The Best Classic Horror Movies Films
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The Best Classic Horror Movies

List Criteria: Horror films recognized as classics.

If you’re a true horror film enthusiast then you’ll recognize these famous directors and the movies that earned them worldwide recognition: Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby, Tod Browning’s Dracula, James Whale’s The Bride of Frankenstein, David Cronenberg’s The Fly, Wes Craven’s The Last House on the Left, John Carpenter’s The Thing and the most famous horror director of all time, Alfred Hitchcock who produced some of the greatest horror flicks in all of film history, including The Birds and Psycho.
 
The movies on this list have stood the test of time as being the greatest horror films in history, so if you're in the mood for horror, these won't disappoint. They include: The Shining, Jaws, Alien, The Exorcist, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Night of the Living Dead, Evil Dead, Halloween, Rosemary’s Baby, Dressed to Kill, I Walked With a Zombie, and Possession.

Vote up your favorite classic horror flick today, or add a classic that isn't on the list already.
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    Alfred Hitchcock, Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh

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    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence

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    Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

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    Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw

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    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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    John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy

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    Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Gunnar Hansen

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    Boris Karloff, John Boles, Colin Clive

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    Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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    George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman

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    Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes

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    Max Schreck, John Gottowt, Alexander Granach

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    Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, Tom Welling

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    Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico

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    Boris Karloff, Walter Brennan, John Carradine

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    Vincent Price, Jane Asher, Hazel Court

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    Debbie Harry, James Woods, David Cronenberg

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    Joan Bennett, Alida Valli, Udo Kier

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    Donald Sutherland, Julie Christie, Leopoldo Trieste

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    Dario Argento, David Hemmings, Gabriele Lavia

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    Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Dennis Franz

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    Brooke Shields, Lillian Roth, Linda Miller

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