Top 50+ Classic Horror Films

This is in alphabetical order, although Rosemary’s Baby and The Haunting are my all time favorite films. I’ve paired a few of them because I think they would make a great double bill and hell, it’s hard enough narrowing my favorites down to just 50!

  • Abominable Dr. Phibes
  • Black Cat, The
  • Black Sabbath / Black Sunday
  • Blood And Roses
  • Bride of Frankenstein
  • Brotherhood of Satan
  • Burnt Offerings
  • Carnival of Souls
  • Castle of Blood aka Danse Macabre
  • Count Yorga Vampire / Blacula
  • Curse of the Demon
  • Daughters of Darkness
  • Devil Commands, The / Strangler Of The Swamp
  • Don’t Be afraid of the Dark / Trilogy Of Terror
  • Don’t Look Now
  • Dunwich Horror, The / Die Monster Die
  • Exorcist, The
  • Eyes without a Face
  • Fog, The
  • Freaks/Santa Sangre
  • Games/What’s The Matter With Helen
  • God Told Me To
  • Haunting of Julia, The
  • Haunting, The / Legend Of Hell House, The
  • Horror Hotel
  • House on the Haunted Hill / The Tingler
  • House that Screamed, The
  • I Bury the Living
  • I walked with A Zombie
  • Isle of the Dead / Island of Lost Souls
  • Lemora, A Child’s Nightmare
  • Let’s Scare Jessica To Death
  • Mad Love/ M
  • Man They Could Not Hang, The / Bedlam
  • Mr Sardonicus
  • Night of the Living Dead / Dawn of the Dead
  • Night Walker, The
  • Phantasm
  • Pit And The Pendulum / House of Usher
  • Play Misty for Me
  • Rosemary’s Baby / Mephisto Waltz, The
  • Sentinel, The
  • Shockwaves
  • Silent Night Bloody Night
  • Squirm
  • Stepford Wives, The
  • Suspiria
  • The Changeling
  • Tourist Trap, The
  • Uninvited, The

10 thoughts on “Top 50+ Classic Horror Films

  1. Please give me full plot synopsis on my favorite vampire film Track of the Vampire aka Blood Bath. Thank you.-David

  2. Interesting list!
    I’ve always been a bit hesitant about compiling my own top 50 or top 100 as I’m always changing my opinions depending on my mood.
    Mind you, I’m now tempted to give it a go… :-)

    1. It’s a hard undertaking. Sometimes your opinion even changes about certain films after several viewings or revisitations. I just felt like the site warranted my overview of the films that truly left a lasting impression on me. But I agree, it’s often an everchanging event! So go for it! And let me know when you’ve written in cyber stone.
      thanks for stopping by

  3. Thanks for the encouragement! I am definately going to compile some kind of personal top 50 for the Cyberschizoid blog. You really have inspired me. I don’t think it will be a Top 50 Greatest Horror Films but something more personal along those lines…

    1. It’s so cool that you’re going to do it! All that matters is you express yourself~ people really do love to see other film lovers likes and dislikes. Scream at me when you’re done. Even if it’s not horror. I love film in general and vintage tele too!
      have fun with it.
      Joey M.G.

    1. Yay!!!!! I am so glad you put it together. It’s an impressive list and does show the interconnectedness yet the diverse leanings we both share. Bravo! And thanks for mentioning me in the post! joey

  4. Cheers! There’s no way i would have posted my list without acknowledging my inspiration! Thanks for letting me steal your idea and I know what you mean about the similarities in likes!

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