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Re: The Ratings Project: Top 100 Horror Films (2013) -- Your Lists
« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2013, 05:09:54 PM »
My Tier 6+ picks, rather conservative:

Black Swan (2010)
Perfect Blue (1998)
Psycho (1960)
The Shining (1980)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Alien (1979)
Diabolique (1955)
Jaws (1975)
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Let the Right One In (2008)
The Thing (1982)
Zombieland (2009)
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Warm Bodies (2013)
Shutter Island (2010)
Evil Dead II (1987)

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Re: The Ratings Project: Top 100 Horror Films (2013) -- Your Lists
« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2013, 10:25:35 PM »
This was tough because, like Pixote said, defining "horror" is a difficult task.  Some films, like Aliens, Shaun of the Dead, or Silence of the Lambs, can certainly be called horror films, but I had to cut them out, as much as I love them.  That's not to say I didn't include other similar films (see Army of Darkness).  So I guess my decisions were completely arbitrary and based on how I was feeling when making the list.  I also decided to leave off a lot of the 50s giant monster/nuclear war films that I love so much, requisitioning them to the "sci-fi" genre (again, pretty arbitrary).  All this nonsense leaves me with the following list.

100. Session 9 (Anderson, 2001)
99. The Devil's Backbone (Del Toro, 2001)
98. At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul (Marins, 1964)
97. Blood for Dracula (Morrissey, 1974)
96. Black Sunday (Bava, 1960)
95. High Tension (Aja, 2003)
94. Dracula (Browning, 1931)
93. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (Fuest, 1971)
92. Dust Devil (Stanley, 1992)
91. Mad Love (Freund, 1935)
90. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Wiene, 1920)
89. The Hunger (Scott, 1983)
88. Theater of Blood (Hickox, 1973)
87. Repulsion (Polanski, 1965)
86. Sisters (De Palma, 1973)
85. The Descent (Marshall, 2005)
84. Quatermass and the Pit (Baker, 1967)
83. Santa Sangre (Jodorowsky, 1989)
82. Nosferatu (Murnau, 1922)
81. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (McNaughton, 1986)
80. Horror of Dracula (Fisher, 1958)
79. Flesh for Frankenstein (Morrissey, 1973)
78. A Tale of Two Sisters (Kim, 2003)
77. Night of the Demon aka Curse of the Demon (Tourneur, 1957)
76. Trollhunter (Ovredal, 2010)
75. Bad Taste (Jackson, 1987)
74. Diabolique (Clouzot, 1955)
73. Jigoku (Nakagawa, 1960)
72. Little Otik (Svankmajer, 2000)
71. The Invisible Man (Whale, 1933)
70. The Blob (Russell, 1988)
69. The Beyond (Fulci, 1981)
68. Deep Red (Argento, 1975)
67. Martin (Romero, 1977)
66. Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (Christensen, 1922)
65. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (Wallace, 1982)
64. Creepshow (Romero, 1982)
63. Eyes Without a Face (Franju, 1960)
62. Phantasm (Coscarelli, 1979)
61. Monster Squad (Dekker, 1987)
60. Pan's Labyrinth (Del Toro, 2006)
59. The Changeling (Medak, 1980)
58. Scanners (Cronenberg, 1981)
57. The Mist (Darabont, 2007)
56. Poltergeist (Hooper, 1982)
55. The Brood (Cronenberg, 1979)
54. From Beyond (Gordon, 1986)
53. Witchfinder General (Reeve, 1968)
52. Audition (Miike, 1999)
51. Creature From the Black Lagoon (Arnold, 1954)
50. Peeping Tom (Powell, 1960)
49. Nosferatu: Phantom Der Nacht (Herzog, 1979)
48. Carnival of Souls (Harvey, 1962)
47. The Masque of Red Death (Corman, 1964)
46. The Wolf Man (Waggoner, 1941)
45. Hellraiser (Barker, 1987)
44. Cabin in the Woods (Goddard, 2012)
43. Onibaba (Shindo, 1964)
42. [REC] (Balaguero & Plaza, 2007)
41. Jacob's Ladder (Lyne, 1990)
40. Night of the Creeps (Dekker, 1986)
39. Don't Look Now (Roeg, 1973)
38. Kwaidan (Kobayashi, 1964)
37. Eraserhead (Lynch, 1977)
36. The Fog (Carpenter, 1980)
35. The Devil Rides Out (Fisher, 1968)
34. An American Werewolf in London (Landis, 1981)
33. Dead Ringers (Cronenberg, 1988)
32. Hausu (Obayashi, 1977)
31. Trick 'r Treat (Dougherty, 2007)
30. The Wicker Man (Hardy, 1973)
29. Cemetery Man (Soavi, 1994)
28. Zombi II (Fulci, 1979)
27. Freaks (Browning, 1932)
26. Frankenstein (Whale, 1931)
25. 28 Days Later (Boyle, 2002)
24. Let the Right One In (Alfredson, 2008)
23. The Haunting (Wise, 1963)
22. Day of the Dead (Romero, 1985)
21. Rosemary's Baby (Polanski, 1968)
20. Re-Animator (Gordon, 1985)
19. Suspiria (Argento, 1977)
18. Dead Alive (Jackson, 1992)
17. Evil Dead II (Raimi. 1987)
16. Return of the Living Dead (O'Bannon, 1985)
15. Halloween (Carpenter, 1978)
14. Army of Darkness (Raimi, 1993)
13. Bride of Frankenstein (Whale, 1935)
12. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Kaufman, 1978)
11. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Hooper, 1974)
10. Jaws (Spielberg, 1975)
9. The Shining (Kubrick, 1980)
8. Videodrome (Cronenberg, 1983)
7. Psycho (Hitchcock, 1960)
6. The Fly (Cronenberg, 1986)
5. Alien (Scott, 1979)
4. The Thing (Carpenter, 1982)
3. Dawn of the Dead (Romero, 1978)
2. Night of the Living Dead (Romero, 1968)
1. The Evil Dead (Raimi, 1981)

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Re: The Ratings Project: Top 100 Horror Films (2013) -- Your Lists
« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2013, 11:27:44 PM »
Going from my iCM list that they designate horror (plus Sixth Sense)...this'll have to do:

[Rec] (2007)
28 Days Later... (2002)
Antichrist (2009)
Final Destination (2000)
House of Usher (1960)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Jaws (1975)
La cabina (1972)
Let the Right One In (2008)
Psycho (1960)
Scream (1996)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Teeth (2007)
The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (1971)
The Addams Family (1991)
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
The Devil's Backbone (2001)
The Eighth Wonder (1933)
The Eye (2002)
The Frighteners (1996)
The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
The Others (2001)
The Shining (1997)
The Skin I Live In (2011)
Thriller (1983)
Tremors (1990)
Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)
Zombieland (2009)
1408 (2007)
28 Weeks Later (2007)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
Alien (1979)
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Bluebeard (2009)
Cropsey (2009)
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Eight Legged Freaks (2002)
Quartermass II (1957)
Event Horizon (1997)
Fido (2006)
Frankenstein (1931)
Gremlins (1984)
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
Paranormal Activity (2007)
Ravenous (1999)
Red State (2011)
Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)
Slither (2006)
Splice (2009)
Stir of Echoes (1999)
The Birds (1963)
The Children (2008)
The Descent (2005)
The House of the Yellow Carpet (1983)
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001)
The Mist (2007)
The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
The Purge (2013)
The Ring (2002)
The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
The Troll Hunter (2010)
The Wicker Man (1973)
The Witches (1990)
The Woman in Black (2012)
Them! (1954)
They Live (1988)
Vacancy (2007)
Wait Until Dark (1967)
Warm Bodies (2013)
Wasting Away (2007)
Sixth Sense (1999)
The Eye (2002)

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Re: The Ratings Project: Top 100 Horror Films (2013) -- Your Lists
« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2013, 11:45:33 PM »
The Terminator is pretty clearly a horror film (at least, if Jaws is).

I see why you can make the comparison since both are about people trying to survive a mindless killing machine. However, The Terminator's confrontations are all played for action while nearly all of Jaws' confrontations are played for scares and surprise (with a couple of moments of adventure).


LukeRobot, looking forward to your upcoming Shocktober picks. I remember you were really eclectic last year. Lot of overlap with our lists. Especially happy to see more support for The Changeling and Carnival of Souls.

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Re: The Ratings Project: Top 100 Horror Films (2013) -- Your Lists
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2013, 12:03:22 AM »
Interesting that The Terminator would stick in your craw here, 1SO. I always thought it was kind of accepted as being in the Alien mode (first movie=horror, second movie=action). But then you put Aliens at number 3 and I have no idea what's happening anymore.
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Re: The Ratings Project: Top 100 Horror Films (2013) -- Your Lists
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2013, 12:15:28 AM »
People easily forget that Aliens has creepy moments and scares a-plenty. They remember the action because once it kicks in the film becomes pretty relentless. (Though the last 20 minutes contain 2 of the biggest Horror Movie moments.)

I also remember you have a strange hate for Aliens that I will never understand.

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Re: The Ratings Project: Top 100 Horror Films (2013) -- Your Lists
« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2013, 08:37:03 AM »
Aliens definitely has the scares in there.  It terrified me as a kid.  And I would never argue against anyone's choice to call it a horror film.

I always have grandiose plans for October every year, being my favorite season and a perfect excuse to watch horror films, but I often fall short of my goal.  I am going to try to see at least one a day.  I am going to a 24-hour marathon at the end of the month, so that should certainly help.

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Re: The Ratings Project: Top 100 Horror Films (2013) -- Your Lists
« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2013, 11:00:35 AM »
I have a number of films here that are not considered a part of the traditional horror genre.  A number of them are considered comedy.  But I include films that either deal significantly with horror tropes or that truly terrified me or gave me a deep sense of dread.

Like it or not, here's my list, in no particular order:

Pan’s Labyrinth
Coraline
Barton Fink
Sunshine
United 93
The Prestige
A Page of Madness
Hunger
Ghostbusters
Shaun of the Dead
Planet Terror
The Night of the Hunter
Kanal
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Jacob’s Ladder
Videodrome
The Village
The Wicker Man (1973)
Misery
Creepshow
Twilight Zone: The Movie
From Dusk to Dawn
Funny Games
Paprika
The Happiness of the Katakuris
The Ring
Signs
The Orphanage
Monster House
ParaNorman
Alien
Aliens
Silence of the Lambs
Frankenstein (1931)
King Kong (1933)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
The Fly (1958)
The Fly (1986)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors
The Haunting
Young Frankenstein
Tremors
Tucker and Dale v. Evil
The World’s End
The Mist
The Devil’s Backbone
The Sixth Sense
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
The Blair Witch Project
Bug
The Shining
Gremlins
The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Thing (1982)
Zombieland
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Re: The Ratings Project: Top 100 Horror Films (2013) -- Your Lists
« Reply #28 on: September 21, 2013, 11:36:06 AM »
Here's my hastily compiled list.

1)Psycho (1960)
2)Mulholland Dr.
3)A Clockwork Orange
4)Straw Dogs
5)The Virgin Spring
6)The Shining
7)Jurassic Park
8)Aliens
9)M
10)Scream
11)Evil Dead II
12)Jaws
13)Re-Animator
14)The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
15)28 Days Later...
16)Carrie (1976)
17)The Night of the Hunter
18)Se7en
19)The Fly (1986)
20)Don't Look Now
21)Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
22)The Dead Zone
23)Vampyr
24)The Sixth Sense
25)The Silence of the Lambs
26)The Omen
27)The Nightmare on Elm Street
28)Alien
29)Targets
30)Deep Red
31)Eraserhead
32)The Vanishing (1988)
33)Frenzy
34)The Blair Witch Project
35)Onibaba
36)Saw
37)Cronos
38)Dawn of the Dead
39)The Exorcist
40)Rosemary's Baby
41)Night of the Living Dead
42)Halloween
43)Black Christmas
44)Peeping Tom
45)Predator
46)Bride of Frankenstein
47)Dressed to Kill
48)King Kong (1933)
49)Dracula (1931)
50)Misery
51)28 Weeks Later
52)Let the Right One In
53)The Thing (1982)
54)The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
55)Frankenstein (1931)
56)Duel
57)From Dusk til Dawn
58)Army of Darkness
59)They Live
60)The Invisible Man
61)Henry: Potarit of a Serial Killer
62)The Crow
63)Planet Terror
64)Gojira
65)The Wicker Man (1973)
66)Gremlins
67)Dead Alive
68)The Birds
69)Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
70)Repulsion
71)The Wolf Man (1941)
72)The Others
73)The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog
74)Videodrome
75)The Fog
76)Night of the Demon
77)Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
78)Kaidan
79)Scanners
80)The Blob (1958)
81)Shaun of the Dead
82)Cat People
83)The Unknown
84)Funny Games
85)The Ring (2002)
86)House of Wax
87)Drag Me to Hell
88)The Orphanage
89)Nosferatu the Vampyre
90)Eyes Without a Face
91)Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
92)It
93)Child's Play
94)The Thing from Another World
95)Poltergeist
96)An American Werewolf in London
97)Audition
98)Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
99)Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
100)A Tale of Two Sisters



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Re: The Ratings Project: Top 100 Horror Films (2013) -- Your Lists
« Reply #29 on: September 21, 2013, 04:06:47 PM »
If I go by my recorded viewings since 2003 and filter on IMDb by genre, I've seen less than 100 "Horror" films since then (98 to be exact). Only half of them have a rating assigned, and of those, only 13 are rated 7 or higher. So I guess I may be able to come up with about 25 list-worthy titles in the end.

 

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