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Criteria: These are the Greatest Horror Movies chosen for their influence, impact, innovation to the genre, cultural significance, critical acclaim and popularity.
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100 Greatest Horror Movies
  1. Psycho - (1960, Alfred Hitchcock)
  2. Nosferatu - (1922, F.W. Murnau)
  3. Night of the Living Dead - (1968, George A. Romero)
  4. The Exorcist - (1973, William Friedkin)
  5. Peeping Tom - (1960, Michael Powell)
  6. Jaws - (1975, Steven Spielberg)
  7. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari - (1920, Robert Wiene)
  8. Vampyr - (1932, Carl Dreyer)
  9. Halloween - (1978, John Carpenter)
10. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - (1974, Tobe Hooper)

11. The Mask of Satan (a.k.a Black Sunday) - (1960, Mario Bava)
12. Alien - (1979, Ridley Scott)
13. The Shining - (1980, Stanley Kubrick)
14. Don't Look Now - (1973, Nicholas Roeg)
15. Dawn of the Dead - (1978, George A. Romero)
16. Rosemary's Baby - (1968, Roman Polanski)
17. Suspiria - (1977, Dario Argento)
18. Bride of Frankenstein - (1935, James Whale)
19. Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn - (1987, Sam Raimi)
20. Evil Dead - (1981, Sam Raimi)
21. Frankenstein - (1931, James Whale)
22. A Nightmare on Elm Street - (1984, Wes Craven)
23. Blood and Black Lace - (1964, Mario Bava)
24. Horror of Dracula - (1958, Terence Fisher)
25. The Thing - (1982, John Carpenter)
26. Carrie - (1976, Brian De Palma)
27. The Wicker Man - (1973, Robin Hardy)
28. An American Werewolf in London - (1981, John Landis)
29. Eyes Without a Face - (1960, Georges Franju)
30. Aliens - (1986, James Cameron)
31. Profondo Rosso (a.k.a Deep Red) - (1975, Dario Argento)
32. White Zombie - (1932, Victor Halperin)
33. The Pit and the Pendulum - (1960, Roger Corman)
34. The Silence of the Lambs - (1991, Jonathan Demme)
35. Braindead - (a.k.a Dead Alive)(1992, Peter Jackson)
36. The Birds - (1963, Alfred Hitchcock)
37. Friday the 13th - (1980, Sean S. Cunningham)
38. The Witchfinder General - (1968, Michael Reeves)
39. Cannibal Holocaust - (1980, Ruggero Deodato)
40. The Blair Witch Project - (1999, Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sanchez)
41. Zombi 2 (a.k.a Zombie Flesh Eaters) - (1979, Lucio Fulci)
42. Les Diaboliques - (1955, Henri-Georges Clouzet)
43. The Omen - (1976, Richard Donner)
44. Black Christmas - (1974, Bob Clark)
45. The Haunting - (1963, Robert Wise)
46. The Fly - (1986, David Cronenberg)
47. The Curse of the Cat People - (1944, Robert Wise & Gunther von Fritsch)
48. The Devil Rides Out - (1968, Terence Fisher)
49. Bay of Blood (a.k.a Twitch of the Death Nerve) - (1971, Mario Bava)
50. Dracula - (1931, Todd Browning)
51. Night of the Demon - (1957, Jacques Tourneur)
52. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer - (1986, John McNaughton)
53. Day of the Dead - (1985, George A. Romero)
54. Re-Animator - (1985, Stuart Gordon)
55. The Vanishing (a.k.a Spoorloos) - (1988, George Sluizer)
56. Ring - (2002, Gore Verbinski)
57. Saw - (2004, James Wan)
58. Invasion of the Body Snatchers - (1956, Don Seigel)
59. Village of the Damned - (1960, Wolf Rilla)
60. Black Sabbath - (1963, Mario Bava)
61. Audition - (1999, Takashi Miike)
62. Nosferatu the Vampyre - (1979, Werner Herzog)
63. Army of Darkness - (a.k.a Evil Dead III)(1993, Sam Raimi)
64. The Innocents - (1961, Jack Clayton)
65. The Amityville Horror - (1979, Stuart Rosenberg)
66. Brain Damage - (1988, Frank Henenlotter)
67. Misery - (1990, Rob Reiner)
68. Basket Case - (1982F, rank Henenlotter)
69. The Thing from Another World - (1951, Christian Nyby)
70. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage - (1970, Dario Argento)
71. The Fog - (1980, John Carpenter)
72. The Curse of Frankenstein - (1957, Terence Fisher)
73. The Beyond - (1981, Lucio Fulci)
74. House of Wax - (1953, Andre De Toth)
75. The Last House On The Left - (1972, Wes Craven)
76. The Hound of the Baskervilles - (1959, Terence Fisher)
77. The Return of the Living Dead - (1985, Dan O'Bannon)
78. The Plague of the Zombies - (1966, John Gilling)
79. The Girl Who Knew Too Much - (1963, Mario Bava)
80. Martin - (1977, George A. Romero)
81. The Howling - (1981, Joe Dante)
82. The Exorcist III - (1990, William Peter Blatty)
83. Scream - (1996, Wes Craven)
84. The Phantom of the Opera - (1925, Rupert Julian)
85. Tenebre - (1982, Dario Argento)
86. Salem's Lot - (1979, Tobe Hooper)
87. Dellamorte Dellamore (a.k.a Cemetery Man) - (1994, Michele Soavi)
88. [REC] - (2007, Jaume Balaguero & Paco Plaza)
89. Shivers - (1975, David Cronenberg)
90. Dead Ringers - (1988, David Cronenberg)
91. In the Mouth of Madness - (1994, John Carpenter)
92. The Descent - (2005, Neil Marshall)
93. Bad Taste - (1987, Peter Jackson)
94. Poltergeist - (1982, Tobe Hooper)
95. Nightmare City (aka City of the Walking Dead) - (1980, Umberto Lenzi)
96. Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (a.k.a The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue) - (1974, Jorge Grau)
97. The Abominable Dr. Philbes - (1971, Robert Fuest)
98. Phantasm - (1979, Don Coscarelli)
99. The Quartermass Xperiment - (1955, Val Guest)
100. 28 Days Later... - (2002, Danny Boyle)
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  1. Mario Bava (Black Sunday)
  2. George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead)
  3. Terence Fisher (Horror of Dracula)
  4. Dario Argento (Suspiria)
  5. John Carpenter (Halloween)
  6. Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
  7. David Cronenberg (The Fly)
  8. James Whale (Frankenstein)
  9. Alfred Hitchcock (Psycho)
10. Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre)
11. Roman Polanski (Rosemary's Baby)
12. William Castle (13 Ghosts)
13. Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead)
14. Tod Browning (Freaks)
15. Lucio Fulci (Zombi)
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10 Best Horror Movies of 2015

  1. The Witch - (Robert Eggers) (Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie)
  2. Green Room - (Jeremy Saulnier) (Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat)
  3. The Invitation - (Karyn Kusama) ( Logan Marshall-Green, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Michiel Huisman)
  4. Insidious: Chapter 3 - (Leigh Whannell) ( Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson)
  5. Baskin - (Can Evrenol) (Mehmet Cerrahoglu, Gorkem Kasal, Ergun Kuyucu)
  6. The Hallow - (Corin Hardy) (Joseph Mawle, Bojana Novakovic, Michael McElhatton)
  7. Emelie - (Michael Thelin) (Sarah Bolger, Carly Adams, Carl Bailey)
  8. Maggie - (Henry Hobson) (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Joely Richardson)
  9. Curse of the Witching Tree - (James Crow) (Sarah Rose Denton, Lucy Clarvis, Lawrence Weller)
10. We Are Still Here - (Ted Geoghegan) (Barbara Crampton, Andrew Sensenig, Lisa Marie)
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10 Best Horror Movies of 2014

  1. The Babadook - (Jennifer Kent) (Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall)
  2. Housebound - (Gerard Johnstone) (Morgana O'Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, Glen-Paul Waru)
  3. The Taking of Deborah Logan - (Adam Robitel) ( Jill Larson, Anne Ramsay, Michelle Ang)
  4. It Follows - (David Robert Mitchell) (Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi)
  5. The Canal - (Ivan Kavanagh) (Rupert Evans, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Hannah Hoekstra)
  6. Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead - (Tommy Wirkola) (Vegar Hoel, Ørjan Gamst, Martin Starr)
  7. Starry Eyes - (Kevin Kolsch, Dennis Widmyer) (Alex Essoe, Amanda Fuller, Noah Segan)
  8. 13 Sins - (Daniel Stamm) (Mark Webber, Devon Graye, Tom Bower)
  9. Unfriended - (Leo Gabriadze) (Heather Sossaman, Matthew Bohrer, Courtney Halverson)
10. Honeymoon - (Leigh Janiak) (Rose Leslie, Harry Treadaway, Ben Huber)
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10 Best Horror Movies of 2013

  1. The Conjuring - (James Wan) (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston)
  2. We Are What We Are - (Jim Mickle) (Bill Sage, Ambyr Childers, Julia Garner)
  3. You're Next - (Adam Wingard) (Sharni Vinson, Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen)
  4. Dark Touch - (Marina de Van) (Missy Keating, Marcella Plunkett, Padraic Delaney)
  5. World War Z - (Marc Forster) (Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz)
  6. Stoker - (Chan-wook Park) (Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode)
  7. Jug Face - (Chad Crawford Kinkle) (Sean Bridgers, Lauren Ashley Carter, Kaitlin Cullum)
  8. Evil Dead - (Fede Alvarez) (Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas)
  9. MAMA - (Andrés Muschietti) (Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier)
10. 100 Bloody Acres - (Cameron Cairnes , Colin Cairnes) (Damon Herriman, Anna McGahan)
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10 Best Horror Movies of 2012

  1. The Cabin in the Woods - (Drew Goddard) (Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth)
  2. Sinister - (Scott Derrickson) (Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance)
  3. The Bay - (Barry Levinson) (Kristen Connolly, Jane McNeill)
  4. The Woman in Black - (James Watkins) (Daniel Radcliffe, Janet McTeer)
  5. The Collection - (Marcus Dunstan) (Josh Stewart, Emma Fitzpatrick)
  6. V/H/S - (Matt Bettinelli-Olpin) (Calvin Reeder, Lane Hughes
  7. The Possession - (Ole Bornedal) (Natasha Calis, Jeffrey Dean Morgan)
  8. [Rec]3 Génesis - (Paco Plaza) (Leticia Dolera, Diego Martín)
  9. Paranormal Activity 4 - (Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman) (Katie Featherston, Kathryn Newton)
10. Chernobyl Diaries - (Bradley Parker) (Jesse McCartney, Jonathan Sadowski)
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