The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari • Häxan • Dracula • Freaks • Bride of Frankenstein • The Wolf Man • Les Diaboliques • The Hills Have Eyes • Eyes Without a
Face • Cat People • Psycho • Nosferatu • Peeping Tom • The Birds • Onibaba Vij • Rosemary’s Baby • Night of the Living Dead • The Wicker Man • Don’t Look Now • Hour of the Wolf • The Exorcist • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Jaws • Carrie • Suspira • The Omen • Dawn of the Dead • Halloween • Alien • The Shining • An American Werewolf in London • Poltergeist • A Nightmare on Elm Street • Friday the 13th • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer • The Vanishing • The Last House on the Left • Jacob’s Ladder • The Silence of the Lambs • Candyman • Man Bites Dog • Scream • Ju-on • Ringu • The Blair Witch Project • Odishon • Devil’s Backbone • The Sixth Sense • The Others • 28 Days Later
From the classics of Georges Méliès and F.W. Murnau to the blood-fests of Tobe Hooper and the great David Cronenberg, 101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die explores the enduring popularity of the horror flick. Fascinating and disturbing, these films expose our most primal fears: our nightmares, our terrors, our vulnerability and revulsion, our terror of the unknown, and our fear of sex, death, or loss of identity.
The menace of a monster or spirit in a spooky mansion or along a deserted highway thrills and excites even as it horrifies. Movie menace has come in many forms and has given rise to some of cinema’s most iconic characters, from Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein and Bela Lugosi’s Dracula to Leatherface, Carrie, Candyman, and Hannibal Lector. One thing unites them allthe power to entice and repulse simultaneously.
With insight from critics, film historians, and academics, 101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die applies knowledge and passion to over a century of vampires, zombies, killer clowns, invasions from space, homicidal preachers, vacationing Satanists, tongue-slurping cannibals, murderous demon children, disturbed Vietnam vets, and sentient machines. After seeing these films, will you ever sleep with the light off again?
Steven Jay Schneider is a film critic, scholar, and producer with M.A. degrees in Philosophy and Cinema Studies from Harvard University and New York University respectively. He is editor of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die and 101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die, both published by Barron’s, as well as the author and editor of many other books on film.
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About the Author
Steven Jay Schneider is a film critic, scholar, and producer with MA degrees in Philosophy and Cinema Studies from Harvard University and New York University, respectively. An expert in horror films, he is the general editor of the best-selling 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. He has written and and edited a number of books on the horror, including Fear Without Frontiers: Horror Cinema Across the Globe (Fab Press), New Hollywood Violence (Manchester UP), 100 European Horror Films (British Film Institute), Horror Film and Psychoanalysis: Freud's Worst Nightmares (Cambridge UP), Traditions in World Cinema (Edinburgh UP), and The Horror Film (Taschen). His all-time favorite horror films are The Haunting (1964), The Shining and Rosemary's Baby. He has recently moved to Hollywood to produce horror movies of his own, including one with Wes Craven and the sequel to White Noise.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Tiny font size! A good selection of horror movies, with photos and quotes from the movie. Well-known movies, mostly. A few indies. It's chronological.