HORROR FILMS


Examples


Horror Films
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Selection of Greatest Horror Films:


Greatest Early Classic Horror Films:
The House of the Devil (1896, Fr.) (aka Le Manoir Du Diable)
Frankenstein (1910)
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920, Ger.)
The Golem: How He Came Into the World (1920, Ger.) (aka Der Golem)
Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922, Swe.)
Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror (1922, Ger.) (aka Nosferatu - Eine Symphonie Des Grauens)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
The Cat and the Canary (1927)
Dracula (1931)
Frankenstein (1931)
M (1931, Ger.)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)
Freaks (1932)
Island of Lost Souls (1932)
The Mummy (1932)
The Old Dark House (1932)
Vampyr (1932, Fr./Ger.)
White Zombie (1932)
The Ghoul (1933)
The Invisible Man (1933)
King Kong (1933)
The Black Cat (1934)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Mad Love (1935)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
The Wolf Man (1941)
Cat People (1942)
I Walked With a Zombie (1943)
Phantom of the Opera (1943)
The Seventh Victim (1943)
The Lodger (1944)
The Uninvited (1944)
The Body Snatcher (1945)
Dead of Night (1945, UK)
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
The Thing (From Another World) (1951)
House of Wax (1953)
Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)
Gojira (1954, Jp.) (aka Godzilla)
Diabolique (1955, Fr.) (aka Les Diaboliques)
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
The Bad Seed (1956)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
The Curse of Frankenstein (1957, UK)
Curse of the Demon (1957, UK) (aka Night of the Demon)
I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
The Fly (1958, remade 1986)
Horror of Dracula (1958, UK) (aka Dracula)
The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
The Tingler (1959)
Other Greatest Horror Films:
Black Sunday (1960, It.) (aka La Maschera Del Demonio)
Les Yeux Sans Visage (1960, Fr./It.) (aka Eyes Without a Face, or The Horror Chamber of Dr. Faustus)
Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
Peeping Tom (1960, UK)
Psycho (1960), and sequels (1983, 1986, TV's prequel 1990) and remake (1998)
Village of the Damned (1960, UK)
The Innocents (1961, UK)
The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
Burn Witch, Burn! (1962)
Carnival of Souls (1962)
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
The Birds (1963)
The Haunting (1963, UK)
Dead Ringer (1964)
Kwaidan (1964), (aka Ghost Stories (1965))
The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
Onibaba (1964, Jp.) (aka The Hole)
The Tomb of Ligeia (1964, UK)
Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1965)
Repulsion (1965, UK)
Frankenstein Created Woman (1966)
The Plague of the Zombies (1966, UK)
Seconds (1966)
Viy (1967, USSR) (aka Spirit of Evil)
The Devil Rides Out (1968, UK), (aka The Devil's Bride)
Hour of the Wolf (1968, Swe.) (aka Vargtimmen)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Witchfinder General (1968, UK) (aka The Conqueror Worm)
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970, Czech.)
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Daughters of Darkness (1971, Belg./Fr./W. Ger.) (aka Le Rouge aux Levres)
Blacula (1972)
Deliverance (1972)
The Last House on the Left (1972)
Don't Look Now (1973, UK)
The Exorcist (1973), and sequels (1977, 1990, 2004) and prequel (2005)
The Legend of Hell House (1973)
Sisters (1973)
The Wicker Man (1973, UK)
Dead of Night (1974) (aka Deathdream)
It's Alive! (1974)
Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), and sequels (1986, 1990), and remakes (1994, 2003)
Jaws (1975), and sequels (1978, 1983, 1987)
Profondo Rosso (1975, It.) (aka Deep Red)
Race with the Devil (1975)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975, UK)
Shivers (1975, Can.) (aka The Parasite Murders/They Came From Within)
Burnt Offerings (1976)
Carrie (1976)
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)
The Omen (1976), and sequels (1978, 1981, TV's 1991), remake (2006)
Eraserhead (1977)
The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
Suspiria (1977, It.)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Halloween (1978)
Alien (1979)
The Amityville Horror (1979), and sequels (1982, 1983), remake (2005)
The Brood (1979, Can.)
Dracula (1979)
Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
Phantasm (1979)
Cannibal Holocaust (1980, It./Col.)
The Changeling (1980)
Dressed to Kill (1980)
The Fog (1980)
Friday the 13th (1980)
The Shining (1980, UK)
An American Werewolf in London (1981, UK)
The Beyond (1981, It.)
The Evil Dead (1981)
The Howling (1981)
Scanners (1981)
Braindead (1982, NZ)
Poltergeist (1982), and sequels (1986, 1988)
The Thing (1982)
The Dead Zone (1983)
The Hunger (1983)
The Keep (1983)
Videodrome (1983)
The Company of Wolves (1984)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Gremlins (1984)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Day of the Dead (1985)
Fright Night (1985)
Re-Animator (1985)
The Fly (1986)
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
The Hitcher (1986)
Manhunter (1986)
Angel Heart (1987)
A Chinese Ghost Story (1987, HK) (aka Sien Nui Yau Wan)
Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)
Dead of Winter (1987)
Fatal Attraction (1987)
Hellraiser (1987)
The Lost Boys (1987)
Near Dark (1987)
The Stepfather (1987)
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
Beetlejuice (1988)
Dead Ringers (1988)
The Vanishing (1988)
Arachnophobia (1990)
Darkman (1990)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Misery (1990)
Tremors (1990)
The Witches (1990)
Cape Fear (1991)
The People Under the Stairs (1991)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Basic Instinct (1992)
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
Candyman (1992)
Man Bites Dog (1992, Belg./Fr.)
Army of Darkness (1993)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Body Snatchers (1994)
Cemetery Man (1994, Fr./Ger./It./US) (aka Dellamorte Dellamore)
Ed Wood (1994)
Interview with the Vampire (1994)
Wolf (1994)
Crash (1995)
Se7en (1995)
The Craft (1996)
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Lost Highway (1996)
Mars Attacks! (1996)
Scream (1996)
Devil's Advocate (1997)
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
Scream 2 (1997)
Apt Pupil (1998)
Ringu (1998, Jp.) (aka The Ring)
Audition (1999, Jp.) (aka Odishon)
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
The Mummy (1999)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Final Destination (2000)
The Devil's Backbone (2001, Sp.) (aka El Espinazo Del Diablo)
The Others (2001)
28 Days Later... (2001, UK)
The Grudge (2002, Jp.) (aka Ju-on)
The Ring (2002)
High Tension (2003, Fr.) (aka Haute Tension/Switchblade Romance)
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003, S.Kor.)
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Saw (2004)
Van Helsing (2004)
The Descent (2005, UK)
The Orphanage (2007, Mex.)
Let the Right One In (2008, Swe.)
Drag Me To Hell (2009)
The Wolf Man (2010)

See previous writeup for many more examples


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