Essential Horror

The Babadook – Australia, 2014 – reviews

The Birds – USA, 1963 – reviews

The Black Cat – USA, 1934 – reviews

Black Christmas – Canada, 1974 – now with ’10 Things You Didn’t Know About…’ video

Black Sunday aka The Mask of Satan Italy, 1960 – reviews

Black Swan – USA, 2010 – reviews

The Blair Witch Project – USA, 1999 – reviews

Blood and Black Lace – Italy/France/West Germany, 1964 – reviews

Blood Feast – USA, 1963 – overview and reviews

The Blood on Satan’s Claw – UK, 1970 – reviews of film and audio adaptation

Bram Stoker’s Dracula – USA, 1992 – reviews

Bride of Frankenstein – USA, 1935 – reviews

7 Comments on “Essential Horror”

  1. Would that killer doll remake involve anyone named Chucky?
    I haven’t seen it, but I haven’t heard much good about it.

  2. You have essential, recommended and worst horror, so how about doing overrated horror? Movies that aren’t necessarily bad, but just don’t live up to the hype surrounding them. My first pick: Andy Muschietti’s ‘It.’

    1. Good suggestion, John! And I’d agree with IT being over-hyped, especially by Horrorfreak News (which now seems to be dead). However, there’s a lot more work to be done to add more Recommended movies and the list of Worst horror seems endless before we could even think of tackling over-hyped movies. We were recently asked to hype up a new killer doll reboot movie that shall remain nameless (guess!) but we honestly couldn’t think of anything good to say about the project. Essential zombie movies is our next listing, so feel free to suggest your choices. Thanks, Adrian

    1. In the Mouth of Madness is in our Recommended Horror Films list because although we feel it has genuine merit, it’s not “Essential”

  3. What a great list! I should definitely watch some I haven’t watched yet. And among new horrors, I’d mention The Conjuring 2. Yes, there are quite ordinary horror tricks in this movie such as inverted crosses, monsters in a tent and doors closing right behind your nose. But the plot and beautiful shooting cover these small flaws.

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