Kerry King's Top 6 Favorite Horror Films

Slayer's Kerry King reveals his top-six picks for the greatest horror films of all time.

1) Drag Me to Hell
Universal Pictures, 2009
Director: Sam Raimi

"Drag Me to Hell is a pretty awesome modern one, as far as gore goes. That old woman in it is freaky! All that embalming fluid coming out of her mouth was wrong...and awesome. In seeing it, it made me realize even though Sam Raimi can scare the hell out of you, he likes his horror movies to be goofy. I would rather have it not goofy, but that’s his style. He’ll make you chuckle and scare the shit outta you."

2) A Nightmare on Elm Street
New Line Cinema, 1984
Director: Wes Craven

"When you look at it now, it’s goofy as hell. But for when it came out it was pretty riveting. The follow-ups got even goofier down the line, but the first Nightmare on Elm Street is rad."

3) Event Horizon
Paramount Pictures, 1997
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

"I do most of my movie watching on the tour bus, and this is one of the ones I watch a lot. I guess you could classify Event Horizon as horror. It's awesome."

4) Exorcist III
20th Century Fox, 1990
Director: William Peter Blatty

"This is the one with George C. Scott, where they spend most of the time in the hospital. It’s a little more mental, but I have to go with it as one of my favorites."

5) Thir13en Ghosts
Warner Bros., 2001
Director: Steve Beck

"I can’t even tell you who the hell is in Thir13en Ghosts except Shannon Elizabeth. But that movie is rad."

6) House on Haunted Hill
Warner Bros., 1999
Director: William Malone

"They made a sequel [Return to House on Haunted Hill] that went straight to DVD, which I was surprised about because it was actually good. But the first one was awesome. I play it on the tour bus all the time."

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