Fresh on the heels of the 2011 edition of Arts & Faith’s Top 100 films, Jeffrey Overstreet announces Arts & Faith’s Top 25 Horror Films:
The A&F community decided it would be a good idea to begin offering specialty lists that highlight the importance of certain themes and genres. This list of big-screen nightmares is just the beginning.
It may seem strange, but horror movies are important to this community for the way they can raise and address vital questions about human nature, addiction, spiritual forces, death, the afterlife, and the wages of sin.
If these subjects were not relevant to our lives, horror movies would not frighten us so much.
Here are the top ten films on the list:
- The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
- The Exorcist
- Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror
- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
- Let Me In / Let the Right One In
- Night of the Living Dead
- The Fly
The full list can be found here. And let me just add that I think it’s great that Arts & Faith has put together a list of praiseworthy horror films; it makes me that much prouder to be part of such a community.