Suspect's Top 50 Horror Films

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I figure I'd join in on the fun. Keep in mind there are still tons of horror films out there I've yet to see. Even...*gasp* some of the classics.

But, until then, here is a list of the 50 horror films I hold in high regard. I tried to keep them to horror as much as I could and leave out the horror comedy flicks. I believe 3 of those made it on my list.

Let's get this show on the road!!!



Suspects Top 50 Horror Films.


50

Friday the 13th (1980)



On Friday The 13th, They Began To Die Horribly, One......By One

A classic slasher flick for the ages. The killer is often mistaken in this film. People believe Jason is the killer in all the Friday flicks, he's not. His mother wields the knife in this one. The deaths were more 'gory' than the other slasher flicks of that time and this series has the biggest body count out of ALL the slashers out there.

Iconic horror film villain......or hero? I don't know about you guys, but I seem to root for Jason every time.



49

You're Next (2011)



Did you remember to lock your door?

I don't know if I wasn't expecting much from this home invasion flick, but it certainly got my attention. A great soundtrack (it's only one song, repeated throughout the film) great death scenes and a nice spin on the heroine victim gives You're Next enough memorable moments to make the list.

Despite an obvious twist, the film paces things out nicely and delivers exactly what the viewers wants each time. Not many people have seen it, so do yourself a favour and catch it.
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Not a fan of either film, but I'm looking forward to the rest of your list.
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I keep forgetting to watch Your Next. I'll try to get to that before the horror challenge is over.

I love the first two Friday the 13th movies. Some of the sequels I like too, but the first one is clearly the best with the second not far behind.



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I'm a big fan of what Friday the 13th did for horror movies, even if I never loved the movie itself.

I was disappointed in You're Next. I liked it ok, but it didn't stand out for me.
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I heard from many friends that I would not like "You're Next" and that was said about several other more current Horror films. I will take my friends advice and not watch it... One said I would be completely pissed off at the end.



In scifi slobs llist hr mentioned triangle as a horror movie it isnt , its a mystery thriller



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48

Dawn of the Dead (2004)



When there's no room in hell, the dead will walk the earth

Ladies and gentlemen, the introduction of Zack Snyder. Many people thought it was a mistake to remake one of the best horror films of all-time. Yet they did and they managed to pull it off.

Is it as good as the original? Nope. But as pure popcorn entertainment, this remake delivers. The big change is in the speed of the zombies, which some hate, some love. I can take it either way. The slow moving zombies are scarier, but it was refreshing to have an updated take on it after the success of 28 Days Later.

The opening sequence is still one of the best openings to a horror film. Then Johnny Cash comes in, topping it off. People were surprised and took notice to this new young director, who has gone on to tackle bigger things. This is one horror remake that I don't mind watching again and again.



47

Wrong Turn (2003)



It's the last one you'll ever take.

Wrong Turn has spawned several really cheap and terrible sequels. I think they're up to number 5 now? Anyways, I think this film is highly underrated. People seem to gloss over it thinking it's a cheap horror flick with no names and zero thrills. They are wrong. Wrong Turn is tense, thrilling and has no problem offing characters.

On top of that it has good make-up effects and never drags. It feels like a throwback to 70's and 80's horror.

I was really surprised by this flick and I will champion for it any time.



People seem to gloss over it thinking it's a cheap horror flick with no names and zero thrills.[/center]
No names? She's the only reason I was waiting for this film to come out.




They're both really good horror films, though. I was really surprised at how good the Dawn remake was. I adore the original and was fully expecting to hate it. However, after the reviews and seeing the trailer I thought I'd give it a go and it works very well.



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Two movies I like a lot. DotD is the best thing Snyder has done, I think. I haven't liked anything from him since.

The first Wrong Turn was a scary one. I might watch that tonight.



I agree with Godoggo that Dawn of the Dead is the best film that Snyder has made, but I'd still much rather watch the original.

With so many members making these top horror lists, I'm pretty sure you're the first to include Wrong Turn, so for that. It isn't great by any means, but I thought it accomplished what it set out to do and provided some effective thrills, excitement and gore.



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46

The Sixth Sense (1999)



I see dead people

This film changed movies. It's not the first film to incorporate twist endings, but so many films tried to copy the success after this one came out. Unfortunately for me I had the twist ruined for me before I saw the film. That did not impede my enjoyment of it though.

Willis gives a subtle performance and introduced us to Haley Joel Osment. It's one of four horror films to be nominated for best picture. The film makes you want to re-watch it immediately to try and pick up the clues and see if Shyamalan might have cheated anywhere. It works.



I don't really think of The Sixth Sense as a horror film. I can see why you'd call it that, but it feels more like "drama" to me if you had to put it in a simple category. Mainly because to me it feels like it feeds off people's interest in the supernatural/life-after-death thing. Kind of like Heaven Is For Real but spookier. To me, a horror movie needs to be more... something where the characters have to fear for their own lives. That they might die. And The Sixth Sense doesn't really do that. I suppose since it's a ghost movie, that's good enough to call it "horror" but ghosts are so... they're watered down. All ghosts seem to do is make you afraid. It's so stupid. I want a ghost movie where ghosts walk around and the living people are like, "GET THE F**K OUT OF MY HOUSE!" You know, stick some ghosts in a sassy black lady's home. Her movie won't be considered "horror."

Madea's Haunted House. There's an idea.



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I can see The Sixth Sense being called a horror movie, but it certainly transcends the genre.

The first time I saw it was in Las Vegas. We watched it in the hotel room and then went downstairs to the casino. I didn't think I was scared but then I went into the bathroom and that line came back to me about the hairs standing up on the back of your neck and I freaked. I've never ran out of a bathroom so fast in my life.

It's a fantastic movie. I love when new people get to see it that don't know the twist. The twist doesn't make the movie though; the great story telling and spot on performances do.



I don't really think of The Sixth Sense as a horror film. I can see why you'd call it that, but it feels more like "drama" to me if you had to put it in a simple category. Mainly because to me it feels like it feeds off people's interest in the supernatural/life-after-death thing. Kind of like Heaven Is For Real but spookier. To me, a horror movie needs to be more... something where the characters have to fear for their own lives. That they might die. And The Sixth Sense doesn't really do that. I suppose since it's a ghost movie, that's good enough to call it "horror" but ghosts are so... they're watered down. All ghosts seem to do is make you afraid. It's so stupid. I want a ghost movie where ghosts walk around and the living people are like, "GET THE F**K OUT OF MY HOUSE!" You know, stick some ghosts in a sassy black lady's home. Her movie won't be considered "horror."

Madea's Haunted House. There's an idea.
I'm sure you have, but have you seen 13 Ghosts? The remake, of course.

I'm completely with SC on this as horror, though. It never occured to me that it was until I lent it to my grandma. I asked her what she thought and she starting going on about how scary it was, that she didn't like it and I know that she doesn't like horror films. I was completely confused.

I also agree with Godoggo about the power of this film being in the storytelling and performances more than the twist, too. I had this figured out almost straight away. However, as it went on, the film convinced me I was wrong and it wasn't until the restaurant scene that it clicked and I thought I was right in the first place. I don't think I've seen this since it came out and I've only seen it twice, but I'm guessing that it'll still hold up today.



I'm sure you have, but have you seen 13 Ghosts? The remake, of course.
Most of it. Years ago. It was a "meh" film to me. Didn't hate it, didn't love it.