HALLOWEEN'S JUST AROUND THE CORNER!! MY TOP 40 HORROR FLICKS...IF YOU DON'T AGREE FOR THE MOST PART, GO WATCH A DISNEY MOVIE THEY'RE SCARY ENOUGH!

A list of 35+ horror films better than most people's
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1.
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.)
“ Anyone who says this isn't one of the best horror movies of all time is just a hater. The use of subliminal images and creepy possessed Reagan all kick ass. By whe way this list will have nothing like the Fog, The Mist, Skeleton Key, Screams, etc . which all may scare you if you're retarded. ” - adamljackson83
 
2.
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
“ Here's 2 creepy girls ! Oh yeh and here's Johnny! His money's no good here... I wonder why? ” - adamljackson83
 
3.
House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Two teenage 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. (89 mins.)
Director: Rob Zombie
“ Like Texas Chainsaw Massacre 30 years later! ” - adamljackson83
 
4.
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
“ The original backwoods slasher! Poor Franklin never stood a chance! ” - adamljackson83
 
5.
I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge. (101 mins.)
Director: Meir Zarchi
“ Much better than the remake in which the girl is kinda undead or like a zombie...this girl actually never dies which is much better. Not as graphic as the newer one..but once again she's not a zombie and for 1978 this one is pretty brutal. ” - adamljackson83
 
6.
Manhunter (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Former FBI profiler Will Graham returns to service to pursue a deranged serial murderer named "the Tooth Fairy" by the media. (119 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
“ The 1st time we get to see Hannibal Lector, played wonderfully by Brian Cox. They remade this movie years later with Anthoney Hopkins...but this one is much better. The Tooth Fairy is extremely creepy rivaling Buffalo Bill...and the whole mood and tone of this film is just good. Great cinematography also. ” - adamljackson83
 
7.
The Funhouse (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Four teenage friends spend the night in a carnival funhouse and are stalked by a deformed man in a Frankenstein mask. (96 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
“ If you liked the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre this one is right up your alley. Directed by the same Tobe Hooper just as creepy. Who knew a carnival with two-headed cows in Texas could be messed up? I think most people knew. ” - adamljackson83
 
8.
The Ring (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it. (115 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
“ I put this one up here instead of Ringu...because Asian horror movies aren't usually my thing. Though the original is definitely worth checking out. ” - adamljackson83
 
9.
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
“ Only Japanese film of mine to make the list...even though the Asians do horror right. Sarah Michelle Geller who ?? ” - adamljackson83
 
10.
The Omen (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son? (111 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ In my opinion the only 1 other than the Exorcist out of the hundreds of child being posessed films to make the cut. ” - adamljackson83
 
11.
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
“ They're heeeree.... My sexy ass girl Megan likes this one....but then again she also loves the Paranormal Activities....uuugghh ” - adamljackson83
 
12.
Black Christmas (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger. (98 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
“ This is only Black Christmas to see....the original. The remake is awful....plus most horror movies that come out during Christmas don't do too well......original idea though... ” - adamljackson83
 
13.
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims. (118 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
“ What 1 of like 2 or 3 horror movies ever to win an Oscar??....deservedly so. ” - adamljackson83
 
14.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A radio host is victimized by the cannibal family as a former Texas Marshall hunts them. (101 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
“ Chop Top is my boy! More gory than the original...though probably not as good...its still better than both the remakes. Dennis Hopper loses his mind! ” - adamljackson83
 
15.
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
“ What dude doesn't want to see Johnny Depp die ?? ” - adamljackson83
 
16.
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.)
“ An awesome halloween movie that doesn't have Michael Myers in it. A bit far-fetched...but its fun. Very comic book/Tales From the Crypt style. Kids check your candy. ” - adamljackson83
 
17.
It (1990 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In 1960, seven outcast kids known as "The Loser Club" 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.)
“ No wonder people...kids especially don't like clowns. Tim Curry's a madman. Beep Beep Reggie !! ” - adamljackson83
 
18.
My Bloody Valentine (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A decades-old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer's order and people start turning up dead. (90 mins.)
Director: George Mihalka
“ Tarantino's favorite horror film.....pretty original.... but the remake is awful. Definitely look for the director's cut which has an awesome scene involving a laundromat. ” - adamljackson83
 
19.
Sleepaway Camp (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Angela Baker, a traumatized and very shy young girl, is sent to summer camp with her cousin. Shortly after her arrival, anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions gets their comeuppance. (84 mins.)
Director: Robert Hiltzik
“ Who goes to camp to sleep ? These campers are really good at taking dirtnaps. ” - adamljackson83
 
20.
Halloween (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby sister, Laurie. Anyone who crosses his path is in mortal danger. (109 mins.)
Director: Rob Zombie
“ An excellant remake of the classic from 1978.....that shows much of Micheal Myers' childhood for the 1st half of the film, then the 2nd half basically pays homage to the original with him as an adult. Directed by Rob Zombie..who also directs the 2nd remake...which is not half as good mainly because the kid who makes the 1st one so good is different. ” - adamljackson83
 
21.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
The spectre of a dead child rapist haunts the children of the parents who murdered him, stalking and killing them in their dreams. (95 mins.)
Director: Samuel Bayer
“ One of the few remakes to make the list. This one goes into more of Freddy's pedophile past which was originally supposed to be more a part of him in the 80's movies. Also the 1st one not to have Robert Englund play Freddy which I thought I'd hate...but most people will be pleasantly surprised. ” - adamljackson83
 
22.
Hatchet (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
When a group of tourists on a New Orleans haunted swamp tour find themselves stranded in the wilderness, their evening of fun and spooks turns into a horrific nightmare. (85 mins.)
Director: Adam Green
“ Victor Crowley slashes tourists up in some most original ways..... there's also a good sequel. ” - adamljackson83
 
23.
The Tripper (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A Ronald Reagan-obsessed serial killer targets a bunch of hippies who are heading to a weekend-long concert. (93 mins.)
Director: David Arquette
“ Tripping on acid and other drugs at a 3 day hippy-fest could have some dire consequences. Did i mention Paul Ruebens ...aka Pee-Wee Herman hosts the event....well he does. ” - adamljackson83
 
24.
The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A high school student's slumber party turns terrifying as an escaped mental patient with a drill decides to crash the party. (77 mins.)
Director: Amy Jones
“ Classic 80's slasher...what more could you want. Chicks in skimpy clothes....retro horror music.... a dead chick falling out of a fridge ?? Sold !! ” - adamljackson83
 
25.
Orphan (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a nine year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be. (123 mins.)
“ Spoiler alert .....the little girl is blank ” - adamljackson83
 
26.
The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
A mad scientist kidnaps and mutilates a trio of tourists in order to reassemble them into a human centipede, created by stitching their mouths to each others' rectums. (92 mins.)
Director: Tom Six
“ The name says it all. ” - adamljackson83
 
27.
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.)
“ One of only a few black and white films to make the list... and maybe my only zombie flick. Zombie and vampire films are my least favorite. If you want a better zombie flick than just turn of the news and catch people smoking bath salts. The end of this is really good...they really had a shoot 1st ask questions later mentality, and that shouldn't have given anything away. ” - adamljackson83
 
28.
Freaks (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance. (64 mins.)
Director: Tod Browning
“ More disturbing than horror.....a good one to own if you can find it. The Ramones loved it. ” - adamljackson83
 
29.
The House on Sorority Row (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
After a seemingly innocent prank goes horribly wrong, a group of sorority sisters are stalked and murdered one by one in their sorority house while throwing a party to celebrate their graduation. (91 mins.)
Director: Mark Rosman
“ One of two 80's classics from the year of my birth. ” - adamljackson83
 
30.
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; now donning a new appearance, refuges at a cabin near Crystal Lake. As a group of co-eds reside there for their vacation, Jason continues his spree. (95 mins.)
Director: Steve Miner
“ Forget the 1st film that everyone thinks is a classic. Spoiler alert in the original its mostly Jason's mother doing most of the killing. This is the 1st film in which Jason sports the now famous hockey mask, which he'll continue to wear the next 20+ years. Enough said. ” - adamljackson83
 
31.
The Last House on the Left (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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. (110 mins.)
Director: Dennis Iliadis
“ To me this one was better than the original. If you're squeamish about rape scenes watch it ....or don't... Probably don't. ” - adamljackson83
 
32.
Halloween (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
On Halloween night of 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After sitting in a mental hospital for 15 years, Myers escapes and returns to Haddonfield to kill. (91 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ Micheal Myers ....whoop whoop the original "walk til I get there" killer. Man... if this guy could run he'd be bad-ass. ” - adamljackson83
 
33.
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
“ Cult classic! Notice no vampire flicks made the cut.....Only time they've ever scared me is when i saw one of the Twilights on acid...and I snuck in....no dollars from my wallet will go to that cause. We thought it'd be funny...but it was just sad. ” - adamljackson83
 
34.
Sinister (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Washed-up true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt finds a box of super 8 home movies that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s. (110 mins.)
“ Like Insiduous meets Paranormal Activity..but on a bigger budget than the latter, and without the shaky camcorder feel. ” - adamljackson83
 
35.
House on Haunted Hill (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A millionaire offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past. (93 mins.)
Director: William Malone
“ There's a reason this movie is 2 bucks in the bin at walmart. You want a better one....see the original..... or maybe not..its pretty bad also. This is on my list as a joke. ” - adamljackson83
 
36.
Nacho Libre (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Berated all his life by those around him, a monk follows his dream and dons a mask to moonlight as a Luchador (Mexican wrestler). (92 mins.)
Director: Jared Hess
“ This one is up here ironically... just an awful movie ” - adamljackson83
 
37.
Insidious (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further. (103 mins.)
Director: James Wan
 
38.
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