Horror October: getting ready for Halloween

Because we all like to see a few good horror films from time to time (and because October is a perfect month to watch them), I tried to came up with as much a diverse list of my favourite horror films as possible – with one that includes different horror themes (ghosts, vampires, zombies, or perhaps none of the above), films from different countries and from different time periods (there are quite a few silent films on the list: each of them worth watching, I guarantee you!).

  1. The Shining (1980, dir. Stanley Kubrick)
  2. Antichrist (2009, dir. Lars von Trier)
  3. Mulholland Dr. (2001, dir. David Lynch)
  4. Repulsion (1965, dir. Roman Polanski)
  5. Funny Games (1997/2007, dir. Michael Haneke)
  6. Psycho (1960, dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
  7. The Innocents (1961, dir. Jack Clayton)
  8. Les diaboliques (1955,Henri-Georges Clouzot)
  9. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970, dir. Jaromil Jires)
  10. The Phantom Carriage (1921, dir. Victor Sjöström)
  11. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920, dir. Robert Wiene)
  12. The Wicker Man (1973, dir. Robin Hardy)
  13. Onibaba (1964, dir. Kaneto Shindô)
  14. Kwaidan (1964, dir. Masaki Kobayashi)
  15. Don’t Look Now (1973, dir. Nicolas Roeg)
  16. Videodrome (1983, dir. David Cronenberg)
  17. House (1977, dir. Nobuhiko Ôbayashi)
  18. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979, dir. Werner Herzog)
  19. The Babadook (2014, dir. Jennifer Kent)
  20. Let The Right One In (2008, dir. Thomas Alfredson)
  21. Rosemary’s Baby (1968, dir. Roman Polanski)
  22. Vampyr (1932, dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer)
  23. Nosferatu (1922, dir. F.W. Murnau)
  24. Eyes Without a Face (1960, dir. Georges Franju)
  25. Peeping Tom (1960, dir. Michael Powell)
  26. The Tenant (1976, dir. Roman Polanski)
  27. The Pitfall (1962, dir. Hiroshi Teshigahara)
  28. The Vanishing (1988, dir. George Sluizer)
  29. Rebecca (1940, dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
  30. The Haunting (1963, dir. Robert Wise)
  31. Lost Highway (1997, dir. David Lynch)
  32. Suspiria (1977, dir. Dario Argento)
  33. Carrie (1976, dir. Brian De Palma)
  34. The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967, dir. Roman Polanski)
  35. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944, dir. Frank Capra)
  36. The Night of the Hunter (1955, dir. Charles Laughton)
  37. The Orphanage (2007, dir. J.A. Bayona)
  38. It Follows (2014, dir. David Robert Mitchell)
  39. Possession (1981, dir. Andrzej Zulawski)
  40. Martin (1977, dir. George A. Romeo)
  41. The Exorcist (1973, dir. William Friedkin)
  42. The Birds (1963, dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
  43. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003, dir. Kim Jee-woon)
  44. Halloween (1978, dir. John Carpenter)
  45. Audition (1999, dir. Takashi Mike)
  46. Night of the Living Dead (1968, dir. George A. Romeo)
  47. Village of the Damned (1960, dir. Wolf Rilla)
  48. Jigoku (1960, dir. Nobuo Nakagawa)
  49. Frankenstein (1931, dir. James Whale)
  50. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935, dir. James Whale)

P.S.: For the extended list, go to my Letterboxd page.

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9 thoughts on “Horror October: getting ready for Halloween”

  1. I’m happy to see Sluizer’s The Vanishing here – I love that film; I can’t help thinking it’s become a little forgotten about.

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