DIRECTOR ROBERT EGGERS [THE WITCH, THE LIGHTHOUSE] LISTS HIS TOP 26 HORROR MOVIES





People’s top movie lists can cause laughter, bafflement and even anger, and top horror movie lists are no exception. However, I’m always interested to read those of actual film directors, so here’s the top 26 [odd number I know] horrors of Robert Eggers, as mentioned by him during a Q and A session on ‘Reddit’. I don’t think the picks are in any order. What do you think? I quite like it because as well some of the acknowledged classics it has some unusual inclusions including two I’ve never even seen. And he has my personal top horror film in there!

Nosferatu, Murnau, 1922
The Shining, Kubrick, 1980
Possession, Zulawski, 1981
Alien, Scott, 1979
Psycho, Hitchcock, 1960
The Innocents, Clayton, 1961
The Piano Teacher, Haneke, 2001
Cries & Whispers, Bergman, 1972
The Tenant, Polanski, 1976
Angst, Gerald Kargl, 1983
Rosemary’s Baby, Polanski, 1968
Onibaba, Kaneto Shindo, 1965
Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Wiene, 1920
The Devil, Zulawski, 1972
Hour of the Wolf, Bergman, 1968
Blue Velvet, Lynch, 1986
Lost Highway, Lynch, 1997
Mulholland Drive, Lynch, 2001
Twentynine Palms, Bruno Dumont, 2003
The Exorcist, Friedkin, 1973
Don’t Look Now, Roeg, 1973
The Birds, Hitchcock, 1963
Fall of the House of Usher, Epstein, 1928
Repulsion, Polanski, 1965
The Hunger, Tony Scott, 1983
Häxan, Benjamin Christensen, 1922

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I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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