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 each letter and let me know what you think of my picks. This time is letters V-Z and #. Enjoy!
The Void (2016)
The Void is like a love letter to 80’s horror with its practical effects and Lovecraftian flair. It’s nightmarish with solid visuals and creepy imagery. If you are a fan of Carpenter and Barker, then this is worth the watch. You can read my full review here.
Other contenders: The Vanishing (1988), Videodrome
The Wailing (2016)
One of the best horror films to ever come out of South Korea. Simply a gorgeous and unsettling suspense story as a small village is plagued by a mysterious sickness with a bumbling cop trying to figure out what is really happening in order to save his daughter. It does have a long run time, but it is well worth it.
Other contenders: What We Do in the Shadows, The Wicker Man (1973)
We need more horror movies that start with X but Xtro is just a morbid and unsettling B-Horror that holds a special place in my horror heart.
Other contenders: XX (I have only seen two that start with X)
You’re Next (2011)
Not your run of the mill home invasion with twist and turns to keep things fresh. What helps You’re Next really stand out above the rest is that it gave us one of the best and most kick ass characters in horror.
Other contenders: Young Frankenstein, You Might Be the Killer
Gore galore, witty and fast paced, Zombieland gave us a fun take on the zombie sub-genre while being a road trip movie as well. One of Woody Harrelson’s best roles as the zombie killing, twinkie loving redneck known as Tallahassee.
Other contenders: None
28 Days Later (2002)
The opening scene alone is enough to appreciate this film. An infection/zombie with brutally violent action with great acting. 28 Days Later is realistic enough to make you feel like this type of outbreak could actually happen.
Other contenders: 28 Weeks Later, 30 Days of Night