This movie scared the bejeezus out of me when I was kid. The fucking werewolf (which kinda looks like a werebobcat) gave me nightmares, and started me down the path of loving/being terrified of big hairy monsters. There's also a midget, fun vampire shit, and spawned a fun sequal that had the delightful Bruce Campbell and the late David Carradine.
"Call me Billie!" Adrienne Barbeau. Crate monster. Nuff said. Watch it.
I enjoy Nathan Fillion and Night of the Creeps (which almost made this list), and when you smash those hands together, you get my number 8 pick.
7. Shaun of the Dead
Being a big zombie buff and Simon Pegg lover, of course I'd love this film. The Spaced reunion in the film made me happy.
6. Monster Squad
My brother and I had our parents rent this movie over and over again from the video store when we were kids. Will always hold a special place in my heart (right next to the Muppets).
5. Critters 2
The reason I don't dangle limbs all willy-nilly off the edge of the bed.
4. The People Under the Stairs
Sure it's a bit on the nose and blunt with it's socio-political commentary, but it has very strong/crazy performances by the two adult leads. S&M suits, secret passages, weird under the stair people, truly a unique film.
3. Evil Dead 2
I think Sam Raimi really hit a great balance between outright horror and comedy in this movie. The special effects are great, Bruce Campbell is always wonderful, and it has blood geysers!
2. Killer Klowns From Outer Space
I like to consider the theme song by The Dickies to be Donnie and I's song. God damn! Those clowns are fucking scary too!
1. Dead Alive
Easily my favorite movie of all time! Funny and VERY gory at the same time. I want to be Lionel taking the zombie baby to the park for Halloween some year. Grossest scene for me, was watching that guy with the mustache eat custard. I cannot watch people eat, it makes me queasy, especially if they have a big bushy mustache. "I kick ass for the lord!" "Your mother ate my dog!" Classic!