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on 27 Sep 2011 03:49

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The "thinking person's" "horror" films.

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1. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Yes, many don't consider this horror, but it has horrific elements. If you don't care for it, that's fine. I hope there are others here that may interest you if you were curious enough to click.

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People who added this item 27  Average listal rating (9 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 5.8 
2. Afraid of the Dark (1991)
I loved this so much when I was about 9, but some scenes gave me chills to this day. It stayed in my head and I thought about the plot for a long time after.
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3. Carrie (1976)
Very little blood in the movie, very little gore, but it's the growing tension and the fear of being ostracized that makes this movie so frightening.

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People who added this item 140  Average listal rating (90 ratings) 5.1  IMDB Rating 5.4 
4. Darkness (2002)
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People who added this item 127  Average listal rating (67 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.6 
5. Dead & Buried (1981)

People who added this item 30  Average listal rating (14 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.4 
6. Dead Ringer (1964)
Brrr.


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7. Don't Look Now (1973)

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8. Dorothy Mills (2008)
Disturbing and weird. Not typical horror.

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People who added this item 148  Average listal rating (55 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.2 
9. Equus (1977)
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People who added this item 3094  Average listal rating (1879 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.3 
10. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
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People who added this item 558  Average listal rating (341 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.3 
11. Frailty (2001)
What's scarier than being a child and thinking your father is having a psychotic break down? Thinking that he is on a rampage to cleanse the world of "demons" and wants your help...

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People who added this item 48  Average listal rating (19 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.3 
12. God Told Me To (1976)
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People who added this item 364  Average listal rating (230 ratings) 4.6  IMDB Rating 4.8 
13. Godsend (2004)
Interesting little tale...

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People who added this item 49  Average listal rating (29 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 5.9 
14. Home Movie (2008)
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People who added this item 118  Average listal rating (71 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 5.9 
15. Joshua (2007)
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People who added this item 511  Average listal rating (302 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.7 
16. Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)
Eerie. If stuff related to ghosts creeps you out, prepared to get chills...

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People who added this item 562  Average listal rating (341 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.7 
17. Kalifornia (1993)
More thriller than classic "horror", but what's creepier than being stuck on a road trip with a serial killer and his emotionally immature, disturbed "woman"?



Plus David Duchovny was so hot back in 1993. I miss 1993. Sort of.
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People who added this item 53  Average listal rating (32 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.7 
18. Lady in White (1988)
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19. Let Me In (2010)
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20. Let the Right One In (2008)
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21. Lord of the Flies (1963)
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22. Manhunter (1986)


Very 1986, love the music, love William Petersen in this role. VERY under-appreciated movie. The atmosphere in this, Petersen as Will Graham exudes angst and intelligence and I found myself thinking about the film for days after...
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People who added this item 471  Average listal rating (245 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.8 
23. May (2002)
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24. Misery (1990)
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People who added this item 116  Average listal rating (40 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.8 
25. Paperhouse (1988)
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People who added this item 83  Average listal rating (37 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.7 
26. Pin (1988)
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27. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
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People who added this item 658  Average listal rating (345 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 6.9 
28. Spider (2002)
Just. Creepy. If you have the patience to sit through a slow-moving Cronenberg film.

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People who added this item 48  Average listal rating (10 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.8 
29. Tales from the Gimli Hospital (1988)


This is a clip not a trailer. This might not be technically classified as a horror, but I think it's pretty darn freaky!
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30. The Changeling (1980)
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31. The Cold Light of Day (1996)
Couldn't find a trailer for this, but I remember it being great. Don't get it confused with the new movie with the same name (2011 or 2012 movie). This is a foreign movie with subtitles.
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32. The Devil's Backbone (2001)
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People who added this item 427  Average listal rating (251 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.7 
33. The Eye (2002)
Much better than the remake. And very, very creepy.



I would not want to see this at night, alone, with the lights off....!
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34. The Kingdom (1994)
Trailers for Season 1 and Season 2 of Lars Von Trier's The Kingdom (TV series)

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People who added this item 36  Average listal rating (14 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
35. The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey (1988)
There is no trailer but here is the movie, parts 1 and 2



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36. The Orphanage (2007)
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People who added this item 11  Average listal rating (3 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 5.9 
37. The Possession of Joel Delaney (1972)
No trailer available, sorry.

People who added this item 5545  Average listal rating (3678 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.5 
38. The Shining (1980)
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People who added this item 627  Average listal rating (361 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.1 
39. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
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People who added this item 152  Average listal rating (65 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.4 
40. Who Can Kill a Child? (Island of the Damned) (1976)
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Just what it says. There is nothing wrong with loving slasher flicks, splatter punk, grade b movies, etc but these movies tend to be much "slower" paced and are perfect for people that like to analyze movies.

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Comments

Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Oct 9 12:17
I am not a fan of horror. But I like the ones on this list, that I have seen. I also liked the Fog. The old one.
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Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Oct 11 2:33
Horror doesn't just have to be gory slasher stuff. :)
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Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Nov 30 1:26
Great list! I didn't like Home Movie or Eyes Wide Shut though, lol. But otherwise.. ;p
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Nov 30 7:58
Many good suggestions, I will definitely check out some of this movies.

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