Friday, 13 April 2012

The problem with lists

So, after asking 100 experts, Time Out London has published a list of the top-100 horror films. I know for sure I've seen at least 51 of the titles listed and watched bits of at least another 30. Sure, there are loads of great films on there and it's nice to see the inclusion of some forgotten classics like Let's Scare Jessica To Death...but...with any list comes omissions and with the horror genre being so close to my heart, there are a lot of them in this one.

Here's a random list of 30 horror films (big and small, old and new) not included in the Time Out top-100 that I would defintely place in my own top-100, many of them in my top-50 even.

I Drink Your Blood (1970)

Messiah Of Evil (1973)

Spider Baby, or The Maddest Story Ever Told (1968)

Don't Look In the Basement (1973)

Maniac (1980)

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992)

Shivers (1975)

Pieces (1982)

Last House On the Left (1972)

The Burning (1981)

Onibaba (1964)

The Baby (1973)

Last House On Dead End Street (1977)

Don't Answer The Phone (1980)

Long Weekend (1978)

The Crazies (1973)

Don't Go In The House (1980)

Axe (1977)

Tourist Trap (1979)

The Phantom Carriage (1921)

Just Before Dawn (1981)

The Prowler (1981)

Cube (1997)

Basket Case (1982)

The Toolbox Murders (1978)

Session 9 (2001)

Pet Sematary (1989)

Friday The 13th (1980)

Candyman (1992)

Sleepaway Camp (1983)

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