Saturday, August 20, 2011

Top 25 Horror Movies

I didn't realize I forgot to post something yesterday but I haven't seen a movie since Wednesday. Yeah, I might see a movie today or two. Anyway, I was looking at my last post about The Woman in Black - a soon-to-be released horror/thriller/drama movie. And that got me thinking. I mentioned I saw the play 2 decades ago and it really scared me. Why? Well, take a look at the first genre associated with this film. Not my favorite genre. I don't usually like to watch horror films mainly because I am a chicken - big time - when it comes to the macabre.

I use that last word because for a long time Stephen King was my favorite author and he is always described as the king of the macabre, right? Someone recently reminding me of that when he wrote about him on his blog. I devoured his books in my 20's. So, I ask myself why don't I like to watch horror movies but loved reading Stephen King novels? Well, first his novels usually aren't all blood and guts like the adaptions Hollywood have done from his books. Also, for some reason none of his books scared me. Well, Pet Sematary did a little. Oh wait, It terrified me. Well, it was all about childhood fears! I remember I could only read it during the daylight; and once I didn't notice twilight came and went. Yep, that night I slept with the light on. I was 20 years old - big chicken. Ok, enough about me.

I now feel compelled to share with you the top 25 Horror movies. I wonder how many I was actually able to sit through...

25. Friday the 13th (1980)
24. Scream
23. Dracula (1931)
22. The Haunting
21. The Blair Witch Project
20. Suspira
19. Let the Right One In
18. An American Werewolf in London
17. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
16. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
15. The Thing
14. The Fly (1986)
13. Poltergeist
12. The Ring
11. Halloween
10. Night of the Living Dead
9. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
8. Rosemary's Baby
7. Bride of Frankenstein
6. The Shining
5. Silence of the Lambs
4. Alien
3. Jaws
2. Psycho
1. The Exorcist

After reading this list I discovered something - the fact that I saw a lot of these when I was way too young might be my problem. Also, so many of these have altered my many...yep, big chicken - that is me!

I found this list at IGN movies


Bill Friday said...

Forget IGN. I would love to read your personal "Top 10 Movies I Watched Through My Fingers" list.

Tired of Previews said...

Oh that's easy - the only ones I didn't see on here was Suspira or the there's my top 23 list. But I could add in The Omen and Aliens in there to get back up to 25. Thanks!

But the better post might be how some of them changed my life - FOREVER!