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|Top 10 Horror Directors|
The Fragile Art of Existence
Stuart Gordon - Re-Animator, From Beyond and Dagon. You rule, man. Please make another classic soon thx
Live in Eindhoven
David Cronenrbeg - Ow, my body.
Live in L.A.: Death & Raw
Tobe Hooper - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Salem’s Lot AND Poltergeist? Hot damn, son. Chill out with that winning streak.
The Sound of Perseverance
Roman Polanski - Terrible personal life aside, Repulsion, The Tenant and of course the perfect Rosemary’s Baby earns this man a spot on this list.
Sam Rami - This may seem strange that he’s not at the top, considering he directed two of my favorite horror films of all time, but he didn’t really stick to horror past that so it’s hard for me to place him above the absolute biggest legends in the game. Still, he deserves a spot for Evil Dead trilogy (and some Ash vs Evil Dead episodes) and to a lesser extent Drag Me To Hell.
Individual Thought Patterns
Dario Argento - The king of giallo horror. One of the most visually striking directors in any genre, this man almost always combines that direction with genuine scares, a compelling mystery and fascinating murder sequences. Hurray for Dario!
George A. Romero - How many directors can say that they directed a perfect trilogy? Not many, I imagine, except for this sexy man right here. All three Dead movies are not only beyond entertaining, but they are also incredibly smart and totally unique on their own. Also, Creepshow and The Crazies m/
Alfred Hitchcock - More of a man of suspense than pure horror, this man is probably the most important man in film on this entire list. With classics like Psycho, The Birds, Rear Window, Strangers on a Train under his belt, it’s not hard to see why. This man just didn’t stop breaking conventions. A true master.
Wes Craven - My fucking boy
Scream Bloody Gore
John Carpenter - Halloween. The Thing. They Live, The Fog, In The Mouth of Madness. This man is a horror God. This man set in stone the rules for the slasher genre while creating one of the most iconic scores in cinema to go along with it. Afterwards, he continued to make near perfect, horrifying and intellectually stimulating films. All hail the master of horror.
|I actually agree with this list|
|giallo** not galileo. Cool list!!!|
|Ooooooooooobviously rob zombie |
|naught - aha thanks man!|
Wonder -Rob Zombie is all 10 of course
|Sergio Martino did some great giallo films.|
Also, Tod Browning is a horror legend.
|John Carpenter seems a tad bit underappreciated outside of The Thing tbh. The Fog is also massively underrated.|
|Noice list. On a side note, I miss 80s horror in general. |
|solid list. As for modern horror, I'd throw in James Wan (not the best, but consistent and iconic films), Mike Flanagan, Ti West, Mike Dougherty.|
By the end of 2019, we'll know for sure whether to add Jordan Peele, Robert Eggers, and Ari Aster to the list. All three have sophomore horror entries this year. Woot woot!
|Lucio Fulci tho. Still fuckin ace list tho bby.|
|"John Carpenter seems a tad bit underappreciated outside of The Thing"|
You mean Halloween? I think that's what he's mostly known for - that kicked off the slasher craze and was met with universal praise, while The Thing was pretty much ignored for years and then discovered later by fans. But I agree, he has a lot of other films that are fantastic.
@Blown - I miss 80s horror too, man :-(. Every day.
@ButtBoy - Yeah, James Wan has a couple of good films but I personally don't think he compares with anyone here.
I absolutely adore House of the Devil, but tbh that's the only thing that Ti West has done that I really like.
Flanagan is great, time will tell if he's a legend.
But I agree with the last three. Peele, Eggers and Aster all by far have the most potential to make this list imo as all three of their debut films are modern classics imo. I cannot fucking wait for their future films, they're all my most anticipated movies of 2019!
@Moog - good call, Moog. Forgot to add Lucio.
|I kind did a double take when I saw Hitchcock, but, yeah alright I can see it. The thrillers he does usually put the protagonist in a horrifying situation. The obsession in Vertigo can be doubled as a bit of a psychological horror I suppose. |
And Fuck Yes Carpenter.
|I have no argument with any of these, but I'd put Romero #1. He basically invented a whole subgenre of horror.|
|yeah, but Romero had some pretty bad films. |
Top ten for sure though, Day of the Dead is the greatest zombie film ever made.
|good stuff. & Mario Bava|
|shame that Wes Craven didn't make a worthwhile film in like a decade.|
same could go for like a half of these guys
|don't forget The Fearless Vampire Killers by Polanski. not scary, but horror setting works great and the movie is pretty damn great|