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Personal and affectionate appraisals, old and new, of every horror movie I can cram in my toploader. Constantly updating, with all manner of revised editions and reappraisals appearing on a regular basis, my aim is to enlighten and frighten. Feel free to delve in and take your fill from my wares.

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 1 The Burning
2 Madman
3 The Prowler
4 Dawn of the Dead (1978)
5 Day of the Dead (1985)
6 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
7 Suspiria
8 Creepshow
9 Night of the Creeps
10 Xtro
11 The Thing (1982)
12 The Thing (2011)
13 The Fog (1980)
14 Halloween III: Season of the Witch
15 Drive
16 Treevenge
17 Sweatshop
18 Cat People (1982)
19 Shaun of the Dead
20 The Shining (1980)
21 Vamp
22 The Last House on the Left (1972)
23 My Bloody Valentine (2009)
24 The Horror Show aka House III
25 The Matrix
26 Stephen King’s Cat’s Eye
27 Prophecy (1979)
28 Friday the 13th (1980)
29 Piranha (1978)
30 Jason X
31 House of Wax (2005)
32 Demons
33 American Psycho
34 Psycho II
35 Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter
36 Aliens
37 Stagefright (1987)
38 Amityville II: The Possession
39 High Tension
40 Unhinged
41 The Descent
42 The Blair Witch Project
43 The House of The Devil
44 Kolobos
45 Chromeskull: Laid To Rest 2
46 Hostel Part II
47 Creepshow 2
48 Blood Runs Cold
49 Body Count
50 American Beauty
51 A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
52 The Return of the Living Dead
53 The Omen (1976)
54 Bad Taste
55 Braindead (1992)
56 Escape from New York
57 Drag Me to Hell
58 The House on Sorority Row
59 Superstition
60 Halloween II
61 The Evil Dead (1981)
62 Zombie Flesh Eaters
63 Halloween Resurrection
64 The Redsin Tower
65 Pulp Fiction
66 Poltergeist (1982)
67 Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
68 The Howling
69 Carrie (1976)
70 Evil Dead (2013)
71 Zombieland
72 Fight Club
73 Maniac (2012)
74 The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
75 My Bloody Valentine (1981)
76 Wrong Turn
77 Child’s Play
78 Equilibrium
79 A Bay of Blood
80 The Driller Killer
81 Final Destination
82 Society
83 Troll 2
84 Re-Animator
85 An American Werewolf in London
86 Dawn of the Dead (2004)
87 Event Horizon
88 Garden State
89 Intruder
90 Happy Birthday to Me
91 The Terminator
92 Maniac (1980)
93 Nightmares in a Damaged Brain
94 April Fools Day (1986)
95 Texas Chainsaw 3D
96 When a Stranger Calls (1979)
97 Inferno
98 Murder Loves Killers Too
99 Hatchet II
100 The ABCs of Death
101 Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
102 [REC]
103 Friday the 13th (2009)
104 Wrong Turn 2: Dead End
105 Grave Encounters
106 …of Tortured Faustian Slumbers
107 The Pack
108 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
109 Laid to Rest
110 Hellraiser
111 Race with The Devil
112 Shock Waves
113 Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
114 Scream
115 Just Before Dawn
116 Evil Dead II
117 Dog Soldiers
118 Black Swan
119 The Hills Have Eyes Part 2 (1984)
120 After Hours
121 The Hitcher (1986)
122 Jaws
123 Bikini Girls on Ice
124 Piranha (2010)
125 The Orphan Killer
126 Freddy vs. Jason
127 Them
128 Halloween (2007)
129 My Little Eye
130 Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives
131 Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows
132 Hatchet III
133 V/H/S/2
134 Fist of Jesus
135 Halloween (1978)
136 This Is The End
137 Doghouse
138 The Last Exorcism Parts I & II
139 Alien³
140 Hollow
141 Wither
142 The Haunting of Rebecca Verlaine
143 Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever
144 Murder Set Pieces
145 Red State
146 House of 1000 Corpses
147 The Devil’s Rejects
148 The Conjuring
149 The Hills Run Red
150 The Lords of Salem
151 Curse of Chucky
152 Faust: Love of The Damned
153 Dagon
154 Iowa
155 Gutterballs
156 Kids Go To The Woods…Kids Get Dead
157 You’re Next
158 Hansel & Gretel Get Baked
159 Girls Gone Dead
160 Stitches
161 No Tell Motel
162 Scary or Die
163 Thanatomorphose
164 You Can’t Kill Stephen King
165 The Theatre Bizarre
166 The Wolf of Wall Street
167 The Lost Boys
168 Silent Night
169 Sorority House Massacre Trilogy
170 Under The Bed
171 Harpoon: Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre
172 Smiley
173 The Deadly Spawn
174 Sick Girl (2007)
175 Zombie Strippers
176 American Mary
177 The Sleeper
178 Berberian Sound Studio
179 The Cabin in The Woods
180 Six Feet Under
181 Martyrs (2008)
182 The Loved Ones
183 Slasher House
184 Humains
185 [REC]3 Genesis
186 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
187 Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
188 The Depraved
189 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
190 The Divide
191 Antisocial
192 Knock Knock (2007)
193 Baghead
194 Underground
195 The Mist
196 Pontypool
197 Inbred
198 Daybreakers
199 Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
200 The Exorcist
201 Insidious
202 This Is 40
203 Do The Right Thing
204 Sinister
205 Silent Hill
206 Project X (2012)
207 Tenebrae
208 The Thaw
209 The Purge
210 Insidious: Chapter 2
211 The Entity
212 The Changeling
213 Primal
214 Shivers
215 Rabid
216 Only God Forgives
217 Triangle
218 The Ward
219 Amusement
220 Stake Land
221 The Fly (1986)
222 Galaxy of Terror

223 Predators
224 Lifeforce
225 The Big Lebowski
226 Inside
227 Feast III: The Happy Finish
228 Alien Raiders
229 Creature (2011)
230 Livid
231 The Fourth Kind
232 A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge
233 The Innkeepers
234 The Midnight Meat Train
235 Candyman
236 Friday the 13th Part 2
237 The Crazies (2010)
238 The World’s End
239 Prometheus
240 Babysitter Wanted
241 Dead Girl
242 Pandorum
243 Scar
244 Mirrors
245 Return of the Living Dead 3
246 Dead Silence
247 Joyride
248 Antichrist
249 Cold Prey: Resurrection
250 Alien
251 Ringu
252 Shark Night
253 Hotel Inferno
254 The Sacrament
255 Camp Dread
256 Dance of the Dead
257 Pieces
258 Trick or Treat (1986)
259 Don’t Go in The House
260 Anthropophagus: The Beast
261 Silent Rage
262 Bordello of Blood
263 Prison
264 ATM
265 Titan Find
266 Carver
267 The Collector
268 L.A. Story
269 The Tripper
270 Get Him to The Greek
271 Trailer Park of Terror
272 I Love You, Man
273 Scream 4
274 Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
275 Alien: Resurrection
276 The Woman
277 Better Off Dead
278 Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers
279 Trick ‘r Treat
280 Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
281 Halloween II (2009)
282 Gremlins
283 High Fidelity
284 Maximum Overdrive
285 Sleepwalkers
286 The Orphanage
287 Children of The Corn (1984)
288 All Hallow’s Eve
289 Devil’s Pass
290 Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning
291 Carrie (2013)
292 A Scanner Darkly
293 Campfire Tales (1997) 
294 Little Deaths
295 Movie 43
296 Jenifer
297 Odd Thomas
298 Red Eye
299 P2
300 Bound
301 The Taking of Deborah Logan
302 See No Evil 2
303 The Collection
304 Snake With a Human Tail
305 Alone
306 Martin
307 Cockneys vs Zombies
308 Stage Fright (2014)
309 The Damned
310 All Cheerleaders Die
311 A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
312 The Exorcist III
313 Dark Floors
314 Dead End
315 Excision (2012)
316 Videodrome
317 Mother’s Day (2010)
318 Outpost: Black Sun
319 The Wizard of Gore (2007)
320 Book of Blood
321 Lovely Molly
322 Basket Case
323 If I Stay
324 6 Souls
325 The Boogey Man (1980)
326 Annabelle
327 No One Lives
328 As Above, So Below
329 The Beyond
330 The Babadook
331 Evilspeak
332 Wind Chill
333 Fright Night (2011)
334 Dead Snow
335 Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead
336 Absurd
337 Manhunt (2008)
338 Quarantine 2: Terminal
339 Wolf Creek 2
340 Hostel
341 Crash (1996)
342 Demons 2
343 Salvage (2009)
344 Brain Damage
345 Wes Craven’s New Nightmare
346 A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
347 The Blob (1988)
348 Cabin Fever: Patient Zero
349 Boogeyman 3
350 The Darkness of Strangers
351 Graduation Day
352 Cannibal Holocaust
353 Aftershock (2012)
354 Island of Death
355 I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
356 A Horrible Way To Die
357 Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood
358 Friday The 13th Part III
359 Night of The Comet
360 Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday
361 Phantasm
362 John Dies at The End
363 Bad Dreams
364 Dreamscape
365 They Live
366 Army of Darkness
367 The Misfit Words
368 The People Under the Stairs
369 Shocker
370 The Rocky Horror Picture Show
371 Prince of Darkness
372 The Serpent and the Rainbow
373 Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror
374 Blood Feast
375 Chopping Mall
376 Night of The Demons (1988)
377 City of The Living Dead
378 The House By The Cemetery
379 Fright Night (1985)
380 Near Dark
381 The Company of Wolves
382 Paperhouse
383 Possession (1981)
384 Deep Red
385 Crawl or Die
386 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
387 From Beyond
388 Attack The Block
389 Deep Blue Sea
390 Urban Legend
391 Painkiller (2014)
392 The Minions
393 The Toolbox Murders (1978)
394 Toolbox Murders (2004)
395 Killer Klowns From Outer Space
396 TerrorVision
397 Scanners
398 Visiting Hours
399 House (1986)
400 The 40 Year-Old Virgin
401 Showgirls
402 From Beyond The Grave
403 The Stuff
404 Identity
405 Contamination
406 Prom Night (1980)
407 Forbidden World
408 Inseminoid
409 Damien: Omen II
410 Tales From The Darkside: The Movie
411 Blood Simple.
412 Killer Joe
413 The Beast Within
414 C.H.U.D.
415 The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
416 The Last House on The Left (2009)
417 Return of the Living Dead II
418 Zombie Ass: Toilet of The Dead
419 The Long Island Serial Killer
420 Waxwork
421 Anguish
422 Pet Sematary
423 Pumpkinhead
424 The Final Terror
425 Girl House
426 The Strangers
427 The Hunger
428 The Guardian (1990)
429 The Ruins
430 Altered States
431 Two Evil Eyes
432 Child’s Play 2
433 28 Days Later
434 Cabin Fever (2002)
435 Planet Terror
436 Death Proof
437 From Dusk Till Dawn
438 Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair
439 ABCs of Death 2
440 Machete Kills
441 Smiley Face
442 A Fantastic Fear of Everything
443 The Matrix Reloaded
444 Dogma
445 Boogie Nights
446 Enter The Void
447 Mulholland Drive
448 Boyz ‘n The Hood
449 Fish Tank
450 Mad Max: Fury Road
451 It Follows
452 Edge of Tomorrow
453 Nurse 3D
454 Muck
455 Charlie’s Farm
456 Torso
457 Amsterdamned
458 Clown
459 Zombeavers
460 Nymph
461 Drive Angry
462 Crimson Peak
463 V/H/S/Viral
464 Trauma (1993)
465 Mother of Tears
466 Don’t Look Now
467 The Brood
468 Wyrmwood: Road of The Dead
469 World War Z
470 Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
471 Deep Cover
472 Ex Machina
473 Turbo Kid
474 Curtains
475 The Initiation
476 Discopath
477 Deathgasm
478 Found
479 Spring Breakers
480 The Orphan Killer: Bound X Blood
481 A Blade in The Dark
482 Eaten Alive (1976)
483 The New York Ripper
484 Tourist Trap
485 Knock Knock (2015)
486 Dellamorte Dellamore
487 Starry Eyes
488 Innocent Blood
489 10 To Midnight
490 Strange Days
491 Four Flies on Grey Velvet
492 Looker
493 Body Double
494 The Fury
495 Phantom of The Paradise
496 Blow Out
497 Straight Outta Compton
498 Timecrimes
499 Sexy Killer
500 The 6th Day/Surrogates
501 Hobo with a Shotgun
502 Blood Rage (1987)
503 We Are Still Here
504 A Christmas Horror Story
505 All Hallow’s Eve 2
506 [REC]4: Apocalypse
507 The Slumber Party Massacre
508 Hospital Massacre
509 Burying The Ex
510 The Last Horror Film
511 Dressed To Kill
512 Flesh For Frankenstein
513 Road Games
514 Argento’s Dracula
515 Opera
516 The Sect
517 Humanoids From The Deep (1980)
518 Squirm
519 Mother’s Day (1980)
520 Slaughterhouse
521 Demon Seed
522 White of The Eye
523 A Cat in The Brain
524 Spring
525 Tales of Halloween
526 A Serbian Film
527 The Green Inferno
528 Motel Hell
529 Blood and Black Lace
530 Big Ass Spider!
531 Blood Tracks
532 Class of Nuke ’em High
533 The Mutilator
534 Nightmare City
535 Murder Rock
536 Invasion of The Body Snatchers (1978)
537 Ghost Story
538 The Sentinel
539 The Believers
540 Christmas Evil
541 Vampire’s Kiss
542 Don’t Torture a Duckling
543 The Gravedancers
544 Silent Night, Deadly Night
545 The Exterminator
546 Hatchet
547 To Live and Die in L.A.
548 Sorcerer
549 In The Mouth of Madness
550 Castle Freak
551 The Dead Pool
552 Cruising
553 Eastern Promises
554 Edmond
555 Sleepless
556 Giallo
557 Maniac Cop Trilogy
558 In Bruges
559 Love
560 Nightcrawler
561 Scarface (1983)
562 Bad Acid
563 Predestination
564 eXistenZ
565 Cosmopolis
566 Horns
567 Basic Instinct
568 RoboCop
569 Sunshine
570 Jackie Brown
571 Django Unchained
572 The Grey
573 Leaving Las Vegas
574 Deadpool (2016)
575 The Rules of Attraction
576 Very Bad Things
577 Sucker Punch
578 Hush (2016)
579 Slither
580 Pineapple Express
581 Eyes Wide Shut
582 The Forest (2016)
583 The Gift (2015)
584 Sleep Tight
585 He Never Died
586 Holidays
587 Alyce
588 Blade Runner
589 Romeo’s Distress
590 The Jacket
591 A History of Violence
592 Star Wars: The Force Awakens
593
The Hateful Eight
594 Interstellar
595 Hollow Man
596 The Thin Red Line
597 Ava’s Possessions
598 Apple Tree Yard
599 The Invitation
600 Sin City/Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
601 Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
602 Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
603 Insidious: Chapter 3
604 1408
605 The Last Days on Mars
606 Oculus
607 Honeymoon (2014)
608 Split
609 Hellbound: Hellraiser II
610 Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
611 Hellraiser: Bloodline
612 Hellraiser: Inferno
613 The Canal
614 Don’t Breathe
615 Conjuring, The 2
616 Lights Out
617 Nerve
618 Irréversible
619 Paranormal Activity 2
620 The Hallow
621 Dark City
622 Digging Up The Marrow
623 Hot Fuzz
624 Stephen King’s It (1990)
625 Bram Stoker’s Dracula
626 The Final Girls
627 Watchmen
628 Life
629 Inherent Vice
630 Highlander
631 Something Wild
632 Cannibal Ferox
633 Queen of the Damned
634 Subspecies
635 The Night Before
636 Krampus
637 Alien: Covenant
638 Hardware
639 A Clockwork Orange
640 Get Out
641 3 Dead Girls!
642 Herschell Gordon Lewis’ BloodMania
643 Creepshow 3
644 Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things
645 Black Christmas (1974)/Black Christmas (2006)
646 Sausage Party
647 Raw
648 Dreaming Purple Neon
649 Ginger Snaps
650 Anarchy Parlor
651 The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)
652 Last Shift
653 Burn (2017)
654 Knightriders
655 Hellraiser: Hellseeker COMING SOON
656 Hellraiser: Deader COMING SOON
657 Hellraiser: Hellworld COMING SOON
658 Blair Witch (2016) COMING SOON
659 The Sender COMING SOON
660 Tulpa COMING SOON
661 Amer COMING SOON
662 The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears COMING SOON
663 The Neon Demon COMING SOON
664 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters COMING SOON
665 Tusk COMING SOON
666 Ash vs. Evil Dead – Season 1 COMING SOON
667 Spun COMING SOON
668 The Game COMING SOON
669 The Before Trilogy (1995-2013) COMING SOON
670 Lord of Illusions COMING SOON
671 Nina FOREVER x COMING SOON
672 Southbound COMING SOON
673 Uzumaki COMING SOON
674 The Borderlands (2013) COMING SOON
675 The Fog (2005) COMING SOON
676 Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night 2 COMING SOON
677 Would You Rather COMING SOON
678 Donnie Darko COMING SOON
679 Howl COMING SOON
680 Train To Busan COMING SOON
681 Martrys (2015) COMING SOON
682 A.I. Artificial Intelligence COMING SOON
683 Frontier(s) COMING SOON
684 American Psycho 2 COMING SOON
685 Birdemic: Shock and Terror COMING SOON
686 Cooties COMING SOON
687 Howling II COMING SOON
688 Howling III COMING SOON
689 Deadtime Stories (1986) COMING SOON
690 Straw Dogs (2011) COMING SOON
691 Monster Dog COMING SOON
692 Ghoulies COMING SOON
693 Murder Party COMING SOON
694 Green Room COMING SOON
695 Fortress COMING SOON
696 Trancers COMING SOON
697 Demonic Toys COMING SOON
698 Puppet Master COMING SOON
699 Dracula Untold COMING SOON
700 Terminator 2: Judgment Day COMING SOON
701 Repo Man COMING SOON
702 Pretty in Pink COMING SOON
703 The Adventures of Ford Fairlane COMING SOON
704 Dreamcatcher COMING SOON
705 Mama COMING SOON
706 Poltergeist (2015) COMING SOON
707 Ænigma COMING SOON
708 Piranha II: The Spawning COMING SOON
709 The Dorm That Dripped Blood COMING SOON
710 The Nest COMING SOON
711 Neon Maniacs COMING SOON
712 The Witch (2015) COMING SOON
713 Lost in Translation COMING SOON
714 Alien 2: On Earth COMING SOON
715 Cannibal Apocalypse COMING SOON
716 Death Ship COMING SOON
717 Ghost Ship (2002) COMING SOON
718 Slugs COMING SOON
719 The Greasy Strangler COMING SOON
720 Satan’s Blade COMING SOON
721 Hardcore Henry COMING SOON
722 Saturday Night Fever/Staying Alive COMING SOON
723 The Incredible Melting Man COMING SOON
724 Street Trash COMING SOON
725 Dead End Drive-In COMING SOON
726 Land of The Dead COMING SOON
727 Frankenhooker COMING SOON
728 Bride of Re-Animator COMING SOON
729 The Lawnmower Man COMING SOON
730 Beyond the Gates COMING SOON
731 Bastard COMING SOON
732 Deadly Blessing COMING SOON
733 The Church COMING SOON
734 Beyond The Darkness COMING SOON
735 31 COMING SOON
736 The Void COMING SOON
737 Antibirth COMING SOON
738 Diary of the Dead COMING SOON
739 Starship Troopers COMING SOON
740 The Neighbor COMING SOON
741 All Through the House COMING SOON
742 Blue Ruin COMING SOON
743 Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens COMING SOON
744 Frantic COMING SOON
745 Wild at Heart COMING SOON
746 Lost Highway COMING SOON
747 Requiem for a Dream COMING SOON
748 The Windmill Massacre COMING SOON
749 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension COMING SOON
750 Big Trouble in Little China COMING SOON
751 Into The Night COMING SOON
752 Under The Skin COMING SOON
753 Toolbox Murders 2 COMING SOON
754 Dead Hooker in a Trunk COMING SOON
755 Spookies COMING SOON
756 Grabbers COMING SOON
757 Contracted COMING SOON
758 Contracted: Phase II COMING SOON
759 Rites of Spring COMING SOON
760 Stand by Me COMING SOON
761 Death Warmed Up COMING SOON
762 Venom (1981) COMING SOON
763 I Know Who Killed Me COMING SOON
764 Her COMING SOON
765 Raze COMING SOON
766 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) COMING SOON
767 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning COMING SOON
768 Nail Gun Massacre COMING SOON
769 High Lane COMING SOON
770 Macabre COMING SOON
771 Prevenge COMING SOON
772 Rogue COMING SOON

Emilie Flory Appraisals

AN EPIC DOUBLE FEATURE REVIEW

Bleeding Lotus Appraisals

Nightbreed
Phantasm
Seven

Silent Shadow Appraisals

 Halloween II
I Spit On Your Grave: Original vs. Remake
Leprechaun

Grue Factor Clarification

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0/5 We’re lucky if we bare witness to a paper cut, barren trenches devoid of grue. Generally this rating is reserved for found footage and zero-budget supernatural flicks.

1/5 A dash of grue, like a sprig of parsley it is only complimentary to your experience. There may be a stabbing here, a hanging there but no reason to wear your mackintosh as it won’t be required. Include wellies in your itinerary as a precautionary measure alone.

2/5 The rouge is beginning to flow easier now, there may be a couple of reasons to run a scene back and your wellies have become submerged in grue.

3/5 Now we’re talking. Waist high, you can still wade with briskness, but you now feel the warmth from the hips down. The river is now self-sufficient.

4/5 High tide warning; only your head remains topside, your torso can now feel the sticky consistency and the taste resonates in the back of your throat through the choppy waters.

5/5 Floodgates have been well and truly breached. You’re now subterranean in splatter and it continues to wash over you like a fierce tsunami of crimson. Once a film reaches this lofty status it will invariably begin to show in the overall judgement.

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