Here are my favorite horror films from each letter of the alphabet. These are simply my favorites and doesn’t necessarily mean I think they are the best. I picked them based on overall entertainment value and rewatchability factor, or in some cases, the only movie I would watch again before the others with some entertainment value. Looking at you X…
Feel free to share your favorite horror film from each letter, and let me know what you think of my picks. This time, letters A-F. Enjoy!
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Not only is it one of my favorite werewolf movies but it was the first movie I remember watching as a kid and asking out loud during the transformation scene, “How did they do that?” The special effects of that scene is one of the main reasons that I love practical effects and not CGI in my horror movies.
Other contenders: Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Alien, Annihilation, American Psycho
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
A mockumentary black comedy that is a fun and interesting take on the slasher genre. It’s a “behind the scenes” look at what it takes to become the next horror icon in the real world. Funny and brutal makes for a fun time.
Other contenders: Black Christmas (1974), The Blair Witch Project, Bone Tomahawk
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
Just a clever and humorous take on the overall horror genre. Numerous nods to honor horror and it’s clichés of the past but inventive enough to deliver a unique and fun movie. Without giving to much away this isn’t just your generic “cabin in the woods” horror movie.
Other contenders: Child’s Play, Christine, Creepshow
The Devil’s Rejects (2005)
This one was really tough. I had Drag Me to Hell on here for a while going back and forth between the two. I can watch DMTH on a yearly basis because it’s a fun horror movie. However, The Devil’s Rejects is a difficult film to get through. As Rob Zombie’s masterpiece and the best grindhouse film of the past 20 years in my opinion, I had to go with Rejects because I just love everything about it. The look, the performances, Captain freakin Spaulding, the sheer brutality and a glorious ending.
Other contenders: Drag Me to Hell, Dawn of the Dead (both), The Descent
Event Horizon (1997)
Event Horizon is just one of those that has stuck with me ever since my first viewing. I very much enjoyed the movie but also wanted and needed so much more. Entirely too much ended up on the cutting room floor, but I was still intrigued by the film nonetheless. It still intrigues me to this day as a Lovecraftian type space horror. Tense and frightening with some evil imagery make this one of my favorite space horror films.
Other contenders: Evil Dead (All of them), The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Friday the 13th Part 4: The Final Chapter (1984)
F was fairly easy to pick as The Final Chapter is one of my favorite all-time movies period that I can watch on the regular. Arguably the best of the F13 franchise and one of the top slasher movies. Gritty, Raw, brutal and an intense watch. Y’all know my love for the “Man Behind the Mask” and this is one I would recommend to anyone who wants to know what the series is all about.
Other contenders: The Fly, F13 Part 6, Fright Night (1985), From Dusk till Dawn