1. Rich Woods says

    This makes me think that I haven’t been paying enough attention to horror films in the last five years as I did in the first…

  2. Colin J says

    Where was The Abominable Dr Phibes? I was hanging out for that one. Or The Keep, or Quatermass and the Pit, or The Wicker Man (the proper version) or any of a dozen Hammer Horror classics.

    There are some good films out there.

  3. mudpuddles says

    For some reason I can’t figure out I’ve recently taken an interest in this genre which I didn’t really have before, and I’ve been watching movies on the Rotten Tomatoes list of top 100 horror movies, one each evening. I’d seen a number of them already over the years (Jaws is my a favourite of mine which increased my love of the ocean), but most I had not heard of or had ignored, even though I have been going to the cinema on average once per week for the past 20 years. There are some really great films on that list and in the video in PZ’s post.

  4. Larry says

    How could they have left off the 1966 movie Manos: The Hands of Fate? At the beginning, it has a 9 minute driving scene with absolutely no dialog nor action of any kind. If that isn’t horror, I don’t know what is!

  5. magistramarla says

    I didn’t have any desire to watch the video, but just wanted to mention the horror film that turned me off of all horror films.
    It was 1976 and I was pregnant with our first child. My husband took me to see the Halloween films that were playing at our college theater. The film “It’s Alive!” horrified and nauseated me, and I have never managed to sit through another horror film since.

  6. nematoady says

    With one choice for each year, I understand choosing “Dracula” over “M” for 1931 and “The Exorcist” over “Don’t Look Now” for 1973, though in each case the latter seemed a lot scarier to me. “But why not 1967’s “Wait Until Dark”, perhaps Audrey Hepburn’s best role? Oh well, lots of good things out there to peruse. I imagine the scariest film of all would be 2017’s Trump Inauguration Speech.

  7. antigone10 says

    Horror’s not my bag (I don’t enjoy insomnia) but even I could tell that some of these movies were not, in fact, horror. Abbot and Castello jumps out, but Alien would be better placed in the science fiction genre.

  8. rietpluim says

    Though I can admire the skills with which some horror movies are made (The Shining comes to mind) they never really caught me. The only horror movie I really liked was Planet Terror, but that one was so over the top it looked like satire.