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.
Rhiannon Elizabeth Irons
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 dentist...watch 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.
35) BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON (2006) - 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 Legends....now 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.