Top 100 Horror Films

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Yeah, the internet LOVES lists, so I made one : Captain Midnight’s Top 100 Horror Films.  The criteria? I ranked them according to importance to the genre, how much I personally like them, and re-watchability.  Feel free to correct me, argue and nominate your own suggestions.

1. The Exorcist
2. The Bride of Frankenstein
3. The Haunting (1963)
4. Frankenstein (1931)
5. Dracula (1931)
6. Rosemary’s Baby
7. The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920)
8. Nosferatu (1921)
9. King Kong (1932)
10. Gojira
11. Jaws
12. Psycho (1960)
13. Dead of Night
14  Phantom of the Opera (1925)
15. The Wolf Man (1941)
16. Metropolis
17. War of the Worlds (1953)
18. The Raven (1963)
19. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
20. The Last Man on Earth (1964)
21. Island of Lost Souls (1932)
22.The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
24. Let the Right One In
25. The Thing (1982)
26. Black Christmas (1974)
27. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
28. The Mummy (1932)
29. The Curse of Frankenstein
30. The Invisible Man
31. The Mummy (1959)
22. The Old Dark House (1932)
33. Horror of Dracula
34. I Sell The Dead
35. Cat People (1942)
36. Martin
37. The Body Snatcher
38. White Zombie
39. To the Devil a Daughter
40. Shaun of the Dead
41. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
42. Black Sunday
43. Son of Frankenstein
43. Masque of the Red Death
44. Werewolf of London
45. The Devil’s Backbone
46. Creature from the Black Lagoon
47. She
48. The Fly (1986)
49. House on Haunted Hill (1959)
50. Freaks
51. Silence of the Lambs
52. I Walked with a Zombie
53. Trick r Treat
54. An American Werewolf in London
55. Alien
56. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
57. Evil Dead
58. Tremors
59. Ginger Snaps
60. Night of the Demon (1957)
61. Carrie
62. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)
63. Mark of the Vampire (1935)
64. House of Wax (1953)
65. Phantom of the Opera (1962)
66. The Shining (1980)
67. The Innocents (1963)
68. Poltergeist
69. Comedy of Terrors
70. Halloween (1978)
71. Them!
72. Lo
73. Black Sheep
74. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
75. Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer
76. Re-Animator
77. Shaun of the Dead
78. Shadow of the Vampire
79. The Company of Wolves
80. Dracula (1992)
81. Return of the Living Dead
82. The Serpent and the Rainbow
83. The Bad Seed
84. Ravenous
85. Burnt Offerings
86. The Golem
87. The Flesh and the Fiends
88. Blair Witch Project
89. The Sixth Sense
90. Ghost Story
91. Gargoyles
92. Bride of Re-Animator
93. The Howling
94. The Omen (1976)
95. Paranormal Activity
96. Pontypool
97. Interview with a Vampire
98. Sugar Hill
98. Creepshow
99. A Nightmare on Elm Street
100. Night Watch (1971)

2 Responses to “Top 100 Horror Films”

  • docgamester:

    It’s difficult to argue against these films having a place in the top 100, but how come there are two entries for “The Old Dark House” (number 22 (which appears twice) and number 40)? Is one a silent movie version, or a later remake?

    You must have made some tough decisions in ranking these gems! I’m not sure I could do it myself. Good job!

  • Captain Midnight:

    Good catch! The short answer is: Cos I’m an idiot 😀 Forty is Shaun of the Dead.

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