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10 best horror movies (in my opinion)

Updated on December 4, 2010

This is a list of MY favorite horror movies. Before you read on let me explain that I do not honor the classics simply because they are classic. Old does not always mean good. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, 1974 was one of the worst movies I've ever seen, The Omen, Alen, and Jaws were boring. So with that in mind, here is my list.

 # 10 - I Am Legend

Will Smith saving the world again, well here were we go, this movie is going to. Wait, this is actually pretty cool. I've never been a Will Smith fan, but he made this move, he carried 3/4 of it ALONE (well of course there was Sam, the dog) and it was great. The special effects were outstanding, the action scenes were fast paced and graphic. Then you actually started feeling for the character and his plight. Oh, okay, I guess I was the only one that teared up a little at the end.

#9 - Nightmare On Elm Street 1, 3, 4, 5, and New Nightmare

I don't think many of you will disagree with me on this, but I view the Nightmare series as a completed work, I just always skip #2 (Freddy's Revenge, maybe the worst movie ever made), and Freddy's Dead (that 3-D (ha) load of garbage). Other than that I loved all of them, and therefore, they get to share the #9 slot on my list. And don't ask me about the new one, I thought it was terrible. Personally, I just don't think you can replace Robert England as Freddy, he IS Freddy Kruger, period.

#8 - Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Some may argue one the classic versions, but I loved this movie. Fast moving zombies, an impossible situation, and Ving Rhames. How could it get any better? And how creepy is the baby zombie scene? Awesome flick start to finish (Johnny Cash's, When the Man Comes Around, for the opening credits can't hurt either!) Not to mention one of the best endings to any horror movie EVER!

#7 - The Exorcist

I'm sure some of you are asking #7? Really, #7? But let's be honest here, it's a pretty boring movie through the first half, it takes a while to get to anything really good. It's a great story, it's well written, fantastic acting. And who doesn't like a spinning head shooting out split pea soup. But it's a 35 year old move, and we all know any attempts at a re-make have been ridiculous. So scoff if you will, but I stand by my ranking.


#6 - 28 Days Later

Now I'm sure a few of you are going to notice that a couple of movie series are rated together, but not 28 days and 28 weeks. Why is that Matthew. Well I'll tell you. That would be because I felt the same about the first three Saw movies, as I felt about the same about Nightmare On Elm Street 3, 4, and 5. But 28 Weeks, is a far better movie than 28 Days is, therefore it earned it's own slot.

Not to cast too many disparagements against 28 days, because it was still an emotional roller coaster with great character development. One of the best non zombie, zombie movies ever, the first of it's kind and an instant classic.

#5 - Poltergeist

As I'm sure some of you will comment, I'm not a big fan of the classics. I'm from a generation of CGI and multi million dollor movies. But Poltergeist is one of the few that stands the test of time. Spielberg at his best, what else can you say.

#4 - Saw I, II, and III

For those of you who are huge fans of the complete Saw series, I appologize, I loved the first three, loved them. But after Tobin Bell stopped being a pivitol role, the series took a downward spiral. I never connected with the detective as the killer and therefore other than the gore, the story was lost to me. As for the first three of the series, I feel that they are in every horror fan's "Must have" collection.

 #3 - In The Mouth Of Madness

If the title wasn't enough to suck you in, this is a great (underapreciated) movie. Has some really intense images along with a storyline that really keeps you wondering. Great character development (in the main charactor at least) and a continued thread of creepyness that holds you down to the edge of your seat (when you're not jumping out of it anyway)

 #2 - 28 Weeks Later

If you couldn't tell already, I'm a big fan of the zombie flicks, and 28 Weeks was a great spinoff of the origional. You knew from the beginning that it was going to go bad (it had to didn't it) But you didn't know how bad. And the fact that they followed one infected throughought the movie really made it for me. Great great movie!


Drumroll please

The #1 Horror Move of all time           

(in my opinion)

Event Horizon

For me, this movie had everything. It was creepy as hell in the beginning, and it only got worse as the movie went on. It kept you asking questions, and it never really explained everything. It had just enough gore to keep me coming back for more!


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    • mcrawford76 profile image

      Matthew I Crawford 6 years ago from Greeley, Colorado

      I would say that as long as you are ready for some very disturbing images, that you will enjoy it. Thanks for reading!

    • amymarie_5 profile image

      amymarie_5 6 years ago from Chicago IL

      I have never seen Event Horizon but I'm gonna have to rent it now. Great hub. Rated up.

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      BenWritings 6 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      nice man

      I agree with event horizon and 28 days/28 weeks


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      shogan 6 years ago from New England

      I was so disappointed with the second half of I Am Legend. I'm not talking about the alternate ending here. I just thought the acting, action, CGI, and suspense all fell flat.

      I guess I'll have to watch In the Mouth of Madness, huh?

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      stella writes 6 years ago

      You are right about Event Horizon, I watched it years ago and i felt uneasy after that. Love I Am Legend so much

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      DarkDisOrder 6 years ago from B.A.D. (Beyond All Dimensions)

      This is a interesting collection good read...

    • Glimmer515 profile image

      Glimmer515 6 years ago from Never Never Land

      Great collection of films, missing a few of my favorites but i think you got most of them :)

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      christine almaraz 7 years ago from colorado springs

      I watched In The Mouth of Madness when it first came out and no one has ever heard of it!I owned it on vhs and now on dvd and I watch it at least every six months. My husband has grown to love it. On mother's day he says "You know what day it is? It's mummy's day!" And whenever he sees someone riding an old bike he says it creeps him out. There are alot of things in that movie that are genuinely creepy. Glad to see it on your list. Great minds must think alike.

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      backword_65 7 years ago

      WOW, those are all great movies! Nice work. Great photos too! I am definitely going to have to check out In The Mouth Of Madness. I just Wiki'ed it. Seems interesting. Thanks!

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      PhoenixV 7 years ago from USA

      Great choices, very good hub thanks!