The Orphanage (2007) – Juan Antonio Bayona

I can’t think of a better movie to finish the 101 Horror Movies list than The Orphanage. Guillermo del Toro served as executive producer of this ghost story, in a tale that shows that great beauty can be found in things that may initially scare us. I’d seen it before, but this time around the…

The Descent (2005) – Neil Marshall

This is one of my favorite horror films in recent years, and I remember being completely unnerved watching it the first time, it got under my skin, and truly creeped me out. I loved it! So as the penultimate film on the 101 Horror Films list, I was more than happy to revisit it. I…

Saw (2004) – James Wan

I’ve never been a fan of the ‘torture porn’ sub-genre of horror cinema, so I wasn’t sure I wanted to try it again when I came to one of the last entries on the 101 Horror Movies list. Dr. Lawrence Gordon (Cary Elwes) and Adam (Leigh Whannell) wake up in a rather disgusting room, to…

Ju-On:The Grudge (2003) – Takashi Shimizu

I remember watching both the original Ringu and Ju-On, so it was fun to revisit them on the 101 Horror Movies list. And I still stand by my belief that little kids that make cat noises are creepy, and women should not let their hair hang down in front of their faces and crawl around…

High Tension (2003) – Alexandre Aja

The 101 Horror Movies, as it draws closer to the end of the list (there’s only 4 left!), brings us this updated take on the traditional slasher movie with a twist. It’s a graphic and bloody romp, most of it making me just go Ahhh! And shaking my head saying “That’s awesome.” That lasted until…

A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) – Jee-woon Kim

For me, there has always been something creepy and disturbing about the horror of Asian cinema, it has the ability to get under my skin and have moments that can actually earn a jump or two from me, so it was with equal parts excitement and trepidation that I turned to the next title on the 101 Horror Movies…

28 Days Later… (2002) – Danny Boyle

The 101 Horror Films brings is the triumphant return of British horror with this tense, scary ride from Trainspotting’s Danny Boyle. An updated take on the zombie film that sees people infected with a virus, through a bite or single drop of blood ingested, that releases pure rage. After an introduction of how the virus…

The Others (2001) – Alejandro Amenabar

The 101 Horror Movies list is coming to an end, there’s like 8 left, 7 now! But not to fret, I was tended to during Christmas, and very shortly while the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list continues, we’ll be adding the 101 Action Movies to the rotation, as well as a slew of films from the…

The Devil’s Backbone (2001) – Guillermo del Toro

There are secrets here, in this boys’ orphanage. And there are truths. Guillermo del Toro is one of those filmmakers that I will watch his films no matter what he does. He’s masterful, and makes poignant emotive pieces that seem to transcend genres, but I’m glad this ghost story, set against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil…

Audition (1999) – Takashi Miike

“Didn’t you see Fatal Attraction?” “You wouldn’t let me!” “Well I saw it and it scared the shit out of me! It scared the shit out of every man in America!” That exchange from Sleepless In Seattle was all I could think of while I was watching Audition, the next film brought to me on…

The Sixth Sense (1999) – M. Night Shyamalan

The 101 Horror Movies list has brought me to The Sixth Sense. A film that no matter what you think of Shyamalan’s later work, still stands as a fantastic little spooky tale, undeniably a classic ghost story. Bruce Willis stars as Malcolm Crowe a psychologist who has a troubling confrontation in his home with a…

The Blair Witch Project (1999) – Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sanchez

Ahh the found footage genre. Yes, we got a look at it earlier with Cannibal Holocaust, but it was with The Blair Witch Project that it really got its feet under itself, and of course there have been countless other films of the shakey cam variety since. As the 101 Horror Movies comes to the conclusion…