Name Your Five Favorite Fright Flicks!

Things are getting spooky for this latest Open Thread, as I’m asking you to name your five favorite fright flicks. These are the horror movies that you find yourself coming back to year after year, despite knowing their every twist and turn. I’ll kick things off by listing mine:
1-Dawn of the Dead (1978)
2-Halloween (1978)
4-An American Werewolf in London
5-A Bucket of Blood (1959)

See, coming up with five terror tales isn’t difficult at all. (Although whittling down your choices to that small number is a frightening task in and of itself if you love horror movies). So in the comments, name your favorites and share with us why your choices have stuck with you throughout your life!

  • Quiggy

    1. An American Werewolf in London
    2. Creepshow
    3. They Live
    4. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (either or both 1956 or 1978 versions)
    5. The Lost Boys

    • Quiggy

      American Werewolf in London I have watched nearly at least once every year since it came out on video, Plus the 4 times I saw it while it was still in first runs means I have seen it at least 40 times.

  • Tom K.

    (1) “Trilogy of Terror” / Part One – last scene with Karen Black & the Warrior Doll. (2) “Nosferatu” from the 1930’s. (3) “Village of the Damned”. (4) Original Twilight Zone, “Eye of the Beholder”. (5) “The Exorcist” on the big screen in a movie house full of obviously distressed people.

  • Alf Messina

    ‘The Cabinet of Caligari (1962) This one not on blu-ray, but THANK GOD for the DVD!
    ‘The Dunwich Horror’ (1970)
    ‘The Sentinel’ (1977)
    ‘Count Yorga, Vampire’ (1970)
    ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers'(1956)
    Once I got going, it was hard to stop! ‘Psycho’ & “Rosemary’s Baby’ will just have to remain on my general list of all-time favorites.

  • Kevin Albertina

    Halloween (the original); American Werewolf in London; The Ring (it probably creeps me out more than any other picture); Black Christmas from the 1970’s; The Shining (if it qualifies as a horror flick).

  • mathimoor

    The Barber (Malcolm McDowell), Christine, The Fog (original), The Stepfather, Motel Hell. My list is very long – this does not even begin to cover it. I have quite a few more favs!!!

  • James Reed

    1. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) is the scariest movie of all time!
    2. Psycho (1960) scared me so much I needed my mom to watch it with me on TV!
    3. Frankenstein (1931) got me into monster movies.
    4. Let’s Scare Jessica To Death (1971) creeped me out one late night.
    5. Suspiria (1977) is Dario Argento’s masterpiece of terror!

  • Elizabeth Bruecker

    The Shining (Jack Nicholson). The Resurrected (Chris Sarandon). Christine. Phantasm II. Brainscan.

  • Julie Elandt

    The Exorcist
    Salem’s Lot
    My Bloody Valentine 2009
    * There are more than just 5. Seems unfair to leave so many more out!