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163 Horror Movies in 2 1/2 Minutes

by on October 31, 2013

This is a pretty damn cool thing I found on the ol’ internets. YouTuber and filmmaker Jonathan Keogh edited this super impressive amalgam of clips from, basically, every good horror movie ever made. The result is haunting, funny, gory, sick, twisted, and fun, as the clips whiz by whilst the awesome bluesy “You Rascal You” by Hanni El Khatib plays.

Genre classics like Psycho, Nosferatu, Rosemary’s Baby, and The Omen all make appearances, along with newer, bloodier fare like Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead and Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects. It’s not EVERY horror movie ever made, but with 163 movies (more if you count single frames…holy cow) represented, it’s a pretty darn good cross-section.

My favorite bit? A quick succession of “the mirror” scare. Seriously, why is that so effective? We know that’s going to happen; we KNOW it! And yet every time, we jump like it’s a brand new idea. I like the movies that try to subvert the expectation, making the scary thing come from within the medicine cabinet, or when they turn around from the mirror. Variations on an old theme.

Anyway, which clips can you spot? What’s your favorite clip? What’s one that’s been glaringly left out in your opinion? There are comments below and they’re for voicing these exact ideas.

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