My Top Ten Favorite Horror Movies

As a horror genre fanatic, I have many titles under my belt. I picked my overall favorite ten horror films from the hundreds I've seen. These are the ten horror films I can watch over and over again and still enjoy. Cult classics, action horror, autobiographical horror, and purely psychological thrillers will get their own lists. This is a very hard thing to do as I love so many different types of scary movies. Many will disagree, but here goes...
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1.
Audition (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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. (115 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
“ I never thought a sack could frighten me so badly. Rob Zombie, Eli Roth, and John Landis thought it went to far. I actually gagged and dry heaved a lot over my trash can during the prisoner's meal. A definite must see. ” - litebrwnsuga80
 
2.
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 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 the remain safe from these flesh eating monsters. (96 mins.)
“ "They're coming to get you, Barbara." The only movie that has ever frightened me to the point of not being able to sleep at night. At four years old, being eaten alive is a very scary notion. ” - litebrwnsuga80
 
3.
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 introduction of my favorite horror movie killer of all time. Reasons to love this movie: 1) Freddy's amusement of his victim's fate, 2) Awesome 80's special effects, and 3) the awesomeness of sleep being the death of you. LOVE IT! ” - litebrwnsuga80
 
4.
One Missed Call (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths. (112 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
“ The ringtone from hell...if you saw the American version and felt cheated, watch this one instead. I guarantee you'll change your mind. ” - litebrwnsuga80
 
5.
Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides. (92 mins.)
Director: Takashi Shimizu
“ Two words: Staircase scene. Wow. ” - litebrwnsuga80
 
6.
28 Days Later... (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary. (113 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
“ Fast zombies are so much worse than slow ones. ” - litebrwnsuga80
 
7.
Saw (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Two strangers awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there or why, and soon discover they are pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer. (103 mins.)
Director: James Wan
“ The only movie in the Saw franchise I enjoyed. I like gore as much as any other horror fan, but sometimes less is more. Right? ” - litebrwnsuga80
 
8.
Jeepers Creepers (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A brother and sister driving home through isolated countryside for spring break encounter a flesh-eating creature which is on the last day of its ritualistic eating spree. (90 mins.)
Director: Victor Salva
“ A slow start up leads to a very delicious ending. Another fearful sack as well. Never stood a chance, did they? ” - litebrwnsuga80
 
9.
The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A suburban American family is being stalked by a group of psychotic people who live in the desert, far away from civilization. (107 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Aja
“ A worthy remake. ” - litebrwnsuga80
 
10.
Friday the 13th (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A group of camp counselors is stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning. (95 mins.)
“ Had a tough time deciding on the last slot. Then the words, "Kill her! Kill her!" popped into my head. A mother's love... ” - litebrwnsuga80