Top 5 Horror Movies

edited October 2016 in Movies
In the spirit of the Halloween season, just wondering if people wanna give their top 5 favorite horror movies. Selfishly, I'm also looking for some reccomendations as I've exhausted my stack of to-be-watched movies.

In no particular order:
1. The Lost Boys
2. In The Mouth Of Madness
3. Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon
4. From Dusk Til' Dawn
5. The Shining
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  • I'm not much of a horror movie buff, but:

    1. REC (2007)
    2. El Orfanato (The Orphanage) (2007)
    3. Insidious (2011)
    4. The Conjuring (2013)
    5. The Devil's Backbone (2001)

    I guess I like Spanish horror movies, for some reason :P
    Degausser24DaveyMac
  • I'm not much of a horror movie buff, but:

    1. REC (2007)
    2. El Orfanato (The Orphanage) (2007)
    3. Insidious (2011)
    4. The Conjuring (2013)
    5. The Devil's Backbone (2001)

    I guess I like Spanish horror movies, for some reason :P
    I just watched the Conjuring for the first time last week. Really fucking scary in a classic way. I really enjoyed it. The second one is maybe even scarier. I considered putting that on my list actually.
  • I'm not much of a horror movie buff, but:

    1. REC (2007)
    2. El Orfanato (The Orphanage) (2007)
    3. Insidious (2011)
    4. The Conjuring (2013)
    5. The Devil's Backbone (2001)

    I guess I like Spanish horror movies, for some reason :P
    I just watched the Conjuring for the first time last week. Really fucking scary in a classic way. I really enjoyed it. The second one is maybe even scarier. I considered putting that on my list actually.
    I have yet to see the second, but it's on my short list! And yeah, the Conjuring is great, not overly gory or anything, just some good, clean, atmospheric horror.
    Degausser24
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    I don't know if I'd say all time faves but the ones that immediately come to mind when I think of what scared the crap out of me in a fun way:

    The Descent
    The Conjuring
    Devil
    28 Days Later
    Candyman
    Degausser24
  • TaraC73TaraC73 Manchester NH
    Amityville Horror (original)
    Paranormal Activity (1&2 are both scary as fuck. I never saw the other ones)
    The Shining
    Nightmare on elm street (original)
    Carrie
    Degausser24
  • TaraC73 said:

    Amityville Horror (original)
    Paranormal Activity (1&2 are both scary as fuck. I never saw the other ones)
    The Shining
    Nightmare on elm street (original)
    Carrie

    You saw the two worthwhile one's, don't worry.
    darwinfeeshyTaraC73
  • WonderedObjectWonderedObject SAN Francisco, CA

    TaraC73 said:

    Amityville Horror (original)
    Paranormal Activity (1&2 are both scary as fuck. I never saw the other ones)
    The Shining
    Nightmare on elm street (original)
    Carrie

    You saw the two worthwhile one's, don't worry.
    I was a fan of the 3rd and the spinoff. Nothing beats the first though.
  • TaraC73 said:

    Amityville Horror (original)
    Paranormal Activity (1&2 are both scary as fuck. I never saw the other ones)
    The Shining
    Nightmare on elm street (original)
    Carrie

    You saw the two worthwhile one's, don't worry.
    I was a fan of the 3rd and the spinoff. Nothing beats the first though.
    I just appreciate the fact that they're atmospheric horror. I've never been a fan of the torture porn stuff. 
  • WonderedObjectWonderedObject SAN Francisco, CA
    It's a long list for me so I'll just agree with The Shining and The Conjuring.
    I'd also throw in Sinster for it's atmosphere and Evil Dead for it's creepy makeup.
  • WonderedObjectWonderedObject SAN Francisco, CA
    edited October 2016
    @Degausser24 agree. And if you're into the lore, that's a great series for it.
  • @Degausser24 agree. And if you're into the lore, that's a great series for it.

    Yeah definitely. I've been meaning to check out Sinister actually along with insidious. I kind of wrote them off because they looked kind of same-y but after seeing what James Wan did with the conjuring I want to check out his other work.
  • WonderedObjectWonderedObject SAN Francisco, CA
    I'd suggest insidious first. That's a great one. I'd suggest sinister eventually lol.
  • WonderedObjectWonderedObject SAN Francisco, CA
    I'd also highly recommend Cabin in the Woods. Not your average horror flick but it's fantastic. Plus the guys did a great podcast on it on Bald Movies.

    I picked it up at target for 5 bucks for those interested haha.
  • I'd also highly recommend Cabin in the Woods. Not your average horror flick but it's fantastic. Plus the guys did a great podcast on it on Bald Movies.

    I picked it up at target for 5 bucks for those interested haha.

    Love Cabin in the woods! It's a very meta horror movie.
    WonderedObject
  • First 5 (no order)
    The Shining
    The Thing
    Alien
    Evil Dead 2
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    Last 5 out:
    Halloween
    The Witch
    Nightmare on Elm Street
    Silence of the Lambs
    It Follows


  • Serpent and the Rainbow
    The Shining
    Candyman
    Sinister
    The Ring/Ringu

    Although they don't hold up I would throw honerable mentions to Pet Semetary and It (which started my hatred of clowns).
  • Garthgou81Garthgou81 Placerville, CA
    Damn, I don't think I can even answer this satisfactorily to myself. I love horror so much--its my favorite genre. There are always the staples like The Shining, The Exorcist, and Halloween. And I adore those . But then there are other, cheesier, more-"fun" horror that I like, such as Pet Semetary, The Mouth of Madness, etc. But then there are newer movies such as It Follows, The Babadook, and You're Next! 

    Its odd. People don't really say, "what are your favorite 5 dramas!" Not that its a bad question. Horror definitely is fun to narrow down and discuss, but there are so many sub-genres that I enjoy. It is in a constant state of flux depending on my mood. One day I want crazy, fun like Evil Dead II, the next I want serious, slashers like Candyman, the next I want psychological horror like Session 9 , the next I want really deep, difficult-to-watch like Audition (well I don't often want to watch Audition in all fairness), the next I want emotional, lovely flicks like Let the Right One In. Its just too difficult to narrow things for me, I guess. 
    KingKobra
  • Tucker and Dale vs Evil
    Dawn of the Dead 2000 version
    Alien
    The Ring
    Night of the Living Dead
    trippy
  • TaraC73TaraC73 Manchester NH

    TaraC73 said:

    Amityville Horror (original)
    Paranormal Activity (1&2 are both scary as fuck. I never saw the other ones)
    The Shining
    Nightmare on elm street (original)
    Carrie

    You saw the two worthwhile one's, don't worry.
    I was a fan of the 3rd and the spinoff. Nothing beats the first though.
    I just appreciate the fact that they're atmospheric horror. I've never been a fan of the torture porn stuff. 
    Torture porn turns my stomach and makes me feel like I need a shower afterward. But for the most part, torture porn isn't scary. Hostel was scary though... I watched it once and that was enough for me. Again, left me feeling dirty but also very scared. I guess that's why they call it torture porn??
  • TaraC73TaraC73 Manchester NH
    Hatorian said:

    Tucker and Dale vs Evil
    Dawn of the Dead 2000 version
    Alien
    The Ring
    Night of the Living Dead

    Alien is very scary!
    I've never seen the ring. It consistently makes top scary movie lists. I'll have to see it.
  • aberry89aberry89 California
    1. Rosemary's Baby
    2. The Thing
    3. The Haunting (i shouldn't even have to say the version, but ovb, 1963)
    4. The Shining 
    5. Psycho


    Honorable mentions - Crimson Peak, The Witch and The Descent. 
    TaraC73MichaelG
  • kingbee67kingbee67 Los Angeles Ca.
    The Exorcist
    The Omen
    Hell Raiser
    Hell Raiser 2
    The Blair Witch Project
  • Garthgou81Garthgou81 Placerville, CA
    aberry89 said:

    1. Rosemary's Baby

    2. The Thing
    3. The Haunting (i shouldn't even have to say the version, but ovb, 1963)
    4. The Shining 
    5. Psycho


    Honorable mentions - Crimson Peak, The Witch and The Descent. 
    Oh man, thats a great list. The UK ending of The Descent is SO much better than the US
  • aberry89aberry89 California
    edited October 2016
    I remember me and my friend watching The Descent in college all the time. Somehow we got the UK version and I didn't see the american version till this one day we were showing the movie to a group of friends who had never seen it. We were hyping the hell out of it, and then that stupid fucking ending happened AND WE WERE JUST ....

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  • Off the top of my head, and in no particular order:

    The Orphanage 
    The House of the Devil
    The Shining (Though my enjoyment has diminished since reading the novel a couple of years ago.)
    The Devil's Backbone (Not all that scary. Just a damn good film.)
    The Ring (I'm embarrassed to say, I have not seen the Japanese one)

    I'm way more into to slow burns and creepy atmosphere than blood and guts. And I really don't like torture porn stuff.

    I would put Mulholland Dr. on here as that unnerved me more than most horror, but so many people have argued with me that it's not really a horror film, so I'll leave it off.

  • seanrayseanray Texas
    edited October 2016
    1. The Shining
    2. The Thing
    3. 28 Days Later
    4. Dracula 2000
    5. Alien
    DaveyMac
  • Only picking 5 is difficult, I'm really into horror. I'll go with the classics:

    The Shining
    The Blair Witch Project
    Rosemary's Baby
    The Beyond
    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    Recent good horror movies I'd recommend are It Follows, Starry Eyes, The Witch.

    TaraC73 said:

    Amityville Horror (original)
    Paranormal Activity (1&2 are both scary as fuck. I never saw the other ones)
    The Shining
    Nightmare on elm street (original)
    Carrie

    You saw the two worthwhile one's, don't worry.
    I was a fan of the 3rd and the spinoff. Nothing beats the first though.


    I agree, the first was amazing, the 3rd was very good. I thought 2,4 and 5 were terrible.
    When
    you say spinoff do you mean the Marked Ones? I quite enjoyed it but
    disliked the final scene, I don't get why they keep trying to tie this
    into the same story, its the least interesting thing about the movies.
    They just need to do the same setup and ditch this whole Katie bullshit.

    Don't get the love for The Conjuring, I thought it was average, I much prefer his previous movie Insidious... that one scared the hell out of me!
    I suppose Horror is a really subjective genre, some people  think Paranormal Activity and other found footage films are complete trash, but that kind of stuff really gets to me.
  • WonderedObjectWonderedObject SAN Francisco, CA
    edited October 2016
    @Blazino
    Yeah I meant the mark ones. Figured since they didn't slap a number on it that it'd be a spin off. Still enjoyed it. Even the ending was fine in my opinion. It's when they try to explain it that gets to be a bit much.
  • amyja89amyja89 Oxford, England
    Off the top of my head...

    The Orphanage
    Jaws
    The Shining
    Halloween
    Psycho
    TaraC73DaveyMac
  • REC 
    REC 2
    The Evil Dead
    It follows 
    The Blair Witch Project
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