There are two types of people in the world - those who don't love horror, and me. I don't need to clarify for anyone here that I'm a horror fanatic as if you visited this club or my profile ever, you'd know how much I love the genre. It is my favorite genre, no contest and it has been since I was 8 years old. Maybe even before that, but that's the age I remember becoming obsessed
. So in all those years, I have seen a LOT of horror movies and I have also had many years to collect them.
I realized I have not done one of these articles in 8 years, and some of my favorites have changed. In that time I became a Friday the 13th uber (a joke for all F13 fans out there) fangirl and it is necessary for me to publish a new list.
These are MY favorite horror movies. Mine. Not yours. Do not take my rankings personal.
Better Watch Out
This might move out of my favorites later, but it's still fresh in my mind and I think about it often even though I've only seen it once. It was...very disturbing but extremely well done.
Normally, movies like this would bore me as it's kind of slow paced but I think it was ahead of its time. It has some truly chilling imagery as well.
I mean, who hasn't played 'light as a feather, stiff as a board'? It gets a little hokey at the end, but the rest of the journey is pretty awesome.
Happy Birthday to Me
Okay, I admit to first being attracted to this movie because of the incredible poster. But I also love 80s horror, and this one has a fun and unique twist with some innovative (for the time) deaths.
From the opening club bloodbath, I was hooked. Literally. I screamed at my father for interrupting me as I was watching it for the first time. And Blade is truly an iconic character.
Mostly, I like fun and mindless slashers but I will occasionally get deep and really love something as off the wall as this. I was just very drawn to it, and the characters were interesting.
Interesting story, gorgeous imagery, stellar cast...there's nothing more to say.
While I love 2 and 5 also for just being stupid fun, I think one is excellent for being a fun yet serious slasher. It's a little more realistic and "scary" than the rest of the series, with still characters you care about and good deaths.
It might not be the best movie, but it's fun. Usually any movie (not just horror) taking place in a high rise, I'm immediately interested in. This one utilizes the high rise and adds in a slasher. I'm sold!
A fun little Friday the 13th wannabe with an incredibly awesome twist, which quite frankly is the only reason it's here. The rest of the series is unfortunately dreadful, but this one is still great.
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
The only black and white horror on this list, and maybe one of the few I actually like. I typically find b&w's difficult to sit through but this one stands apart as the best among them.
Freddy vs Jason
I've seen this movie about 3 dozen times and it's more fun with each watch. I love Freddy, I LOVE Jason and I can't NOT love this movie. It's a typical horror fans wet dream (pun intended).
Wow! I just love a movie that has an unapologetic amount of gore, and this is one of them. That opening scene is one of the best of the genre and the ending is quite awesome also.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space
I only just saw this recently, shame on me. I can see why it's a cult classic. Who doesn't like killer clowns that ultimately just love to eat so they kill people with popcorn and cotton candy to make the humans taste better? I mean, I don't want to know anyone who doesn't like this premise.
Bordello of Blood
A+ cast, A+ humor, A+++++ sexy villainess and my beloved Crypt Keeper! Instant winner.
The Final Destination
Yes, I know...and I don't care. It's a fun ride and has the most terrifying death (Hunt) of the franchise.
Laid to Rest
This movie has everything going for it. I'm usually drawn to B movie slashers set in a small town, and this was no exception. Chromeskull is an awesome villain, and the deaths are out of this world awesome.
This is also another movie I saw only recently, and again shame on me. I was struck by how dark it is in terms of mood, I liked Kirsty a lot, and the premise is very unique.
Halloween 2 (1981)
The second best film in this truthfully slightly above average franchise. It stays more true to the slasher premise than the rest of the series, and has some great kills.
Pacing is everything for this movie. It's very atmospheric and relies on more psychological terror than physical. Sometimes it's not done right, but this time it was. No matter how many times I've seen it, it doesn't lose its appeal and sets me on edge. It deserves a sequel, but then given the ending it doesn't actually NEED one as it could possibly ruin everything. Still, a great movie.