The Scariest Things Podcast Episode 157: Insights from Our Top 100 Horror Film List

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This is not the correct way to collect Insights, Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)

Our year-long project to update our top 100 Horror films is now complete! Now that we’ve got them all revealed, what changed from our 2018 list, and did we find any patterns or trends? The Scariest Things Podcast Team sat down to share our thoughts about how the list turned out. What we loved, what surprised us, and what we think will become of our list in the future. The curating of our list was the effort of many people, and it delivered a broad and diverse spectrum of the genre, from every age and every type of horror.

Big studio films were certainly present, but indie darlings from both the art-house and grind-house variety were plentiful. Slashers? We’ve got a lot of them. Somber and haunting ghost stories? Yep. Creature features? Check! Golden age classics? Not forgotten.

We did manage to avoid recency bias, and there were a lot of surprises. This is a living document. Knowing that only a scant few movies held their positions from the previous list indicates that this roster of films is fluid. One thing remains true, though. If you need a good horror movie recommendation, you’ve come to the right place!

We’ll be back in five years to see if the rankings hold. Odds are, the list will shuffle, with some new favorites in, some surprising movies dropping out, and the classics still vying for the top of the charts.

Here is THE BIG LIST, with all 500 films, ranked.

If you want to see how we got to this list check out THIS POST.

This is what happens when you dive too deep into researching Horror Movies. From In the Mouth of Madness (1995)

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