The Greatest Horror Films of All Time Films

The Greatest Horror Films of All Time

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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? 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!

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

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  1. 1
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    most listed
    The Shining

    1980 More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 1243
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    the people's #1
    The Exorcist

    1973 More
    99
  3. 3
    Up 879
    Down 287
    1978 More
    95
  4. 4
    Up 896
    Down 264

    ranked low on reranks
    Alien

    1979 More
    92
  5. 5
    Up 819
    Down 278

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    1984 More
    91
  6. 6
    Up 841
    Down 338

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Thing

    1982 More
    91
  7. 7
    Up 686
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    1974 More
    89
  8. 8
    Up 745
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    ranked low on reranks
    Psycho

    1960 More
    88
  9. 9
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    ranked low on reranks
    Jaws

    1975 More
    86
  10. 10
    Up 659
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Poltergeist

    1982 More
    85
  11. 11
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    often listed
    Friday the 13th

    1980 More
    84
  12. 12
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    1991 More
    84
  13. 13
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    often listed
    Dawn of the Dead

    1978 More
    81
  14. 14
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    1968 More
    81
  15. 15
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    1976 More
    77
  16. 16
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Omen

    1976 More
    76
  17. 17
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Evil Dead

    1981 More
    73
  18. 18
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    often listed
    Hellraiser

    1987 More
    72
  19. 19
    Up 490
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    1986 More
    71
  20. 20
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    2002 More
    71
  21. 21
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    often listed
    Rosemary's Baby

    1968 More
    71
  22. 22
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    An American Werewolf in London

    1981 More
    70
  23. 23
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Scream

    1996 More
    70
  24. 24
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    often listed &ranked low on reranks
    The Amityville Horror

    1979 More
    68
  25. 25
    Up 478
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    2002 More
    68
  26. 26
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Sixth Sense

    1999 More
    68
  27. 27
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Evil Dead II

    1987 More
    67
  28. 28
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    ranked low on reranks
    Seven

    1995 More
    67
  29. 29
    Up 325
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Frankenstein

    1931 More
    66
  30. 30
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    ranked low on reranks
    It

    1990 More
    65
  31. 31
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    ranked low on reranks
    Pet Sematary

    1989 More
    65
  32. 32
    Up 293
    Down 157
    2004 More
    64
  33. 33
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    Down 242

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Nosferatu

    1922 More
    63
  34. 34
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Fly

    1986 More
    63
  35. 35
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Hills Have Eyes

    2006 More
    63
  36. 36
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    ranked low on reranks
    Dawn of the Dead

    2004 More
    63
  37. 37
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    ranked low on reranks
    Predator

    1987 More
    62
  38. 38
    Up 218
    Down 114
    1963 More
    62
  39. 39
    Up 286
    Down 181
    1987 More
    61
  40. 40
    Up 265
    Down 197

    often listed
    Fright Night

    1985 More
    61
  41. 41
    Up 342
    Down 229

    ranked high on reranks
    Bram Stoker's Dracula

    1992 More
    61
  42. 42
    Up 244
    Down 164

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Candyman

    1992 More
    61
  43. 43
    Up 276
    Down 173

    ranked low on reranks
    From Dusk till Dawn

    1996 More
    60
  44. 44
    Up 258
    Down 140
    2005 More
    60
  45. 45
    Up 216
    Down 78

    ranked low on reranks
    Misery

    1990 More
    60
  46. 46
    Up 214
    Down 127
    1982 More
    59
  47. 47
    Up 188
    Down 127

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Others

    2001 More
    59
  48. 48
    Up 183
    Down 133

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dracula

    1931 More
    59
  49. 49
    Up 173
    Down 86

    ranked low on reranks
    Children of the Corn

    1984 More
    59
  50. 50
    Up 327
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    often listed &controversial
    The Blair Witch Project

    1999 More
    59
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