Favorite Horror Films apart of Criterion

by Davey32

Created 07/10/12

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Since I really love horror films, and are apart of my extreme obsession with Cinema anyway, I thought I just make a list, and send my thanks to Criterion for making me a better film lover.

Horror films deserve love too.

If you don't like my list, that's okay too.

  • Almost every person who loves horror films has seen this one. Disturbing, terrifying, and brilliant do not even begin to describe this modern classic. Look into Hannibal Lecter's eyes, and you will truly see the meaning of true fear.

  • A film so brutal, wicked, and deeply unsettling, that it could be seen as a snuff film, when the term wasn't invented yet. It's even more disquieting because you really don't see very much, and that what some amazing horror films do.

  • No one does the terror/distubia of apartments better than Polanski. See this, Rosemary's Baby, and The Tenant, and you'll know why.

  • There is a reason why this masterpiece is so timeless; with it's uniqueness, images, and eerie attention to detail, that you wish all of horror films were made like this.

  • After I saw this film for the first time, I never looked at a birthday cake the same way again.

  • A horrifying descent into martial madness, that it is a kind of accurate depiction of how some marriages actually end up.

  • Not exactly a horror film per se, but close to it. If your spouse wants to make love, then show them this film, and they make never want to have sex ever again, which is great because some people are tired when they come from work.

  • A truly frightening film that is so eerie, that you wonder if you're having a nightmare, just by watching it. A great horror film like this doesn't come around to often.

  • I always loved this film, but it never received the respect it deserved. Thanks to Criterion, it can. The scene of the. attack in the church must be seen to be believed.

  • Long live the new flesh!!! One of Cronenberg best films.

  • One of the greatest horror films of all-time. I still think Mia Farrow should have been nominated for Best Actress.


  • By Christopher Lawrence
    September 11, 2012
    08:09 PM

    Good stuff. I'm interested in seeing Sisters.
  • By Eric Levy
    April 02, 2014
    02:22 PM

    Great list Sidney! I'm not as much of a horror fan as you, but looking at your list, I realized I've seen 8 of the 12 you have listed and really love them, so maybe I'm a bigger fan than I thought. And thanks for favoriting and commenting on my Harry Dean Stanton list. Please check out my other lists too.
  • By Stephanie
    October 02, 2014
    11:13 PM

    Awesome list!
  • By SamWizeGanji
    October 28, 2014
    05:47 PM

    Carnival of souls =] nice list.
    • By SamWizeGanji
      October 28, 2014
      05:47 PM

      P.s. Check out the devils backbone, that's #1 all time in my list of horror
  • By josh001
    November 01, 2015
    12:27 AM

    This is really awesome. Thanks for sharing criterion :) Nopiy
    • By Davey32
      November 03, 2015
      04:06 PM

      Thanks for the comment. I really need to update my list and add The Devil's Backbone.
  • By Todd Sokolove
    January 26, 2017
    04:28 PM

    great list (and not all of them are ones I'd consider first as "horror)! Check out DON'T LOOK NOW if you haven't yet.
    • By Davey32
      January 26, 2017
      08:22 PM

      I have DON'T LOOK NOW, and it is a masterpiece!