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Box Office Theory's Top 50 Horror Movies (2018): Details and Submissions

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For a while, I've wanted to do a horror countdown. It's one of my favorite genres (possibly my favorite), and there are so many different types of horror films out there. After the interest in @Brainbug and @baumer's own personal countdowns, I knew I had to finally do the forum-wide one I've wanted to do for a while!

 

The Rules

 

2018 movies released before September are eligible. Yes, this means you won't be able to vote for Halloween, The Nun, or Hell Fest, but Strangers: Prey at Night and Blumhouse's Truth or Dare are all eligible among other movies! If a lot of people have an issue with 2018 movies being eligible, I will consider changing this rule.

 

If it's listed as horror on IMDb, Letterboxd, or Wikipedia, it's eligible. I know there are movies like The Silence of the Lambs that some don't consider horror, but if any of those three sites consider it a horror film, it's fair game. If you have a movie in mind that isn't listed in the genre, post it in here, and I may make it eligible depending on my own thoughts and what the rest of the forum considers it.

 

You may edit your list up until the deadline.

 

Post your lists in this thread. I don't know if I'll have an account with enough inbox space close to the deadline :lol: 

 

Scoring

#1: 12 points

#2-5: 9 points

#6-10: 8 points

#11-15: 7 points

#16-20: 6 points

#21-25: 5 points

#26-30: 4 points

#31-40: 3 points

#41-45: 2 points

#46-50: 1 points

If you submit 25 or fewer movies, point values will be cut in half. If you submit more than 25 but less than 50, standard points still apply.

If you only submit a top 10, each film will get the corresponding category value.

Lists with less than 10 movies will not be allowed.

 

The deadline is Friday October 19 at 11:59 PM Eastern

 

You have over 3 months to watch horror movies, so take advantage of this time! Baumer said this thread will be moved to the Speakeasy in a few days, so this is just a very early heads up :) 

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Ok, so this will be pinned for one week, then we will move it to the Speakeasy.  

 

For those of you who did not catch the horror thread that @Brainbug started and I continued with, here is the link.  Here's the link, as well, the one that we did in 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a great idea from @WrathOfHan...hopefully you guys remember there are classic horror films that were here long before films like Babadook and Hereditary and Get Out.  

 

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So in other words, for your consideration, please don't forget the classics:

 

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1 minute ago, baumer said:

hopefully you guys remember there are classic horror films that were here long before films like Babadook and Hereditary and Get Out.  

This especially (all three of which may or may not be on my list :ph34r: ). The Criterion sale is starting next week at Barnes and Noble, and there's plenty of great horror flicks in there to get.

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My main FYC:

 

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This missing the top 100 was a CRIME. Texas Chain Saw Massacre is another one that should not have missed. Also, let's make Black Swan and mother! happen :ph34r:  

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Also heres my list since ive obviously already did my countdown lol:

 

50. Phenomena (1985)

49. The Orphanage (2007)

48. Scream 4 (2011)

47. Silent Hill (2006)

46. Rosemary's Baby (1968)

45. Get Out (2017)

44. Evil Dead (2013)

43. REC (2007)

42. Poltergeist (1982)

41. Let the Right One In (2008)

40. Planet Terror (2007)

39. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

38. The Conjuring 2 (2016)

37. Gokseong - The Wailing (2016)

36. Lost Highway (1997)

35. It (2017)

34. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

33. Misery (1990)

32. The Haunting (1963)

31. You're Next (2011)

30. Army of Darkness (1992)

29. The Ring (2002)

28. Predator (1987)

27. The Witch (2016)

26. The Babadook (2014)

25. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

24. Re-Animator (1985)

23. Don't Breathe (2016)

22. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

21. The Omen (1976)
20. The Fly (1986)
19. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
18. Psycho (1960)
17. The Evil Dead (1981)
16. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
15. It Follows (2015)
14. The Descent (2005)
13. Braindead (1992)

12. Audition (1999)

11. Halloween (1978)

10. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
09. Trick'r Treat (2007)
08. Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn (1987)
07. The Exorcist (1973)
06. Alien (1979)
05. Jaws (1975)
04. Scream (1996)
03. The Thing (1982)
02. Suspiria (1977)
01. The Shining (1980)

 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Brainbug said:

Also heres my list since ive obviously already did my countdown lol:

 

50. Phenomena (1985)

49. The Orphanage (2007)

48. Scream 4 (2011)

47. Silent Hill (2006)

46. Rosemary's Baby (1968)

45. Get Out (2017)

44. Evil Dead (2013)

43. REC (2007)

42. Poltergeist (1982)

41. Let the Right One In (2008)

40. Planet Terror (2007)

39. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

38. The Conjuring 2 (2016)

37. Gokseong - The Wailing (2016)

36. Lost Highway (1997)

35. It (2017)

34. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

33. Misery (1990)

32. The Haunting (1963)

31. You're Next (2011)

30. Army of Darkness (1992)

29. The Ring (2002)

28. Predator (1987)

27. The Witch (2016)

26. The Babadook (2014)

25. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

24. Re-Animator (1985)

23. Don't Breathe (2016)

22. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

21. The Omen (1976)
20. The Fly (1986)
19. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
18. Psycho (1960)
17. The Evil Dead (1981)
16. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
15. It Follows (2015)
14. The Descent (2005)
13. Braindead (1992)

12. Audition (1999)

11. Halloween (1978)

10. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
09. Trick'r Treat (2007)
08. Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn (1987)
07. The Exorcist (1973)
06. Alien (1979)
05. Jaws (1975)
04. Scream (1996)
03. The Thing (1982)
02. Suspiria (1977)
01. The Shining (1980)

 

Wait a second brainbug.. wasn't Suspiria your number 1 in the top 50 list you had stickied.

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Just now, Jake Gittes said:

ahem

 

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I know, i know, but i need a 2nd watch for that to truly determine where i would place it - and it would be a bit strange for the others here if the list ive counted down only 3 weeks ago would be different, no?

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12 minutes ago, Brainbug said:

 

I know, i know, but i need a 2nd watch for that to truly determine where i would place it - and it would be a bit strange for the others here if the list ive counted down only 3 weeks ago would be different, no?

I don't think so. We're all always discovering new things. Plus it won't have been 3 weeks ago by October. 

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