Thursday, October 27, 2011
Top 10 List of Horror Movie Lists for 2011
They're the staple article for the month of October for every media portal from major newspapers and magazines to minor websites and blogs.
More often than not these "Scariest" lists cover the usual classics: Night of the Living Dead, Halloween, The Exorcist, Evil Dead, The Thing, Poltergeist, et cetera, et cetera and so fortha.
They're great films, and it's hard to believe that there are people on this planet who still haven't seen the usual suspects of Horror Movies.
As I refuse to make a list of my own this year so instead I give you THE TOP 10 LIST OF HORROR MOVIE LISTS.
These are lists I've found posted in the year 2011.
Click the title of each entry to be taken directly to the site.
I tried to highlight a title that is off-the-beaten-path in each entry.
Let them speak for themselves.
1. TIME MAGAZINE'S TOP TEN HAUNTED HOUSE MOVIES
INSPIRED CHOICE: Hausu ("House") from 1977.
I talked about this bug-nuts movie HERE.
2. ARROW IN THE HEAD'S TOP 10 MOVIES I'LL BE WATCHING THIS HALLOWEEN
INSPIRED CHOICE: Blue Velvet.
3. WIRED MAG'S GEEK DAD: TOP 10 HALLOWEEN MOVIES FOR YOUNGER KIDS
INSPIRED CHOICES: The Monster Squad and E.T.
4. COSMOPOLITAN'S TOP 10 SEXIEST, SCARIEST HALLOWEEN MOVIES
INSPIRED CHOICE: American Psycho - Uncut Version (Ballsy Cosmo!)
5. NY TIMES' ART BEAT: VHS-ERA HORROR OBSCURITIES
INSPIRED CHOICES: All of them.
6. THE ONION'S AV CLUB: 24 HOURS OF HORROR WITH EDGAR WRIGHT
INSPIRED CHOICES: The Brood; Asylum.
7. SHOCK TIL YOU DROP READER'S CHOICE HALLOWEEN MOVIE MARATHON
INSPIRED CHOICE: Trick 'r Treat
8. 365HORRORMOVIE.COM'S 50 NETFLIX INSTANT HORROR MOVIES TO WATCH THIS HALLOWEEN
INSPIRED CHOICES: Red State; The House of the Devil
9. CHICAGO TRIBUNE'S 25 SCARY HALLOWEEN MOVIES
INSPIRED CHOICE: The Descent
10. BOX OFFICE MAGAZINE'S 5 FILMS YOU NEED TO WATCH THIS HALLOWEEN
INSPIRED CHOICES: All. (they're only on Part 3 as of this writing).
I added two more because they're good and weren't available before I posted this.
11. CNN's GEEK OUT: MOVIES THAT SCARE PEOPLE WHO SCARE US
INSPIRED CHOICES: Isolation from Joe Hill, but all the picks are good and different.
12. MOVIES.COM's 24 HOUR HORROR MOVIE MARATHON BY SCOTT WEINBERG
INSPIRED CHOICES: All. Weinberg knows his stuff.