Best Horror Movie Masters


The Top Ten

1 Wes Craven

I'd give it to Wes Craven for his incredible movies especially Nightmare On Elm Street, the most well known. Incredible director and story writer. I'd put him as number one and then John Carpenter. And Alfred Hitchcock for starting the slasher (my fave) genre.

The Hills Have Eyes, Deadly Blessing, Swamp Thing, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Chiller, Deadly Friend, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, The Serpent and the Rainbow, The People Under the Stairs, Shocker, Scream movies, Dracula 2000, The Breed... - Alexandr

He did Wes Craven's New Nightmare, The Last House on the Left (1972), The Serpent and the Rainbow, and Scream

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2 John Carpenter

Halloween, The Fog, Halloween II, The Thing, Christine, Prince of Darkness, They Live, Village of the Damned, Ghosts of Mars, The Ward - Alexandr

3 Dario Argento

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, The Cat o' Nine Tails, Four Flies on Grey Velvet, Deep Red, Suspiria, Inferno, Tenebrae, Phenomena, Opera, Trauma, The Stendhal Syndrome, Sleepless, The Card Player etc - Alexandr

4 David Cronenberg

Shivers, Rapid, Scanners, The Brood, Videodrome, The Fly, Dead Ringers, eXistenZ - Alexandr

5 Mario Bava

Black Sunday, The Girl Who Knew Too Much, Black Sabbath, Blood and Black Lace, The Whip and the Body, Planet of the Vampires, Kill Baby Kill, Five Dolls for an August Moon, Hatchet for the Honeymoon, Twitch of the Death Nerve, Shock... - Alexandr

6 Lucio Fulci

A Lizard in a Woman's Skin, Don't Torture a Duckling, Zombi 2, The Psychic, City of the Living Dead, The Black Cat, The Beyond, The House by the Cemetery, The New York Ripper, Murder Rock, Zombie 3, The House of Clocks - Alexandr

7 George A. Romero

Night of the Living Dead, The Crazies, Season of the Witch, Dawn of the Dead, Creepshow, Day of the Dead, Monkey Shines, The Dark Half, Bruiser, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead, Survival of the Dead - Alexandr

8 Lamberto Bava

Macabre, A Blade in the Dark, Monster Shark, Demons, Demons 2, You'll Die At Midnight, Delirium, Mask of the Demon, Body Puzzle, The Torturer, Ghost Son - Alexandr

9 Alfred Hitchcock Alfred Hitchcock Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, was an English-American film director and producer, at times referred to as "The Master of Suspense".

Rear Window, Vertigo, Psycho, Strangers on a Train, Shadow of a Doubt, Rebecca, The Man Who Knew Too Much, The Birds, Dial M for Murder, Frenzy and many more - Alexandr

10 James Wan

He did some non-horror movies like Death Sentence and Furious 7

'SAW' 'Insidious' 'Dead Silence' 'Stygian'
As well as these highly known horror movies that are said to be some of the best of all time, he also directs very clever actions and thrillers, James Wan should be in the top 5! - callumcrighton

The Contenders

11 Tobe Hooper

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Eaten Alive, Salem's Lot, The Funhouse, Poltergeist, Lifeforce, Invaders from Mars, Spontaneous Combustion, Crocodile - Alexandr

12 Stephen King Stephen King Stephen Edwin King is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy.
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Top Remixes

1. Dario Argento
2. Wes Craven
3. John Carpenter



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