100 Plus One

For the 100th post at Gruesome Details, I will be sharing a new purchase with the readers.

Recently, I acquired a copy of 101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die, and the following films are listed as the horror films you must see before you perish.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919)

The Golem (1920)

Häxan (1922)

Nosferatu (1922)

The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Dracula (1931)

M (1931)

Frankenstein (1931)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)

Vampyr (1932)

Freaks (1932)

White Zombie (1932)

The Old Dark House (1932)

Island of Lost Souls (1932)

King Kong (1933)

The Black Cat (1934)

The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

The Wolf Man (1941)

Cat People (1942)

I Walked with a Zombie (1943)

Diabolique (1955)

The Bad Seed (1956)

The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

The Horror of Dracula (1958)

The Tingler (1959)

Eyes Without a Face (1959)

Peeping Tom (1960)

Mask of the Demon (1960)

Psycho (1960)

The Innocents (1961)

Carnival of Souls (1962)

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

The Haunting (1963)

The Birds (1963)

Onibaba (1964)

The Masque of the Red Death (1964)

Repulsion (1965)

Viy (1967)

Hour of the Wolf (1968)

The Devil Rides Out (1968)

Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)

The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

Daughters of Darkness (1971)

Blacula (1972)

The Last House on the Left (1972)

The Exorcist (1973)

The Wicker Man (1973)

Don’t Look Now (1973)

Deathdream (1974)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Deep Red (1975)

Jaws (1975)

The Omen (1976)

Carrie (1976)

Eraserhead (1977)

Suspiria (1977)

The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

Halloween (1978)

Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

Phantasm (1979)

The Brood (1979)

Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

Dressed to Kill (1980)

Friday the 13th (1980)

The Shining (1980)

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

The Howling (1981)

The Beyond (1981)

Poltergeist (1982)

The Hunger (1983)

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Re-Animator (1985)

The Fly (1986)

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)

Hellraiser (1987)

Evil Dead 2 (1987)

The Vanishing (1988)

Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Man Bites Dog (1991)

Candyman (1992)

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

Cemetery Man (1994)

Scream (1996)

Ringu (1998)

Audition (1999)

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

The Sixth Sense (1999)

The Devil’s Backbone (2001)

The Others (2001)

28 Days Later (2002)

A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

High Tension (2003)

Ju-on (2003)

Saw (2004)

The Descent (2005)

The Orphanage (2007)

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~ by nicmarray on February 8, 2010.

3 Responses to “100 Plus One”

  1. Gets a little questionable towards the end (I liked Cemetery Man, The Others, and Tale of 2 Sisters, but wouldn’t call any of them “must see”). I’d add Ginger Snaps and would probably replace Saw with Hostel. The former spawned more sequels, but I still struggle to stay awake during it.

  2. OMG – I just realized that neither Alien nor The Thing are on this list, nullifying it entirely.

  3. I was quite surprised by some of the horror choices they left out myself. I am a big fan of Alien too! Ultimately, there are just too many horror films that should be seen before you die, and limiting yourself to only 101 when compiling a list such as this would be extremely difficult.

    I might take a crack at making my own 101 horror movies, but just thinking about it gives me a monster headache.

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