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The official 501 Must See Movies is compiled from a list of about 50 movies from 10 genres. These lists use the second edition which contains between 50 and 60 movies in each genre and breaks them out into their own lists for easier completion.
Ranked list, compiled by Tyler Callaway.
[quote]I want to present everyone with a fun list that is full of great movies that really can be a great change of pace from watching Friday the 13th or Poltergeist. While those are both great films, they can get old after a while. This Halloween could be much more action filled.
The action-horror genre is one that has not been getting much attention in recent years, but with the recent success of films like Don't Breathe and The Purge franchise, maybe we will start to see a trend. There are still plenty of action and gore filled horrors to make a huge list for them though, and that's what i'm going to do.[/quote]
A list compiled from the entries in Gene Wright's 1986 book, Horrorshows: An A-to-Z of Horror in Film, Radio and Theater. The entries below are found in the following chapters:
Crazies and Freaks: 1-70
Mad Scientists: 71-155
Cataclysmic Disasters: 225-271
Ghosts, Demons and Witches: 286-363
Werewolves and Other Shape-Shifters: 454-494
Television and radio programs are also showcased, along with theatrical productions. Those warranting their own entries in the volume are given below:
The Addams Family (1964-1966)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955-1965) [includes The Alfred Hitchcock Hour]
Circle of Fear (1973) [renamed from Ghost Story]
Dark Shadows (1966-1971)
The Evil Touch (1973-1974)
Ghost Story (1972) [renamed to Circle of Fear]
King Kong (1966-1969)
Kolchak: the Night Stalker (1974-1975)
Lights Out (1949-1952)
The Monster Squad (1976-1977)
Mr. and Mrs. Dracula (1980)
The Munsters (1964-1966)
Night Gallery (1970-1973)
One Step Beyond (1959-1961)
The Outer Limits (1963-1965)
The Sixth Sense (1972)
Struck By Lightning (1979)
Tales of the unexpected (1977)
Tales of Tomorrow (1951-1953)
The Twilight Zone (1959-1964)
Everyman's Theater (1940-1941)
The Hermit's Cave (1930-1944)
I Love a Mystery (1939-1944)
Inner Sanctum Mystery (1941-1952)
Lights Out (1934-1947)
The Mercury Theatre on the Air (1938)
The Mysterious Traveler (1943-1952)
Peter Quill (1940-1941)
The Shadow (1931-1954)
Stay Tuned for Terror (1944-1945?)
The Strange Dr. Weird (1944-1945)
Frankenstein (Wide World of Mystery season 1, episodes 2 & 3, January 16-17, 1973)
Night Gallery (Pilot episode, November 8, 1969)
A list compiled from the entries in Gene Wright's 1986 book, Horrorshows: An A-to-Z of Horror in Film, Radio and Theater. This list covers the horror or horror-related titles that do not merit an entry of their own, but which are mentioned either within the descriptions of other entries or chapter introductions. Movies listed as thrillers, mystery or sci-fi are included, whether or not they're generally classified as horror, as are comedic spoofs of popular horror themes.
Television and radio programs are also showcased, along with theatrical productions. Those mentioned but not warranting their own entry are listed below:
The Addams Family (1972-1973)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985-1986)
Amazing Stories (1985-1987)
The Godzilla Power Hour (1978-1979)
The Invaders (1967-1968)
The Invisible Man (1958-1959)
The Invisible Man (1975-1976)
Science Fiction Theater (1955-1957)
The Twilight Zone (1985-1989)
Way Out (1961)
The Avenger (1941-1942)
Latitude Zero (1941)
Tales of Tomorrow (1953)
The Witch's Tale (1931-1938)
The Anatomist (1931)
The Golem (1984)
The Innocents (1950)
Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1979)
They Came From Denton High (1973)
Every film listed in the appendix of Kier-La Janisse's 2012 memoir "House of Psychotic Women." From the book:
"[…]while by no means comprehensive, this appendix is a cross-section of horror and violent exploitation films that feature disturbed or neurotic women as primary or pivotal characters […] Admittedly some films stretch genre definitions, and others fall completely outside of the centre but are nonetheless important progenitors for genre characterizations."
These are iCheckMovies' favorite horror films, calculated using this formula:
favorites / (checks+75)
This list includes horror shorts.
I used IMDb to determine which films are horror, so there might be some strange inclusions and omissions.
Last updated: October 5, 2012
There's a lot more to Japanese horror than the vengeful, lank-haired spook-girls of Ring, Ju-on and their legion of imitators. Sure, the West may have only recently woken up to its charms, but J-horror has been around for a mighty long time. The first Japanese novel, The Tale of Genji – now nearly a millennium old – is positively packed with ghosts and gruesome revenge. Noh and Kabuki are some of the most haunted theatrical traditions on Earth, and Edo period playwrights were constantly fighting to outdo one another in the gore, murder and supernatural vengeance stakes.
Pretty much as soon as the first motion picture camera came off the boat here, someone picked it up and started making horror movies. Jizo the Spook [Bake Jizo] and Resurrection of a Corpse [Shinin no Sosei], both filmed in 1898, predate Nosferatu (1922) by decades. Since then, Japanese horror has come to us in a number of guises: sometimes grotesque, sometimes scary, sometimes erotic, funny or even beautiful. Let's take a look at a few examples...
Japanese horror (sometimes abbreviated to J-horror) is Japanese horror fiction in popular culture, noted for its unique thematic and conventional treatment of the horror genre in light of western treatments. Japanese horror tends to focus on psychological horror and tension building (suspense), and supernatural horror, particularly involving ghosts (yūrei) and poltergeists, while many contain themes of folk religion such as: possession, exorcism, shamanism, precognition, and yōkai.
"A year and a half ago I put a Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time list right before I embarked on a mission to watch a horror and review a horror film every day for a year. I met that insane goal and have eyed a revamp of my original list for quite sometime now. In doing that, I decided to up it to a top 100 horror movies."
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.