Essential Horror

Dark Water – Japan, 2002 – reviews

Daughters of Darkness – Belgium, France, West Germany, 1971 – reviews

Dawn of the Dead – USA, Italy, 1978 – reviews

Deathdream aka Dead of Night – Canada, 1974

Deep Red – Italy, 1975 – reviews

The Descent – UK, 2005 – reviews

Les Diaboliques aka Diabolique – France, 1955 – overview

Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – USA, 1931 – reviews

Dog Soldiers – UK, 2002 – reviews

Don’t Look Now – Italy|UK, 1973

Dracula – USA, 1931 – reviews

Dracula aka Horror of Dracula – UK, 1958 – reviews

Dressed to Kill – USA, 1980 – 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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