Top 100 Horror Films: #100-51

What makes a good scary movie? Some might think it’s all in how many times the jump or scream during a viewing, how many times they contemplate running to the bathroom during a gory scene, or the amount of sleepless nights they have after seeing the movie. Last year, Joey took a crack at creating a top 50 list of the best horror films which you can see here. Not one to back down from a challenge of creating a list, I decided try my hand at it this year.  Aside from the sheer number of horror films released, it’s incredibly difficult to rank the “best” of anything as you saw when we did our top 10 films of all time. Horror has evolved so much over the years, that in order to properly rank all of these films I used a 3 prong grading system, judging on historical significance, scariness, and fun factor in order to even the playing field. Each week I’ll be breaking down my top 50, but this week you’ll get a double dip of rankings as here are the films that just missed the cut of my list.

100. Teeth
99. What Lies Beneath
98. The Crazies (2010)
97. Children of the Corn
96. The Ruins
95. Fire in the Sky
94. Thirteen Ghosts
93. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
92. Cujo
91. The Blob (1958)
90. Fatal Attraction
89. The Cell
88. Stephen King’s It
87. Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
86. Shutter Island
85. The Devil’s Advocate
84. The Mummy (1932)
83. Resident Evil
82. Videodrome
81. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
80. Paranormal Activity
79. The Skin I Live In
78. The Orphan
77. Fear
76. Audition
75. The Picture of Dorian Grey (1945)
74. Drag Me to Hell
73. Signs
72. Hostel
71. Jeepers Creepers
70. The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
69. Ju-on
68. Creature From the Black Lagoon
67. Hellraiser
66. The Haunting (1963)
65. Frailty
64. Deep Blue Sea
63. I Saw the Devil
62. Cape Fear (1991)
61. Child’s Play
60. Black Swan
59. The Amityville Horror (1979)
58. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
57. Frankenstein
56. Insidious
55. House
54. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
53. Dracula
52. An American Werewolf in London
51. The Wicker Man