Friday, April 18, 2014

P Is For Plural

Today's Blogging From A to Z Challenge is inspired by a post my good friend Zach Nix, my action movie-loving blogger counterpart. I usually refrain from making enormous list posts because I like to say something about each and every entry and the larger the number, the more carpal tunnel I'm facing after typing the whole thing up.

And I'm always nervous about making definitive lists of things, even horror movies, because I always feel like I haven't watched enough to equivocally say one way or another what is the best or the worst of the genre. But when I saw his list of his 100 favorite action films, I was inspired.

Instead of being a definitive ranking that's written in stone, it's a snapshot of how I view my favorite genre from where I am right now. So here we go!

WARNING: This list is accompanied with gifs that sometimes contain graphic images of cheesy 80's gore. Viewer discretion is advised.

Brennan's 50 Favorite Horror Movies (2014)

#50 The Initiation (1984)

#49 Hatchet II (2010)

#48 Chopping Mall (1986)

#47 The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

#46 Stoker (2013)

#45 The Bay (2012)

#44 Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987)

#43 He Knows You're Alone (1980)

#42 Anthropophagus (1980)

#41 The Host (2006)

#40 The Burning (1981)

#39 Cold Prey 2 (2008)

#38 Frozen (2010)

#37 Shaun of the Dead (2004)

#36 [REC] 2 (2009)

#35 Hellraiser (1987)

#34 The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

#33 The Last House on the Left (1972)

#32 Friday the 13th (1980)

#31 The Exorcist (1973)

#30 The Devil's Backbone (2001)

#29 Night of the Comet (1984)

#28 Poltergeist (1982)

#27 Terror Train (1980)

#26 The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

#25 Cold Prey (2006)

#24 Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)

#23 Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later (1998)

#22 A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

#21 Dead Snow (2009)

#20 Halloween (1978)

#19 Suspiria (1977)

#18 The Blob (1988)

#17 An American Werewolf in London (1981)

#16 Re-Animator (1985)

#15 Twitch of the Death Nerve (1971)

#14 Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)

#13 100 Bloody Acres (2013)

#12 The Descent (2005)

#11 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

#10 Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

#9 From Beyond (1986)

#8 The Evil Dead (1981)

#7 Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)

#6 A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

#5 The Birds (1963)

#4 The Sixth Sense (1999)

#3 You're Next (2013)

#2 Scream (1996)

#1 [REC] (2007)

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  1. Nice! There are some on here I have never heard of or seen I should check out, especially that Rise of Leslie Vernon one. My fav horror film Alien is not represented here :( but that's okay!

  2. To be completely honest, I haven't seen Alien yet. I'm a terrible horror fan. But that explains its absence. And yes! Leslie Vernon is so great! Check it out!

  3. Okay a lot of work went into this post and on that you get a A+++ on your choices... AAAA+++++++

    Thank you for being part of the "AtoZ Challenge", please stop on over to my site[s] and say "Hello"!

    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2014]

    Old is the New Cool...

  4. I have seen very few, this was a great post, I love all Hitchcock and I love the Sixth Sense, I have a teen son getting into horror so this is a great GO TO resource ! THANKS #AtoZchallenge ☮Peace ☮ ღ ONE ℒℴνℯ ღ ☼ Light ☼ visiting from