2015 Director's Club Horror Show Banned List

NOTE: THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING A TOP 10 HORROR LIST IS OCTOBER 10TH

Last October I asked the listeners of Director's Club to send us a list of their top 10 horror horror films. But there was a catch: a list of 20 established classics that were off limits.

Those films were:
The Exorcist
The Thing (Carpenter)
Alien
Dawn of the Dead (Romero)
Halloween (Carpenter)
Night of the Living Dead (Romero)
The Shining
Psycho (Hitchcock)
An American Werewolf in London
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Hooper)
Carrie (De Palma)
Jaws
Frankenstein (Whale)
Nosferatu (Murnau)
Scream (Craven)
Evil Dead (Raimi)
Evil Dead 2
The Fly (Cronenberg)
Rosemary’s Baby (Polanski)
Silence of the Lambs

As predicted, the lists we received represented a crazy…

  • The Exorcist
  • The Thing
  • Alien
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • Halloween
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • The Shining
  • Psycho
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Carrie
  • Jaws
  • Frankenstein
  • Nosferatu
  • Scream
  • The Evil Dead
  • Evil Dead II
  • The Fly
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Death Spa
  • Ebola Syndrome
  • Project: Metalbeast
  • Curse II: The Bite
  • The Seventh Curse
  • Death Laid an Egg
  • Aswang
  • Baby Blood
  • Horrors of Malformed Men
  • Hunchback of the Morgue
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • The Unknown
  • Doctor X
  • The Mask of Fu Manchu
  • Island of Lost Souls
  • Murders in the Zoo
  • The Black Cat
  • The Bride of Frankenstein
  • Son of Frankenstein
  • I Walked with a Zombie
  • The Seventh Victim
  • Diabolique
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • The Tingler
  • Eyes Without a Face
  • The Brides of Dracula
  • The Innocents
  • The Birds
  • Blood Feast
  • The Masque of the Red Death
  • Repulsion
  • Spider Baby
  • And Soon the Darkness
  • Lizard in a Woman's Skin
  • The Abominable Dr. Phibes
  • Let's Scare Jessica to Death
  • The Last House on the Left
  • Night of the Devils
  • Vampire Circus
  • Frenzy
  • Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural
  • Black Christmas
  • It's Alive
  • The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue
  • Deep Red
  • Alice Sweet Alice
  • The Sentinel
  • Eraserhead
  • The Toolbox Murders
  • The Grapes of Death
  • I Spit on Your Grave
  • Nosferatu the Vampyre
  • Salem's Lot
  • Inferno
  • The Fog
  • The Changeling
  • City of the Living Dead
  • New Year's Evil
  • Cannibal Ferox
  • Dark Night of the Scarecrow
  • Amityville II: The Possession
  • The Entity
  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch
  • The Dead Zone
  • Poison for the Fairies
  • Gremlins
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • The Return of the Living Dead
  • The Stuff
  • Day of the Dead
  • Fright Night
  • Mr. Vampire
  • Aliens
  • Manhunter
  • Night of the Creeps
  • Blue Velvet
  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
  • The Stepfather