SHOCKtober: Final Mom’s Top 20


I know that sometimes you must read this site and wonder at my taste in horror movies. How did it get to be so good? Was I simply born this way, with perfect and impeccable opinions on what is good and what is not?

Of course I was! But while I would like to give myself sole credit for this, I must in fact give a shout-out to my mom, who obviously also has superior taste in horror movies. Just look at this list! It speaks for itself, so I'll shut up now.


Dracula (1958, Terence Fisher)


Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966, Terence Fisher)


Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968, Freddie Francis)


Night of the Living Dead (1968, George A. Romero)


Dawn of the Dead (1978, George A. Romero)


The Descent (2005, Neil Marshall)


Dog Soldiers (2002, Neil Marshall)


Candyman (1992, Bernard Rose)


Halloween (1978, John Carpenter)


Ju-on: The Grudge (2002, Takashi Shimizu)


Ringu (1998, Hideo Nakata)


A Tale of Two Sisters (2003, Jee-woon Kim)


Alien (1979, Ridley Scott)


Pitch Black (2000, David Twohy)


The Blair Witch Project (1999, Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sánchez


Jaws (1975, Steven Spielberg)


Suspiria (1977, Dario Argento)


Demons (1985, Lamberto Bava)


Cold Prey (2006, Roar Uthaug)


Dark Water (2001, Hideo Nakata)

SHOCKtober: Final Mom’s Top 20


I know that sometimes you must read this site and wonder at my taste in horror movies. How did it get to be so good? Was I simply born this way, with perfect and impeccable opinions on what is good and what is not?

Of course I was! But while I would like to give myself sole credit for this, I must in fact give a shout-out to my mom, who obviously also has superior taste in horror movies. Just look at this list! It speaks for itself, so I'll shut up now.


Dracula (1958, Terence Fisher)


Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966, Terence Fisher)


Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968, Freddie Francis)


Night of the Living Dead (1968, George A. Romero)


Dawn of the Dead (1978, George A. Romero)


The Descent (2005, Neil Marshall)


Dog Soldiers (2002, Neil Marshall)


Candyman (1992, Bernard Rose)


Halloween (1978, John Carpenter)


Ju-on: The Grudge (2002, Takashi Shimizu)


Ringu (1998, Hideo Nakata)


A Tale of Two Sisters (2003, Jee-woon Kim)


Alien (1979, Ridley Scott)


Pitch Black (2000, David Twohy)


The Blair Witch Project (1999, Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sánchez


Jaws (1975, Steven Spielberg)


Suspiria (1977, Dario Argento)


Demons (1985, Lamberto Bava)


Cold Prey (2006, Roar Uthaug)


Dark Water (2001, Hideo Nakata)

SHOCKtober: 233-213



You guessed it–each movie featured today received TWO VOTES.

233. The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) -- 2011, Tom Six
232. I Walked with a Zombie -- 1943, Jacques Tourneur
231. Insidious -- 2010, James Wan
230. Interview with the Vampire -- 1994, Neil Jordan
229. Intruder -- 1989, Scott Spiegel
228. Island of Lost Souls -- 1932, Erle C. Kenton
227. It -- 2017, Andy Muschietti
226. Jeepers Creepers -- 2001, Victor Salva
225. Killer Party -- 1986, William Fruet
224. King Kong -- 1933, Merien C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack
223. The Lair of the White Worm -- 1988, Ken Russell
222. Lake Mungo -- 2008, Joel Anderson
221. The Last Man on Earth -- 1964, Ubaldo Ragona & Sidney Salkow
220. The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue -- 1974, Jorge Grau
219. Ludlow -- 2010, Stacie Ponder (I DID NOT PAY FOR THIS AND YES IT'S OBVIOUSLY FLATTERING BUT POSTING IT MAKES ME FEEL WEIRD BUT WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO)
218. Maniac -- 2012, Franck Khalfoun
217. May -- 2002, Lucky McKee
216. Nightbreed -- 1990, Clive Barker
215. Night of the Comet -- 1984, Thom Eberhardt
214. Nosferatu the Vampyre -- 1979, Werner Herzog
213. Popcorn -- 1991, Mark Herrier & Alan Ormsby


What a nicely varied list we have here today! But only two votes for Lake Mungo, are you people nuts? That movie deserves two million votes!

Also, I love Killer Party so much. If you haven't seen it, well, this video spoils the last few seconds of it...but the song is so worth it!

SHOCKtober: 233-213



You guessed it–each movie featured today received TWO VOTES.

233. The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) -- 2011, Tom Six
232. I Walked with a Zombie -- 1943, Jacques Tourneur
231. Insidious -- 2010, James Wan
230. Interview with the Vampire -- 1994, Neil Jordan
229. Intruder -- 1989, Scott Spiegel
228. Island of Lost Souls -- 1932, Erle C. Kenton
227. It -- 2017, Andy Muschietti
226. Jeepers Creepers -- 2001, Victor Salva
225. Killer Party -- 1986, William Fruet
224. King Kong -- 1933, Merien C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack
223. The Lair of the White Worm -- 1988, Ken Russell
222. Lake Mungo -- 2008, Joel Anderson
221. The Last Man on Earth -- 1964, Ubaldo Ragona & Sidney Salkow
220. The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue -- 1974, Jorge Grau
219. Ludlow -- 2010, Stacie Ponder (I DID NOT PAY FOR THIS AND YES IT'S OBVIOUSLY FLATTERING BUT POSTING IT MAKES ME FEEL WEIRD BUT WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO)
218. Maniac -- 2012, Franck Khalfoun
217. May -- 2002, Lucky McKee
216. Nightbreed -- 1990, Clive Barker
215. Night of the Comet -- 1984, Thom Eberhardt
214. Nosferatu the Vampyre -- 1979, Werner Herzog
213. Popcorn -- 1991, Mark Herrier & Alan Ormsby


What a nicely varied list we have here today! But only two votes for Lake Mungo, are you people nuts? That movie deserves two million votes!

Also, I love Killer Party so much. If you haven't seen it, well, this video spoils the last few seconds of it...but the song is so worth it!

SHOCKtober: 233-213



You guessed it–each movie featured today received TWO VOTES.

233. The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) -- 2011, Tom Six
232. I Walked with a Zombie -- 1943, Jacques Tourneur
231. Insidious -- 2010, James Wan
230. Interview with the Vampire -- 1994, Neil Jordan
229. Intruder -- 1989, Scott Spiegel
228. Island of Lost Souls -- 1932, Erle C. Kenton
227. It -- 2017, Andy Muschietti
226. Jeepers Creepers -- 2001, Victor Salva
225. Killer Party -- 1986, William Fruet
224. King Kong -- 1933, Merien C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack
223. The Lair of the White Worm -- 1988, Ken Russell
222. Lake Mungo -- 2008, Joel Anderson
221. The Last Man on Earth -- 1964, Ubaldo Ragona & Sidney Salkow
220. The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue -- 1974, Jorge Grau
219. Ludlow -- 2010, Stacie Ponder (I DID NOT PAY FOR THIS AND YES IT'S OBVIOUSLY FLATTERING BUT POSTING IT MAKES ME FEEL WEIRD BUT WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO)
218. Maniac -- 2012, Franck Khalfoun
217. May -- 2002, Lucky McKee
216. Nightbreed -- 1990, Clive Barker
215. Night of the Comet -- 1984, Thom Eberhardt
214. Nosferatu the Vampyre -- 1979, Werner Herzog
213. Popcorn -- 1991, Mark Herrier & Alan Ormsby


What a nicely varied list we have here today! But only two votes for Lake Mungo, are you people nuts? That movie deserves two million votes!

Also, I love Killer Party so much. If you haven't seen it, well, this video spoils the last few seconds of it...but the song is so worth it!

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SHOCKtober: 255-234



Aw yeah, firmly ensconced in the last of the twos. Each film got TWO VOTES EACH!

255. Demons 2 -- 1986, Lamberto Bava
254. Les diaboliques -- 1955, Henri-Georges Clouzot
253. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark -- 1973, John Newland
252. Don't Deliver Us from Evil -- 1971, Joël Séria
251. Don't Go in the House -- 1979, Joseph Ellison
250. Bram Stoker's Dracula -- 1992, Francis Ford Coppola
249. Eraserhead -- 1977, David Lynch
248. Final Destination -- 2000, James Wong
247. FleshEater -- 1988, S. William Hinzman
246. Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed -- 1969, Terence Fisher
245. Friday the 13th Part III -- 1982, Steve Miner
244. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter -- 1984, Joseph Zito
243. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood -- 1988, John Carl Buechler
242. From Dusk Till Dawn -- 1996, Robert Rodriguez
241. Funny Games -- 1997, Michael Haneke
240. Ghost Ship -- 2002, Steve Beck
239. Green Room -- 2015, Jeremy Saulnier
238. Gremlins -- 1984, Joe Dante
237. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer -- 1986, John McNaughton
236. Honeymoon -- 2014, Leigh Janiak
235. Horror Express -- 1972, Eugenio Martin
234. Horror of Dracula -- 1958, Terence Fisher

Wow, check out all those Friday the 13ths on this chunk o' list! Why, you know would go great with all these Friday mentions? A copy of my new book, Death Count! Just think, you two people who listed Part III (only two? for shame!) could bond over the movie and all my illustrations of the deaths therein. Even more importantly, you could bond over how great Chris Higgins is! Because she's so great! I am just saying. Death Count. Yeah.

I mean heck, if I can't pimp the book here, then where can I pimp it? And look! Amazon finally got the 'look inside' feature running so now you can–yes–look inside. Woo hoo! Chris Higgins!




SHOCKtober: 255-234



Aw yeah, firmly ensconced in the last of the twos. Each film got TWO VOTES EACH!

255. Demons 2 -- 1986, Lamberto Bava
254. Les diaboliques -- 1955, Henri-Georges Clouzot
253. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark -- 1973, John Newland
252. Don't Deliver Us from Evil -- 1971, Joël Séria
251. Don't Go in the House -- 1979, Joseph Ellison
250. Bram Stoker's Dracula -- 1992, Francis Ford Coppola
249. Eraserhead -- 1977, David Lynch
248. Final Destination -- 2000, James Wong
247. FleshEater -- 1988, S. William Hinzman
246. Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed -- 1969, Terence Fisher
245. Friday the 13th Part III -- 1982, Steve Miner
244. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter -- 1984, Joseph Zito
243. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood -- 1988, John Carl Buechler
242. From Dusk Till Dawn -- 1996, Robert Rodriguez
241. Funny Games -- 1997, Michael Haneke
240. Ghost Ship -- 2002, Steve Beck
239. Green Room -- 2015, Jeremy Saulnier
238. Gremlins -- 1984, Joe Dante
237. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer -- 1986, John McNaughton
236. Honeymoon -- 2014, Leigh Janiak
235. Horror Express -- 1972, Eugenio Martin
234. Horror of Dracula -- 1958, Terence Fisher

Wow, check out all those Friday the 13ths on this chunk o' list! Why, you know would go great with all these Friday mentions? A copy of my new book, Death Count! Just think, you two people who listed Part III (only two? for shame!) could bond over the movie and all my illustrations of the deaths therein. Even more importantly, you could bond over how great Chris Higgins is! Because she's so great! I am just saying. Death Count. Yeah.

I mean heck, if I can't pimp the book here, then where can I pimp it? And look! Amazon finally got the 'look inside' feature running so now you can–yes–look inside. Woo hoo! Chris Higgins!




SHOCKtober: 255-234



Aw yeah, firmly ensconced in the last of the twos. Each film got TWO VOTES EACH!

255. Demons 2 -- 1986, Lamberto Bava
254. Les diaboliques -- 1955, Henri-Georges Clouzot
253. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark -- 1973, John Newland
252. Don't Deliver Us from Evil -- 1971, Joël Séria
251. Don't Go in the House -- 1979, Joseph Ellison
250. Bram Stoker's Dracula -- 1992, Francis Ford Coppola
249. Eraserhead -- 1977, David Lynch
248. Final Destination -- 2000, James Wong
247. FleshEater -- 1988, S. William Hinzman
246. Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed -- 1969, Terence Fisher
245. Friday the 13th Part III -- 1982, Steve Miner
244. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter -- 1984, Joseph Zito
243. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood -- 1988, John Carl Buechler
242. From Dusk Till Dawn -- 1996, Robert Rodriguez
241. Funny Games -- 1997, Michael Haneke
240. Ghost Ship -- 2002, Steve Beck
239. Green Room -- 2015, Jeremy Saulnier
238. Gremlins -- 1984, Joe Dante
237. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer -- 1986, John McNaughton
236. Honeymoon -- 2014, Leigh Janiak
235. Horror Express -- 1972, Eugenio Martin
234. Horror of Dracula -- 1958, Terence Fisher

Wow, check out all those Friday the 13ths on this chunk o' list! Why, you know would go great with all these Friday mentions? A copy of my new book, Death Count! Just think, you two people who listed Part III (only two? for shame!) could bond over the movie and all my illustrations of the deaths therein. Even more importantly, you could bond over how great Chris Higgins is! Because she's so great! I am just saying. Death Count. Yeah.

I mean heck, if I can't pimp the book here, then where can I pimp it? And look! Amazon finally got the 'look inside' feature running so now you can–yes–look inside. Woo hoo! Chris Higgins!




A reminder!

I've gotten quite a warm reception and some very kind words about Death Count. I'm delighted that folks are delighted! Some people have even gone so far as to post pictures of the book or of themselves with the book and I love it so much...not to be greedy, I'm definitely hoping for some pets-with-Death Count shots in the future.

This is courtesy of our forever pal Jason at My New Plaid Pants!
If you've yet to get in on the hot, hot Death Count action, it's available at Amazon–they even discounted the price to $19.07, what a deal! I'm still working on the Kindle edition, hopefully I'll have that soon and I'll update.

Signed copies are still available directly from me for $19.95, and there are also a few sketch editions left for $45. If you'd like a signed or sketched version, Paypal me at stacieponder (at) gmail dot com. If it's a sketch edition, be sure to tell me which character (from Part One–Jason X) you'd like! And be sure to include a mailing address. Sorry my dudes, sketch edition and signed copies are available in the US only.

I just really want to post pictures of people with my book forever. IT'S THE BEST THING. Tag me on "social" "media" or email the pics my way or something. Just keep 'em coming, man, I'm jonesin' for it!



A reminder!

I've gotten quite a warm reception and some very kind words about Death Count. I'm delighted that folks are delighted! Some people have even gone so far as to post pictures of the book or of themselves with the book and I love it so much...not to be greedy, I'm definitely hoping for some pets-with-Death Count shots in the future.

This is courtesy of our forever pal Jason at My New Plaid Pants!
If you've yet to get in on the hot, hot Death Count action, it's available at Amazon–they even discounted the price to $19.07, what a deal! I'm still working on the Kindle edition, hopefully I'll have that soon and I'll update.

Signed copies are still available directly from me for $19.95, and there are also a few sketch editions left for $45. If you'd like a signed or sketched version, Paypal me at stacieponder (at) gmail dot com. If it's a sketch edition, be sure to tell me which character (from Part One–Jason X) you'd like! And be sure to include a mailing address. Sorry my dudes, sketch edition and signed copies are available in the US only.

I just really want to post pictures of people with my book forever. IT'S THE BEST THING. Tag me on "social" "media" or email the pics my way or something. Just keep 'em coming, man, I'm jonesin' for it!



SHOCKtober: 275-256



Whoa, I can't believe it...at last, we have arrived at the point in the list where each movie received TWO VOTES. That's right! So long, solo acts...we're in Twinsie Town. Just think–if you voted for one of these films and you meet the other person who voted for the same film, well, you'll have something to talk about. Won't that be nice?

275. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master -- 1988, Renny Harlin
274. A Tale of Two Sisters -- 2003, Jee-woon Kim
273. All Cheerleaders Die -- 2013, Lucky McKee & Chris Sivertson
272. Alligator -- 1980, Lewis Teague
271. American Mary -- 2012, Jen Soska & Sylvia Soska
270. Antichrist -- 2009, Lars von Trier
269. A Bay of Blood -- 1971, Mario Bava
268. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon -- 2006, Scott Glosserman
267. Black Swan -- 2010, Darren Aronofsky
266. Blue Velvet -- 1986, David Lynch
265. Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror -- 1981, Andrea Bianchi
264. Cannibal Holocaust -- 1980, Ruggero Deodato
263. Castle of Blood -- 1964, Sergio Corbucci & Antonio Margheriti
262. Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things -- 1972, Bob Clark
261. Creep -- 2014, Patrick Brice
260. The Curse of Frankenstein -- 1957, Terence Fisher
259. Day of the Dead -- 1985, George A. Romero
258. Dead of Night -- 1945, Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer
257. Deadgirl -- 2008, Marcel Sarmiento & Gadi Harel
256. The Deadly Spawn -- 1983, Douglas McKeown


A whole messa great movies on today's chunk o' list! I'm not gonna tell you which ones are great, though. You'll have to guess.

SHOCKtober: 275-256



Whoa, I can't believe it...at last, we have arrived at the point in the list where each movie received TWO VOTES. That's right! So long, solo acts...we're in Twinsie Town. Just think–if you voted for one of these films and you meet the other person who voted for the same film, well, you'll have something to talk about. Won't that be nice?

275. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master -- 1988, Renny Harlin
274. A Tale of Two Sisters -- 2003, Jee-woon Kim
273. All Cheerleaders Die -- 2013, Lucky McKee & Chris Sivertson
272. Alligator -- 1980, Lewis Teague
271. American Mary -- 2012, Jen Soska & Sylvia Soska
270. Antichrist -- 2009, Lars von Trier
269. A Bay of Blood -- 1971, Mario Bava
268. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon -- 2006, Scott Glosserman
267. Black Swan -- 2010, Darren Aronofsky
266. Blue Velvet -- 1986, David Lynch
265. Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror -- 1981, Andrea Bianchi
264. Cannibal Holocaust -- 1980, Ruggero Deodato
263. Castle of Blood -- 1964, Sergio Corbucci & Antonio Margheriti
262. Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things -- 1972, Bob Clark
261. Creep -- 2014, Patrick Brice
260. The Curse of Frankenstein -- 1957, Terence Fisher
259. Day of the Dead -- 1985, George A. Romero
258. Dead of Night -- 1945, Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer
257. Deadgirl -- 2008, Marcel Sarmiento & Gadi Harel
256. The Deadly Spawn -- 1983, Douglas McKeown


A whole messa great movies on today's chunk o' list! I'm not gonna tell you which ones are great, though. You'll have to guess.

SHOCKtober: 275-256



Whoa, I can't believe it...at last, we have arrived at the point in the list where each movie received TWO VOTES. That's right! So long, solo acts...we're in Twinsie Town. Just think–if you voted for one of these films and you meet the other person who voted for the same film, well, you'll have something to talk about. Won't that be nice?

275. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master -- 1988, Renny Harlin
274. A Tale of Two Sisters -- 2003, Jee-woon Kim
273. All Cheerleaders Die -- 2013, Lucky McKee & Chris Sivertson
272. Alligator -- 1980, Lewis Teague
271. American Mary -- 2012, Jen Soska & Sylvia Soska
270. Antichrist -- 2009, Lars von Trier
269. A Bay of Blood -- 1971, Mario Bava
268. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon -- 2006, Scott Glosserman
267. Black Swan -- 2010, Darren Aronofsky
266. Blue Velvet -- 1986, David Lynch
265. Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror -- 1981, Andrea Bianchi
264. Cannibal Holocaust -- 1980, Ruggero Deodato
263. Castle of Blood -- 1964, Sergio Corbucci & Antonio Margheriti
262. Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things -- 1972, Bob Clark
261. Creep -- 2014, Patrick Brice
260. The Curse of Frankenstein -- 1957, Terence Fisher
259. Day of the Dead -- 1985, George A. Romero
258. Dead of Night -- 1945, Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer
257. Deadgirl -- 2008, Marcel Sarmiento & Gadi Harel
256. The Deadly Spawn -- 1983, Douglas McKeown


A whole messa great movies on today's chunk o' list! I'm not gonna tell you which ones are great, though. You'll have to guess.

SHOCKtober: 275-256



Whoa, I can't believe it...at last, we have arrived at the point in the list where each movie received TWO VOTES. That's right! So long, solo acts...we're in Twinsie Town. Just think–if you voted for one of these films and you meet the other person who voted for the same film, well, you'll have something to talk about. Won't that be nice?

275. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master -- 1988, Renny Harlin
274. A Tale of Two Sisters -- 2003, Jee-woon Kim
273. All Cheerleaders Die -- 2013, Lucky McKee & Chris Sivertson
272. Alligator -- 1980, Lewis Teague
271. American Mary -- 2012, Jen Soska & Sylvia Soska
270. Antichrist -- 2009, Lars von Trier
269. A Bay of Blood -- 1971, Mario Bava
268. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon -- 2006, Scott Glosserman
267. Black Swan -- 2010, Darren Aronofsky
266. Blue Velvet -- 1986, David Lynch
265. Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror -- 1981, Andrea Bianchi
264. Cannibal Holocaust -- 1980, Ruggero Deodato
263. Castle of Blood -- 1964, Sergio Corbucci & Antonio Margheriti
262. Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things -- 1972, Bob Clark
261. Creep -- 2014, Patrick Brice
260. The Curse of Frankenstein -- 1957, Terence Fisher
259. Day of the Dead -- 1985, George A. Romero
258. Dead of Night -- 1945, Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer
257. Deadgirl -- 2008, Marcel Sarmiento & Gadi Harel
256. The Deadly Spawn -- 1983, Douglas McKeown


A whole messa great movies on today's chunk o' list! I'm not gonna tell you which ones are great, though. You'll have to guess.