Horror

Every horror movie I watch and rate positively, ranked.

I don't know that I would say horror movies are my favorite genre (I am more readily moved by feminist experimental documentaries about how traumatizing life is), but it is certainly the one I gravitate towards for sheer pleasure.

Though I do like being scared by a film, it's a rare occurrence. Not for lack of quality in these films, but just as a matter of course as someone who watches to analyze (which I love doing) more than to escape. Instead, I come to this genre because its conventions, its quirks, its sounds, its imagery are familiar like old friends. When they come with something new, it's a special delight,…

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    1

  • House

    2

  • StageFright: Aquarius

    3

  • The Seventh Victim

    4

  • Torso

    5

  • Witch's Cradle

    6

  • Kissed

    7

  • Night Tide

    8

  • Ginger Snaps

    9

  • The Woman Who Powders Herself

    10

  • Jonathan

    11

  • Suspiria

    12

  • Folies Meurtrières

    13

  • Dracula

    14

  • Halloween

    15

  • Four Flies on Grey Velvet

    16

  • Messiah of Evil

    17

  • Vampyros Lesbos

    18

  • The Fan

    19

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

    20

  • Blood and Black Lace

    21

  • Tombs of the Blind Dead

    22

  • Night of the Comet

    23

  • The Slumber Party Massacre

    24

  • The Grapes of Death

    25

  • Footprints

    26

  • The Blood on Satan's Claw

    27

  • The Red Queen Kills Seven Times

    28

  • Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny & Girly

    29

  • Night of the Living Dead

    30

  • Phantasm

    31

  • Alucarda

    32

  • I Bury the Living

    33

  • The Blood Spattered Bride

    34

  • Litan

    35

  • The Perfume of the Lady in Black

    36

  • Lucifer Rising

    37

  • Nightmare

    38

  • Seconds

    39

  • The Living Dead Girl

    40

  • Mirror Mirror

    41

  • The Strangeness

    42

  • The Shiver of the Vampires

    43

  • The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh

    44

  • The Reincarnation of Isabel

    45

  • The Town That Dreaded Sundown

    46

  • The Haunting

    47

  • Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key

    48

  • Cat People

    49

  • Prince of Darkness

    50

  • Dracula's Daughter

    51

  • The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

    52

  • Candyman

    53

  • Pieces

    54

  • Carnival of Souls

    55

  • Black Sunday

    56

  • The Vampire's Coffin

    57

  • Splatter: Naked Blood

    58

  • The Beyond

    59

  • Deep Red

    60

  • Terror in the Swamp

    61

  • The Blob

    62

  • The Innocents

    63

  • The Witches

    64

  • The Witch Who Came from the Sea

    65

  • The Deliberate Stranger

    66

  • The Revenge of Frankenstein

    67

  • Symptoms

    68

  • Hands of the Ripper

    69

  • Tenebre

    70

  • Humanoids from the Deep

    71

  • Black Christmas

    72

  • Fascination

    73

  • The Leopard Man

    74

  • Friday the 13th Part III

    75

  • Alice, Sweet Alice

    76

  • Mystics in Bali

    77

  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

    78

  • The Deadly Spawn

    79

  • The Red Spectre

    80

  • Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker

    81

  • Hospital Massacre

    82

  • The Thing

    83

  • The Bloodstained Shadow

    84

  • The Sadist

    85

  • Eyeball

    86

  • Jennifer's Body

    87

  • See No Evil: The Moors Murders

    88

  • Celia

    89

  • Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

    90

  • Pulse

    91

  • The Howling

    92

  • Possession

    93

  • Nekromantik

    94

  • Creature from the Black Lagoon

    95

  • The City of the Dead

    96

  • Son of Ingagi

    97

  • The Night of the Hunted

    98

  • Lake Nowhere

    99

  • Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

    100