No zombie movies, I don't much care for them
Most Helpful Girl
Here are my all-time favourites:
Noroi (the Curse) - a mockumentary/found footage/paranormal investigator type film from Japan, executed perfectly with a really excellent plot and fantastic characters (rare for a horror film). One of the best films I've ever seen.
Kairo (Pulse) - a weiiird, like, horror film cum art film, or art film cum horror film - it's asks the question, what if when you die, nothing changes? It's just... this, forever? An extremely disturbing movie for its uncomfortable existential questions. Again, one of the best I've ever seen.
Alien - if you haven't seen it yet you need to see it now. It's well executed as a horror movie and as a sci-fi movie. It is also, more or less, one of the few successful 'hard sci-fi' movies, in the sense that it creates a realistic and imaginable future, but it places its focus squarely on class conflicts and modern misery rather than science; and also the best Hollywood monster ever, and every lesbians dream-girl Sigourney Weaver as Ripley in overalls ♥_♥
the Thing - another awesome film you should have seen. Like Alien this focuses more on the people than the monster, but the Thing uses the relationship between the people as the vehicle for its horror this time; it plays on paranoia, distrust, infiltration... A Mexican standoff dragged into a monster flick. This and Alien combine in an excellent way to create a chilling, agoraphobic atmosphere, both being set in a hostile, inescapable landscape (stranded in deep space, stranded in the middle of the antarctic)
the Fly - one of David Croenberg's masterpieces, it captures the horror of slowly descending into a horrible physical shape, a monster, with no hope of recovery (or more accurately, watching it happen to someone you love)
If I am gonna talk about Hollywood horror movies then I have to at least mention genre classics like the Exorcist, Rosemary's Baby, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Carrie, the Wicker Man, Ringu/the Ring (both japanese and western versions), Blair Witch... but you've seen all those already, *right*?
Running out of space so let me mention a few others quickly
Tetsuo: the Iron Man - similar to the Fly but... better. Sorry David. Also a raw as fuck cyberpunk paranoid hellscape. (TW for rape, but its not that bad)
Let the Right One In - really slow-burning paranormal horror + sweet childhood romance?
Suspiria - haven't seen it yet but very avant-garde-y horror
Perfect Blue - earth shattering. you gotta see it2
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Most Helpful Guy
You've come to the right guy :) then you've come to the horror movie fanatic.
The Thing 1982 and 2011
Texas Chainsaw 1-3 and the 2006 version
Blair Witch project
the house of the devil
the wicker man
the reeker and the seeker
night mare on elm street
in the mouth of madness
house 1986 its more funny then scary lol but I still recommend that
house on the haunted hill
dawn of the dead both versions
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