1.) The Exorcist
Any horror aficionado will tell you that this movie is hands down, the greatest horror flick to ever his the big screen. Loosely based upon a popular book. People even reportedly killed themselves after watching this one.
2.) Silence of the lambs
“Hello, Clarice.” Dr. Hannible Lector, everybody’s favorite cannibal, is by far the greatest antagonist ever to hit the big screen.
3.) The Shining
What comes to mind when you think of an ax-wielding murderer? The answer is, of course, Jack Nicholson, as the father of little Danny Torrence in The Shining. Don’t tell Steven King I put this one in the list. It’s reported he’s not a big fan of the film.
Norman bates is scariest mamma’s boy to ever put on a dress. The movie wasn’t the scariest (in my honest opinion), but to have a horror list without this one would be blaspheme.
5.) Dawn of the Dead
If the zombie apocalypse ever hits your neck of the woods, track down George Remero and beg for wisdom. This guy is the king of the zombie flick, and this is by far his greatest work.
6.) Friday the 13th
Oh sweet cheesy 80’s, my list wouldn’t be complete without a visit with the one and only Jason Vorhees. The movies revolve around a hockey-masked murderer, that returns from the dead over and over to reek havoc on any unsuspecting teenager stupid enough to get laid around a lake.
One of two famous masked murderers to live in the genre of 1980’s horror. Freshly out of the mental ward this guy’s only goal is to finish off the lives of those that visit his childhood home.
8.) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Leather-Face is the based very loosely on a man named Ed Gein. The movie has multiple spin-offs, and is famous for its chainsaw wielding maniac.
Everyone remembers the scene where a slimy little flesh eating alien bursts through the stomach of an unsuspecting astronaut. The worst part of this movie through (at least for me) was the thought of a face hugging alien shoving it’s giant extraterrestrial wiener down my throat to have it’s baby. Ridley Scott is a sick man.
10.) The Thing
Kurt Russel, a bottle of booze, and a frozen shape shifting alien: does it get any better than that folks? This is the first horror film I ever remember seeing, and it remains on my all time great list to this day.