The ABCs of Horror Cinema

Each letter of the alphabet representing the best of Horror! 26 letters...26 awesome horror movies :)
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1.
Alien (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, their landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform. Continuing their journey back to Earth with the attacked crew having recovered and the critter deceased, they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Honorable Mentions:
THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES (1971), AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981), A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984), ARMY OF DARKNESS (1992), AUDITION (1999), AMERICAN PSYCHO (2000), A TALE OF TWO SISTERS (2003) ” - sanjidparvez
 
2.
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate. (75 mins.)
Director: James Whale
“ Honorable Mentions:
THE BAD SEED (1956), BLACK SUNDAY (1960), BLACK SABBATH (1963), THE BIRDS (1963), THE BROOD (1979) ” - sanjidparvez
 
3.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders. (78 mins.)
Director: Robert Wiene
“ Honorable Mentions:
CAT PEOPLE (1942), THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1957)
CARNIVAL OF SOULS (1962), CARRIE (1976), THE CHANGELING (1980)
CANDYMAN (1992), CEMETERY MAN (1994), CLOVERFIELD (2008), THE CHASER (2008), COLD FISH (2010) ” - sanjidparvez
 
4.
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall. (127 mins.)
“ Honorable Mentions:
DRACULA (1931), DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE (1931), DEAD OF NIGHT (1945), DIABOLIQUE (1955), DEEP RED (1975), THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE (2001) ” - sanjidparvez
 
5.
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.)
“ Honorable Mentions:
EYES WITHOUT A FACE (1960), ERASERHEAD (1977), THE EVIL DEAD (1981), EDEN LAKE (2008) ” - sanjidparvez
 
6.
Frankenstein (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses. (70 mins.)
Director: James Whale
“ Honorable Mentions:
FREAKS (1932), THE FLY (1958), FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN (1967), THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS (1967), FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED (1969), FRIDAY THE 13TH (1980), FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2 (1981), FINAL DESTINATION (2000), FIDO (2006) ” - sanjidparvez
 
7.
Godzilla (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast. (96 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
“ Honorable Mentions:
THE GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (1963), GINGER SNAPS (2000), GRINDHOUSE (2007), THE GIRL NEXT DOOR (2007) ” - sanjidparvez
 
8.
The Haunting (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind. (112 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
“ Honorable Mentions:
HAXAN (1922), HOUSE OF WAX (1953), HORROR OF DRACULA (1958), HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1959), HOUSE OF USHER (1960), HALLOWEEN (1978), THE HITCHER (1986), HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER (1986), HELLRAISER (1987), THE HOST (2006) ” - sanjidparvez
 
9.
The Invisible Man (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A scientist finds a way of becoming invisible, but in doing so, he becomes murderously insane. (71 mins.)
Director: James Whale
“ Honorable Mentions:
INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956), THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN (1957), THE INNOCENTS (1961), I DRINK YOUR BLOOD (1970), INFERNO (1980), IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS (1994), ICHI THE KILLER (2001), INSIDE (2007), I SAW THE DEVIL (2010) ” - sanjidparvez
 
10.
Jaws (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and a grizzled fisherman set out to stop it. (124 mins.)
“ Honorable Mentions:
JIGOKU (1960), JACOB'S LADDER (1990),JU-ON: THE CURSE (2000), JU-ON: THE GRUDGE (2002), JULIA'S EYES (2010) ” - sanjidparvez
 
11.
King Kong (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star. Then he's captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition. (100 mins.)
“ Honorable Mentions:
KWAIDAN (1964), KILL BABY, KILL (1966), KURONEKO (1968) ” - sanjidparvez
 
12.
Let the Right One In (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl. (115 mins.)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
“ Honorable Mentions:
THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (1964), LET'S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH (1971), THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT (1972), THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE (1973) ” - sanjidparvez
 
13.
M (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt. (117 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ Honorable Mentions:
THE MUMMY (1932), THE MASQUE OF RED DEATH (1964), MR. SARDONICUS (1967), MARTIN (1976), MY BLOODY VALENTINE (1981), MISERY (1990), MALEFIQUE (2002), MAY (2002), THE MIST (2007), MARTYRS (2008) ” - sanjidparvez
 
14.
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.)
“ Honorable Mentions:
NOSFERATU (1922), NOROI: THE CURSE (2005) ” - sanjidparvez
 
15.
Onibaba (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Two women kill samurai and sell their belongings for a living. While one of them is having an affair with their neighbor, the other woman meets a mysterious samurai wearing a bizarre mask. (103 mins.)
Director: Kaneto Shindô
“ Honorable Mentions:
THE OTHER (1972), THE OMEN (1976), OPERA (1987), THE OTHERS (2001), THE ORPHANAGE (2007) ” - sanjidparvez
 
16.
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.)
“ Honorable Mentions:
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925), PEEPING TOM (1960), PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES (1965), POLTERGEIST (1982), PREDATOR (1987), PET SEMATARY (1989), PULSE (2001), THE POUGHKEEPSIE TAPES (2007) ” - sanjidparvez
 
17.
The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In 1950s England, professor Quatermass' manned rocket-ship returns to Earth but 2 of the astronauts are missing and the survivor seems ill and unable to communicate. (82 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
“ Honorable Mentions:
QUATERMASS & THE PIT (1967), THE QUIET FAMILY (1998) ” - sanjidparvez
 
18.
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young couple move into an apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life. (136 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ Honorable Mentions:
THE RAVEN (1935), REPULSION (1965), THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975), RE-ANIMATOR (1985), RINGU (1998), [REC.] (2007) ” - sanjidparvez
 
19.
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
“ Honorable Mentions:
SPIDER BABY (1968), SALO, OR 120 DAYS OF SODOM (1975), SUSPIRIA (1977), THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991), SE7EN (1995), SAW (2004), SHAUN OF THE DEAD (2004) ” - sanjidparvez
 
20.
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
“ Honorable Mentions:
THE TINGLER (1959), THE TOMB OF LIGEIA (1964), THEATER OF BLOOD (1973), TENEBRE (1082), THE THING (1982), TRICK 'R TREAT (2007), TRIANGLE (2009), TROLL HUNTER (2010) ” - sanjidparvez
 
21.
The Unknown (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A criminal on the run hides in a circus and seeks to possess the daughter of the ringmaster at any cost. (63 mins.)
Director: Tod Browning
“ Honorable Mentions:
UGETSU (1953), UZUMAKI (2000) ” - sanjidparvez
 
22.
Videodrome (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station. (87 mins.)
“ Honorable Mentions:
VAMPYR (1932), VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED (1960), THE VIRGIN SPRING (1960), THE VANISHING (1988) ” - sanjidparvez
 
23.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion. (134 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
“ Honorable Mentions:
THE WOLF MAN (1941), WITCHFINDER GENERAL (1968),WILLARD (1971 & 2003), THE WICKER MAN (1973), THE WOMAN IN BLACK (1989) ” - sanjidparvez
 
24.
X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A doctor uses special eye drops to give himself x-ray vision, but the new power has disastrous consequences. (79 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
“ Honorable Mentions:
X: THE UNKNOWN (1956) ” - sanjidparvez
 
25.
Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Oliviero is a burned-out writer, living at his estate near Venice, his dead mother dominating his imagination... (96 mins.)
Director: Sergio Martino
“ Honorable Mentions:
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974) ” - sanjidparvez
 
26.
Zombie (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Strangers searching for a young woman's missing father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately searches for the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead. (91 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
“ Honorable Mentions:
ZOMBIELAND (2009) ” - sanjidparvez