90 Movies Every Horror Fan Should See: 21 – 30

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1978 – 1980 marked 3 years of horror filmmaking that made a serious impact on the history of the genre. During that time we saw the beginnings of slasher film legends, Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees (and of course Jason’s mother, Pamela), some truly terrifyingly haunted houses and one infamous hotel, a vicious extra terrestrial, a legion of vengeful vampires and a zombie fighting a shark – yes, a zombie, fighting a shark. Finally, let’s not forget what is probably one of the most controversially gory and violent horror films of all time, featuring Amazonian cannibals. Here are 21 through 30 of the 90 films every horror fan should see.

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90 Movies Every Horror Fan Should See: 11 – 20

 

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90 Movies Every Horror Fan Should See: 1 – 10

When I was old enough to go to movies alone, I got to see ‘Frankenstein’ and ‘Dracula’ on the big screen. I just fell in love with them.

-          George A. Romero

Moving on from Frankenstein, Dracula, a couple of Hitchcock’s greatest works and Night of the Living Dead, we enter into the seventies and see some more of George A. Romero’s unforgettable films. Who better to quote here? It’s clear that George Romero will be dominating this list along with a small few other major players in the horror film genre.

On with 11 through 20:

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Creature Feature: Frankenstein’s Monster

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The Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein’s monster is a grotesque abomination of nature and a terrifyingly unnatural creation, viciously rejected by his own maker, but most of all, he is a gentle giant. When Mary Shelley’s work, Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus, was published in 1818 the public was given a compelling new star character in the world of the gothic novel and it left a confounding impression on its audience that would last for nearly 200 years. Frankenstein has influence countless works in fiction, stage drama and film. He is a monster unlike any other – One that can touch our hearts and set the hairs on the backs of our necks to stand on end in the same moment.

Love him, fear him, love to fear him and fear to love him as we do, we have been captivated by this singularly unique kind of monster for as long as we can remember. As such, I can think of no more appropriate subject for my first Creature Feature, than Frankenstein’s Monster.

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90 Movies Every Horror Fan Should See: 1 – 10

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Being a horror fan just isn’t nearly as fun or fulfilling as it can be if you haven’t watched some of the most significant works in the horror film genre. The same can be said about your horror reading repertoire and I can recommend 10 notable authors to round out your horrific literary education with, but when it comes to film, the list of remarkable works is virtually unending.

I have put together a list of 90 films that any dedicated horror fan should have seen, or should make some time for in the near future. Some are obvious choices that almost any fear flick lover would whole-heartedly agree with, others are more based on my own personal opinion and some are so groundbreaking or outstanding that they simply cannot be denied, no matter how squeamish the viewer may be.

In order to justly complete this project, I have decided to deliver my list in installments of 10, chronologically, starting with the beginning of horror films and working my way to present day – providing my audience with ample time to check out a suggestion or two and share any agreements or grievances.

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