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Title: 50 Best Horror Films
Post by: Zodiac on October 30, 2010, 06:35:32 am

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Misery (1990)
Critics Consensus: Elevated by standout performances from James Caan and Kathy Bates, this taut and frightening film is one of the best Stephen King adaptations to date.
Synopsis: Based on the chilling bestseller by Stephen King, Misery was brought to the screen by director Rob Reiner as one of the most effective thrillers of... [More]
Starring: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Frances Sternhagen, Richard Farnsworth
Directed By: Rob Reiner

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Post by: Zodiac on October 30, 2010, 06:36:10 am
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Eraserhead (1977)
Critics Consensus: David Lynch's surreal Eraserhead uses detailed visuals and a creepy score to create a bizarre and disturbing look into a man's fear of parenthood.
Synopsis: This surreal nightmare examines male paranoia. Our hero and title character, Henry, faces a number of horrifying obstacles in meeting someone of the... [More]
Starring: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Jeanne Bates, Allen Joseph
Directed By: David Lynch


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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1999)
Critics Consensus: Thanks to a smart script and documentary-style camerawork, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre achieves start-to-finish suspense, making it a classic in low-budget exploitation cinema.
Synopsis: A group of teenagers on the road in Texas stop off at the wrong farm and encounter a family gone awry. Once abattoir workers, the decay of the... [More]
Starring: Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain, William Vail
Directed By: Tobe Hooper


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Carrie (1976)
Critics Consensus: Carrie is a horrifying look at supernatural powers, high school cruelty, and teen angst -- and it brings us one of the most memorable and disturbing prom scenes in history.
Synopsis: A young teenage girl wreaks telekinetic vengeance on her high school tormentors and religious-nut mother. [More]
Starring: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, William Katt
Directed By: Brian DePalma


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Fright Night (1985)
Critics Consensus: Fright Night deftly combines thrills and humor in this ghostly tale about a man living next to a vampire.
Synopsis: Charlie Brewster (William Ragsdale) believes that his next door neighbour Jerry Dandridge (Chris Sarandon) is a vampire. His belief is strengthened... [More]
Starring: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall
Directed By: Tom Holland


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Zombieland (2009)
Critics Consensus: Wickedly funny and featuring plenty of gore, Zombieland is proof that the zombie subgenre is far from dead.
Synopsis: Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) doesn't have fears. If he did, he'd kick... [More]
Starring: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin
Directed By: Ruben Fleischer


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I Walked With a Zombie (1943)
Critics Consensus: Evocative direction by Jacques Tourneur collides with the low-rent production values of exploitateer Val Lewton in I Walked with a Zombie, a sultry sleeper that's simultaneously smarmy, eloquent and fascinating.
Synopsis: A young Canadian nurse (Betsy) comes to the West Indies to care for Jessica, the wife of a plantation manager (Paul Holland). Jessica seems to be... [More]
Starring: Tom Conway, Frances Dee, James Ellison, Edith Barrett
Directed By: Jacques Tourneur


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Post by: Zodiac on October 30, 2010, 06:40:04 am
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Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Critics Consensus: Shaun of the Dead cleverly balances scares and witty satire, making for a bloody good zombie movie with loads of wit.
Synopsis: On Friday, Shaun is in a rut. At 29, he's coasted through life--and still hasn't gotten very far, usually winding up at the local pub, the Winchester.... [More]
Starring: Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield, Nick Frost, Dylan Moran
Directed By: Edgar Wright


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Post by: Zodiac on October 30, 2010, 06:40:42 am
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Cat People (1942)
Critics Consensus: Influential noir director Jacques Tourneau infused this sexy, moody horror film with some sly commentary about the psychology and the taboos of desire.
Synopsis: Irena Dubrovna (Simone Simon) is a young, Serbian artist living in New York City. When she meets American Oliver Reed (Kent Smith), she falls in love... [More]
Starring: Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Tom Conway, Jane Randolph
Directed By: Jacques Tourneur


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Suspiria (1977)
Critics Consensus: The blood pours freely in Argento's classic Suspiria, a giallo horror as grandiose and glossy as it is gory.
Synopsis: A newcomer to a fancy ballet academy gradually comes to realize that the staff of the school are actually a coven of witches bent on chaos and... [More]
Starring: Jessica Harper, Joan Bennett, Alida Valli, Stefania Casini
Directed By: Dario Argento


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Post by: Zodiac on October 30, 2010, 06:44:19 am
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The Wicker Man (1974)
Critics Consensus: This intelligent horror film is subtle in its thrills and chills, with an ending that is both shocking and truly memorable.
Synopsis: When a young girl mysteriously disappears, police sergeant Howie (Edward Woodward) travels to a remote Scottish island to investigate. But this... [More]
Starring: Edward Woodward, Britt Ekland, Diane Cilento, Ingrid Pitt
Directed By: Robin Hardy


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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
Critics Consensus: A classic. The definitive version of the Robert Louis Stevenson novella from 1931, with innovative special effects, atmospheric cinematography and deranged overacting.
Synopsis: Robert Louis Stevenson's spine-chilling tale of a doctor who becomes tormented by his success in seperating man's good and evil natures. With spooky... [More]
Starring: Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart, Holmes Herbert
Directed By: Rouben Mamoulian


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Village of the Damned (1960)
Critics Consensus: Chilling performances and a restrained, eerie atmosphere make this British horror both an unnerving parable of its era and a timeless classic.
Synopsis: Something is terribly wrong in the tiny village of Midwich. After an unseen force invades a quiet coastal town, ten women mysteriously find themselves... [More]
Starring: George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Martin Stephens, Michael Gwynn
Directed By: Wolf Rilla


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Post by: Zodiac on October 30, 2010, 06:45:42 am
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Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (Nosferatu the Vampyre) (1979)
Critics Consensus: Stunning visuals from Werner Herzog and an intense portrayal of the famed bloodsucker from Klaus Kinski make this remake of Nosferatu a horror classic in its own right.
Synopsis: Jonathan and Lucy live in Wismar and the Count wants a house there. Varna is a port on the Black Sea, close to Dracula's castle. [More]
Starring: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Jacques Dufilho
Directed By: Werner Herzog


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Post by: Zodiac on October 30, 2010, 06:46:06 am
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Peeping Tom (1960)
Critics Consensus: Peeping Tom is a chilling, methodical look at the psychology of a killer, and a classic work of voyeuristic cinema.
Synopsis: Mark Lewis, assistant cameraman at a London film studio, aspiring movie director, part-time taker of pornographic pictures, and amateur documentary... [More]
Starring: Karlheinz Böhm, Moira Shearer, Anna Massey, Maxine Audley
Directed By: Michael Powell


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Post by: Zodiac on October 30, 2010, 06:46:32 am
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Halloween (1978)
Critics Consensus: Scary, suspenseful, and viscerally thrilling, Halloween set the standard for modern horror films.
Synopsis: A psychotic murderer institutionalized since childhood escapes on a mindless rampage while his doctor chases him through the streets. [More]
Starring: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nancy Loomis, P.J. Soles
Directed By: John Carpenter


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Post by: Zodiac on October 30, 2010, 06:47:01 am
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Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Critics Consensus: One of the most compelling and entertaining zombie films ever, Dawn of the Dead perfectly blends pure horror and gore with social commentary on bourgeois society.
Synopsis: Following the events of Night of the Living Dead (1968), we follow the exploits of four survivors of the expanding zombie apocalypse as they take... [More]
Starring: Scott Reiniger, Ken Foree, David Emge, Gaylen Ross
Directed By: George A. Romero


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Post by: Zodiac on October 30, 2010, 06:47:29 am
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Ringu ( Ring) (1998)
Critics Consensus: Ringu combines supernatural elements with anxieties about modern technology in a truly frightening and unnerving way.
Synopsis: A grainy, enigmatic videotape has the power to kill people seven days after they watch it. This brilliant premise fueled the 2002 Hollywood hit The... [More]
Starring: Nanako Matsushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, Miki Nakatani, Yuko Takeuchi
Directed By: Hideo Nakata


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Post by: Zodiac on October 30, 2010, 06:47:52 am
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Martin (1978)
Critics Consensus: George A. Romero's contribution to vampire lore contains the expected gore and social satire -- but it's also surprisingly thoughtful, and boasts a whopper of a final act.
Synopsis: A young man, who believes himself to be a vampire, goes to live with his elderly and hostile cousin in a small Pennsylvania town where he tries to... [More]
Starring: John Amplas, Lincoln Maazel, Christine Forrest, Elayne Nadeau
Directed By: George A. Romero


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Post by: Zodiac on October 30, 2010, 06:48:40 am
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Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Critics Consensus: Sam Raimi returns to top form with Drag Me to Hell, a frightening, hilarious, delightfully campy thrill ride.
Synopsis: Christine Brown is an ambitious L.A. loan officer with a charming boyfriend, Professor Clay Dalton. Life is good until the mysterious Mrs. Ganush... [More]
Starring: Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver, David Paymer
Directed By: Sam Raimi


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Post by: Zodiac on October 30, 2010, 06:49:15 am
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The Wolf Man (1941)
Critics Consensus: A handsomely told tale with an affecting performance from Lon Chaney, Jr., The Wolf Man remains one of the classics of the Universal horror stable.
Synopsis: A practical man returns to his homeland, is attacked by a creature of folklore, and imbued with a malady his disciplined mind tells him can not... [More]
Starring: Lon Chaney Jr, Warren William, Claude Rains, Evelyn Ankers
Directed By: George Waggner


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Post by: Zodiac on October 30, 2010, 06:49:54 am
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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Critics Consensus: Wes Craven's intelligent premise, combined with the horrifying visual appearance of Freddy Krueger, still causes nightmares to this day.
Synopsis: A group of teenagers are terrorized by "Freddy Krueger," an evil beingfrom another world who gets to his victims by entering their dreams and... [More]
Starring: John Saxon, Ronee Blakely, Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss
Directed By: Wes Craven


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Post by: Zodiac on October 30, 2010, 06:50:20 am
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Dracula (1931)
Critics Consensus: Bela Lugosi's timeless portrayal of Dracula in this creepy and atmospheric 1931 film has set the standard for major vampiric roles since.
Synopsis: After a harrowing ride through the Carpathian mountains in eastern Europe, Renfield enters castle Dracula to finalize the transferral of Carfax Abbey... [More]
Starring: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye
Directed By: Tod Browning


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Post by: Zodiac on October 30, 2010, 06:51:22 am
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Don't Look Now (1973)
Critics Consensus: Don't Look Now patiently builds suspense with haunting imagery and a chilling score -- causing viewers to feel Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie's grief deep within.
Synopsis: A couple who is devistated by the death of their daughter, travel to Venice where they see her spirit a funeral gondola. [More]
Starring: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania
Directed By: Nicolas Roeg


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Post by: Zodiac on October 30, 2010, 06:52:04 am
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Critics Consensus: Employing gritty camerawork and evocative sound effects, Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a powerful remake that expands upon themes and ideas only lightly explored in the original.
Synopsis: Jack Finney's classic science fiction novel has been the basis of three big-screen adaptations, beginning with the 1956 chiller Invasion of the Body... [More]
Starring: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy, Veronica Cartwright
Directed By: Philip Kaufman


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The Birds (1963)
Critics Consensus: Proving once again that build-up is the key to suspense, Alfred Hitchcock successfully turned birds into some of the most terrifying villains in horror history.
Synopsis: Alfred Hitchcock's famous classic where a flock of birds terrorize the small town Bodega Bay. [More]
Starring: Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette
Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock


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Post by: Zodiac on October 30, 2010, 06:53:54 am
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Dead of Night (1945)
Critics Consensus: With four accomplished directors contributing, Dead of Night is a classic horror anthology that remains highly influential.
Synopsis: Architect Walter Craig, seeking the possibility of some work at a country farmhouse, soon finds himself once again stuck in his recurring nightmare.... [More]
Starring: Mervyn Johns, Roland Culver, Mary Merrall, Googie Withers
Directed By: Alberto Cavalcanti


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The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Critics Consensus: Director Jonathan Demme's smart, taut thriller teeters on the edge between psychological study and all-out horror, and benefits greatly from stellar performances by Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster.
Synopsis: An ambitious FBI agent enlists the aid of a criminally insane ex-psychiatrist to help track down a vicious serial killer. [More]
Starring: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Anthony Heald
Directed By: Jonathan Demme


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Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Critics Consensus: George A. Romero's debut set the template for the zombie film, and features tight editing, realistic gore, and a sly political undercurrent.
Synopsis: The dead come back to life and eat the living. Several people barricade themselves inside a rural house in an attempt to survive the night. Outside... [More]
Starring: Judith O'Dea, Russ Streiner, Duane Jones, Karl Hardman
Directed By: George A. Romero


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Post by: Zodiac on October 30, 2010, 06:56:20 am
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Freaks (1932)
Critics Consensus: Time has been kind to this horror legend: Freaks manages to frighten, shock, and even touch viewers in ways that contemporary viewers missed.
Synopsis: A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for... [More]
Starring: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates
Directed By: Tod Browning


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Evil Dead 2 (1987)
Critics Consensus: Evil Dead 2's increased special effects and slapstick-gore makes it as good -- if not better -- than the original.
Synopsis: The only survivor from the original film, returns seeking revenge and unleashing supernatural demons. [More]
Starring: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley
Directed By: Sam Raimi


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Post by: Zodiac on October 30, 2010, 06:58:01 am
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Låt den Rätte Komma In (Let the Right One In) (2008)
Critics Consensus: Let the Right One In reinvigorates the seemingly tired vampire genre by effectively mixing scares with intelligent storytelling.
Synopsis: Oskar, a bullied 12-year old, dreams of revenge. He falls in love with Eli, a peculiar girl. She can't stand the sun or food and to come into a room... [More]
Starring: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl
Directed By: Tomas Alfredson


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Eyes Without a Face (1962)
Critics Consensus: A horrific tale of guilt and obsession, Eyes Without a Face is just as chilling and poetic today as it was in 1959.
Synopsis: A plastic surgeon (Pierre Brasseur) becomes obsessed with making things right after his daughter Christiane's (Edith Scob) face is terribly disfigured... [More]
Starring: Alexandre Rignault, Alida Valli, Edith Scob, Juliette Mayniel
Directed By: Georges Franju


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Vampyr - Der Traum des Allan Grey (Not Against the Flesh) (Adventures of David Gray) (Castle of Doom (1931)
Critics Consensus: Full of disorienting visual effects, Carl Theodor Dreyer's Vampyr is as theoretically unsettling as it is conceptually disturbing.
Synopsis: A mysterious, somnambulistic young man wanders into a village where a castle owner's daughters are endangered by an elderly vampire and her... [More]
Starring: Julian West, Maurice Schutz, Jan Hieronimko, Sybille Schmitz
Directed By: Carl Theodor Dreyer


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The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Critics Consensus: Featuring Robert Mitchum's formidable performance as child-hunting preacher, The Night of the Hunter is a disturbing look at good and evil.
Synopsis: A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a... [More]
Starring: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, Billy Chapin
Directed By: Charles Laughton


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Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Critics Consensus: A frightening tale of Satanism and pregnancy that is even more disturbing than it sounds thanks to convincing and committed performances by Mia Farrow and Ruth Gordon.
Synopsis: A young married couple, trying unsuccessfully to conceive, finally have it happen when the husband strikes a deal with the devil worshippers next... [More]
Starring: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer
Directed By: Roman Polanski


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The Evil Dead (1981)
Critics Consensus: This classic low budget horror film combines just the right amount of gore and black humor, giving The Evil Dead an equal amount of thrills and laughs.
Synopsis: In the fall of 1979, Sam Raimi and his merry band headed into the woods of rural Tennessee to make a movie. They emerged with a roller coaster of a... [More]
Starring: Betsy Baker, Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor
Directed By: Sam Raimi


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Jaws (1975)
Critics Consensus: Jaws remains tense by not showing audiences the shark for the majority of the film, so that when it does, viewers jump out of their seats.
Synopsis: Martin Brody is the new police chief of Amity, an island resort town somewhere in New England. He has a wife named Ellen, and two sons named Michael... [More]
Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary
Directed By: Steven Spielberg


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Aliens (1986)
Critics Consensus: While Alien was a marvel of slow-building, atmospheric tension, Aliens packs a much more visceral punch, and features a typically strong performance from Sigourney Weaver.
Synopsis: 57 years after the original attack, Ripley and a crew of marines return to the planet to kill the remaining aliens that have slaughtered the colonists... [More]
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen
Directed By: James Cameron


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The Invisible Man (1933)
Critics Consensus: James Whale's classic The Invisible Man features still-sharp special effects, loads of tension, a goofy sense of humor, and a memorable debut from Claude Rains.
Synopsis: A scientist finds a way of becoming invisible, but in doing so, he becomes murderously insane. [More]
Starring: Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, Henry Travers, William Harrigan
Directed By: James Whale


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Alien (1979)
Critics Consensus: A modern classic, Alien blends science fiction, horror and bleak poetry into a seamless whole.
Synopsis: In deep space, the crew of the commercial ship Nostromo--comprised of five men and two women--is awakened from their cryo-sleep capsules, halfway... [More]
Starring: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Yaphet Kotto
Directed By: Director Ridley Scott


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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Critics Consensus: One of the best political allegories of the 1950s, Invasion of the Body Snatchers is an efficient, chilling blend of sci-fi and horror.
Synopsis: Don Siegel's classic exercise in psychological science fiction has often been interpreted as a cautionary fable about the blacklisting hysteria of the... [More]
Starring: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates, King Donovan
Directed By: Don Siegel


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Frankenstein (1931)
Critics Consensus: Still unnerving to this day, Frankenstein adroitly explores the fine line between genius and madness, and features Boris Karloff's legendary, frightening performance as the monster.
Synopsis: "Frankenstein" is a film about a mad, obsessed scientist, Dr. Henry Frankenstein", who creates a monster, by taking body parts from dead people. Upon... [More]
Starring: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles, Boris Karloff
Directed By: James Whale


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Repulsion (1997)
Critics Consensus: Roman Polanski's first English film follows a schizophrenic woman's descent into madness, and makes the audience feel as claustrophobic as the character.
Synopsis: The first English-language film of director Roman Polanski is a psychological thriller in the vein of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960) and his own... [More]
Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser, Yvonne Furneaux
Directed By: Roman Polanski


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Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari. (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) (1919)
Critics Consensus: This German Expressionist masterpiece makes great use of its chilling premise and stylized set design.
Synopsis: Two men on a park bench discuss the story of Cesare, a sleep-walking circus performer under the control of the murderous Dr. Caligari. But all, of... [More]
Starring: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Lil Dagover, Friedrich Feher
Directed By: Robert Wiene


Title: Re: 50 Best Horror Films
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Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens) (Nosferatu the Vampire) (1922)
Critics Consensus: One of the silent era's most influential masterpieces, Nosferatu's eerie, gothic feel -- and a chilling performance from Max Shrek as the vampire -- set the template for the horror films that followed.
Synopsis: Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. Silent classic based on the story "Dracula." [More]
Starring: Max Schreck, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schröder, Alexander Granach
Directed By: F.W. Murnau


Title: Re: 50 Best Horror Films
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King Kong (1933)
Critics Consensus: King Kong explores the soul of a monster -- making audiences scream and cry throughout the film -- in large part due to Kong's breakthrough special effects.
Synopsis: A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde... [More]
Starring: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher
Directed By: Ernest B. Schoedsack, Merian C. Cooper


Title: Re: 50 Best Horror Films
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The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Critics Consensus: An eccentric, campy, technically impressive, and frightening picture, James Whale's Bride of Frankenstein has aged remarkably well.
Synopsis: It appeared, at the end of the epochal 1931 horror movie Frankenstein, that the monster had perished in a burning windmill. But that was before the... [More]
Starring: Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson, Elsa Lanchester
Directed By: James Whale


Title: Re: 50 Best Horror Films
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Psycho (1960)
Critics Consensus: Infamous for its shower scene, but immortal for its contribution to the horror genre. Because Psycho was filmed with tact, grace, and art, Hitchcock didn't just create modern horror, he validated it.
Synopsis: A young woman steals $40,000 from her employer's client, and subsequently encounters a young motel proprietor too long under the domination of his... [More]
Starring: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin
Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock

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Title: Re: 50 Best Horror Films
Post by: Forms of Things Unknown on October 30, 2010, 02:39:15 pm
What, no Exorcist?  No Shining? :o


Title: Re: 50 Best Horror Films
Post by: Brooke on October 30, 2010, 03:43:38 pm
No Poltergeist..?


Title: Re: 50 Best Horror Films
Post by: Austin Heller on October 31, 2010, 06:30:22 pm
No way is Psycho the number one film.  It wasn't even scary!  Maybe it was back in 1960.  And Shawn of the Dead was a comedy.  If we are including comedies, where is the first Return of the Living Dead?

And the Descent should also be on there.