Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Writer Will Take Your Questions Now (#252) -- Halloween Horror Goodness

Since you're a huge horror movie buff, what are 
the horror flicks that absolutely shouldn't be missed?

I'm glad you asked. I'll even break 'em down by categories to make it easy for you. Some old, some new, some family friend, some not so family friendly, some for newbies, and some for seasoned horror fans.

It's a big list, so you may want to take notes.

Ghost Stories/Haunted House Stories
The Haunting (1963) -- Still the greatest haunted house movie ever
Ju-On
Ghost Story
The Maid
The Ghost of Mae Nak
The Devil's Backbone
El Orphanato
The Others
Thir13en Ghosts (remake)
The Baby's Room
Darkness
The Dark
The Innocents
Lake Mungo
Session 9
The Fog (original)
The Messengers
Dead Silence
The Legend of Hell House
The Pit and the Pendulum

Zombies
Night of the Living Dead
Make-Out With Violence
Dead Girl
Dance of the Dead (2008)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
28 Days Later
Braindead
Dead Snow
Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things
White Zombie
Re-Animator
Plague of the Zombies
Shaun of the Dead
Zombi II

Mummies
The Mummy (1932)
The Mummy's Hand
The Mummy's Tomb 
Blood from the Mummy's Tomb
Tombs of the Blind Dead
Night of the Seagulls
Bubba Ho-Tep

Slashers/Serial Killers
Tucker and Dale Versus Evil
Twitch of the Death Nerve
Friday the 13th Part II
Baron Blood
The Burning
Trick or Treat
The Devil's Rejects
The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
Il Fantasma dell'Opera
Halloween (John Carpenter)
Deep Red
Stage Fright (1987)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (original)
The Shining
Hatchet
And Soon the Darkness
Audition
The Strangers
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original) 

Supernatural
Rosemary's Baby
Suspiria
Inferno
The Ring
A Tale of Two Sisters
Silent Hill
Dagon
The Evil Dead
The Corpse Bride
From Beyond
The House of the Devil
Satan's Little Helper
Candyman
The Wicker Man (original)
The Dunwich Horror
Carrie
The Terror
Lisa and the Devil
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch II
Waxworks
Let's Scare Jessica to Death
Black Sunday
Black Sabbath

Vampires
From Dusk Till Dawn
Forsaken
Dracula (Spanish Version)
30 Days of Night
Let the Right One In
Nightwatch
Chronos
Shadow of the Vampire
Dracula
Nosferatu 
Prey
Salem's Lot (TV version)
The Night Stalker
Near Dark

Werewolves
An American Werewolf in London
Howling 5: The Rebirth
Howling 1
The Wolf Man (remake)
The Wolf Man (original)
Ginger Snaps Back
Dog Soldiers
Cursed
Blood and Chocolate 
Werewolf in a Girl's Dormitory
Werewolf of London

Frankenstein Stories
Deadly Friend
Spliced
The Bride of Frankenstein
The Bride
Frankenstein Created Woman
Lady Frankenstein
Edward Scissorhands
May
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Comedies
Monster Squad
Feast
Black Sheep
Ghostbusters
Fido
Eight-Legged Freaks
The Cottage
Botched
Young Frankenstein
Trailer Park of Terror
Transylvania 6-5000
Saturday the 14th
Mad Monster Party
Doghouse
Little Shop of Horrors (musical)
Zombieland 

Creature Features
The Host
The Thing (John Carpenter)
Cloverfield
Pitch Black
Virus
Jaws
Deep Blue Sea
Day of the Triffids
Cat People (original)
Cat People (remake)
The Descent
The Burrowers
Alien
Aliens
Creature from the Black Lagoon
Troll Hunter
The Island of Lost Souls
Pan's Labyrinth
Night of the Creeps
Slither

The Birds
Chaws
Phenomena/Creepers
The Reptile
Piranha (remake)
Shark Night
Humanoids from the Deep


Jeckyll & Hyde
Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
Dr. Jeckyll and Sister Hyde
Psycho
Altered States

Weird Flicks
Tourist Trap
Bad Taste
Videodrome
Scanners
Teeth
Jacob's Ladder
Gothic
Freaks
Christine
Trilogy of Terror
Attack of the Puppet People
Spiral
Donnie Darko
The Phantom of the Paradise