Saturday, 2 September 2017

31 Days of Horror: The Shortlist

Well, maybe not that short. (But it's shorter than the original list.)


After much deliberation - and a few strong words - Jay and I have come up with a list of 91 of the best classic horror movies. Too bad our final list only has 31 spots.

1920s:
Phantom of the Opera 1925

1930s:
Dracula 1931
The Mummy 1932
The Invisible Man 1933
Bride of Frankenstein 1935

1940s:
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1941

1950s:
The Thing from Another World 1951
Creature from the Black Lagoon 1954
The Curse of Frankenstein 1957
Night of the Demon 1957
(Horror of) Dracula 1958

1960s:
Psycho 1960
The Curse of the Werewolf 1961
The Pit and the Pendulum 1961
The Day of the Triffids 1962
The Birds 1963
Dr. Terror's House of Horrors 1965
Dracula Prince of Darkness 1966
The Plague of the Zombies 1966
Night of the Living Dead 1968
Rosemary's Baby 1968

1970s:
Let's Scare Jessica to Death 1971
Vampire Circus 1972
Horror Express 1972
The Crazies 1973
The Exorcist 1973
The Legend of Hell House 1973
The Wicker Man 1973
Black Christmas 1974
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 1974
Jaws 1975
Carrie 1975
The Omen 1975
Dawn of the Dead 1978
Halloween 1978
Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978
Alien 1979
Zombie Flesh Eaters 1979

1980s:
The Fog 1980
Friday the 13th 1980
The Monster Club 1980
The Shining 1980
An American Werewolf in London 1981
Dark Night of the Scarecrow 1981
The Evil Dead 1981
Friday the 13th Part 2 1981
Halloween 2 1981
The Howling 1981
My Bloody Valentine 1981
Halloween 3: Season of the Witch 1982
Creepshow 1982
Poltergeist 1982
The Thing 1982
Psycho 2 1983
Children of the Corn 1984
Gremlins 1984
A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984
Day of the Dead 1985
Fright Night 1985
The Return of the Living Dead 1985
Trick or Treat 1986
Angel Heart 1987
Hellraiser 1987
The Lost Boys 1987
Prince of Darkness 1987
Child's Play 1988
Phantasm 2 1988
Pumpkinhead 1988
Pet Sematary 1989

1990s:
Night of the Living Dead 1990
The Silence of the Lambs 1991
Bram Stoker's Dracula 1992
Wolf 1994
The Prophecy 1995
Seven 1995
Village of the Damned 1995
The Frighteners 1996
From Dusk Till Dawn 1996
Scream 1996
The Devil's Advocate 1997
I Know What You Did Last Summer 1997
Mimic 1997
Wishmaster 1997
Halloween H2O 1998
Urban Legend 1998
Deep Blue Sea 1999
End of Days 1999
House on Haunted Hill 1999
Sleepy Hollow 1999

2000s:
Final Destination 2000

Looks like we're going to need another round of cuts... I just don't know how we're going to choose between some of these movies. What do you think?

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