Our love of horror films didn’t just start last week, yet with a name like Modern Horrors, we don’t get many chances to talk about some of our favorite classics.  Well if there is ever a day to talk about classic horror, it’s Halloween.  So without further adieu, here’s our trip down memory lane.

Jacob Hopkins:

1) Poltergeist

If you’ve glanced at my bio, then this is no surprise.  Steven Spielberg really used to be able to tap into the fears of childhood, and I attribute this movie to my dislike of clowns.  Nowadays it’s not as terrifying as it used to be, but back in the day it didn’t get much scarier.

2) Halloween

I think it’s safe to say that this one could be found on many a “classics list’.  The theme alone is universally recognizable.  It spawned a lot of sub-par sequels and remakes, but the original will still be the best.

3) The Thing (1982)

If you’ve somehow never seen this, then you’ve done yourself a great disservice.  Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, an Antarctic alien, and all directed by John Carpenter? What’s not to love?  This movie is one you will want to watch multiple times so that you can figure out when each person was assimilated.

Luke Rodriguez

1) Halloween

It’s not only a classic, but its also the first piece of film that absolutely terrified me. A psycho in a mask killing a bunch of innocents may seem like a cliche now…but Mike made it real.


Hellraiser fucked with me so hard as a kid that i didn’t watch it again until 7 years ago. I’m pleased to tell you that it still fucks with me…. hard.


It sure as hell isn’t a classic to anyone other than me, but I’ll be damned if I didn’t watch Brainscan every day for a solid 3 months of my youth. Back when Edward Furlong was pure. I used to have it on a bootleg VHS tape that it shared with Arcade (1994). Remember that one?

Dustin Reed

1) Hocus Pocus

I don’t care what you say.

2) Halloween: The Return of Michael  Myers

The inclusion of Danielle Harris alone could warrant this movie’s place on my list. However, it also brought life back to a struggling franchise after Season of the Witch. 

3) Scream

Smart, funny, original, and the “hot young cast” is actually hot because its not 1978.

Well that’s are personal favorites.  Didn’t see your favorite listed?  Give us your top 3 in the comments.