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FFA Top 200 Horror Movies of All Time: #1 - Alien (2 Viewers)

#12 - Hereditary​

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry.

Ari Aster
2018
Occult, Possession
USA

IMDB: 73
Metacritic: 87
RottenTomatoes: 89

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could have been my #1

Almost perfect horror movie
From start to finish, Hereditary absolutely does not let up and never gives the audience a chance to decompress. It's one of the most relentless movies I've seen in a long time. I love the way that we eventually learn that all of these characters were just NPCs in somebody else's story. It's great for re-watching. Everything about it is great.
 

#12 - Hereditary​

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry.

Ari Aster
2018
Occult, Possession
USA

IMDB: 73
Metacritic: 87
RottenTomatoes: 89

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6wWKNij_1M

Streaming:
https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/hereditary

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Just missed the cut for me. It was ok.
 

#12 - Hereditary​

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry.

Ari Aster
2018
Occult, Possession
USA

IMDB: 73
Metacritic: 87
RottenTomatoes: 89

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6wWKNij_1M

Streaming:
https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/hereditary

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One of the few movies in the last 20 years that actually scared me.
 

#12 - Hereditary​

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry.

Ari Aster
2018
Occult, Possession
USA

IMDB: 73
Metacritic: 87
RottenTomatoes: 89

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6wWKNij_1M

Streaming:
https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/hereditary

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could have been my #1

Almost perfect horror movie
From start to finish, Hereditary absolutely does not let up and never gives the audience a chance to decompress. It's one of the most relentless movies I've seen in a long time. I love the way that we eventually learn that all of these characters were just NPCs in somebody else's story. It's great for re-watching. Everything about it is great.
This was the main one I wanted to rewatch for this and was dreading. Relentless is a great word for it, and IMO this is the best horror movie in decades. I ended up buying the 4k and watching it 4x since then.

The acting is awesome and fact that this was a directorial debut is shocking. A rewatch is so rewarding to catch all the people, clues, and symbols in the background. Maybe debate about if we every really even met a character (do we need to avoid spoilers here?). Hell just to watch the miniatures and the transitions between those and the set. There is so much work, research, and love poured into this movie.

I had it at #3.
 

#12 - Hereditary​

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry.

Ari Aster
2018
Occult, Possession
USA

IMDB: 73
Metacritic: 87
RottenTomatoes: 89

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6wWKNij_1M

Streaming:
https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/hereditary

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Has the most shocking scene in horror, IMO. Brilliant film, but not sure I want to watch it again.
 

#12 - Hereditary​

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry.

Ari Aster
2018
Occult, Possession
USA

IMDB: 73
Metacritic: 87
RottenTomatoes: 89

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6wWKNij_1M

Streaming:
https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/hereditary

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I haven't seen this but since it was so highly ranked, I just watched. It was too slow for me and then just got weird. Would it make my top 75? Probably but barely.
 

#12 - Hereditary​

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry.

Ari Aster
2018
Occult, Possession
USA

IMDB: 73
Metacritic: 87
RottenTomatoes: 89

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6wWKNij_1M

Streaming:
https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/hereditary

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I haven't seen this but since it was so highly ranked, I just watched. It was too slow for me and then just got weird. Would it make my top 75? Probably but barely.
Yeah, it plays as much as a traumatic family drama as anything else. I think this is the reason why so many non-horror fans like it. The weirdness makes way more sense on rewatches and adds to the brilliance, IMO.

I'm not going to assume who got what, but I for sure didn't put together some of the pieces and what was going on until after the fact. It's basically like we are watching the final week of something that's been playing out for decades.
 
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#12 - Hereditary​

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry.

Ari Aster
2018
Occult, Possession
USA

IMDB: 73
Metacritic: 87
RottenTomatoes: 89

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6wWKNij_1M

Streaming:
https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/hereditary

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I haven't seen this but since it was so highly ranked, I just watched. It was too slow for me and then just got weird. Would it make my top 75? Probably but barely.
Yeah, it plays as much as a traumatic family drama as anything else. I think this is the reason why I've been surprised that so many non-horror fans like it. The weirdness makes way more sense on rewatches and adds to the brilliance, IMO.

I'm not going to assume who got what, but I for sure didn't put together some of the pieces and what was going on until after the fact. It's basically like we are watching the final week of something that's been playing out for decades.
Imo, that is Aster's brilliance. Same thing with Midsommer, it takes more than one watch to see/get more of the movie.
 

#13 - The Omen​

Immediately after their miscarriage, the US diplomat Robert Thorn adopts the newborn Damien without the knowledge of his wife. Yet what he doesn’t know is that their new son is the son of the devil.

Richard Donner
1976
Demonic, Creepy Kid
United Kingdom

IMDB: 76
Metacritic: 62
RottenTomatoes: 86

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS-sXcx30O4

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https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/the-omen-1976

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I just saw this again about a year ago after a long hiatus. I came away kind of disappointed - this one didn't hold up as well as I thought it would have. Still, it's a classic and it belongs on the list, just not this high IMO.

Edit: LOL in other words, the opposite of what @Scoresman just said. To be fair though, I remembered this film exactly the way he described. It was just tamer than I remembered.
My wife and I re-watched this last night. I should have rated it a little higher. The cinematography is great, and the kid who plays Damien is genuinely creepy. The first third or so of the movie is really good. The problem is that this film really slows down when Damien is off stage, and there's a fairly long section in the middle of the movie where I feel like it loses momentum. Still, I dinged it too much for that on my first pass.
 

#13 - The Omen​

Immediately after their miscarriage, the US diplomat Robert Thorn adopts the newborn Damien without the knowledge of his wife. Yet what he doesn’t know is that their new son is the son of the devil.

Richard Donner
1976
Demonic, Creepy Kid
United Kingdom

IMDB: 76
Metacritic: 62
RottenTomatoes: 86

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS-sXcx30O4

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https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/the-omen-1976

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First horror movie I ever saw in a theater unless you count Jaws as horror. Watched it this past Halloween and thought it held up well.
 

#13 - The Omen​

Immediately after their miscarriage, the US diplomat Robert Thorn adopts the newborn Damien without the knowledge of his wife. Yet what he doesn’t know is that their new son is the son of the devil.

Richard Donner
1976
Demonic, Creepy Kid
United Kingdom

IMDB: 76
Metacritic: 62
RottenTomatoes: 86

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS-sXcx30O4

Streaming:

https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/the-omen-1976

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First horror movie I ever saw in a theater unless you count Jaws as horror. Watched it this past Halloween and thought it held up well.
People who know film better than me can say more about this, but films from the 1970s just have a certain look about them, and they set up their shots in a relaxed, patient manner. Watching this last night, my wife and I both agreed that if you just looked at a few random scenes with the sound turned off, knowing nothing about the plot of the film, this could be a 1970s-era drama, police procedural, mystery, political thriller, or high comedy. Each shot is allowed to breathe. There are no sudden jump cuts. No drone shots. Everything looks natural, as if it were filmed on location (it probably was, for all I know). We need to bring this look back.
 

#13 - The Omen​

Immediately after their miscarriage, the US diplomat Robert Thorn adopts the newborn Damien without the knowledge of his wife. Yet what he doesn’t know is that their new son is the son of the devil.

Richard Donner
1976
Demonic, Creepy Kid
United Kingdom

IMDB: 76
Metacritic: 62
RottenTomatoes: 86

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS-sXcx30O4

Streaming:

https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/the-omen-1976

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First horror movie I ever saw in a theater unless you count Jaws as horror. Watched it this past Halloween and thought it held up well.
I don't think anybody around here would be crazy enough to do that. :oldunsure:
 

#27 - The Blair Witch Project​

In October of 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary. A year later their footage was found.

Daniel Myrick
1999
Occult, Found Footage
USA

IMDB: 64
Metacritic: 81
RottenTomatoes: 86

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBZ-POVsrlI

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I agree that it hasn’t aged well, but I thought I was so cool at the time because I was just 13 and me and my cousin the same age were the only kids in school that had seen this in theaters. An enduring experience for young hags.
 

#13 - The Omen​

Immediately after their miscarriage, the US diplomat Robert Thorn adopts the newborn Damien without the knowledge of his wife. Yet what he doesn’t know is that their new son is the son of the devil.

Richard Donner
1976
Demonic, Creepy Kid
United Kingdom

IMDB: 76
Metacritic: 62
RottenTomatoes: 86

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS-sXcx30O4

Streaming:

https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/the-omen-1976

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I just saw this again about a year ago after a long hiatus. I came away kind of disappointed - this one didn't hold up as well as I thought it would have. Still, it's a classic and it belongs on the list, just not this high IMO.

Edit: LOL in other words, the opposite of what @Scoresman just said. To be fair though, I remembered this film exactly the way he described. It was just tamer than I remembered.
My wife and I re-watched this last night. I should have rated it a little higher. The cinematography is great, and the kid who plays Damien is genuinely creepy. The first third or so of the movie is really good. The problem is that this film really slows down when Damien is off stage, and there's a fairly long section in the middle of the movie where I feel like it loses momentum. Still, I dinged it too much for that on my first pass.
The cemetery scene with the Rottweilers and the Israel scene with the ancient wall, in particular, are spectacular IMO.
 
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#18 - Saw​

Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or die trying...

James Wan
2004
Torture
USA

IMDB: 76
Metacritic: 46
RottenTomatoes: 48

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3J6ACKQ7K0&t=18s

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This is the first movie I can remember in theaters where the twist at the end really got me.
 

#13 - The Omen​

Immediately after their miscarriage, the US diplomat Robert Thorn adopts the newborn Damien without the knowledge of his wife. Yet what he doesn’t know is that their new son is the son of the devil.

Richard Donner
1976
Demonic, Creepy Kid
United Kingdom

IMDB: 76
Metacritic: 62
RottenTomatoes: 86

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS-sXcx30O4

Streaming:

https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/the-omen-1976

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First horror movie I ever saw in a theater unless you count Jaws as horror.
:popcorn:
 

#13 - The Omen​

Immediately after their miscarriage, the US diplomat Robert Thorn adopts the newborn Damien without the knowledge of his wife. Yet what he doesn’t know is that their new son is the son of the devil.

Richard Donner
1976
Demonic, Creepy Kid
United Kingdom

IMDB: 76
Metacritic: 62
RottenTomatoes: 86

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS-sXcx30O4

Streaming:

https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/the-omen-1976

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First horror movie I ever saw in a theater unless you count Jaws as horror. Watched it this past Halloween and thought it held up well.
People who know film better than me can say more about this, but films from the 1970s just have a certain look about them, and they set up their shots in a relaxed, patient manner. Watching this last night, my wife and I both agreed that if you just looked at a few random scenes with the sound turned off, knowing nothing about the plot of the film, this could be a 1970s-era drama, police procedural, mystery, political thriller, or high comedy. Each shot is allowed to breathe. There are no sudden jump cuts. No drone shots. Everything looks natural, as if it were filmed on location (it probably was, for all I know). We need to bring this look back.
It's cheaper to CGI everything these days, and the result is that quality has suffered.
 

#11 - Rosemary’s Baby​

A young couple trying for a baby moves into an aging, ornate apartment building on Central Park West, where they find themselves surrounded by peculiar neighbors.

Roman Polanski
1968
Psychological, Occult
USA

IMDB: 80
Metacritic: 96
RottenTomatoes: 99


Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjpA6IH_Skc

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https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/rosemarys-baby

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#11 - Rosemary’s Baby​

A young couple trying for a baby moves into an aging, ornate apartment building on Central Park West, where they find themselves surrounded by peculiar neighbors.

Roman Polanski
1968
Psychological, Occult
USA

IMDB: 80
Metacritic: 96
RottenTomatoes: 99


Trailer:
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https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/rosemarys-baby

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Pretty sure i posted this thought, but I recently rewatched Rosemary's Baby and I thought a lot about Hereditary.
 

#11 - Rosemary’s Baby​

A young couple trying for a baby moves into an aging, ornate apartment building on Central Park West, where they find themselves surrounded by peculiar neighbors.

Roman Polanski
1968
Psychological, Occult
USA

IMDB: 80
Metacritic: 96
RottenTomatoes: 99


Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjpA6IH_Skc

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https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/rosemarys-baby

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Going back to the discussion of cinematography from years past, this film has it in droves. Just a spectacular piece of work.
 

#11 - Rosemary’s Baby​

A young couple trying for a baby moves into an aging, ornate apartment building on Central Park West, where they find themselves surrounded by peculiar neighbors.

Roman Polanski
1968
Psychological, Occult
USA

IMDB: 80
Metacritic: 96
RottenTomatoes: 99


Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjpA6IH_Skc

Streaming:
https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/rosemarys-baby

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Pretty sure i posted this thought, but I recently rewatched Rosemary's Baby and I thought a lot about Hereditary.
Yes, and it's another thing that I really like about both of Aster's movies. He is very obviously drawing inspiration from older, well-known films and putting his own spin on them. It feels like he is inviting the viewer to make exactly these sorts of connections. And he's doing this with movies (Rosemary's Baby, The Wicker Man) that are already intelligent films. He's not going through the bargain bin looking for half-baked ideas that he can elevate. He's using top-shelf material as his own personal springboard.

Back on the topic of the film at hand, my wife doesn't like horror movies, but this is the sort that I can get her to watch no problem. I'm going to put this on our watchlist for October.
 

#10 - Night of the Living Dead​

A ragtag group of Pennsylvanians barricade themselves in an old farmhouse to remain safe from a horde of flesh-eating ghouls that are ravaging the Northeast of the United States.

George A. Romero
1968
Zombie/Virus, B/W
USA

IMDB: 79
Metacritic: 89
RottenTomatoes: 96

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5XwrRFP7Zw

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#10 - Night of the Living Dead​

A ragtag group of Pennsylvanians barricade themselves in an old farmhouse to remain safe from a horde of flesh-eating ghouls that are ravaging the Northeast of the United States.

George A. Romero
1968
Zombie/Virus, B/W
USA

IMDB: 79
Metacritic: 89
RottenTomatoes: 96

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5XwrRFP7Zw

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https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/night-of-the-living-dead

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Look at all those top ten votes!

I've stated how I feel about Romero movies. They are the definition of genre defining and influential, but personally, I never feel the need to rewatch any of these. Slow zombies just don't age well.
 
My top ten only has one more reveal. Although I will be shaking this up for the re-ranking

1 ?????
2 Suspiria
3 Martyrs
4 The Medium
5 [REC]
6 Rosemary’s Baby
7 It Follows
8 The Omen
9 Paranormal Activity
10 Audition
 

#10 - Night of the Living Dead​

A ragtag group of Pennsylvanians barricade themselves in an old farmhouse to remain safe from a horde of flesh-eating ghouls that are ravaging the Northeast of the United States.

George A. Romero
1968
Zombie/Virus, B/W
USA

IMDB: 79
Metacritic: 89
RottenTomatoes: 96

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5XwrRFP7Zw

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https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/night-of-the-living-dead

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Look at all those top ten votes!

I've stated how I feel about Romero movies. They are the definition of genre defining and influential, but personally, I never feel the need to rewatch any of these. Slow zombies just don't age well.
The zombies might not, but the reason I still really like Romero flicks is zombies are a bit besides the point. It's the characters and situations that make the early 2 worth the watch.
 
The kid in the cellar eats her dad and kills her mom. I know this sort of thing is now a cliche a zombie movies, but it was pretty freaking groundbreaking in 1968.

Edit: Well, there were a lot of groundbreaking things in this movie. The over-the-top gore was, I think, sort of unheard of in a major release. We don't even notice it today, but casting a black guy as the main character was a bold decision at the time. And obviously audiences would have reacted to having the black guy survive the night only to be killed by white redneck vigilantes.
 
The kid in the cellar eats her dad and kills her mom. I know this sort of thing is now a cliche a zombie movies, but it was pretty freaking groundbreaking in 1968.
That and the zombie on the lawn chewing on Tom's (or Judy's) severed arm - like John Madden consuming a turkey leg - has always stuck with me.
And that high-pitched screeching sound of her mom as she was being stabbed is still really creepy.
 

#10 - Night of the Living Dead​

A ragtag group of Pennsylvanians barricade themselves in an old farmhouse to remain safe from a horde of flesh-eating ghouls that are ravaging the Northeast of the United States.

George A. Romero
1968
Zombie/Virus, B/W
USA

IMDB: 79
Metacritic: 89
RottenTomatoes: 96

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5XwrRFP7Zw

Streaming:

https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/night-of-the-living-dead

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Not only does it make my #1 horror movie but it makes my #1 movie of any kind. Until seeing it, all I knew were the Saturday morning monster movies. My parents let me stay up to watch it and I'm sure my Dad caught hell for allowing it. Not only did I have extremely intense zombie nightmares that night but they actually started all up again the next night...and I loved it! Every week, when the TV Guide came out, I would flip through it hoping to see it was on again. There's no movie I have seen more times. I still enjoy the rare times I have zombie dreams. lol
I'm glad it at least made Top 10
 
I have 23 left in my top 50 that haven't been listed yet. I think maybe only one won't make it.
I have 11 left out of the bottom 25 and wouldn't be surprised if none make it, although I expect 2 will.
I have 10 left in my top 50 and as expected, I think that one won't make it but the rest will.
I now have 10 left in my bottom 25, with Midsommar making it. I doubt any others will
 

#10 - Night of the Living Dead​

A ragtag group of Pennsylvanians barricade themselves in an old farmhouse to remain safe from a horde of flesh-eating ghouls that are ravaging the Northeast of the United States.

George A. Romero
1968
Zombie/Virus, B/W
USA

IMDB: 79
Metacritic: 89
RottenTomatoes: 96

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5XwrRFP7Zw

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https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/night-of-the-living-dead

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Not only does it make my #1 horror movie but it makes my #1 movie of any kind. Until seeing it, all I knew were the Saturday morning monster movies. My parents let me stay up to watch it and I'm sure my Dad caught hell for allowing it. Not only did I have extremely intense zombie nightmares that night but they actually started all up again the next night...and I loved it! Every week, when the TV Guide came out, I would flip through it hoping to see it was on again. There's no movie I have seen more times. I still enjoy the rare times I have zombie dreams. lol
I'm glad it at least made Top 10
Love this. My #1 hasn't come up yet, but I had the exact same traumatizing reaction to that one when I saw it as a kid.
 

#10 - Night of the Living Dead​

A ragtag group of Pennsylvanians barricade themselves in an old farmhouse to remain safe from a horde of flesh-eating ghouls that are ravaging the Northeast of the United States.

George A. Romero
1968
Zombie/Virus, B/W
USA

IMDB: 79
Metacritic: 89
RottenTomatoes: 96

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5XwrRFP7Zw

Streaming:

https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/night-of-the-living-dead

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Not only does it make my #1 horror movie but it makes my #1 movie of any kind. Until seeing it, all I knew were the Saturday morning monster movies. My parents let me stay up to watch it and I'm sure my Dad caught hell for allowing it. Not only did I have extremely intense zombie nightmares that night but they actually started all up again the next night...and I loved it! Every week, when the TV Guide came out, I would flip through it hoping to see it was on again. There's no movie I have seen more times. I still enjoy the rare times I have zombie dreams. lol
I'm glad it at least made Top 10
Amazingly I kept this off my top 75 which is mind blowing.

Look forward to redoing my top 75 after we finish this countdown.

This is a classic in every way.
 
My top ten and the reveals so far:

1. ????
2. ????
3. ????
4. Aliens
5. ????
6. Rosemarys Baby
7. ?????
8. The Conjuring
9. ?????
10. ?????
 

#10 - Night of the Living Dead​

A ragtag group of Pennsylvanians barricade themselves in an old farmhouse to remain safe from a horde of flesh-eating ghouls that are ravaging the Northeast of the United States.

George A. Romero
1968
Zombie/Virus, B/W
USA

IMDB: 79
Metacritic: 89
RottenTomatoes: 96

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5XwrRFP7Zw

Streaming:

https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/night-of-the-living-dead

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Not only does it make my #1 horror movie but it makes my #1 movie of any kind. Until seeing it, all I knew were the Saturday morning monster movies. My parents let me stay up to watch it and I'm sure my Dad caught hell for allowing it. Not only did I have extremely intense zombie nightmares that night but they actually started all up again the next night...and I loved it! Every week, when the TV Guide came out, I would flip through it hoping to see it was on again. There's no movie I have seen more times. I still enjoy the rare times I have zombie dreams. lol
I'm glad it at least made Top 10
Amazingly I kept this off my top 75 which is mind blowing.

Look forward to redoing my top 75 after we finish this countdown.

This is a classic in every way.
That's like me and The Omen. Although I wouldn't have had it as high as 13, it was an omission by oversight, not intention.

We are deep in the heavy hitters now
 
My top ten and the reveals so far:

1. ????
2. ????
3. ????
4. Aliens
5. ????
6. Rosemarys Baby
7. ?????
8. The Conjuring
9. ?????
10. ?????
Mine:
  1. ????
  2. ????
  3. Night of the Living Dead
  4. Nosferatu
  5. ????
  6. ????
  7. Hereditary
  8. The Witch
  9. Blair Witch Project (I know, I know)
  10. Midsommar
I'm sure we can all write down the final nine films, but I'm going to be interested to see how they shake out
 
So glad this made the upper echelon of the top 25. Might be the creepiest movie of all time. And some of the best death scenes in all of h
I had worked on a list to submit right before you started this, but once I hit around 55 or so, I decided it would be a struggle to go to 75. Anyway, I didn't arrange them in an order at the time, but this movie was in my top 10 when I wrote them down, and it would have stayed in my top 10 if I had ordered them properly.

The music in the movie, especially the choir that starts singing/chanting when something bad is about to happen or did happen, really brings the tension. Damien is creepy as hell, and so is the nanny and the demonic dog. I first saw this as a youngster, so it was even creepier back then. After all these years I still consider it one of the great 70s horror flicks, especially one that has to do with the devil. Every time I see a kid riding a tricycle I think of Damien's hit-and-run on Lee Remick. That reminds me, several years ago my friend's kid rammed into my heel with his big wheel. It hurt. My friend told her son to apologize to me, and he said, "She should have been walking faster." 😲 I told my friend she needed to check his scalp for 666. I still wonder about him...
 

#9 - The Silence of the Lambs​

A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.

Jonathan Demme
1991
Thriller, Cannibal
USA

IMDB: 86
Metacritic: 85
RottenTomatoes: 95

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iB21hsprAQ

Streaming:
https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/the-silence-of-the-lambs

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