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Your top 5 Horror movies?

1. The Exorcist
2. Huate Tension
3. The Descent
4. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
5. Alien
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Re: Your top 5 Horror movies?

This is nearly impossible for me, but here goes...

The Thing (1982)
Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn
Re-Animator
The Fly (1986)
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

Even after typing this out, there are a dozen titles I could switch in. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer just missed the cut.
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Re: Your top 5 Horror movies?

John Carpenter's The Thing
Alien
Jaws
Evil Dead 2
Evil Dead

Next five even though they weren't asked for

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Halloween
Pumpkinhead
The Blob (1985)
Fright Night (Original)

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Re: Your top 5 Horror movies?

The Devil's Backbone is my obvious choice for favorite, but it gets trickier after that since I don't often rewatch movies.

Evil Dead II/ Army of Darkness, Reanimator, Drag me to Hell, Cabin in the Woods for camp

The Orphanage, Suspiria, Audition, The Babadook for creepiness

Just for scaring the crap out of me, maybe Burnt Offerings, La Residencia (The House that Screamed), The Ring, and Psycho (I was pretty young seeing all of these other than The Ring, though, so can't really vouch for the terror level.)
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Re: Your top 5 Horror movies?

Dawn of the Dead (the original, of course)
Suspiria
Rosemary's Baby
The Exorcist
Hellraiser
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Re: Your top 5 Horror movies?

Five posts and not a mention of Halloween? That's the only one I immediately know would be in my top 5. Rounding the list out would take some thought.
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Re: Your top 5 Horror movies?

Originally Posted by islandclaws View Post
This is nearly impossible for me, but here goes...

The Thing (1982)
Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn
Re-Animator
The Fly (1986)
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

Even after typing this out, there are a dozen titles I could switch in. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer just missed the cut.
i was going through the same thing. switching in and out and stuff. it is tough when you love horror...
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Re: Your top 5 Horror movies?

The list I'd have made at age 12:

1: Halloween IV: The Return of Michael Myers
2: A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 3: The Dream Warriors
3: The Return of the Living Dead
4: Fright Night
5: Silver Bullet


The list I'll make today:

1: Dawn of the Dead
2: Halloween
3: Psycho
4: The Shining
5: The Return of the Living Dead
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Re: Your top 5 Horror movies?

This is very difficult, I wish it were a top 20.

I guess these :

The Exorcist
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Night of the Living Dead
Rosemary's Baby
Suspiria
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Re: Your top 5 Horror movies?

Originally Posted by Crocker Jarmen View Post
The list I'd have made at age 12:

1: Halloween IV: The Return of Michael Myers
2: A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 3: The Dream Warriors
3: The Return of the Living Dead
4: Fright Night
5: Silver Bullet


The list I'll make today:

1: Dawn of the Dead
2: Halloween
3: Psycho
4: The Shining
5: The Return of the Living Dead
i contemplated DotD for so long bc i love the movie so, but it didn't exactly horrify me enough. i went with shock to me horror, but again, so tough...
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Re: Your top 5 Horror movies?

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Five posts and not a mention of Halloween? That's the only one I immediately know would be in my top 5. Rounding the list out would take some thought.
If this was for my Top 10 Horror Movies, "Halloween" would be in there. But it's not in my Top 5 list.
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Re: Your top 5 Horror movies?

My rankings have changed over the years, but this is where it stands now....

My Top 5 Horror Movies

(1) "Alien" (1979)
(2) "Jaws" (1975)
(3) "The Thing" (aka "John Carpenter's The Thing") (1982)
(4) "The Shining" (aka "Stanley Kubrick's The Shining") (1980)
(5) "Evil Dead II" (aka "Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn") (1987)
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Re: Your top 5 Horror movies?

Pure Horror:

The Shining
The Exorcist
The Evil Dead
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Night of the Living Dead

Sci/Fi or action elements

Alien
Jaws
The Thing
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Re: Your top 5 Horror movies?

Originally Posted by maxfisher View Post
Five posts and not a mention of Halloween? That's the only one I immediately know would be in my top 5. Rounding the list out would take some thought.
I wanted variety, and already had a Carpenter title on my list, but "Halloween" is definitely Top 5 material.
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Re: Your top 5 Horror movies?

Halloween
Hills Have Eyes
Dawn of The Dead
Evil Dead
Rabid
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Re: Your top 5 Horror movies?

Alien
Halloween
Nightmare on Elm Street
The Thing (1982)
The Fly (1986)
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Re: Your top 5 Horror movies?

The Evil Dead
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Fly (1986)
The Thing (1982)
Hellraiser
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Re: Your top 5 Horror movies?

Absolutely impossible to choose. Most films mentioned so far would be considerations for me. But I am positive of the following three if you count them as horror:

Jaws
Alien
The Thing
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Re: Your top 5 Horror movies?

The Shining
Halloween
Rosemary's Baby
The Texas Chainsaw Masacre
The House of the Devil

Wanted to throw something recent in there. I can switch out Halloween and The Thing anytime. Nightmare on Elm Street, Henry and Exorcist just missed it. Sometimes I blur the lines between horror/ thriller. Favorite guilty pleasure - Children of the Corn.
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Re: Your top 5 Horror movies?

Halloween
The Exorcist
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Fog
The Shining


Jaws is my favorite movie but I have a hard time classifying it as "Horror".
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Re: Your top 5 Horror movies?

Rosemary's Baby
The Shining
Halloween
The Fly
Dawn of the Dead
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Re: Your top 5 Horror movies?

I don't really go for the more graphic modern stuff.

1. Frankenstein (1931)
2. The Thing from Another World (1951)
3. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
4. The Haunting (1963)
5. Psycho (1960)

6. Kuroneko (1968)
7. Curse of the Demon (1957)
8. The Invisible Man (1933)
9. The Mummy (1959)
10. Masque of the Red Death (1964)
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Re: Your top 5 Horror movies?

The Exorcist
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Rosemary's Baby
Alien
Deliverance
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Re: Your top 5 Horror movies?

Without looking at the other posts (so I will not be influenced):

Night of the Living Dead (1968)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
The Stepford Wives (1975)
Suspiria (1977)
The Thing (1982)

....but I want to add "Halloween"(1978) and "The Evil Dead" (1981) Too!......and "Alien"....and "Black Christmas" (1974)

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Re: Your top 5 Horror movies?

The Evil Dead
Evil Dead II
Phantasm II
Friday the 13th VI
Warlock

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