Moucherot's List Of Horrorsby Moucherot | created - 09 Feb 2013 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
I'm a big fan of Horror and this is my list of all the horror-stuff I've seen so far. My definition of Horror is rather broad, so you might find some titles included that others would have left out.
The list consists of great classics but you'll also find some oddball-titles you might not have heard of. Still... I need to watch more as there are still some classics missing.
Other titles are simply connected to horror-topics but the thrill-fear-disgust usually evoked by a horror-film might not be in the foreground.
I will add some ratings and little texts to the titles.
Please comment and leave recommendations. That's what this list is for.
Thanks in advance. :)
P.S.: This list is and always will be (due to my passion for the genre) a work in progress.
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1. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
Not Rated | 67 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders.
9/10 - So many twists in such an old movie.This one really surprised me.
2. The House of the Devil (1896)
Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Horror
With the help of a magic cauldron, Mephistopheles conjures up a variety of supernatural characters.
7/10 - It features some essential horror-ingredients, still there cooler melies-shorts.
3. The Golem (1920)
Unrated | 91 min | Fantasy, Horror
In 16th-century Prague, a rabbi creates the Golem - a giant creature made of clay. Using sorcery, he brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution.
7/10 - Yes, it's a classic, but it's also quite antisemitic.
4. The Haunted House (1921)
Unrated | 21 min | Short, Comedy, Horror
A bank clerk ends up in a seemingly haunted house that is actually a thieves' hideout.
8/10 - The first half might be a bit long, but then when he is in the haunted house the fun ride starts. :)
5. Häxan (1922)
Not Rated | 91 min | Fantasy, History, Horror
Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe.
6. Nosferatu (1922)
Not Rated | 94 min | Fantasy, Horror
Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife.
10/10 - My favorite of those german expressionist ones.
7. Frankenstein (1931)
Passed | 70 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.
10/10 - A classic and by far the best Frankenstein-Movie I know.
8. Svengali (1931)
Approved | 81 min | Drama, Horror, Romance
Through hypnotism and telepathic mind control, a sinister music maestro controls the singing voice, but not the heart, of the woman he loves.
5/10 - quite boring unfortunately :)
9. Freaks (1932)
Not Rated | 64 min | Drama
A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.
9/10 Of course it's great, but I'm not sure why it is tagged as horror
10. Vampyr (1932)
Not Rated | 75 min | Fantasy, Horror
A drifter obsessed with the supernatural stumbles upon an inn where a severely ill adolescent girl is slowly becoming a vampire.
9/10 - Great work with shadows in this movie
11. The Old Dark House (1932)
Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Seeking shelter from a storm, five travelers are in for a bizarre and terrifying night when they stumble upon the Femm family estate.
Votes: 8,515 | Gross: $0.03M
8/10 Incredibly witty dialogues.
12. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
Not Rated | 122 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
13. The Leopard Man (1943)
Approved | 66 min | Horror, Thriller
A seemingly tame leopard used for a publicity stunt escapes and kills a young girl, spreading panic throughout a sleepy New Mexico town.
5/10 It somehow bored me.
14. Bedlam (1946)
Approved | 79 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Nell Bowen, the spirited protege of rich Lord Mortimer, becomes interested in the conditions of notorious St. Mary's of Bethlehem Asylum (Bedlam). Encouraged by the Quaker Hannay, she tries... See full summary »
8/10 - Was quite thrilling. I liked it a lot.
15. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
G | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study.
Votes: 24,621 | Gross: $1.30M
8/10 - Great visuals and setting make this film extremely entertaining. Plus: It's very thrilling at times.
16. Dementia (1955)
Not Rated | 61 min | Film-Noir, Horror, Mystery
This film, with no dialogue at all, follows a psychotic young woman's nightmarish experiences through one skid-row night.
6/10 - Some aspects were cool, others fall very flat (the soundtrack). The start and the very end are cool though.
17. Diabolique (1955)
Not Rated | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
The wife and mistress of a loathed school principal hatch a plan to murder him while having the perfect alibi. They carry out the plan...but then his body disappears.
9/10 - A great thrill-ride between horror and crime-thriller.
18. Curse of the Demon (1957)
Not Rated | 95 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
American professor John Holden arrives in London for a parapsychology conference, only to find himself investigating the mysterious actions of Devil-worshiper Julian Karswell.
8/10 - Witty, funny and frightening. Plus: The earliest film I've seen with jumpscares.
19. A Bucket of Blood (1959)
Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror
A dim-witted busboy finds acclaim as an artist for a plaster-covered dead cat that is mistaken as a skillful statuette. The desire for more praise soon leads to an increasingly deadly series of works.
7/10 - Funny little twisted flick with a beatnik-setting
20. The Head (1959)
97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A scientist invents a serum that keeps a dog's head alive after its body dies. When the scientist dies of a heart attack, his crazed assistant cuts off his head and, using the serum, keeps ... See full summary »
7/10 - The first German Horror-Film since WWII
21. Village of the Damned (1960)
Not Rated | 77 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
In the English village of Midwich, the blonde-haired, glowing-eyed children of uncertain paternity prove to have frightening powers.
8/10 - Great, thrilling and to the point. Those kids are cool.
22. Peeping Tom (1960)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A young man murders women, using a movie camera to film their dying expressions of terror.
Votes: 28,626 | Gross: $0.08M
10/10 - Very modern and as everyone says "years ahead of its time". One great film.
23. Eyes Without a Face (1960)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Horror
A surgeon causes an accident which leaves his daughter disfigured, and goes to extremes to give her a new face.
Votes: 24,819 | Gross: $0.05M
7/10 - The removal of the face is sometimes said to be the first splatter-scene. Anyway it's a good movie, but terribly slow in my opinion.
24. Psycho (1960)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A Phoenix secretary embezzles forty thousand dollars from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
Votes: 568,378 | Gross: $32.00M
10/10 - Great Classic
25. Night Tide (1961)
Not Rated | 86 min | Horror, Romance, Thriller
A young sailor falls in love with a mysterious woman, performing as a mermaid at the local carnival. He soon comes to suspect the girl might be a real mermaid, who draws men to a watery death during the full moon.
8/10 - Cool atmosphere. It could be a bit more spectacular at times. Still great.
26. The Innocents (1961)
Not Rated | 100 min | Horror
A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.
Votes: 25,054 | Gross: $2.62M
9/10 - Great twisted movie
27. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
Passed | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion.
Votes: 47,418 | Gross: $4.05M
10/10 - Wow. This movie is thrilling, sad and grotesque. A great ride!
28. Carnival of Souls (1962)
PG | 78 min | Horror, Mystery
After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival.
6,5/10 - Good twists and a weird atmosphere make this fun to watch
29. The Birds (1963)
PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.
Votes: 162,386 | Gross: $11.40M
8/10 - This might be the first big nature-horror movie
30. At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul (1964)
84 min | Horror
A gravedigger prowls the city in search of a female to bear him a son.
7/10 - brasilian slasher-movie
31. The Last Man on Earth (1964)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
When a disease turns all of humanity into the living dead, the last man on earth becomes a reluctant vampire hunter.
6,5/10 - Solid, not more.
32. Repulsion (1965)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence.
9/10 - This really freaked me out
33. The Nanny (1965)
Unrated | 93 min | Mystery, Thriller
There's just something not quite right when Bette Davis stars as an English nanny. And is her 10-year-old charge an emotionally disturbed murderer or just an insolent brat?
8/10 - Unusual Hammer-Horror with a great plot
34. The Witches (1966)
Not Rated | 90 min | Horror
Following a horrifying experience with the occult in Africa, a schoolteacher moves to a small English village, only to discover that black magic resides there as well.
6/10 - Boring film with a good finale
35. The Plague of the Zombies (1966)
Approved | 90 min | Horror
Young workers are dying because of a mysterious epidemic in a little village in Cornwall. Doctor Thompson is helpless and asks professor James Forbes for help. The professor and his ... See full summary »
7,5/10 - Good Pre-Night-Of-The-Living-Dead Zombie-Movie. Romero didn't invent the genre out of nothing
36. Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966)
Not Rated | 91 min | Biography, Drama, Horror
Thrown out of his monestary for licentious and drunken behaviour, Rasputin travels to St Petersburg to try his luck. Through a daliance with one of the czarina's ladies in waiting he soon ... See full summary »
6,5/10 History mixed with slasher-elements crowned by a great Christopher Lee
37. The Reptile (1966)
Unrated | 90 min | Horror
In a Cornish village, various locals die from mysterious snake bites, but the coroner rules the deaths as heart attacks, until a family of newcomers starts an investigation.
38. Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)
Unrated | 90 min | Horror
Dracula is resurrected, preying on four unsuspecting visitors to his castle.
Votes: 8,446 | Gross: $0.80M
8/10 - Has all the ingredients that are important for Hammer-Horror
39. The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror
A noted professor and his dim-witted apprentice fall prey to their inquiring vampires, while on the trail of the ominous damsel in distress.
9/10 - Great Parody of Vampire-Movies
40. The Image (1969)
13 min | Short, Horror, Mystery
An artist's painting comes to life, and haunts him.
7/10 - Interesting short with a real Edgar Allen Poe Feeling to it. Plus: David Bowie makes his acting debut.
41. Viy (1967)
Not Rated | 77 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of witch in a small old wooden church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.
8/10 - Great fantasy-gothic-horror. Plus: The only soviet horror-film in existence
42. Quatermass and the Pit (1967)
Approved | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A mysterious artifact is unearthed in London, and famous scientist Bernard Quatermass is called into to divine its origins and explain its strange effects on people.
8/10 - Frightening and interesting
43. Wait Until Dark (1967)
Not Rated | 108 min | Horror, Thriller