Check out these unique picks for the Top 5 Horror Movies of all Time from CineFix. This is not your usual top list because CineFix selected some films that are not the traditional top picks and I appreciate their approach to give people something new. CineFix does that by pretending we are in an alternate universe where the traditional contenders for the top 5 list do not exist, then we get their list. Many of the movies listed below are from the classic era of horror movies.
Top 5 Horror Movies of All Time [CineFix]
Directed by Michael Powell
Official Synopsis: Mark Lewis, works as a focus puller in a British film studio. On his off hours, he supplies a local p*rno shop with cheesecake photos and also dabbles in filmmaking. A lonely, unfriendly, sexually repressed fellow, Mark is obsessed with the effects of fear and how they are registered on the face and behavior of the frightened. This obsession dates from the time when, as a child, he served as the subject of some cold-blooded experiments in terror conducted by his own scientist father. As a grown man, Mark becomes a compulsive murderer who kills women and records their contorted features and dying gasps on film. His ongoing project is a documentary on fear. With 16mm camera in hand, he accompanies a prostitute to her room and stabs her with a blade concealed in his tripod, all the while photographing her contorted face in the throes of terror and death. Alone in his room, he surrounds himself with the sights and sounds of terror: taped screams, black-and-white "home movies" of convulsed faces. At his house, he meets Helen Stephens, a young woman who lives with her blind mother in a downstairs flat. She visits his flat, where he shows her black-and-white films that were taken of him when he was a child. She is horrified to see that his father used him as a guinea pig in various experiments, taking movies of his reactions of fear.
Cast: Paddi Edwards, Miles Malleson, John Chappell, John Dunbar, Frank Singuineau, Esmond Knight, Keith Baxter, Frankie Reidy, Jack Watson, Robert Crewdson,…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama
Directed by Jack Clayton
Official Synopsis: In Victorian England, the uncle of orphaned niece Flora and nephew Miles hires Miss Giddens as governess to raise the children at his estate with total independence and authority. Soon after her arrival, Miss Giddens comes to believe that the spirits of the former governess Miss Jessel and valet Peter Quint are possessing the children. Miss Giddens decides to help the children to face and exorcise the spirits.
Cast: Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave, Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Martin Stephens, Pamela Franklin, Clytie Jessop, Isla Cameron, Eric Woodburn
Genres: Horror, Fantasy
Directed by John McNaughton
Official Synopsis: Loosely based on serial killer Henry Lee Lucas, the film follows Henry and his roommate Otis who Henry introduces to murdering randomly selected people. The killing spree depicted in the film starts after Otis' sister Becky comes to stay with them. The people they kill are strangers and in one particularly gruesome attack, kill all three members of a family during a home invasion. Henry lacks compassion in everything he does and isn't the kind to leave behind witnesses - of any kind.
Cast: Michael Rooker, Tom Towles, Kurt Naebig, Mary Demas, Benjamen Passman, Donna Dunlap, Flo Spink, Augie the Dog, Anne Bartoletti, Benjamin…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Biography
Directed by Neil Marshall
Official Synopsis: A woman goes on vacation with her friends after her husband and daughter encounter a tragic accident. One year later she goes hiking with her friends and they get trapped in the cave. With a lack of supply, they struggle to survive and they meet strange blood thirsty creatures.
Cast: MyAnna Buring, Leslie Simpson, Shauna Macdonald, Craig Conway, Tristan Matthiae, Nora-Jane Noone, Justin Hackney, Stuart Luis, Saskia Mulder, Natalie Mendoza,…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Adventure
Directed by Mario Bava
Official Synopsis: Isabella, a young model is murdered by a mysterious masked figure at a boarding house run by Max Morlan and his lover Countess Christina Como. When Isabella's boyfriend is suspected of the killing, her diary, which apparently has some incriminating evidence linking her to the killer, disappears, the masked killer begins killing off all the models in and around the house to find the diary.
Cast: Harriet Medin, Goffredo Unger, Massimo Righi, Giuliano Raffaelli, Paul Frees, Mary Carmen, Cameron Mitchell, Heidi Stroh, Nadia Anty, Arianna Gorini,…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Mystery