Top 25: Horror Films
426 6.9 6.925. Fright Night (1985)
Charley Brewster: Jesus, I warned him!
Evil Ed: He got me, Charley! He bit me! You know what you're gonna have to do now, don't you? Kill me. Kill me, Charley... before I turn into a vampire, and... GIVE YOU A HICKEY!
Evil Ed Thompson: Oh, you're so COOL, Brewster!
FUN FUN FUN!!! Why they had to do a remake I will never know but that's usually the case anyway. If you haven't watched this, do so. You will laugh your ass off!
2121 7.1 7.524. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Children: One, two, Freddy's coming for you. / Three, four, better lock your door. / Five, six, grab your crucifix. / Seven, eight, gonna stay up late. / Nine, ten, never sleep again.
Nancy: Whatever you do don't fall asleep.
Nothing old. Something new. Nothing borrowed...okay, this has nothing to do with weddings and everything to do with cool!
250 6.5 6.623. Prince of Darkness (1987)
Brian: Faith is a hard thing to come by these days
[Wyndham is being consumed by beetles]
Wyndham: I've got a message for you, and you're not going to like it.
Brian: Look at his chest!
[Wyndham's suit coat opens to reveal swarms of beetles]
Wyndham: Pray for death!
[Wyndham's head falls off, and his body starts coming apart]
Brian: [in horror] Jesus Christ!
A weird film, an odd storyline...plays like an indie film on a low budget but I'll take a lot where John Carpenter is concerned. Still, a good film and highly enjoyable...at least for me. ;)
2767 6.5 7.222. Scream (1996)
Casey: Who's there?
Ghostface: Never say "who's there?" Don't you watch scary movies? It's a death wish. You might as well come out to investigate a strange noise or something.
Phone Voice: Do you like scary movies?
Sidney Prescott: What's the point? They're all the same. Some stupid killer stalking some big-breasted girl who can't act who is always running up the stairs when she should be running out the front door. It's insulting.
Another slasher film? It's okay. This is a good one. Why? Hmm, let's see...
2.Great cast of young stars
3.It flips the finger at all the retread of it's ilk to have gone before
4.It actually has characters in it that are realistic and know what happens to people in horror films...does that save them? Well, a few
1381 6.8 7.121. The Lost Boys (1987)
Grandpa: Well, now, let me put it this way. If all the corpses buried around here were to stand up all at once, we'd have one hell of a population problem.
David: Now you know what we are, now you know what you are. You'll never grow old, Michael, and you'll never die. But you must feed!
Grandpa: One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach, all the damn vampires.
It doesn't take itself seriously and, with tongue firmly in cheek, it succeeds. Great film. Great fun!!
1461 6.9 7.420. Poltergeist (1982)
Carol Anne: They're here.
Diane: Carol Anne - listen to me. Do NOT go into the light. Stop where you are. Turn away from it. Don't even look at it.
Steve: [shouting in Teague's face] You son of a &!$@#! You moved the cemetery, but you left the bodies, didn't you? You son of a &!$@#, you left the bodies and you only moved the headstones! You-only-moved-the-headstones! Lies! Lies!
I actually fell asleep a few nights after watching this film and awoke to a television screen full of static and a nightmare echoing in my brain. *shudder*
1288 7.9 819. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Newscaster: It has been established that persons who have recently died have been returning to life and committing acts of murder. A widespread investigation of funeral homes, morgues, and hospitals has concluded that the unburied dead have been returning to life and seeking human victims. It's hard for us here to be reporting this to you, but it does seem to be a fact.
Newscaster: All persons who die during this crisis from whatever cause will come back to life to seek human victims, unless their bodies are first disposed of by cremation.
The first zombie film I ever saw and the one from which all since have looked to.
188 5.2 5.818. Deep Rising (1998)
Pantucci: [looking around the workshop] Oh man, what stinks?
[T-Ray slaps Joey in the face]
Pantucci: Did I say it was you?
Pantucci: [chased by the monster] They're catching up, we gotta slow 'em down!
Hanover: The only way to slow 'em down is to feed 'em!
Pantucci: FEED 'EM? The only thing I got is a wet stick of gum and a breath mint!
One of the best times I've had watching a film. This was fun!!! Great acting by all involved, too. Incredibly awesome beast in the vein of Lovecraft! And No, I'm not showing a pic. If you haven't seen it, it would ruin it...and I highly recommend you do see it!
1134 6.9 7.317. The Descent (2005)
Beth: [trapped after a cave-in] You put in a flight-plan, right? If we don't report in they'll come looking for us.
Rebecca: That's how it's supposed to work, except I put in a flight-plan for Boreham Caverns and this isn't Boreham Caverns, is it Juno?
Beth: We're in the wrong fucking cave!
Juno: Holly was right! Boreham Caverns was a tourist trap!
Holly: Don't try and pin this fucking shit on me!
Rebecca: This is not caving, this is an ego-trip.
Sam: Where are we?
Juno: It hasn't got a name. It's a new system. I wanted us all to discover it! No one's ever been down here before.
Sam: Are you fucking kidding me?
Not for everyone, I think, but I liked it. Different, very 'indie'...Who needs a guy to save the day anyway.
291 7 716. Near Dark (1987)
Bartender: What you people want?
Jesse: Just a couple more minutes of your time, about the same duration as the rest of your life.
Caleb Colton: How old are you?
Jesse: Let's put it this way: I fought for the South.
Caleb Colton: South?
Jesse: We lost.
Severen: Hey, Jesse, remember that fire we started in Chicago?
I saw this in a back-to-back showing of Aliens and then Near Dark. A double-dose of Henriksen, Goldstein and Paxton. One of the coolest vampire movies I've ever seen!
246 6.8 6.715. Phantasm (1979)
379 6.6 6.814. Dog Soldiers (2002)
Sergeant Harry Wells: We are now up against live, hostile targets. So, if Little Red Riding Hood should show up with a bazooka and a bad attitude, I expect you to chin the &!$@#.
[faced by a werewolf]
Cooper: Don't... stare... back.
Spoon: I can't... help... it.
A stellar cast of actors that, for the most part, I'd never seen before. Werewolves! Soldiers! Action!!!
Yeah, they curse like sailors but hell, you would, too, in that situation!
35 7 6.613. Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974)
Hieronymous Grost: You see, doctor, there are as many species of vampire as there are beasts of prey. Their methods and their motive for attack can vary in a hundred different ways.
Captain Kronos: As are the methods of their destruction!
One of Hammer's best! Ex-soldier, expert swordsman and vampire hunter. A wickedly-cool, intelligent, hunchback assistant. And Caroline Munro, too.
1769 7.4 7.912. Halloween (1978)
Lindsey Wallace: I'm scared!
Laurie: There's nothing to be scared of.
Tommy Doyle: Are you sure?
Tommy Doyle: How?
Laurie: I killed him...
Tommy Doyle: [shouts] But you can't kill the boogie man!
Laurie: Was it the boogeyman?
Dr. Sam Loomis: As a matter of fact, it was.
Yeah, it's a slasher flick but it's a GOOD one! LOL
Besides, it's got Jamie Lee in it! As far as I'm concerned they could have stopped here with this type of movie. They can't top it!
3082 8.3 8.611. Psycho (1960)
Marion Crane: Do you have any vacancies?
Norman Bates: Oh, we have 12 vacancies. 12 cabins, 12 vacancies.
Norman Bates: It's not like my mother is a maniac or a raving thing. She just goes a little mad sometimes. We all go a little mad sometimes. Haven't you?
Marion Crane: Yes. Sometimes just one time can be enough.
Probably a favorite on more Top Horror Films lists than any other! Very Hitchcock!
3645 7.2 8.210. Jaws (1975)
Hooper: That's a twenty footer.
Quint: Twenty-five. Three tons of him.
(The most classic understatement of all time in film
Brody: You're gonna need a bigger boat.
Who cares if the shark looked fake? Who cares if all the sequels got progressively worse? I love this film! Shaw, Dreyfuss and Schieder were awesome!
252 7.3 7.59. Horror of Dracula (1958)
Count Dracula: I am Dracula and I welcome you to my house. I must apologize for not being here to greet you personally, but I trust you've found everything you needed
Jonathan Harker: [narrating his dairy] It only remains for me now to await the daylight hours where i will with God's help forever end this man's reign of terror.
Doctor Van Helsing: Since the death of Jonathan Harker Count Dracula the propagator of this unspeakable evil has disappeared he must found and destroyed!
My first Hammer film and still my favorite - though it, and the rest, served to firmly place me in the Hammer camp vs. the Universal one. Cushing and Lee are amazing!!!
1146 6.3 6.68. 30 Days of Night (2007)
Kirsten Toomey: [crying] Please, God...
Marlow: [speaking in vampire language] God?
[Marlow looks around, and then after a long pause he stares into Kirsten's eyes]
Marlow: [coldly, in English] No god.
Marlow: [speaking in vampire language] There is no escape. No hope. Only hunger and pain.
I had been starving for a really good horror film when this gem came along. Loved it!
525 7.7 7.97. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Dr. Pretorius: Sometimes I have wondered whether life wouldn't be much more amusing if we were all devils, no nonsense about angels and being good.
The Monster: You, make man... like me?
Dr. Pretorius: No. Woman... friend for you
The Monster: Woman... Friend... Wife...
Elsa Lanchester at her sexiest! ;D
My second favorite Universal monster film.
314 7.3 7.36. The Wolf Man (1941)
Jenny Williams: Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.
Larry Talbot: [after hearing it twice already] You know that one too ah?
My favorite classic horror film. I'll take it over Dracula or Frankenstein any day (though I loved them, too) Lon Chaney Jr. is fantastic as the tragic hero/villain of the piece.
994 6.9 75. Hellraiser (1987)
Lead Cenobite: The box... you opened it. We came.
Kirsty Cotton: It's just a puzzle box!
Lead Cenobite: It is a means to summon us.
Kirsty Cotton: Who are you?
Kirsty Cotton: Explorers in the further regions of experience. Demons to some. Angels to others.
Kirsty Cotton: Let me alone, will you?
Lead Cenobite: No tears please. It's a waste of good suffering.
Lead Cenobite: We have such sights to show you!
The first. The best. An 'unpleasant' departure from the slasher crap that you had to wade through to see a good horror film.
1004 7.1 7.54. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
1700 7.8 8.23. The Thing (1982)
MacReady: I dunno, it's like this: thousands of years ago this spaceship crashes, and this thing, whatever it is... gets thrown out or crawls out and it ends up freezing in the ice.
Garry: So, the Norwegians find it, and they dig it out of the ice...
MacReady: That's right, Garry. They dig it up. They cart it back to their base. It gets thawed out, it wakes up, probaly not the best of moods, and... I don't know, I wasn't there!
Childs: How could this motherfucker wake up after thousands of years frozen in the ice?
George Bennings: And how can it make itself look like a dog?
MacReady: I don't know. Because it's different then us. Because it's from outer space. What more do you want from me? Ask Blair!
I love this film and never get tired of pulling it out to watch again!
3487 8 8.52. Alien (1979)
Dallas: [looks at a pen being dissolved by alien's body fluid] I haven't seen anything like that except, uh, molecular acid.
Brett: It must be using it for blood.
Parker: It's got a wonderful defense mechanism. You don't dare kill it.
The one that 'gave birth' to them all. The creepiest sci-fi/horror thrill-ride of them all!
3146 7.4 81. The Exorcist (1973)
Demon: What an excellent day for an exorcism.
Father Damien Karras: You would like that?
Father Damien Karras: But wouldn't that drive you out of Regan?
Demon: It would bring us together.
Father Damien Karras: You and Regan?
Demon: You and us.
This film still gives me the creeps!
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