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, Amy Dalby, Rosemary Dorken, Verina Greenlaw, Claude Jones, Frieda Knorr, Susan Richards
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: Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave, Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Martin Stephens, Pamela Franklin, Clytie Jessop, Isla Cameron, Eric Woodburn
Directors: Jack Clayton
Genres: Horror, Fantasy

Alien (1979)

AKA(s): Alien: The Director's Cut, Star Beast
Synopsis: After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious life-form, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
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: A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc with bloody attacks on swimmers, until a local sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the monster down.
Cast: Joseph Oliveira, Roy Scheider, Robin Eddins, Jeffrey Kramer, Fritzi Jane Courtney, Cyprian R. Dube, Steven Spielberg, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, 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: Two siblings visit their grandfather's grave in Texas along with three of their friends and are attacked by a family of cannibalistic psychopaths.
Cast: John Larroquette, Marilyn Burns, William Vail, Gunnar Hansen, Jim Siedow, Paul A. Partain, John Dugan, Ed Guinn, Joe Bill Hogan, Perry Lorenz
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, Donna Mitchell, Kitty Winn, Rudolf Schündler, Mary Boylan
Directors: William Friedkin
Genres: Horror


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