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! READ MORE
I’m a big fan of the French extreme horror that has been coming out over the past several years. Tackling issues that are not normally brought up in American cinema, films such as High Tension, Inside, and Frontier(s) are exceedingly violent, gory films with a strong commentary on social and political issues. And one of the more intense and thought-provoking films to come out in recent years was Pascal Laugier’s Martyrs. Incredibly uncomfortable to watch with an ending that still haunts me, I always fall back on it as a recommendation for French horror.
Another great thing about the film was the soundtrack composed by Seppuku Paradigm. Now, in anticipation of Laugier’s upcoming film The Tall Man, Seventeen Records has made available in extremely limited quantities a vinyl copy of the soundtrack. Unfortunately, all pre-orders for the Martyrs soundtrack alone have been snagged but there is still an option to pre-order the Martyrs/Red Nights limited edition combo pack. This pack also includes an Eden Log vinyl single and will be signed by the band. The album will ship Sept. 15th. READ MORE
Gearing up for sales at this week’s AFM is Xavier Gens’ The Divide, from the director of Frontier(s), and featuring the rockin’ cast of Michael Biehn (Aliens, Terminator), Milo Ventimiglia, Rosanna Arquette, Courtney B. Vance and Lauren German. Inside you’ll find the latest key art being displayed at the market in Santa Monica, CA. The pic is a post-apocalyptic thriller set mostly in an apartment building fallout shelter, a serial-killer thriller about a woman afflicted with “face blindness” and a coming-of-age story about a young girl seeking out her birth mother. German’s character is at the centre of the film, set in New York, which is virtually destroyed in a mysterious explosion in the first act. Eight survivors take refuge in the fallout shelter of an apartment building, where they are menaced first by mysterious men in HazMat suits and eventually by each other.