October 27, 2017: Just in time for Halloween – My Top 25 Horror Movie Recommendations!

25. SUSPIRA

A German ballet school is the setting for this lurid Italian thriller by giallo master Dario Argento.

24. GREEN ROOM

A young punk band, playing a gig at a remote bar in the Pacific Northwest, run afoul of neo-nazi skinheads.

23. THE ORPHANAGE

A family takes up residence in a former orphanage where their young son makes a most unusual friend.

22. I SAW THE DEVIL

A secret service agent exacts a brutal revenge on the serial killer who murdered his wife.

21. JAWS

“Don’t go into the water” was this movie’s tag line, and after seeing this movie about a man-eating shark terrorizing the beaches of a quaint New England community, I heeded that advice.

20. REC

One of the best entries in the found footage horror sub-genre is this Spanish film about a news crew who end up trapped in quarantine while investigating a viral outbreak in a residential building.

19. SPOORLOOS

A young man embarks on a journey to find out what fate befell his missing girlfriend.  In the end, he wishes he hadn’t.

18. SCREAM

A tribute to the classic horror movies of the 70’s has become a classic in its own right.

17. DON’T LOOK NOW

Following the death of their young daughter, a couple visit Venice where a serial killer stalks the canals of the old city.

16. SESSION 9

An asbestos removal crew stumble upon some dark secrets when they are hired to clean up an abandoned mental hospital.

15. THE SIXTH SENSE

A child psychologist makes a connection with a young boy who presumably communicates with the dead.

14. AUDITION

A lonely widower falls for a mysterious young woman.

13. 28 DAYS LATER

Fast-moving zombies stalk the streets of London in this post-apocalyptic thriller.

12. LET THE RIGHT ONE IN

A shy young boy makes the acquaintance of his new neighbor, a mysterious young girl possessed of a harrowing secret.

11. HALLOWEEN

The grandaddy of slasher pics sees an escaped mental patient return to his hometown on Halloween Eve.

10. TRAIN TO BUSAN

Zombies on a train.  High octane horror!

9. CARRIE

A young teen, bullied by her classmates, manifests a supernatural revenge on prom night.

8. IT FOLLOWS

A supernatural entity stalks the victims of a sexual curse.

7. ALIEN

A crew on a deep space mission answer a distress call – and invite an unwelcome guest aboard their ship.

6. THE BABADOOK

A widow and her young son are stalked by a monster in a children’s book.

5. THE DESCENT

A group of female spelunkers encounter flesh-eating predators deep underground.

4. RINGU

A cursed videotape delivers a death sentence to all who watch.

3. THE THING

On a remote base in Antarctica, a group of research scientists uncover the frozen remains of an alien entity.

2. THE SHINING

A struggling author experiences writer’s block, in addition to other assorted psychological breaks, while the winter caretaker of the Overlook Hotel.

  1. MISERY

Following a car accident, famed author Paul Sheldon is nursed back to health by a woman who professes to be his #1 fan.