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There is a very specific reason why I asked my mother to return the many porcelain dolls she bought for me when I was a kid: I watched too many horror movies. Porcelain dolls, baby dolls, life-size dolls, and especially ventriloquist dummies: I had seen far too many of those damn things open their eyes, come to life, and kill people in movies, and I wanted no parts of it.
(Ryan Murphy’s Instagram/FX)
Guys, it’s happening. It’s happening!
I’m finally getting my Sleepaway Camp season of American Horror Story that I’ve been dreaming about for years.
In honor of Horrormonal’s first anniversary and the catharsis and opportunities it has given me within the last year, along with the conversations it has started with other horror film lovers, I give you 60 of (some) of the greatest horror films of all time, starting with the 1960s until the 2010s (so far). I’ve been musing over this since August, and I’ve had such a difficult time narrowing it down to just 10 movies from each decade, but I think I chose pretty carefully. I love each film for different reasons- some for their artistic integrity, some for their metaphors, some for changing the way I look at cinematic arts entirely, some for haunting my nightmares, some for repulsing me, and others for their entertainment value. If you haven’t seen some of the more obscure picks, please consider checking them out, and be sure to revisit some old classics you may not have viewed in a long time. (Thank you to Collider.com for some guidance.)
Here are 60 of (some) of the greatest horror films of modern times…
I debated on whether or not I should make this list, since I watch these movies all year round and do not give a shit if it’s October 31st or a random afternoon in January, but nonetheless, these are (some) of my favorite movies to watch in October. Most of these are horror, some are cult films, and a few are Disney (🤷🏻♀️) but it just doesn’t feel like Halloween unless I watch these classics. I excluded some that take place in winter or with a Christmasy/snowy backdrop (The Shining, Let the Right One In), and some other recent favorites that are too new for me to watch every Halloween (The Invitation, Hush). I’ll find a place for those on future posts. But for now, here are some of my favorite movies to watch for All Hallow’s Eve…