It’s a tough question – but Time Out may have come close to finding an answer. We polled over 100 industry luminaries – from directors like Roger Corman, Guillermo del Toro, Joe Dante and Clive Barker to actors like Simon Pegg, Coffin Joe and Sybil Danning, from experts like Kim Newman and Alan Jones to enthusiasts Alice Cooper and Reece Shearsmith – and compiled their responses into a near-as-dammit definitive list of the 100 Best Horror Movies. The result will surprise and entertain horror afficionados and newcomers alike, ranging from standard classics like ‘Frankenstein’, ‘The Shining’ and ‘Night of the Living Dead’ to oddball leftfield choices like ‘Society’, ‘The Beyond’ and ‘Possession’. You can also read illuminating commentary by our voters, a frank interview from the director of our No. 1 film (not that we’re about to reveal who that is) and vote for your own favourite horror movie.
Happy Friday the 13th! Find out who made the cut at timeout.com/horror.