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50 Best Horror Films


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« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2010, 06:55:23 am »



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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« Reply #31 on: October 30, 2010, 06:56:20 am »



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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« Reply #32 on: October 30, 2010, 06:56:34 am »



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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« Reply #33 on: October 30, 2010, 06:58:01 am »



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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« Reply #34 on: October 30, 2010, 06:58:34 am »



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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« Reply #35 on: October 30, 2010, 06:59:12 am »



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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« Reply #36 on: October 30, 2010, 06:59:46 am »



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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« Reply #37 on: October 30, 2010, 07:00:10 am »



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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« Reply #38 on: October 30, 2010, 07:00:35 am »



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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« Reply #39 on: October 30, 2010, 07:01:08 am »



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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« Reply #40 on: October 30, 2010, 07:01:32 am »



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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« Reply #41 on: October 30, 2010, 07:03:23 am »



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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« Reply #42 on: October 30, 2010, 07:03:54 am »



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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« Reply #43 on: October 30, 2010, 07:04:24 am »



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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« Reply #44 on: October 30, 2010, 07:04:45 am »



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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