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All the films mentioned in the book [url=https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Horror_Film.html?id=Q2WkDAEACAAJ&redir_esc=y]Horror Film: A Critical Introduction[/url] by Murray Leeder.
[quote]Throughout the history of cinema, horror has proven to be a genre of consistent popularity, which adapts to different cultural contexts while retaining a recognizable core. Horror Film: A Critical Introduction, the newest in Bloomsbury's Film Genre series, balances the discussions of horror's history, theory, and aesthetics as no introductory book ever has. Featuring studies of films both obscure and famous, Horror Film is international in its scope and chronicles horror from its silent roots until today. As a straightforward and convenient critical introduction to the history and key academic approaches, this book is accessible to the beginner but still of interest to the expert.[/quote]
This is a list made by members of Icheckmovies group "Horror Lovers". The idea of this list came from a discussion started by "HL's member "CAD". If you want to add your own favorite horror movies by decade to this list, just write a comment in the discussion board on the group page (Press "source" on the bottom of this page)
Horror movies tend to take sequels and remakes to unprecedented lengths. How many films in other genres can boast eleven sequels and a remake, for example? Though some are good and some are decidedly not, one thing is for sure; they just keep coming.
I've decided to count only series consisting of at least three films (as of the end of 2013). Also, I've excluded older series than 1960. Simply to narrow it down. For now.
The filmography of the 1968 book by Carlos Clarens. Also known as "An Illustrated History of the Horror Film", this was a seminal academic study of horror films, one of the first critical studies to take the genre seriously.
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