Friday, October 26, 2012

Timeout London's Best Horror Film List

Timeout London has a list of their top 100 best horror films, and I've copied the top 50 below, starting with #1:
The Exorcist (1973)
The Shining (1980)
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Psycho (1960)
Alien (1979)
The Thing (1982)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Halloween (1978)
Suspiria (1976)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Jaws (1975)
Don't Look Now (1973)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
The Innocents (1961)
Carrie (1976)
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
The Haunting (1963)
Audition (1999)
Evil Dead II (1987)
The Omen (1976)
Freaks (1932)
Nosferatu: Eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)
The Fly (1986)
The Birds (1963)
The Changeling (1979)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Videodrome (1982)
Let the Right One In (2008)
Cat People (1942)
Frankenstein (1931)
Martyrs (2008)
Cannibal Holocaust (1979)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Eyes Without a Face (1959)
Dead of Night (1945)
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Possession (1981)
The Descent (2005)
Carnival of Souls (1962)
The Evil Dead (1981)
Peeping Tom (1960)
The Tenant (1976)
Hour of the Wolf (1967)
Deep Red (1975)
The Devils (1971)
Les Diaboliques (1955)
Kwaidan (1964)
The Beyond (1981)
Vampyr (1932)
Ones I've seen, pitiful few that they are (just half), are in bold print.


  1. This looks like a pretty good list. One movie in the second half surprised me. While it is a really excellent movie Night of the Hunter is not what I would call a horror film.

    1. i've tried to watch that movie and haven't been able to get through it. it's that whole child endangerment thing. that bothers me more than almost all other movie themes (tropes?), and i just can't get past it. i can't remember how many tries it took me to make it through "m".

  2. Gasp! How could you have lived and not seen Jaws, Rosemary's Baby, The Exorcist, Halloween (my # 1 scary movie - terrified of Michael Myers in that mask) or The Thing? You must be very young. :) I was just thinking that I definitely need to watch Rosemary's Baby again. The music alone creeps me out. haha
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. My husband and I watch a lot of movies (and all kinds) so I'm sure I'll find your blog to be of interest.

    1. no, i'm not young. i remember when they came out, but i just used to avoid horror movies. I found bela lugosi's dracula scary. ;) My older son spent several years introducing me to modern horror, but i'm still lacking many of the classics. eventually, i'll catch up with the rest of the world. just call me a late bloomer. lol