Quite simply Good, Very Good or Great Horror Films/TV series that any horror fan should see.by jonnyhiboy | created - 14 Apr 2012 | updated - 01 Jul 2014 | Public
Please comment on these as i would really like to know if others agree or disagree. I would comment on them singly , but there's too many to go through. I'm doing this basically to prove a point. All them people who say there aren't any good horror movies out there, are either not looking hard enough or just don't like them because of being too squeamish. They are not in order.
I thought the original Last House on the Left was terrible and I Spit On Your Grave, the original will be similar so i refuse to watch it. The Human Centipede i did not know what to think of it, it was certainly nowhere near as disturbing as people make out. I hated the original A Nightmare on Elm Street, thought it was a joke. I'm not sure about seeing the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the remake was very solid indeed, surprisingly. Scream 3 was inbetween good and very good, but a bit lousy with the deaths and writing.
I'm not sure about the Paranormal Activity franchise, although PA2 has some more than decent scares. Blade Trinity i actually found to be underrated, because the previous two were so good, not enough to be on any best horror list though and it took a more actiony approach. I found The Thing(with Kurt Russell) to be extremely overrated, dull and boring - the prequel was far better. I didn't like Evil Dead 3, and Carrie was absolutely terrible. You have your films that are bad not terrible - The Devil Inside, Intruders and The Uninvited. Then you have your terrible films you question even exist, like Final Destination 4, Survival of the Dead and Unborn.
I still intend to see The Hills Have Eyes, The Crazies, The Exorcist originals, Child's Play, Oldboy(horror?), Cold Prey 3, Saint, House at the End of the Street, Detention, Killer Joe, ATM, Pitch Black, Underworld Awakening, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Rite, Frailty, The Wolfman, The Changeling, In the Mouth of Madness, Jaws, Suspiria, Horseman, Outpost, Angel, Buffy, Charmed, Supernatural, American Horror Story and of course the Alien films. I may make additions to the list if i think of more titles and the titles that are included can be a mix of genres. I've changed the list now to include 'good' titles as well.
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1. The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
R | 95 min | Horror
Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods.
Votes: 347,934 | Gross: $42.07M
2. Jeepers Creepers (2001)
R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery
A brother and sister driving home through isolated countryside for spring break encounter a flesh-eating creature which is in the midst of its ritualistic eating spree.
Votes: 104,853 | Gross: $37.90M
3. Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003)
R | 104 min | Horror
Set a few days after the original, a championship basketball team's bus is attacked by The Creeper, the winged, flesh-eating terror, on the last day of his 23-day feeding frenzy.
Votes: 55,377 | Gross: $35.67M
4. Scream (1996)
R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery
A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.
Votes: 268,610 | Gross: $103.05M
5. Scream 2 (1997)
R | 120 min | Horror, Mystery
Two years after the first series of murders, as Sydney acclimates to college life, someone donning the Ghostface costume begins a new string of killings.
Votes: 148,130 | Gross: $101.36M
6. Scream 4 (2011)
R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery
Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer.
Votes: 121,169 | Gross: $38.18M
7. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Horror
Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in a truck stop populated by vampires, with chaotic results.
Votes: 269,662 | Gross: $25.75M
8. Species (1995)
R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A group of scientists try to track down and trap a killer alien seductress before she successfully mates with a human.
Votes: 70,563 | Gross: $60.07M
9. Drag Me to Hell (2009)
PG-13 | 99 min | Horror, Thriller
A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.
Votes: 180,077 | Gross: $42.10M
11. Battle Royale (2000)
Not Rated | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.
12. Misery (1990)
R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller
After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.
Votes: 169,679 | Gross: $61.28M
13. Resident Evil (2002)
R | 100 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A special military unit fights a powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident.
Votes: 235,598 | Gross: $40.12M
14. Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
While still out to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation, Alice joins a group of survivors living in a prison surrounded by the infected who also want to relocate to the mysterious but supposedly unharmed safe haven known only as Arcadia.
Votes: 155,524 | Gross: $60.13M
15. Piranha 3D (2010)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror
After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents.
Votes: 82,749 | Gross: $25.00M
17. The Last House on the Left (2009)
R | 110 min | Horror, Thriller
After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging to the parents of one of the victims: a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics.
Votes: 80,895 | Gross: $32.75M
18. Vacancy (2007)
R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller
A married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and finds hidden video cameras in their room. They soon realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film.
Votes: 90,761 | Gross: $19.36M
19. Turistas (2006)
R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A group of young backpackers' vacation turns sour when a bus accident leaves them marooned in a remote Brazilian rural area that holds an ominous secret.
Votes: 34,674 | Gross: $7.03M
22. Jennifer's Body (2009)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Horror
A newly possessed high school cheerleader turns into a succubus who specializes in killing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?
Votes: 108,609 | Gross: $16.20M
23. The Awakening (I) (2011)
R | 102 min | Horror, Thriller
In 1921, England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. Everything she believes unravels as the 'missing' begin to show themselves.
24. The Raven (I) (2012)
R | 110 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
When a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's works, a young Baltimore detective joins forces with Poe to stop him from making his stories a reality.
Votes: 80,315 | Gross: $16.01M
25. Halloween (1978)
R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller
Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.
Votes: 213,788 | Gross: $47.00M
26. Halloween II (1981)
R | 92 min | Horror
While Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt for Michael Myers, a traumatized Laurie is rushed to hospital, and the serial killer is not far behind her.
Votes: 69,334 | Gross: $25.53M
27. Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
R | 86 min | Horror, Thriller
Laurie Strode, now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, must battle the Shape one last time, as the life of her own son hangs in the balance.
Votes: 62,774 | Gross: $55.04M
28. Ginger Snaps (2000)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Two death-obsessed sisters, outcasts in their suburban neighborhood, must deal with the tragic consequences when one of them is bitten by a deadly werewolf.
Votes: 39,200 | Gross: $0.00M
29. Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004)
R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller
Ginger's sister Brigitte, now a werewolf herself, must try to find a cure for her blood lust before the next full moon while hiding out in a rehab clinic from a relentless werewolf.
30. REC (2007)
R | 78 min | Action, Horror, Mystery
A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.
31. [Rec] 2 (2009)
R | 85 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery
In order to ascertain the current situation inside, a supposed medical officer and a GEO team step into the quarantined and ill-fated apartment building.
Votes: 65,229 | Gross: $0.03M
32. The Chaser (2008)
Not Rated | 125 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A disgraced ex-policeman who runs a small ring of prostitutes finds himself in a race against time when one of his women goes missing.
34. Martyrs (2008)
R | 99 min | Horror
A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.
35. Inside (2007)
R | 82 min | Horror
Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.
36. High Tension (2003)
R | 91 min | Horror
Best friends Marie and Alexia decide to spend a quiet weekend at Alexia's parents' secluded farmhouse. But on the night of their arrival, the girls' idyllic getaway turns into an endless night of horror.
Votes: 64,258 | Gross: $3.68M
39. Chronicle (2012)
PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.
Votes: 232,048 | Gross: $64.58M
41. 28 Days Later... (2002)
R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.
Votes: 352,592 | Gross: $45.06M
42. 28 Weeks Later (2007)
R | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes according to plan.
Votes: 245,882 | Gross: $28.64M
44. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
R | 98 min | Horror
After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding loon and his family of equally psychopathic killers.
Votes: 125,004 | Gross: $80.57M
45. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
The spectre of a disfigured man haunts the children of the parents who murdered him, stalking and killing them in their dreams.
Votes: 87,445 | Gross: $63.08M
46. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
R | 101 min | Action, Horror