Meine zehn liebsten Horrorfilme

31. Oktober 2015 at 12:34




Was auch sonst sollte ich an einem Tag wie heute veröffentlichen, wenn nicht die Liste meiner zehn liebsten Horrorfilme. Grundsätzlich zähle ich mich eher zu den Liebhabern des subtilen und intelligenten Horrorfilms. Eine bedrückende und schleichend grauenhafte Atmosphäre, der wohlige Schauer, der einem im richtigen Moment den Rücken hinunter läuft, das ist mir in der Regel deutlich lieber als derbe Splattereinlagen und inflationär gebrauchte Jumpscares an jeder Ecke, wobei auch diese im richtigen Kontext sehr wirkungsvoll sein können. Angst kann unter den richtigen Umständen sehr reizvoll sein… in diesem Sinne: fröhliches Gruseln euch allen da draußen!





Freaks (1932)
Freaks poster Rating: 8.0/10 (30,242 votes)
Director: Tod Browning
Writer: Clarence Aaron 'Tod' Robbins (suggested by story: "Spurs")
Stars: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates
Runtime: 64 min
Genre: Drama, Horror
Released: 20 Feb 1932
Plot: A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.





Frankenstein (1931)
Frankenstein poster Rating: 8.0/10 (44,845 votes)
Director: James Whale
Writer: John L. Balderston (based upon the composition by), Mary Shelley (from the novel by), Peggy Webling (adapted from the play by), Garrett Fort (screen play), Francis Edward Faragoh (screen play), Richard Schayer (scenario editor)
Stars: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles, Boris Karloff
Runtime: 70 min
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Released: 21 Nov 1931
Plot: An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.





30 Days of Night (2007)
30 Days of Night poster Rating: 6.6/10 (126,210 votes)
Director: David Slade
Writer: Steve Niles (screenplay), Stuart Beattie (screenplay), Brian Nelson (screenplay), Steve Niles (comic), Ben Templesmith (comic)
Stars: Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Danny Huston, Ben Foster
Runtime: 113 min
Rated: R
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Released: 19 Oct 2007
Plot: After an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires.





Don't Look Now (1973)
Don't Look Now poster Rating: 7.4/10 (32,004 votes)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
Writer: Daphne Du Maurier (story), Allan Scott (screenplay), Chris Bryant (screenplay)
Stars: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania
Runtime: 110 min
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Released: 01 Jan 1974
Plot: A married couple grieving the recent death of their little daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond.





Suspiria (1977)
Suspiria poster Rating: 7.5/10 (42,077 votes)
Director: Dario Argento
Writer: Dario Argento, Daria Nicolodi
Stars: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé
Runtime: 92 min
Rated: X
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Released: 12 Aug 1977
Plot: A newcomer to a fancy ballet academy gradually comes to realize that the school is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of grisly murders.





Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Dawn of the Dead poster Rating: 8.0/10 (84,769 votes)
Director: George A. Romero
Writer: George A. Romero
Stars: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger, Gaylen Ross
Runtime: 127 min
Genre: Horror
Released: 24 May 1979
Plot: Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.





The Descent (2005)
The Descent poster Rating: 7.2/10 (143,094 votes)
Director: Neil Marshall
Writer: Neil Marshall
Stars: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder
Runtime: 99 min
Rated: R
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Released: 04 Aug 2006
Plot: A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.





Alien (1979)
Alien poster Rating: 8.5/10 (462,785 votes)
Director: Ridley Scott
Writer: Dan O'Bannon (story), Ronald Shusett (story), Dan O'Bannon (screenplay)
Stars: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton
Runtime: 117 min
Rated: R
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Released: 1979-06-22
Plot: The commercial vessel Nostromo receives a distress call from an unexplored planet. After searching for survivors, the crew heads home only to realize that a deadly bioform has joined them.





The Shining (1980)
The Shining poster Rating: 8.5/10 (525161 votes)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writer: Stephen King (novel), Stanley Kubrick (screenplay), Diane Johnson (screenplay)
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers
Runtime: 146 min
Rated: R
Genre: Horror
Released: 23 May 1980
Plot: A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.





The Thing (1982)
The Thing poster Rating: 8.2/10 (215,812 votes)
Director: John Carpenter
Writer: Bill Lancaster (screenplay), John W. Campbell Jr. (story)
Stars: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, David Clennon
Runtime: 109 min
Rated: R
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Released: 1982-06-25
Plot: Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills.