The question this month is very simple: What are your choices for the top ten horror films of the span from 1960 to 2000?
And yes, this is a tough one to compile. Big time. There were way too many titles I feel that I left out...
03. John Carpenter's The Thing (1982)
Once derided by film critics and audiences, John Carpenter's The Thing is an ahead-of-its time masterpiece, one that pits alienated humankind against a cunning alien in a constant state of flux. Where man is fragile, the Thing is strong, able to re-shape its flesh and very tissue to fool its enemies. Bolstered by pioneering special effects and Carpenter's brilliant presentation of a claustrophobic, bleak setting, The Thing is one of the greatest horror films ever made.
The titles that just missed my top ten were A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), The Haunting (1963), The Evil Dead (1983), Night of the Living Dead (1968), Rosemary's Baby (1968), and Aliens (1986).
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