My Top 25 Horror Films

Heres my top/favorite horror films.
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1.
A Serbian Film (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
An aging porn star agrees to participate in an "art film" in order to make a clean break from the business, only to discover that he has been drafted into making a pedophilia and necrophilia themed snuff film. (104 mins.)
“ Not considered a true horror film but by god this movie was the most horrific thing ive ever witnessed in my life... This film makes Faces Of Death look like it should be rated G. Absolutely sick and gross and twisted in so many ways, but also said that if you are a true horror movie fan you MUST SEE this film! Trust me you will regret it but its something you'll always remember. The ending absolutely disgusted me, never thought they could upstage "Newborn Porn" in the middle of the film yet they do. ” - jmcclanahanwd3
 
2.
The Devil's Rejects (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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. (107 mins.)
Director: Rob Zombie
“ Rob Zombie is a genius on the comedic sequel to House Of 1000 Corpses. Everything about this film was amazing, from the gore to the writing to the acting. Seriously a sick movie but Rob Zombie never seems to fail to entertain in his films. A+++ ” - jmcclanahanwd3
 
3.
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.)
“ This movie is the ultimate freaky shocker movie, it has everything it needs to be a great horror film. This movie was made great and the story line sucked me right in, and i always thought the movie was going to end just to realize that it really wasnt over. Great movie. ” - jmcclanahanwd3
 
4.
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
“ Rob Zombie does it again with an absolutely great re-make of the classic Halloween. Not only did he make a masterpiece of keeping within the lines of the original, but he also added a great story back up on Michaels life giving you a sense of how his murderess was started. ” - jmcclanahanwd3
 
5.
I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A writer who is brutalized during her cabin retreat seeks revenge on her attackers, who left her for dead. (108 mins.)
“ This movie up shows the original by far. I have no idea how this movie wasnt in theaters and wasnt a box office hit. The action and horror through out the film is sick yet still sucks you in and makes you feel sympathy for the girl who is getting her revenge after being brutally raped. ” - jmcclanahanwd3
 
6.
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods. (95 mins.)
Director: Drew Goddard
“ Hard to put this in the horror category, even though the producers sold the trailer as a horror film. This movie completely surprised me in all the good ways. It def wasnt what i was expecting but it brought every great element to the field. It was a horror combined with a comedy combined with a sy-fy film. Def could be considered somewhat of a high budget B-Movie. Loved it! ” - jmcclanahanwd3
 
7.
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
“ Rob Zombie has a way of making you love the sick sadistic things he does. This movie is no doubt gross and horrific, yet is very humorous. Love the story line and characters. One of my favorite films by far. ” - jmcclanahanwd3
 
8.
The Thing (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
It's the first week of winter in 1982. An American Research Base is greeted by an alien force, that can assimilate anything it touches. It's up to the members to stay alive, and be sure of who is human, and who has become one of the Things. (109 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ Absolutely amazing, probably my favorite classic horror film. This brings horror and sy-fy together into one great film. Plus the make up design for the monsters in this film was absolutely stunning for the early 80's. Must see. ” - jmcclanahanwd3
 
9.
The Strangers (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants. (86 mins.)
Director: Bryan Bertino
“ This movie just sucks you in from scene one. Loved the way the movie was shot in so dark and kinda a depressing type atmosphere. The killers are scary enough as it is, yet to find out this is a true story based on Charles Mansons followers makes this movie that much more scarier. ” - jmcclanahanwd3
 
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.)
“ Classic film, never will get upstaged by any re-makes or sequels of it. This film started what is known as one the greatest horror series of all time and started the serial killer who is known today as Jason. Great film. ” - jmcclanahanwd3
 
11.
Martyrs (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity. (99 mins.)
Director: Pascal Laugier
“ Martyrs was a little slow and confusing at the beginning. Kinda hard to follow in my opinion, yet the second half of the movie is def worth it!!! The ending in none like ive ever seen before and i suggest that anyone with any type of curiosity about the afterlife watch this film. ” - jmcclanahanwd3
 
12.
The Descent (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators. (99 mins.)
Director: Neil Marshall
“ One of the best horror films of recent time. The Decent creates this void in reality and makes these normal everyday women experience whats its like to live in another creatures world. The creatures are def scary and creepy. Loved this movie. ” - jmcclanahanwd3
 
13.
Silent House (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A girl is trapped inside her family's lakeside retreat and becomes unable to contact the outside world as supernatural forces haunt the house with mysterious energy and consequences. (86 mins.)
“ This film brings all the great pieces of a horror film all together. It def is a chiller through out the movie as she is making her way around the dark house trying to get away. Loved the way the movie was filmed and loved the ending. ” - jmcclanahanwd3
 
14.
Shrooms (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
A group of friends is stalked and murdered while looking for psilocybin mushrooms in the Irish woods. (84 mins.)
“ Shrooms kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. This movie messes with your mind exactly how the teens minds are messed with in the film. Half the movie i wasnt sure what was real and what wasnt in the film. The ending is an A+ for me, never saw it coming a mile away. ” - jmcclanahanwd3
 
15.
Halloween II (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
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. (105 mins.)
Director: Rob Zombie
“ Honestly not as good as the first re-make of the series yet Rob Zombie still found a way to bring back Myers and create a great story line with Angel Myers. Its dark, sick, and twisted, and has great scenes that def portray most Rob Zombie films. One problem for me though was not having the same kid back to play Michael when he was a child, the newer on wasnt scary looking at all. ” - jmcclanahanwd3
 
16.
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
“ Loved this more then the original because it was more fluid with the modern day horror film aspect. Really created a sense of fear for these young teens stuck in the town. Leather face was absolutely terrifying and played greatly in this film. Two thumbs up for this one. ” - jmcclanahanwd3
 
17.
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
“ Another great re-make. This movie is sick and twisted. Great story line and characters were brutal. Def had everything to be a good horror film in my book. ” - jmcclanahanwd3
 
18.
The Reaping (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A former Christian missionary, who specializes in debunking religious phenomena, investigates a small town which seems to be suffering from the 10 biblical plagues. (99 mins.)
Director: Stephen Hopkins
“ 10 plagues, satans cult, and a wanted little girl, What else do you need in a great horror film? Truly loved the religious aspect of this whole film and the end caught me way off guard. They did a good job with the plagues and making them believable. The only problem i had with this film was thew end where the first borns were struck down with lightning, kinda cheesy. ” - jmcclanahanwd3
 
19.
The Amityville Horror (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Newlyweds are terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a large house that was the site of a grisly mass murder a year before. (90 mins.)
Director: Andrew Douglas
“ Defiantly more exciting and darker then the original. This movie is really creepy and makes you not want to sleep, or not want to wake up while sleeping at a particular time every night. Ryan Reynolds does a great job bringing out his darker side in this film. ” - jmcclanahanwd3
 
20.
Friday the 13th (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions. (97 mins.)
Director: Marcus Nispel
“ Have always loved the Jason films. This brings the great aspect of all the films into one. His mother dying, getting his revenge, teens, camp crystal lake, murdering naked girls. This movie is a very well made film and a great addition to the series. ” - jmcclanahanwd3
 
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
“ Great re-make to the first Freddy film. Could have went more towards the comedic side more but i think the modern day horror side was well done. Freddy looks scarier then ever in this. ” - jmcclanahanwd3
 
22.
The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
After a family is forced to relocate for their son's health, they begin experiencing supernatural behavior in their new home, and uncover a sinister history. (92 mins.)
Director: Peter Cornwell
“ Chiller, dark, yet meaningful. Great story line, the kid having cancer really builds on the hallucination thought when reality it was actually ghosts he was seeing. Kinda sad this was a fake "based on true events" film but still played it off well. ” - jmcclanahanwd3
 
23.
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 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 zombie film since the 28 Days Later. Dawn of the Dead brings everything to the table, horror, comedy, and romance. Zombies look real and story line plays great. Great re-make. ” - jmcclanahanwd3
 
24.
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
“ Start of the probably the best horror series in the past decade. My favorite out of all the SAW movies, with even a lower budget yet still draws viewers in and makes them feel for the characters being trapped. ” - jmcclanahanwd3
 
25.
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
“ Instant classic, brought back that fear typed monster that was so famous back in the early 50's and 60's. Good acting, good story line, good monster. ” - jmcclanahanwd3