1. Monsters vs Aliens (aka Susan).
Timeless classic for the family. I'd love to see a sequel to this but the Halloween themed shorts will have to do. While not a strict horror movie it's a great throwback to the 50's style monster movies. I think the audio is great and the art style is wonderful. My daughter, age 5, loves it as much as I do.
2. An American Werewolf In London.
Not much to add about this awesome movie. It's nearly perfect and still holds up. Baker's effects are gorgeous. It's funny, scary, bloody, and fast paced. It's pretty much the king of Werewolf movies in my opinion.
3. Attack on Titan.
I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm an anime fan despite being 40 years old. This is a live action version of the popular animated series. I'd concede it's not a strict horror but the Titans are creepy as hell and there is plenty of blood and gore throughout. Like many anime adaptations this focuses on a group of kids rising up through the military in a particularly gruesome set of events. This movie is heavy on drama with some great action sequences and really needs a massive budget to properly display what's going on.
Twisty turny thriller from down under. A teenage trio blackmail a suspected serial killer to take care of a bully. To tell more would spoil the ride but I think it's a good one. It has a similar feel to Found and I Am Not A Serial Killer with its exploration of certain coming of age motifs and dash of Deadgirl.
This is my second viewing of this movie since its release a few years ago and it's still fresh. This movie sticks with me due to the graphic nature of some key scenes. It still managed to surprise me and I guess I missed a particular scene (cops come over) the first time because I had to back it up to be sure and was terrified.
6. Goosebumps. Super fun flick to enjoy with the family. Ventriloquist dolls scare the hell out of the little one now.
7. Anguish. Slow burning tale with a paranormal spin on mental disorders. It's gritty and moody. Worth a watch with the wives or those who like a spooky atmospheric movie vs the blood soaked entries in the genre.
8. Terrortory. A low budget anthology movie based on some urban legends in and around a patch of land. Stuff like drones attacking hikers and a siren of sorts. Watchable but not rewatchable imho.
9. Scooby Doo. I'm a fan of these live action versions of the cartoon classic and the kid likes them too. Zany and good hearted with a couple of jokes for the adults. I love the casting and want to see more. If you're a fan of Mystery Inc., you'd do well to check the recent animated series. It's full of horror and occult references.
10. The Childhood of a Leader. I can't figure out why this is on so many horror lists. Maybe the genre is getting watered down. Not a terrible movie by any stretch and the music is great. Not what I was expecting at all.
11. Phantasm Ravager. The Phantasm series is one my all time favorites. It's such an epic journey with great characters and a possibly one the greatest scores in all of cinema, up there with Halloween's synths. This entry isn't Don's and it shows. Not to say I didn't like it it's just for hardcore Phantasm fans only. The movie itself is very DIY but has loads of heart.
12. Dead Silence. James Wan is maybe the best modern director in the genre. He gets it. This movie, while not anything groundbreaking is still a high quality evil doll movie. My main draw is the audio. It's got awesome effects that really play into "throwing your voice."
13. The VVitch. I like this movie a lot. VVhen it made the rounds it was the end all be all of horror. I'd disagree there. It's still a fantastic horror movie, creepy as hell and beautifully vvritten. For fans of old vvitch tales it is the king of the genre. Fans of Mr. Zombie's Lords of Salem should love this. Turn out the lights, crank the sound, and let the VVitch consume you.
14. Der Samurai. A mostly linear slasher in the vein of Manhunter but with a huge helping of homoerotic messages. Parallels between man and wolf are drawn along with a transgender samurai sword. The big message revolves around us being caged by society. Super weird but still good.
15. We Need To Talk About Kevin. Visually stunning for starters, this tale, told in time hopping flashbacks involves a mother coping with a tragedy brought on by her son. Tilda crushed it in this. As a parent it's truly horrific. Sit down with the wife and give it a go.
16. Donkey Punch. This thriller is pretty middle of the road but not terrible. A trio of young ladies go out with some sailors for a cruise on the sea. Drugs, sex, and a terrible accident ensue followed by a cat and mouse game. On a boat. It had a couple of shocking kills to keep it notable.