Wednesday, November 26, 2008


black sunday (by senses working overtime)

Sorry to have missed yesterday - the Ravensdeath household has been plagued by an unrelenting stomach bug and all service was disrupted. It'll get quiet again here tomorrow for Thanksgiving.

The Vault of Horror polled the crème de la crème of horror bloggers to come up with a list of the Top 50 Horror Films in response to HMV's earlier, and much discussed. survey on the same topic.

The "Cyber-Horror Elite" Have Spoken: Presenting the Top 50 Horror FIlms of All Time!

I have far fewer disagreements with this list than HMV's - though some of the selections still baffle me:

28. Alucarda (1978) dir: Juan Lopez Moctezuma
38. Thriller (1983) dir: John Landis
39. The Addiction (1995) dir: Abel Ferrara
44. The Mist (2007) dir: Frank Darabont
46. The Living Dead Girl (1982) dir: Jean Rollin
47. The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962) dir: Joseph Green

Thriller? Really? And am I the only one who thought The Mist was seriously mediocre?

And while I would re-rank many of the titles up or down the mere fact that I basically agree with 44 of 50 choices is something of a miracle.

A great job done by Vault keeper B-Sol and all the bloggers who participated.

Here's a post with many of the titles that didn't quite make the cut.

american werewolf (by senses working overtime)

Kindertrauma remembers Godzilla Vs. The Smog Monster

And Now the Screaming Starts on Videodrome plus the real life horror of Colonia Dignidad

arglebargle presents: Black & White in COLOR #5 : The CREATURE!

Stacie Ponder admits "i love the 80s, even though sometimes they sucked."

Hairy Green Eyeball shares a Lovecraftian tale from the pages of Charlton's Haunted - "Mountain of Fear"

The Curious Art of Science Fiction Road Maps (io9)

and, maybe this...

Sesame Street Soul @ Franklin Mint Blog