Lists by skobic
NOT in order
Not on IMDb:
Netsilik (1967, Quentin Brown)
Verlassen; Verloren; Einsam, Kalt (1986, Klaus Wyborny)
Inferno (2007, Renato Castellucci & Don Kent)
1-9: French Supernatural Horror Movies
10-16: French Zombie Movies
17-22: Classic French Horror Movies
23-28: French Horror Movies Based on Literature
29-33: French Horror Movies Involving Mad Science
34-38: French Mundane Horror Movies
39-42: Erotic French Horror Movies
43-51: New French Extremism
I also added the 25 films that just missed out.
Plus two honorable mentions
Missing from IMDb: Frost-Bite (2014, Last Chance Lance)
1-18: Creature Features
19-24: Nightmare Movies
30-37: Slasher Movies
48-50: Comic Horror
Co-author Universal Horrors (McFarland & Co.), author Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Flashbacks (McFarland & Co.), Mutants, Monsters and Heavenly Creatures (Midnight Marquee Press). Alphabetically
Author of Keep Watching the Skies and accumulator of aloha shirts.
Midnight Lounge movie host, swingin' scribe, creator of Vic Valentine, Private Eye, contributor Filmfax, Outre magazines.
Co-author Human Monsters (Kitchen Sink Press), Forgotten Horrors (Midnight Marquee Press)
Editor, Fangoria, world's best-selling horror magazine, author Men, Makeup & Monsters (St. Martin's Press)
Editor, publisher Midnight Marquee Press
Bryan Senn is the author of the books Drums of Terror: Voodoo in the Cinema (Midnight Marquee Press), Golden Horror: A Critical Filmography of Terror Cinema, 1931-1939 (McFarland & Co.) and co-author of Fantastic Cinema Subject Guide (McFarland & Co.)
Screenwriter of The Crow and a bunch of other movies, Crypt Orchids and a bunch of other books, and just completed (about five minutes ago) a massive new edition of his much-coveted Outer Limits Companion
Film historian, documentary filmmaker, adjunct lecturer at the University of Oklahoma. Author of Lugosi (McFarland, 1997) and White Zombie: Anatomy of a Bela Lugosi Horror Film, with a Biography of Director Victor Halperin (McFarland, 1999). No particular order
Director, Invisible Mom, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers, Dinosaur Island, Attack of the 60 Foot Centerfold In no particular order, but make of it what you will:
Director of the Gourmet Cinema project in Fort Worth's Sundance Square entertainment district and author of quite a few books on our movie heritage. His latest, with frequent collaborator George E. Turner, is a revamped and expanded edition of their pioneering Depression-era history Forgotten Horrors (Midnight Marquee Press).
Film composer, fashion plate, and producer of Marco Polo's Classic Film Music Series. In no particular order
Author Dracula: The First 100 Years (Midnight Marquee Press)
Author Science Fiction, Horror & Fantasy Film and Television Credits (2 vols., 2 supplements) complete revised edition coming next year; annual series Obituaries in the Performing Arts, The Biographical Dictionary of Professional Wrestling (All from McFarland & Co.). Monthly obit column Classic Images magazine.
Charles Kilgore covers exploitation movies for ecco, the world of bizarre video, which he also publishes. He's also written for Psychotronic Video, Filmfax, Cult Movies, and Slaughterhouse magazines. In chronological order
Co-author Hammer Films: An Exhaustive Filmography and Peter Cushing: The Gentle Man of Horror and His 91 Films, author Censored Screams (All from McFarland & Co.)
Washington Post theater critic
Editor, Chiller Theatre Magazine and the Jerry Garcia of Monsterdom
Editor, publisher Monsters From the Vault
Co-author, Universal Horrors (McFarland & Co.)
Co-author, Universal Horrors (McFarland & Co.)
Editor, publisher SPFX Magazine, director The Deadly Spawn, The Regenerated Man
Emmy-winning makeup artist (Buffy, the Vampire Slayer) and author of the Lon Chaney Trilogy
1-14: Once Upon a Time: Origins of the Horror Film
15-33: The Walking Dead
34-56: Animals, Sort of
57-68: Watch the Skies! Monsters from Outer Space!
69-75: To the Devil
76-86: It Can Happen Here: Psychics and Ghosts
87-101: Science Slips Up
102-112: The Psycho With a Knife (Sometimes With a Chainsaw)
113-129: The Most Unusual Horror Films
I didn't add "The Worst Horror Films".
... or 15, since the two Evil Dead films were combined, as were The Howling and An American Werewolf in London.
"Just be warned, this is not a list of the best horror films of all time. Some of the films on this list are the best that the horror industry have to offer. Other are some of the worst. This list is just some of our favorites, and hopefully will be some of yours."
Some likely suspects (Psycho, Silence of the Lambs, Alien etc.) are not listed here, but in his "Best Suspense Films" and "Best Science Fiction Films".
The original list also includes literature, comics, songs, radio plays and websites, but none of those are on IMDb.
The book covers almost 800 films as part of the American film noir cycle. That's a bit too much, so I'm posting only this list of 250 canon films (actually, there are 253). The films Selby chose as 50 American Masterworks are labelled with 'MASTERWORK' (there are 51 of them).
From the introduction: "Neither canon nor masterwork status should be understood as a pure valuation of the best films in the book. There are many equally good and some great movies listed that are not given such status. This is primarily because these other films have not been strongly or consistently recognized within the noir realm. That kind of recognition through the years is as important as a film's quality in determining if it deserves special denotation."
From Selby's introduction: "The most extensive prior documentation of British noirs appears in British Film Noir Guide by Michael F. Keaney (McFarland, 2008). My research was independent of Keaney's, and there is a difference of over 100 films between his listings and mine."
30 Brit Noir Masterworks are labelled with 'MASTERWORK'.
The films Selby chose as 30 French Noir Masterworks are labelled with 'MASTERWORK'
From Spencer Selby's book "The Worldwide Film Noir Tradition". Countries other than America, Britain and France.
The list is NOT in order.
Not on IMDb: Orpheus (2012), Sodom (1989)
Filmographies from the book "European film noir", edited by Andrew Spicer.
1-104: French film noir (by Ginette Vincendeau)
105-158: French film noirs/neo-noirs (by Phil Powrie) [some overlap with Vincendeau's list]
159-345: British film noir (by Robert Murphy)
346-421: British neo-noir (by Andrew Spicer)
422-457: German film noir, 1945-60 (by Tim Bergfelder)
458-473: German neo-noir (by Paul Cooke)
474-496: Spanish film noir (by Rob Stone)
497-537: Spanish neo-noir (by Ann Davies)
538-618: Italian film noir (by Mary P. Wood)
From Robin Buss' book "French Film Noir".
The list is NOT IN ORDER.
Missing from IMDb:
Light Is Waiting (Michael Robinson, 2007)
Imaginaria (various directors, 1993)
From "The Animated Movie Guide" book, edited by Jerry Beck.
1-20: Top 20 (U.S.-Produced) Direct-to-Video Animated Films
21-40: Top 20 (U.S.-Aired) Made-for-TV Animated Features
41-60: Top 20 Foreign Theatrical Features That Never Opened in the United States
From "The Animated Movie Guide" by Jerry Beck
Chosen by Brian Camp in the book "Anime Classics Zettai!"
From the book published in 2005.
After each film I put the initials of the contributing writer who reviewed it:
Jerry Beck (JB)
Martin Goodman (MG)
Andrew Leal (AL)
W.R. Miller (WRM)
Fred Patten (FP)
Films which received 3 and a half stars:
Alakazam the Great
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
Cats Don't Dance
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
The Land Before Time
The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Prince of Egypt
Rugrats in Paris
The Wings of Honneamise