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50 Best Horror Films


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« on: October 30, 2010, 06:35:32 am »




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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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2010, 06:36:10 am »



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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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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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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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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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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