Essential Horror

Halloween – USA, 1978 – reviews

The Haunting – UK, 1963 – overview and reviews

Häxan (1922) reviews and overview

Hellraiser (1987) reviews and overview

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer – USA, 1986 – overview and reviews

Hereditary (2018) reviews and overview

High Tension aka Switchblade Romance – France, 2003 – reviews

The Hills Have Eyes – USA, 1977 – reviews and overview

The Host – South Korea, 2006 – overview and reviews

Hour of the Wolf – Sweden, 1968 – reviews

House aka Hausu – Japan, 1977 – reviews


The House of the Devil – USA, 2009 – reviews

House of Usher aka The Fall of the House of Usher – USA, 1960 – reviews

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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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