The 100 Greatest Horror & Exploitation Films Ever! (As Voted For By You)

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  1. jacksmith1983

    jacksmith1983 Active Member

    Back in the summer of 2006 I started a poll aimed at finding the 100 Greatest Horror & Exploitation Films Ever. Votes were tabulated, I stalled,stalled some more then stalled a bit longer but finally here we are!

    I think you will agree this is a fantastic Top 100 representing horror and exploitation cinema in all its forms. Thanks once again to everyone who took time out to vote.

    100. The House With The Laughing Windows (1976, Pupi Avati)
    99. The Abominable Dr Phibes (1971, Robert Fuest)
    98. The Hitcher (1986, Robert Harmon)
    97. Near Dark (1987, Kathryn Bigelow)
    96. Terror At The Opera (1987, Dario Argento)
    95. Dead Ringers (1988, David Cronenberg)
    94. Saw (2004, James Wan)
    93. Peeping Tom (1960, Michael Powell)
    92. Frankenstein (1932, James Whale)
    91. Nosferatu (1922, F.W. Murnau)
    90. Dead Of Night (1945, Various Directors)
    89. I Spit On Your Grave (1978, Meir Zarchi)
    88. Emanuelle In America (1977, Joe D'Amato)
    87. Lisa And The Devil (1973, Mario Bava)
    86. Pet Sematary (1989, Mary Lambert)
    85. Deranged (1974, Jeff Gillen & Alan Ormsby)
    84. Session 9 (2001, Brad Anderson)
    83. Martin (1977, George A. Romero)
    82. Eraserhead (1977, David Lynch)
    81. The Devils (1971, Ken Russell)
    80. The Woman In Black (1989, Herbert Wise)
    79. Frightmare (1974, Pete Walker)
    78. The New York Ripper (1982, Lucio Fulci)
    77. Twins Of Evil (1971, John Hough)
    76. Blood And Black Lace (1964, Mario Bava)
    75. The Birds (1963, Alfred Hitchcock)
    74. Rosemary's Baby (1968, Roman Polanski)
    73. Repulsion (1965, Roman Polanski)
    72. Cannibal Ferox (1981, Umberto Lenzi)
    71. Street Trash (1987, J. Michael Muro)
    70. Don't Torture A Duckling (1974, Lucio Fulci)
    69. Carnival Of Souls (1962, Herk Hervey)
    68. The Silence Of The Lambs (1991, Jonathan Demme)
    67. The Devil Rides Out (1968, Terence Fisher)
    66. Aliens (1986, James Cameron)
    65. The People Under The Stairs (1991, Wes Craven)
    64. The Exorcist III (1990, William Peter Blatty)
    63. Tombs Of The Blind Dead (1971, Amando de Ossorio)
    62. The Blair Witch Project (1999, Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sanchez)
    61. Bad Taste (1987, Peter Jackson)
    60. Witchfinder General (1967, Michael Reeves)
    59. Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975, Peter Weir)
    58. Freaks (1932, Tod Browning)
    57. Bride Of Frankenstein (1935, James Whale)
    56. A Bay Of Blood (1971, Mario Bava)
    55. The Fog (1979, John Carpenter)
    54. Crash (1996, David Cronenberg)
    53. Theatre Of Blood (1973, Douglas Hickox)
    52. Switchblade Romance (2003, Alexandre Aja)
    51. The Omen (1976, Richard Donner)
    50. Dracula (1958, Terence Fisher)
    49. King Kong (1933, Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack)
    48. Friday The 13th (1980, Sean S. Cunningham)
    47. The Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue (1974, Jorge Grau)
    46. Bunman: The Untold Story (1993, Danny Lee & Herman Yau)
    45. Audition (1999, Takashi Miike)
    44. City Of The Living Dead (1980, Lucio Fulci)
    43. Black Christmas (1974, Bob Clark)
    42. Ring (1998, Hideo Nakata)
    41. Night Of The Demon (1957, Jacques Tourneur)
    40. Basket Case (1982, Frank Henenlotter)
    39. Nosferatu The Vampyre (1979, Werner Herzog)
    38. Carrie (1976, Brian De Palma)
    37. Dellamorte Dellamore (1994, Michele Soavi)
    36. Braindead (1992, Peter Jackson)
    35. Henry:portrait Of A Serial Killer (1986, John McNaughton)
    34. A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984, Wes Craven)
    33. Santa Sangre (1989, Alejandro Jodorowsky)
    32. The Fly (1986, David Cronenberg)
    31. Maniac (1980, William Lustig)
    30. Deep Red (1975, Dario Argento)
    29. The Last House On The Left (1972, Wes Craven)
    28. The House By The Cemetery (1981, Lucio Fulci)
    27. Hellraiser (1987, Clive Barker)
    26. Tenebrae (1982, Dario Argento)
    25. Phantasm (1979, Don Coscarelli)
    24. Don't Look Now (1973, Nicolas Roeg)
    23. Inferno (1980, Dario Argento)
    22. The Hills Have Eyes (1977, Wes Craven)
    21. Videodrome (1983, David Cronenberg)
    20. Psycho (1960, Alfred Hitchcock)
    19. Day Of The Dead (1985, George A, Romero)
    18. Night Of The Living Dead (1968, George A. Romero)
    17. Jaws (1975, Steven Spielberg)
    16. Re-Animator (1985, Stuart Gordon)
    15. Zombie Flesh Eaters (1979, Lucio Fulci)
    14. An American Werewolf In London (1981, John Landis)
    13. Evil Dead II (1987, Sam Raimi)
    12. Alien (1979, Ridley Scott)
    11. The Beyond (1981, Lucio Fulci)

    Which now leaves the Top Ten.....

    10. The Wicker Man (1973, Robin Hardy)
    9. The Thing (1982, John Carpenter)
    8. Cannibal Holocaust (1980, Ruggero Deodato)
    7. The Shining (1980, Stanley Kubrick)
    6. The Evil Dead (1982, Sam Raimi)
    5. The Exorcist (1973, William Friedkin)
    4. Halloween (1978, John Carpenter)
    3. Dawn Of The Dead (1978, George A. Romero)
    2. Suspiria (1976, Dario Argento)

    And finally (drum roll please!)

    1. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974, Tobe Hooper)

    So there you have it... :)

    How many do you own?
  2. Companero

    Companero Shameless Coasterboy

    CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST at #8? Did Zanner get to vote more than once? :D
  3. Vaughan

    Vaughan Active Member

    Wow - good work Jack! Would make a nice article or review list for your site. ;)

    Of the 100 I own: 87. Not bad. I'm missing some classics. :D
  4. jacksmith1983

    jacksmith1983 Active Member

    Personally I own 65.

    As for my site Black, let's say I have something in the pipeline... ;)
  5. Vaughan

    Vaughan Active Member

    Good news on the article - or is it mini-reviews.... spill the beans.

    Here's what I don't have:

    The Shining
    A Nightmare On Elm Street
    Bunman: The Untold Story
    A Bay Of Blood
    Picnic At Hanging Rock
    Street Trash
    The Birds
    The Woman In Black
    The Devils
    Pet Sematary
    Lisa and the Devil
    Emanuelle In America
    Dead Of Night
    The Hitcher
  6. MarcMorris

    MarcMorris Head Honcho Staff Member

    I have them all except:

    People Under the Stairs
  7. R-T-C

    R-T-C Frankenstein's mistake...

    Just 34 of them here.

    Not enough Hammer or Spaghetti Westerns on the list!
  8. CJ34

    CJ34 Active Member

    I own 79 off that list. But I've seen all of them. Nice work, Jack. Seriously, that's an excellent job and, I think, fairly represents the viewing tastes of horror fans.
  9. cloud

    cloud Active Member

    Nice work Jack, I own 79.
  10. mushie

    mushie Alfresco?

    I own 55-a couple I have never seen and a couple I don't want TBH!

    Nice list though.
  11. Leatherface

    Leatherface Registered User

    Fantastic! Texas Chainsaw, one of the greatest movies of all time (not just horror/cult) is number 1!

    By the way, yes, it IS the greatest slasher film of all time. That includes Halloween.
  12. Vaughan

    Vaughan Active Member

    I don't consider it a slasher. So Halloween still wins. :D
  13. Leatherface

    Leatherface Registered User

    Of course it's a slasher. And it's better than the overrated Halloween.

    Oh no, not another argument that is gonna turn nasty!
  14. christats

    christats look at the muck in here.

    Just looked at the list.
    The ones I don't have on tape or disc are
    The Shining,Picnic at Hanging Rock,King Kong,Pet cemetary...but I have seen them.
    Ones I don't have or seen are Bunman,Don't Torture a Duckling,House with the laughing Windows,Session 9,Blood and Black Lace,Audition.

    Looks like thats 10 out of hundred.Leaves 90 that I do have.
  15. reaper72


    Ain't any surprise what is no.1..............a true classic.....especially after just watching TCM THE BEGINING,very OTT gore from a director who doesn't understand that less can be more....perhaps he's trying to make up for the critical pounding he took for the near bloodless DARKNESS FALLS?
    How often is BAY and co going to tell the same story over and over?
  16. tall dude

    tall dude WOMANISER

    Excellent work jacksmith,all classics. And i own a quite healthy 77 of 'em.;)

    Or should that be excellent work forum members,after all we cast the votes.;)
  17. Harold Monroe

    Harold Monroe noted NYU anthropologist

    great work there jack, i own 92 of them :)
  18. groon

    groon Trust Me I'm A Stomach

    Nice list - I own 72 of them...but most of the others, I have seen & intend to pick up in the future.
    Infact this list has reminded me of a few that I can't believe I still haven't got hold of [Dead of Night/Carnival of Souls/Freaks/Deranged/Bunman etc].

    Nice one Jack :)
  19. viva la gore

    viva la gore Registered User

    I own only 37 :(
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2007
  20. groon

    groon Trust Me I'm A Stomach

    Fulci has the most films inside the top 100..

    6 Fulci
    5 Argento
    4 Cronenberg
    4 Craven
    4 Romero
    3 Bava
    3 Carpenter
    2 Hitchcock
    2 Polanski
    2 Raimi
    2 J.Whale
    2 P.Jackson
    2 T.Fisher

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