Of the 100-plus Top 10 lists we received for our Ultimate Horror Movie Poll, there were a few omissions that genuinely surprised me. One of those was a no-show for “Halloween” on the list of musician-turned-filmmaker Rob Zombie — i.e. the man who remade the John Carpenter classic for a new generation back in 2007.
Which isn't to say that Zombie doesn't like the film, obviously (“Halloween” only barely made the cut on my own list despite being my favorite horror movie of all time), only that it was crowded out by a slew of black-and-white classics, one cult-favorite musical and a number of undeniable modern masterpieces including Tobe Hooper's “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,” which was a major influence on Zombie's first two features (“House of 1000 Corpses” and “The Devil's Rejects”).
Check out Zombie's full list below, then peruse the rest of the Top 10s over at the main poll page.
10. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
9. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
8. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
7. Freaks (1932)
6. Nosferatu (1922)
5. The Exorcist (1973)
4. The Shining (1980)
3. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
2. Frankenstein (1931)
1. Dracula (1931)