31 Days of Horror: 200 Greatest Horror Films

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The hardest part about choosing my favourite horror films of all time, is deciding what stays and what goes. I started with a list that featured over 200 titles, and I think it took more time to pick and choose between them, than to actually sit down and write each capsule review. In order to hold on to my sanity, I decided to not include short films, documentaries, television mini-series and animated films. I also had to draw the line at some point in deciding if certain movies should be considered horror or not. In such cases where I was split down the middle in deciding, I let IMDB be the judge for me and simply included them as a special mention. Long story short, I can’t include every movie I like. Below  you will find a list ranking the first 100 films on my list. I’ll be writing capsule reviews for each of these sometime next October. And further below, you will find the links to my top 100. Enjoy!

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Top 200

Perfect Blue Special Mention

Ninja Scroll (1993) Special Mention

200. Strange Circus (2005)

199. The Ordeal (Calvaire) (2004)

198. Session 9 (2001)

197. Society (1989)

The Most Dangerous Game (1932) Special Mention

196. Battle Royale (2000) Special Mention

195. When A Stranger Calls (1979)

194. Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)

193. The Mist (2007)

192. 28 Days Later (2002)

191. Scream (1996)

190. Saw (2004)

Coraline (2009) Special Mention

189. Village of the Damned (1960)

188. The Long Weekend (1978)

187. Next of Kin (1984)

186. Frighteners (1996)

185. Amer (2009)

184. Drag Me To Hell (2009)

183. Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil (2012)

182. House of the Devil (2010)

181. Gremlins (1984)

180. Berberian Sound Studio (2012)

179. Vampire Circus (1972)

178. Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter (1974)

177. Cronos (1994)

176. Misery (1990)

175. Altered States (1980)

174. The Snowtown Murders (2011)

173. Haunted Strangler (Grip of the Strangler) (1958)

172. I Walk With A Zombie (1943)

171. Trouble Every Day (2001)

170. Nosferatu: The First Vampire (1925)

169. The Children (2008)

168. Signs (2002)

167. Sixth Sense (1999)

166. Cabin In The Woods (2012)

165. [REC] (2007)

164. The Others (2001)

163. The Haunting (1963)

162. The Descent (2005)

161. Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

160. Kill List (2011)

159. (TIE) The Devil Rides Out (1968)

159. (TIE) Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)

158. (Tie) My Bloody Valentine (1981)

158. (Tie)  Friday the 13th (1980)

157. Phase IV  (1974)

156. Night Of The Creeps (1986)

155. Moster Squad (1987)

154. Quatermass And The Pit (1967)

153. Night Of The Demon (1958)

Aftermath (1994) Special Mention

Genesis (1998) Special Mention

152. Visitor Q (2001)

151. (TIE) Hatchet For The Honeymoon (Il rosso segno della follia) (1970)

151. (TIE) Blood And Black Lace / Six Women for the Murderer (Sei donne per l’assassino)

150. Sleepaway Camp (1983)

149. The Phantom Carriage (1921)

148. Body Snatchers (1993)

147. The Addiction (1995)

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Special Mention

146. The Fog (1980)

145. In the Mouth of Madness (1994)

144. The Seventh Victim (1943)

143. The Leopard Man (1943)

142. Wolf Creek (2005)

141. Irréversible (2002) Special Mention

140. Deliverance (1972)

139. The Live (1988)

138. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

137. Trouble Every Day (2001)

136. Witchfinder Genderal (1968)

135. Kuroneko (1968)

134. Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974)

133. The Hitcher (1986)

132. Maniac (1980)

131. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

130. The Fall of the House of Usher (1928)

129. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

128. Tenebre (1982)

127. Death Line (1972)

126. Theatre Of Blood (1973)

125. A Page OF Madness (1926)

124. The House with Laughing Windows (La casa dalle finestre che ridon) (1976)

123. Dressed To Kill (1980)

122. Sisters (1973)

121. (TIE) Q The Winged Serpent (1982)

121. (TIE) God Told Me To (1976)

120. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1978)

119. Near Dark (1987)

118. Funny Games (1997)

117. Hour of the Wolf (1968)

116. American Psycho (2000)

115. Patrick (1978)

114. Frightmare/ Cover Up (1974)

113. Let’s Scare Jessica to Death (1971)

112. Just Before Dawn (1981)

111. Who Can Kill A Child? (Island of the Damned) (1976)

110. Janghwa, Hongryeo (A Tale of Two Sisters) (2003)

109. The Nameless (Jaume Balaguero, 1999, Spain)

Dust Devil (1992) – Special Mention

Hardware (1990) – Special Mention

108. Horrors Of Malformed Men (1969)

Titicut Follies (1967) Special Mention

107. The Blood of the Beasts (Le Sang es Bêtes) (1949)

106. Straw Dogs (1971) – Special Mention

105. Let Me In (2010)

Manhunter (1986) Special Mention

104. The Tenant

103. Aliens (1986) Special Mention

102. I Walk With A Zombie (1943)

101. (Tie) Dead Of Night (Deathdream) (1972)

101 (Tie). Martin (1976)

click below to see the top 100!

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By Ricky

Ricky D is the editor-in-chief of Sound on Sight and one of the hosts of the Sound On Sight podcast and the Sordid Cinema podcast. He is Sound On Sight's expert on Horror and contributes written reviews when time permits.

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