An introduction to some of my favourite horrors.

A Listmania! list by Aisha I'm Vibrating "I can't help myself." (Newcastle, UK)
 
The Shining [DVD] [1980]
1.  The Shining [DVD] [1980] DVD ~ Jack Nicholson
The list author says:
  "Absolutely iconic images, deservedly a classic. Isolation is a wonderful basis for horror."
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Ringu [DVD] [2000] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
2.  Ringu [DVD] [2000] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Nanako Matsushima
The list author says:
  "A slow atmospheric build up to the scariest scene from a horror film I have ever witnessed. Fantastic, and no gore in sight! Genuinely chilling."
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Carnival Of Souls [1962] [DVD]
3.  Carnival Of Souls [1962] [DVD] DVD ~ Candace Hilligoss
The list author says:
  "Highly influenced by the era of silent films, creepy and disturbing and highly underrated."
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Werner Herzog Box Set 2 [DVD]
4.  Werner Herzog Box Set 2 [DVD] DVD ~ Helmut Doring
The list author says:
  "Specifically 'Even Dwarves Start Small', cinematically not very adventerous, but a very very strange film, uncomfortable viewing at times, unfilmable these days, completely unforgettable."
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Audition (Collector's Edition) [DVD] [2001]
5.  Audition (Collector's Edition) [DVD] [2001] DVD ~ Ryo Ishibashi
The list author says:
  "My favourite Takashi Miike film, very understated for him, but deeply unsettling, brilliant sense of disorientation throughout, memorable images, and goes right for the castration fear of all men."
11.98   Used & New from: 1.78
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The Descent (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [2005]
6.  The Descent (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [2005] DVD ~ Shauna Macdonald
The list author says:
  "Ending a bit predictable but a very atmospheric horror film done very well."
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Suspiria [1976] 2 Disc Special Edition [DVD]
7.  Suspiria [1976] 2 Disc Special Edition [DVD] DVD ~ Jessica Harper
The list author says:
  "A little bit dated but a brilliant setting for horror and wonderful music by Goblin."
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Eraserhead [DVD]
8.  Eraserhead [DVD] DVD ~ Jack Nance
The list author says:
  "It was a tossup between this and Blue Velvet for my Lynch choice but Dennis Potter makes me laugh in the latter so I'm opting for the memorably bizarre Eraserhead."
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A Tale Of Two Sisters [DVD] [2004]
9.  A Tale Of Two Sisters [DVD] [2004] DVD ~ Kap-su Kim
The list author says:
  "Easy to pass off as another J-horror Ring inspired film but it has an excellent story, brilliant sense of disorientation, terrifying scenes, and ultimately deeply sad. Brilliantly shot. Loved it."
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The Grudge [DVD]
10.  The Grudge [DVD] DVD ~ Megumi Okina
The list author says:
  "I would have enjoyed the film plot more if it had put a little more care and attention to the ghosts rather than the very brief back story, this aside if you want relentless scares then this works!"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)

The Wicker Man - Special Edition Director's Cut (2 disc set) [DVD] [1973]
11.  The Wicker Man - Special Edition Director's Cut (2 disc set) [DVD] [1973] DVD ~ Edward Woodward
The list author says:
  "Perhaps all the scarier because of its absolute Englishness, Christopher Lee is very disturbing in arguably his best ever portrayal."
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An American Werewolf In London (Special Edition) [DVD]
12.  An American Werewolf In London (Special Edition) [DVD] DVD ~ David Naughton
The list author says:
  "Rarely does a film invoke great comedy and great scares. Classic werewolf fare."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews)

Videodrome [DVD] [1983]
13.  Videodrome [DVD] [1983] DVD ~ James Woods
The list author says:
  "Snuff movies are a repulsive and terrifying thought, add to that Cronenbergs surreal story makes for a very bizarre and rather scary film."
5.00   Used & New from: 2.65
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House Of Wax [DVD] [2005]
14.  House Of Wax [DVD] [2005] DVD ~ Elisha Cuthbert
The list author says:
  "I know its a remake so to say 'imaginative' is maybe a bit superfluous. Wonderfully ludicrous, a brilliant melting wax set, and who doesn't want to see Paris Hilton's infamous death scene!"
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Theatre Of Blood [DVD]
15.  Theatre Of Blood [DVD] DVD ~ Vincent Price
The list author says:
  "OK it didn't scare me but I love this film! Delightfully tongue in cheek with the equally delightful Vincent Price, and one of the best deaths/premise for a horror film ever!"
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Ginger Snaps [DVD] [2001]
16.  Ginger Snaps [DVD] [2001] DVD ~ Emily Perkins
The list author says:
  "Easy to dismiss as basically not very good, but actually very tongue in cheek and well cast, also one of the most memorable opening title sequence I've seen in any film. Modern gothic horror."
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Session 9 [DVD]
17.  Session 9 [DVD] DVD ~ David Caruso
The list author says:
  "Excellent setting for a horror film. A very effective creepy film that'll leave you cringing (in the way a good horror film should)."
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Candyman : Collectors Edition [1992] [DVD]
18.  Candyman : Collectors Edition [1992] [DVD] DVD ~ Virginia Madsen
The list author says:
  "Perhaps the best thing about this film is the brilliant score by Philip Glass. Very gritty, very bloody, very good horror!"
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Dawn Of The Dead [1978] [1979] [DVD]
19.  Dawn Of The Dead [1978] [1979] [DVD] DVD ~ David Emge
The list author says:
  "Perhaps the best of Romero's living dead films. Classic zombie movie that doesn't suffer the contagious naffness in so many other of the same genre."
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May [DVD]
20.  May [DVD] DVD ~ Angela Bettis
The list author says:
  "I wasn't expecting a lot from this film but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Not particularly scary, it's not a film about sudden shocks, but it is a cult worthy central performance, great!"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

The Bride Of Frankenstein [DVD]
21.  The Bride Of Frankenstein [DVD] DVD ~ Boris Karloff
The list author says:
  "Overrated cinemetically (Gone With The Wind only made a year or so later, compare) but wonderfully iconic and very enjoyable."
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Cabin Fever [DVD] [2003]
22.  Cabin Fever [DVD] [2003] DVD ~ Jordan Ladd
The list author says:
  "Blackly comic and stomach churning. A simple idea executed very well with good attention to detail and a laugh out loud final line."
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2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)

Stephen King Collector's Set [DVD]
23.  Stephen King Collector's Set [DVD] DVD ~ Rutanya Alda
The list author says:
  "Misery is a classic film, the foot ankle breaking scene is one of the most horrifying scene in any genre. Sissy Spacek is wonderfully strange as Carrie, and The Dark Half was enjoyable."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

A Nightmare On Elm Street [DVD]
24.  A Nightmare On Elm Street [DVD] DVD ~ Robert Englund
The list author says:
  "The original and best when Freddy was a genuinely terrifying villain rather than a camp icon (he's supposed to be a child molesting murderer, we shouldn't like him people!)."
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Psycho/The Birds [DVD]
25.  Psycho/The Birds [DVD] DVD ~ Rod Taylor
The list author says:
  "Hitchcock delivers memorable scares and paranoia... plus birds scare me."
6.00   Used & New from: 3.52
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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