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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Ahlephia's Top 50 Favourite Horror Movies

The time has come to reveal my personal Top 50 Favourite Horror Movies.  Now, I don't expect everyone to agree with my choices simply because my choices are just that; Mine.  I will not condone anyone personally attacking over this list.  These are my most watched and loved horror films.  If you don't like it, suck it up princess.

I hope you enjoy this list and find something on here that peaks your interest as well.

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50)  THE KILLAGE (2011) - Australian comedy/horror that makes fun of all the stereotypes that appear within horror films of the past.

49)  THE FINAL (2010) - The bullied kids from school finally get their revenge....but at what cost.

48)  CHILD'S PLAY (1988) - Charles Lee Ray (Brad Dourif) places his soul into the body of a doll...yeah, nothing bad can come of that.....right?

47)  CARRIE (1976) - Hell have no fury like a woman scorned....especially a woman out of the mind of Stephen King.

46)  SESSION 9 (2001) - A vastly underrated film that ups the creep factor better then most paranormal movies. A must see film.

45)  HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1999) - A remake makes the list!  With Geoffrey Rush and Jeffrey Combs, this remake can hold it's own.

44)  THE AMITYVILLE HORROR (1976) - A house with a dark past, this film certainly a must watch.

43)  THE DENTIST (1996) - Millions of people are terrified of the this and you'll join that list.

42)  THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (1999) - The only found footage movie I've ever truly enjoyed but it comes with a warning; you may get a splitting headache from watching.

41)  WAXWORK (1988) - A museum of wax figures sucking people into the scenes until they become part of the set....not as stupid as it sounds. Enjoyable B Grade movie.

40)  TERROR TRAIN (1980)
- Jamie Lee Curtis on a train with a killer...oh, and an appearance by famed magician David Copperfield.

39)  SNOWTOWN (2011) - A terrifying film based on true events - and it's Australian.

38)  SCREAM (1996)Don't answer the door, don't leave the house, don't answer the phone, but most of all, don't SCREAM!

37)  FRIDAY THE 13TH (1980) - Mrs. Voorhees sliced and diced her way to fame at a simple camp before making way for Jason.

36)  THE UGLY (1997) - One of the creepiest and best New Zealand films around.  A real mindfuck.

Jason, Freddy, Myers. We All Need Someone To Look Up To.  

34)  WES CRAVEN'S NEW NIGHTMARE (1994) - Freddy's back, bigger and better then he had been for years.

33)  LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT (1972) - Gritty, violent and truly terrifying.

32)  I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE (1978) - Raw, fifthly, terrifying, gritty and above all, delivers one hell of a nightmare.

31)  PATRICK (1978) - Aussie horror gets a new name....and it's Patrick.

30)  THE CRAFT (1996) - Witches with an alterer motive messing with magic too powerful for them would always end in horror.

29)  JOHN CARPENTER'S THE WARD (2010) - John Carpenter's a fantastic director but he is a little hit and miss. This film sees him back to his best.

28)  RAZORBACK (1984) - A giant pig terrorizing the Australian outback.  Campy but fun.  It's Jaws on trotters.

27)  THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974) - The birth of one of horrors most iconic villains - Leatherface.

26)  MISERY (1991) - One word: Sledgehammer

25) I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER (1997) - Muse Watson as The Fisherman has mentally scarred me for life but for a 90's film, it still holds its own with a star-studded cast.

24)  URBAN LEGEND (1998) - A killer on campus butchering people based on Urban you know where my inspiration for my short horror stories came from.

23)  AMERICAN PSYCHO (2001) - Christian Bale unhinged and naked?  I'm in for that.

22)  POLTERGEIST (1982) - "They're here!"

21)  CANDYMAN (1992) - "Candyman, Candyman, Candyman, Candyman....."  Do you dare say his name again?

20)  HATCHET (2006) - A throw back to the horror movies of old, this franchise created a whole new super villain in Victor Crowley.

19)  WILLARD (2007) - Crispin Glover is a very underrated actor, but when he took the lead in this remake, great things were bound to happen.  Check it out.

18)  THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1989) - Robert Englund as the Phantom in this version based on the book.  I enjoyed the feel of this film as I'm sure you will too.

17)  THE REEF (2010) - The Australian version of Jaws that certainly proved itself worthy.  Real life shark footage inter-graded with the actors for one outstanding, high tension movie. 

16)  THE EXORCIST (1973) - Demonic possession has never been so popular.  Linda Blair was outstanding.

15)  COMPOUND FRACTURE (2013) - Three horror icons (Tyler Mane, Muse Watson and Derek Mears), one movie.  Enough said.

14)  RE-ANIMATOR (1985) - Jeffrey Combs as mad scientist, Herbert West.  Bringing people and things back to life is just down right creepy.

13)  DEAD RINGERS (1988) - Jeremy Irons in his only horror movie role to date....or should I say roles?  Either way, he was one set of creepy twins.

12)  DEAD AND BURIED (1981) - A new take on the term "zombies"

11) WOLF CREEK (2005) - Aussie horror reclaimed the spotlight with the frightening tale of Mick Taylor.

10)  THE LOVED ONES (2009) - "Am I not pretty enough?"

9)  AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981) - The best werewolf film in my opinion.

8)  NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984) - So the ending sucked, but it gave birth to a terrifying dream demon.

7)  JAWS (1975) - "You're gonna need a bigger boat."

6)  BLACK WATER (2007) - "Three cheeky monkeys, sitting in a tree.  Teasing Mr. Crocodile, "You can't catch me."  Up swam Mr. Crocodile, quiet as quiet can be.  SNAP."

5)  INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE (1994) - Vampires got a bad rep, but Tom Cruise as Lestat can never be passed over.

4)  INSIDE (2007) - If La Femme doesn't freak you out, you have no soul.

3)  TRICK 'R TREAT (2007) - One of the best anthology movies around....with some pretty good lessons to be learned.

2)  PSYCHO (1960) - "We all go a little mad sometimes."

1)  HALLOWEEN (1978) - Psycho may have given birth to the slasher genre, but it was Halloween that gave us the boogeyman. 


  1. Very interesting list my friend. I was surprised to see HATCHET on your list. I have seen a majority of these films, but there are some that I wish to see now thanks to you. However, I am very surprised that you don't have NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD or any other George Romero films on your list. Nor did I see any films from Universal's Classic Monster series or from Hammer Films.

  2. I have seen maybe 20 of these. I have to see the rest ASAP.

  3. Ooh cool. There's a couple on here that I've never heard of, but I like seeing the Aussie films on here. SNOWTOWN was amazing.

  4. Chicka, outstanding list! No Vincent Price though? Either way totally loving it. No surprise on number 1 and 2 though ;)

  5. Interview with the vampire is my favorite vampire film, but I wouldn't put it that high. Some on here I have to see. Session 9 is one and The Loved Ones.

  6. You put IKWYDLS higher then Scream? You seriously no nothing

    1. Hey Hana lets see your list? plus what credentials you have? After all I'm sure you have interviewed some of the finest horror stars like Ahlephia has.

  7. Hana - it's "know" not "no" so clearly you "know" nothing. Plus it's her list. If she likes IKWYDLS over Scream that's her business.
    I personally feel like it's a great list. I haven't seen a lot of the Aussie films but I did enjoy some of the others - Terror Train for me is an all time fave.

  8. Interesting list. Might have to find a copy of some of these.

  9. Totally agree with An American Werewolf In London as being the best werewolf movie. A little outdated now but that's the fun. Great list.


  11. Excellent list, Ahlephia. I especially loved the 70's classics. My list may have included "Q-The Winged Serpent" (1983), "The Fury" (1978), the early DePalma classic "Sisters" (1973), and the granddaddy, "Nosferatu" (1922), but your list is great! :)