I need to see some of these. Great presentation Ban
- Wish Bram Stoker's Dracula was higher. - Glad Picnic at Hanging Rock made the list but i don't really consider it as horror. - Nice placement for Let the Right One In. I wouldn't mind if it was higher. - A bit high for Scream but i don't mind. - Glad The Witch made it that high. - Perfect placement for Repulsion. - Jaws didn't make it into top 10! I guess it's bcoz some people may not have considered it as horror. - Surprised The Exorcist wasn't higher but glad it made into top 10. - Suspiria is a bit high. - So glad that The Shining didn't go any higher - What? The Thing beat Pyscho? go away!!
Oh, The Thing, one of the most frustrating movies I've seen - one that I really wished that I loved. The first 30 or so minutes are brilliant, when the creature is inside the dog and there's a "not quite right" feeling about it. The build-up is perfect, but once we actually see the thing, it loses a lot of its effectiveness. The problem with this film is that it shows the creature way too much and the effects are sometimes more silly than scary. And it's such a shame because Carpenter is a master at suggesting terror while showing very little. Halloween, Assault on Precinct 13 (not a horror movie, but uses similar tropes) and the massively underrated The Fog were all great in this regard, but here, he drops the ball. Also in contrast, Alien, which came out 3 years earlier, showed its creature very little and was all the more effective for it.
Ban, curious what made the most ballots that didn't make the Top 50?
The two best that didn't make the cut -- George A Romero's Martin (but Inland Empire made it higher than Night of the Living Dead so ) and Nightmare on Elm Street..... one of the most ingenious horrors ever.....spawning arguably the best, wildest franchise.......
Several films that missed the top 50 had 5 mentions (The Babadook, Nosferatu the Vampyre, A Nightmare on Elm Street, etc.) but i don’t think any had more than that - I’ll double check later.
Elm Street placed 64th and yeah I was definitely expecting it to place higher. Martin only had 3 mentions and placed 89th, tied with Mandy, 28 Days Later and Antichrist.
Thanks for putting this together, this was actually a damn inspired list. Love it (even if some of the lower ranking films are ones I might not consider horror). Sad that Shaun of the Dead missed completely, but seeing as how everything else turned out I'm fine with it (as it does sort of side with comedy anyway, so can understand it missing horror).
Surprised that Psycho didn't take the top spot for once. I'm always okay with it doing so simply because it's in my top 20 of all-time, but wish Alien was the one to beat it since it's in my top ten. The Thing is still one of my favorites though so really not a bad one in the bunch.
Could you possibly list them out and post them here too just for an easy reference?
The Complete List: 01. The Thing (1982) 02. Psycho (1960) 03. Alien (1979) 04. Rosemary’s Baby (1968) 05. The Shining (1980) 06. Suspiria (1977) 07. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) 08. Halloween (1978) 09. Carrie (1976) 10. The Exorcist (1973) 11. The Innocents (1961) 12. Jaws (1975) 13. Black Christmas (1974) 14. Repulsion (1965) 15. The Wicker Man (1973) 16. Eraserhead (1977) 17. The Witch (2015) 18. Hour of the Wolf (1968) 19. Nosferatu (1922) 20. Don’t Look Now (1973) 21. The Cremator (1969) 22. Scream (1996) 23. Funny Games (1997) 24. Angst (1983) 25. Let the Right One In (2008) 26. Deep Red (1975) 27. Inland Empire (2006) 28. Night of the Living Dead (1968) 29. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) 30. Evil Dead II (1987) 31. Possession (1981) 32. The Fly (1986) 33. Hereditary (2018) 34. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) 35. The Birds (1963) 36. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) 37. Diabolique (1955) 38. The Tenant (1976) 39. The Haunting (1963) 40. Dawn of the Dead (1978) 41. Kwaidan (1964) 42. Häxan (1922) 43. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) 44. The Evil Dead (1981) 45. I Saw the Devil (2010) 46. The Blair Witch Project (1999) 47. Tenebre (1982) 48. It Follows (2014) 49. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) 50. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Post by Johnny_Hellzapoppin on Mar 20, 2019 13:43:41 GMT
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
The Evil Dead (Way too low)
Dawn of the Dead
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Evil Dead II (No way it should be higher than the first)
Night of the Living Dead
Let the Right One In
Don't Look Now
The Wicker Man
The Exorcist (Way too low)
Halloween (Way too low)
Alien (It didn't win...celebration!!!!!!)
Love them, but they're way too high
The Witch Jaws Carrie
Both the above films leave me feeling an enormous sense of nothing.
The Blair Witch Project
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Blair Witch Project is pretty damn bad, but Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a shitstain on the underpants of film history.
The Thing (I never imagined this would win, and while it was only my #4, I am so goddamn delighted it took the crown)
Thanks for running this Ban It ended up a pretty great list. From what I've seen, which a fairly large portion, I'd have only booted four and them, and we didn't end up with a very fine, but somewhat overrated winner in Alien.
Post by pessimusreincarnated on Mar 20, 2019 16:20:45 GMT
I'm a couple days late (missed the memo), but this was a great presentation! The Thing is an excellent winner- was my #2 behind Alien, and I see that I was the highest vote for it. Surprised it didn't get any #1 placements tbh.
I want to bash my head against the wall. I went with IMDb's horror categorization and I completely forgot about The Devils (please forgive me, Ken). If it's not on the Top 50, it's entirely my fault. It would have probably been in my Top 5.
Post by ingmarhepburn on Mar 22, 2019 16:22:21 GMT
Had I voted, Psycho would have ended in #1 and Halloween would be #6. I'm surprised that Nightmare on Elm Street didn't make the top 50, but apart from that, I like the results (I'm especially pleased with Lynch's number of placements), even if there's some I still need to see. I'll save this for future reference. Good job, Ban!