my top 40something favorite horror moviesby lavonne_bailey | created - 29 May 2011 | updated - 29 May 2011 | Public
these r a few of my favorte things
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1. Audition (1999)
R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all.
2. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
R | 89 min | Horror
Two young couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of murder end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.
Votes: 65,270 | Gross: $12.63M
3. The Devil's Rejects (2005)
R | 107 min | Crime, Horror
The murderous, backwoods Firefly family take to the road to escape a vengeful police force which is not afraid of being as ruthless as their target.
Votes: 81,489 | Gross: $17.04M
4. Saw (2004)
R | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Two strangers, who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, soon discover they're pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.
Votes: 328,485 | Gross: $56.00M
7. Hostel (2005)
R | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Three backpackers head to a Slovak city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.
Votes: 149,645 | Gross: $47.33M
8. Candyman (1992)
R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller
The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.
Votes: 54,740 | Gross: $25.79M
10. Saw III (2006)
R | 108 min | Horror
Jigsaw kidnaps a doctor named to keep him alive while he watches his new apprentice put an unlucky citizen named Jeff through a brutal test.
Votes: 155,216 | Gross: $80.24M
11. Orphan (2009)
R | 123 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9 year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.
Votes: 160,029 | Gross: $41.60M
12. Saw IV (2007)
R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery
Despite Jigsaw's death, and in order to save the lives of two of his colleagues, Lieutenant Rigg is forced to take part in a new game, which promises to test him to the limit.
Votes: 121,798 | Gross: $63.30M
14. Saw VI (2009)
R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery
Agent Strahm is dead, and FBI agent Erickson draws nearer to Hoffman. Meanwhile, a pair of insurance executives find themselves in another game set by Jigsaw.
Votes: 85,388 | Gross: $27.67M
15. Trick 'r Treat (2007)
R | 82 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller
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.
16. Halloween (2007)
R | 109 min | Horror
After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution and immediately returns to Haddonfield to find his baby sister, Laurie.
Votes: 94,692 | Gross: $58.27M
17. Halloween II (2009)
R | 105 min | Horror
Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Michael's deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister.
Votes: 39,956 | Gross: $33.39M
19. Army of Darkness (1992)
R | 81 min | Comedy, Horror
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.
Votes: 140,777 | Gross: $11.50M
20. Evil Dead II (1987)
R | 84 min | Comedy, Horror
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.
Votes: 124,881 | Gross: $5.92M
23. Tales from the Hood (1995)
R | 98 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller
A funeral director tells four strange tales of horror with an African American focus to three drug dealers he traps in his place of business.
Votes: 5,178 | Gross: $11.80M
24. Hood of Horror (2006)
R | 84 min | Comedy, Horror
A hip hop horror anthology of three tales of terror told by the Hound of Hell that revolve around the residents of an inner-city neighborhood whose actions determine where they will go in the afterlife.
Votes: 2,563 | Gross: $0.33M
25. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror
A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.
Votes: 433,076 | Gross: $13.54M
27. Imprint (I) (2009)
6 min | Short, Crime, Sci-Fi
Rob Cardine is dying of the recent Long Virus. In order to keep himself alive, he carries out assassinations to receive treatments for his disease. But when an assignment goes wrong, Rob is... See full summary »
29. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
R | 101 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
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.
Votes: 208,094 | Gross: $59.02M
30. Day of the Dead (2008 Video)
R | 86 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
When a small Colorado town is overrun by the flesh hungry dead a small group of survivors try to escape in a last ditch effort to stay alive.
32. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.
Votes: 1,004,369 | Gross: $130.74M
33. 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: 218,043 | Gross: $40.12M
34. Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Alice awakes in Raccoon City, only to find it has become infested with zombies and monsters. With the help of Jill Valentine and Carlos Olivera, Alice must find a way out of the city before it is destroyed by a nuclear missile.
Votes: 166,200 | Gross: $51.20M
35. 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: 144,871 | Gross: $60.13M
36. Silent Hill (2006)
R | 125 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery
A woman, Rose, goes in search for her adopted daughter within the confines of a strange, desolate town called Silent Hill.
Votes: 191,092 | Gross: $46.98M
37. Eraserhead (1977)
Not Rated | 89 min | Horror
Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
Votes: 80,524 | Gross: $7.00M
39. The Shining (1980)
R | 146 min | Drama, Horror
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
Votes: 691,075 | Gross: $44.02M
40. It (1990)
TV-14 | 192 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
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.
41. Misery (1990)
R | 107 min | Crime, 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: 149,682 | Gross: $61.28M
42. High Tension (2003)
R | 91 min | Crime, Drama, 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: 59,135 | Gross: $3.68M