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Top 40 favorite horror movies

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People who added this item 1507 Average listal rating (997 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Evil Dead II (1987)

"Groovy"
"I'll swallow your soul!" ... "Swallow this!"
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People who added this item 4378 Average listal rating (2998 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.5
Alien (1979)

"So, um, we think we should discuss the bonus situation..."
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People who added this item 1507 Average listal rating (922 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8

"One-stop shopping; everything you need, right at your fingertips."
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People who added this item 2274 Average listal rating (1527 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.2
The Thing (1982)

"You gotta be fucking kidding."
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People who added this item 1669 Average listal rating (889 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.4
Eraserhead (1977)

"In Heaven, everything is fine. In Heaven, everything is fine. You've got your good things. And I've got mine."
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People who added this item 1038 Average listal rating (631 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.5
Suspiria (1977)

"Susie, do you know anything about... witches?"
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People who added this item 691 Average listal rating (301 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.4
Possession (1981)

"I can't exist by myself because I'm afraid of myself. I create my own evil."
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People who added this item 455 Average listal rating (266 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8

"The future, Madame, is something we should have started on a long time ago."
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People who added this item 973 Average listal rating (561 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.9
Freaks (1932)

"We accept you, one of us! Gooble Gobble!"
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People who added this item 6079 Average listal rating (4019 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
The Shining (1980)

"Some places are like people: some shine and some don't."
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People who added this item 1105 Average listal rating (623 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.1

"I must know everything. I must penetrate the heart of his secret! I must become Caligari!"
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People who added this item 2245 Average listal rating (1473 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.9
Halloween (1978)

"It was the boogeyman."
"As a matter of fact, it was."
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People who added this item 689 Average listal rating (373 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.3

"One of your children has posed a curious question: if the world is round, why is a frozen lake flat?"
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People who added this item 2176 Average listal rating (1363 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8

"Are you really twelve?"
"Yes. It's just I've been twelve for a very long time."
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People who added this item 1294 Average listal rating (845 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7
Hellraiser (1987)

"Jesus wept."
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People who added this item 717 Average listal rating (445 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
Re-Animator (1985)

"You killed him!"
"No, I did not. I gave him life."
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People who added this item 1199 Average listal rating (645 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5

"If you're frightened of dying, and you're holding on, you'll see devils tearing your life away. If you've made your peace, then the devils are really angels, freeing you from the Earth."
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People who added this item 1229 Average listal rating (673 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2
Audition (1999)

"Words create lies. Pain can be trusted."
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People who added this item 2657 Average listal rating (1660 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5

"I'm your boyfriend now, Nancy."
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People who added this item 1060 Average listal rating (663 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
Dead Alive (1992)

"I kick arse for the Lord!"
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People who added this item 666 Average listal rating (423 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.3

"See? You made me hurt myself again! I broke my hand off completely at the wrist this time, Tina! But that's okay, Darlin', because I love you, and that's why you have to let me EAT YOUR BRAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIINS!"
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People who added this item 2037 Average listal rating (1299 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
The Fly (1986)

"Are you a body builder, or something?"
"Yeah, I build bodies. I take them apart, and put them back together again."
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People who added this item 972 Average listal rating (513 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 7.8
Repulsion (1965)

"there's only one way to get along with men – treat them like you don't give a damn about them"
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People who added this item 1581 Average listal rating (881 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
Nosferatu (1922)

"Is this your wife? What a lovely throat."
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People who added this item 381 Average listal rating (239 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 6.9
Zombi 2 (1979)

"The boat can leave now. Tell the crew."
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People who added this item 392 Average listal rating (221 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3

"That house is not fit to live in. No one's been able to live in it. It doesn't want people."
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People who added this item 346 Average listal rating (235 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
Phantasm (1979)

"You play a good game boy, but the game is finished, now you die."
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People who added this item 728 Average listal rating (435 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6

"Would you like people to make money off your misery?"

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People who added this item 762 Average listal rating (467 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5

"What is a ghost? A tragedy condemned to repeat itself time and again? An instant of pain, perhaps. Something dead which still seems to be alive. An emotion suspended in time. Like a blurred photograph. Like an insect trapped in amber."
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People who added this item 3512 Average listal rating (2314 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
28 Days Later (2002)

"Oh, great. Valium. Not only will we be able to go to sleep, if we get attacked in the middle of the night, we won't even care."
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People who added this item 1723 Average listal rating (1061 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5

"That's the last goddamn hitchhiker I ever pick up."
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People who added this item 387 Average listal rating (222 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
The Innocents (1961)

"But above anything else, I love the children."
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People who added this item 503 Average listal rating (238 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.7

"Now you are yourself, but not yourself; an ideal state for a meeting between lovers."
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People who added this item 612 Average listal rating (405 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
Fright Night (1985)

"You shouldn't lose your temper, Charley. It isn't polite."
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People who added this item 129 Average listal rating (80 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.7
Brain Damage (1988)

"This is the start of your new life Brian, a life full of colors, music,light and euphoria. A life without pain, or hurt or suffering."
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People who added this item 310 Average listal rating (177 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.3
Black Sunday (1960)

"You have no reason to fear the dead. They sleep very soundly."
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People who added this item 2392 Average listal rating (1445 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8

"Awful things happen in every apartment house."
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People who added this item 437 Average listal rating (207 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Santa Sangre (1989)

"With your hands and my body, we'll have an act that will be sensational."
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People who added this item 808 Average listal rating (514 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2

"Choke on 'em!"
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"I wish the dead could come back to life, you bastard, so then I could kill you again."
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This is a top 40 list of my all time favorite horror movies.
They're not necessarily the best one out there, but they're the ones I love the most.

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Posted: 7 years, 3 months ago at Mar 25 16:51
Very well done! and some great reminders of films I need to see.
Posted: 7 years, 3 months ago at Mar 26 18:41
Awesome list! But why Chainsaw so long down? Possession is a masterpiece!!
Posted: 7 years, 3 months ago at Mar 26 19:10
I also thought the list was compiled with taste! Many classics there, but not necessarily the most obvious ones...
Posted: 7 years, 3 months ago at Mar 26 22:23
Great list! A lot of my favourites up there.
Posted: 7 years, 3 months ago at Mar 27 12:04
dystopiafilm: Chainsaw is a great and influential movie, but it didn't have as strong of an impact on me as some other films on this list.
I think it's mainly because I knew to much of it, before actually seeing the movie.
Posted: 7 years, 3 months ago at Mar 27 17:00
Yeah, that can ruin things. I got my VHS copy from Sweden when I was 15 or something and was extremely excited! After the the final shot I couldn't move after the credits... I also like Evil dead 2 better than the first, it's so damn funny and crazy!
Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at Aug 1 5:21
awesome list..
Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at Aug 1 6:21
Cool List
Posted: 6 years, 8 months ago at Oct 10 15:22
Bravo
Posted: 6 years, 8 months ago at Oct 20 5:02
Great list! I've seen all but 5 of these, I enjoyed just about all of them intensely. Guess I've gotta bump Possession up to the top of my queue and finally seeing what it's all about! Thanks for putting this together.
Posted: 6 years, 5 months ago at Jan 4 16:14
You, my dear, win 10 points for putting together one of the best (if not the best) user-made horror lists. All of them wonderful movies in their own right. Kudos.
Posted: 6 years, 2 months ago at Apr 27 7:05
Some of these movies are very good, but they were better when they were fresh to me back around 1972 or 73. When you are a kid whatever that scares you seems great. I can barely stomach 'Night of the Living Dead' or 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacree' anymore, but they scared the daylights out of me when I first saw them.
Posted: 5 years, 5 months ago at Jan 15 21:34
Lots of great choices here! Some days Evil Dead II is my favorite as well, but usually I go with Night of the Living Dead or Hellraiser.
Posted: 5 years ago at Jun 15 10:05
You have a great taste in horror movies!
Posted: 5 years ago at Jun 16 5:13
Fantastic well rounded horror list. Possession is one of my favorites of all time. You seen Anguish (1987)?
Posted: 5 years ago at Jun 19 12:43
Thanks for your comments, guys. I'm glad you like my list!

JayTrotter: Possession is a wonderful film. I haven't seen Anguish yet, because I haven't been able to find it anywhere. I hope I'll get my hands on it some day!
Posted: 4 years, 8 months ago at Oct 19 13:40
Very cool list!
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Jan 29 17:22
Brilliant list. Love the choices you have made here. I can't disagree with any of the films I've seen. Good work!!
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Feb 16 14:24
I've been making lists of my own favorite genre films but limiting them to 25. I'm sure you can imagine the headache trying to decide on no more than that. I think I should have done as you have and upped the number! ;D
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