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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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3,828 1,738
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Halloween Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence

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4,873 1,280
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The Exorcist Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

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3,559 1,453
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Alien Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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3,293 1,201
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Psycho Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

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3,449 1,358
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A Nightmare on Elm Street Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

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2,953 1,467
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The Thing Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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3,035 1,342
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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal

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3,148 1,230
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Jaws Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

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3,845 859
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The Silence of the Lambs Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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2,515 1,376
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Friday the 13th Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer

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2,671 1,204
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Poltergeist Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke

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2,213 1,072
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Night of the Living Dead George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman

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2,099 1,583
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Scream Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

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2,392 1,090
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Carrie John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie

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1,970 1,271
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Dawn of the Dead Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico

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1,921 1,212
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Rosemary's Baby Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes

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2,184 1,033
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The Omen Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner

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2,236 1,034
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It Tim Curry, Seth Green, John Ritter

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2,219 983
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The Evil Dead Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi

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2,193 1,149
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The Ring Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

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1,721 1,124
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Hellraiser Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson, Ashley Laurence

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2,069 1,047
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28 Days Later Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

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2,088 1,042
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Aliens Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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2,013 1,053
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The Sixth Sense Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton, Haley Joel Osment

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1,264 983
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Child's Play Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon

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1,597 1,082
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An American Werewolf in London Jenny Agutter, Frank Oz, Rik Mayall

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1,782 910
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Pet Sematary Stephen King, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby

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1,777 987
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Saw Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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1,318 949
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Frankenstein Boris Karloff, John Boles, Colin Clive

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1,738 906
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The Amityville Horror James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger

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1,557 1,037
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Evil Dead II Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi

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1,267 992
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Nosferatu Max Schreck, John Gottowt, Alexander Granach

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1,638 677
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Misery Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates, James Caan

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1,489 459
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ChangesDownClub added The Conjuring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Joey King

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1,387 804
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The Birds Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette

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1,322 1,012
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The Fly Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg

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1,383 705
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Insidious Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson

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1,406 876
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The Lost Boys Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

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1,085 726
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Dracula Bela Lugosi, Tod Browning, Carla Laemmle

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1,353 998
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The Hills Have Eyes Emilie de Ravin, Vinessa Shaw, Ted Levine

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1,231 855
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Candyman Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Vanessa A. Williams

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1,344 870
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Bram Stoker's Dracula Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

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1,233 852
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From Dusk till Dawn Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

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1,285 680
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Jeepers Creepers Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Victor Salva

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1,182 797
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Dawn of the Dead Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell, Kevin Zegers

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1,007 690
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Halloween II Jamie Lee Curtis, Dana Carvey, Kyle Richards

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1,170 794
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The Others Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

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1,011 877
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Fright Night Christopher Lee, Roddy McDowall, Chris Sarandon

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1,155 746
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The Cabin in the Woods Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver, Amy Acker