classic movies The Best Classic Horror Movies

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List Rules Any good old 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 movies in all of film history, including The Birds and Psycho and other old horror movies.
 
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. This list includes old slasher films as well as scary psychological horror movies that terrified early audiences of cinema.

Vote up your favorite classic horror flick today, or add a good old scary classic that isn't on the list already.

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Psycho Alfred Hitchcock

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The Silence of the Lambs Jonathan Demme

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The Shining Stanley Kubrick

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Alien Ridley Scott

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The Exorcist William Friedkin

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Poltergeist Tobe Hooper

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Night of the Living Dead George A. Romero

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Carrie Brian De Palma

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The Thing John Carpenter

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Halloween John Carpenter

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The Omen Richard Donner

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Jaws Steven Spielberg

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The Birds Alfred Hitchcock

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The Evil Dead Sam Raimi

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The Fly David Cronenberg

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Nosferatu F. W. Murnau

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Rosemary's Baby Roman Polanski

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Friday the 13th Sean S. Cunningham

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Frankenstein James Whale

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Bram Stoker's Dracula Francis Ford Coppola

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The Sixth Sense is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Classic Horror Movies
The Sixth Sense M. Night Shyamalan

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Dawn of the Dead George A. Romero

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Scream Wes Craven

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Misery Rob Reiner

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Bride of Frankenstein James Whale

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Hellraiser Clive Barker

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Aliens James Cameron

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House on Haunted Hill William Castle

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House of Wax André de Toth

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The Haunting Robert Wise

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Halloween II is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Classic Horror Movies
Halloween II Rick Rosenthal

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Salem's Lot Tobe Hooper

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Evil Dead II Sam Raimi

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The Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Classic Horror Movies
The Lost Boys Joel Schumacher

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The Wicker Man Robin Hardy

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The Mummy Karl Freund

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Black Christmas Bob Clark

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John Carpenter's The Fog John Carpenter

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The Wolf Man George Waggner

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Freaks Tod Browning

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Rouben Mamoulian

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Nosferatu the Vampyre Werner Herzog

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