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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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The Shining Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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Halloween Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence

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The Exorcist Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

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Alien Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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Psycho Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

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A Nightmare on Elm Street Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

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The Thing Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal

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The Silence of the Lambs Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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Jaws Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

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Friday the 13th Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer

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Poltergeist Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke

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Night of the Living Dead George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman

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Scream Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

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Carrie John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie

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Dawn of the Dead Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico

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Rosemary's Baby Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes

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The Omen Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner

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It Tim Curry, Seth Green, John Ritter

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The Evil Dead Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi

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The Ring Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

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Hellraiser Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson, Ashley Laurence

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Aliens Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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28 Days Later Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

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The Sixth Sense Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton, Haley Joel Osment

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An American Werewolf in London Jenny Agutter, Frank Oz, Rik Mayall

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Child's Play Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon

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Pet Sematary Stephen King, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby

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Frankenstein Boris Karloff, John Boles, Colin Clive

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Saw Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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The Amityville Horror James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger

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Nosferatu Max Schreck, John Gottowt, Alexander Granach

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Misery Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates, James Caan

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Evil Dead II Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi

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The Birds Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette

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The Conjuring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Joey King

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The Fly Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg

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Dracula Bela Lugosi, Tod Browning, Carla Laemmle

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Insidious Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson

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The Lost Boys Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

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The Hills Have Eyes Emilie de Ravin, Vinessa Shaw, Ted Levine

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Candyman Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Vanessa A. Williams

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Bram Stoker's Dracula Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

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From Dusk till Dawn Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

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Jeepers Creepers Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Victor Salva

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Dawn of the Dead Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell, Kevin Zegers

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The Others Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

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Halloween II Jamie Lee Curtis, Dana Carvey, Kyle Richards

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The Blair Witch Project Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams

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Fright Night Christopher Lee, Roddy McDowall, Chris Sarandon