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 28, 2020

SHOCKtober: 93-56

No one can stop the mighty SHOCKtobra as she makes her way to that top spot. It is her will, and her will is our will. All hail SHOCKtobra.

The following films received...

Ten votes each!

93. April Fool's Day -- 1986, Fred Walton
92. Bride of Frankenstein -- 1935, James Whale
91. Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II -- 1987, Bruce Pittman
90. Nosferatu -- 1922, F.W. Murnau
89. The Autopsy of Jane Doe -- 2016, André Øvredal
88. The Conjuring -- 2013, James Wan
87. The Final Girls -- 2015, Todd Strauss-Schulson
86. The Innkeepers -- 2011, Ti West
85. You're Next -- 2011, Adam Wingard

Eleven votes each!

84. Cat People -- 1942, Jacques Tourneur
83. Prince of Darkness -- 1987, John Carpenter
82. [REC] -- 2007, Jaume Balagueró & Paco Plaza
81. The Slumber Party Massacre -- 1982, Amy Holden Jones
80. The Others -- 2001, Alejandro Amenábar

Twelve votes each!

79. Audition -- 1999, Takashi Miike
78. Drag Me to Hell -- 2009, Sam Raimi
77. Let's Scare Jessica to Death -- 1971, John D. Hancock
76. Near Dark -- 1987, Kathryn Bigelow
75. Possession -- 1981, Andrzej Zulawski
74. The Babadook -- 2014, Jennifer Kent
73. The Brood -- 1979, David Cronenberg
72. The Ring -- 2002, Gore Verbinski
71. Us -- 2019, Jordan Peele

Thirteen votes each!

70. Dracula -- 1992, Francis Ford Coppola
69. Martyrs -- 2008, Pascal Laugier
68. Night of the Demons -- 1988, Kevin Tenney
67. Ringu -- 1998, Hideo Nakata
66. The Exorcist III -- 1990, William Peter Blatty

Fourteen votes each!

65. Event Horizon -- 1997, Paul W.S. Anderson
64. Halloween III: Season of the Witch -- 1982, Tommy Lee Wallace
63. Jennifer's Body -- 2009, Karyn Kusama

Fifteen votes each!

62. Deep Red (aka Profondo rosso) -- 1975, Dario Argento
61. Demons -- 1985, Lamberto Bava
60. Eyes Without a Face -- 1960, Georges Franju
59. Invasion of the Body Snatchers -- 1978, Philip Kaufman
58. Phantasm -- 1979, Don Coscarelli
57. The Beyond -- 1981, Lucio Fulci
56. The Changeling -- 1980, Peter Medak

  • Hooray, horror movies!


CashBailey said...

It's kind of crazy how EVENT HORIZON's reputation seems to grow with each year that passes. Especially with the critical kicking Paul WS Anderson gets with each subsequent movie he puts out.

But he sure pulled it all together with that one. I guess even a blind chicken finds a piece of corn once in a while.

goblin said...

Apparently, I have severely underestimated The Innkeeper's popularity as I didn't think it would receive more than four, maybe five votes. It's really nice to see that it cracked the Top 100, though. I still wished I could hang out with Claire and Luke, aka the two most likeable nerds in any horror movie ever (ghost hunt optional.)

Leah Richards said...

So 6 of my favorites are clearly Very Popular. While teenaged me would immediately announce that she doesn't like them, she only likes the B-sides, middle-aged lady me is excited to see just *how* popular.

Susandoku said...

This Invasion of the Body Snatchers affected me on the most fundamental level. I saw it so young, and it's set so close to where I lived, that I thought it was basically a documentary and my suburban family and neighbors were going to kill me. Now it fills me with the joy of a child.

Peter said...

Honestly, the Innkeepers is almost more tragedy than horror. I mean, Luke is an idiot, but he gets fucked up badly, and Claire gets practically led to her fate. It’s like they both believe, but not quite enough to be safe.

goblin said...

I wholeheartedly agree, Peter. It's a sad, bittersweet sort of movie. People who go into The Innkeepers expecting a scary haunted house story will most likely be sorely disappointed (although the Bride is quite the frightening sight when she does show up) which, I guess, is why the film has so many detractors who call it boring.

Astroboymn said...

goblin & Peter: Yes, The Innkeepers really is a good but quite bittersweet movie. I really cared about Clair. It goes in with all the other slow-burns that I love - I'll take a slow-burn over action horror any time.

Kerry Pyne said...

I love Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) in so very many ways. I even had a fancy to become a health inspector for a feverdream moment because of Donald Sutherland's rendering of the words "rat turd."Like many horror films I adore from this time period, it's the feel of the late seventies ( early eighties) everyday moments, the humdrum, non horror bits where the "normal" of the past seems so vibrant and distinct that you feel exceptionally immersed. And then there's the glorious pod folk! Who can resist a good podling pal!

Valerie A. Higgs said...

One of the first movies I watched this month was The Changeling. That, Burnt Offerings, and The Sentinel were beasts! Weirdly, I didn't put any of them on my list. But The Changeling still holds up. It's amazing.

Kevin Jones said...

YES to so may votes for Autopsy of Jane Doe! Unexpected but wonderful.

Cappy said...

Late to the party – a socially distance emergency drive across the county is truly cursed – but I'm extremely cheered by the presence of my beloved Event Horizon, a movie that's bonkers and not quite what it could be and yet my love for it grows with every watch.