Friday, October 15, 2010

Top Tens:Sound Off Like You Gotta Pair,Soldiers!

To get more in tune with the Hallowe'en season,I'm gonna take this opportunity to kick up a good bit of dialogue between us all,chappies,and ask YOU,the Wopsploitation readers,"What are your ten favourite horror films of all-time?" You can post directly below this entry as a comment,or you can shoot me your list in an e-mail if you're the bashful type.YOUR favorites,for whatever reasons you may have.Technical merit,atmosphere,special makeup effects,it's all good,kiddies.From whatever era,whatever studios,whatever country of origin,whatever MPAA ratings.All tits to me.The only stipulation is that you list ten(10) movies only.'Tis the season here at Castle Wop,and I've been thinking we should do some genre chatting amongst ourselves about the movies we love the most to help get ourselves ready for All Hallows Eve this year.I'll kick it off right here and now,with my own favourites,and you can join in anytime you'd like.
In no particular order,and constantly subject to change:
(a little bit o' recent I,candy,for you bitches out there.)
The Exorcist(1973)-I can't think of another movie that drips pure evil the way this one does(apart from my own home movies!).For years I had a hard time watching it alone in the dark.Now,that's the only way I'll watch it!
Dawn of the Dead(1978)-My favourite of the series,hands down,though NOTLD still merits a spot in the second ten,for sure."Could be nuclear!"
Suspiria(1976)-Argento's eye and the sounds of Goblin make for a beautifully spooky ride through the world of witches.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre(1974)-The climax here is rivalled by few for nerve-wracking,white boned insanity."Look what yer brother did to the door!"
Halloween(1978)-The perfectly constructed slasher movie.
The Shining(1980)-Kubrick was a master filmmaker,is it any wonder he handled horror this well?
Black Christmas(1974)-You have no idea how much I love this movie.
Dellamorte,Dellamore(1992)-My favourite zombie movie,bar none.
Operazione paura(1966)-One of my fave Bava vehicles,although there are plenty.
Psycho(1960)-Do you like Hitchock?Yes.Yes I do.

Well,there you have it.Looking at my choices,pretty seventies-driven at the moment.I'll leave it at that though,before I go messing with it and changing it around.Get typing,droogies,let's hear yours!

Wicked as Always,


doc said...

In order of how scary:
1. The Exorcist
2. Don't be afraid of the Dark
3. Ringu
4. The Shining
5. Suspiria
6. Prince of Darkness
7. Halloween
8. Night of the Living Dead
9. Carnival of Souls
10.Black Sunday
I'd like to put "Dark Night of the Scarecrow" but I could not leave out Bava
In order of how I like them:
Night of the Living dead
Don't be Afraid of the dark
Prince of Darkness
Carnival of Souls
Black Sunday
The Exorcist
The Shining

beedubelhue said...

Ah,great list,old chum.Ringu is amazing and definitely on my top list of the last twenty years.Prince of Darkness was the last good Carpenter film imho.Carnival of Souls is somewhere in my second ten,and Don't Be Afraid has to be the greatest made-for-tv horror movie of all-time!I almost included your Bava choice,too.So many classics...


initforthekills said...

Hi there, new reader here, you're effing hilarious and here is muh list. In no order:
Prom Night
Let Sleeping Corpses Lie
The Omen
Carnival of Souls
Session 9
Buio Omega
The Shining

Giacomo said...

1. Suspiria
2. Zombie
3. Dawn of the Dead [1978]
4. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre [1974]
5. Black Sunday
6. Halloween [1978]
7. Demons
8. Let Sleeping Corpses Lie
9. The Return of the Living Dead
10. Hell of the Living Dead

beedubelhue said...

Thanks init,
Glad you enjoy.D'Amato cracks your top 10,eh?Very interesting choice.Buio and Antropophagus are definitely my favorite Aristide flicks.Phantasm,Let Sleeping Corpses,Omen and Carnival are right up there for me,too.Great list!


beedubelhue said...

That's one helluva Italo-centric list you've got,paisano.All of that Bava,Fulci,and Grau is right up at the top for me,too.First thing I thought when I looked at my list was Zombie should have been there.All classic genre fare from the boot.Your tastes are IMPECCABLE!


dave s said...

1. The Exorcist
2. Texas Chainsaw Massacre
3. The Brood
4. Deep Red
5. Halloween
6. Bay of Blood
7. Perfume of the Lady in Black
8. Martin
9. The Fury
10. Blood and Lace (1971)

beedubelhue said...

Hey Dave S,
That's a great list you've got yourself there.Interesting inclusions indeed.There's definitely some Cronenburg in my extended list,as well.And Martin,well that's top flight Romero by anyone's standards.Keep 'em comin',mein chums!


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