I discuss horror and cult films in most of my posts, and, like a good English major, I want to give credit where credit is due. This page will be updated as more content is published.
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad. Directed by James Algar, Clyde Geronimi, and Jack Kinney, performances by Bing Crosby, Basil Rathbone, and Eric Blore, Walt Disney Productions, 1949.
An American Werewolf in London. Directed by John Landis, performances by David Naughton, Griffin Dunne, Jenny Agutter, and John Woodvine, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1981.
Audition. Directed by Takashi Miike, performances by Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki, Basara Pictures, 1999.
The Babadook. Directed by Jennifer Kent, performances by Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, and Hayley McElhinney, Screen Australia, 2014.
Black Christmas. Directed by Bob Clark, performances by Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, and Margot Kidder, August Films, 1974.
Black Swan. Directed by Darren Aronofsky, performances by Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, and Vincent Cassel, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2010.
The Blob. Directed by Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr., performances by Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, and Earl Rowe, Valley Forge Films, 1958.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, performances by Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, and Keanu Reeves, Columbia Pictures, 1992.
Cadaver. Directed by Jarand Herdal, performances by Gitte Witt, Thomas Gullestad, and Thorbjorn Harr, Motion Blur Films, 2020.
Candyman. Directed by Bernard Rose, performances by Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, and Xander Berkeley, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1992.
Carnival of Souls. Directed by Herk Harvey, performances by Candace Hilligoss, Frances Feist, and Sidney Berger, Harcourt Productions, 1962.
Cat People. Directed by Jacques Tourneur, performances by Simone Simon, Tom Conway, Kent Smith, and Jane Randolph, RKO Radio Pictures, 1942.
A Clockwork Orange. Directed by Stanley Kubrick, performances by Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, and Warren Clarke, Warner Bros., 1971.
The Company of Wolves. Directed by Neil Jordan, performances by Angela Lansbury, Sarah Patterson, Tusse Silberg, David Warner, and Micha Bergese, Incorporated Television Company (ITC), 1984.
Crimson Peak. Directed by Guillermo del Toro, performances by Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, and Jessica Chastain, Legendary Entertainment, 2015.
Cujo. Directed by Lewis Teague, performances by Dee Wallace, Daniel Hugh Kelly, and Danny Pintauro, Sunn Classic Pictures, 1983.
Death Becomes Her. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, performances by Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn, Bruce Willis, and Isabella Rossellini, Universal Pictures, 1992.
Dracula. Directed by Tod Browning, performances by Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, and Dwight Frye, Universal Pictures, 1931.
Ed Wood. Directed by Tim Burton, performances by Johnny Depp, Martin Landeau, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Patricia Arquette, Touchstone Pictures, 1994.
Edward Scissorhands. Directed by Tim Burton, performances by Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, and Vincent Price, Twentieth Century Fox, 1990.
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark. Directed by James Signorelli, performances by Cassandra Peterson, Daniel Greene, and Edie McClurg, NBC Productions, 1988.
Elvira’s Haunted Hills. Directed by Sam Irvin, performances by Cassandra Peterson, Richard O’Brien, Mary Scheer, and Scott Atkinson, Media Pro Pictures, 2001.
Fight Club. Directed by David Fincher, performances by Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, and Helena Bonham Carter, Fox 2000 Pictures, 1999.
Friday the 13th. Directed by Sean S. Cunningham, performances by Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, and Jeannine Taylor, Paramount Pictures, 1980.
Get Out. Directed by Jordan Peele, performances by Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, and Bradley Whitford, Universal Pictures, 2017.
Ginger Snaps. Directed by John Fawcett, performances by Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle, and Kris Lemche, Copperheart Entertainment, 2000.
The Great Mouse Detective. Directed by Ron Clements, performances by Vincent Price, Barrie Ingham, and Val Bettin, Walt Disney Productions, 1986.
Gremlins. Directed by Joe Dante, performances by Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, and Hoyt Axton, Warner Bros., 1984.
The Grudge. Directed by Takashi Shimizu, performances by Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr, Grace Zabriskie, and Ryo Ishibashi, Columbia Pictures, 2004).
Halloween. Directed by John Carpenter, performances by Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, and Nancy Kyes, Compass International Pictures, 1978.
The Haunted Palace. Directed by Roger Corman, performances by Vincent Price, Debra Paget, and Lon Chaney Jr., Alta Vista Productions, 1963.
Heathers. Directed by Michael Lehmann, performances by Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, and Shannen Doherty, New World Pictures, 1989.
Hereditary. Directed by Ari Aster, performances by Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Gabriel Byrne, and Milly Shapiro, PalmStar Media, 2018.
The Hills Have Eyes. Directed by Alexandre Aja, performances by Ted Levine, Kathleen Quinlan, and Dan Byrd, Craven-Maddalena Films, 2006.
House. Directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi, performances by Kimiko Ikegami, Miki Jinbo, and Kumiko Ohba. Toho Company, 1977.
House of Wax. Directed by Andre de Toth, performances by Vincent Price, Frank Lovejoy, Phyllis Kirk, and Carolyn Jones, Bryan Foy Productions, Warner Bros., 1953.
House on Haunted Hill. Directed by William Castle, performances by Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, Richard Long, and Carolyn Craig, William Castle Productions, 1959.
I Know What You Did Last Summer. Directed by Jim Gillespie, performances by Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, and Freddie Prinze Jr., Mandalay Entertainment, 1997.
It. Directed by Andy Muschietti, performances by Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Martell, Finn Wolfhard, and Sophia Lillis, New Line Cinema, 2017.
Jaws. Directed by Steven Spielberg, performances by Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, and Richard Dreyfuss, Universal Pictures, 1975.
Jennifer’s Body. Directed by Karyn Kusama, performances by Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Brody, and Johnny Simmons, Fox Atomic, 2009.
Let the Right One In. Directed by Tomas Alfredson, performances by Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, EFTI, 2008.
The Lost Boys. Directed by Joel Schumacher, performances by Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest, Keifer Sutherland, and Jami Gertz, Warner Bros., 1987.
The Love Witch. Directed by Anna Biller, performances by Samantha Robinson, Gian Keys, Laura Waddell, Jennifer Ingrum, Jared Sanford, and Robert Seeley, Oscilloscope Laboratories, 2016.
The Masque of the Red Death. Directed by Roger Corman, performances by Vincent Price, Hazel Court, Jane Asher, and David Weston, Alta Vista Productions, 1964.
Mean Girls. Directed by Mark Waters, performances by Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, and Amanda Seyfried, Paramount Pictures, 2004.
Midsommar. Directed by Ari Aster, performances by Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Vilhelm Blomgren, William Jackson Hopper, and Will Poulter, A24 , 2019.
Misery. Directed by Rob Reiner, performances by James Caan, Kathy Bates, and Richard Farnsworth, Castle Rock Entertainment, 1990.
Night of the Living Dead. Directed by George A. Romero, performances by Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea, and Karl Hardman, Universal Pictures, 1968.
The Nightmare Before Christmas. Directed by Tim Burton, performances by Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, and Catherine O’Hara, Touchstone Pictures, 1993.
Nosferatu. Directed by F.W. Murnau, performances by Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim, and Greta Schroder, Jofa-Atelier Berlin-Johannisthal, 1922.
Only Lovers Left Alive. Directed by Jim Jarmusch, performances by Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, and Anton Yelchin, Recorded Picture Company, 2013.
Pet Sematary. Directed by Mary Lambert, performances by Dale Midkiff, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby, and Greenquist, Paramount Pictures, 1989.
The Phantom of the Opera. Directed by Joel Schumacher, performances by Emmy Rossum, Gerard Butler, Patrick Wilson, and Miranda Richardson, Warner Bros., 2004.
The Picture of Dorian Gray. Directed by Albert Lewin, performances by Hurd Hatfield, George Sanders, Donna Reed, and Angela Lansbury, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1945.
Psycho. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, performances by Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, John Gavin, and Vera Miles, Shamley Productions, 1960.
The Raven. Directed by Roger Corman, performances by Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Hazel Court, Olive Sturgess, and Jack Nicholson, Alta Vista Productions, 1963.
Rear Window. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, performances by James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, and Thelma Ritter, Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions, 1954.
Saw. Directed by James Wan, performances by Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, and Danny Glover, Twisted Pictures, 2004.
Shaun of the Dead. Directed by Edgar Wright, performances by Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Kate Ashfield, Universal Pictures, 2004.
The Shining. Directed by Mick Garris, performances by Steven Weber, Rebecca De Mornay, and Courtland Mead, Lakeside Productions, 1997.
The Shining. Directed by Stanley Kubrick, performances by Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, and Danny Lloyd, Warner Bros., 1980
The Silence of the Lambs. Directed by Jonathan Demme, performances by Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and Ted Levine, Orion Pictures, 1991.
Silver Bullet. Directed by Daniel Attias, performances by Corey Haim, Megan Follows, Everett McGill, and Gary Busey, Dino De Laurentiis Company, 1985.
Sleepy Hollow. Directed by Tim Burton, performances by Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, and Michael Gambon, Paramount Pictures, 1999.
Spree. Directed by Eugene Kotlyarenko, performances by Joe Keery, Sasheer Zamata, and David Arquette, Dreamcrew, 2020.
Suspiria. Directed by Dario Argento, performances by Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, amd Flavio Bucci, Seda Spettacoli, 1977.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Directed by Tim Burton, performances by Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, and Sacha Baron Cohen, DreamWorks, 2007.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Directed by Tobe Hooper, performances by Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, and Gunnar Hansen, Vortex, 1974.
Thir13en Ghosts. Directed by Steve Beck, performances by Tony, Shalhoub, Matthew Lillard, and F. Murray Abraham, Warner Bros., 2001.
Train to Busan. Directed by Sang-ho Yeon, performances by Gong Yoo, Yu-mi Jung, and Ma Dong-seok, Next Entertainment World, 2016.
Us. Directed by Jordan Peele, performances by Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, and Evan Alex, Monkeypaw Productions, 2019.
“Vampire Bats and Scaredy Cats.” The Scooby Doo/Dynomutt Hour, season 2, episode 2, 17 Sept. 1977.
Van Helsing. Directed by Stephen Sommers, performances by Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh, and David Wenham, Sommers Company, 2004.
What We Do in the Shadows. Directed by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, performances by Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, and Jonny Brugh, Unison Films, 2014.
The Wicker Man. Directed by Robin Hardy, performances by Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, and Diane Cilento, British Lion Film Corporation, 1973.
The Wolf Man. Directed by George Waggner, performances by Lon Chaney Jr., Claude Rains, Evelyn Ankers, Maria Ouspenskaya, and Bela Lugosi, Universal Pictures, 1941.
World War Z. Directed by Marc Forster, performances by Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, and Daniella Kertesz , Paramount Pictures, 2013.
Zombieland. Directed by Ruben Fleischer, performances by Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin, Columbia Pictures, 2009.