John Charet’s Favorite Horror Films Part 2 of 3

  1. The House of Ghosts (1908) (Dir: Segundo de Chomon)
    (Short Cinema)
  2. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) (Dir: Robert Wiene)
  3. Haxan (1922) (Dir: Benjamin Christensen)
  4. The Unknown (1927) (Dir: Tod Browning)
  5. Freaks (1932) (Dir: Tod Browning)
  6. Island of Lost Souls (1932) (Dir: Eric C. Kenton)
  7. King Kong (1933) (Dir: Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack)
  8. The Uninvited (1944) (Dir: Lewis Allen)
  9. Dead of Night (1945) (Dir: Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden and Robert Hamer)
    (Anthology Film)
  10. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) (Dir: Albert Lewin)
  11. The Queen of Spades (1949) (Dir: Thorold Dickinson)
  12. The Thing from Another World (1951) (Dir: Christian Nyby)
  13. Them! (1954) (Dir: Gordon Douglas)
  14. The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) (Dir: Jack Arnold)
  15. Dracula (1958) (Dir: Terence Fisher)
    (a.k.a. Horror of Dracula)
  16. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) (Dir: Terence Fisher)
  17. Eyes Without a Face (1960) (Dir: Georges Franju)
  18. The Housemaid (1960) (Dir: Kim Ki-young)
  19. Jigoku (1960) (Dir: Nobuo Nakagawa)
  20. Village of the Damned (1960) (Dir: Wolf Rilla)
  21. The Innocents (1961) (Dir: Jack Clayton)
  22. Carnival of Souls (1962) (Dir: Herk Harvey)
  23. These Are the Damned (1963) (Dir: Joseph Losey)
    (a.k.a. The Damned)
  24. The Masque of the Red Death (1964) (Dir: Roger Corman)
  25. Viy (1967) (Dir: Konstantin Yershov and Georgi Kropachyov)
  26. The Living Skeleton (1968) (Dir: Hiroshi Matsuno)
  27. Spider Baby (1968) (Dir: Jack Hill)
  28. Toby Dammit (1968) (Dir: Federico Fellini)
    (Segment of “Spirts of the Dead”)
    (Anthology Film)
  29. Witchfinder General (1968) (Dir: Michael Reeves)
  30. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970) (Dir: Jaromil Jires)
  31. The Blood on Satan’s Claw (1971) (Dir: Piers Haggard)
  32. Daughters of Darkness (1971) (Dir: Harry Kumel)
  33. What’s the Matter with Helen? (1971) (Dir: Curtis Harrington)
  34. Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971) (Dir: Curtis Harrington)
  35. The Last House on the Left (1972) (Dir: Wes Craven)
  36. The Baby (1973) (Dir: Ted Post)
  37. Ganja & Hess (1973) (Dir: Bill Gunn)
  38. Messiah of Evil (1973) (Dir: Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck)
  39. Theatre of Blood (1973) (Dir: Douglas Hickox)
  40. The Wicker Man (1973) (Dir: Robin Hardy)
  41. Black Christmas (1974) (Dir: Bob Clark)
  42. Young Frankenstein (1974) (Dir: Mel Brooks)
  43. Amelia (1975) (Dir: Dan Curtis)
    (Short Cinema)
    (Segment of “Trilogy of Terror”)
    (TV Anthology Film) 
  44. Alice, Sweet Alice (1976) (Dir: Alfred Sole)
  45. House (1977) (Dir: Nobuhiko Obayashi)
  46. Alien (1979) (Dir: Ridley Scott)
  47. Phantasm (1979) (Dir: Don Coscarelli)
  48. The Changeling (1980) (Dir: Peter Medak)
  49. The Ninth Configuration (1980) (Dir: William Peter Blatty)
  50. An American Werewolf in London (1981) (Dir: John Landis)
  51. Basket Case (1982) (Dir: Frank Henenlotter)
  52. The Entity (1982) (Dir: Sidney J. Furie)
  53. Next of Kin (1982) (Dir: Tony Williams)
  54. Vincent (1982) (Dir: Tim Burton)
    (Short Cinema)
  55. Michael Jackson’s Thriller (1983) (Dir: John Landis)
    (Short Cinema)
    (Music Video)
  56. Nightmare at 20,000 Feet (1983) (Dir: George Miller)
    (Segment of Twilight Zone: The Movie)
    (Anthology Film)
    (Short Cinema)
  57. Frankenweenie (1984) (Dir: Tim Burton)
    (Short Cinema)
  58. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) (Dir: Wes Craven)
  59. Re-Animator (1985) (Dir: Stuart Gordon)
  60. The Return of the Living Dead (1985) (Dir: Dan O’Bannon)
  61. From Beyond (1986) (Dir: Stuart Gordon)
  62. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) (Dir: John McNaughton)
  63. Manhunter (1986) (Dir: Michael Mann)
  64. Angel Heart (1987) (Dir: Alan Parker)
  65. A Chinese Ghost Story (1987) (Dir: Ching Siu-tung)
  66. Hellraiser (1987) (Dir: Clive Barker)
  67. Society (1989) (Dir: Brian Yuzna)
  68. The Woman in Black (1989) (Dir: Herbert Wise)
    (TV Film)
  69. Jacob’s Ladder (1990) (Dir: Adrian Lyne)
  70. Two Evil Eyes (1990) (Dir: George A. Romero and Dario Argento)
    (Anthology Film)
  71. Candyman (1992) (Dir: Bernard Rose)
  72. Body Bags (1993) (Dir: John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper)
    (Anthology Cable Film)
  73. Cemetery Man (1994) (Dir: Michele Soavi)
  74. Ringu (1998) (Dir: Hideo Nakata)
  75. Ravenous (1999) (Dir: Antonia Bird)
  76. Ginger Snaps (2000) (Dir: John Fawcett)
  77. Bubba Ho-Tep (2002) (Dir: Don Coscarelli)
  78. May (2002) (Dir: Lucky McKee)
  79. Three… Extremes (2004) (Dir: Fruit Chan, Park Chan-wook and Takashi Miike) (Anthology Film)
  80. Cigarette Burns (2005) (Dir: John Carpenter)
    (Episode of Masters of Horror)
  81. The Descent (2005) (Dir: Neil Marshall)
  82. Incident On and Off a Mountain Road (2005) (Dir: Don Coscarelli) (Episode of Masters of Horror)
  83. Imprint (2006) (Dir: Takashi Miike)
    (Episode of Masters of Horror)
  84. Pick Me Up (2006) (Dir: Larry Cohen)
    (Episode of Masters of Horror)
  85. American Zombie (2007) (Dir: Grace Lee)
  86. Inside (2007) (Dir: Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo)
  87. Rec (2007) (Dir: Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza)
  88. Trick ‘r Treat (2007) (Dir: Michael Dougherty)
    (Anthology Film)
  89. Let the Right One In (2008) (Dir: Tomas Alfredson)
  90. Jennifer’s Body (2009) (Dir: Karyn Kusama)
  91. The Loved Ones (2009) (Dir: Sean Byrne)
  92. Splice (2009) (Dir: Vincenzo Natali)
  93. Let Me In (2010) (Dir: Matt Reeves)
  94. Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (2010) (Dir: Eli Craig)
  95. The Cabin in the Woods (2011) (Dir: Drew Goddard)
  96. The Babadook (2014) (Dir: Jennifer Kent)
  97. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) (Dir: Ana Lily Amirpour)
  98. It Follows (2014) (Dir: David Robert Mitchell)
  99. What We Do in the Shadows (2014) (Dir: Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi) (Mockumentary)
  100. The Devil’s Candy (2015) (Dir: Sean Byrne)
  101. The Invitation (2015) (Dir: Karyn Kusama)
  102. Southbound (2015) (Dir: Chad, Matt & Rob, Roxanne Benjamin, David Bruckner and Patrick Horvath)
    (Anthology Film)
  103. We Are Still Here (2015) (Dir: Ted Geoghegan)
  104. The Witch (2015) (Dir: Robert Eggers)
  105. The Love Witch (2016) (Dir: Anna Biller)
  106. Raw (2016) (Dir: Julia Ducournau)
  107. Under the Shadow (2016) (Dir: Babak Anvari)
  108. Gerald’s Game (2017) (Dir: Mike Flanagan)
  109. Get Out (2017) (Dir: Jordan Peele)
  110. Little Evil (2017) (Dir: Eli Craig)
  111. Mother! (2017) (Dir: Darren Aronofsky)
  112. XX (2017) (Dir: Jovanka Vuckovic, Annie Clark, Roxanne Benjamin and Karyn Kusama)
    (Anthology Film)
  113. Annihilation (2018) (Dir: Alex Garland)
  114. Hereditary (2018) (Dir: Ari Aster)
  115. Mandy (2018) (Dir: Panos Cosmatos)
  116. A Quiet Place (2018) (Dir: John Krasinski)
  117. Midsommar (2019) (Dir: Ari Aster)
  118. Ready or Not (2019) (Dir: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett)
  119. Us (2019) (Dir: Jordan Peele)

14 thoughts on “John Charet’s Favorite Horror Films Part 2 of 3

  1. Great list John, I’ve actually seen a few of these such as American Werewolf in London, Frankenweenie and Carnival of Souls. King Kong was actually shown on the BBC over here a couple of weeks ago. What a treat!

  2. Why thank you for the kind words Paul 🙂 Nice to hear that King Kong was on the BBC a few weeks ago too 🙂 Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂

  3. I love the movie Them! I’m happy to see it on your list. Eyes Without a Face is another favorite of mine. Here are three of my favorite horror movie guilty pleasures:
    Attack of the Giant Leeches
    Motel Hell
    I don’t recall seeing them on your list. Are you familiar?

  4. Glad to hear that you love both Them! and Eyes Without a Face. I am also familiar with those three titles you list, but I do not consider them to be great ones. Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂

  5. An impressive list, John..
    I love The Wicker Man as a cult film, but never found it remotely horrifying.
    Thanks for including Ginger Snaps and Berberian Sound Studio, which are usually underrated. I might add ‘It Follows’ as a modern horror film which really impressed me.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  6. I actually did include It Follows, it is on number 97. And yes, I love all of those titles you mentioned, but then again, you knew that. Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂

  7. Why thank you for the kind words 🙂 It did take a little while, but I had a fun time compiling it 🙂 Impressive indeed 🙂 Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂

  8. this list is even better than the first, although i dodnt care much for 21st century horror. there are exception, though, and i rate midsommer as one of the best pictures of the year. havent seen the original swedish version though.

  9. Well unlike you, I love 21st century cinematic horror 🙂 Then again, you probably knew that reading it 🙂 I agree with you on Midsommar, it is fantastic. Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂

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