I am throwing a Halloween party. I wish to impress my friends with my knowledge of horror movies (although they kind of terrify me). Do you have any recommendations?
Why, yes. Yes I do have some opinions. Although, I cannot tell you how hard it was to narrow down my list. For instance, I thought I might get started by writing down all the scary movies I've ever seen...well, after about 90 minutes, I was up to about 125. Then came the categories...oy.
For the purpose of your list, I've chosen twelve of my favorites (regardless of genre) and left (most) of my movie
And away we go:
The Omen (1976. Trust me. Skip the 2006 remake. It's caca.)
Rosemary's Baby (1968-Mia Farrow at her finest)
Friday the 13th (1980. Again, skip the remake.)
Nightmare on Elm Street (1984...Johnny Depp is totally in it.)
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005 Superb movie. I was totally terrified after this came out)
The Shining (1980)
Night of the Living Dead (1968- I am a HUGE Romero fan and a zombie purist. This film started it all, by the way)
Children of the Corn (1984)
The Exorcist (1973. "Your mother sucks ** in hell!"-Classic.)
Halloween (really, either the original or the Zombie remake-both are outstanding)
Sleepaway Camp (1983)
High Tension (2003 I'd watch it with the subtitles if I were you, it loses a lot in dubbing)
And a little bonus (and one of my all-time, fave horror films) number 13. Has a spooky ring to it, huh?
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974. It's a classic, I'm tellin' ya. Totes awesome. Totes scary.)
Have fun, dolls!
Am I missing anything? Leave it in the comments!
EDIT for 2012: Let the Right One In (Swedish, 2008), The Last House on the Left (1972), Cat People (1942)