Horror Movies (2014)

Octoblur 2014 Extra: Favorites Excluded!

By dorrk, October 19th 2014

Absolutely no one has asked me why I haven't included many well-known classics this Octoblur, but I'm going to answer it anyway: I've seen most of them.

One of my goals every October is to make a sizable dent in my horror movie-queue, and that is predominately made up of movies I haven't seen, or, if I have seen them, it's been a reeaaallly long time. I went over to Flickchart tonight and pulled out a list of my all-time favorite horror movies, to give an indication of what I really like, but am almost definitely not watching this month:

  • The Exorcist
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • The Shining
  • The Fly
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • Psycho
  • Poltergeist
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • The Thing
  • Alien
  • The Omen
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • Halloween
  • Jaws
  • Nosferatu (1922)
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
  • Frankenstein
  • The Return of the Living Dead
  • The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
  • Bride of Frankenstein
  • Gremlins
  • Re-Animator
  • Altered States
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
  • The Cabin in the Woods
  • Let the Right One In
  • Orphan
  • Night of the Creeps
  • Dawn of the Dead (1978 & 2004)
  • The House of the Devil
  • The Wicker Man
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • Evil Dead II
  • Videodrome
  • The Orphanage
  • The Funhouse

You can't go wrong with any of those, IMO, but I don't feel compelled to watch them as part of this project. I did, however, pull a few movies from that list that I really need to re-watch, and may do so in the next two weeks for Octoblur:

  • The Brood
  • The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • Suicide Club
  • Feast
  • Ringu
  • From Beyond