Okay, so admittedly, I'm no horror buff. Sure, as a kid I scared the shit out of myself with Child's Play, Friday 13th, and the like, but the genre never especially grabbed me. Dunno why. For some reason, I've decided to catch up on a lot of the films I've missed. So, I found this list. It seems pretty legit and has a lot of movies I know, but have never seen. So, as I watch through the movies I'm going to update this post with quick reviews. Mostly for the sake of hearing myself talk, I suppose. Starting at their #1 and working backwards, here we go.
1. The Exorcist (1973)--All-time classic. #2 reason I will never eat pea soup. #1 reason is pea soup looks gross before the vomit part.
My so far rating: 6
2. The Shining (1980)--My favorite horror movie from before I started watching this list. Great movie, but I like the concept of the book better.
My so far rating: 4
3. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)-- Not bad for a slasher flick. Would have been better if the last 20 minutes consisted of more than just screaming.
My so far rating: 13
4. Rosemary's Baby (1968)--One of my favorite so far. Lot's of lead up, but a solid ending made it all worth it.
My so far rating: 1
5. Alien (1979)--One of my top 50 movies of all time, but I don't think it belongs on a horror list
My so far rating: 12
6. The Thing (1982)--Another favorite of the bunch. Awesome idea, well done. Effects are a bit dated, but not enough to take away from the movie.
My so far rating: 2
7. Halloween (1978)--Another slasher flick, not my favorite, but better than Massacre. Michael's psychiatrist was a cool character.
My so far rating: 8
8. Psycho (1960)--30 minutes shorter and it would have been astonishing. Even still it was pretty damn good.
My so far rating: 7
9. Night of the Living Dead (1968)--1st zombie movie on the list & well worth it. Ending was solid, but the exploding truck scene was my favorite.
My so far rating: 10
10. Jaws (1975)--Good movie, but in the same boat as Alien. I don't know if I'm ready to call it a horror movie. Definitely not in the top 10 anyway.
My so far rating: 14
11. Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)--Nightmare on Elm St: Surprisingly good. Probably the 'scariest' movie on the list so far. Ranks much higher on my list than expected.
My so far rating: 5
12. Don't Look Now (1973)--Not bad, but it was one of those movies so nuanced that I didn't get most of it. It would be better if I were smarter.
My so far rating: 11
13. Suspiria (1977)--Amazing colors. Wonderful soundtrack, but so loud it drowned out some dialogue. Otherwise, pretty fine movie.
My so far rating: 9
14. Poltergeist (1982)--Damn, that was good. Better than I remember from watching as a kid. Intense the whole way through. But that pool scene tho.
My so far rating: 3