Top 35 Horror Movies To See Before You Die!

(THESE ARE IN-ORDER) and This isn't your ordinary list, were the Top 3 contain Halloween, The Shining, and The Excorsist, the next 2 being Alfred Hitchcock films, and then followed by Night of the Living Dead. THATS EVERYONES LIST. Well this is my actual opinion, and Im not going to have the same list as everyone else to avoid getting *beep* on. Here they are..the hardest list I've ever made..
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1.
Army of Darkness (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home. (81 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ Some people may not see this as horror, but it is part of the biggest horror trilogies ever, and inmy opinion, my favorite horror movie! Ash is the man! ” - jrdbabcock
 
2.
The Thing (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A research facility in Antarctica comes across an alien force that can become anything it touches with 100% accuracy. The members must now find out who's human and who's not before it's too late. (109 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ John Carpenter's best piece of work, this is an absolutely amazing remake. Kurt Russell and the rest of the cast make this movie. Insanely creepy. ” - jrdbabcock
 
3.
Fright Night (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
When a teenager learns that his next door neighbour is a vampire, no one will believe him. (106 mins.)
Director: Tom Holland
“ Such a creepy movie, all thanks to Chris Sarandon. This is my favorite Vampire Film, but it is close between this and The Lost Boys. Evil Ed is what wins it though. What an amazing character! ” - jrdbabcock
 
4.
The Lost Boys (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires. (97 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
“ An amazing Vampire film. The Frog brothers are two badass dudes, along with Corey Haim (RIP). Feldman pulls this one to the top of my list. ” - jrdbabcock
 
5.
Re-Animator (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus. (105 mins.)
Director: Stuart Gordon
“ Dr. Herbert West, played by an amazing and highly talented Jeffrey Combs, is easily my favorite Horror Icon. He makes this Zombie-flick. ” - jrdbabcock
 
6.
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall. (127 mins.)
“ Romero's Best piece of work, and much better than Night of the Living Dead. This is a top contender on many people's lists. ” - jrdbabcock
 
7.
Scream (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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. (111 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
“ This is my favorite slasher. Now thats tough to say with so many slasher icons out there such as Voorhees, Kreuger, Meyers and Leatherface, but Wes Craven has created one of the most intense films Ive ever seen with this one. The best opener in any Horror films by far! ” - jrdbabcock
 
8.
Evil Dead II (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holes up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack. (84 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ Better sequal to the original, Ash is back at it again. He is the man! ” - jrdbabcock
 
9.
It (1990 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown. (192 mins.)
“ Best TV movie Ive ever seen. Split into 2 parts, I really love this film. Shows the lives of these kids getting taunted by this evil clown, and the second part is them getting taunted as adults. My favorite Stephen King Book-to-Movie. ” - jrdbabcock
 
10.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town. (88 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chiodo
“ If your comment it is going to be, "That movie is a piece of crap..", heres my simple response; "You're a piece of crap." This is a B-Movie god! ” - jrdbabcock
 
11.
Critters (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A race of small, furry aliens make lunch out of the locals in a farming town. (82 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
“ Another amazing B-Movie. If you enjoy the genre, check this one out. Also has 3 sequals. The 2nd one is pretty good, not so much the 3rd, and the 4th almost made this list. ” - jrdbabcock
 
12.
The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies. (91 mins.)
Director: Dan O'Bannon
“ A spoof off of the classic Night of the Living Dead, this is a zombie film mixed with a tad bit of comedy, but unlike Zombieland, its not afraid to kill off a couple of teenagers.. ” - jrdbabcock
 
13.
Child's Play (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A single mother gives her son a much sought after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer. (87 mins.)
Director: Tom Holland
“ Chucky; Love the guy. I really enjoy this film, and it always scared the shit out of me as a kid. He's so small you can never find the little bastard until *Stab*, its all over.. Some strong horror elments in this movie. ” - jrdbabcock
 
14.
They Live (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth. (94 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ "And Im all out of Bubblegum.." -A true classic, created by the man, and my all-time favorite director, John Carpenter. ” - jrdbabcock
 
15.
The Blob (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Remake of the 1958 sci-fi horror classic about a deadly blob from another planet which consumes everything in its path. Teenagers attempt without success to warn the townspeople, who refuse to take them seriously. (95 mins.)
Director: Chuck Russell
“ This movie is actually really scary. One of the scarier ones on this list. Very greusome deaths in this movie, as well as killing off a 12 year-old. A really good remake. ” - jrdbabcock
 
16.
Doomsday (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A futuristic action thriller where a team of people work to prevent a disaster threatening the future of the human race. (108 mins.)
Director: Neil Marshall
“ Best post-apoctolyptic film Ive seen. Another film that gets alot of shit, but damn, I really do love this movie. Its different...yeah, different. Check it out. ” - jrdbabcock
 
17.
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall. (101 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
“ Best remake that Ive recently sat through. People shit on this one, but I think it was done well. If you like this remake of Romero's Dawn of the Dead, check out Tom Savini's remake of the classic Night of the Living Dead. All of these are featured in my Top 15 Zombie Films. ” - jrdbabcock
 
18.
The Shining (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. (146 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ A true classic. Have to give it up for Jack Nicholson on an outstanding performance. His character was a work of art when it comes to acting. ” - jrdbabcock
 
19.
Predator (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior. (107 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ May be considered as Sci-Fi, but who cares. The cast is outstanding, and some memorable one-liners. If you like this one check out the sequal, which I think lacks Horror, but still lives up to the Predator name. ” - jrdbabcock
 
20.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A psychiatrist familiar with knife-wielding dream demon Freddy Krueger helps teens at a mental hospital battle the killer who is invading their dreams. (96 mins.)
Director: Chuck Russell
“ Another better than the original film. I always wondered how this one could have possibly beat out the original. A few years back though, I found out that Wes Craven wrote the story, so It all made sence then. The best Nightmare sequal, and best one overall. ” - jrdbabcock
 
21.
Day of the Dead (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies. (96 mins.)
“ Another Romero classic. Somemore gruesome deaths in this movie. ” - jrdbabcock
 
22.
Bride of Re-Animator (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Doctors Herbert West and Dan Cain discover the secret to creating human life and proceed to create a perfect woman from dead tissue. (96 mins.)
Director: Brian Yuzna
“ A very good sequal to the outstanding original Re-Animator. It had alot to live up to, and even though it fell short, still had stellar performances from Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott and Kathleen Kinmont. ” - jrdbabcock
 
23.
Silver Bullet (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A werewolf terrorizes a small city where lives the paralytic Marty Coslaw, his uncle, and his sister, the story's narrator. (95 mins.)
Director: Daniel Attias
“ My favorite Werewolf flick, which isn't tough to say, because I'm not overly impressed with this sub-genre. A great movie though, and Corey Haim (RIP) has a great performance as a young boy in a wheelchair trying to escape death from a priest whos a Werewolf. ” - jrdbabcock
 
24.
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists. (97 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ Another great Werewolf film. This has some great performances, and creepy atmosphere to make this movie what it was. This is in some people's opinion's, the best Werewolf movie. ” - jrdbabcock
 
25.
Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Having revived from his wound, Jason Voorhees takes refuge at a cabin near Crystal Lake. As a group of co-eds arrive for their vacation, Jason continues his killing spree. (95 mins.)
Director: Steve Miner
“ My favorite of the Friday the 13th Series, which I felt was good, but none really grabbed my attention. This is his first of the series were he find the trademark hockey mask. A great film, and awful attempt at 3D. ” - jrdbabcock
 
26.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion. (115 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
“ Another good remake, as Ive just noticed that I have quite a few remakes on my list. This is a good one though, some creepy scenes, and alot of deaths. ” - jrdbabcock
 
27.
Nightbreed (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A troubled young man is drawn to a mythical place called Midian where a variety of monsters are hiding from humanity. (102 mins.)
Director: Clive Barker
“ It speaks for its self, check it out. Really an interesting Horror film. ” - jrdbabcock
 
28.
Dead Alive (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors. (104 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ Who would have thought Peter Jackson would be behidn this gorefest? If you want gore, this is the goriest! ” - jrdbabcock
 
29.
The Fly (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong. (96 mins.)
“ An interesting plot, and amazingly directed by Jeff Goldblum. This is another classic remake. ” - jrdbabcock
 
30.
Cemetery Man (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A cemetery man must kill the dead a second time when they become zombies. (105 mins.)
Director: Michele Soavi
“ This movie is nuts! Its featured on my Top 15 Zombie Film. So many memorable scenes. Another one I urge you to check out. ” - jrdbabcock
 
31.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep. (91 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
“ The classic that began the reign of Freddy Kreuger, a true Horror Icon. Amazing performances by Robert Englund as Freddy, Heather Langenkamp, and a young Johhny Deph. Also check out parts 2 and 4, and of course the best, Part 3. ” - jrdbabcock
 
32.
Cat's Eye (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A stray cat is the linking element of three tales of suspense and horror. (94 mins.)
Director: Lewis Teague
“ Another Stephen King adaptation. James Woods and a young Drew Berrymore give some pretty good performances. I really enjoy this though. Its a compiliation of 3 stories that are seen throught the eye of a cat. Good film. ” - jrdbabcock
 
33.
The Gate (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Kids, left home alone, accidentally unleashes a horde of malevolent, pint-sized demons from a mysterious hole in their suburban backyard. (85 mins.)
Director: Tibor Takacs
“ A pretty good film, and usually is overlooked by many. Check it out, a really good 80's horror film. ” - jrdbabcock
 
34.
Child's Play 3 (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Chucky, the doll possessed by a serial killer, returns for revenge against Andy, the young boy who defeated him and who has since become a teenager. (90 mins.)
Director: Jack Bender
“ A little bit better than the 2nd, which is also very good. People give this movie alot of shit, but I liked the story. The first three are a pretty strong trilogy. ” - jrdbabcock
 
35.
Child's Play 2 (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
While Andy's mother is admitted to a psychiatric hospital, the young boy is placed in foster care, and Chucky, determined to claim Andy's soul, is not far behind. (84 mins.)
Director: John Lafia
“ Another Child's play film. Congrats to the Child's Play trilogy for making this list. ” - jrdbabcock