It's been a long time since I've seen a genre list like this where 40% of the films chosen are from the World War II era or earlier. I wonder if it would have come out quite the same had the list been a Top 50 or 100. I think limiting it to 20 films really helped focus the voting. I know I rated some films lower than I probably would have if this list was going to be larger (I think that makes sense).
Can't believe Halloween took 48th. I guess we have The Thing representing for Carpenter, but that is surprising. And the second appearance of Cronenberg isn't until #58. Also surprising.
I would have rated this higher based on my viewing of 25 years ago. However, I rewatched it this past Halloween. I know it ushered in a whole new wave of horror, but I was bored to tears.The Thing
still rocks (and I'm not just saying that because I nominated it
And I may be speaking out of school here, but is there any chance we could make this a top 25 list instead of top 20? If we did we'd get Don't Look Now, Dracula (1931), The Silence of the Lambs, Curse of the Demon, and Onibaba. 25 seems to me like it's a better "top films" number list anyway, and we'd be getting five more outstanding films.
I'd support this.
And [gulp - should I admit this?] I've never seen our #1 choice! Gotta remedy that.
Count me in this group as well. Plus four others (six, if the list expands).
Edited by Baal_T'shuvah, 26 January 2011 - 03:29 PM.