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Added by The Mighty Celestial on 24 Apr 2009 12:25
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My Top 250 Favorite Horror Movies of All Time

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People who added this item 144 Average listal rating (73 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 5.3
To be quite honest, this movie may not really be good enough to recommend to anyone or even to include on this list.
But I do have it on this list simply because I think it's a great way to start off a list, whether it be about favorite horror films or just about any other subject matter.
Plus, any film that can take a tried and true horror genre like vampirism and imbue it with the sexual allure of girl-on-girl action, particularly during the cinematically stiff period of the early 70's, deserves some kind of credit.
So, strap-on a wooden stake or a massive black donkey-sized dong, and let's get going on a super-long journey through many of my preferred choices when it comes to fright filled escapism.
Or, if the mention of Vampyros Lesbos makes you feel the inclination, go watch some internet porn. Either way is a good way to "kill off" some time.

People who added this item 157 Average listal rating (85 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5.9
The title of this movie could also have been "We Are What We Eat". But then again, now that I think about it, maybe that would've been a bit too obvious. Because if a horror movie alludes to humans eating something that's out of the ordinary, then in keeping with the horror angle, we all can pretty much guess what that "something" is. And if that "something" is part of a family recipe, having a dinner guest over is most likely the answer to what makes that family what they are.

People who added this item 764 Average listal rating (513 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
The Fog (1980)
To be perfectly honest, there are only a couple of reasons why I like this movie so much.
And they both have to do with Adrienne Barbeau.

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People who added this item 341 Average listal rating (251 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.5
It's back!
Pennywise, the multiformed enitity of evil eternal has returned and even though the children he antagonized in Chapter One are now all grown up, his hunger for their childhood fears is as strong and as insatiable as ever.

It: Chapter Two got alotta flack from both fans and critics alike for not being "as good" or "as scary" as chapter one. But, I have to be honest here, I really enjoyed it, quite a lot. I don't understand the basis for the criticisms "It" got since the story of this film adaptation stays pretty true to what what Stephen King penned onto paper (with the obvious editing down that is a standard requirement whenever a story goes through the process of being converting from a novel to a movie). And when you pay attention to what King wrote in the book, the cosmic angle of "It's" nature, it moved closer to fantasy science fiction with an element of horrot than it did to being a tale that was just a pure horror story. If the writers and producers of the movie wanted to honor the story in the book, this movie is pretty close to what had to be portrayed to get that result. And it also required the type of elaborate special effects that were needed to bring all the elements of "It" to life. I know this is just horror fan's opinion, but if that diminishes the level of scare in favor of the seeing as much as possible King's ideas for an immortal god of fear come to fruition on the big screen, then I'm fine with "It".
People who added this item 64 Average listal rating (31 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 5.5
Saint Nick (2010)
Guilty pleasure alert! Guilty pleasure alert!!!

For those of you may like your festive foreign films to have a bit of an edge (like the kind of edge you might find at the end of a large bladed scythe-like object) to 'em,
well then,
y'all may want ta check out "Saint" ("Sint" in it's original Dutch title.....don't know why Listal has it listed as "Saint Nick" in it's english translation, but whatever.......).
Not only does star a "Bad Santa" of the darkest nature, it even features a few Black Petes, although why they're called Black has nothin' to do with their skin color. It's more about what these guys and their jolly ol' leader do on when they're out on their slayrides than anything to do with the controvesy of their tradition.

People who added this item 808 Average listal rating (411 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.1
Thirst (2009)

Actually, I haven't been able to see this latest effort by Korean director Park Chan-wook.
Because, even though I live near a major metropolitan area, it still never made it to any of the theatres around the area where I live. And as someone who really enjoyed all three films from his Vengeance Trilogy, particularly Sympathy For Lady Vengeance, I consider that to be a crime.
Therefore, I'm posting this entry as a sign of how this list should look like. There is no reason why this film should've been so unavailable for the movie-viewing aspect that makes up the entertainment craving half of my brain.

I swear,
we can put a man on the moon,
People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 3.4 IMDB Rating 4.9
What do you get when you mix alchemy and hermitry with demon summoning rituals?
You get a chemical reaction of a horror movie that covers the subject of demonolgy in a manner all it's own.
The Alchemist Cookbook is one of those rare films that, after watching it, will make you realize that just when you thought Hollywood had the genre covered from all angles, there will always be a filmmaker that will come from almost nowhere and tell you "No way, homie".
(BTW, that's a reference to something that's in the movie, for those of who haven't watched it).

People who added this item 214 Average listal rating (120 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7
Noroi (2005)
A horror mockumentary in almost the exact same vein as Blair Witch Project.
To be honest, this story of an ancient curse bought forth to modern times comes off as a bit more complicated than it needs to be, not to mention some of the sidepaths the plot takes feels like they could've been edited out.
But still, the end does add a bit of freakiness horror that is usually expected in shaky-cam subcategory of the horror genre.
By no means perfect, but still, as someone who has grown restlessly tired of the formulaic so-called scare flick that the American movie market has been cranking out for the past decade or so,
I'm just glad to see any effort that steps out of the today's horror-themed same-ol' same-ol'.

People who added this item 564 Average listal rating (363 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 4
A camp infested B/W sci-fi flick filled to the brim with cheeseball plotholes, cardboard props, aliens, zombies (of course), & a heaping sense of guilty pleasure.
To keep this entry short, here's a review that I wrote which explains why I like it: www.listal.com/viewentry/192805

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People who added this item 118 Average listal rating (81 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.3
Okay, so first there was 1931's Frankenstein.
Then there was The Bride Of Frankenstein.
Which naturally led to The Son Of Frankenstein.
Followed by this flick, the House Of Frankenstein.
Based on the titles of these movies, looks like ol' Frankie did a good job of following the formula that would constitute the American Dream.
Not too bad for a guy made outta spare parts.

Actually, truthfully speaking, while I'm a big fan of Universal's Frankenstein franchise, this is the first of the sequels where the decline in quality begins. A big sign of Hollywood's slacking off on the series can be seen on the make-up job of the monster's head and face. The attention to detail of stitches and scarring is barely evident and comes off much less gruesome, not to mention, not as fearsome as the movies that precede this one.

On another note, even though the Frankenstein Monster gets first billing on this flick, the truth is, this was the first time Universal Studios did the Mash. They did the Monster Mash. That is, before the song of the same name came along and completely stole the phrase. Now, because of the success of that graveyard smash, movies featuring the combination of Dracula, the Wolf Man and Frankie M are more often referred to as Monster Rallies instead.
People who added this item 45 Average listal rating (32 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.4
Sputnik (2020)
Anyone familiar with the history of space exploration knows that Sputnik was the very first man made object that was placed in Earth's orbit. Built and set off to space by the Russians, and , it was symbol of mankind's lofty aspirations to fly outside of the planet's atmosphere and beyond, despite the Cold War rivalry of the great space race. Sputnik's only function was to circle the globe and send continual beeping transmissions down to Earth. It was a harmless piece of machinery that in the end, demonstrated that when it came to ingenuity of humankind, the sky was truly the limit.
Sputnik the movie, was also created by the Russians, in 2020, long after the thaw of the Cold War. But in this film, the "Sputnik" in question is an alien with parasitic tendencies and a taste for human flesh. And with it's ability to control it's host to meet it's appetital demands in a rather macbre version of "how to serve mankind", this Anti-Sputnik shows that it when it comes to human race acting as an "all-you-can-eat" buffet, this orbital nasty is much more of a symbolpc statemants that says that what's down here on the ground is what truly is the limit.

People who added this item 2204 Average listal rating (1422 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
The Fly (1986)

In this intellectual remake of the 50's classic, Jeff Goldblum portrays a professor whose experiments metamorphisizes him into a large, hairy, decayed-flesh ridden housefly. And in the process, still gets to score with super-fly 80's beauty, Geena Davis.
*sigh*....only in the movies, I guess.
People who added this item 498 Average listal rating (316 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.6
The Howling (1981)
During one of the driest spells in terms of quality for werewolf movies, 1981 proved to be a good year for moonlit monsters. For it had not just one film that showed that the subject wolfmen made for good modern cinema, but two; American Werewolf In London and this one, The Howling.
And while Howling may not be as famous as American Werewolf for it's groundbreaking special effects depicting the transformation from man to beast, it still held it's own in helping to show that when it comes to depicting the horror of lycanthropy on the big screen, the myth of man-wolf was still a force to be feared and revered.

People who added this item 85 Average listal rating (58 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.8
With House Of Frankenstein from the year before, the Count probably figured that if the ol' patchwork monster could have a house, why couldn't the Master of all Vampires? So, obviously we know have House of Dracula, a direct sequel to HoF. And just like Franky's house, the whole gang of Universal's macabre membership are present and accounted for.
However, with the novelty of the morbid motley crew beginning to wear thin, this is one of the last times we get to see the monsters mashing it up in one film.
It wouldn't be until decades later that we finally get to see the gang all together again, and by then, Dracky's heirs have moved on up from a residing in a house to hotel.

Located just north of the island of Manhattan, is the area known as the Bronx, just one of the five major boroughs that makes up the metropolis of New York City. And just a few decades ago, the black and Hispanic communities of the region struggled to make their neighborhoods a place where people could be proud to be a part of. And while it still has some problems, overall, the residents of the Bronx these days walk through the streets with their heads held high.
But when a small group of vampires descend into their midsts and even begin buying up property, the locals can't help but think to themselves "There goes the neighborhood!".

Vampires vs. the Bronx is a comedy horror in the vein of The Lost Boys but splattered with a bit of civic flavor. And while it may not become the classic "kids vs fanged fiend" flick that TLB was able to achieve, it's worth a bite or two for those who thirst for this kind bloodspilled urban legend.
People who added this item 325 Average listal rating (224 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
In the first Omen, we are introduced to a little boy named Damien, who just so happens to be the hellspawn of none other than the Devil himself.
Yep, he's the Anti-Christ. But in the first film, we hardly got to know "Lucifer Jr." as the story and action centered more on the "paternal father" and how he deals with the fact that the boy who he thought was his son was in reality, "the Beast marked with the 666".
So in this follow-up, we now get to see what Damien the person is really like as he struggles thru the growing pains of anti-christ-like adolescence. And just like any boy approaching manhood (or half-manhood, half goat-hood), he soon finds that even a pathway towards a demonic destiny is bound to be paved with a few blemishes and pimples along the way.

People who added this item 160 Average listal rating (85 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
In Greentown Il, a carnival has come to town. And as the title of this movie implies, it has brought something wicked to the inhabitants of this small mid-western community. Will and Jim are two local boys who come to discover that part of that "something evil" includes an army of hairy tarantulas trying their best to replace the carpeting and wallpaper in their bedroom.

One of the earliest "Monster Mash-ups" I saw as a kid on a local TV frightfest show called "Creature Features". I remember my older brother telling me right before the program started that just because this is called "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein" the truth was that all three of the Universal Monsters Top Trio of Terror, Franky, Dracky and Wolfy, would be making an appearance throughout this film.
To which I couldn't help but inquire "All three of 'em? Cool. Who's on first?"

People who added this item 121 Average listal rating (74 ratings) 4.5 IMDB Rating 5.3
Back in 2007, a film from Spain hit the horror genre with the force of a zombie apocalypse. It was called REC and following the found footage craze that was still going on at the time, it took the shaky cam and focused it onto the trapped by zombies formula. It was a combo that they made work very effectively and the film left an indelible mark on the walking dead fandom.
However, success always comes with a price, and the unexpected reaction to REC meant that sequels were soon to follow. And as is always the case in these situations, with each subsequent sequel, the quality of the franchise kept dropping a couple of notches.
So by the time that this fourth installment came out, I walked into it expecting to see the final nail in the coffin of a series that really should of been left alone after the first one. Now Apocalypse still didn't do anything to redeem REC as a collective whole, but, if you watch it as a stand alone film, it's pretty damn good. Gone is the shaky cam along with the shock ending that helped to provide the first one with the kind of chills that made someone want to soil themselves, but here, the elements of the franchise are converted into an action-type thriller with the kind of suspense that can keep you on the edge of your seat.
For the Halloween season, when you're in the mood to be scared, watch REC 1. However, at any other time of the year, when you wanna watch just a decent roller coaster (albeit a bit water-logged) thrill-ride, filled with suspense and of course, rotted rabid zombies, then REC 4 is worth standing behind in line behind the Redbox.

People who added this item 380 Average listal rating (219 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.7
Cronos (1993)

What is the secret to eternal life?
Why, human blood, of course.
So if you wanna live forever, try becoming a gosh-to-honest vampire.
But, as we all know by now (from watching movies like this one), there comes quite a high price to pay for becoming an eternal bloodsucker.
A price that kinda gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "get busy living or get busy dying".

People who added this item 2540 Average listal rating (1701 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7
Death Proof (2007)
 The second part of the doublefeature known as "Grindhouse", Death Proof is Tarantino's contribution the this homage of b-movie level horrorfest. Presented with interlocking psuedo previews inbetween, the entire package is a loveletter of sorts the camp crammed escapism period of the drive-in theater and the effect it had to movie fans of the era, shaping their tastes for underbudgeted, overtopped flicks that usually provided the background entertaimnet while they tried to make out with their girlfriends in the car.
 I'm usually a big fan of Tarantino's works (so much so that he's in my top ten list of favorite directors), but I gotta be honest here, it took me a while to warm up to this flick. I found the linear storyline that QT usually doesn't follow to be kind of meandering in the straightforward pace of storyelling that he attempts here.
 What keeps this movie on this list is that the payoff of a movie centered around a car themed killer is there (eventually), it's just that until it arrives, it feels like we're riding in nuetral through a series of uninteresting dialogue scenes (very uncharacteristical for a Tarantino penned script) that are centered around obscure pop references and barely-there background relationships that most viewers could care less about.

People who added this item 37 Average listal rating (29 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 5.3
Yo, you wanna make a modern, low-budget, b-movie about a big ass spider? Then take a look this flick. And don't just look at it, study it. Every eight legged part of it. Because, in the beginning, the whole beauty of those rarified b-movies that have since earned the status of classics or cult films is that, despite their small budgets and other limited resources, somehow they were able to rise above the restrictions of their paltry production pennies and still create a magic of guiltless entertainment that is the center of many cheapskate cinophiles' tastes. Not since 1955's "Tarantula!" has a film been able to stretch out it's meager means to create a web-weaving wonder of whale-sized wallcrawlers.

People who added this item 171 Average listal rating (87 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7

A bored and disgruntled small town school teacher decides to spend his Yuletide holiday in the big city of Sidney. Midway through the journey however, he finds himself stuck in another small town the locals call "The Yabba". Though it might as well be named "Hades" considering that he soon finds himself slowly descending into his own personal drink-binging, kangaroo-killing, bar-brawling hell. A tale from down under that goes even further down under.
In short, a Christmas vacation, the outback way.
People who added this item 60 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 5.2
Jug Face (2013)
What's scarier than being deep out in the middle of the woods? Being out in the middle of the woods with a buncha rednecked hillbillies, that's what.
And what's scarier than being out in the middle of the woods with a buncha rednecked hillbillies?
How about being out in the being out in the middle of the woods with a buncha rednecked hillbillies who worship a pit that contains a supernatural force.
On top of all that, it's a buncha rednecked, pit-worshippin' hillbillies that's led by that crazy bitch, Sean Young.
Maybe this movie doesn't take it all to it's highest potential of backwards horror, but still, the combination of all those elements is enough to let anyone know that if ever you come across somethin' like this in their neck 'o' the woods, yer in fer a whole heap of alotta trouble.

People who added this item 574 Average listal rating (360 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.8
Black Sheep is what you could call, well...the "black sheep" of animal attack themed horror movies. While the subgenre is generally open to any kind of species of the wild kingdom to populate the running time of these types of beasties vs humans confrontations, you won't normally expect to see fans flocking to theaters to see one where sheep are the center of the chaos. Usually, we expect to see animals that have the attributes already required to put some scare into us, such as sharp teeth, pointy horns or at least have the ability to make our skins crawl, such as spiders, bugs, snakes and the like.
But, Black Sheep is a product of New Zealand, a country who's most famous animal is the kiwi bird. So, I think we could afford them some levity if they choose to use these kinds of rogue woolen baaad-boys (sorry...) as the animals in their cinematic effort to fill our nightmares with. Besides, if they do succeed in making sheep the reason we wake up in the middle of the night screaming, any stray images of 'em that are left lingering in our heads, we could use 'em, by counting 'em, as the means in which to help us go back to sleep.

People who added this item 224 Average listal rating (101 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.2
And while we're on the subject of famous giant monsters in modern pop culture, I'm sure I don't have to explain who this creature is.

I mean, let's be honest here,
has there ever been a slimy public figure who was a bigger meme sensation on the world wide web than Cthulhu?
Oh, okay,
maybe Chuck Norris.
But still,
no matter how much Mr. Norris likes to brag that he can kick anybody's ass, we all know that he wouldn't stand a chance against this guy.
Hell, even as an actor, Cthully can swim circles against the ol' Chuckster. And Cthulhu is just a stop-motion effect.
The truth is, no matter how much martial arts training CN has had, at the end of the day,
brass testicles just don't stand a chance against mass tentacles.
People who added this item 288 Average listal rating (187 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.6
Pontypool (2009)
In the snowy small town of Pontypool, there's something in the air colder than the winter chill.
Something that's transforming all the townspeople into the walking dead.
A different take on the zombie genre, that for me personally stretches a bit thin in terms of believeabilty (even with the buffer of suspended belief}, but still, the efforts in it's unique approach {along with Stephen McHattie's strong camera presence) was enough to warrent a place on this list.

People who added this item 112 Average listal rating (82 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.3
Grabbers (2012)
While it may seem that ever since Jaws splashed into the blockbusting record books back in the mid 70s, that the concept of nasty beasties coming outta the water is a brand we tend to see coming mostly outta the U.S., it becoming quite apparent that the international waters are now throwing their nets into the pool to see what they can haul up. So far, it looks like the Aussies are the ones who seem to have been able to fish up the most catch (Rogue, Black Water, etc), but there are other countries, like South Korea (The Host) who appear to be hookin' their lines with some successful bait. With this film, Ireland is showing that they too are now grabbing their fair share of underwater nasties who are surfacing with their own brand of ire towards those from the land.

People who added this item 2389 Average listal rating (1461 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
From Hell (2001)

It is well known within the comicbook community that famed writer Alan Moore does not approve of his films being made into films. And From Hell is a good example why. The four color printed form of this work has an intensity & deepness to it's mystery plot device that is impossible to capture within the limited timeframe of a movie.
However, if one were to watch this film without having read the comicbook series first, it can come off as a satisfying mystery tale with a unique speculation to the identity of the infamous London street killer known as Jack the Ripper.
People who added this item 18 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 5.6
Sweetheart (2019)
As a comicbook fan, I'm living on cloud 9 as I see just how much comicbook based movies have dominated the film industry. It excites even more now that we see the Hollywood is movie passed the standards like Superman, Spider-Man and Batman, and now aiming their sights at the not-so-higher tier characters for some entertainment and box office credibility. Like Aquaman. And while I like that the Aquaman movie can stand on it's own two, uh...fins...and a film franchise, what I'm looking forward to is for the super-powered King of The Seven Seas to go mano a mano (or, again, fin to fin), against a badass superpowered ocean-themed badguy.
And the fact that this little indie thriller features just the kind of fathom frenzied nemesis that I'm talkin' about shows that modern movie makers have the eye and the skill to make just said "wet" fantasies of a nerd come true.
I mean, can you picture it,
Aquaman 2: The Sea Faring Savagery of the Sweetheart.
That's box office gold, right there.

People who added this item 37 Average listal rating (21 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 5.2
Bug (1975)
A mutant strain of cockroaches packing fire-starting abilities are crawling out from the deepest parts of the earth after an earthquake has struck and created fissures to reveal the nasty little buggers. And their power to heat things up isn't the only the only thay seem to possess. There seems to be group mentallity of consciousness that may require more than just s few cans of Raid to exterminate.

I first watched Bug back when it was being run on TV as a laye night horror film, but didn't get a chance to give any more viewings until many years later, as an adult and with the aid of the internet. And there was something I that caught my eye that I missed upon my initial viewing as as kid...
For any fans of the Brady Bunch out there, you might recognize a familiar background in one of the scenes in Bug. It's the same kitchen backdrop used for the Brady household, with very little changes. Now while I knew some of the Brady sets had been used in other TV shows like Mission: Impossible and Mannix, but not until I was able to rewatch the creep crawly movie did I notice that a set was recycled again here.
Obscure 70's horror thrills with a touch of campy corny trivia.
People who added this item 2146 Average listal rating (1382 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.2
Scream 2 (1997)
In the same manner that the first Scream movie reinvigorated the slasher genre, the second Scream movie help to invigorate sequels to the slasher genre.
Except now, these groups of movie installments were being called franchises.
The benefit being that now movie goers didn't consider themselves fans of a particular film, now they were fans of film franchise.
Now movie companies felt an obligation to pump out chapter after chapter of a franchise with more of a guarantee that "fans of the franchise" will still flock to see 'em. And whenever a certain chapter in the series hits a lull, all you have to do is "reboot" the series with a new first chapter, and start all over again.
To be honest, for me personally, is comes more as an endless cycle of movie marketing that is enough to make any serious connoisseur of the medium scream.

But still, Scream 2 was a good slasher flick.
Displaying vociferous success in terms of both script and box office, this is a sequel that shows that when it comes to this type of usually overwrought sharp edged thriller, screaming twice can be just as nice.
People who added this item 1209 Average listal rating (773 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.4
The Cell (2000)
A very cool sci-fi horror that takes a trilling psychologival journey into the psyche of a mind through the use of really creative, surreal and stunning visuals.
And when I say "creative, surreal and stunning visuals", contrary to what all of y'all might be thinkin', I am not referring to Jennifer Lopez's big ol' onion booty.

People who added this item 201 Average listal rating (162 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.3
Y'know, if a kid ends up with a babysitter who's built like a long legged super-model, and she's really "cool" and "gets" him, there could be a chance that he may have made a deal with the devil. Especially at an age when other kids have sorta outgrown the whole "being sat while the parents are away" thing.
In The Babysitter, it's the long legged babysitter who has made the deal. But, in typical scary cinematic fashion, it's the kid who's gotta pay the price. And after seeing that her long legs also come with a demonic cult who need to sacrifice young boys in order to satiate the appetites of their dark lord and master, that's usually the point where a kid comes to the conclusion that maybe he is old enough to look after himself whenever mommy and daddy are gone.

People who added this item 959 Average listal rating (661 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8
Here's a dark ditty of deviltry about a family of hellbent hillbillies that makes even Lucifer hisself go "Damn....! These ratchety-ass rednecks are just plain downright evil.....!"

Ever since the first Texas Chainsaw Massacre back in 1974, there have been a certain type of subhorror slasher-family flicks that have since tried to match the bar 'o' evil that was raised by the original Leatherface Clan.
While Rob Zombies' creation of Captain Spaulding's kith and kin, IMO, doesn't quite match up to the legendary status of TCM, it's was still a worthy effort into the genre (especially since I'm usually not really a big fan of Zombie's sadistically themed approach in portraying fear in his flicks).
People who added this item 57 Average listal rating (32 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.3
Rammbock (2010)
Zombies who speak German. Well, not actually speak.....
growl is more like it. But still, whatever noise you can hear rumbling from their outta their rotworm-infested mouths, it's definitely Deutschland.

Actually, to be honest, while I did end up liking this film, I still found to be somewhat underwhelming. However I decided to still include it on this list just because any time anyone makes an honest effort to create a quality zombie flick with it's own unique twist to it, to distinguish it from all the others, it's always a good thing.
Besides, the year that Rammbock "came to life", 2010, also saw other movies that were released like Atrocious, Changi, Rare Exports, Stakeland, and Trollhunter. I wanted to show what an exceptional year that was for scare-fare of a more independent and worldwide nature.
People who added this item 83 Average listal rating (55 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6

With the rapidly increasing rate that horror movies are being made today, when it comes to those that are about out a small, lonely dwelling out in the middle of the woods, Hollywood is quickly going through the simple names that are synonyms for these kinds of lodgings. Cabin in the Woods, The Rental, The Beach House, and this one, The Lodge.
This one focuses on a soon-to-be-mom who finds herself snowed in a lodge with her two stepchildren who aren't too warmed up to the idea of her being the new mommy. And as the time goes by, their isolation out in the middle of the woods obviously leads to  strange and creepy happenings that only serve to make the cooled feelings of everyone involved even colder. 
People who added this item 2100 Average listal rating (1413 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
A group of teenagers go off to an isolated cabin in the woods for the weekend, and soon come to discover that whenever a group of teenagers goes off to an isolated cabin in the woods, the end result is never good.
Particularly when the cabin contains a tome of demonology.
Heck, I coulda told them that.

To be honest,
I completely agree with the title of this film.
We truly need to simply just let sleeping corpses lie.
Cuz if we did,
we wouldn't have to worry about all this zombie apocalypse craziness.
And there would be no need to have to publish any handbooks depicting how to handle the situation.
Not to mention that our delectable edible brains (a cornerstone of any zombie's nutritious breakfast) would be able to sleep alot easier at night.
People who added this item 211 Average listal rating (157 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 7
The Platform (2019)
 I've said this before and I'll say it again,
it seems in recent times, as Hollywood keeps trying to rehash the same formulas over and over again when it comes to horror movies, , the best ideas for the genre seem to be spawning from outside the U.S..
The Platform is just one example.
 A sophisticated  sci-fi slant to a scary flick, it's premise in which a group of people are trapped withing a highly sophisticated experiment construct from which they must escape if they wish to survive, is sort of a "food version" of The Cube.

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Piranha 3D (2010)
There was once a time in Hollywood when B-movies was a way to describe cheaply made bad movies. One of the last ones was a sequel film called Piranha II:The Spawning from 1982 (which featured, at the time, an aspiring director who would eventually end up making films of titanic proportions).
Fast forward to 2010, and we have Piranha 3D, which is a modern day B-movie that struggles to remain at the level of a B-movie due to it's not so miniscule budget, more than reliable cast (Adam Scott, Ving Rhames, Jerry O'Connell, and 80's film icons, Elizabeth Shue and Christopher Lloyd) and overall high production value. But bad movie purists need not worry, despite all these hurdles of high quality that swarm all around it, in the end, Piranha 3D succeed in it's B-movie status with it's premise of prehistic pirahns coming to surface and it's high and silly death body count which includes not just the demise of various beautiful spring breaking teens, but also a few Final Destination style "off"-erings. Not to mention that's it's all topped with an Eli Roth cameo splattered into the miasma of blood red, swirling lake waters.
While making over the top, low budget animals attack style cinema isn't near as prevalent as it once was in previous decades, P3D is an an excellent example this particular basement brand of movie making isn't completely dead in the water.

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In 1943, Universal Studios released Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man, a film that is considered the first to actually team up two of the monster mainstays that will make the studio company famous (in the horror flick circle, that is). Its story is considered the sequel to the original 1941 Wolf Man and at the same time, the fifth chapter in the Frankenstein series.
And while it seems like it's the werewolf who experiences more development as a character, it's still cool to see that the creatures who have become staples in legendary lore of the scare flick are now sharing terrorizing tactics together in the same world.

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Devil (2010)
The concept of this movie is basically the opposite of love in an elevator.
Occupants going up find their souls going down.

Okay, I know that M. Night Shyamalan has developed quite the reputation for producing overly over-rated crapfest flicks, but I gotta be honest,
despite it's lukewarm reception, I thought Devil was pretty decent.
I mean, it still sort of came off more as a made-for-TV movie, but for me, it was a well-made made-for-TV movie.
Particularly when it comes to handling the often hard to handle subject matter of dark deities that are spawned from below ground-level.
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It's bad enough when an innocent family of vacationing road-trippers find themselves in the midst of the carnage and blood of a hidden coven of cravenous, murderous vampires out in the middle of the desert,
but then on top of that, they also hafta face the threat of the snake-cradling Selma Hayek and her absolutely formidable and absolutely perfect puppies. I promise you, after watching her in this Tarantino/Rodriguez monster mash-up, it won't be her neck that will you be fantasizing about sucking. 
Count Dracula can only wish that his will-sapping gaze was this hypnotic.

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In this final installment of of the Evil Dead series, it's time to go back in time and kick some Ash. The genre shambles it's way from horror into fantasy adventure as the story shifts from the modern day setting of the isolated woods to the backdrop of the Arthurian landscape of the Middle Ages. And when you take a chainsaw back to medieval times, it's just as effective as a sword when it comes to slicing and dicing through the decaying flesh and skeletal limbs of a multitude of minions of moldered evil. It just does the job with a lot more noise. But it is a noise of pure manly and macabre satisfaction that tends to sound something like....

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The Woods (2006)
Okay, we all know by now that when it comes to horror movie plotlines, there's no scarier scenario than being out in the woods.
And when it comes to teen flicks, there is no scenario more terrifying than that of a boarding school.
Here, we get a mixing of the two.
To be honest, this probably isn't the best scary film of the decade and maybe it's not one that's on too many people's best lists, but considering that this is the type of story that has always been handled very shlocky, not to mention very poorly for the past two decades, it's very refreshing to see a movie like The Woods approached with the kind of integrity that in used when trying to produce something above the standard level of camp.

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The Ugly is one of those stories that relies heavily on it's ending to give it a distinction that separates it from others of it's kind. So, in order to prevent myself from revealing any spoilers, I should probably try to keep my comments about this flick as short as possible.

While the "job" of killing people "serially" is never a pretty one, here is a movie that shows that trying to live with the ghosts of those you've killed can get pretty ugly.
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Ah, I have a real soft spot in my heart for horror movies that were made for the TV back during the seventies.
But because of the countless batch that were spawned during this decade, most were crafted from writers who seemed to have gotten their "writer's license" right out of the seventh grade,
very few are worthy of any kind of note.
However, there are a rare few that either stand out in excellence or are just such a part of my movie-viewing nostalgia, that I felt inclined to include 'em on these list of back-in-the-70's faves. The Night-Stalker is such a movie (which eventually would become a TV series).
Never too over the top, but just enough of a touch of camp, a few dabs of bad monster make-up & a pinch of seventies kitsch,
and this is a recipe that crosses onto the side of a fine line, to make it into my personal cache of warm happy childhood memories.
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Just when it seemed like the concept of the slasher horror flick had been done to death, to the point where the genre was finally presumed to be deceased,
along comes Wes Craven's Scream. It was an update to the genre that revealed that the murdering masked megamaniac is not so easily slayed.
Unfortunately, on the flip side, this first sequel of the franchise is also what began the massive resurgence of the endless multitude of blood screaming sequels that tend to extend endlessly passed the third installments to the franchises.
These heavy laden horrors with sharp objects have suffered from such an over-used formula, that, for me, it makes it difficult for me to find a soft spot in my heart for this type of cinema.
That's why this list has only ten entries in it.
And to be quite honest, it was a struggle to find that many.

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I once bought a oiuja board at a garage sale.
After I brought it home, I decided to try it out to since if it really worked, especially considering that I was never one to believe in the supernatural. I started out by asking "Are there any spirits there?" That thingamajig that slides across the board slid over the the "Yes" answer. Since I wasn't really expecting any kind of a response, I was taken somewhat aback, and asked it the first question that popped into my head. "Uhhh..." I mumbled "...just exactly how do you spell 'Ouija'?" (the board I purchased was homemade and therefore didn't have the word "Ouija" on it, like the ones that you can buy from Milton Bradley).
The "spirit" replied with the letters "W" "T" "F".
Guess beings from the other side aren't very good spellers.

TBH, at first, Origin of Evil really doesn't come off as the kind of movie that one would see on one of my favorite films lists. But, rarely do we see a superior sequel that is spawned from such a crappy movie. And when the Hollywood horror machine puts this kind of effort in making a follow up film this much better than the original, it should be rewarded. Otherwise, they'll continue to crank out the crap that we normally hafta put up with.
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