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Take The Expanded Ultimate Horror Challenge!!! How Do You Rank Now?

We have heard your cries! MANY of you felt that the The Ultimate Horror Challenge wasn’t comprehensive enough! So we included an additional 20 films that round it out a bit more. Many of these are from your suggestions! But this still isn’t a list of every horror movie ever made. And it still doesn’t contain every major work of every horror auteur (there’s still no John Carpenter’s They Live or Wes Craven’s The Last House On The Left).

The next update will be the Ultimate Horror Challenge: Final Edition – where we take your best new suggestions and use them to get up to 101 films that every horror fan should see! So in addition to your ranking, let us know which films should make the cut! Should newer fan favorites like Frozen or The Devil’s Rejects be included? Should we go back and pick up a few more old-school slashers? You’re shaping the Final 20! Discuss and vote and I’ll tally it up!

There are now 81 Films listed below the jump. Each film you’ve seen earns you 1 Point. Count out how many you’ve seen and let us know which category you fall into!

1-10 Points: Soccer Mom

11-20 Points: Mildly Adventurous

21-30 Points: Casual Fan

31-40 Points: Enthusiast

41-50 Points: Hardcore

51-60 Points: Unstable

61-70 Points: Need Meds

71-80 Points: Psychopath

81 Points: Special Circle Of Hell

Head inside to take the challenge! The films are listed in no particular order. This is NOT a ranking!

Whether or not it was actually directed by Steven Spielberg or Tobe Hooper, it’s certainly one of the more menacing Amblin films.

A classic that outdoes the original in every way.

One of the first, and most successful, “found footage” hits.

Dario Argento’s most popular giallo.

5. THE SHINING (1980)
Even though Stephen King disliked this adaptation, it remains of one the scariest films ever made. Another classic in Stanley Kubrick’s nearly impeccable filmography.

6. UNIVERSAL CLASSIC MONSTERS (You must have seen at least 2 of these to count as one point).
Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man and The Creature From The Black Lagoon. Not a bad run! Without them you would have The Monster Squad!

More queasy and disturbing than it is terrifying, it’s a gorgeous and bold film.

The most imaginative slasher in history?

9. FRIDAY THE 13TH (1980)
A Halloween rip-off that spawned a franchise I love dearly.

10. HALLOWEEN (1978)
Maybe the best slasher ever? It also spawned a franchise, but its sequels aren’t nearly as entertaining as F13‘s.

Along with The Shining it’s one of only a few eternally terrifying films. Also? Surprisingly obscene.

One of Jonathan Demme’s strongest works. The film that “legitimized” horror for adults in the early ’90’s.

Peter Jackson’s zombie opus is widely considered one of the goriest films ever made.

Sam Raimi’s gooshy Looney-Tunes episode comes to life.

15. PSYCHO (1960)
Partly inspired by Ed Gein, easily Hitchcock’s most famous horror film.

16. JAWS
One of the best movies ever made. Period.

Also partly inspired by Ed Gein, albeit in a much different manner than Psycho. And unlike Poltergeist, we’re fairly certain that Tobe Hooper directed all of it.

Eli Roth’s film outdoes Saw by actually having something on its mind. Not to mention greater cinematic flair.

One of Brian DePalma’s best films and one of the best Stephen King adaptations FTW!

20. [REC]
Paco Plaza’s calling card spawned its own franchise (along with the remake Quarantine and its sequel).

Don Coscarelli’s classic is one of the many reasons we’re all waiting for John Dies At The End.

Argento’s colorful stylistic precursor to Suspiria.

For one brief movie, we were scared of a doll. The next four? Not so much.

I rented this from Blockbuster when I was 12 and I had no idea what the hell was going on at the time. In hindsight, that’s a good thing.

25. SAW
Saw may not be as effective as Hostel, but it has some truly clever/ingenious moments and it launched a franchise you could set your watch to.

One of my personal favorites of all time. The rare horror film that balances gore, scares, characters, laughs and genuine heartfelt emotion perfectly.

In one of the best Christmas movies ever, Chris Columbus perfectly balanced menace with heart. Phoebe Cates gets a monologue for the ages.

We’d have no zombies without George A. Romero. Not as we know them now, at least.

29. DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978)
We all know that Romero tackles consumerism in this masterpiece, but even without the commentary it’s still an amazing movie. The pinnacle of his career.

Expertly acknowledges and sidesteps the legend of Night Of The Living Dead, creating its own zombie sub-genre in the process.

The best southern vampire movie that never uses the word “vampire”. Kathryn Bigelow and Eric Red fashioned one for the ages that was unfortunately overshadowed at the box office by The Lost Boys.

Edgar Wright displays a near perfect grasp of tone, character, structure and visual acumen on his first feature.

Why didn’t more of you go see this? One of Raimi’s best! You guys are killing me!

34. TROLL 2
Because sometimes you need a palate cleanser.

35. FRIGHT NIGHT (1985)
Almost like the 2011 version. Except for the fact that it’s actually a fun movie and makes a modicum of sense.

One of the few horror films that can actually churn my stomach.

David Fincher becomes “David F*cking Fincher” on his second feature. An impressively nihilistic studio film.

James Gunn does Night Of The Creeps one better by making a far more satisfying movie about an intergalactic entity experiencing love for the first time.

Dario Argento wrote this Lamberto Bava-directed romp about a zombie outbreak in a German movie theater. It’s insanely fun. If you haven’t seen it, seek it out (though I guess that should be said for every film in this challenge).

Almost as disturbing as Henry. Remember when people thought this was a real snuff film?

While I prefer Paranormal Activity 3, there’s no denying the tectonic shift this film caused in the horror industry.

Chan-wook Park’s masterpiece. The less you know about it, the better.

Danny Boyle reinvigorates the zombie genre for the 2000’s.

Ridley Scott’s 1979 film has aged perfectly. Still gorgeous, brilliant and terrifying.

Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven’s 1996 film was the first post-modern slasher hit (a few had tried and failed before, including Craven himself with New Nightmare). It’s also just a good movie. Craven has always been an up-and-down director and this is one of his higher points, if not his highest.

46. THE BLOB (1988)
Dude. Chuck Russell and Frank Darabont hit a post Dream Warriors humdinger with this one. So fun!

Frank Darabont in a slightly less fun mood. One mainstream cinema’s bleakest endings.

48. THE FLY (1986)
Just like John Carpenter did with The Thing, David Cronenberg takes his source material to new (and disgusting) highs with his version of The Fly.

The best horror film of 2012. So far.

Easily one of the scariest movies of the past 10 years. I defy you not to squirm.

Beautiful, heartfelt and macabre. Complete with a satisfying tragicomic ending. Be sure to watch with the right set of subtitles!

In which Joon-ho Bong becomes South Korea’s Stephen Spielberg. A great ride.

Find someone who hasn’t seen this movie. Make them watch it, but don’t tell them what it is. See what happens.

Nosferatu gave us vampires along a timelessly cool design for them.

Find abduction scenes unsettling? Fire In The Sky won’t do much to help.

John Carpenter’s nod to Stephen King is certainly wacky, but its kitchen sink attitude makes it a classic. This may be the last time he hit one out of the park.

Arguably one of the best voodoo movies ever made.

Long live the horror anthology!

I wonder how many more Annie Wilkes’ are out there now that the internet is widely in use. A movie that will make you second guess any desire you have to be a celebrity.

Only nine years old, but already one of the classic South Korean horror films. Directed by Jee-woon Kim.

Jee-woon Kim’s last film has both enough detractors and proponents to make it worth seeing.

A sucker punch of religious horror inspired by the director’s real-life loss.

Gore Verbinski’s remake introduced American culture to J-Horror en masse.

Stuart Gordon’s 1985 career-starter is singular and bold.

Not as effective as The Exorcist, but worth it for Damien’s nanny alone.

Such a fun little postmodern slasher. I love this movie (more on that here

Okay okay. Even though I prefer AWIL I can’t deny Joe Dante’s 1981 film its rightful place in the challenge.

A landmark of the genre and a glimpse into Hitchcock’s sillier side.

One of the earliest Hammer horror hits.

This film has been made many times (under this name and many others) but the 1978 Philip Kaufman version is the most entertaining.

A great urban horror film that made me fear The Cabrini Green well before I ever visited Chicago. I still won’t say his name three times.

72. JU-ON
Takashi Shimizu’s original ghost story packs more flavor than his American remake.

The original. Robert Wise was clearly in a different frame of mind when he directed The Sound Of Music two years later.

Xavier Gens’ best work so far. The reason so many people had their hopes up (and were let down by) The Divide.

Surprisingly brutal and scary for a modern “mainstream” film. Pulls no punches.

Widely considered the best and goriest slasher of the decade and we still don’t even have the full uncut release on DVD or Blu.

Not all that great, but one of those things you have to sit through in the name of horror.

I can’t believe I left this off the first time (and I can’t believe none of you yelled at me for it). Essential Halloween anthology.

Clive Barker’s mangled magnum opus. I so wish I could have seen The Cabal Cut. Here’s hoping for a speedy release on Blu!

One of the best films of 2011. Some people dismiss it as A Serbian Film “lite”, which is a huge disservice to its brutal impact.

I was only introduced to this a week or so ago, but it’s amazing (and amazingly bad). A great example of what you can pull off with a baboon and a hallway. I didn’t even have the opportunity to see the whole thing, but the hour I saw of it was easily more fascinating than the bulk of what I could have put in this slot instead. Bonus points for Amanda Wyss.

Now add up your points! And remember to vote on which films should make the Final 20 and bring the list to 101!

1-10 Points: Soccer Mom; 11-20 Points: Mildly Adventurous; 21-30 Points: Casual Fan; 31-40 Points: Enthusiast; 41-50 Points: Hardcore; 51-60 Points: Unstable; 61-70 Points: Need Meds; 71-80 Points: Psychopath; 81 Points: Special Circle Of Hell



  • Walsh79

    Unstable. I can do better

    • Knalkop

      78…not bad…AND I actually have 90% on dvd as well..;-)

  • Krug09

    51 unstable.

  • Goliath-Slasher

    I’m in that special circle of Hell….I’ve seen all them listed.

  • secretsquirrely

    62 – Need Meds. Not bad. There are indeed a few on there I need and want to see. There also plenty I have absolutely no desire to see. Why is Oldboy considered a horror, though? Revenge flicks don’t really come across that horror-esque in my opinion.

  • Joe-Banger

    Psycho Path on his way to a special circle in hell! And some of those like the ring, blair witch, and gremlins are not horror films! The original last house on the left was’nt scary.

    • EvanDickson

      LOL them being horror doesn’t always have to do with whether or not every single person finds them scary. Very few films scare me – doesn’t mean they’re not horror.

  • 68 Need Meds

  • Jasonicus

    77. Some odd ones in there I now need to see.

  • Joe-Banger

    LOL Im glad you think so, but good point at the same time. Gremlins was scary when I was a child, blair witch did’nt make sense, and The last house on the left was more funny than scary and the ring was more sad than scary. Ok list. I wish Chris Eggertson was doing his own list again.

    • EvanDickson

      This is a very specific kind of list/experiment. I still do old-school ones as well with more analysis etc.. and more in depth stuff like the Werewolf and Alien pieces. Still trying to diversify my voice here. Though Chris is rad. Great guy.

  • coldblood

    Love the new list but now I’ve dropped from Psychopath to Needing Meds. Need to see 4 more films fast to get back to being the psycho I should be.

  • superchopper

    61 needs meds

    But where are High Tension and Event Horizon on the list???!!!


    • FilthyBeast666

      i was thinking about event horizon too. feast maybe? pumpkinhead possibly in top 101.

  • Joe-Banger

    Ok point taken. Let’s not turn this into a contest. Or should we? My life in general revolves around horror, always has and probably always will. I take it seriously. Everyday for me is like halloween. I am also a writer as well as you. I wish I was doing this for a living too. Life in this part of N.Y. is so boring especially without enough work to go around so we have to make our own fun and coming to this site is part of my every day routine.

    • EvanDickson

      Not saying you don’t take it seriously. I totally get where you’re coming from! I thought we were just talking, not having a disagreement.

  • danielalanscott

    61: Need Meds. Not too bad.

    Missing the following imho:
    The Devil’s Rejects
    The Burning

  • danielalanscott

    Also missing


  • Beezle2112

    57. Man I’m slacking.

    • superchopper

      I bumped myself up to the next level for having seen “most of” 3 more on the list.


  • lucie-with-a-gun

    haute tension?
    angel heart?
    jacobs ladder?

  • im adding another 13 to my origonal count giving me and even 60.

  • chade

    I guess i need meds.

  • eEL

    71. damm! already knew i was a psychopath… stop making things real for me!!

    (i actuallly own more than half of these movies)

  • 58 unstable !!

  • turtlenipple

    Not only have I seen all of these but I own almost all of them. American Werewolf in London is def my favorite film of all time. SO glad to see Demons on here too, still scares me to this day. Pretty comprehensive list, its missing a couple I can’t think of at this moment..

  • m_Evil_Ed_m


    I need to watch some movies!

    SHould inlclude The Devil’s Rejects and Peeping Tom.

  • 70 need meds \m/
    Grave encounters should be on the list

    • and in the final 20 i would put
      The Omen

      and take drag me to hell off the list..c`mon..

  • I need Meds, which coincidentally, I’m already on. Since you did include more modern horror, it wouldn’t be right to leave out House of 1000 corpses or Devils Rejects.

    As far as others:
    “peeping tom”
    “Bad seed”
    Dario argento’s Opera and Stendahl Syndrome (spelling)
    Wicked little things, reincarnation, penny dreadful of the original 8 films to die for
    There are many more in my list of essentials, but for now, this is my few

  • Alabama-Sharp

    Well I still haven’t seen Drag Me to Hell (I guess I heard it sucks, so if not, I need to check it out). I didn’t see Kill List on PPV, and hadn’t heard of Shakma. Yeah, add Devil’s Rejects. Frozen was OK but there are better modern movies than that in my humble opinion. Cool list though. Fangs!

  • polock91

    Here’s a few for your final 20:

    House With the Laughing Windows
    The Innocents
    Hands of Orlac
    Black Christmas (1974)
    The Fog (1980)
    Jacob’s Ladder

  • LastCubScout

    68 – unstable. I’m getting saner.

    I really want Guillermo del Toro on there somewhere, preferably with ‘The Devil’s Backbone’ or ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’, or at least his executive produced hauntfest, J.A. Bayona’s ‘The Orphanage’. I think John Hough’s ‘The Legend of Hell House’ is awesome and worthy. I’m secretly hoping that ‘Night of the Demons, ‘Pet Semetary’, and ‘People Under the Stairs’ squeak in before the doors close.

  • 72 – Psychopath

  • joesey

    i always knew i was a psychopath :-p

  • Neil Brydon

    I have seen and own 78 out of 81…I’m not sure whether to congratulate myself or call a shrink.

    Other required viewing:

    Eyes Without A Face (’59)
    M (’31)
    Freaks (’32)
    The Orphanage (’07)
    The Others (’01)
    The Bad Seed (’56)
    Final Destination (’00)
    Videodrome (’83)
    I Spit On Your Grave (’78/’10)
    The Hills Have Eyes (’77/’06)
    Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? (’62)
    The Innocents (’61)
    The Fog (’80)
    Peeping Tom (’60)
    The Island of Lost Souls (’32)
    Cat People (’42)
    Planet Terror (’07)

  • Sandor-Clegane

    I’m baffled why BD repeatedly insists that the Dimension Extreme release of Inside is censored–the retail copy is uncut. Only the Blockbuster version is censored per their policies.

  • flesheater24

    74 films I saw i’m a Psychopath 🙂 that makes me feel damn good 😛

  • KeepDoubting

    Hardcore over here. I need to catch up to most of you apparently!

  • Boonraiser

    I got a 75.
    I guess it helps having been watching movies like this for the last 25 years. I know I’ve seen some of The Haunting so I didn’t count it. I just grabbed The Blob so I’ll watch it soon.
    A few more suggestions could include:

    Castle Freak
    Jacobs’ Ladder
    City of the Living Dead
    Event Horizon
    High Tension
    Silver Bullet

    And if you have something like Gremlins there, you could have The Monster Squad too.

  • danielalanscott

    As mentioned above:
    Peeping Tom

    two classics

  • sawyerbecks23

    unstable. I’m disappointed in myself.

  • Special Circle for myself. I’m a fan of the list in its entirety. However, I would have personally added a few rare gems like Frozen, Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, and believe it or not – Twixt.

    However, I also believe that The Devil’s Rejects and Teeth should have spots on here.

  • slaughter

    unstable thats pretty good but i think that on the next challenge we should have HATCHET!!

  • oldtimer

    Great list. 77 for me. I think Devils Rejects, Godzilla(54), The Woman, Jacobs Ladder, Cat People(42), From Dusk Till Dawn, Orphan, The Ruins, Zombie and Cloverfield would make fine additions

  • Skratchy

    74. Meh. Close enough. Shakma and Kill List? Where the hell did those come from?

    • horror_geek1331

      That’s what I’m sayin’! Never heard of either of them.

    • Kill List is awesome

  • Spike0037

    Scored 51. And 28 DAYS LATER is not a zombi movie. Its an outbreak movie. RAGE was the infection.

    • EvanDickson

      Yeah, but even though the cause was different it pretty much plays like a zombie movie.

  • undertaker78

    Not to sound picky but I thought you had to say Candyman’s name 5 times and not 3.

  • Canucklehead

    64 Need more meds

  • viking1983

    65 although this list is missing switchblade romance, nightmare on elm street 3 and theater of blood

  • Mina

    I got 59 – Unstable. Fair enough. 🙂

  • woodchuck

    Psychopath…but if I include a bunch I’ve seen and loved you’d have to make a whole new circle in Hell for me!!!!

  • thezombieepidemic

    81. im not going to get to crazy here, but i feel that if oldboy and i saw the devil (ultimately not horror movies) then not including Man Bites Dog is blasphemous. a few others that i feel are essential are: videodrome, ichi the killer and more sion sono films would have nice to see too. but come on! MAN BITES DOG!

    • thezombieepidemic

      oh yeah, i forgot to include Torso and The Burning.

  • Eville

    63-Need Meds…sounds about right!

  • markus666187

    77 only because I hadn’t heard of the other four. you have to put dead snow, la horde, eaters, devil’s reject’s, teeth, feast and dead girl.

  • richbeast

    Im at 64…I still got a few to see… A couple I might add to the list just to see who else has seen, and to know what others thought. (I know not all of these are enjoyable or must see, but kind most are classic none-the-less, some in a troll 2 sort of way)

    the Changeling 1980
    Cat’s eye
    Pet Sematary
    Scarecrows 1988
    House 1986
    children of the corn
    13 ghosts… original
    the fourth kind
    House of a thousand corpses (just cuz there is nothing like it)

    How about some cheap 80’s horror (the gate, cameron’s closet, Pulse, the boneyard, pumpkinhead, ghoulies,witchboard)
    or 90’s
    Lepurchaun… (very bottom of the barrel, but classic)
    tremors (lol if you havent seen this on a usa or tnt special you are not human)
    Brainscan- just cuz its weird and a teen favorite of mine.
    killer clowns from outer space (horror back then?)

    • richbeast

      sorry… both for my spelling and my additions of movies that already clearly on the list.

  • Rika-Hack

    65 not bad

  • horror_geek1331

    74-Psychopath… can’t argue with that. A few from my list of haven’t seens: Oldboy (is this even horror?)
    Fire In the Sky (technically Sci-Fi but just from that still I want to see it now)
    Shakma (never even HEARD of it! And from that description I think I’ll pass)

    As far as what’s missing? Only one that comes to mind is the original Salem’s Lot. Both that Barlow vamp and the kid in the window scene gave me nightmares for years. I still don’t like uncurtained windows at night.

  • sixxer

    80 points, psychopath. Only one I haven’t seen or own is that last one. It sounds terrible, but might have to check it out anyways lol.

  • 53, so disappointed in myself. How about Pumpkinhead? Antichrist? Critters? Cabin Fever? Human Centipede? The Hills Have Eyes? And you left off my personal favorite: Eraserhead!

  • A-Devils-Reject

    51. Not bad considering I haven’t seen a lot of classic horrors.

    Movies to possibly add to the list:
    House of 1000 Corpses/The Devil’s Rejects
    Pan’s Labyrinth
    Ginger Snaps
    Dream Home
    The Skin I Live In
    The Loved Ones
    I Spit On Your Grave
    A Serbian Film
    The Children

  • Joe-Banger

    You are absolutely right! We were just talking. I was sick from the heat yesterday, it has been crazy hot here in N.Y.! I like this list but where is My bloody valentine? (original)

  • greedgiver

    70, O.o need meds huh? Yes please.

  • horrorking95

    OK now i’m unstable! Yay! Thank god you put all the French greats on their but you still need “The Ordeal”! One of my favourite ever horror films and one that is wildly under-rated! You also need “May” and “The Wicker Man”

  • 81 Points: Special Circle Of Hell

    Inside is one of my favorite movie ever.

  • Basket Case
    From Beyond
    Ichi the Killer
    the Brain (1988)
    Beyond the Darkness (Buio Omega)
    Don’t torture a duckling
    Toxic Avenger
    Tetsuo the Iron Man
    Dead Girl
    Blood Feast
    Bubba Ho-Tep
    Dead Snow
    Dog Soldiers

  • Riki-Oh the Story of Ricky

  • hilljack

    78 1/2 not 2 bad.I can live with that

  • HeavenSentCastiel

    Just an Enthusiast, but then again this is hardly a comphrehensive list of every horror film out there.

    • EvanDickson

      Not supposed to be every horror film out there..

  • YolandaFrost

    Scored Hardoce but I’m not sure about some movies since some of it I’ve watched as a kid. And why “It” is not on the list??? Shutter shoul made it to.

  • ghoulybrainz

    61 points! ive been slacking on my movie watching

  • mangajayce

    Honestly, you could add a hundred more and I’d still be way up there. Last time I checked I’ve seen over 1,000 horror movies. I need help. Shame on you for not including the original “Funny Games”…

  • MakeThisAMovies

    Sweet.. with a score 78 I’m a psychopath. Shakma? What the hell. I’ll have to track that one down. You should add Cold Prey and Dead in 3 Days. Both are pretty stellar foreign slashers. Even harder to find is Dead in 3 Days 2 which I managed to find on this cool new site called Mubi (think netflix but more underground shit). I really recommend DI3D movies. The sequel takes a truly unique path by showing how someone who has survived a slasher movie situation would actually be affected. Also, you guys should add my directorial debut Defiled. It sucks pretty hard but has some cool gore…you wanted obscure, right?

  • Ronin-DJC

    58- Need to up my game…

  • dragoonfearies

    61: I need meds, I guess I need more meds. I fail as far as the Japanese films are concerned.

  • Looks like I fall into the “Need Meds” splateGORY this time, hehe. I still don’t see TOURIST TRAP, or John Carpenter’s The Fog here. What about Motel Hell?? Hmmm, how about Trilogy of Terror, and Burnt Offerings-both starring Karen Black? What films with Anthony Hopkins could I DIG up like a corpse? How about MAGIC, one of the best I think, it is a very creepy film featured on Terror in the Aisles. Two other oldies but goodies, The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane, and The Other(1972)(no, not the Nicole Kidman movie!!) The Others was a fine film, yes, but that is not the focus right now, LOL. You can obviously see the dilemma that could arise.

    I could go on all day about Horror, so I’m just gonna have to stop, hahaha!

    Oh, before I go, there is one more I’d like to mention. Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes… ‘Nuff Said…

    Mr. Darke out…

  • Baba-Yaga

    I need meds and my husband is hardcore. Makes sense to me. I would like to add High Tension, Dario Argento’s Phenomena, The Devil’s Backbone, The Orphanage, Ginger Snaps, Children of the Night, The Brood, The Company of Wolves, Shiver, Stakeland, Trollhunter, and Interview with the Vampire.

  • Baba-Yaga

    Also Pan’s Labyrinth and Teeth.

  • CrimsoN-SoN

    Don’t forget:

    Jacob’s Ladder – What is real? I still don’t know.
    Pet Sematary – It’s okay, we know where to bury him this time.
    Feast – Breaking rules? Listen to Clu.
    Videodrome – He sticks a freaking VHS tape into his chest!
    Santa Sangre – A rite of passage in it’s own way.
    Night of the Demons – See the infamous disappearing lipstick!
    Pumpkinhead 1 or 2 – Great monster effects.

    I considered adding a mondo/style movie to the list but those should be for the special circle of hellions.

    I got psychopath, I wonder how I’ll do in the Final Edition?

  • Evil_Flip

    this was fun the first time, I’m apparently still a psychopath but the longer this list the lamer the titles.

    on and @CrimsoN-SoN it’s Betamax 😉

  • sighfi

    I am unstable…Some final additions to the list could be Martin, House of the Devil, Maniac, Brain Damage and House (Hausu).

  • youvegotredonyou

    76….I’m a psychopath!! 😀

  • sinister13

    Seen at least 50. Maybe a couple more.
    Big fan of foreign horror, having seen all those listed plus many more. Haven’t seen many of the older, cheesier flicks.

  • Gorebeauty25

    52…those last 20 killed me! I did ok with the first group, but now I have some good (hopefully!) movies to watch for awhile 🙂

  • audreyworm

    Still too easy. Seen all but the last one SHAKMA. Kudos for putting April Fools Day.
    Here are some forgetton gems people might want to seek out.
    Black Christmas 1974
    The Changeling 198
    Don’t Look Now
    Mark of the Devil
    Haunting of Julia
    The Baby
    Cutting Moments
    Ilsa She Wolf of the SS and sequels
    Would You Kill a Child
    Island of Death
    Alice Sweet Alice
    From A Whisper to a Scream
    Dead and Buried
    Flesh for Frankestien, Blood for Dracula
    Deadly Blessing
    Nightmares of a Damage Brain

  • dixonpj

    75. Never go to the theater, so it’s hard to get all of them. Plus some are a bit obscure, even for me (Shakma? Really?)

  • so glad they put martyrs on the list.

  • Victim-thirty-six

    67 and some change. I’ve seen parts of others on this list, but didn’t count them

  • Kreech

    79. Haven’t seen Kill List or Shakma. Don’t have much desire too. There is a disturbing lack of Fulci on here.


    rocking a solid 63. gotta throw some Rob Zombies sadistic ass films on there. yes even Halloween

  • j.c

    After 61 the last round, I have to concede to 80 this time. I havent had the oportunity to see Kill List but I soooo want to. I will as soon as it hits dvd. Ive actually seen Shakma. I think I even have an old vhs cable recording of it around. Quite a suprise to see it on this list.

  • scrolled through real quick but came up w/ at least 68

  • Lionel-Cosgrove

    78 out of 81. My mother would be proud.

  • HellraiserVixen

    69 – I need meds. lol.

  • Merry Nightmares

    54, I can do better.

  • godfreyjones40

    76. I lovely list filled with must see horror films.

    If you are looking for movies to complete the 101 here are a few I believe you should include.

    Angst (1983)
    Possession (1981)
    Peeping Tom (1960)
    Puppetmaster (1989)
    Eyes Without a Face (1960)
    Repulsion (1965)
    Switchblade Romance (2003)
    Hausu (1977)
    Spoorloos (1988)
    The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
    The Burning (1981)
    Just Before Dawn (1981)
    The Children (2008)
    Zombi (1979)
    M (1931)
    The House of the Devil (2009)
    I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
    The Stepfather (1987)
    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
    Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)
    Shivers (1975)
    Bay of Blood (1971)

    I’m sure I am missing a heap of great titles, but I think at least a few of the ones above should be included.

    Happy watching

  • ThunderDragoon

    65. I need meds lol. Please put Jeepers Creepers on the last article!

  • Casual Fan!!?? 29 points!!?? I need to get on that!

  • soundofmurder

    74… Where is Army of Darkness? an Ultimate Sci-Fi challenge would be awesome as well 🙂

  • Evan3

    Hardcore now and growing (catching Gremlins this week).

    Also, Let Me In AND Let the Right One In are equally deserving to be on this list. And what of Aliens? Predator? Critters? Tremors? Dog Soldiers? Zombi 2 (if Argento gets 2, then Fulci deserves 1)? The Hills Have Eyes? Most egregious – GODZILLA!!!???

    Also, THANKS for giving Slither the recognition it deserves.

  • Neptunesblood

    78 and still want more, horror movies are more that just movies. They are a timeline for my life.

  • i got 26 – casual fan , most of these where before my time

  • davidbleezy

    53! I’m Unstable!

  • Darkness69

    Unstable now! I’m echoing movies that should be put on the list: Jacob’s Ladder and Pet Sematary! Also, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Interview with the Vampire, Constantine, Dead and Buried, Body Bags, Army of Darkness, Nightmare on Elm Street 3, Wishmaster & Event Horizon!

    • I agree with Jacob’s Ladder, maybe Pet Cemetery, and Event Horizon for sure.

  • sighedtosleep

    Black Christmas (1974)
    Hausu (1977)
    Eyes Without a Face
    Slumber Party Massacre

  • I’m a psychopath. But alot of people I know already know that.

  • This challenge is such a great idea, that I realized it needed to be used on another genre, the Western. So here’s the “Ultimate Weatern Film Challenge,” based on the criteria used here:

  • A_Farewell_To_Arms

    47. Hardcore. I think The Legend of Hell House, The Fog, Dog Soldiers, and Horror of Dracula should all be on this list please

  • Psychopath. I’m glad Martyrs was added to the list. There’s only one or two movies that I didn’t see that I actually want to see though. A few of these were sub-genre overkill. It’s still a pretty good list. I would imagine most “horror movies you need to see” lists look very similar.

  • thought i had seen them all, im defiantly in the need help category, saw a few a need to see!!!

  • needs meds….i already knew
    there were a few movies I hadn’t I will be sure to check them out.

  • markajacoby

    73 out of 81 makes me a very proud psychopath. There’s a couple of the newer foreign films I haven’t seen, and one or two of the very old classics. Just gives me motivation to “improve myself.”

  • Natobomb

    Could one suggest throwing The Rocky Horror Picture Show on this list even if it technically is a comedy?

  • Melissa Mortiis

    48. Damn, I need to get my act together.

  • gameofdrones


    Must add:
    The House of the Devil
    City of the Living Dead

  • porcupinetheater

    I used to be considered a psychopath, but alas, I have lost that illustrious title and now simply require medication.

    In other news, for the final edition, I was thinking perhaps:
    Session 9
    Don’t Look Now
    Eden Lake
    and especially that haunted house classic: The Changeling.

  • Avigrus

    52, Unstable

  • purrrrr

    Need meds and will advance to psychopath over the weekend! Thanks to others for reminding me of The Burning! Will need to watch again…..

  • TRS66

    This should contain
    The original Last House On The Left
    The original Hills Have Eyes
    The People Under The Stairs
    Peeping Tom
    The original Evil Dead
    Basket Case and plenty of others

  • db1250

    I have seen 68, I guess I need some meds lol 😛

  • db1250

    Plus I think you should add:
    Black Christmas (1974)
    Eden Lake (2008)
    The Lost Boys (1987)
    From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
    The Others (2001)
    Christine (1983)
    The House on The Edge of The Park (1980)
    The Beyond (1981)
    Shutter (2004)
    Cold Prey (2006)
    Triangle (2009)
    Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974)
    Night of The Demons (1988)
    Videodrome (1983)
    The Changeling (1980)
    American Psycho (2000)
    Switchblade Romance (2003)
    The House by the Cemetery (1981)
    Wolf Creek (2005)
    The New York Ripper (1982)

  • The-x-Brooksville-x-Butcher

    77 Psychopath…. excellent

  • friday_the_13th

    Mildly adventurous. I really need to watch more horror movies.

  • friday_the_13th

    Pet semitary, Christine, and contagion should be on the list too

  • slasher81003

    I want to watch the Descent but I’m afraid it will freak me out too much, because I’m claustrophobic.

    • Decapitated_Dave

      That’s the appeal! Go for it.

    • c4darkmane

      watch it on laptop under a bed for maximum effect

  • CarrieForPromQueen

    I scored 59/unstable. I had a feeling I was lol! Have to say, I remember seeing a few of those as a child! Thanks mum!

  • theCr0w

    Can’t say I’ve seen EVERY film in this list but I’ll get to them! I can most definitively say that you’re missing a lot of crucial ones here:

    Coffin Joe
    Toho films(2 for 1 point maybe)
    Tokyo Gore Police
    Aliens Vs. Ninjas
    The Orphan
    Final Destination
    Creature from a Thousand Fathoms
    The Giant Claw (for shits and giggles)
    House of a Thousand Corpses/Devil’s rejects
    Cannibal Holocaust
    A Serbian Film
    I spit on your Grave
    Pan’s Labyrinth
    El Espinazo del Diablo
    From Dusk til Dawn (I don’t recall it up there. +Tom Savini as sex machine = instant win)

    Those are all the ones I can think straight out. I know you cant please everyone but i think that if we try we can get this thing up to 100 or 150, that would be fun. 😉

    • c4darkmane

      yer 150 would be better

  • eEL

    i’ve seeen alll the newest movies you’ve added – stilll a PSYCHOPATH!

  • Bather

    Awww. 54. I’m only unstable.

    • Bather

      Dog Soliders should be included as well.

  • Bather

    TheCrow, Cannibal Holocaust was up there.

  • Raffeala

    Psycho path. :p

  • Aliciousness

    74, psycho path..satisfied

  • still in the Special Circle of Hell…81.

  • junocsi

    60 unstable 1 more and i will need meds lol there is ALOT more that ive seen that isn’t on here

  • sergiofdz

    62 Need Meds. In my defense, this morning I took my meds before going to work.;)

  • porcupinetheater

    Is there still going to be a final edition to this?

  • 39 – Enthusiast… hmm. i could definitely do better.

  • Bride-of-Mikenstein

    I got 72. Here are my suggestions (in no order):

    1. Wolf Creek
    2. Xtro
    3. Trilogy of Terror
    4. Rare Exports
    5. Trollhunter
    6. Fido
    7. Atrocious
    8. The Woman
    9. Battle Royale
    10. Pan’s Labyrinth
    11. Event Horizon
    12. Tucker & Dale Vs Evil
    13. Antichrist
    14. Dog Soldiers
    15. House
    16. Hobo with a Shotgun
    17. It’s Alive
    18. Cabin Fever
    19. Jacob’s Ladder
    20. Fido

  • Bride-of-Mikenstein

    Looks like I listed Fido twice. Let’s make this change:

    20. A Serbian Film

    One of the most fucked up movies ever.

  • darkscarecrow

    Apparently I am a “Psychopath.” I could have made it to the end if only I liked “Japanese Horror” more. Granted “The Audition” was a slam dunk as I loved it. These last few years I have to give a big Kudos to the French. They totally dominated horror for a stretch.

  • wordisbondage

    80… never heard of Shakma. Also, who refers to Kill List as “A Serbian Film *lite*”? They have absolutely nothing in common.

    Anyway, movies that should be on this list:
    -Behind the Mask (the rise of Leslie Vernon)
    -A Serbian Film
    -Basket Case
    -Salo (120 days of Sodom)
    -Faces of Death (not really horror, but it still turns my crank)
    -Fathers Day
    -Naked Blood
    -Flower of Flesh and Blood
    -Mermaid in a Manhole
    -The People Under the Stairs
    -Lucio Fulci’s Zombie
    -Ichi the Killer
    -Imprint (from Masters of Horror)
    -3 Extremes
    -The Men Behind the Sun
    -Cutting Moments

  • HorrorFanJames

    Sadly I am at 48,really need to up my game but overall this is a great list I feel like The loved Ones,and The original Evil Dead should be on this list though.Both are excellent films.

  • kevin.w

    Nice list – 79 – teasingly close to that special place. Obviously, which films make a list like this are very subjective. I’d probably include a couple more old-school romps such as Tod Browning’s ‘Freaks’ and the 1942 version of ‘Cat People’. And, if films such as ‘Se7en’ and ‘Oldboy’ can make the list (which for me incorporates elements of the horror genre but aren’t outright horror films – not a complaint by the way) I’d also include ‘Irreversible’ and ‘Funny Games’ (1997).

    Also – ‘Let the Right One in’.

    But I have to disagree with ‘Hostel’.

  • Crystal_Lake_Survivor

    This is bullshit!!!! My perfect score ended because you added a piece of shit movie that nobody’s heard of “Shakma”.
    Give me an 80

  • juggalochef2399

    At a healthy 63 titles of this list!

  • I only got like……48…….I am ashamed……

  • Googopqp

    This kind of feels like a beginners guide to horror rather than a challenge, and I only say that because most all the films on there are more mainstream horror films, or films that most every horror fan talks about or comes around to seeing eventually. But it is still a really good list of films that horror fans shoudl definitely see! That being said, I only got 78, damn those three films I haven’t gotten around to! Those films being:
    Kill List
    Fire in the Sky

  • AssmanBBQ

    I got 86…I am a Psychopath! Just a few more to go. Here’s my suggestions.

    The Lost Boys
    From Dusk ‘Til Dawn
    Sleepaway Camp
    Devil’s Rejects
    High Tension
    Black Christmas
    Ginger Snaps
    Silver Bullet
    Battle Royale
    Dawn of the Dead (2004)
    Vampire’s Kiss
    Basket Case
    The Stepfather
    Monster Squad
    Night of the Creeps
    American Psycho
    My Bloody Valentine
    Silent Night, Deadly Night

  • wow.. I did really really bad.. but there’s ALOT missing here.. I scored a 52 being perfectly honest.. I never saw Paranormal Activity, and after being drug to #3 in the theater never felt the desire to run and see it. Although not so sure I can fairly count Blair With (one of my first dvd rentals.. and I remember getting fairly bored at times and fast forwarding).

    But.. no Children of the Corn? Cujo? The Burning? Sleepaway Camp? Basket Case? I know I am missing tons and tons more.. I’d even go as far as to include Battle Royale on the list.. although I admit to doing poorly on these lists.. most of my horror watching is of the SLASHER genre, my particular weakness.. so don’t care for alot of the zombie, haunted house, ghost, apparition, exorcism flicks.. no dispect respect to The Exorcist (the best of the genre) just never been my cup of tea.

    do I get special “hell” points for sitting through the god awful REMAKE of “April Fool’s Day”? What a piece of %*@) that one is.

    PS: The Ninth Gate and Stir of Echoes should be on the list..

  • sqitso

    71-80 Points: Psychopath

    A few that I feel should be in the list.. though I would assume some people have never heard of them.

    -The Hand (1981) “Michael Cain”
    -Night of the Demons (1988)
    -The Legend of Hell House (1973)
    -Tales from the Crypt (1972)
    -The People Under the Stairs (1991)
    -House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
    -Leviathan (1989)
    -Cujo (1983)
    -Pumpkinhead (1988)
    -Pulse (2001) AKA -Kairo (original title) “The American version sucked

  • 58… like I need you people to tell me I’m unbalanced… heh.

  • KroniK666

    79-Havnt seen Fire in the Sky or Shakma Ohh and your missing High Tension and Ringu

  • c4darkmane

    im unstabe… heres my offerings:

    Devils Rejects(or another Rob Zombie film)
    Army of Darkness
    The Loved ones
    Lair of the white worm
    Incredible Melting man
    Midnight Meat train
    From Dusk till Dawn
    the people under the stairs
    Bubba Ho-Tep
    Dead Snow
    Dog Soldiers
    Cabin fever
    Phenomena (cos iron maiden need to do more horror soundtracks)
    pet cemetary (1st time i started worring about my achilles tendon)

  • Meshugganaut

    58: Unstable. Yeah, I’ll settle with that.

  • Melodee

    I can’t believe I only got 60 points…..I’m mad at myself. I do have to say that Cabin in the Woods was only sub-par. I know I’m gonna take heat for that statement.

  • Melodee

    Also why is Clockwork Orange not on the list!!!!

  • I recommend:

    The Orphanage
    Jacob’s Ladder
    Wolf Creek
    The Devil’s Backbone
    The Others

  • Oh and….HOUSE OF THE DEVIL!!!!!!

  • Gorebeauty25

    I definitely think that there should be some Rob Zombie movie on here, either House of 1000 Corpses or The Devil’s Rejects. Some others that should be considered (IMHO):
    The Lost Boys
    Battle Royale
    Pet Sematary
    Midnight Meat Train

    I’m slowly working may way up to Psychopath…I never would have thought I’d aim for that title, but hey, what can ya do 🙂

  • DeathValzer

    56. I’m unstable man. Most i haven’t seen are in the foreign category.

  • KroniK666

    The major 2 Asian movies you should watch if you havnt are Audition and the Host

  • KroniK666

    no Irreversible
    I Drink your Blood
    One Missed Call(Miike)
    Alien (All 5 for 2 points or nothing)
    Blue Sunshine
    Toxic Avenger
    Pitch Black
    Wizard of Gore (either version)
    Bloodsucking Freaks
    Ichi the Killer
    Meatball Machine
    Meet the Feebles
    Bad Taste
    Suicide Circle
    Tetsuo:The Iron Man
    Hills Have Eyes (both)
    ABCs of Death
    Nightmare Before Christmas
    The Fly(both)
    and loads more

  • Falk

    57 so far, I’ll have to work on it. You should be able to add a point for every two of the universal classics that you have seen. I’ve seen them all.

    • Falk

      Also they should add event horizon, devil’s rejects, Ravenous, hills have eyes, and day of the dead. Also take out paranormal activity it sucked.

  • djwkuk1

    Seen and own 73 of them, just ordered 3 others online. Eight more to go: A Tale of Two Sisters, Shakma, Fire In the Sky, Demons, Nightbreed, Cannibal Holocaust, In the Mouth of Madness and Near Dark.
    Please add some of these!!! (Stars next to def adds!)
    Sinister******* [Yes the trailer gave everything away, some of the jump scares are corny and it may be slightly overrated because of how big the hype was but without a doubt a horror movie every horror fan should see!!] PLEASE ADD IT!!!!]]
    High Tension
    Black Christmas (Original)* [One of the first slashers, ADD]
    House of 1000 Corpses
    Jacob’s Ladder*
    Pet Sematary*** [One of my favorites, must add it!!!]
    People Under the Stairs
    I Spit On Your Grave*
    It**(I’m surprised this wasn’t on there already)
    Last House on the Left
    Final Destination* (Only because every horror fan should have or should see it at least once)
    Cat People (Original)
    V/H/S**(So good! Please add)
    The Woman
    From Dusk Till Dawn
    The Changeling** (Really creepy ghost movie)
    Salems Lot****(Scariest vampire movie out there)
    Children of the Corn
    Cabin Fever***(one of the better modern horror films)
    Pan’s Labrinth
    Disturbia* (Yes it’s a thriller but it still should be seen by everyone)
    The Others
    House of the Devil (Just ordered it, haven’t seen it yet but judging by others and positive RT reviews it sounds like an add)
    Jeepers Creepers***(Another great modern horror)
    The Bay (Good new horror film)
    Wolf Creek
    Human Centipede (Didn’t like it but it’s still a horror movie every horror fan should at least see once)
    The Collector*
    Urban Legend
    Sleepaway Camp*** (Great twist ending!)

    • djwkuk1

      And also add “The Loved Ones”!!!!

  • whitey9999

    hmm 48 Hardcore but not that great. Also, you should inlcude Village of the Damned (Either one is great and the 1995 one got me into horror movies

  • Zach_83

    60 still Unstable

  • Falk

    When are they going to add the other 20 films. It’s been over 6 months.

  • Razalien

    52-Unstable. Tell me something I don’t know.

    This list reminded me of all my old favorites when i was a mere child.

  • vonryanmam

    61-70 Points: Need Meds
    – I can ALSO do better….

  • daichii86

    Spartans!! Tonight we dine in hell!!

    Yeah… two hours away from joining you guys… the circle is getting bigger and brighter!!!

  • djwkuk1

    Finally did it!! Own and have seen all 81!!!

  • jchano123

    25 – casual fan

    probably because I’m not a fan of many older horror movies. mostly recent (1990 – present)

  • shelly84

    Unstable, was doing so well in the first 40 movies lol…. Gotta catch up some classics though.

  • pitguy32

    Apparently I need meds I counted 63 in the list that I have already seen

    • pitguy32

      miss counted its not 63 its 67

  • kato6

    76 – Psychopath
    But there are so many more that need to be added to the list!!!

  • Sinister-Ash

    I’m a psychopath haha.

    Suggestions for the ultimate list!

    1. Predator
    2. Machinist
    3. Black Swan
    4. The Eye
    5. Tremors
    6. Godzilla
    7. The Crow
    8. King Kong
    9. Ghostbusters
    10. Pan’s Labrinth
    11. Videodrome
    12. Toxic Avenger
    13. From Dusk Till Dawn
    14. Sleepaway Camp
    15. Pumpkinhead
    16. Riki-Oh
    17. Cujo
    18. Stepfather
    19. Pitch Black
    20. Terminator

  • Chrissie-Watkins

    Only 45! I will never, ever see Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, though, so I guess I’ll never get to that special circle of Hell. THANK YOU for including April Fool’s Day, I love it! I have to agree with those that would like to see Pumpkinhead added, and maybe When a Stranger Calls? The 1979 version, of course.

  • Roxandria

    Currently only a casual fan by this list but the number is quickly going up.

  • Jordan Cabral

    Apparently I’m a Psychopath…sounds about right…lols

  • Kristin

    I scored Hardcore on both this and the original challenge, so perhaps that is some sort of validation of your test. I have some work to do — next goal: Unstable 🙂

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