A brilliant Swedish horror movie that uses the vampire mythos in a unique way. Amazing acting, casting, cinematography, setting, directing…It has it all. I cannot recommend this movie enough. Has an American knockoff “Let Me In” which wasn’t terrible.
A fantastic Norwegian horror film that plays off their own folklore. A great choice if you like monster flicks.
One of my all time favourite movies. Depp, Polanski and the Devil.
A brilliant and underrated psychological horror.
A tense and gory sci-fi horror that you’ll not soon forget.
Found footage style Spanish zombie-esque flick that all takes place in one building. There were a number of sequels made after the success of the first and also a number of American knockoffs called “Quarantine” which also had it’s own sequels.
Clive Barker has made some brilliant horror movies, and Hellraiser is easily the most famous of them all. Although the later movies descended in B-grade territory, they will always have a special place in my heart.
The Mist is a suspenseful horror movie based on the Stephen King short story of the same name. The ending of the book and the movie are different though and King apparently said that he liked the movie’s ending better.
The greatest sci-fi/horror movies ever done. Period. One through three are my favourite and there are also a number of spin-offs, including the popular “Prometheus” and “Alien vs. Predator” movies as well as a number of comics and computer games. More movies from the extended universe are set for release in the next few years as well.
A Cronenburg great. Beware the Brundlefly!
Ravenous was great because it was unique. Great cast, acting and plot. It is loosely based on the Native American wendigo mythos. Very much worth your time.
My personal favourite Hitchcock movie. I found the style similar to Psycho where what starts off as a seemingly regular movie with well structured characters slowly turns into a nightmare. It is this style that Hitchcock uses that makes his movies so believable and his imagination so enjoyable.
A very, very strange strange twist on soy sauce.
Brilliant horror co-staring one of my favourite actors, Choi Min-sik. This is part of a trilogy that you need to watch. The other two movies are named Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance.
All three movies are phenomenal and you can cut the atmosphere with a knife. Dark, dreary and chilling; one of the few cases were I enjoyed the “monsters” being human.
I enjoyed both the original and the remake. Great monster movies with good pace and direction.
Another Cronenberg movie making the list. This is probably one of the most bizarre movies I have ever had the pleasure of watching…even more weird than When John Dies at the End. It is definitely something that you will never forget. Whether you enjoy it or not depends on how twisted your sick, little head is.
A really dark take on the zombie genre. Really dark.
Ridiculous and completely over the top zombie horror tribute released as part of the Tarantino and Rodriguez “Drive-in” Grindhouse double featurel. Written and directed by Robert Rodriguez, this is the most fun you will have sitting through a zombie movie. Great cameos as well.
The Cabin in the Woods surprised me in a really different way. It sets itself up like one of those teen slasher or “Cabin Fever” styled movies but then goes off on a wildly different tangent. Great ideas from Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard. Very fun and very gory.
Another very dark one on the list, starring one of my all time favourite and extremely underrated actors, Willem Dafoe. Charlotte Gainsbourg was also phenomenal in her role and the cinematography is beautiful and hellish at the same time. This film is intended to unsettle you.
Lovingly created with a very vintage look by the H.P. Lovecraft society, this is by far the best screen version of the monumentally monstrous short story that only seems to grow in it’s fan base.
Although I feel that the movie lacks the delicious language that Lovecraft inspires us with, the overall tone and feel of the story is there. They definitely do it justice.
Probably the the most famous horror movie on the list. This quintessential movie is based on the Stephen King novel and was written and directed by Stanley Kubrick. A masterpiece that still holds up today.
I have only seen the 1978 version and not the 1956…But it blew me away. It has fantastic acting and very few special effects, but it manages to be completely believable and entirely captivating. Highly entertaining movie.