Guillermo del Toro Shares his Top 5 Horror Movies List!

Guillermo del Toro Shares his Top 5 Horror Movies List!

Guillermo del Toro decided to share his Top 5 Horror Films in a recent interview. In the video, Guillermo del Toro states that he would mention The Exorcist (1973), but as a kid, it did not do anything for him. Makes you wonder what made Guillermo del Toro’s Top 5 Horror Movies List if The Exorcist is just a worthy mention. He also goes on to state that your horror favorites change with your age. Del Toro shares some sound advice too, “The truth in our world and what we need to understand is that the horror is all too human, you have to fear the living more than the dead.”

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Guillermo del Toro’s Top 5 Horror Films

The Haunting (1963)

Synopsis: A scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind.
Cast: Paul Maxwell, Richard Johnson, Julie Harris, Howard Lang, Fay Compton, Rosalie Crutchley, Lois Maxwell, Valentine Dyall, Diane Clare, Ronald Adam
Directors: Robert Wise
Genres: Horror, Fantasy

The Innocents (1961)

AKA(s): The Turn of the Screw
Synopsis: A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.
Cast: Peter Wyngarde, Martin Stephens, Pamela Franklin, Clytie Jessop, Isla Cameron, Eric Woodburn, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave, Deborah Kerr
Directors: Jack Clayton
Genres: Horror, Fantasy

Alien (1979)

AKA(s): Alien: The Director's Cut, Star Beast
Synopsis: The commercial vessel Nostromo receives a distress call from an unexplored planet. After searching for survivors, the crew heads home only to realize that a deadly bioform has joined them.
Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Ian Holm, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, Tom Skerritt, Yaphet Kotto, Eddie Powell, Bolaji Badejo, Helen Horton
Directors: Ridley Scott
Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi

Jaws (1975)

AKA(s): Stillness in the Water
Synopsis: When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.
Cast: Joseph Oliveira, Roy Scheider, Fritzi Jane Courtney, Jeffrey Kramer, Cyprian R. Dube, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Jay Mello, Lee Fierro, Dorothy Fielding
Directors: Steven Spielberg
Genres: Thriller, Drama, Adventure

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

AKA(s): Headcheese, Leatherface, Stalking Leatherface, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Synopsis: Five friends visiting their grandfather's house in the country are hunted and terrorized by a chain-saw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals.
Cast: John Larroquette, Marilyn Burns, William Vail, Gunnar Hansen, Jim Siedow, Paul A. Partain, John Dugan, Perry Lorenz, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger
Directors: Tobe Hooper
Genres: Horror, Thriller

Worthy Mentions

The Exorcist (1973)

AKA(s): The Exorcist: The Version You Haven't Seen Yet, The Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen, William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist
Synopsis: When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.
Cast: Max von Sydow, Eileen Dietz, Linda Blair, Jason Miller, John Mahon, Ellen Burstyn, Rudolf Schündler, Mary Boylan, Donna Mitchell, Kitty Winn
Directors: William Friedkin
Genres: Horror

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