Linda Blair, Max Von Sydow and Jason Miller in The Exorcist (1972)
PJ Soles in Halloween (1978)
A veritable hall of fame of horror lines up for our top 10! But, in what order? You know these titans of terror, so let’s count them down!
And then there were ten! The best of the best. Before I lavish praise on to the films, I want to reiterate my thanks to our fantastic Scariest jury, which legitimizes the effort. You can go back and review how our Jury voted by going to this link.
So, go roust the neighbors and warn them. Shout it into the streets! The Top Ten Horror Films have now been posted! Liz Williams returns for another round of podcasting, and she’s got a hot take as well! What horror movie in the top ten does she think is overrated? Liz and Mike’s #1 movies have been revealed, but Eric’s is coming up! In fact, most of our jury’s #1 selections land in the top 10. Logical, right?
The Kennel Thing in The Thing (1982)
Mia Farrow wonders where those scratches came from in Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
So, as I did for the preview of Episode 41, I’m going to give you hints… this time by the tagline of the films. I’m guessing it will be fairly easy to recognize them, so I didn’t always take the most famous of the taglines… but they are taglines according to IMDB. So, here are your clues:
10: Everything You’ve Heard is True
9: It’s not what you’re Expecting
8: Who will survive, and what will be left of them?
7: See it before you go swimming.
6: The Director of Animal House brings you a different kind of animal.
5: The Night HE came home.
4: Somewhere between science and superstition, there is another world. The world of Darkness.
3: The ultimate in alien terror.
2: The Horror is driving him crazy.
1: Sometimes the scariest things come from within.
Did you catch that? The SCARIEST THINGS is also one of the taglines to the #1 horror movie on our list! How perfect is that? No… this wasn’t rigged.
Aquatic buffet on Martha’s Vineyard in Jaws (1975)
The Space Jockey in Alien (1979)
So have you figured it out? If you haven’t, that just means you’ve got to listen in! Thanks to all of our fabulous fans for downloading our podcast, and liking us on iTunes, Stitcher, Blubrry, Castbox, or wherever you may find us! Doing the top 100 list has been an absolute labor of love, and we hope you enjoyed the unveiling… even if you think we’re a bunch of inconsequential hacks. Thankfully, we’ve brought in so many talented horror minds that even if you think Eric and Mike are wrong, you’ll find somebody who is like-minded, even for the most degenerate horror fans out there! (And we know you’re out there…) Stay tuned for the full list of films, and some fun infographics that we’ve been working on for the top 100 films.
The bloodbath in The Shining (1980)
Charles Naughton in An American Werewolf in London (1981)
OK, ready? Here we go… our podcast for the TOP TEN horror movies OF ALL TIME! All time being relative, as this whole list is subject, of course, to an annual reassessment. So now, a fanfare, please! Perhaps the 20th Century Fox drumroll! (hint hint)