I'm going to start this out with top tens. Since this is NOT my area of expertise, I would like you to add to it. *Looks askance at A.R.Gallo* Starting with the top ten classic horror movies from 10 to 1 since these are likely familiar to most people:
Poltergeist The Thing Night of the Living Dead The Haunting Alien Texas Chainsaw Massacre Halloween Psycho The Shining The Exorcist
Top ten classic Horror novels (no particular order):
It-Stephen King Piercing-Ryu Mirakami The Exorcist-William Peter Blatty Ghost Story-Peter Straub American Psycho-Brett Easton Ellis Hell House-Richard Matheson Dracula-Bram Stoker The Handmaids Tale-Margaret Atwood The Best of H.P.Lovecraft The Turn of the Screw-Henry James
Top Ten Games to inspire horror:
10. Resident Evil 2 9. 7th Guest 8. Clock tower 7. Alone in the Dark 6. Call of Cuthulu: Dark Corners of the Earth 5. System Shock 2 4. Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem 3. Amnesia: The Dark Descent 2. Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly 1. Silent Hill 2
Now keep in mind my original comment. This is not my genre. So I am going to leave the discussion from this point on to the "experts" in horror movies, novels, and games.
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Hmm...well you are likely to get as many lists as there are fans of this genre. But here is mine.
Top 12 horror films; (sorry I could not keep it down to 10) 1. The Exorcist (still the best and most frightening horror film of all time) 2. The Haunting (1963) (This is one of the most intense films ever made) 3. Silence of the Lambs (Yes it is a horror film) 4. The Blair Witch Project (made on a shoestring budget it is as intense a horror film as any big budget film. Do not watch alone) 5. Alien (Yes it is a horror film not a sci fi film as most think) 6. The Omen (The original one of course, not the crappy remake) 7. Jurassic Park 8. Halloween (The original still holds up as one of the best horror films) 9. The Sixth Sense 10. Rosemary's Baby 11. The Entity 12. Psycho
Top 10 horror novels 1. Dracula by Bram Stoker (tops every filmed version to this date) 2. The Shining by Stephen King (Good movie-the book is better) 3. The Complete tales and poems of Edgar Allen Poe 4. The Call of Cthulu and other weird tales by H.P. Lovecraft 5. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James 6. Frankenstein by Mary Shelly (again far superior to any filmed version) 7. Hell House by Richard Matheson 8. Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin 9. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris (hard to believe but way scarier than the movie) 10.The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson (way more intense than the films)
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1. SAW caught me by surprise. 2. Paranormal Activities gave me nightmares. 3. The Fourth Kind creeped me the heck out! 4. Dawn of the Dead (2004), was freaking AWESOME and one of my favorite Zombie flicks. 5. The Thing (1982) was a stone-cold-classic! The others were great also. 6. The Ring... I couldn't watch it alone. 7. Poltergeist - I turned the TV off. 8. The Mist (2007), showed me how dumb people could be.
I love a good horror and a boring night to watch it!!
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g40t90yes: Good Morning. Now I am no political activist, but with is going on in today's activist world, I have a question. Last Sunday Vice President Pence walked out of a Colts Football game because the Players took a knee. I would like to read your View about this
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g40t90yes: Continue. Now The NFL Owners (Jones-Cowboys, Ross-Dolphins) are going to demand their players stand for the Anthem. Again just thinking out loud. Couple of weeks ago Owners (Jones) knelt with players. Now you are pulling back. Why??
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g40t90yes: One more thing. Some people view The NFL Draft and NBA Draft as a modern day or fashionable auction block for black young men. Thoughts!!! Please.
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