[Editor’s note: The following list was originally published October 15, 2019 and has been updated with new entires.]
Looking for a scary movie to watch this Halloween season or at any point during the year? Why not take a suggestion from one of the best directors working today and/or a master of the horror genre. IndieWire has rounded up 40 of our favorite directors discussing the horror movies they love, from Guillermo del Toro on “Eyes Without a Face” to Martin Scorsese on “The Innocents,” Jennifer Kent on “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” Jordan Peele on “Misery,” and more. Rising voices in the horror genre such as Nia DiCosta, Osgood Perkins, and Natalie Erika Jamesm, plus new horror masters like Mike Flanagan and old legends like Rob Zombie and John Carpenter, are all included below with their picks for favorite horror movies.
Check out all 40 recommendations in the list below.