The Neverending Movie List

Some time ago I started a list of horror movies (if you’re curious about why, you can find out here).

What began as something to do while I was bored quickly morphed into a weird compulsion to list every horror movie I’ve ever seen. And put it on here. It wasn’t long before I decided some dumb list by itself isn’t enough, so I thought I should also rate each movie on some totally subjective, non-scientific scale.

The Rating System
0-4.9  There are no words
5-5.9  Blllecchh/various levels of unwatchability
6-6.8  Had such potential but remained below average
6.9 Watchable but only just barely
7  Forgettable but watchable
7.1-7.4  Average, marginally entertaining-ish
7.5  Somewhat better than average
7.6-7.9  Probably worth seeing
8-8.4  Fairly entertaining
8.5  Definitely worth seeing
8.6-8.9  Pretty damn good
9-9.5  Really damn good
9.6-9.9  Must see for any number of subjective and/or cinematic reasons
10  Required viewing, class. This will be on the test.

Movies with multiple versions are dated except for the original.

Some movies also have an Irony rating. This happens for two reasons. First a movie tanks on a level so spectacular it becomes a personal favorite despite or because of the very nature of its failures. Second a movie is cinematically important but does zero for me. Irony ratings work the same as the rating system.

For your further amusement and bemusement, for movies I’ve seen multiple times, I’ve included the number parentheses at the end. When accompanied by a slash and a second number, that’s how many times I saw the movie back to back in the theater.

I’ve also provided links to those films reviewed right here on Blogferatu. What can I say? I’m a giver.

This is an ongoing endeavor and will change continuously as I remember/add movies.  Again much of this is utterly subjective. A high score doesn’t necessarily indicate artistic genius. A low score doesn’t necessarily indicate raging incompetence. Feel free to leave comments! Ask questions. Suggest movies. Question my judgment and/or sanity.

Here we go.

A

Abominable Dr. Phibes, The  9.6  (6)
Addams Family, The  9  (4)
Addams Family Values  6.9
After.Life  8.4
Aftermath (Nacho Cerda)  7.5  (2)
Akira  7.6
Alien  9.5  (4/2)
Altered States  8.9  (3/2)
American Psycho  8.6  (4)
American Werewolf In London, An  8.9  (2/2)
Andromeda Strain, The  7.6
Antiviral  8.9
April Fool’s Day   7.1  (2)
Arachnophobia  8.2 reconsidered from 8 on basis of John Goodman-ness and guacamole bribe  (2)
Army Of Darkness   8.4  (4)
Arsenic And Old Lace  9.6  (8)
Art Of The Devil  8.5
Astro-Zombies, The  3/Irony 9.6
Asylum  9.6
At The Earth’s Core  6.5/Irony 8.5
Audition  9.6  (3)

B

Babadook, The  8.6  (2)
Bad Seed, The  9.6  (6)
Barbarella  8.5  (2/2)
Bartleby (1972)  6.4
Bartleby (2001)  7.1
Beast From Haunted Cave  4.9/Irony 8
Bees, The  5
Beetlejuice  9  (5/2)
Beginning Of The End  4.5
Ben  7.1  (2)
Berberian Sound Studio  8.5
Berserk  7.1  (2)
Beware! The Blob  7.1  (2)
Big Man Japan  7.5  (2)
Big Trouble In Little China  9.9  (15/3)
Billy The Kid Vs. Dracula  5  (2)
Birds, The  10  (6)
Bird With The Crystal Plumage, The  8.5
Bitter Feast  8.1
Blacula  5.5
Black Cat, The (1934)  8.5
Black Mountain Side  8.6  (2)
Black Sunday (1960)  8.6  (3)
Blade  7.4
Blair Witch Project, The  6
Bleeding House, The  7.6
Blob, The  7.4  (3)
Blob, The  (1988)  7.4  (2/2)
Blood Feast  5/Irony 10
Blood For Dracula  7.1
Blood Of Dracula’s Castle  .025  (2)
Bloody Mary: Possession  7.5
Bloodsucking Freaks  .5
Blue Velvet  9.6  (3/2)
Bone Tomahawk  8.6  (2)
Brain That Wouldn’t Die, The  5/Irony 9.9  (7)
Bram Stoker’s Dracula  6.9
Bucket Of Blood, A  7.1 (but 10 “Maila Nurmi reading poetry with a rat” points)
Bug (William Castle)  7.1  (2)
Bug (William Friedkin)  8.5
Bunny Game, The  7.9
Burn, Witch, Burn (Night Of The Eagle)  8.5
Burrowers, The  7.5

C

Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari, The  10  (4)
Cabinet Of Caligari (1962)  7
Cabin Fever  8  (3/2)
Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever  7
Call Of Cthulhu, The  8.6  (2)
Calvaire  8.6  (2)
Carnival Of Souls  10  (5)
Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter  7.2
Carrie  8.4  (2)
Castle Freak  6.9
Cat People (1982)  8
Cat’s Eye  8.5
Cell  6.5
Children Of The Corn  6.5  (2)
Chopping Mall  6.9
Christmas Carol, A (1938)  7.6
Christmas Carol, A (1951)  9.6  (9)
Christmas Carol, A (1984)  7.9  (2)
Christmas Carol, A (1999)  8.5
Clockwork Orange, A  10
Cloverfield  7.6
Color Out Of Space, The  7.9  (3)
Commune  9.5  (3)
Coraline  9.6  (3)
Corridor, The  8.5
Crawling Eye, The  4.5/Irony 8  (2)
Crazies, The  7.9  (2)
Crazies, The (2010)  7.5
Creep  8.5  (3)
Creepshow  8.6  (5/2)
Crimes Of Passion  8.5  (3/2)
Cthulhu  6
Cube  7.6

D

Dagon  8.4
Damned, The  7.9
Dark Night Of The Scarecrow  8.5  (4)
Dark Shadows  6.9
Dawn Of The Dead  8  (2)
Day Of The Triffids, The  6  (2)
Day The Earth Froze, The  3/Irony 8.4
Dead And Breakfast  7  (2)
Dead And Buried  8
Deadgirl  8  (2)
Deadly Friend  7.1  (3)
Dead Of Winter  8
Dead Ringer  9.6  (3)
Dead Ringers  9  (3/2)
Dead Silence  8  (2/2)
Deathdream  8
Death Proof  9  (4)
Death Race 2000  5.9/Irony 10  (4)
Deliverance  10  (10)
Dementia 13  9  (2)
Demon City Shinjuku  8.3
Demon Island  6.4
Demon Seed  7.4
Dentist, The  8.4  (3/2)
Descent, The  7
Devil Doll  5.5/Irony 9.6
Devil’s Rejects, The  9.6  (4/2)
Devil’s Advocate, The  9.5  (4/2)
Diary Of The Dead  7
Die, Monster, Die  8.6  (3)
District 9  8.5  (2/2)
Disturbia  6
Dolls  8.2
Dolores Claiborne  8  (3/2)
Donkey Punch  7
Donnie Darko  8.5  (3/2)
Don’t Breathe  7.6
Don’t Look Now  8.5  (2)
Dracula  10/Irony 6  (3)
Drag Me To Hell  8.5  (2/2)
Drawing Flies  7
Dressed To Kill  8
Dr. Giggles  8
Dr. Phibes Rises Again  6.9  (2)
Dr. Strangelove  10  (5)
Dr. Terror’s House Of Horrors  7.6  (3)
Duel  7.7  (2)
Dunwich Horror, The  6

E

Empire Of The Ants  7
Enduring Love  9
Eraserhead  10  (2)
Europa Report  8.4  (2)
Evening With Edgar Allan Poe, An  8.4  (2)
Event Horizon  8.6
Evil Dead  9.6  (4)
Evil Dead 2  8.4
Evil Dead (2013)  8  (2)
Evilspeak  6.5/Irony 8.4
Extraordinary Tales  8.9
Eyes Without A Face  9.6

F

Fade To Black  8.2
Fear No Evil  6.5/Irony 9.6 (but only for the soundtrack)  (3)
Fido  8.2
Fight Club  9.6  (3/2)
Final Destination  8  (2)
Final Sacrifice, The  3 but really a 1 plus 2 additional Rowsdower points
First Spaceship On Venus  8
Flatliners  7.9
Flesh For Frankenstein  7.6
Fly, The  8.5  (3)
Fly, The (1986)  8  (3/2)
Fog, The  8.2  (2/2)
4D Man  7.1
Frankenstein  10  (2)
Frankenstein (1994)  8
Freaks  10  (6)
Frenzy  8
Friday The 13th  8  (4/2)
Friday The 13th Part 2  8  (3)
Friday The 13th Part VI: Jason Lives  7
Fright Night  8.5  (3/2)
Frogs  4.5/Irony 8.4  (4)
From Dusk Til Dawn  9  (4/2)
Funhouse, The  7

G

Galaxy Of Terror   6.5/Irony 8.4  (3/2)
Ghost Story  8.1  (2/2)
Giant Gila Monster, The  2
Godzilla  10  (2)
Godzilla Vs. Megalon  5/Irony 10 (7)
Godzilla Vs. The Smog Monster  5
Good Son, The  7.9
Good Tidings  8.5
Gorgo  7.1
Graveyard Shift  6.5
Green Room  7.6
Gremlins  8.1  (2)

H

Halloween  9.6  (10/4)
Halloween 2  7.1  (3/2)
Halloween (2007)  9  (2/2)
Halloween 2  (2009)  8.5  (2/2)
Halloween 3: Season Of The Witch  8.5  (3/2)
Halloween 4  5.9
Halloween 5  5.5
Hand, The (1981)  8.5
Harbinger Down  7.5
Hatchet For A Honeymoon  7
Haunted World Of El Superbeasto, The  8.4  (2)
Haunting, The (1999)  7
Haunting In Silver Falls, A  7.5
Häxan  9.6  (4)
Heavy Metal  8.5  (3/2)
Hellbound: Hellraiser 2  8.5  (3/2)
Hellraiser  8.6  (3/2)
Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer  2
Hidden, The  8  (2/2)
High Lane  8
High Tension  8.5
Hitcher, The  8.5  (2/2)
Homicidal  9.6  (3)
Honeymoon  8.5
Horrible Way To Die, A  7
Host, The  8.9  (2)
Hostel  9  (3/2)
Hostel 3  6.9
Hot Fuzz  8.3  (2/2)
House  8.5  (3/2)
House 2  8
House (2008)  6.5
House Of Dark Shadows  7  (3)
House Of Usher  7.1
House On Haunted Hill  8.5  (3)
House On Haunted Hill (1999)  7.5
How Awful About Allan  8  (2)
Howling, The  7
H.P. Lovecraft’s Dreams In The Witch-House  7.6
Hush  8.6
Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte  8.5  (3)

I

I Am Legend  8.1
I Bury The Living  8.5
Ils (Them)  9.6  (2)
Imprint  8.5
Incident On And Off A Mountain Road  7.6
Incredible Shrinking Man, The  9.6
Infection  8.4
Innkeepers, The  7
Inside  8.9
Insidious  6.9
Interview With The Vampire  9.6  (4/2)
Invaders From Mars (1986)  7
Invasion Of The Bee Girls  3
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers  9.6
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers  (1978)  9.6  (3/2)
Invisible Man, The  10  (5)
Irréversible  9.6
I Spit On Your Grave  3/Irony 9.6  (3)
I Spit On Your Grave (2010)  5
It  8.5
It Follows  7.5
I Walked With A Zombie  7

J

Jaws  9.6  (5/2)
Jaws 2  7  (2)
Jaws 3D  6.9
Jennifer’s Body  7.5
Joy Ride 3  7
Jurassic Park  8.6 (2)

K

Killer Klowns From Outer Space  8.5  (6/2)
King Kong  10  (2)
King Kong (1976)  7.1
King Kong (2005)  7
Kiss Of The Tarantula  7.6/Irony 9.6  (3)
Krampus  6.5

L

Lady In A Cage  9.6
Lair Of The White Worm, The  7.7  (2)
Laserblast  5  (2)
Last House On The Left  9.6/Irony 4.9  (2)
Last House On The Left (2009)  6
Last Man On Earth, The  7
Leave Her To Heaven  9  (3)
Legend  8.9  (3/2)
Legend Of The Seven Golden Vampires  9.6  (2)
Legion  7.6
Let’s Be Evil  6.9
Let’s Scare Jessica To Death  7.6
Leviathan  6.5/Irony 8.4
Lips Of Blood  8.5
Little Shop Of Horrors, The  7
Little Shop Of Horrors (1986)  6.4
Lo  8
Lobster, The  9.6/Irony 6
Logan’s Run  8.5
Lost Boys, The  8.7  (3/2)
Love Witch, The  7.9 (visually 9.9)  (3)

M

M  10  (2)
Madison County  7.1
Mad Love  9
Magic  8.5  (3/2)
Manos: The Hands Of Fate  4.5/Irony 10  (4)
Mark Of The Devil  7.6
Mars Attacks  8.4  (2/2)
Mask, The  7.6/Irony 9.6  (3)
Massacre At Central High  8.5  (3)
Matango  9.6  (2)
Maximum Overdrive  6
Metropolis  10  (2)
Midnight Movies: From The Margin To The Mainstream  9.6
Misery  9.9  (2)
Mondo Cane  6
Motel Hell  7.1  (3/2)
Mother’s Day  5
Mr. Jones  8.5
Mulholland Drive  9.9

N

Nature’s Grave  7
Navy SEALs: The Battle For New Orleans  5.9
Near Dark  8.9  (4/2)
Nesting, The  7
Nietzermann  8.5
Nightbreed  7
Night Evelyn Came Out Of The Grave, The  8
Nightmare On Elm Street, A  9.6/Irony 6
Nightmares In Red, White And Blue  9.6
Night Of Dark Shadows  6  (3)
Night Of The Blood Beast  5
Night Of The Creeps  9.6  (5)
Night Of The Creeps 2: Zombietown  4
Night Of The Demon  9.6  (3)
Night Of The Hunter  10  (3)
Night Of The Lepus  2/Irony 9.6  (3)
Night Of The Living Dead  10  (15)
Night Watch  8.9
Nosferatu  10  (7)
Nosferatu (1979)  9.6  (3)

O

Oblong Box, The  6
Of Unknown Origin  8  (2)
One Hour Photo  8.9
Orphanage, The  8.9
Other, The  8.5  (2)
Others, The  8
Ouija Experiment, The  6.5

P

Pacific Heights  7.1
Pandorum  7
Pan’s Labyrinth  9.9  (3)
Paranormal Activity  8.9  (3)
Peeping Tom  9.9  (3)
People Under The Stairs, The  7.6
Phantasm  9.6 (3)
Phantom Of The Opera, The  10  (4)
Phantom Of The Opera, The (1943)  7.6
Phantom Of The Opera, The (2004)  7
Phenomena  7.1
PIN  7.6
Pink Flamingoes  10
Planet Terror  8.9
Play Misty For Me  8.5
Poltergeist  8  (3)
Poltergeist 2: The Other Side  7
Pontypool  8.5  (2)
Prophecy  7
Psycho  10  (25)
Psycho  (1998)  4.9
Psycho 2  9.6  (4/2)
Psychomania  7.5/Irony 9.6
Pumpkinhead  6.5

Q

Queen Of The Damned  6.5
Quiet Earth, The  9.6

R

Rabid  9  (2)
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale  8.4  (2)
Rare Exports Inc. (short)  9.5  (4)
Rare Exports: The Official Safety Instructions (short)  9.6  (5)
Rats  9.5  (2)
Rear Window  9.7  (2)
Red State  9.6  (2)
Rejuvenatrix  4.9
Repulsion  10  (3)
Resident Evil: Extinction  7
Return Of The Fly  7
Return Of The Living Dead  8.5  (3)
Revenge Of The Zombies  6.5
Ring, The  9.5  (2)
Rituals (The Creeper)  8.5  (3)
Robot Monster  2/Irony 9.6  (2)
Rocky Horror Picture Show, The  8/Irony 9.9  (12)
Rodan  8.5  (3)
Rollerball  9.6  (5)
Room 237  9.6  (3)
Rope  9.4  (2)
Rosemary’s Baby  6  (2)
Rose Red  8
Ruins, The  8.5  (2)
Running Man, The  8  (3)

S

Santa Claus Conquers The Martians  2/Irony 10  (2)
Satan’s Cheerleaders  4.9  (2)
Scanners  9.6  (5/2)
Scanners 2: The New Order  6.9
Season Of The Witch (Hungry Wives)  7.5
Sentinel, The  8.5  (2)
Severance  8  (2)
Shaun Of The Dead  9.6  (5/2)
Shining, The  10  (9/2)
Shining, The (1997)  9
Shivers  9.6
Shock Waves  7/Irony 9.6  (5)
Shriek Of The Mutilated  4/Irony 8.4
Shrine, The  8
Shrooms  7.6
Shutter (Thai)  9.5  (2)
Shutter Island  6.9
Sick Girl  8.1
Silence Of The Lambs  8.5
Silent Rage  6.5
Silent Retreat  7
Silent Scream, The  9.6  (3)
Sinister  9
Silver Bullet  6.4
Skin I Live In, The  9.6  (3)
Sleepaway Camp  9.9  (5/3)
Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers  5
Slither  8.4
Slugs  8.4  (4/2)
Slumber Party Massacre, The  8.5  (5/2)
Some Guy Who Kills People  8.4
Southbound  8.5
Splinter  8.6  (3/2)
Squirm  8
Stanley  7.4  (2)
Starry Eyes  8.5
Stoker  7.6
Strait-Jacket  9.6
Strangers, The  6.9
Stuff, The  8.1  (4/2)
Stung  7.5
Sun Choke  9  (2)
Super 8  6
Suspiria  7 (visually 9.9)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street  6.4
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (2007)  9.6  (6)

T

Tales From The Crypt  9.6  (5)
Tales Of Terror  8.4
Teeth  7.6  (2)
Tell-Tale  7
Tell-Tale Heart, The (2008 student film)  7.5
Tetsuo: The Iron Man  9.6  (2)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre  10  (15)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2  6.5
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning  7
They Live  9.6  (4/2)
Thing From Another World, The  6
Thing, The  9.6  (6/2)
Thinner  8  (3)
30 Days Of Night  7.9
31  8.6
This Island Earth  8
Tingler, The  8  (3)
To Let  8.5  (2)
Toolbox Murders, The  7
Touch Of Satan  6.5
Toxic Avenger, The  4.9/Irony 9.6  (2)
Traveler, The  7
Trial, The  10  (2)
Trick ‘R Treat  9.6  (4)
Trilogy Of Terror  8.5  (5)
Trollhunter  8.5  (4)
Troll  5/Irony 8
Troll 2  .5/Irony 9.6  (4)
Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil  8.9  (2)
Tusk  8.5
28 Days Later  9  (4/2)
28 Weeks Later  7
Twice-told Tales  7.6
Twilight  1
Twilight Zone: The Movie  8.5  (4/2)
Two Thousand Maniacs  4.5/Irony 9.6  (4)

U

Undertaker And His Pals, The  3
Unearthly, The  6
Uninvited, The  7

V

Vampira And Me  8.5
Vampire Hunter D  8.5  (4)
Van Helsing  7
Vanilla Sky  9.5  (2)
Vanishing, The  9
Vanishing, The (1993)  8.9
Vault Of Horror  8.4  (4)
Vertigo  9.6/Irony 6
VHS  8.5  (2)
Victim (2010)  7
Videodrome  10  (5)

W

War Of The Gargantuas, The  8
Wasp Woman, The  8
Werewolf  4.9
What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?  10  (12)
What’s The Matter With Helen?  7.6
What We Become  6.9
What We Do In The Shadows  9.6
Whisperer In Darkness, The  8.5  (2)
White Zombie  9.6
Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?  7.6  (2)
Wicker Man  9.6  (6)
Wicker Man (2006)  6.5
Wicker Tree, The  7.6
Willard  7.6  (4)
Willard (2003)  7.6  (3/2)
Witch, The  7
Witchfinder General  7.6
Wizards  9.6  (2)
Wolf  7
Wolf Creek  8.5  (3/2)
World’s End  8.5  (2)
Would You Rather  9.5
Wraith, The 2

Y

Yog, Monster From Space  5/Irony 10  (3)
Young Frankenstein  10  (7)
You’re Next  9  (3/2)

Z

Zombieland  9.5  (3)
Zontar: The Thing From Venus  7.1  (3/2)

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