Top Ten Horror Movies of All Time

Posted on Friday, October 25, 2013 by Movies_and_Music

Although for me any time of year is ripe for watching a bone-chilling horror movie, the penultimate time of year to do it is during October.  With inklings of Halloween swirling in the air along with the Autumn leaves, this time of year lends itself to engaging in some good old-fashioned scares like no other!  I'm a lifelong horror movie fan, and here's my picks for the top ten best horror movies ever, in no particular order.  You can find these in the SCCLD collection.

 

Enjoy and happy horrors to you!

 

- Anne

The ShiningThe Shining DVD Cover

The Shining

Stanley Kubrick's classic adaptation of Stephen King's spine-tingling  novel.

An American Werewolf in London

An American Werewolf in London

Two American travelers get lost on the moors of Northern England and get more than they bargained for in what is perhaps the BEST werewolf movie EVER.  I recently rewatched this one and it's suprising how good the special effects are - even by 2013's standards.  No CGI here!

A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street

We can't help what we dream.  Or can we?

The orphanage

The orphanage

A ghostly, atmospheric, Spanish-language film with an atypical, strangely comforting ending.

The Thing

The Thing

Forget about the film adaptation from 1951.  Forget about 2011's prequel of the same name.  John Carpenter's 1982 masterpiece starring Kurt Russell is one of cinema's definitive alien movies.  You won't be disappointed!

The Others DVD CoverThe Others

The Others

Nicole Kidman plays the protective mother of two young, ill children living on desolate Jersey island in England right after the end of World War II in this supernatural thriller.  This might be the creepiest movie I've ever seen!

The Exorcist

The Exorcist

Often referred to as 'the scariest movie of all time'...hmm...you be the judge!

The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys

Vampire fans know this movie well!  Aside from its all-star cast, the best part about this film is that it was shot in Santa Cruz and has awesome footage of the Boardwalk as well as a memorable soundtrack!

Rosemary's Baby

Rosemary's Baby

Guy and Rosemary Woodhouse are the quintessential young couple living in New York City in the 60s.  Their problems begin when Rosemary becomes pregnant and descends into what seems like madness...but is it insanity that's driving her or something more sinister?  Directed by Roman Polanski.

Play Misty for Me

Play Misty for Me

A classic tale of a scorned lover starring a young Clint Eastwood.  Filmed on location in Carmel and Monterey, this film also contains some classic footage from 1970's Monterey Jazz Festival.

 

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