Saturday, October 29, 2011

The 20 Best Horror Movies

Here is a list of—in more or less ascending order of quality—the best horror films ever made. Not scary thrillers or tense action, but the stories that creep that disturb on a thoughtful level. These are not the scariest, goriest, or the most squirm inducing films. They have something to communicate. They want you to think about things that are important to think about. That does not mean that what they have to say is always right, but they are making an attempt.

20. Shaun of the Dead (2004) (for more thoughts click here)

19. Shadow of the Vampire (2000) (for more thoughts click here)

18. Dracula (1931) (both versions as the Spanish one is better in some aspects)


17. Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (1979) (for more thoughts click here)

16. The Horror of Dracula (1958)

15. Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) (for more thoughts click here)

14. Frankenstein (1931) (for more thoughts on this film and #10 click here)

13. Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922) (for more thoughts click here)

12. Fright Night (1985) (for more thoughts click here)

11. Coraline (2009) (for more thoughts click here)

10. Bride of Frankenstein (1935) (for more thoughts on this film and #14 click here)

9. The Sixth Sense (1999) (for more thoughts on this film and the other M. Night films click here)

8. Sleepy Hollow (1999) (for more thoughts click here)

7. The Birds (1963) (for more thoughts click here)

6. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)(for more thoughts click here)

5. Psycho (1960) (for more thoughts click here)

4. The Village (2004) (for more thoughts on this film and the other M. Night films click here)

3. El Laberinto del Fauno (2006) (for more thoughts click here)

2. Dark City (1998) (for more thoughts click here)

1. Signs (2002) (for more thoughts on this film and the other M. Night films click here)

2 comments:

  1. Signs scared the bejeebes out of me - the first time you see the alien from an alley...whew! But I loved, loved, loved how several threads all wove together in the end as Mel regained his faith that nothing is by accident. We just have to wait till the right time to see how it fits together.

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  2. Yeah, it is all the more sad that he hasn't been able to make any good movies in the past few years. (I mean M. Night.) He has a lot of talent. Maybe he simply told all the good ones he had in him.

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