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THE LIST

100- The Wicker Man
99- Return of the Living Dead
98- To Kill A Mockingbird
97- Frankenstein
96- Blue Velvet
95- Diabolique
94- Jaws
93- Creepshow
92- Confessions of an Opium Eater
91- The Hills Have Eyes
90- Dumbo
89- The Blair Witch Project
88- Heavy Metal
87- The Shining
86- Night of The Hunter
85- Audition
84- Scanners
83- The Legend of Boggy Creek
82- The Birds
81- Tombs of the Blind Dead
80- Invasion of the Body Snatchers
79- The Crying Game
78- The Exorcist III
77- Event Horizon
76- The Shining
75- Wait Until Dark
74- Silent Scream
73- Gates of Hell
72- Poltergeist II
71- Akira
70- The Evil Dead

69- Zombie
68- Freaks
67- Prince of Darkness
66- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
65- Marathon Man
64- Poltergeist
63- The Wizard of Oz
62- When A Stranger Calls
61- The Shining
60- Pee Wee's Big Adventure
59- Jaws
58- A Clockwork Orange
57- The Exorcist
56- Psycho
55- It
54- The Changeling
53- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
52- The Ring
51- Jaws
50- An American Werewolf In London
49- Trilogy of Terror
48- The Exorcist
47- Eraserhead
46- Salem's Lot
45- Poltergeist
44- Repulsion
43- Friday The 13th
42- Seven
41- Reservoir Dogs
40- King Kong
39- The Thing
38- 28 Days Later
37-
Deliverance
36- Silence of the Lambs
35- The Grudge
34- The Ring
33- Indiana Jones Temple of Doom
32- The Evil Dead 2
31- The Exorcist
30- Alien
29- Phantom of the Opera
28- The Shining
27- Full Metal Jacket
26- Dracula
25- Halloween
24- Suspiria
23- A Nightmare on Elm Street
22- The Serpent and the Rainbow
21- Invasion of the Bodysnatchers
20- Jaws
19- Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
18- Nosferatu
17- Misery
16- The Thing
15- Invasion Of The Body Snatchers
14- The Blair Witch Project
13- Night of the Living Dead
12- The Exorcist
11- Psycho
10- The Shining
9- The Exorcist III
8- Night of the Living Dead
7-
Jacob's Ladder
6- Un Chien Andalou
5- Poltergeist
4- Alien
3- The Shining
2- Carrie
1- Mulholland Drive

 

#63 THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)
FLYING MONKEYS!

Forget The Wicked Witch, the real scary part of The Wizard of Oz were those creepy ass Flying Monkeys!  Nearly every kid who saw these things for the first time was terrified.  Monkeys are already the children of Satan (See The King James Bible, CHEETAH 3:16), but when they have wings, they are DOUBLE EVIL.  Here's an interview we did 3 years ago for our Top 100 Monsters feature

Little is known about these evil creatures from THE WIZARD OF OZ, but let me tell you one thing.  They're scarier than Hell!  I was lucky enough to interview NIKKO, the head Flying Monkey from the 1939 classic film and ask why they are so damn freaky.

RETROCRUSH: How exactly did the first Flying Monkey come to be?

NIKKO: Either a monkey screwed a chicken, or a chicken screwed a monkey, we haven't quite figured it out yet.

RETROCRUSH:  Well why did you hang out with THE WICKED WITCH, what did she ever do for you?

NIKKO: Are you kidding?  She's hot.  She had a crazy thing for monkeys with wings and we were more than willing to oblige.  We worked for her in exchange for hot free witch lovin'.

RETROCRUSH:  Yikes, that's disgusting.

NIKKO: Hey, who are you to judge?  You're the one with the website full of dead celebrities.

RETROCRUSH:  Uhh...okay.  So what do you think about being #94 on the Top 100 Monsters list?  

NIKKO:  Oh wow...big fucking honor.  I'm a notch above MOTHRA and I'm more popular than some monsters on cereal from THE FUCKING SEVENTIES.  

RETROCRUSH:  Well, it's not like you've had much work since that first movie.

NIKKO:  Well that witch died so there's no much else for us to do, is there?  What about us?  I was offered a part in that HBO series OZ, but it involved a brutal shower rape scene that I wasn't really willing to do.

RETROCRUSH:  Well thanks for your interview, and congratulations for making the list!

NIKKO:  Whatever, I got to go find me a flying banana.  Later.   

-Robert Berry
rberry@retrocrush.com