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The 25 Best Horror/ Suspense Movies

J. D. Zanardelli "john_murdoch2002"
 
The Exorcist (The Version You've Never Seen)
The Exorcist (The Version You've Never Seen)
"Easily the best horror film, successfully blending symbolism, shock value, and some simply bone-chilling moments"
Suspiria (Three Disc Limited Edition)
Suspiria (Three Disc Limited Edition)
"The camera work, the photography, and the staging of the murder scenes put Dario Argento in the history books with this one masterpiece."
The Silence of the Lambs (Criterion Collection Spine #13)
The Silence of the Lambs (Criterion Collection Spine #13)
"Takes horror to a whole new psychological, mythological, and subconscious level that makes for one scary as crap ride."
Halloween
Halloween
"The best slasher film, the one that started the knock-offs, but maintains it's origianlity through some brilliant murder set-ups and stagings."
Night of the Living Dead (Millennium Edition)
Night of the Living Dead (Millennium Edition)
"Ultra-low budget film that uses it's grainy look to it's advantage to show man's futility and inability to live with themselves. Message, people!"
Vertigo (Collector's Edition)
Vertigo (Collector's Edition)
"easily Hitchcock's best and most personal work. The score, photography, and overall tone were ahead of it's time"
Rear Window (Collector's Edition)
Rear Window (Collector's Edition)
"Simple story that is taken above and beyond the norm. The suspense scene are among the best ever filmed."
Psycho (Collector's Edition)
Psycho (Collector's Edition)
"Changed the face of film history and is still shocking, even by today's standards. Never shower again!"
Dawn of the Dead - The Original Director's Cut (Collector's Edition)
Dawn of the Dead - The Original Director's Cut (Collector's Edition)
"Not only a terrifying and exciting masterpiece, but contains a message of consumerism that is even truer today than in 1978."
The Shining
The Shining
"Kubrick's ability to enter the mind of the pathological is brought to frightening use in this often confusing, but never a dull moment film."
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
"Some truly seat-jumping moments and a horrific, heart pounding conclusion."
Jaws (Widescreen Anniversary Collector's Edition)
Jaws (Widescreen Anniversary Collector's Edition)
"A movie so truly terrifying that it kept people out of the beaches in summer. Relentless and primal in it's terror."
The Nightmare on Elm Street Collection (New Line Platinum Series)
The Nightmare on Elm Street Collection (New Line Platinum Series)
"Here's a movie series that made it terrifying to sleep. Now that's some true horror"
Evil Dead II (Limited Edition Tin)
Evil Dead II (Limited Edition Tin)
"Perfect blend of low-budget ingenuity, gore, and humor. Bruce Campbell becomes a horror icon with this one film."
Poltergeist
Poltergeist
"A movie that made the suberbs terrifying (American Beauty excluded ;-) Everyday household objects become weapons for the rampaging entities A special edition DVD is demanded here."
Alien
Alien
"Spawner of countless direct to video movies, a great concept of Halloween in space, using the most phallic of all creatures to kill all the men (then destroyed by a woman)."
Rosemary's Baby
Rosemary's Baby
"Truly horrific in it's tone, subject matter, and images. A strong case for contraceptives."
Frankenstein (Universal Studios Classic Monster Collection)
Frankenstein (Universal Studios Classic Monster Collection)
"Landmark and still chilling film about a monster searching for acceptance, but not being able to deny his dark nature."
Rebecca (The Criterion Collection)
Rebecca (The Criterion Collection)
"Just reading into the subtext of this film alone is scary enough, now it's in the reigns of the master of suspense. Classic Hollywood Terror"
House of 1000 Corpses
House of 1000 Corpses
"Brutal, violent, and shocking. Rob Zombie successfully creates a new horror legend like a frightening campfire tale"
The Sixth Sense (Two-Disc Vista Series)
The Sixth Sense (Two-Disc Vista Series)
"very stylized and thought out suspense film that is about communicating with more than just the dead."
Re-Animator (The Millennium Edition)
Re-Animator (The Millennium Edition)
"Fun, vomit-inducing B-film. Has no myths about what it is and does itself well."
The Thing - Collector's Edition
The Thing - Collector's Edition
"Clausterphobic and gory re-make that can chill you in more ways than one."
The Evil Dead (Book Of The Dead Limited Edition)
The Evil Dead (Book Of The Dead Limited Edition)
"low-budget brilliance. spectacular use of special effects on a shoestring budget."
The Blair Witch Project
The Blair Witch Project
"A movie that proves that horror is more in what you don't see rather than in what you do see."