ByAmy Martin, writer at
Amy Martin

Celebrating their 10th, 20th, 30th and 40th anniversaries this year, in this article I'll be looking at the best and most classic horror flicks from the years 1975, 85, 95 and 2005.

Celebrating their 40th anniversaries this year, we have...

'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'

A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.


When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.

'The Stepford Wives'

Joanna Eberhart has come to the quaint little town of Stepford, Connecticut with her family, but soon discovers there lies a sinister truth in the all too perfect behavior of the female residents.

Celebrating their 30th anniversaries this year...


A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.

'A Nightmare on Elm Street 2'

A teenage boy is haunted in his dreams by Freddy Krueger who is out to possess him to continue his murdering in the real world.

'Fright Night'

When a teenager learns that his next door neighbour is a vampire, no one will believe him.

'The Return of the Living Dead'

When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.

'Day of the Dead'

A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies.

Celebrating their 20th anniversaries this year...

'Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers'

Six years ago, Michael Myers terrorized the town of Haddonfield, Illinois. He and his niece, Jamie Lloyd, have disappeared. Jamie was kidnapped by a bunch of evil druids who protect Michael Myers. And now, six years later, Jamie has escaped after giving birth to Michael's child.

'Village of the Damned'

An American village is visited by some unknown life form which leaves the women of the village pregnant. Nine months later, the babies are born, and they all look normal, but it doesn't take the "parents" long to realize that the kids are not human or humane.

Celebrating their 10th anniversaries this year...

'The Descent'

A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.

'The Exorcism of Emily Rose'

A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl.

'Saw II'

A detective and his team must rescue eight people trapped in a factory by the twisted serial killer known as Jigsaw.

'The Devil's Rejects'

The murderous, backwoods Firefly family take to the road to escape a vengeful police force which is not afraid of being as ruthless as their target.

'Wolf Creek'

Stranded backpackers in remote Australia fall prey to a murderous bushman who offers to fix their car, then takes them captive.

'The Amityville Horror' (remake)

Newlyweds are terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a large house that was the site of a grisly mass murder a year before.

What was the best year in horror? Let us know your opinions in the comments section below!


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