My Favorite 50 Horror Crossover Films

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This is simply a list of my favorite horror “crossover” films (the top 50), much like my previous Favorite-Film lists (for fantasy and sci-fi).  The films included are all films I consider horror films that “crossover” into either fantasy (including the supernatural) or sci-fi.  While there were many other horror films I considered (Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon, Jaws, etc.), if they didn’t have a strong fantasy/sci-fi component, they didn’t make this list.  I also tried to stay away from spoofy/humorous/superhero films unless they were innovative or very entertaining.  Films marked with a star (*) are also on my top 50 fantasy or sci-fi lists  If something is missing it’s probably because I haven’t seen it, I didn’t like it, or I didn’t remember it.  If you want to know more about these films, I suggest you check out the Internet Movie Database.  The order may not be exact, it’s hard to choose amongst one’s favorites, but here it is:

My Favorites

  1. Alien [1979] *
  2. I Am Legend [2007] *
  3. The Brothers Grimm [2005] *
  4. Sleepy Hollow [1999]*
  5. Pandorum [2009] *
  6. Pan’s Labyrinth [2006]*
  7. Army of Darkness [1992]*
  8. Signs [2002] *
  9. Aliens [1986]* (less horror and more thriller than Alien)
  10. Priest [2011]
  11. Event Horizon [1997]*
  12. War of the Worlds [2005KH]*
  13. The Thing [1982] *
  14. The Thing [2011]*
  15. Pitch Black [2000] *
  16. The Box [2009]
  17. Needful Things [1993]
  18. Season of the Witch [2011]*
  19. Shadow of the Vampire [2000]
  20. The Forgottetn [2004]
  21. The Haunting [1999] (love the sets!)
  22. The Stand [1994] (TV mini-series)
  23. Interview with a Vampire? [1994]
  24. The Mummy [2001] (the sequels lacked for the most part)
  25. 1408 [2007]
  26. Blade? [1998]
  27. Sleepwalkers [1992]
  28. War of the Worlds [1953]*
  29. Firestarter [1984]
  30. 13 Ghosts [2001]
  31. Pet Cemetary [1989]
  32. Frankenstein: the True Story [1973] (highly recommend this TV movie!)
  33. Frankenstein [1994]
  34. Bram Stoker’s Dracula [1992] (Gary Oldman)
  35. Dracula [1979] (Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence – very romanticized)
  36. Life Force [1985]
  37. Something Wicked this way comes [1983]
  38. An American Werewolf in London [1981]
  39. Dark City [1998]
  40. The Wolfman [2010]
  41. Skyline [2010]
  42. The Howling [1981] (mostly for the effects)
  43. It [1990] (TV mini-series)
  44. The Fly [1986]
  45. House on Haunted Hill? [1999] (some good “gotchas”)
  46. House [1986, 1987]
  47. Split Second [1992]
  48. Rose Red [2002] (TV min-series)
  49. The Fly [1958]
  50. Nosferatu [1922]

Honorable Mention

  1. Wolf[1994]
  2. The Frighteners [1996]
  3. The Ninth Gate [1999]
  4. Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature? [2001KH]* (Made for TV movie – great performance by Rufus Sewell)
  5. Storm of the Century [1999] (TV mini-series)
  6. Carrie [1988]
  7. Supernatural (TV) [2005 – 2012] (wrong on just about everything – still entertaining)
  8. Dracula [1931] (Bela Lugosi)
  9. Five Million Years to Earth [1967]
  10. Thinner [1996]
  11. Buffy the Vampire Slayer [1992]
  12. Gargoyle [1972]
  13. Relic [1997]
  14. Westworld [1973]
  15. Christine [1983]
  16. Dark Water [2002]
  17. Prince of Darkness [1987]
  18. Hellraiser [1987]
  19. Dreamcatcher [2003]
  20. Species [1995]
  21. Tomyknockers [1993]
  22. Creature from the Black Lagoon [1954]
  23. Virus [1999]
  24. Evil Dead II [1987]
  25. Maximum Overdrive [1986]
  26. Pumpkinhead [1988]
  27. The Island of Doctor Moreau [1977]
  28. The Island of Doctor Moreau [1996]
  29. Darkness Falls [2003]
  30. Invasion of the Body Snatchers [1978]

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