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The Greatest Horror Films of All Time

List Criteria: Vote up the best movies in the Horror genre.

Horror movies, ranked by adrenaline junkies worldwide. Anyone can vote on this CrowdRanked list, and can even add your own favorite chiller to these rankings. Ghosts, zombies, monsters or maybe just the quiet guy down the street who straps on a hockey mask for kicks; these are the movies that scare the pants off you. What are the greatest horror films ever made?

Great horror films have a long and storied history in cinema. From the earliest horror movies like 1922's 'Nosferatu,' to modern classics like the 'Saw' series, scary movies have always had a special place in the collective, twisted hearts of movie goers. Each year, new horror movies come out that are designed to terrify, with evil characters bent on death and destruction. Will they all wind up on a list of the scariest horror movies ever made? Probably not, but not for a lack of trying.

Many of the best horror films are haunted house movies, relying on the setting as a huge, spooky selling factor. Other excellent horror films rely on nausea-inducing tactics, making us recoil in terror, totally disturbed by whatever we're watching on screen. Start with all of the ones on this list, and of course, feel free to add any that might be missing.

Enjoy this list of great horror films, and remember: You can rerank this list in any order you like. Boo!
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    most listed
    The Shining

    1980 More
    100
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    the people's #1
    The Exorcist

    1973 More
    99
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    1978 More
    96
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    1979 More
    92
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    1982 More
    91
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    1984 More
    91
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    1960 More
    90
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    1974 More
    89
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    1975 More
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    1982 More
    86
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    1991 More
    85
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    1980 More
    83
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    1968 More
    81
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    1978 More
    81
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    1976 More
    80
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    1976 More
    78
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    Hellraiser

    1987 More
    72
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    1981 More
    72
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    Rosemary's Baby

    1968 More
    72
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    Aliens

    1986 More
    72
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    Scream

    1996 More
    71
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    An American Werewolf in London

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    71
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    28 Days Later

    2002 More
    70
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    1995 More
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    1987 More
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    1931 More
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    1990 More
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    1989 More
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    1922 More
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    The Fly

    1986 More
    64
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    1963 More
    63
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    ranked low on reranks
    Misery

    1990 More
    63
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    Fright Night

    1985 More
    62
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    1987 More
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    1987 More
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    1992 More
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    1992 More
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    1988 More
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    1996 More
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    2007 More
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    Dracula

    1931 More
    59
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    1999 More
    59
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