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The 1999 Caligari's Cabinet Awards


That's right! The votes are in, and some last minute votes brought in a few favorites to the top 10. Voting in the 1st Annual Caligari's Cabinet Awards occurred between November 1st and December 31st, 1999 and was open to all readers of Classic-Horror.

James Whale, George Romero, John Carpenter, Jacques Tourneur, and Sam Raimi each had more than one movie on the top 25. Whale had three (Bride of Frankenstein, Frankenstein, and Old Dark House), the most of any director. Actors figured just as prominently, with Bruce Campbell, Dwight Frye, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Ernest Thesiger, and Edward Van Sloan garnering at least two films each on the list (Karloff and Frye both had three).

Top 25

1) The Exorcist (1973)
2) Night of the Living Dead (1968)
3) Halloween (1978)
4) Nosferatu (1922)
5) Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
6) Frankenstein (1931)
7) Dracula (1931)
8) Hellraiser (1987)
9) The Evil Dead (1982)
10) Psycho (1960)
11) Dawn of the Dead (1978)
12) The Haunting (1963)
13) The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
14) The Thing (1982)
15) The Shining (1980)
16) The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
17) The Wolf Man (1941)
18) Horror of Dracula (1958)
19) Cat People (1942)
19) The Thing from Another World (1951)
21) The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
21) Evil Dead II (1987)
23) Curse of the Demon (1957)
24) Old Dark House (1932)
25) Deep Red (1975)

Honorable Mentions

Alien (1979)
The Beyond (1980)
The Black Cat (1934)
Black Christmas (1974)
Black Sunday (1960)
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
The Body Snatcher (1945)
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
Candyman (1992)
Doctor Terror's House of Horrors (1965)
Freaks (1932)
The Golem (1920)
Haxan (1922)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Jaws (1975)
King Kong (1933)
Last House on the Left (1972)
Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
The Mummy (1932)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Phantasm (1979)
Ravenous (1999)
Re-Animator (1985)

I have no problem with the

I have no problem with the list. I think The Exorcist deserves to be in the number one for simply being scary. - Flemings Ultimate Garage

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