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The independent movie studio HIDDEN HORIZONS count down their Top 666 Horror Movies of all time.
The films listed are all based on at least 1 of 3 things; importance to the genre, scariness, and just being a straight up good movie. The list will change as new horror titles are released and older horror titles are rediscovered/reexamined.
The list is in descending order from best to least best.
Feel free to comment! Every piece of input will be carefully examined.
DETAILS ON THE SELECTIONS:
-The list ranges from 1896 to Present Day.
-Movies are full length unless a "short" has proven to be historically important and/or groundbreaking to the genre (Return of Glennascaul, Le Manoir Du Diable, etc.).
-TV movies and mini-series are only included if they are significant pieces to the genre (IT, Bad Ronald, etc.).
-Horror-Comedy is included without question if the horror genre stands out more (Return of the Living Dead, Evil Dead, etc.). In rare cases a comedy with horrific elements will be included as long as the movie is incredibly important within the horror genre (The Ghost Breakers, House of Frankenstein, etc.).
-SciFi-Horror is included as long as a legitimate amount of horror is displayed through the SciFi (The Thing, Invaders From Mars, etc.). The SciFi films that mix mainly with the drama genre (2001: A Space Odyssey, Metropolis, etc.) and the action genre (War of the Worlds, Independence Day, etc.) are not included.
-Thriller/Crime films that contain dark elements (Body Heat, M, etc.) are not included. Thriller/Crime films that are primarily based upon the psychological horror genre (Silence of the Lambs, Hard Candy, Se7en, etc.) are included.
-Mysteries are only included if they consistently flirt with a supernatural theme and/or deliver a consistent feeling of dread (And Then There Were None, The Hounds of Baskervilles, etc.).
-Action/Exploitation films with an incredible amount of violence/gore (Toxic Avenger, Hobo with a Shotgun, etc.) are not included.
-Fantasy movies with enough horrific elements to border on horror (Pan's Labyrinth, La Belle et la Bete, etc.) are included. Fantasy movies with just a few scary elements/scenes (Return to Oz, It's a Wonderful Life, etc.) are not included.
-Surrealistic/Experimental Horror is included as long as horror genre still stands out (Begotten, Santa Sangre, etc.). Surrealistic/Experimental films with just brief moments of horror (Un Chien Andalou, The Holy Mountain, etc.) are not included.
-Giallos are included
-Animation is included
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"Some films should never have been made. They are too unsettling, too dangerous, too challenging, too outrageous and even too badly made to be let loose on unsuspecting audiences.
Yet these films, from the shocking Cannibal Holocaust to the apocalyptic Donnie Darko, from the destructive Tetsuo to the awfully bad The Room, from the hilarious This Is Spı¨nal Tap to the campy Showgirls, from the asylum of Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari to the circus of Freaks, from the gangs of The Warriors to the gangsters of In Bruges and from the flamboyant Rocky Horror Picture Show to the ultimate cool of The Big Lebowski, have all garnered passionate fan followings.
Cult cinema has made tragic misfits, monsters and cyborgs, such as Edward Scissorhands or Blade Runner's replicants, heroes of our times. 100 Cult Films explains why these figures continue to inspire fans around the globe. Cult film experts Ernest Mathijs and Xavier Mendik round up the most cultish of giallo, blaxploitation, anime, sexploitation, zombie, vampire and werewolf films, exploring both the cults that live hidden inside the underground (Nekromantik, Café Flesh) and the cult side of the mainstream (Dirty Dancing, The Lord of the Rings, and even The Sound of Music).
100 Cult Films is a true trip around the world, providing a lively and illuminating guide to films from more than a dozen countries, across nine decades, representing a wide range of genres and key cult directors such as David Cronenberg, Terry Gilliam and David Lynch."
Compiled by Edward Margulies and Stephen Rebello, the caustically clever authors of Movieline magazine’s popular feature “Bad Movies We Love”, this outrageous 1993 book leaves no stone (including Sharon) unturned as it skewers some of Hollywood’s biggest big-budget film fiascos ever and the stars and filmmakers who made it all happen.
Published in 2003, Entertainment Weekly Magazine described their Top 50 Cult Movies thusly: "most died at the box office, some of them horribly. Mangled and despised, they were re-animated on video. And now they compose our cultural Esperanto, a subliminal vocabulary of vaguely subversive images, ideas, and phrases that we continue to obsess over and dissect at parties, around water coolers, in bars, over the blaring banalities of the mainstream media din. They are Cult Movies...So if you take your dead evil and your buckaroos banzai-ed, pour yourself a tall glass of Kool-Aid and peruse this list…"
Note: Reader response to the original list was so great, that EW subsequently annexed their list with 11 “readers’ choice” picks. Why 11? Well, it's one longer, isn't it …?
"Presenting the information movie fans need about those films that the insiders seem to know and love, this handy guide to cult flicks offers perceptive and entertaining entries containing an outline of the plot, characters, and themes; insight into why the film is considered a classic; and essential little-known facts. Featuring such favorites as Barbarella, Betty Blue, Harold and Maude, Roger and Me, The Wickerman, and Withnail and I, this book highlights the best films from more than 50 years of movie making. Also explored are the qualities that make a film a cult movie and whether a film can be both cult and a box office hit."
Movies reviewed on the Outside the Cinema podcast including movies watched or reviewed during special live shows and the top 6 list from ep. 100. End of the year roundtables and tv-shows (Firefly, Buffy) are not included so far. Comments, questions, remarks? Feel free to leave a comment!
Movies covered with Ryan are 1-99
Movies covered during ep. 100: 195-236
Kickstarter movies: 557-568, 571-588, 591-619,
2008 - 01-87
2009 - 88-236
2010 - 237-341
2011 - 342-437
2012 - 438-533
2013 - 534-623
2014 - 624-
Missing because movie is not in IMDB:
The eye of the condor, episode 320.
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.
De Nederlandse fans hebben gesproken. Wat is de beste horror-, sciencefiction-, fantasy- of cultfilm aller tijden? Schokkend Nieuws deed ter gelegenheid van zijn honderdste editie een oproep aan lezers, fans en collega-filmjournalisten een lijstje samen te stellen met de tien beste genrefilms aller tijden. De oproep leverde maar liefst 719 verschillende titels op. De honderd beste films staan afgedrukt in de 100e editie van de tweemaandelijkse filmglossy (IMDb List: http://goo.gl/vsKfJ).
USA Up All Night (also known as Up All Night and Up All Night with Rhonda Shear) is an American cable television series that aired weekly on Friday and Saturday nights on the USA Network. The show aired from 1989 to 1998.
The program consisted of low-budget films, bookended by in-studio or on-location comedy skits featuring the show's hosts. In addition to skits, the hosts would also provide sardonic comments about the featured film(s), and observations on various Hollywood- and/or New York City-area clubs and attractions (when the series was shooting out of studio). Including commercials, the program typically ran from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.