Wednesday, November 23, 2011

In honor of Thanksgiving!

Let us all give thanks! Yes, to our families, friends, homes, BLOGS, horror movie collections, and most importantly, the directors that made our beloved horrors possible. I thought it would be a super idea to give thanks to all the directors that I feel made my horror world even more fantastical!

Wes Craven

There are so many films he directed that I absolutely love, & he made horror history that spanned beyond the die hard horror fans. So! Let us GIVE thanks!

Alfred Hitchcock

Of course, I'm going to want to give thanks to a legend! An all-around awesome filmmaker. I aspire to inspire many people as he did! He created shocking suspense with an eerie feel...AND some of his movies were in black & white. Amazing!

Lucio Fulci

The man of gore! Without him I would have never known my true love for gore. So, thank you, Mr. Fulci. Thank you for rocking my life!

Dario Argento

Mr. Argento is one of my favorite directors, and I can watch ANY of his movies with no complaints. He's also a fantastical writer. His films are usually very awesome with explosive endings. Oh, and let's not forget his snazzy music!

Sam Raimi

Not only did director one of my favorites Evil Dead but he introduced us ALL to Bruce Campbell!

John Carpenter

I love how diverse his horror movies are, to me--you never know what you're going to get with him. He's extreme influential plus he came out with many cult classic horrors, in MY opinion!

George Romero

Another legend! He's like the zombie king or something. He totally deserves for us to be thankful for him!

Tobe Hooper

He truly understands violence & gore, and if that was not in would be a cold lonely horror world.

Eli Roth

I don't care if some people don't like him. I like him and therefore, he's on my list of people I'm thankful for. I'm thankful that he truly worked his way into the horror world. He wasn't always directing, and for someone who didn't start off as a director, I truly believe he's doing an awesome job.

Ti West

After seeing The House of the Devil, I knew automatically that if I ever did a Thanksgiving list of honor, he'd be on it! He was the director, writer and editor of The House of the Devil! I believe he's going to be a legend one day too.

I decided not to let this list be a count down because this isn't necessarily about my favorite directors or who I think is the best. This is simply on who I'm thankful for!

Gobble, gobble...

Which director are you most thankful for & why?


  1. Love this list. I am so glad that you put Ti West, Tobe Hooper, Wes Craven, and John Carpenter on there.

  2. You hit all my favorites on your list. John Carpenter is my main man though. His work has frightened me since I was a wee boy. Halloween gave me nightmares for years and no matter how many times I've seen it, that kennel scene in The Thing where the dogs are being absorbed gives me the heebie jeebies everytime!

    I am very grateful and thankful for such excellent directors that have brought us such exquisite visions of horror.

    Hope you have a wonderful Turkey Day! Be fat and Happy!

  3. I'm always thankful for Argento. His films have always been near and dear to me... not to mention lodged in my brain.

  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you! I am thankful for Alfred Hitchcock because he is the King if Horror to me.

  5. My favorite is Carpenter too. As well as the classics Halloween and The Fog he gave us the fantastic Big Trouble In Little China (not horror but hey, there were monsters) and the under-rated In The Mouth Of Madness.

  6. Excellent list! Very thankful for Carpenter and Argento!

  7. Great idea for a Thanksgiving post! In terms of horror, I'm thankful for all the ones you mentioned, plus Henri-Georges Clouzot, and Herschell Gordon Lewis... and maybe Ed Wood too.

  8. Do you like James Whale, the director of Frankenstein (1931) and The Invisible Man?