Tarantino's List of 10 Must-Watch Horror Films: Did Your Favorites Make the Cut?
Are you brave enough to watch writing and screenwriting legend Quentin Tarentino’s favourite horror flicks?
Quentin Tarantino, the renowned filmmaker, has curated a list of his favorite horror movies. This collection comprises both familiar and lesser-known titles, all of which have undoubtedly influenced his work.
Explore the extensive selection of horror films recommended by Tarantino and delve into the world of his cinematic inspirations.
1. House of Dark Shadows (1970) 6.3/10
After being trapped in a coffin for over a century, Barnabas Collins is released by a drunken local who stumbles upon the Collins family crypt and opens the coffin. With his freedom restored, Barnabas returns to his old ways of feeding on the blood of the living and becomes fixated on the family governess whom he believes to be his lost love Josette reincarnated.
2. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) 7.4/10
When Sally learns that her grandfather's grave may have been vandalized, she and her brother, Franklin set out with their friends to investigate. Along the way, they stumble upon their family's old farmhouse and uncover a horrifying scene – a group of deranged outcasts living next door, led by a relentless and merciless killer named Leatherface.
3. Eaten Alive (1976) 5.5/10
In rural East Texas, a deranged redneck manages a rundown hotel and resorts to gruesome killings when his business or personal life is disrupted. He disposes of his victims by feeding their bodies to a massive crocodile residing in the nearby swamp, creating a chilling tale of horror and suspense.
4. The Thing (1982) 8.2/10
In remote Antarctica, a group of American scientists are attacked at their base camp by a helicopter that shoots at a sled dog. After the dog is captured, it brutally attacks all the humans and their working dogs, and the scientists discover that it is the monster that can take the form of its victims. They must try to fight the beast before it kills them all.
5. Black Sabbath (1963) 7.3/10
Boris Karloff, the iconic host, takes us on a thrilling journey through three horror tales. In the first story, a call girl finds herself with a mysterious stalker. The second story introduces us to a monstrous vampire-like creature, who terrorizes an unsuspecting family. Lastly, we meet a nurse who is tormented by the spirit of the rightful owner of her haunted ring.
6. Deep Red (1975) 7.5/10
A psychic medium is tragically killed, and Marcus Daly, a musician who stumbles upon the body, feels compelled to uncover the truth behind the murder. Assisting him on his investigation is Gianna Brezzi, a determined reporter who sees an opportunity for a groundbreaking story in cracking the case.
7. Audition (1999) 7.1/10
Aoyama, a widower, decides to start dating again with the help of his film producer friend. Using auditions for a fake production, they set up their own dating service. Aoyama is intrigued by Asami, a withdrawn and beautiful woman, and they begin a relationship – but he soon realizes that Asami isn't as reserved as she seems.
8. Battle Royale (2000) 7.5/10
A group of Japanese junior-high students find themselves thrust into a harrowing battle for survival on a secluded island. Equipped with a map, provisions, and an array of weapons, they face a daunting challenge to eliminate their peers and emerge as the sole survivor. However, their fight for life is intensified by the presence of explosive collars around their necks, ready to detonate if any rules are broken.
9. Carrie (1976) 7.4/10
In this gripping adaptation of Stephen King's novel of the same name, Carrie, a shy and vulnerable teenager, endures constant bullying from her peers at school and suffers scathing religious torture at home from her mother. As odd and paranormal events unfold around her, Carrie starts to suspect that she possesses supernatural abilities.
10. Bud Abbot and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) 7.3/10
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello's first horror movie for Universal Pictures features the hilarious duo as baggage handlers working for a railway in northern Florida. After accidentally misplacing two crates belonging to a house of horrors museum, the museum's director, Mr. MacDougal, demands that they personally deliver the crates for insurance inspection. Their antics soon prove to have eerie consequences.