Yup, I'm a massive, MASSIVE horror movie fan. As johnny pointed out I am indeed a mod on a horror movie forum (www.horror-movies.ca, pimp-pimp), but I've also written articles and essays on various horror films and horror directors, have had reviews quoted on DVD covers and bonus features, have contributed story material to a number of indie horror flicks, and I also write horror movie screenplays (actually I write all different genres, but my focus is horror).
As for my favorites, I literally have too many to name all of them so I'll give you a rough top 10 off the top of my head:
10. Evil Dead (1983)
9. Night of the Living Dead (1968 )
8. Day of the Dead (1985)
7. Re-Animator (1985)
6. Return of the Living Dead (1985)
5. Tenebre (1982)
4. The Exorcist (1973)
3. The Sentinel (1977)
2. Halloween (1978 )
1. Dawn of the Dead (1979)
Speaking of horror movies – and I hope I'm not overstepping any boundaries by pimping this – the website I mentioned above has a yearly Halloween Horror Movie Festival and any- and everyone is invited, be you a member of the site or not. If anyone's interested, PM me for details.
Link – The Devil's Rejects is a fantastic flick. It was so much better than House of 1,000 Corpses that I almost couldn't believe it was made by the same guy. I'm sure you'll dig it.
Oh, and Johnny, I'll do you one better: when A Nightmare on Elm Street came out in '84, I actually lived at 1732 Elm Street. Imagine being twelve years old and going to bed at night with that shit in your head LOL!