The Curated Lists







I often get asked what my favorite horror movie is or if I can recommend a movie. To that end, here are some curated lists of my favorite movies. Taste is subjective so these may not be "the best" movies ever made but I stand by them all.


HARROWING HAUNTS
The Amityville Horror (1979)
The Awakening (2011)
Burnt Offerings (1976)
The Changeling (1979)
The Conjuring (2013)
Dead Silence (2007)
The Entity (1983)
The Fog (1980)
The Frighteners (1996)
The Grudge (2004)
The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
House (1986)
I Am The Pretty Thing… (2016)
The Innkeepers (2011)
Insidious (2011)
Lake Mungo (2008)
The Orphanage (2008)
The Others (2001)
Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)
The Pact (2012)
Paranormal Activity (2010)
Personal Shopper (2016)
Poltergeist (1982)
The Ring (2002)
The Shining (1980)
Skeleton Key (2005)
Sinister (2012)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Terrified (2017)
The Woman in Black (2012)

MONSTER MAYHEM
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Cabin in the Woods (2012)
Candyman (1992)
The Car (1977)
Christine (1983)
Cloverfield (2008)
Crawl (2019)
Creepshow (1982)
The Descent (2006)
Feast (2006)
Godzilla (2014)
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
Grabbers (2013)
Gremlins (1984)
Hellraiser (1987)
Hellraiser II: Hellbound (1988)
The Host (2007)
IT Chapter 1 (2017)
IT Chapter 2 (2019)
Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (2008)
Jaws (1975)
Jeepers Creepers (2001)
The Mist (2007)
Night Watch (2004)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Phantasm (1979)
Piranha (2010)
Pumpkinhead (1988)
A Quiet Place (2018)
The Ritual (2017)
The Ruins (2008)
Silent Hill (2006)
Sinister (2012)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Slither (2006)
Splinter (2008)
The Thing (1982)
Troll Hunter (2010)
The Wolfman (2010)

HEADY HORROR
Anti-Christ (2009)
Birth (2004)
The Babadook (2014)
Buried (2010)
Climax (2019)
Dead Ringers (1988)
The Eclipse (2010)
Excision (2012)
Frailty (2001)
Get Out (2017)
A Ghost Story (2017)
Hagazussa (2017)
Hereditary (2018)
High Life (2018)
The House that Jack Built (2018)
It Follows (2014)
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
Lizzie (2018)
Melancholia (2011)
Midsommar (2019)
Monsters (2008)
mother! (2017)
The Neon Demon (2016)
Perfume (2006)
Red State (2011)
Shutter Island (2010)
Starfish (2018)
Stoker (2013)
Suspiria (2018)
Under The Skin (2013)
Us (2018)
The Witch (2015)

QUEER HORROR
The Covenant (2006)
Dracula's Daughter (1936)
Fright Night (1985)
The Haunting of Hill House (1963)
Hellbent (2004)
High Tension (2003)
The Hunger (1983)
Jennifer's Body (2009)
Killer Condom (1996)
Knife + Heart (2018)
Les Diaboliques (1955)
Let The Right One In (2008)
Lizzie (2018)
The Lost Boys (1987)
Nightbreed (1990)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 (1985)
The Old Dark House (1932)
Otto, Or Up With Dead People (2008)
The Quiet Room (2018)
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
Psycho (1960)
Psycho II (1983)
Psycho III (1986)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Seed of Chucky (2004)
Skin I Live In (2011)
Sleepaway Camp (1983)
Stage Fright (2014)
Stranger by the Lake (2013)
Thelma (2017)
The Uninvited (1944)

CLASSIC CREEPERS
The Birds (1963)
Black Sunday (1960)
The Blob (1958)
The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Burn, Witch, Burn! (1962)
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919)
Dracula (1931)
The Haunting of Hill House (1963)
The Invisible Man (1933)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Psycho (1960)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Scream of Fear (1961)
Vampyr (1932)
Wait Until Dark (1967)
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

WICKED WITCHES
Black Sunday (1960)
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Burn, Witch, Burn! (1962)
The Craft (1996)
Dark Shadows (2012)
Drag Me To Hell (2009)
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
Hereditary (2018)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
Suspiria (1977)
The Wicker Man (1973)
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)

SERIAL SHENANIGANS
The Cell (2000)
Child's Play (1988)
Frailty (2001)
Friday the 13th (1980)
Friday the 13th (2009)
The Guest (2014)
Halloween (1978)
Halloween (2018)
Happy Death Day (2017)
Happy Death Day 2U (2019)
Hatchet (2007)
Hobo With A Shotgun (2011)
House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
The Invitation (2015)
Joy Ride (2001)
Last House on the Left (2009)
Maniac (2013)
Misery (1990)
My Bloody Valentine (2009)
Saw (2004)
Scream (1996)
Seven (1995)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Split (2017)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
The Town that Dreaded Sundown (2014)
Tragedy Girls (2017)
We Are What We Are (2013)
You're Next (2013)

FAMILY FIENDLY
Arachnaphobia (1990)
Beetlejuice (1988)
Casper (1995)
Coraline (2009)
Corpse Bride (2005)
Frankenweenie (2012)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Gremlins (1984)
Haunted Mansion (2003)
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Hotel Transylvania (2012)
The Lady in White (1988)
Monster House (2006)
Monster Squad (1987)
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
ParaNorman (2012)
Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
The Witches (1990)

MADDENING MUSICALS
Anna and the Apocalypse (2017)
Cannibal! The Musical (1994)
The Devil's Carnival (2012)
The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001)
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
The Lure (2015)
Phantom of the Opera (2004)
Phantom of Paradise (1974)
Repo: The Genetic Opera (2008)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Stage Fright (2014)
Sweeney Todd (2008)
CHILLING COMEDIES
The ABCs of Death (2012)
Addams Family Values (1993)
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978)
Black Sheep (2006)
Bubba Ho-Tep (2003)
The Babysitter (2017)
Cabin In The Woods (2012)
Dark Shadows (2012)
Dead Alive (1993)
Drag Me To Hell (2009)
Evil Dead II (1987)
Feast (2005)
Fido (2007)
The Final Girls (2015)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Grabbers (2012)
Hatchet (2006)
House (1986)
Housebound (2014)
John Dies at the End (2012)
Lake Placid (1999)
The Love Witch (2016)
Piranha (2010)
Ready or Not (2019)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Slither (2006)
Snakes on a Plane (2006)
This is the End (2013)
Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil (2010)
You Might Be The Killer (2018)

SCI-FI SCARES
Alien (1979)
Aliens (1986)
Annihilation (2018)
Attack the Block (2011)
The Blob (1988)
Brightburn (2019)
Carrie (1976)
Carrie (2013)
Chronicle (2012)
Cloverfield (2008)
Cube (1997)
Dark Skies (2013)
The Dead Zone (1983)
Final Destination (2002)
From Beyond (1986)
The Endless (2017)
Event Horizon (1997)
Ex-Machina
The Fly (1986)
Honeymoon
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Monsters (2008)
Pacific Rim (2013)
Pitch Black (2000)
The Re-Animator (1985)
Scanners (1981)
Slither (2006)
Splice (2010)
The Thing (1982)
Videodrome (1983)
War of the Worlds (2005)

VAMPIRE VILLANY
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
Cronos (1993)
Fright Night (1985)
Fright Night (2011)
From Dusk Til Dawn (1995)
The Hunger (1983)
Interview With a Vampire (1994)
Let Me In (2010)
Let the Right One In (2009)
The Lost Boys (1987)
Near Dark (1987)
Night Watch (2004)
Nosferatu (1922)
Salem's Lot (1979)
Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
Thirst (2009)
30 Days of Night (2007)
Vampyr (1932)

MENTAL MELTDOWNS
Anti-Christ (2009)
Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)
The Box (2009)
Climax (2019)
A Ghost Story (2017)
Hagazussa (2017)
In The Mouth of Madness (1995)
Mandy (2018)
mother! (2017)
The Neon Demon (2016)
Starfish (2019)
Teeth (2008)
Under the Skin (2013)
Videodrome (1983)
YellowBrickRoad (2010)

DEVILISH DELIGHTS
American Satan (2017)
Angel Heart (1987)
Anti-Christ (2009)
A Dark Song (2016)
Darkness (2004)
Devil (2010)
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
The Exorcist (1973)
House of the Devil (2009)
The Last Exorcism (2010)
The Omen (1976)
The Possession (2012)
The Prince of Darkness (1987)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)
Veronica (2017)

DREADFUL DOCUMENTARIES
The American Scream (2012)
Beware the Slenderman (2016)
Cropsey (2009)
Crystal Lake Memories (2013)
Haunters: The Art of the Scare (2017)
Horror Noire (2019)
Hostage to the Devil (2016)
Killer Legends (2014)
My Amityville Horror (2013)
The Nightmare (2015)
Never Sleep Again (2010)
Rats (2016)
Room 237 (2012)
Terror in the Aisles (1984)

FOREIGN FRIGHTS
Attack the Block (2011, UK)
Black Sheep (2006, New Zealand)
Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001, France)
Cronos (1993, Mexico)
The Descent (2006, UK)
The Devil's Backbone (2001, Spain)
The Eye (2002, Hong Kong)
Grabbers (2012, UK)
Heartless (2009, UK)
Here Comes the Devil (2013, Mexico)
High Tension (2005, France)
The Host (2007, South Korean)
Housebound (2014, New Zealand)
Inside (2008, France)
Julia's Eyes (2010, Spain)
Let The Right One In (2009, Sweden)
La Maldición de la Llorona (1963, Mexico)
The Lure (2015, Poland)
Martyrs (2008, France)
Night Watch (2004, Russian)
The Orphanage (2008, Spain)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Possession of David O'Reilly (2010, UK)
[REC] (2007, Spain)
[REC] 2 (2009, Spain)
Shaun of the Dead (2004, UK)
6 Films To Keep You Awake (2008, Spain)
The Skin I Live In (2011, Spain)
A Tale of Two Sisters (2004, South Korean)
Terrified (2017, Argentina)
Them (2006, France)
La Tia Alejandra (1979, Mexico)
Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017, Mexico)
Timecrimes (2007, Spain)
Three... Extremes (2005, Hong Kong, Japan, Korean)
Troll Hunter (2010, Norway)
We Are What We Are (2010, Mexico)
Witching & Bitching (2013, Spain)
Veronica (2017, Spain)

ZOMBIE ZENITH
28 Days Later (2003)
Dance of the Dead (2008)
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Dead Alive (1993)
Dead Snow (2009)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Pontypool (2008)
The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Warm Bodies (2013)
Zombieland (2009)

HALLOWEEN HOOTENANNY
All Hallow's Eve (2013)
Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)
Fun Size (2012)
Halloween (1978)
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
The House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
The Houses October Built (2014)
Night of the Demons (1988)
Satan's Little Helper (2004)
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)
Tales of Halloween (2015)
Trick 'r Treat (2007)
31 (2016)

YULETIDE HORROR
Anna and the Apocalypse (2018)
Better Watch Out (2017)
Black Christmas (1975)
Black Christmas (2004)
A Christmas Horror Story (2015)
Christmas Evil (1980)
Gremlins (1984)
Jack Frost (1997)
Krampus (2015)
Rare Exports (2010)
Sint (2010)
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)

TV TERROR
American Horror Story: Murder House (S1, 2011)
American Horror Story: Asylum (S2, 2012)
Ash vs. Evil Dead (S1–S3, 2015–2018)
Bates Motel (S1-S4, 2012–2017)
BrainDead (S1, 2016)
Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1997-2004)
Carnivale (S1-S2, 2003–2005)
The Exorcist (S1-S2, 2016–2017)
Hannibal (S1-S3, 2012–2015)
The Haunting of Hill House (S1, 2018)
Harper's Island (S1, 2009)
A Haunting (S1-S4, 2005-2007)
Lore (S1-S2, 2018-2019)
Los Espookys (S1, 2019)
NOS4A2 (S1, 2019)
Outcast (S1-S2, 2016–2017)
Paranormal Witness (S1-S3. 2011–2013)
Penny Dreadful (S1-S3, 2014–2016)
Preacher (S1-S4, 2016–2019)
Salem (S1-S3, 2014-2017)
Santa Clarita Diet (S1-S3, 2017–2019)
Scream Queens (S1-S2, 2015–2016)
Sleepy Hollow (S1-S2, 2013–2017)
Stranger Things (S1-S3, 2016–2019)
Supernatural (2005–2020)
Tales from the Darkside (S1-S4, 1983-1988)
The Terror (S1, 2017)
The Terror: Infamy (S2, 2019)
True Blood (S1-S7, 2008–2014)
Twilight Zone (S1-S5, 1959–1964)