October 14, 2013

"Top 10 horror movies... Ten Exceptionally Well-Written Horror Films, Top Ten Horror-Sci-Fi Films: A Primer And Pseudo-History, The 12 Weirdest Vampire Movies Ever Made..."

"... The Top Grossing Scary Movies Of All-Time, and, perhaps most importantly of all: The 25 best horror films on netflix instant."

6 comments:

David said...

I do not watch horror movies.

They scare me too much.

No I am not kidding.

phx said...

I saw The Conjuring a couple few weeks ago. It was the best horror movie I'd seen in a long time.

John Constantius said...

Some interesting choices. I'll certainly second The Shining. And the third act of Jurassic Park (the hunt by the velociraptors) is quite possibly one of the scariest in film, a good reminder that the man who gave us Schindler's List also gave us Jaws. The deus ex machina that resolves the third act is the only one I know of that seems like a perfect ending rather than a cop-out.

The big missing for me is the greatest horror movie of all time: Aliens. For me it's even better and more frightening than the original. Some may argue that it is an action movie rather than horror, but IMO the last stand in the colony control room, Ripley's solo rescue mission into the atmosphere plant, and the final confrontation with the alien queen are some of the tensest and scariest sequences ever filmed. From the moment the team arrives on the colony planet, this is white-knuckles-on-the-armrests viewing at its finest.

St. George said...

Seconds.

John Frankenheimer. Rock Hudson. Will Geer. Saul Bass titles.

Article from Slate.

"Clammy dread."

Thorley Winston said...

The big missing for me is the greatest horror movie of all time: Aliens. For me it's even better and more frightening than the original. Some may argue that it is an action movie rather than horror, but IMO the last stand in the colony control room, Ripley's solo rescue mission into the atmosphere plant, and the final confrontation with the alien queen are some of the tensest and scariest sequences ever filmed. From the moment the team arrives on the colony planet, this is white-knuckles-on-the-armrests viewing at its finest.

Agreed, Aliens was definitely the best movie in the franchise. The scene where Ripley is silently riding the lift down into the atmo plant to rescue Newt was her going into hell to face the demons that haunted her at beginning of the film to reclaim her surrogate daughter and some of the innocence she lost.

Plus, Bill Paxton. Because every movie is better if Bill Paxton is in it. Unless you can get Bruce Campbell.



R.A. Crankbait said...

I liked the reference to "The WIcker Man". The original version wasn't super-scary, but I remember it creeped me out for a couple of days afterward.

The Wicker Man lead, Edward Woodward, got to play a bit of a role reversal in his last film, the Pegg/Frost homage, "Hot Fuzz". His somewhat gleeful role as an obsessed cult leader was one of the many inside jokes in the latter film.