Top Ten List of Horror Films – 1970’s

I thought I was going to have a heart attack from all the tension in the first ‘Alien’ movie.

Top Ten List of Horror Films that I love.

The 70’s was a great year for horror: “The Exorcist”, “Carrie”, “The Omen”, “Phantasm”, “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” & many more. But for me (squeaking in at 1979) it’s “Alien“. Loved it! 

It had everything a great horror movie should.  

  • Likable characters, who slowly get destroyed by an evil creature.  
  • Creepy atmosphere, that alien ship was straight out of HR Giger.  
  • An alien bursting out of a guy’s chest.  
  • A maniacal robot who might just kill everybody.  
  • One of the most terrifying screams ever, by Harry Dean Stanton.  
  • A bad ass lead woman; Ripley (Sigourney Weaver).
  • And a pissed off cat. 

So Alien, one of the best horror movies of the 70’s & all time. 

Here are my top ten horror movies, FYI. 

  1. Alien 
  2. The Exorcist  
  3. An American Werewolf in London 
  4. Poltergeist (1982) 
  5. The Thing (1982) 
  6. The Babadook 
  7. Get Out  
  8. Se7en 
  9. The Fly (1986) 
  10. The Shining 
  11. House (1985)

Sometimes I wonder where the future of horror movies is headed. There have been so many films with just about every kind of terrifying scenario you can possibly imagine. I have been watching some new ones on Netflix & for the most part, they have been pretty predictable. Squid Game & Midnight Mass were some exceptions where I was surprised.  Tell me some good new movies to watch that don’t follow movies of the past. No spoilers, please. 

Chris Carnes (me)

That was my top 10 11 list of horror films. What are your fave’s?

FYI: Aliens is not a horror film, it’s a great action flick, but not horror.


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LaBrea anyone?

So, a bunch of people fall through a big hole created by some sort of dimensional rift type thing & touch down on the other side in some sort of “Land of the Lost” type place. First off there is no way they would have dropped out of that rift, which is several miles in the sky, & they land without any serious damage. That is not how gravity works.

Secondly there is not enough rubble around, I mean a huge chunk of Los Angeles fell through with them. That is not how rubble works. One guy is already trying to commit suicide. That is not how despair works. Also, the people just outran a huge wolf. That is not how nature works.

If it is not on Netflix or Hulu, it is pretty much dead to me.