One of the horror genre's "most widely read critics" (Rue Morgue # 68), "an accomplished film journalist" (Comic Buyer's Guide #1535), and the award-winning author of Horror Films of the 1980s (2007), The Rock and Roll Film Encyclopedia (2007) and Horror Films of the 1970s (2002), John Kenneth Muir, presents his blog on film, television and nostalgia, named one of the Top 100 Film Studies Blog on the Net.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Reader Top Ten Greatest Horror Films 1960 - 2000: Dave Stewart of Bloody Terror
Dave Stewart, blogger at Bloody Terror-- who is going through all his favorite horror films on that site right now -- contributes our last Wednesday list. Dave writes:
"Here are my choices alphabetically:
The Brood - 1979 Carrie - 1976 Deep Red - 1975 The Devils - 1971 The Exorcist - 1973 Halloween - 1978 Jaws - 1975 Psycho - 1960 Rosemary’s Baby - 1968 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - 1974."
Dave: A sturdy, well-conceived list, and I am especially happy to see The Brood (1979) make the cut. I just re-watched that film recently, and it holds up beautifully, especially as a parable for the cycle of domestic violence (and ensuing trauma) continuing from one generation to the next. Also happy to see De Palma's Carrie make another list...