Monthly Poll: Who is the Best Horror Director?

Vote now, or this zombie will shoot you.

Vote now, or this zombie will shoot you.

It’s a pretty straight forward question. However, trying to come up with a relatively short list of horror masters was not that easy. So, in the name of fairness, and so we wouldn’t have a poll of over 30 names, there had to be some ground rules. We thought of two. Here they are: 1 – The director has to have a minimum of 7 horror films under their belt. Unfortunately, this ruled out talents such as Stanley Kubrick (The Shining), Roman Polanski (Rosemary’s Baby), Sam Raimi (Evil Dead), and numerous others. Sorry guys. 2 – They have to have more horror films than they do films from other genres. Sadly, this ruled out David Cronenberg (The Fly). Again, sorry about that. These ground rules might seem unfair, but their put in place for a good reason; to find the best horror director who has dedicated the majority of his career to the horror genre.

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2 Comments on “Monthly Poll: Who is the Best Horror Director?”

  1. majorfilmgeek
    October 1, 2013 at 8:02 am #

    No fair. Dario and Bava are not in the same category as these other guys. 🙂 I would put them in more of an artistic horror category. Haha! Argento is probably my favorite of these, BUT if you’re voting in terms of who can scare you the most, it’s gotta be the folks everyone’s voting for – Carpenter, Craven, and Hooper. Love this post, Adam!

  2. October 3, 2013 at 9:38 am #

    Although not listed, and since he has also directed more than just horror, William Friedkin, the director to The Exorcist, would have been my pick. In the special features of the DVD version, actors have said how he had shot guns in the air in the background to get them to have a shocked look on their face, how he refrigerated the bedroom scene to get real shivers, and chilled the air to get the breath to vaporize on the set. He did other things that made the actors hate him. But if you see the movie, much of those reactions are real. The film itself is one of my top favorite horror movies of all time!

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