This page shows you the list charts. By default, the movies are ordered by how many times they have been marked as a favorite. However, you can also sort by other information, such as the total number of times it has been marked as a dislike.
This extensive appendix in Nicholl's book lists 700 fantasy/horror/sci-fi films,1902-1983. Note that it is not a 'best of' list. While some films are must-see classics, others are z-grade junk - there's even a few TV-movies in the mix. Nicholls may be academic but he's no snob - like Danny Peary, he believes in seeing all types of movies.
Most of these appended films are reviewed in capsules (the others have already been discussed in more detail in the main body of the book). He gives titles a dual rating, one for quality (stars) and another for squeamishness (skulls).
Interestingly, Nicholls embraces a broad range of movies in his critique, including the James Bond series (because of its sci-fi overtones with gadgetry, supervillians, etc) and films with a surreal, psychological, or dreamlike approach. You'd have to be a true film fan to watch the wide range of titles here - everything from Monty Python and the Muppets to Russian silent films and Italian zombie gore.
A list of films which include monsters as the main plot, these films include such creatures as extraterrestrial aliens, giant animals, Kaiju (the Japanese counterpart of giant animals, but they can also be machines and plants), mutants, supernatural creatures, or creatures from folklore, such as Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster. These movies usually fall into the science fiction, fantasy and/or horror genres.
May not include all films which feature monsters as some are lost or just to obscure to be known.
Listed in alphabetical order.
The following list is comprised of all films featured in the book Sleazoid Express. The book focuses on the Grindhouse theaters of Times Square and the exploitation films that were shown there.
I've tried to only include films that were actually screened at a theater in Times Square during the time period depicted in the book. So films mentioned in passing as a reference point (The Godfather, Taxi Driver, etc.) were omitted since the intent of the list is to capture the sights and sounds of an era and not every film found in the index.
These are the 39 controversial films banned from sale in the UK by the Department of Public Prosecutions (DPP) under the Video Recordings Act of 1984. The films were banned in response to a right-wing media fury spearheaded by the campaigner Mary Whitehouse (1910-2001) who popularised Sunday Times journalist Peter Chippendale's phrase "Video Nasty" despite never having watched any of the films themselves.
In the years that followed, several of these movies were released either cut or uncut, whilst the others have either not been granted a certificate; or no distributor has since requested one.
Not included here are:
- films originally banned at the same time as the Video Nasties, but never prosecuted, such as [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/the+evil+dead/]The Evil Dead[/url].
- films often believed to have been part of the DPP 39, including [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/a+clockwork+orange/]A Clockwork Orange[/url], [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/the+exorcist/]The Exorcist[/url], [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/straw+dogs/]Straw Dogs[/url], [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/ilsa+she+wolf+of+the+ss/]Ilsa She-Wolf of the SS[/url] and [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/the+texas+chain+saw+massacre/]The Texas Chain Saw Massacre[/url] - all of which were unavailable in the UK for other reasons.
The DPP 39 list is a matter of quintessential bad taste. In most cases, don't expect great movies, but check out what the fuss was all about!
See also the documentary [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/video+nasties+moral+panic+censorship+and+videotape/]Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010)[/url].
Glenn Kay's personal favourite zombie movies. The first 25 are ranked, and then some of his other favourites, unranked.
Creepshow - the segment "Father's Day"
Tales From the Crypt - the segment "Poetic Justice"
The entire list of films mentioned in his book can be found here: [url]http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/zombie+movies+the+ultimate+guide/mightysparks/[/url]
In October 2013, the British Film Institute unveiled an exhibition chronicling the history of dark and macabre films. In an ambitious project, the BFI unveiled a collection of a large number of films spanning four categories, bringing these films to British cinemas over a four month period.
Films are arranged chronologically by theme.
The Four Parts:
- Monstrous (1-26)
- The Dark Arts (27-48)
- Haunted (49-71)
- Love is a Devil (72-99)
Although this exhibition includes a large number of plays, professional talks, documentaries, television series' and shorts, this list contains only the feature films presented in the exhibition.
A list of films that are direct adaptations of H.P. Lovecraft stories. Films that were loosely inspired by Lovecraft and films that just contain Lovecraftian themes are not included. Short films (30 minutes or less) are not included.
The list was compiled from several sources, and some independent searching. If you know of more to be added, please inform me and I will update the list!
The funniest horror movies according to the site AfterElton.
They were divided up into the following categories: horror spoofs, comedies with horror themes, horror-comedies, slapsticks, horror movies with sick senses of humour and horror movies that are unintentionally hilarious.
Lifted from the Chronology of Movies section of Peter Normanton's "Mammoth Book of Slasher Movies," which would more accurately be described as an overview of gore/exploitation movies than a history of slasher movies. This replicates the order of the chronology as printed in the book, so all examples of movies being out of chronological order in the below list are mistakes made in the original publication.