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Cannibalism/ Redneck Horror

Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

Ravenous (1999)

The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

"One word comes to my mind when I think of this film. Brutal. I remember watching this years ago and feeling slightly sick. Why? Because the filmmaker makes it clear that NO ONE is safe.
A family that in many ways may resemble your own unwittingly pitted against a family of very human monsters, its a simple idea that plays on a few of our worst fears. Its raw and often unapologetically violent. But its more than that, its an emotional punch to the stomach. It certainly is an influential film, and let's face it, far less effective films have about beat the idea to death. And no, its not a perfect film by any means. The low budget is all too obvious but in my opinion it has never lost its ability to shock.
And so The Hills Have Eyes remains one of Wes Craven's most effective, disturbing films." - Jenna26

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

"Don’t go into the creepy farmhouse...seriously, don’t do it.
This is one of those movies that fucked me up. I desperately wish I could go back and re-experience it for the first time. Everything about this picture oozes terror. The creepy production design to the sweaty environment to the unsettling sound design/score all enhance the very natural fear everyone should feel when faced with a human flesh-wearing psychopath with a chainsaw and his lunatic cannibal clan. Power tools have never been the same, ever since TCM hit the big screens." - Roderick Usher

Two Thousand Maniacs! aka 2,000 Maniacs (1964)

"When it comes to buckets of fake blood combined with bad acting and an over-the-top storyline does anybody really beat Herschell Gordon Lewis?
Six Northerners are brought to the small town of Pleasant Valley to take part in their "centennial celebration" in which the residents of Pleasant Valley remember the day their little town was raided by Union troops. Who wouldn't want to take part in the festivities as these rednecks slaughter the yankees with fun and exciting events that lead to over the top blood and gore?
Two Thousand Maniacs isn't for people who love deep plots, clean special effects, or Oscar caliber acting. No, this one's for folks who like to see a bunch of crazy rednecks slaughter folks in a jubilee of blood and guts.
Any fan of the "redneck" sub-genre has to see this film, it's simply not an option to skip it." - Despare

Honorable Mentions:

Deliverance (1972)

Wrong Turn (2003)
"If you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche

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Old 02-17-2008, 02:28 AM
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We will now have a peek at those who didnt make it into the Top 140 (100 + 40 Honorable Mentions). I have omitted out all those who DID make it into the Top 140 and were nominated in more than 1 category. Ergo, these are unique entries as per subgenre.

A shoutout to each of the nomination below, for being nominated and for their contribution to the various sub-genres of horror.

Ghosts and the Supernatural

Blair Witch Project
Crazy Eights
Ghost Story
Ju On The Grudge
Kill Baby Kill
Lady in White
Tales of Terror
The Eye
The Frighteners
The Grudge (remake)
The Haunting of Hill House
The Locals
The Uninvited
Thirteen Ghosts (1960)

English Gothic/ Haunted Houses

Black Sabbath
Brides of Dracula
Castle of Blood
Cry of the Banshee
Dungeon of Harrow
Ju On
Rinne (Reincarnation)
The Abandoned
The Cat And The Canary
The Entity
The Fall of The House of Usher (1928)
The Ghost and Mr Chicken
The Ghoul
The Haunted
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Oblong Box
The Old Dark House
The Orphanage
The Vampire Lovers
The Whip And The Body
Tomb of Ligeia

American Gothic/ Surreal

A Clockwork Orange
A Tale of Two Sisters
Blue Velvet
Crowhaven Farm
Fire Walk With Me
He Who Gets Slapped
High Tension
House of the Long Shadows
Night of the Hunter
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Rear Window
Requiem For A Dream
The Bad Seed
The Body Snatcher
The Crow
The Dunwich Horror
The Pit and the Pendulum
The Reflecting Skin
The Sentinel


A Clockwork Orange
A Snake of June
A Tale of Two Sisters
At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul
Battle Royale
Behind the Mask: Rise of Leslie Vernon
Don't Look Now
Hangover Square
Let's Scare Jessica to Death
Naked Lunch
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Raising Cain
Santa Sangre
The Cell
The Machinist
The Nanny
The Sadist
The Tingler
This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse

Human Atrocity

Curse of the Black Widow
Driller Killer
Funny Games
High Tension
Ichi the Killer
Mark of the Devil
Natural Born Killers
Pink Flamingos
Schindler's List
Soldier Blue
Straw Dogs
The Diary of Anne Frank
The Sadist
The Wizard of Gore

Traditional/ Pagan/ Ritualistic

Art of the Devil 2
Children of the Corn
Dark Waters
Don’t Deliver Us From Evil
Faust (1926)
Mark of the Devil
Masque of the Red Death
Prince of Darkness
Satanico Pandemonium
Sleepy Hollow
The Beyond
The Dark Secret of Harvest Home
The Devil Rides Out
The Devil's Partner
The Devil's Rain
The Haunted Palace
The Satanic Rites of Dracula
The Seventh Victim
Witchfinder General

Occult/ Demonic Possession

Amityville II: The Possession
Audrey Rose
Beyond The Door
Burn Witch Burn
Night of the Demons
Pet Sematary
Race With The Devil
Silent Hill
The Bad Seed
The Brotherhood of Satan
The Church
The Fallen
The Prince of Darkness
The Prophecy
The Watcher in the Woods
The Witches of Eastwick
Village of the Damned

Telekinesis/ Mind Control

Donovan's Brain
Ghosts of Mars
Open Your Eyes
Rasputin the Mad Monk
The Beast With A Million Eyes
The Creature With The Atom Brain
The Electronic Monster
The Hypnotic Eye
The Manchurian Candidate
The Medusa Touch
The Ugly
Village of the Damned

Human Monsters

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Barrymore)
Mad Love
Man Bites Dog
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Monster on Campus
Night of the Bloody Apes
Night of the Hunter
Phantom of the Paradise
Son of Frankenstein
The Black Sheep
The Brute Man
The Evil of Frankenstein
The Flesh and the Fiends
The Hitcher
The Incredible Shrinking Man
The Raven
The Tingler
The Unearthly
The Vampire (57)

Creature Monsters

20 Million Miles to Earth
20000 Leagues Under The Sea
Creature from Black Lake
It Came From Beneath The Sea
Jeepers Creepers
Jurassic Park
Pan's Labyrinth
Pitch Black
Rats: Nights of Terror
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
The Host

"If you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche

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Blood and Donuts
Blood The Last Vampire
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
Brides of Dracula
Countess Dracula
Curse of the Undead
Dracula Has Risen From Grave
Dracula, Prince of Darkness
Dracula's Daughter (1935)
Fearless Vampire Killers
Fright Night
Interview With A Vampire
Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter
Kiss of the Vampire
Near Dark
Nosferatu the Vampyre
Return of the Vampire
The Hamiltons
Vampire Hunter D

Werewolves/ Shape Shifters

Bad Moon
Big Bad Wolf
Brotherhood of the Wolf
Curse of the Werewolf
I Was A Teenage Werewolf
Monster on Campus
Silver Bullet
The Company of Wolves
The Undying Monster
The Werewolf (56)
Werewolf of London

Golems/ Mummies

Blood from the Mummy's Tomb
Colossus of New York
Curse of the Mummy's Tomb
Der Golem (1915)
Golem: The Petrified Garden
Puppet Master
Terror of the Mummy
The Black Pit of Dr M
The Mummy (1999)
The Mummy's Curse

Zombies/ Re-Animations

28 Weeks Later
Dawn of the Dead (remake)
Dead Men Walking
I Married a Zombie
Let Sleeping Corpses Lie
Mulberry Street
Resident Evil
Resident Evil: Extinction
Silent Hill
The Serpent and the Rainbow
The Zombies of Mara Tau
They Came Back
Tombs of the Blind Dead


August Underground: Mordum
Blood Sucking Freaks
City of the Living Dead
I Drink Your Blood
I Spit On Your Grave
Motel Hell
Natural Born Killers
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (remake)
The Crow
The Funhouse
The Gore Gore Girls
The Hitcher
Toxic Avenger


A Bucket of Blood
Bay of Blood
Blood And Black Lace
Eaten Alive
Final Destination
Friday the 13th Part 2
Hatchet For a Honeymoon
Motel Hell
Penny Dreadful
Scream 2
Scream 3
Terror Train
The Mad Butcher

Comic/ Dark Humor/ Cheesy

A Bucket of Blood
Addams Family
Behind The Mask: Rise of Leslie Vernon
Black Sheep
Bride of Chucky
Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things
Comedy of Terrors
Dead & Breakfast
Eating Raoul
Evil Aliens
King of the Zombies
The Body Snatcher
The Day IT Came to Earth
The Frighteners
The Gore Gore Girls
The Monster Squad
The Raven
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
Theater of Blood
Toxic Avenger

Sci Fi Horror

Colossus: The Forbin Project
Demon Seed
Event Horizon
Fiend Without A Face
Forbidden Planet
From Beyond
Incredible Shrinking Man
Invaders From Mars
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Island of Lost Souls
It Conquered The World
Metropolis (1927)
The Black Scorpion
The Day The Earth Stood Still
The Flesh Eaters
The Last Man on Earth
The Monolith Monsters
The Prestige
The Stepford Wives
They Live
War of the Worlds

Weird Pulp

Basket Case
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
Blind Beast
Daughters of Darkness
Dracula vs Frankenstein
Dracula's Dog
El Topo
Faster Pussycat…Kill! Kill!
From Beyond The Grave
It's Alive
Mansion of the Doomed
Meet the Feebles
Snake of June
The Andalusian Dog
The Beast Within
The Mad Magician
The People Under The Stairs
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Werewolf vs Vampire Woman

Redneck/ Cannibalism

Eaten Alive
Hillbillies in a Haunted House
House of 1000 Corpses
How Tasty was my little Frenchman
Mountain of the Cannibal God
Redneck Zombies
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
The Descent
The Hills Have Eyes (remake)
The Man From Deep River
Wrong Turn 2

So there you have it...HDC's recommendations of the very best in horror under each sub-genre. Enjoy the list and happy viewing, folks!
"If you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche

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Old 02-17-2008, 09:54 AM
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Another damn fine near-perfect 100. Very well done, all the people involved in this. Cheers mates.
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:57 PM
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Excellent list.
This is a great top 100.:)
"Death stands above me, whispering low, I know not what, into my ear;
Oh! his strange language...all I know is, there is not a word of Fear."

- Walter Savage Landor.
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Old 02-17-2008, 07:04 PM
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Impressive work from _____________V____________ for helming this project, and impressive work from everyone who wrote blurbs. Your passion for the movies you covered really shines through. Except for the ones I did. I'm a bit disappointed in my stilted prose.
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WoW! Fantastic!
Another original great work of the HDC members that enrich this community again. Special thanks to V for his superb ideas & supports.:)
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:21 PM
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amazing job, ___v___, and everyone who had input on the list!
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Old 02-18-2008, 06:20 AM
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amazing job, ___v___, and everyone who had input on the list!
I totally agree. This is a pretty amazing list. A lot of credit goes to everyone involved in the making of it.

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Old 02-18-2008, 08:14 AM
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Another excellent job V. Kudos to all involved.

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