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Horror Hall of Fame

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Initial post: Apr 27, 2012, 9:40:31 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Dec 26, 2012, 3:15:55 PM PST
D. Sippel says:
Science Fiction has a Museum/Hall of Fame in Seattle (I've been there and had a good time). Rock 'n' Roll has a Hall of Fame in Cleveland (been there too). I'm also a big fan of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton OH (been there 3 times). But why is there no Horror Hall of Fame/Museum? How cool would it be if there was?

***edited 12-26-12***

We've come up with 100 Horror Hall of Fame nominees, thanks to those that helped me compile this great list!

Now let's see if we can get some voting going and at least establish an inaugural class of 10.

You can vote once per day for any three nominees on the list. See current page for up-to-date list. I will try to update the list daily. When a nominee reaches 20 votes, he or she is inducted into our Hall of Fame.

The first 10 voted into the Hall of Fame are the inaugural class.

**Horror Hall of Fame**


Inaugural Class:

**Stephen King**
**Vincent Price**
**Boris Karloff**
**Edgar Allan Poe**
**Bela Lugosi**
**H.P. Lovecraft**
**Bram Stoker**
**Lon Chaney, Sr.**
**Richard Matheson**
**Christopher Lee**

The New Class:

**Rod Serling**
**James Whale**
**Mary Shelley**
**Alfred Hitchcock**
**John Carpenter**
**George Romero**
**Peter Cushing**
**Clive Barker**
**Graham Masterton**
**Peter Straub**

The Next Class:

**Forrest J Ackerman**
**Mario Bava**
**Richard Laymon**
**Dario Argento**
**Margaret Hamilton**
**Tod Browning**
**Shirley Jackson**
**Terence Fisher**
**Lon Chaney, Jr.**

Horror Hall of Fame Class the 4th:

**F. W. Murnau**
**William Castle**
**Max Schreck**
**Robert McCammon**
**Sam Raimi**
**Wes Craven**
**Tobe Hooper**
**Stuart Gordon**
**Herschel Gordon Lewis**
**Val Lewton**

5 Horror Hall of Fame Class 5:

**Peter Lorre**
**Lucio Fulci**
**Rick Baker**
**Tom Savini**
**Roger Corman**
**Lamberto Bava**
**Dean Koontz**
**Robert Englund**
**David Cronenberg**
**Robert Bloch**

Horror Hall of Fame Class 666

**Charles Addams**
**Ira Levin**
**Ray Bradbury**
**Rob Zombie**
**Algernon Blackwood**
**Barbara Steele**
**Arthur Machen**
**Roman Polanski**
**William Peter Blatty**
**Dwight Frye**

Horror Hall of Fame Se7enth Class

**Klaus Kinski**
**Michael Ripper**
**Thomas Harris**
**James Herbert**
**Ramsey Campbell**
**Jack Ketchum**
**Anne Rice**
**Bruce Campbell**
**Don Coscarelli**

The remaining nominees:

John Barrymore
John Carradine
Bob Clark
Larry Cohen
Jeffrey Combs
Hazel Court
Dan Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis
Bette Davis
Brian De Palma
Daphne Du Maurier
Al Feldstein
Freddie Francis
Jonathan Frid
Basil Gogos
Edward Gorey
Charles L. Grant
Herk Harvey
Rondo Hatton
Frank Henelotter
Elsa Lanchester
Joe R. Lansdale
William Lustig
Paul Naschy
Maria Ouspenskaya
Ingrid Pitt
John Saul
Jacques Tourneur
Dee Wallace
Robert Wise
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Posted on Apr 27, 2012, 9:51:48 AM PDT
Peter Straub
George Romero
Graham Masterton

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 27, 2012, 10:00:28 AM PDT
D. Sippel says:
Excellent choices Charlene! I considered all three at length. They would all make my second class inductee list.

Posted on Apr 27, 2012, 10:03:52 AM PDT
Oh come on, George Romero needs to go in on the first round!
Where would horror be without Night of the Living Dead?
The other 2, I agree-2nd round. : )

Posted on Apr 27, 2012, 10:24:28 AM PDT
D. Sippel says:
I was going back and forth on Romero and James Whale for my 10th spot and went with Whale. Romero would probably be the more popular choice and I wouldn't argue against him in the first round.

Posted on Apr 27, 2012, 10:25:31 AM PDT
Well, ok then! : )

Posted on Apr 27, 2012, 10:53:51 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 27, 2012, 10:54:41 AM PDT
Derdnik says:
Christopher Lee
Peter Cushing
John Carpenter
Lon Chaney Jr.
Todd Browning
Rick Baker
Tom Savini
Dario Argento

Honorable Mention to Edward D. Wood Jr.

Posted on Apr 27, 2012, 10:54:48 AM PDT
dianon says:
shirley jackson
algernon blackwood
charles addams
edward gorey

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 27, 2012, 12:31:52 PM PDT
D. Sippel says:
Derdnik - somehow didn't look too seriously at Christopher Lee, good choice. I kept coming back to Carpenter again and again, hard to argue against him as a first balloter. Sad for me to admit, but while the name is familiar, I had to go wiki Rick Baker.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 27, 2012, 12:32:48 PM PDT
D. Sippel says:
dianon - finally a woman nominee! I fear the Horror Hall of Fame would be mostly dominated my males.

Posted on Apr 27, 2012, 2:06:04 PM PDT
Yeah, Shirley Jackson is the only woman I can think of right now.
Well, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, but she's sort of unknown.

Posted on Apr 27, 2012, 4:02:04 PM PDT
dianon says:
mary shelley

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 28, 2012, 12:03:54 PM PDT
D. Sippel says:
Mary Shelley, good one.

Here's a few more, although not necessarily first balloters, but certainly worth considering:

Richard Laymon
Lucio Fulci
Clive Barker
Robert Bloch
Bram Stoker

Posted on Apr 28, 2012, 2:04:39 PM PDT
Daphne Du Maurier

Posted on Apr 28, 2012, 5:13:57 PM PDT
Edgar Allan Poe
Stephen King
Vincent Price
H.P. Lovecraft
Christopher Lee
Peter Cushing
Val Lewton
John Carpenter
George Romero
Clive Barker
Peter Straub
Roger Corman
William Castle
Karen Black

Posted on Apr 28, 2012, 8:36:29 PM PDT
recluse says:
Robert Bloch
Gahan Wilson
Forest J. Ackerman

Posted on Apr 29, 2012, 8:09:53 AM PDT
D. Sippel says:
William Castle, another one I overlooked

Dean Koontz
Charles L Grant
Robert Englund

Posted on Apr 29, 2012, 8:37:05 AM PDT
D. Sippel says:
I think we are at 42 now. Adding 3 more:

Arthur Machen
Anne Rice
Al Feldstein (I like horror comics, so wanted to add someone who was influential in the field. Al Feldstein also received a Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement)

Posted on Apr 29, 2012, 8:52:03 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 29, 2012, 8:52:50 AM PDT
7 & 7 IS says:
Margaret Hamilton
Dwight Frye
Peter Lorre
Mario Bava
Hazel Court
Michael Ripper
Bette Davis
Basil Rathbone
Dan Curtis
Paul Naschy
Reggie Nalder
Maria Ouspenskaya

Posted on Apr 29, 2012, 2:18:35 PM PDT
7 & 7 IS says:
Max Schreck

Posted on Apr 29, 2012, 2:32:34 PM PDT
D. Sippel says:
7 & 7 IS - you stumped me with several of your nominees. I had to wiki Margaret Hamilton, Dwight Frye, Hazel Court, Michael Ripper, Dan Curtis, Reggie Nalder and Maria Ouspenskaya. Thought of a couple more:

F.W. Murnau
Barbara Steele

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 29, 2012, 5:28:38 PM PDT
Good additions there, 7 & 7 IS.

Dan Curtis in particular.

Posted on Apr 29, 2012, 5:35:22 PM PDT
more nominees/members
(forgive me if any have already been listed on this thread)

James Whale
Luana Anders
Herc Harvey
Rod Serling
Richard Matheson
Joan Crawford
Jamie Lee Curtis
Adrienne Barbeau
E.G. Marshall
Sam Raimi
Alfred Hitchcock
Dee Wallace
Elsa Lanchester
Tobe Hooper

Posted on Apr 29, 2012, 5:47:43 PM PDT
Jeanna M says:
I agree so far. I would have to add Stephen King and John Saul.

Posted on Apr 29, 2012, 5:47:52 PM PDT
D. Sippel says:
I was wondering what folks thought about directors better known for their non-horror work, that have directed at least one "horror" film and are/were influential within the horror industry:

Sam Raimi - hard to argue here, the Evil Dead films are worth a nomination on their own.
Peter Jackson - Dead/Alive (or Braindead) is a classic, but he's also got the early splatter/horror/comedy Bad Taste.
Alfred Hitchcock - Psycho and The Birds are about it, but the influence and reputation is great.
Roman Polanski - Repulsion and Rosemary's Baby are hard to deny, and add in The Ninth Gate and even The Fearless Vampire Killers and I'm thinking Polanski would make the cut.
William Friedkin - The Exorcist is huge, and maybe Bug, but not sure what else.
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