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7 ½ Horror Movies With the Word 'The' in the Title That You've Probably Already Seen

My Cat Persephone Wrote this Review on her Smartphone. It was better than Mine. .

Whenever you click onto one of these lists, I assume, dear Viewer (that’s you and the person looking over your shoulder to read this. You think you’re alone in your room, on your laptop, but you’d be wrong) that you’re looking for movies that you’ve never seen before, something you can rent from your local Blockbuster and watch late into the night before you have to get up and return those small and totally wieldy tapes into the handy-dandy slot before the late fees kick in. But make sure you rewind those tapes, because a friend of mine, and by friend, I mean my nephew, let’s call him Mortimer, was killed because he forgot to rewind.

Oh, where was I?

Movies you’ve never seen before.

This, ________ (insert your name here) is not that type of list.

If you haven’t seen all the films on this list at least twice already, then you will be put on a list, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the IRS will come a-knockin’ at your door to, well, let’s just say it will be painful to both you, your family, and a random smattering of your neighbors.

Without further ado, onto the list...

I was wrong. There’s some more ado. I lost my good sunglasses when I was here last Thursday. If you see them, just let me know. They belonged to my nephew Mortimer.

Year Released

2006

Director

Scott Glosserman

To the Side of the Mask.

To the Side of the Mask.

This brilliant horror-comedy begs for a sequel. It’s also one of the few movies on this list whose ‘The’ is separated by a colon. My insides are separated by a colon, but Behind the Mask is a lot funnier.

Year Released

1987

Director

Joel Schumacher

The vampire on the very right's head is bigger than Corey Haim. Or Maybe it's just the 80s hair.

The vampire on the very right's head is bigger than Corey Haim. Or Maybe it's just the 80s hair.

Fun Fact- The movie was originally called Lost Boys, but Corey Feldman found the missing ‘The’. Corey Haim accidentally ate it, but Corey Feldman found it again in ways that I can’t reveal to you here because it’s just too disturbing as it also involved colons.

Year Released

2016

Director

James Wan

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Fun Fact- The first Conjuring movie (called The Conjuring) does not have a ‘The’ in the title.

Year Released

1986

Director

John McNaughton

Henry: Mirror of a Serial Killer.

Henry: Mirror of a Serial Killer.

I know, you’re like ‘WHAT!!! This movie does not have a ‘THE’ in the title. I want my money back!’.

Fun fact- the movie was going to be called Henry A Flattering Picture of the Serial Killer but Henry killed the ‘The’. Now you feel bad for wanting your money back.

Year Released

2017

Director

Christopher Landon

Was that red velvet cake?

Was that red velvet cake?

Not technically a ‘The’ but it does have a ‘T’, an ‘h’ and an ‘e’. So…maybe?

Year Released

2017

Director

Christopher Landon

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Not technically a “The” but it does have---

Wait. It feels like I’ve done this before.

Year Released

1972

Director

Wes Craven

Repeating "It's only a movie" doesn't help.  Do we really know it's over the center of hell?

Repeating "It's only a movie" doesn't help. Do we really know it's over the center of hell?

I can’t really talk about this movie because it disturbs me too much. But I’ll just share it with you because you’re my close personal friend. That scene where the killer makes the girl pee in her pants made me pee in my pants when I saw it in the theater. Thanks for letting me get that off my chest.

Year Released

1978

Director

John Carpenter

Or "Everyone is entitled to one Good...Stairs" Get it, because there are  stairs?

Or "Everyone is entitled to one Good...Stairs" Get it, because there are stairs?

The classic movie that launched the careers of Jamie Lee Curtis and Johnny Lee Carpenter. I can’t tell you how much I love this movie, from the opening tracking shot kill to the ----

Wait! This movie doesn’t have a ‘The’ in the title. Why the eff didn’t somebody tell me before I posted this? That’s on you, people!

Year Released

1981

Director

Sam Raimi

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Fun Fact- The 2013 remake is simply called Evil Dead because they couldn’t spell ‘The’. Sample spellings: ‘hte’, ‘guava’, ‘thoe’ (so close that time).

Year Released

2009

Director

David R. Ellis

Your grandfather thought up this tagline.

Your grandfather thought up this tagline.

The only one of the 17 Final Destination movies to have ‘The’ in the title because the producers could only afford the rights once.

Year Released

1998

Directors

Joel and Ethan Coen

With Nail Polish

With Nail Polish

I can’t really talk about this movie because it disturbs me too much. But I’ll share it with you because you’re my close personal friend. That scene where Woo pees on the Dude’s rug made me pee my pants when I saw it in the theater. Thanks for letting me get that off my chest.

Year Released

1982

Director

Sidney J. Furie

I've never heard of a "threatening" story.

I've never heard of a "threatening" story.

Two words- Demon Rape. Fun fact- this is one of Martin Scorsese’s favorite horror movies. I think it’s because he was raped by a demon on the set of Taxi Driver while Robert De Niro and Albert Brooks just watched.

Year Released

1982

Director

John Carpenter

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This movie is so great, Kurt Russell actually invented the word ‘The’ and added it to the English language. He originally spelled it ‘te’, but director Johhn Carpenter took off one of the h’s from this first name and made it spell the traditional “the”. Taking off the ‘h’ took about 2 hours of surgery, but John Carpenter eventually survived but can’t remember ever making Ghosts of Mars.

Year Released

2008

Director

Tomas Alfredson

Even this onesheet feels chilling.

Even this onesheet feels chilling.

This Swedish vampire movie does something different by putting the “The” as the second word in the title. Those kooky foreigners. What the “The” were they thinking? #America

Year Released

2015

Director

M. Night Shyamalan

You I love movies with "grandparents" in the tagline.

You I love movies with "grandparents" in the tagline.

M. Night Shyamalan’s found footage movie is the only one on this list with a rapping white kid that you just want to smack.

So that’s it. The definitive list of horror movies with ‘The’ in the title. You need not look anywhere else. But if you happen to trip and fall into anymore, let me know. Like and subscribe to my YouTube page.

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Comments

Jennifer Jorgenson on June 05, 2019:

I made sure it had 'the' in it.

Noel Penaflor (author) from California on June 05, 2019:

Thank you, and excellent title.

Jennifer Jorgenson on June 05, 2019:

Literal lol's with this list. Oh and my favorite horror movie with 'the' in the title is - The Joy Luck Club.