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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? Start with all of the ones on this list, and of course, feel free to add any that might be missing.

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.

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
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    1979 More
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    1982 More
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    1984 More
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    1960 More
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    1974 More
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    1975 More
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    An American Werewolf in London

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    71
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    Scream

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    28 Days Later

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    1931 More
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    1989 More
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    Nosferatu

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    It

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    The Fly

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    1963 More
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    Misery

    1990 More
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    Fright Night

    1985 More
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    Dawn of the Dead

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    1992 More
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    1987 More
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    1992 More
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    1999 More
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Let the Right One In

    2008 More
    58
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