BD Music has scored another Top 10 list for you. This time, we’ve got Suffokate vocalist Ricky Hoover sharing his favorites. Sure, the list may feature movies that are tried and true, but those movies have earned that title by being some of the very best our beloved genre has to offer.
Check out the list after the jump as well as tour dates and make sure to pick up their latest album, Return To Despair, which is in stores now!
I have thousands of favorites, mostly old black and white films people never heard of, including all the original universal monsters movies. Here are the first ones that come to my mind.
1. A Nightmare On Elm St. (original)
-I always identified with Freddy for some reason. Robert Englund is & will always be the only actor who portrays Freddy Kruger correctly.
2. Night Of The Living Dead (original b&w)
-The one that started it all. Plus first film that had a black male leading role. Very controversial plus he slaps a white woman in the face too! Crazy for that time period.
3. The Exorcist
-The 1st of its kind that scared a generation. Plus the uncut one with the added scenes is amazing and will scare generations to come
-Amazing cast, great visual effects, best scene ever where a character rips the skin off his face while looking in the mirror. Also great storyline
5. Dead Alive
-One of the best zombie films of all time, plus it was directed by Peter Jackson. Best kill scene ever with a lawn mower is strapped to the main characters chest while he walks through his living room that’s full of the undead.
6. The Thing (original)
-Amazing special effects, great storyline and Kurt Russell!
7. Evil Dead 1 & 2
-Great storyline & effects plus Bruce Campbell is the shit.
8. Friday the 13th (original)
-One of the best slasher films ever!
I have Jason Vorhees in the hockey mask tattooed on the back of my neck! (even though his mother is the killer in the first of the series, and he doesn’t get the mask till the third film)
9. Re-Animator & From Beyond
-H.P. Lovecraft! Great storyline, amazing special effects, head living by itself in a medical tray full of blood while it’s body carries it around, starring Bruce Abbott!
10. Silver Bullet
-Gary Busey, Corey Haim in a film together! Amazing werewolf film. Before they made werewolves look terrible & hairless.