What Was The Most (In)Famous Horror Movie The Year You Were Born?

While countless horror films release in theaters, home video, and via streaming services, there is usually one that, in some ways, defines the year of its release, and either immediately takes the world by storm, or sits quietly, waiting for its moment to strike. From the greatest horror films of all time to underappreciated gems, these movies speak volumes about the climates in which they were created, and they might even say something about you and your personality. For instance, those born in 1981 can consider themselves trailblazing, given that their film is Friday The 13th Part 2, AKA, the first in the series to feature Jason Voorhees as the main slasher. Day Of The Dead is a ferocious critique of America's military-industrial complex, but if you were born in 1985, it may represent your seemingly unending appetite. 1990 babies who've always felt like outsiders might strongly identify with the Tribes of the Moon depicted in Clive Barker's Nightbreed.

Whatever year you were born, there's a corresponding horror film that embodies everything about you.


    • Actors: Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn
    • Released: 1973
    • Directed by: William Friedkin
    • Actors: Marilyn Burns, Gunnar Hansen, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain, William Vail
    • Released: 1974
    • Directed by: Tobe Hooper
    • Actors: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton
    • Released: 1975
    • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
    • Actors: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner, Billie Whitelaw, Leo McKern
    • Released: 1976
    • Directed by: Richard Donner