FINAL GIRL explores the slasher flicks of the '70s and '80s...and all the other horror movies I feel like talking about, too. This is life on the EDGE, so beware yon spoilers!

Oct 20, 2017

SHOCKtober: Final Mom's Top 20

I know that sometimes you must read this site and wonder at my taste in horror movies. How did it get to be so good? Was I simply born this way, with perfect and impeccable opinions on what is good and what is not?

Of course I was! But while I would like to give myself sole credit for this, I must in fact give a shout-out to my mom, who obviously also has superior taste in horror movies. Just look at this list! It speaks for itself, so I'll shut up now.

Dracula (1958, Terence Fisher)

Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966, Terence Fisher)

Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968, Freddie Francis)

Night of the Living Dead (1968, George A. Romero)

Dawn of the Dead (1978, George A. Romero)

The Descent (2005, Neil Marshall)

Dog Soldiers (2002, Neil Marshall)

Candyman (1992, Bernard Rose)

Halloween (1978, John Carpenter)

Ju-on: The Grudge (2002, Takashi Shimizu)

Ringu (1998, Hideo Nakata)

A Tale of Two Sisters (2003, Jee-woon Kim)

Alien (1979, Ridley Scott)

Pitch Black (2000, David Twohy)

The Blair Witch Project (1999, Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sánchez

Jaws (1975, Steven Spielberg)

Suspiria (1977, Dario Argento)

Demons (1985, Lamberto Bava)

Cold Prey (2006, Roar Uthaug)

Dark Water (2001, Hideo Nakata)


Nicholas Kaufmann said...

Some great choices here, but I'm especially pleased that your mom loves the Christopher Lee Dracula movies as much as I do! They're my favorite Hammer films!

Pax Romano said...

Can I hang out with our Mom? I will make dinner, run the dishwasher when we are done, mix her fave after meal cocktails, and watch any and all of these movies with her!

Pax Romano said...

I meant "your" not "our" because clearly we are not related - you are way to cool to be my sister!

Jason Adams said...

Stacie's Mom is the Best Mom

Seriously I would grind my left arm up into hamburger for a Mom who loved DEMONS

AE said...

What an impressive and awesome range of movies! Your mom is super cool.

Valerie A. Higgs said...

I just realized I never saw the original Dark Water, only the American remake (boring)!!! What is my malfunction?!?! Also, your mother is perfection.

Unknown said...

Seriously good taste in movies.

zombivish said...

Shocking no one, your mum has boss taste.

SikeChick said...

Go, Mom!

Zombie Cupcake said...

I cannot compute having a mother with such good taste as this! Very very cool.

matango said...

Good picks!

I love the Polish Alien poster. I assume the artist was just told the plot, maybe by someone else who hadn't actually seen the movie.

J. Skel LaTour said...

Nice list, Final Mom!
I don't think I've heard of Cold Prey before, gonna have to look that up.

Stacie Ponder said...

Ooh you're in for a treat–Cold Prey is an excellent slasher movie. And the second one is even better! (I can't vouch for the third, but I haven't heard great things about it.)

CashBailey said...

Mama Ponder has outstanding taste in movies.

CashBailey said...

COLD PREY is the shizz. I became a big fan of Ingrid Bolso Berdal from that movie. She's currently kicking ass in WESTWORLD.

Unknown said...

You sure love your horror flicks.

Unknown said...

Wow - cool list. A big Hammer Dracula fan myself, this is a list of real class. Plus there's a wide range of tastes on display. Love the inclusion of Demons so much I shall watch it again this week.

crazycanuck said...

Hey Ponder, Yo mama...has good taste in horror flicks!

Unknown said...

Your mom has impeccable taste in horror cinema. Dog Soldiers is my favorite Neil Marshall flick. Pitch Black is my favorite non-Alien alien film. And Hammer Dracula is best Dracula.