Postulating & Pontificating: Horror Bonanza!

When life gets busy I come up with another list!

As the pre-article blurb said, life has been very busy for me lately. I’m trying to buy a house, work full time, go to school part time, take continuing education for my EMT license, test into a couple of different EMS systems, and do research for a film reference book I’d like to publish. Busy, busy, busy, that’s what I am, and that’s why I’m giving you guys a list again this week. In the coming months I plan on writing a piece about how cinephile’s define horror, or more precisely how I define horror in relation to other cinephile’s. While this week’s list is an effort to give my critical brain a rest, it’s also a good primer for said future article.

I’m sure there are films on this list that some people will disagree with and others that some won’t even think of as horror. I also know that there are oodles of horror films I still need to get to (also keep in mind that I don’t include movies I watched before I started keeping The List!, so there are a lot of great horror movies that I simply need to see again before they could be included) and I will, in time. Okay, on with the list, and remember any films I’ve previously written reviews for will have a link provided for your clicking pleasure,

100. Gaslight (1940, Thorold Dickinson)
99. Häxan (Häxan: Witchcraft Through The Ages, 1922, Benjamin Christensen)
98. Nosferatu, Eine Symphonie Des Grauens (Nosferatu, A Symphony Of Terror, 1922, F. W. Murnau)
97. Young Frankenstein (1974, Mel Brooks)
96. The Changeling (1980, Peter Medak)
95. Thriller (1983, John Landis)
94. Night Of The Demon (1957, Jacques Tourneur)
93. The Tell-Tale Heart (1953, Ted Parmelee)
92. King Kong (1933, Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack)
91. Friday The 13th (1980, Sean S. Cunningham)
90. The Birds (1963, Alfred Hitchcock)
89. Jungfrukällan (The Virgin Spring, 1960, Ingmar Bergman)
88. The Last Exorcism (2010, Daniel Stamm)
87. Drag Me To Hell (2009, Sam Raimi)
86. Dawn Of The Dead (Director’s Cut, 2004, Zack Snyder)
85. American Zombie (2007, Grace Lee)
84. The ‘Burbs (1989, Joe Dante)
83. Zombieland (2009, Ruben Fleischer)
82. The Box (2009, Richard Kelly)
81. Peace On Earth (1939, Hugh Harman)
80. Frankenstein (1931, James Whale)
79. They Live (1988, John Carpenter)
78. Vampyr (1932, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
77. Jûbei Ninpûchô (Ninja Scroll, 1993, Yoshiaki Kawajiri)
76. Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon (2006, Scott Glosserman)
75. The Hills Have Eyes (Unrated, 2006, Alexandre Aja)
74. Blue Velvet (1986, David Lynch)
73. Alien (Director’s Cut, 1979, Ridley Scott)
72. The Brood (Uncut, 1979, David Cronenberg)
71. Suspiria (1977, Dario Argento)
70. Ghost Busters (1984, Ivan Reitman)
69. A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984, Wes Craven)
68. Shadow Of A Doubt (1943, Alfred Hitchcock)
67. Predator (1987, John McTiernan)
66. Gojira (Godzilla, 1954, Ishirô Honda)
65. Shaun Of The Dead (2004, Edgar Wright)
64. Dead Ringers (1988, David Cronenberg)
63. El Espinazo Del Diablo (The Devil’s Backbone, 2001, Guillermo del Toro)
62. The Silence Of The Lambs (1991, Jonathan Demme)
61. The Night Of The Hunter (1955, Charles Laughton & Robert Mitchum)
60. Les Diaboliques (Diabolique, 1955, Henri-Georges Clouzot)
59. L’uccello Dalle Piume Di Cristallo (The Bird With The Crystal Plumage, 1970, Dario Argento)
58. Alien (1979, Ridley Scott)
57. Se7en (1995, David Fincher)
56. The Terminator (1984, James Cameron)
55. Freaks (1932, Tod Browning)
54. Funny Games (1997, Michael Haneke)
53. Orphan (2009, Jaume Collet-Serra)
52. Coraline (2009, Henry Selick)
51. American Psycho (2000, Mary Harron)
50. Psycho (1960, Alfred Hitchcock)
49. Sleepy Hollow (1999, Tim Burton)
48. Jaws (1975, Steven Spielberg)
47. [Rec] (2007, Jaume Balagueró & Paco Plaza)
46. The Last House On The Left (Unrated, 2009, Dennis Iliadis)
45. The Thing (1982, John Carpenter)
44. Bakjwi (Thirst, 2009, Chan-wook Park)
43. BloodRayne (Unrated, 2005, Uwe Boll)
42. Salò O Le 120 Giornate Di Sodoma (Salo, Or The 120 Days Of Sodom, 1975, Pier Paolo Pasolini)
41. Vincent (1982, Tim Burton)
40. Shivers (1975, David Cronenberg)
39. Angst Vor Der Angst (Fear Of Fear, 1975, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
38. Deliverance (1972, John Boorman)
37. The Wicker Man (1973, Robin Hardy)
36. Bride Of Frankenstein (1935, James Whale)
35. The Exorcist (Director’s Cut, 1973, William Friedkin)
34. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993, Henry Selick)
33. Straw Dogs (Uncut, 1971, Sam Peckinpah)
32. Re-Animator (1985, Stuart Gordon)
31. Videodrome (Unrated, 1983, David Cronenberg)
30. Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari. (The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari, 1920, Robert Wiene)
29. El Orfanato (The Orphanage, 2007, Juan Antonio Bayona)
28. What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962, Robert Aldrich)
27. Repulsion (1965, Roman Polanski)
26. Les Yeux Sans Visage (Eyes Without A Face, 1960, Georges Franju)
25: Idi I Smotri (Come And See, 1985, Elem Klimov)
24. Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter (1984, Joseph Zito)
23. 4 Luni, 3 Saptamâni Si 2 Zile (4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days, 2007, Cristian Mungiu)
22. Night Of The Living Dead (1968, George A. Romero)
21. The House Of The Devil (2009, Ti West)
20. The Blair Witch Project (1999, Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sánchez)
19. The Mist (2007, Frank Darabont)
18. Black Swan (2010, Darren Aronofsky)
17. The Fly (1986, David Cronenberg)
16. Låt Den Rätte Komma In (Let The Right One In, 2008, Tomas Alfredson)
15. 28 Days Later… (2002, Danny Boyle)
14. Sam Gang Yi (Three… Extremes, 2004, Fruit Chan, Takashi Miike, & Chan-wook Park)
13. Peeping Tom (1960, Michael Powell)
12. Janghwa, Hongryeon (A Tale Of Two Sisters, 2003, Jee-woon Kim)
11. Chinjeolhan Geumjassi (Lady Vengeance, 2005, Chan-wook Park)
10. No Country For Old Men (2007, Ethan & Joel Coen)
9. Ôdishon (Audition, 1999, Takashi Miike)
8. Dawn Of The Dead (1978, George A. Romero)
7. Nosferatu: Phantom Der Nacht (Nosferatu The Vampyre, 1979, Werner Herzog)
6. Halloween (1978, John Carpenter)
5. A Clockwork Orange (1971, Stanley Kubrick)
4. The Shining (1980, Stanley Kubrick)
3. Faust – Eine Deutsche Volkssage (Faust, 1926, F.W. Murnau)
2. The Proposition (2005, John Hillcoat)
1. El Laberinto Del Fauno (Pan’s Labyrinth, 2006, Guillermo del Toro)

Cheers,
Bill

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