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Peter Travers on Reservoir Dogs
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Horror Sub-Genres: My Top Picks

I think every horror fan leans towards one type of horror film more than the others. Marc Blake and Sara Bailey divide the horror genre into nine essential categories. (Personally I feel that horror could be whittled down into five sub-genres, but using Bailey and Blake as a reference I can get more movies onto the list.) Here are my top picks from each category:

THE UNDEAD

1. The Evil Dead (1981)

2. Return of the Living Dead (1985)

3. Dawn of the Dead (1978)

4. Phantasm (1979)

5. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

MONSTERS

1. Alien (1979)

2. Jaws (1975)

3. The Thing (1982)

4. The Blob (1958)

5. Jurassic Park (1993)

PSYCHOLOGICAL

1. The Shining (1980)

2. Don’t Look Now (1973)

3. Psycho (1960)

4. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

5. Repulsion (1965)

DEMONS AND POSSESSION

1. The Exorcist (1973)

2. Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

3. Hellraiser (1987)

4. Demon Knight (1995)

5. Prince of Darkness (1987)

SUPERNATURAL: GHOSTS, HAUNTINGS AND POLTERGEISTS

1. The Amityville Horror (1979)

2. The Legend of Hell House (1973)

3. Poltergeist (1982)

4. The Changeling (1980)

5. Paranormal Activity (2007)

WITCHCRAFT AND CURSES

1. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

2. Ringu (1998)

3. Suspiria (1977)

4. Drag Me To Hell (2009)

5. Thinner (1996)

WEREWOLVES AND BODY HORROR

1. Ginger Snaps (2000)

2. Videodrome (1983)

3. Splinter (2008)

4. American Werewolf in London (1981)

5. The Brood (1979)

BAD SCIENCE

1. Re-Animator (1985)

2. The Fly (1986)

3. Quarantine (2008)

4. Planet Terror (2007)

5. 28 Days Later (2002)

SLASHER

1. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

2. Scream (1996)

3. Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

4. Halloween (1978)

5. Black Christmas (1974)

A lot of these films cross over to multiple sub-genres. I’m sad that Kill List (2011) isn’t up there, but I don’t know where it belongs. Do you?

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MARTIANS Costumes used by the British Broadcasting Company in the filming of the Vikings trip to Planet Mars in 1976. The pictures were taken in Mars, Pennsylvania.

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Costumes used by the British Broadcasting Company in the filming of the Vikings trip to Planet Mars in 1976. The pictures were taken in Mars, Pennsylvania.

 
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