For his Hall of Fame, Barry defined "horror," and I'll follow his lead by also relying on The Script Lab's Horror Film definition:
Horror film is a genre that aims to create a sense of fear, panic, alarm, and dread for the audience.
I'm going to follow Rich's lead by using 1973 as my cut-off point between "classic" and "modern" horror when selecting the film entries (three "classic" and three "modern") in the Plan D Horror Hall of Fame. I'll be using some of Rich's and Barry's categories while adding some of my own. There will only be a maximum of three honorees for each category.
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Horror Film Post-1973
Jamie Lee Curtis
H. P. Lovecraft
(I had a lot of fun putting this together, and look forward to revisiting the idea next year! What do you say, Rich and Barry? Shall we make this an annual thing?)