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This list contains all movies mentioned in Kim Newman's "Nightmare Movies: Horror on Screen Since the 1960s"; an encycopaedic critical reference guide to modern horror, taking Night of the Living Dead (1968) as its starting point, and continuing to the publication date of the second edition in 2011. While chiefly concerned with the evolution of the horror film, the book will occasionally mention non-horror to compare and contrast.
#1-119: Chapter 1 - Shoot 'Em in the Head! or The Birth of the Hate Generation
#120-273: Chapter 2 - The Indian Summer of the British Horror Film
#274-396: Chapter 3 - The Changing Face of Classical Gothic:
#397-563: Chapter 4 - Devil Movies or: "If the mousse tastes chalky, don't eat it."
#564-687: Chapter 5 - Deep in the Heart of Texas or: The Down-Home, Up-Country, Multi-Implement Massacre Movie
#688-1245: Chapter 6 - Paranoia Paradise or: Five Things to Worry About
#1246-1460: Chapter 7 - Tales of Ordinary Madness or: The Close-Up Crazies
#1461-1595: Chapter 8 - Auteurs
#1596-1764: Chapter 9 - The Weirdo Horror Film or: Cult, Kitsch, Camp, Sick, Punk and Pornography
#1765-1889: Chapter 10 - Psycho Movies or: "I didn't Raise my Girl to be a Severed Head"
#1890-1977: Chapter 11 - Ghost Stories
#1978-2162: Chapter 12 - Return to the past
#2163-2331: Chapter 13 - Cannibal Zombie Gut-Crunchers - Italian Style!
#2332-2398: Chapter 14 - Fun with the Living Dead
#2399-2428: Postscript: The Post-Modern Horror Film
#2429-2723: Chapter 2.1 - The Lecter Variations
#2724-3133: Chapter 2.2 - Vampires and Other Stereotypes
#3134-3604: Chapter 2.3 - Scream and Scream Again: Franchises, Post-Modernism, Remakes
#3605-3973: Chapter 2.4 - At First Just Ghostly
#3974-4151: Chapter 2.5 - Virtual Realities and Imaginary Friends
#4152-4351: Chapter 2.6 - Why Are Your Doing This to Me?
#4352-4439: Chapter 2.7 - More Auteurs
#4440-4720: Chapter 2.8 - Zombie Apocalypse Now!
#4721-4725: Postscript: There will still be blood
A list of all the movies I have seen (that I remember...) and TV shows - if a TV show is checked, it means I've watched every season of that particular show.
Thanks for checking my list out!
All entries from the book written by Mike Mayo.
From atomic bombs to zealous zombies, this cinephile’s guidebook reviews 1,000 of the wickedest, weirdest, and wackiest scary movies from every age of horror. With reviews on many overlooked, underappreciated gems such as Alice Sweet Alice, Daughters of Darkness, and Zombie, as well as the numerous Stephen King adaptations and modern updates such as Night of the Living Dead 3D and The Wolfman, new devotees as well as the discriminating dark cinema enthusiast will love this big, beautiful, end-all, be-all guide to an always popular film genre.
Jim Vorel chooses the best horror film for each year of the past century, from 1920 to 2019, as well as running down the runners-up.
1-100 are the best films of each year, 101-858 are the honorable mentions.
Full (appr.) 800 title filmography from the classic Finnish horror film book. Mentioned to cover the most important titles from 1906 to 1985. The title order is original to the book, hence some year jumps.
Still missing the titles that dont't have their own chapter, I'll be adding them next.
Missing titles (not found from IMDb):
- L'Homme qui rit (France, 1909)
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 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.
As some people are aware, horror is the greatest genre ever and there is literally nothing better than a good horror film. It is, however, extremely under-appreciated and that means a lot of sifting to find the awesome stuff.
So, this is my personal list of the 'best' horror films that I've seen. This mostly consists of personal favourites, but also others which I didn't LOVE, but are good examples of what I like about horror, offer something to the genre or that I just think are kinda cool (mostly the latter). I've not included anything that I don't like at all though, so there may be some glaringly obvious omissions, but it's probably on purpose.
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 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.
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.
All titles mentioned in the book by Glenn Kay.
1930s - 1-6
1940s - 7-16
1950s - 17-25
1960s - 26-45
1970s - 46-87
1980s - 88-199
1990s - 200-261
2000s - 262-364
Zombieless Zombie Movies: 365-393
Not on IMDb:
Requiem der Teufel (1993)
Sex, Chocolate, and Zombie Republicans (1998)
His personal favourites are here: [url]http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/zombie+movies+the+ultimate+guide+-+the+best+zombie+movies/mightysparks/[/url]
The personal choices of Tim Wambolt for the goriest movies ever made, as seen on the now-defunct Running with Scissors website. Tim Wambolt's current lists are found on his website at [url=http://www.goryvideogames.com/]http://www.goryvideogames.com/[/url], but this list is currently based on the original Running with Scissors list which included hundreds of honorable mentions.
The list is ordered by amount of gore, and everything after 97 should only be considered an "honorable mention".
This list is currently incomplete due to IMDb not having listings for some of the short films and more obscure titles.
76 Chunk Blower
81 A Thousand and One Nights
89 Meatday (aka Vleesdag)
114 Vadias Do Sexo Sangrento
175 Chainsaw Scumfuck
228 El Trivial Exterminador 2
256 Girl and the Wooden Horse Torture
274 Splattenstein Death Camp
288 El Trivial Exterminador
360 Photomation: The Avenger
398 Samhain: Night Feast
This is a personal list of my favourite horror movies. Some rankings may seem weird due to me not considering certain films as 'horror' as much as others (so some of my overall favourites are quite low since this is a 'horror' list). Order could change depending on my mood, so take it with a grain of salt.
The filmography of the book by W.P. Spence.
You Wanna See Something Really Scary? is a 365 day crash course in horror films. One film a day, viewed and reviewed, to turn the average Joe into Mighty Joe Horror. Full of the monsters, madness, blood, guts, screams, bad dreams, slices, dices, thrills and chills that make Horror the greatest genre in film, this book has it all. You'll scream in terror through the classics of yesteryear, the golden years of horror, the rise of the slasher and the new wave of gore. You'll gasp in fright at the heroes of horror, the actors, scream queens, special effects wizards and creature creators. And you'll clutch your heart at the nightmares on the screen, created by some of the greatest writers and directors in film history. So enter, if you dare.