
The Descent
The Changeling
Fright Night (original)
The Lost Boys (if I was honest this would be top ten but I see it as more of a teen movie)
Night Of The Comet
Chopping Mall (yep)
It
Pet Sematary (screw it – most every movie based on a Stephen King story)
Society
The Birds

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45 thoughts on “My Top Ten Horror Movies

  1. Great list of movies. I was able to see The Shining in theaters this week and although I have seen it many times before That movie still manages to disturb me every time. I hope to see the original Carrie on the big screen soon.

    • Thanks. ๐Ÿ™‚ I know we like quite a few of the same ones. Yeah – when looking at horror films online, Alien keeps coming up but I just don’t see it that way. It would be at number one on this list if so.

  2. I think were about on the same page when it comes to horror flicks. I like the ones on your top ten a lot. I haven’t seen all but the ones I have.

  3. I’m old enough to remember seeing Night of the Comet in the theater, and I was young enough then to have taken it seriously. I was actually creeped out by some scenes.

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  5. The Orphanage was one of the best contemporary horror movies I’ve seen in a long time. I love it when that happens! Good review, although I’m not one for zombies so I have to disagree on your number 1 – otherwise, all great choices!

    • Thanks! Yep – I’d love to see more horror like The Orphanage instead of the usual awful horror sequels & remakes these days. And it’s definitely all about the Romero zombie movies for me more than any other zombie films. : )

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