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The best horror movies of all time, sort of

In honor of Halloween, those guys at Moviefone have picked the top 31 horror movies of all time, probably half of which are airing on cable TV tonight. I promised them I'd pass along their list, even though it unaccountably fails to include The Incredibly Stange Creatures Who Stopped Living And Became Mixed-Up Zombies; or the 1931 version of Frankenstein, a far superior film to Dracula, issued the same year; or The Wolf Man, with Maria Ouspenskaya's weary, grief-stricken eulogy to Lon Chaney Jr.: "The way you walked was thorny, through no fault of your own. But as the rain enters the soil, the river enters the sea, so tears run to a predestined end..." And how could anybody think the silly Donald Sutherland disco version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers was better than the grim old Cold War allegory with Kevin McCarthy? In fact, the Moviefone guys are idiots who should be flogged. But here's their list, anyway.

31. The Ring (2002)

Hellraiser_5 30. Hellraiser (1987)

29. Nosferatu (1922)

28. The Descent (2005)

27. The Omen (1976)

 

26. The Fly (1986)

25. Wicker Man (1973)

24. Carnival of Souls (1962)

23. The Eye (2002)

22. Scream (1996)

Friday13th 21. Friday the 13th (1980)

20. Dracula (1931)

19. Evil Dead 2 (1987)

18. Carrie (1976)

17. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

16. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

15. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

14. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

13. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Rosemarysbaby_6 12. Rosemary's Baby (1968)

11. Frailty (2001)

10. 28 Days Later (2002)

9. The Haunting (1963)

8. Dawn of the Dead (1978)

7. The Thing (1951)

6. The Sixth Sense (1999)

5. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Theshining_4 4. The Shining (1980)

3. Psycho (1960)

2. The Exorcist (1973)

1. Halloween (1978)

   

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