My top 40 of the Macabre

This list is really in no particular order except for the first 20 or so but all comments on the list both positive and negative are welcome.
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1.
The Others (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted. (101 mins.)
“ First horror movie I ever owned. Ever since, the collection has gone from this to 2,000(give or take a few) "other 's". Basically I am blaming this movie for the addiction. ” - Forrest-Mcfly
 
2.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two siblings visit their grandfather's grave in Texas along with three of their friends and are attacked by a family of cannibalistic psychopaths. (83 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
“ Unforgettable!!! ” - Forrest-Mcfly
 
3.
House on Haunted Hill (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A millionaire offers $10,000 to five people who agree to be locked in a large, spooky, rented house overnight with him and his wife. (75 mins.)
Director: William Castle
“ Price is a genius! Castle is a genius! This movie proves it. Favorite scene is hands down the old lady floating out from the shadows. ” - Forrest-Mcfly
 
4.
The Evil Dead (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons. (85 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ Who doesn't have at least one from this franchise on their list! ” - Forrest-Mcfly
 
5.
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
 
6.
13 Ghosts (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A family inherits what proves to be a haunted house, but a special pair of goggles allows them to see their ghostly tormentors. (85 mins.)
Director: William Castle
“ Yep, it's confirmed, Castle is a freaking genius! ” - Forrest-Mcfly
 
7.
1408 (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror. (104 mins.)
 
8.
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
“ Never been huge on vampires with the exception of Bram Stoker's take but this film had a certain camp to it that seemed to pay tribute to his take and it really made for an entertaining Vamp experience. Only wish there were more like it. ” - Forrest-Mcfly
 
9.
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study. (79 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
“ Classic! ” - Forrest-Mcfly
 
10.
Psycho (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother. (109 mins.)
“ Classic! ” - Forrest-Mcfly
 
11.
Trick 'r Treat (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Five interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater. (82 mins.)
“ Love horror anthologies, so naturally I was going to jump at this film when it hit the shelves. As for the movie itself, it has become a staple in my Halloween movie watching traditions. ” - Forrest-Mcfly
 
12.
The Exorcist (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. (122 mins.)
“ I tend to laugh more in this film than cover my eyes. I realize that the horror it there, but I just feel comfortable with it. ” - Forrest-Mcfly
 
13.
The Forgotten (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A young psychiatric nurse goes to work at a lonesome asylum following a murder. There, she experiences varying degrees of torment from the patients. (89 mins.)
Director: S.F. Brownrigg
“ First movie to ever keep me up at night. These days I just admire it's originality and the fact that few seem to know about this little gem of horror cinema. ” - Forrest-Mcfly
 
14.
Pumpkinhead (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
After a tragic accident, a man conjures up a towering, vengeful demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy a group of unsuspecting teenagers. (86 mins.)
Director: Stan Winston
“ Atmosphere is the key to this movies cult status. ” - Forrest-Mcfly
 
15.
The Howling (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem. (91 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
“ Most love werewolves because of The Wolf Man or Taylor Lautner but for me it is The Howling. ” - Forrest-Mcfly
 
16.
Undead (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A quaint Australian fishing village is overcome by meteorites that turn its residents into the ravenous undead, leaving a small group of those unharmed to find a way out. (104 mins.)
“ Australians haven't kicked this much butt since the movie under this one! ” - Forrest-Mcfly
 
17.
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
 
18.
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl. (119 mins.)
“ Saw it opening day and it has stuck in my mind ever since. ” - Forrest-Mcfly
 
19.
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
“ One of a kind slasher! ” - Forrest-Mcfly
 
20.
King of the Zombies (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
On a spooky island, three stranded travelers find an evil doctor working with foreign spies and in control of zombies. (67 mins.)
Director: Jean Yarbrough
 
21.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers. (98 mins.)
Director: Marcus Nispel
“ One of my favorite remakes, totally pointless one at that but still a favorite. ” - Forrest-Mcfly
 
22.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Before being sent to serve in Vietnam, two brothers and their girlfriends take one last road trip, but when they get into an accident, a terrifying experience will take them to a secluded house of horrors, with a chainsaw-wielding killer. (91 mins.)
“ I have read plenty of reviews calling this one totally pointless, but I appreciated the addition to the story. ” - Forrest-Mcfly
 
23.
Carnival of Souls (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival. (78 mins.)
Director: Herk Harvey
“ Classic! ” - Forrest-Mcfly
 
24.
The Innocents (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted. (100 mins.)
Director: Jack Clayton
“ Just incredible!!! However, I really despise the trailer for this film. ” - Forrest-Mcfly
 
25.
Poltergeist (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts. (114 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
“ HOOPER AND SPIELBERG and boy does it show!!! ” - Forrest-Mcfly
 
26.
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
“ Nicholson acting at his craziest......nuff said. ” - Forrest-Mcfly
 
27.
Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In the sixteenth century, Francis Barnard travels to Spain to clarify the strange circumstances of his sister's death after she had married the son of a cruel Spanish Inquisitor. (80 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
“ I wish that Corman was remembered for films like this and not crappy exploitation flicks. The adaptation to screen was great, the acting was superb, and the editing was quite original for the times. Definitly check it out if you enjoy Price or Poe. ” - Forrest-Mcfly
 
28.
The Old Dark House (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Seeking shelter from a storm, five travelers are in for a bizarre and terrifying night when they stumble upon the Femm family estate. (72 mins.)
Director: James Whale
“ A film that spoofs the sub genre when it was really first getting started and remains the king of all spoofs in my book. ” - Forrest-Mcfly
 
29.
The Bad Seed (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A housewife suspects that her seemingly perfect eight year-old daughter is a heartless killer. (129 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
“ A film that was so inovovative and ahead of it's time that it has to state it at the end. ” - Forrest-Mcfly
 
30.
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
“ The church scene has always been one of my personal favorites. ” - Forrest-Mcfly
 
31.
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these flesh eating monsters. (96 mins.)
“ Now these are zombies, not super fast mutants! Get it right Hollywood! ” - Forrest-Mcfly
 
32.
The Monster Squad (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters. (82 mins.)
Director: Fred Dekker
“ Great tribute to the Universal's. ” - Forrest-Mcfly
 
33.
Bedlam (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Nell Bowen, the spirited protege of rich Lord Mortimer, becomes interested in the conditions of notorious St... (79 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
34.
Van Helsing (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
The notorious monster hunter is sent to Transylvania to stop Count Dracula who is using Dr. Frankenstein's research and a werewolf for some sinister purpose. (131 mins.)
Director: Stephen Sommers
“ This film gets bashed by critics and horror fans alike, but I thought that it was a good take on Helsing and a nice tribute to the original Universal monsters. ” - Forrest-Mcfly
 
35.
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
“ Killer dolls or puppets are just great! ” - Forrest-Mcfly
 
36.
Seed of Chucky (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Chucky and Tiffany are resurrected by their innocent son, Glen, and hit Hollywood, where a movie depicting the killer dolls' murder spree is underway. (87 mins.)
Director: Don Mancini
“ I know, I know but I couldn't help from laughing at both the insult to the franchise and the over the top but enjoyable lines by Chucky. ” - Forrest-Mcfly
 
37.
Shutter Island (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In 1954, a U.S. marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane. (138 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ More of a thriller, but I still really really enjoyed it. ” - Forrest-Mcfly
 
38.
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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. (99 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ Tribute to his original masterpieces! Needs to stick with this and lay off crappy Jap adaptations that do no justice and swinging hero's(don't get me wrong I love the Spider man movies but this is why God gave him a camera). ” - Forrest-Mcfly
 
39.
Secret Window (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A writer is accused of plagiarism by a strange man, who then starts haunting him for "justice." (96 mins.)
Director: David Koepp
“ Depp, King, and a great ending! ” - Forrest-Mcfly
 
40.
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees return to terrorize the teenage population. Except this time, they're out to get each other, too. (97 mins.)
Director: Ronny Yu
“ The ultimate guilty pleasure! ” - Forrest-Mcfly