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What’s Your Comfort Horror Movie?

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I don’t know about you all but I’m one of those guys that can happily watch a horror movie several times if I enjoy it. I come to feel like I know the characters, I see little things throughout that I hadn’t noticed before, I enjoy the clever tricks that the filmmaker employs to create a certain ambiance or atmosphere. All of these, and more, are things that I relish about watching a horror movie more than once.

One of my favorite times to do this is when I’m sick with a cold or something similar. I’m already fairly miserable (I’m a serious baby when I get sick) so I really try to do something that brings me joy and comfort, which is watching a horror movie (or five). And that got me thinking, “What are some of my comfort horror movies? What are the ones I fall back on when I’m not feeling well because it brings a smile to my face and I just enjoy the crap out of it?”

So I wanted to share a few of these movies with you and a brief explanation about what it is that makes these movies just so relaxing for me. Join me below!

Big Trouble In Little China

Seriously, I love this movie. It’s probably one of my all time favorites. It’s got everything I could want out of a movie: action, horror, fantasy, supernatural, martial arts, comedy, over-the-top acting, and some of the best one-liners in movie history. It truly baffles my mind when I meet someone who doesn’t like this movie. I just can’t get it. It doesn’t make sense to me.

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  • Jake W.

    My top 3 are The Descent, The Ruins, and the remake to House Of Wax. I own all three on blu-ray and watch them religiously.

    • JonathanBarkan

      I haven’t seen The Ruins or House Of Wax in a long time. But The Descent is incredible! Great choice!

      • Jake W.

        Yea, The Descent is my favorite horror film of all time.

  • part6productions

    Re-animator, Child’s Play 2, and Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (Which also heavily doubles as my biggest guilty pleasure, don’t judge me)

    Those definitely are the ones I watch constantly

    • JonathanBarkan

      Hey, if you enjoy it then enjoy it! Nothing to feel guilty about!

    • Kori Batchelor

      I agree that Chainsaw III doesn’t get enough love. Just a good old fashioned fun horror flick.

  • cynicalwilliam

    Hellraiser 1&2

    • JonathanBarkan

      The best two! I’m still really thrilled that I own the limited DVD collector’s tin.

      • cynicalwilliam

        I own that myself.

      • Boonraiser

        I still have the dual VHS version of Hellraiser. Just need a VCR. Ha.

  • Antisocial_ism

    The original Halloween and Evil Dead and The Exorcism of Emily Rose. The barn scene in Emily Rose is the most intense scene I have ever seen in any movie.
    Hell I’ll add The Ring, as well. I have watched all these movies dozens of times.

    • Cor624

      Yea Emily Rose deff was!

    • JonathanBarkan

      Great choices!

  • Filthy Billy

    Black Christmas (1974), Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Salem’s Lot (1979).

  • Cor624

    Scream, Halloween H:20, Saw, The Signal, Child’s Play 2, Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, People Under The Stairs, Killer Klowns From Outer Space

    • JonathanBarkan

      I will always love Killer Klowns!!

  • FromHeroesToDust

    Mine are the original Halloween, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, the original Friday the 13th, Friday the 13th part 2, Freddy vs. Jason, Jason X, Hellbound: Hellraiser 2, Hellraiser: Bloodline, Dawn of the Dead (2004), Land of the Dead, all the Scream movies, and Puppet Master 1-4.

    • JonathanBarkan

      That’s one helluva marathon right there!

    • Antisocial_ism

      I was going to go with Puppet Master 1-3. 3 is my favorite, gotta love six shooter. Also, a real bad one that I love just cause it is so bad called Forever Evil, I love the character Leo, you can just hear him saying “Mr. Anderson” when he speaks. The monsters self satisfied roar towards the end of the movie is worth it.

  • REC03

    Scream, Halloween, The Monster Squad, Jaws 2, I Know What You Did Last Summer. don’t judge im a 90′s kid. ;-)

    • JonathanBarkan

      I used to watch Monster Squad all the time as a kid!!!

  • AutographVirus

    The Fly, Scream, The Mist, Dawn Of The Dead (2004), Hobo With A Shotgun, Evil Dead (2013 & Original)

    • JonathanBarkan

      Great picks!

  • DeputyDewey

    Any of the Scream movies, Halloween H20, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3, I Know What You Did Last Summer and Day of the Dead

    • JonathanBarkan

      NOES 3 has my favorite kill, the one where Phillip gets turned into a living doll. So unsettling.

  • http://www.eigakanthemovietheater.blogspot.com Jenny Leigh

    I Know What You Did Last Summer & Urban Legend always make me feel better when I’m feeling sicky :p.
    But if I’m feeling like horror is letting me down I always put on The Orphanage and I’m reminded why I love the genre :).

    • JonathanBarkan

      The Orphanage is fantastic, no doubt about it!

  • Boonraiser

    Re-Animator
    High Tension
    In The Mouth Of Madness
    The Thing
    Dead Alive
    American Psycho
    Nightbreed

    I could keep going, but you get the picture.

    • JonathanBarkan

      I think I do! ;)

  • http://www.wineandwatch.com/ Wine and Watch

    Okay so not all of these may be considered “good” horror movies but they are movies I love and can just put on to cheer me up (I LOVE that you have Jeepers Creepers on your list. Love that movie!):

    Scream 1, 2 and 4. Halloween H20, Deep Blue Sea, Jaws 2, Critters 1 or 3, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Urban Legend, Jason X, Bride of Chucky, Nightmare on Elm Street 3, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003, Jeepers Creepers, House on Haunted Hill Remake, House of Wax Remake, The Ruins, The Descent, Anaconda, Halloween 1978, Evil Dead (any of them including the remake), Laid to Rest 1 or 2, Hills Have Eyes 2006, Last House on the Left Remake, and SO MANY OTHERS. This is just off the top of my head…..

    • JonathanBarkan

      Nice list there! Especially for it being off the top of your head!

    • Antisocial_ism

      I love the remake of Last House On The Left.

      • http://www.wineandwatch.com/ Wine and Watch

        Me too! I actually prefer it to the original, even if it’s not as gritty. I just enjoy the payoff a lot more in the remake.

  • lovezoid

    I absolutely love the Dawn of the Dead remake. It always feels like catching up with old friends, Sarah ‘I-wish-she-was-my-girlfriend’ Polley, to Ving Rhames in full Ving Rhames mode, to the dipshit redhead and her dog, to poor doomed Andy, to Ty Burrell’s ultra-sarcastic asshole, the security guards, it’s just the best time. The zombies look fucking outstanding, the opening (Johnny Cash!) and closing credits (utter bleakness) are fantastic, superb pacing, it’s the best.

    • JonathanBarkan

      I caught this opening night in theaters and had an absolute blast with it!

      • lovezoid

        Oh man, sin of envy…I never saw it in theater, that must have been amazing…that opening sequence with the aerial shot of the car crash into the gas station would have looked awesome!

        • JonathanBarkan

          It was pretty sweet, haha!

  • eagleye

    I was sick the first time I got to see Halloween (1978) so that’s definitely one. Demons (1985) never disappoints. Hostel, Predator, Chopping Mall -haha. And lastly, the Evil Dead remake…to name a few.

    • JonathanBarkan

      Good choices!

  • JoshuaRyan

    The “Slumber Party Massacre” and “Prom Night” series’ are always good on a rainy day. Especially “Slumber Party Massacre 2″ and “Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night 2.”

  • Kori Batchelor

    Here’s a few I can watch and have fun with just about any day of the week.
    The Blob (1988)
    Body Parts
    Candyman
    Creepshow (and the first sequel)
    The Dark Half
    Demons/Demons 2
    Demon Knight
    Dog Soldiers
    any Evil Dead
    Fright Night (1985 and remake)
    The Frighteners
    Hansel and Gretel:Witch Hunters
    In the Mouth of Madness
    Nightbreed
    Nightmare on Elm Street series (all but the remake)
    REC series
    Resident Evil series (I know…don’t judge)
    Sleepwalkers
    Trick R Treat
    Damn…once I started I couldn’t stop…sorry…

    • JonathanBarkan

      Hahaha, no worries! Awesome list!

    • God of Joy

      Deep Rising! A great one that in many ways is on par with Big Trouble in Little China.

  • LastCubScout

    I’ll take something with a thick autumn atmosphere, like ‘Lady in White’ (1988), Disney’s ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ (1983), or Tim Burton’s ‘Sleepy Hollow’ (1999). Because of that, I’m also one of the few fans of Rob Zombie’s ‘Halloween II’ (2009).

    • JonathanBarkan

      I have yet to see H2 because I was just so disappointed in the first one. One of these days I’ll bring myself to watch it!

      • LastCubScout

        ‘H2′ has a great atmosphere because Rob Zombie filmed it in GA instead of southern CA. Scout Taylor-Compton puts in a tour de force performance of constantly breaking down and being on the ragged edge. It’s not the perfect film, but it’s way richer and more creative than most people give it credit for. And, you get to see Oscar winner Octavia Spencer get totally butchered…

    • lovezoid

      I am with you on Halloween 2 and will defend that movie to the grave! I would argue that it is the most interesting and ballsy take on Michael Myers since the original. It is truly ‘Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2′, whereas the first one was more homage with some embellishment – ‘Halloween (featuring Rob Zombie)’

      • LastCubScout

        Yes! Totally! I also loved how the squeaky clean suburban Scout Taylor-Compton from ’1′ turned into a bipolar pill-popping grunge-punk for ’2′.

        • lovezoid

          And the whole ‘put Laurie in a French maid costume for the entire final act’ decision was, quite frankly, fucking inspired…

  • James Monge

    Re-Antimator
    From Beyond
    Dagon
    Nightbreed
    Hellraiser series
    Halloween 1979
    Halloween II 1980
    The Fog
    A Nightmare on Elm Street

  • ozzy

    the hidden, the hitcher, night of the creeps, i come in peace, killer klowns from outer space, the thing, a nightmare on elm street movies, day of the dead, the dentist 1 and 2,

  • Curmudgeon

    House on Haunted Hill

    • JonathanBarkan

      Remake or original? I think I’m one of the few that enjoys the hell out of the remake, although the original is just such a classic!

      • Curmudgeon

        Original. The remake is a pretty good movie, until the third act.

  • RedPyramidHead

    The Evil Dead trilogy. They’re just fun movies, and on top of that with Bruce Campbell and Co. DVD commentaries they become 10x better.

    I never thought of Big Trouble In Little China as a horror movie, but since the article mentions it, I guess I’ll mention it too, because it is definitely one that I watch over and over again, and just like Evil Dead movies it has great DVD commentary.

    Other horror movies I watch occasionally and absolutely love are: Exte: Hair Extensions, It, Dead Alive, George Romero’s first three Dead movies and Tom Savini’s remake of NOTLD, The Return of the Living Dead I & II, Uzumaki, Child’s Play 1-3, The Shining (1980), Creepshow, The Willies, Carved 2: The Scissors Massacre, and Noroi.

    • JonathanBarkan

      Uzumaki is SO WEIRD! I love it for the visuals and the atmosphere!

  • Ditamydear

    Mine is definitely An American Werewolf in London.

    • JonathanBarkan

      Oooh, you can never go wrong with that one!

  • Madusa

    Grindhouse

    • REC03

      love Grindhouse. especially Death Proof. so underrated.

  • Mike

    Scream. I’ve sen it 27+ times. Which, I admit, is absolutely ridiculous. And Halloween (1978)

    • JonathanBarkan

      I don’t think I can count how many times I’ve seen Big Trouble In Little China or Legend, so I can’t be a hypocrite and call you ridiculous at all!

  • CFM

    Re-animator, Bride of Re-animator, Day of the Dead, Gremlins, Something Wicked this Way Comes, + many more!

  • I_chose_the_impossible

    Dead Alive AKA. Braindead

  • VictorCrowley

    Great topic!

    Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
    Halloween (1978)
    Halloween II (1981)
    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
    A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
    A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
    Night of the Living Dead (1968)
    Psycho (1960)
    Psycho II (1983)
    Creepshow
    Creepshow 2
    Gojira (and ’56 American dub)
    Gremlins 2 (not really horror but y’know)
    Dracula (1931)
    Ed Wood
    The Blair Witch Project
    Killer Klowns From Outer Space
    Child’s Play 2
    Night of the Demons (1 & 2)
    Strangeland
    John Carpenter’s Vampires
    Hatchet (1, 2, 3)
    Alien/Aliens

  • Wes

    I’ve watched Session 9 so many times…

    • JonathanBarkan

      I bought that one day when I was pretty depressed with a $20 Best Buy gift card. One of the best purchases I could’ve ever gotten.

    • viveca pomeroy

      I forgot this too. There was a period where I made everyone who came over watch it with me. Such a great movie. My husband and I randomly say ‘Do it, Gordon.’ to each other for no real reason.

  • cat

    Any Rob Zombie made film, American Psycho, Amittyville Horrors (all of them), Halloween, It, Grindhouse, all Hellraisers and of course May. There are many more but these are my favs.

  • Matt

    Totally it’s The Fog (original) for me. Hands down my go-to horror flick.

  • Lionheart

    Have so many….

    1.The Others
    2.Bram Stoker’s Dracula
    3.The Fourth Kind
    4.The Skeleton Key
    5.The Grudge (2004)
    6.The Haunting (1963)
    7.The Scream franchise
    8.Evil Dead (original and remake)
    9.Carrie (all three of them ’76, ’02 and ’13)
    10.Black Christmas
    11.Psycho
    12.Halloween (original)
    13.The Blair Witch Project (Even after all these years it still creeps me out)
    14.Sinister
    15.The Conjuring

    • JonathanBarkan

      While I didn’t like most of it, the ending of ‘The Skeleton Key’ haunted me for days. Ughhhhhhh…….

      • Lionheart

        It’s a great film IMO. It was very successful in building up a creepy atmosphere, The hoodoo/voodoo aspect was neat. There surely aren’t enough voodoo/hoodoo horrors around and The Skeleton Key is a fine illustration of their potential.

    • Jenny

      haha wow…we totally have the same favorite horror films :)

    • RMx2014

      Jeepers Creepers? 1 or 2? No?

  • Jenna

    The Exorcist! No matter what else is on. At one point me and my sister had all the dialogue memorized.
    Evil dead (original)
    Evil dead 2
    Army of darkness
    Rosemary’s Baby
    The Shining
    Event Horizon
    Session 9
    The Innkeepers
    From Dusk Til Dawn
    Creepshow
    So many more I can’t think of right now

  • AlanMorlock

    Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein (when I was a little kid I didn’t realize they weren’t the same movie, a similar situation occurred in regards to the original Star Wars trilogy)

  • Rick Allen

    I scrolled through all of the lists and agree with almost all of the
    picks and realized I still need to see some of the newer ones. A few I
    would add are off the top of my head and in no particular order are (and
    I apologize if they are on someone’s list and I missed it)
    Jaws – the best
    Blade II
    John Carpenter’s The Thing
    John Carpenter’s Vampires
    The Howling
    The Devil’s Rejects
    The Return Of The Living Dead
    Heavy Metal (has got horror and is gory)
    From Beyond
    The Omen (original)
    My Bloody Valentine (unrated original)
    The Lost Boys
    Night Train To Terror (so bad it’s mesmerizing yet fun)
    The Cabin In The Woods
    Ghostbusters (a lot of horror with the comedy)
    The Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror (all…lots of influences)
    Halloween III
    Finally…again
    agree with the existing lists and probably have more…the flick I pop
    in the most and revisit and simply cannot get enough of….Night Of The
    Creeps. I was fortunate enough a few years ago to attend a screening of
    the aforementioned and The Monster Squad at the George Eastman Theater
    with Fred Dekker and Tom Atkins who posed for pictures and signed
    everything I brought (for free might I add…no horror convention
    charges). The night before was treated to the same with Tom Atkins and
    The Fog and Halloween III. Sorry if this chews up too much space but you
    ask a geek a question you get a geek response.

  • texas evil

    1. The Thing
    2. Fright Night (original)
    3. Cannibal Holocaust (how can something so demented gives me ‘comfort’ i dont know)
    4. Shaun Of The Dead (no.1 feel good movie)
    5. Child’s Play
    6. Evil Dead 1.2.3.. and the remake too.
    7. The Omen (original) – i will rewind all the death scene again and again.
    8. Nightmare On elm Street 1 and 3.
    9. zombi 2
    10. We Are The Night (new favorite).

    Can you list internet shorts as well ? then its Treevenge, i download that video and its my comfort food for a quick laugh.

  • plutohiller

    My list of comfort movies is a little more unconventional than the rest. Obviously the classics and any of John Carpenters movies are great and could be watched anytime. When I think comfort, I think of movies that are less mainstream and that affected me in a unique way.
    1 Flesh Eater – (I watched this on Netflix a few years ago laughing at how ridiculous and poorly made it was, but when it ended, I realized it was a movie that my friends and I might have made. It seemed like everyone in the film enjoyed making the movie and put effort into it.)
    2 Nightmare City (US Title)
    3 People Under the Stairs (My daughter loves watching it too)
    4 Dead End (Fun and Surprising Movie)
    5 Hills Have Eyes (2008 Gets my adrenaline pumping every time)

    • texas evil

      for PUPS, then part when Mother chase the girl with the knife and then get attacked by those kids is my rewind button addiction.

      for Hills Have eyes, when the hero pumps his shotgun into the thin mutant, plus with the music playing in the background, is the part where i get my blood rush.

  • ThunderDragoon

    I love you so much for including Jeepers Creepers. :D As for my list, it would take way too long. I just have so many favorites and so little time lol.

  • Beanis

    The Silence of the Lambs is my first choice to put on when I’m feeling sick or blue. It is a perfect cinematic experience from start to finish and always makes me feel better.
    Here are some of the others:
    A Nightmare on Elm Street (Orig.)
    Friday the 13th (Orig.)
    Fright Night
    Hell Night
    Exorcist (1 & 3)
    The Seventh Sign
    The Omen (Orig.)
    Hellraiser (1 & 2)
    Nightbreed
    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
    Poltergeist
    The Ring
    Flatliners
    Dr. Giggles
    Pumpkinhead
    The Shining
    Pet Sematary
    Creeepshow (1 & 2)
    Killer Klowns from Outer Space
    Etc.

  • Darkness69

    Great idea, Jonathan. My comfort movies (I don’t have any other genres but horror, basically) are definitely Bram Stoker’s Dracula, In The Mouth Of Madness (some great lines there!), Re-Animator, Alien, The Crow, The Thing, Nightmare on Elm Street (original, of course), The Shining, The Lost Boys, Blade II, Thir13en Ghosts… many more out there, which I can never get tired of.

  • Krug09

    Right now my number one is Scream. It changes every few months.

  • Marss

    SCREAM 2 is definitely my comfort horror film. There’s something so fiercely wicked and entertaining about that movie, I can’t begin to describe it. I guess it’s the clever script, the fast pace and the super meta energy they got going.

  • jmr1986

    Bram Stoker’s Dracula, The Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Prince of Darkness, The Night of The Living Dead (1990).

  • M M

    Friday the 13th part 2 is a big one for me. Also fright night and carpenter’s the thing.

  • CaptainBlake

    Halloween’s 1-3, The Fog, Something Wicked This Way Comes, any of Corman’s Poe films, and Creepshow. Not to mention a gaggle of vintage slashers, good and
    bad.

  • Chrissie-Watkins

    Jaws, of course. And Halloween just wouldn’t be Halloween without Halloween. I also own The Cabin in the Woods on DVD and probably watch it about once a month. Talk about seeing something new every time!

  • http://www.firatatac.com Fırat Ataç

    Jaws and Suspiria. Thank you Mr. Argento!

  • ProudtobeUndead

    Freddy VS Jason. No shame. I’ve seen it so much I can quite the entire thing.

  • Steve Hillemeyer Warren

    Hellraiser’s 1,2,and 3, The Devil’s Rejects,A nightmare on Elm St (1),

  • Blood Moon Riot

    My comfort horror films would be the 70′s and 80′s Hong Kong horror comedies like Mr Vampire and Spooky Encounters. They have inventive slapstick sequences, can be pretty creepy in some parts and they’re not depressing because there’s no scenes that is too violent or macabre. Big Trouble In Little China might be influenced by these films.

  • http://lefthandhorror.com/ Nate Reynolds

    Halloween 1 & 3, The Innkeepers, They Live, The Fog, House of 1000 Corpses. All great films to add some background vibes when I’m writing or practicing scales, etc.

  • JonathanBarkan

    I am LOVING all of these posts! Keep ‘em coming!

  • Vita Soprannome

    My comfort horror movie is John Carpenter’s “The Thing.” It never gets old.

  • Aidsman

    Alien’s the biggest one, I’ve watched it twice in the last month alone. Jaws is another one I could watch endlessly. They’re both just so complete as movies. Dead Snow gets a special mention for being so feelgood even as all the friends watch each other die.

  • M.a.r.y.

    Mine are:

    The Last Exorcism (2010)
    The Blair Witch Project
    The Ring (2002)
    The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
    The Skeleton Key

  • viveca pomeroy

    Wow. I have so many! The Fog, The Thing (both Carpenter) Behind the Mask:The Rise of Leslie Vernon (it’s so sweet and a real love letter to fans of slasher films) Curtains, Tourist Trap, Friday the 13th the Final Chapter (Crispin Glover) Grave Encounters which is a total guilty pleasure, and the original The House on Haunted Hill. Sometimes I put that on to fall asleep to. Vincent Price’s voice is so soothing. And I completely forgot Corman’s Poe cycle!

  • http://mitchmacready.blogspot.com/ Zombie-Killa

    Ah, SO many. I’ll try it keep it short, though.

    Fright Night Part II (1988, the real Fright Night Part II, not the awful cash grab New Blood remake, reboot, sequel, or whatever the hell it was they released last year)- Julie Carmen’s Regine is one of my favorite performances from any genre of film ever, and I know it’s not as good as the original, but I still love it, and Regine’s dance scene with Charley at the party is an all-time favorite of mine.

    Halloween III: Season Of The Witch- Horribly underrated. I’ve said this on here before, but remove Halloween and III from the title, and Season Of The Witch receives a better overall reception and legacy. But people will always remember it as that one film that disrupted the continuity in the Halloween franchise, or it’s one sequel too many.

    The Last Exorcism- The finale is genuinely creepy, with the cult abducting Nell, and the camera crew returning to the house to find all the satanic symbols everywhere.

    The Faculty- I’ve lost count for the number of times I’ve seen this one. Started watching in it my teens, I’m in my mid 20′s now, and I can pretty much repeat every line in the movie word for word. And I remember idolizing Josh Hartnett’s Zeke, as the perfect high school rebel/bad ass during my high school years. lol.

    Other honorable mentions before I ramble too much:

    Pet Sematary
    Freddy VS Jason
    Halloween ’78, Halloween II ’81, Halloween 4 & 5, and the 2007 remake
    Terror Train
    Hell Night
    Night Of The Demons, ’88 original & ’09 remake
    Night Of The Demons 2 (It’s cool to look at, but I don’t get the point behind Angela’s sword. They never offer an explanation for it. Picky, I know. lol.)
    Sleepway Camp II: Unhappy Campers
    Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland

  • DragonSlayer111

    Scream and Shaun of the Dead..can’t go wrong

  • Juuu

    I feel like I have a ton–many of my “comfort movies” ARE horror movies, to be truthful! I’d probably have to say Ringu and its remake, The Ring, as well as Ginger Snaps and Final Destination 3–toss 1 and 2 in there as well. Those were some of the movies that got me into horror films in general and I could watch ‘em any day!

  • lordrib

    Theres nothing better than kickin back with old school monster movies for me. Puppets, Latex, Stop-Motion… creatures big and small make me grin still every time i see them. I watch these films to remember what made me love movies in the first place.
    (1) CRITTERS – Crites are just awesome little balls of alien murder.
    (2) TREMORS – Graboids are basically dirt sharks. Wicked and Funny.
    (3) CHILDS PLAY – Brad Douriff’s voice MAKES THESE FILMS GREAT.
    (4) PUPPETMASTER (1989) – Great puppet designs.
    (5) THE BLOB (1988) – I was 11 when i saw it, it was the first film to scare the HELL out of me. Now I love formless monsters.
    (6) SPLINTER – another fun formless …thing.
    (7) THE THING (1982) – This is actually my favorite creature film hands down. Theres nothing about this movie thats isnt amazing…. I could go on…. aaand I will –>

    GREMLINS. GHOULIES. CHUD. BIG TROUBLE LITTLE CHINA. THE GATE. PUMPKINHEAD. AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON. THE FLY and MASTERS of HORROR episodes JENIFER and DEER WOMAN.

  • Charle’ Vinzinza

    In the mouth of madness & Re-Animator. For sure. My bf bought me a copy of ITMOM for Christmas and I LOVE it!

    • Adam Moody

      Have you seen From Beyond? If you dig In The Mouth of Madness and Re-Animator, I am pretty sure you would love it.

  • Charle’ Vinzinza

    …Although I have to say, mad respect for Rutger Hauer, but the re-make with Sean Bean was so much better.

    • JonathanBarkan

      Bold words, sir! Very bold indeed!

  • Jim

    Probably one of the few found footage suckers, but:
    All the paranormal activity movies
    REC 1 & 2
    The fourth Kind
    The Wicksboro Incident (low budget ufo movie worth checking out)
    VHS 1 & 2
    Blair witch project
    Others,
    All the Rob Zombie movies, yeah I know
    Dagon
    Any Friday 13th
    The Wicker Man, original and remake, gotta love Cage (see Vampires Kiss)
    The Exorcist
    Bah, I could keep going. My dvd/blu horror collection is now over 400

    • M.a.r.y.

      I LOVE found footage films… Love them with all my heart.

  • dman99999

    the thing for me

    • Adam Moody

      The Thing is probably my “go to” comfort horror flick. If I’m not doing anything, and it’s on cable, there is a 99% chance I’m gonna sit and watch it.

    • Eldritch Love

      Yeah, same for me. It’s definitely an annual event at least.

  • ken

    the crimson rivers a great movie the crimson rivers 2 a great movie empires of the wolves a great movie jean reno is excellent in those movies crimson rivers 3 would be great jean reno is a great actor

  • Adam Moody

    John Carpenter’s Halloween, The Thing, and The Fog; Romero’s Dawn of the Dead and Creepshow; Night of the Creeps; Bob Clark’s Black Christmas; Zombi; Poltergeist; Evil Dead (I and II); Hausu; and Argento’s The Bird With the Crystal Plumage.

  • François Deverly Montoya

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 3, The Fog, Creepshow 2, Evil dead 1 (1981 & 2013), The Innkeepers, Room 1408, Critters 1, The Gate, The Exorcist, Pumpkinhead and of course Gremlins.

  • McGilli

    I re-watch these more often than any other movies…

    Outpost
    Cold Prey Trilogy
    Evil Dead 2013
    Martyrs
    Venom
    Creep
    Triangle
    High Tension
    Dead Space – Downfall
    The Thing ’82
    Dog Soldiers
    Descent
    Piranha – 3DD

  • Robert Crowe

    Let’s see. Not too tough. There may be a trend here in Zombie stuff, lol.

    Evil Dead Series (Including Army of Darkness and Remake)
    The Thing ’82
    Return of the Living Dead
    Dawn of the Dead (Original and Remake)
    From Dusk Till’ Dawn
    Shawn of the Dead
    The Fly ’86
    Slither
    King Kong vs Godzilla
    King Kong Escapes
    Any Godzilla movie
    “Monster Mash” Type movies (Freddy vs Jason, Alien vs Predator, Evil Bong vs Gingerdead Man)
    Creepshow
    Chud
    American Werewolf in London
    and last but certainly not least
    The Toxic Avenger.

    My absolute ‘go to’ is the Evil Dead series though.

  • Eldritch Love

    The Thing 82′
    Dawn of the Dead
    Halloween (original)
    Trick R’ Treat
    Alien

  • iceman55

    Friday the 13th Parts 2-4
    Alien 1-3
    The Hills Have Eyes
    The Thing ’82
    The Devil’s Rejects

  • Jon Phil

    freddy vs jason
    the wolfman remake
    cabin in the woods
    trick r treat
    Killer Klowns from Outer space

    honorable mentions (Texas Chainsaw remake, Friday the 13th remake)

  • Adriana DePolis

    in no particular order, off the top of my head…

    evil dead 2
    dawn of the dead
    poltergeist
    hellraiser
    pumpkinhead
    an american werewolf in london
    candyman
    the thing (original)
    re-animator
    cemetery man
    dead & buried
    ginger snaps
    the burning
    friday the 13th 4
    the omen
    event horizon
    aliens
    near dark
    the exorcist
    return of the living dead
    shaun of the dead
    the gate
    lost boys
    session 9
    nightmare on elm street 1
    the shining

  • Will Schuster

    The Dentist.

  • boaaa82 .

    Def the hitcher but also with me the 1980 (FOG) and Phantasm 1 & 2 1982 the thing

  • John Brenner

    Top 5 that I could watch over and over: Halloween(1978), Dawn of the Dead(1977), Evil Dead 2, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors, and The Lost Boys.

  • MinaDoll7

    Hmmm…mines are: Paranormal Activity, [REC]1&2, The Thing (original), The Orphanage(Spaniard), Poltergeist, and Aliens

  • Nicholas Branch

    I love Trick or Treat, Big Trouble in Little China as well, Jeepers Creepers, and anything Rob Zombie. lol

  • Lucy13

    Susperia, Hands down!

  • James

    The Scream series
    Wes Craven’s New Nightmare
    Psycho
    The Birds
    Urban Legend
    I Know What You Did Last Summer

    I have a guilty pleasure for the oldies and the 90′s Teen Screams lol…

  • Nick D

    Childs Play
    Predator
    The Descent
    Event horizon
    None of them EVER gets tired.
    And yes, Predator is a horror, it’s just disguised as an action movie.

    • Nick D

      Oh yeah, and Ringu

  • Emily Bearpyjamas

    Big Trouble in Little China is a horror movie? I don’t think so. :s

  • Primeus

    Halloween
    The Final Chapter
    Scream 2 & 4
    Dream Warriors
    Jeepers Creepers
    Freddy vs. Jason
    I also really like the F13 remake

  • Anthony Jarvis

    Lost Boys has to be worth a mention :)

  • Adie Stone

    In The Mouth Of Madness.
    A NIghtmare On Elm Street.
    Hellraiser 1 + 2.
    Faust.
    The Thing (sometimes).

    Those are my ”comfort” movies.

  • Koreginald

    Really, REALLY good choice on Big Trouble in Little China. Arguably my favorite movie of all time for all the reasons you shared. :D

    The Thing (John Carpenter’s original)
    Alien and Aliens
    Halloween (John Carpenter’s original)
    Evil Dead 1 – 3 and the new Interpretation
    An American Werewolf in London
    The Howling
    Zombieland
    Night of the Creeps
    They Live
    Bram Stoker’s Dracula
    Young Frankenstein and Dracula: Dead and Loving It

  • LFrog1386

    Oh wow I never thought about it before! One that I have seen several times is an obscure Thai horror called The Unseeable. It’s dripping with atmosphere and even though you probably know where it’s going, you most likely won’t see it ALL coming at you. Extremely frightening (and I am a veteran horror hound) with lush visuals that will not get out of your head, it leaves you with the best feeling ever-that you’ve been totally and thoroughly creeped out.

    • LFrog1386

      A couple other favorites that never get old: Gremlins, Serpent and the Rainbow, Ju-On, The Ring (original and remake), Let the Right One In (the original) and for pure camp, From Dusk to Dawn.

  • Pamela Patterson Kidd

    These I have seen endlessly, and never get tired of seeing them no matter how much I watch them (these are my comfort movies):

    Joy Ride (the original)

    Stir of Echoes

    Wolf Creek—Part 2 was pretty good.

    Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight

    Arachnaphobia

    Cabin Fever

    The Hitcher (the original)

    Big Trouble in Little China (one of my all time favorites)

    Wild Things

    Jaws (the original)—all the others are ok

    Hide and Seek

    What Lies Beneath

    Secret Window

    A Nightmare on Elm Street—all the others are good too

    I also have seen these movies tons of times, and never tire of them either:

    Alien (the original)—-the remakes are pretty good too

    The Thing

    The Shining

    Hostel Part 1&2

    The Gift

    Creepshow

    The Fly

    Jeepers Creepers Part 1

    Frailty (awesome movie)

    Tales from the Crypt: Bordello of Blood

    All the Saw movies

    All the Evil Dead movies

    All the Phantasm movies

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original)—I also love all the remakes

    Night of the Living Dead

    Halloween (original)—all the others are good too

    Here is some movies that I really like too (I have seen some of these quite a few times too):

    Final Destination Part 1

    Shutter Island

    Fear Island

    Shutter

    Cube

    Would You Rather

    Mirrors

    Cabin in the Woods

    Disturbia

    Pan’s Labyrinth

    Don’t be Afraid of the Dark

    Mama

    300 Days of Night

    Sinister

    Hellraiser

    Poltergeist

    The Blair Witch Project

    Friday the 13th

    An American Werewolf in London

    Not sure if all these are classified as horror movies or not. I especially enjoy lots of gore, suspense and horror movies that make you think. Sorry so long.

  • Pamela Patterson Kidd

    These I have seen endlessly, and never get tired of seeing them no matter how much I watch them (these are my comfort movies):

    Joy Ride (the original)
    Stir of Echoes
    Wolf Creek
    Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight
    Arachnaphobia
    Cabin Fever
    The Hitcher (the original)
    Big Trouble in Little China (one of my all time favorites)
    Wild Things
    Jaws (the original)
    Hide and Seek
    What Lies Beneath
    Secret Window

    I also have seen these movies tons of times, and never tire of them either:

    Alien (the original)
    The Thing
    The Shining
    Hostel Part 1&2
    The Gift
    Creepshow
    The Fly
    Jeepers Creepers Part 1
    Frailty (awesome movie)
    Tales from the Crypt: Bordello of Blood
    All the Saw movies
    All the Evil Dead movies
    All the Phantasm movies
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original)
    Night of the Living Dead
    Halloween (original)

    Here is some movies that I really like too (I have seen some of these quite a few times too):

    Final Destination Part 1
    Shutter Island
    Fear Island
    Shutter
    Cube
    Would You Rather
    Mirrors
    Cabin in the Woods
    Disturbia
    Pan’s Labyrinth
    Don’t be Afraid of the Dark
    Mama
    300 Days of Night
    Sinister
    Hellraiser
    Poltergeist
    The Blair Witch Project
    Friday the 13th
    An American Werewolf in London
    A Nightmare on Elm Street—all the others are good too

    Not sure if all these are classified as horror movies or not. I especially enjoy lots of gore, suspense and horror movies that make you think. Sorry so long.

  • Spence33

    Scream film series
    I Know What You Did Last Summer and it’s sequel
    Wrong Turn