More movies with two votes each!
100. Carnival of Souls -- 1962, Herk Harvey
99. The Abandoned -- 2006, Nacho Cerda
98. Cape Fear -- 1991, Martin Scorsese
97. Legend of Boggy Creek -- 1972, Charles B. Pierce
96. Irreversible -- 2002, Gaspar Noe
95. Day of the Dead -- 1985, George Romero
94. Legend -- 1985, Ridley Scott
93. Signs -- 2002, M. Night Shyamalan
92. The Entity -- 1982, Sidney J. Furie
91. Sinister -- 2012, Scott Derrickson
Ooh lawd. Y'all're bringin' it now. Carnival of Souls is of course a classic. Signs wore out its welcome for me before it was over, but sakes alive there's really no denying that the birthday party video footage alien reveal is killer. Sinister is still on my list of "hey, I gotta check that out"s.
And hell yes to Day of the Dead, frequently overlooked in the Romero oeuvre (although hey, at least his recent sub-par zombie flicks mean Day is no longer the most reviled!). Here's something I wrote about it once upon a time, and I still totally feel this way:
It's got humor, but it never really sinks into outright silliness the way Dawn does. Sarah makes for an interesting- if not always likable- heroine. There are the director's patented Bigger Ideas at Play going on, of course, with all those "who are the real monsters here?" Army a-holes. The film predates CGI core and features some of Tom Savini's best FX work- of particular note is the shot of a gut full of guts sliding out and falling to the ground with a nauseating splash. Then there's Bub, and the shot of all the zombies descending on that massive cargo elevator- bitchin'. Yeah, everyone yells a lot and that's irritating, but big deal! Maybe I love Day so much because it was the first zombie movie I was really allowed to see.That title sequence in the city left to the dead! The zombies barely kept at bay by the chain link fence! And again, that cargo elevator sequence...all of it scared me somethin' good. Man, I love Day of the Dead!