So faced with a staggering list of lists a mate and I sat down with some ale and wine and sifted through it all.
In total, there were 87 films suggested. A few from left field and a few sure things never mentioned, and then films like The Omen only getting one mention. One of my personal favourite evil child films, next to the Children.
All seven of the Top Six films span less than a ten year period from ’73 – ’82, six of them are American productions, two of then have the same director, and one of them is a favourite of mine.
Tied at sixth place with 5 votes each –
1973’s The Exorcist
An cementing, certainly his place on this list, if not in Cigarette Burns Cinema’s heart forever… John “Make Them Squirm” Carpenter comes in at number one, with FIFTEEN fucking votes!!! A clear lead if there ever was one with none other than his masterpiece Cigarette Burns!!!
There you have it, definitive? No, fun? Yes.
Thanks to everyone who sent in their votes, it’s greatly appreciated.
I’ll do a follow up post with everyone’s lists including the remaining 80 films.