Empire's 50 Best Horror Movies

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On September 16th, 2016, the Empire Magazine website published a list of the best 50 horror films, according to 5 contributors.

Empire Magazine wrote:
Halloween is fast approaching with a crucifix in one hand, a bag of pestilent rodents in the other and a hockey mask stuck to its face. To prepare, we've summoned up with the ultimate list of the greatest, scariest and most spine-rippingly horrific horror movies in cinema's long history. From Dr. Caligari to It Follows, this is a compendium of scary movies to span the ages. Abandon all hope all ye who enter here...

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  1. 1 new

    The Shining

    1980, in 25 top lists Check
  2. 2 new

    Alien

    1979, in 27 top lists Check
  3. 3 new

    Scream

    1996, in 6 top lists Check
  4. 4 new

    The Thing

    1982, in 20 top lists Check
  5. 5 new

    Halloween

    1978, in 14 top lists Check
  6. 6 new

    Evil Dead II

    1987, in 8 top lists Check
  7. 7 new

    Shaun of the Dead

    2004, in 12 top lists Check
  8. 8 new

    Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

    1922 — a.k.a. Nosferatu, in 26 top lists Check
  9. 9 new

    El laberinto del fauno

    2006 — a.k.a. Pan's Labyrinth, in 29 top lists Check
  10. 10 new

    Jaws

    1975, in 26 top lists Check
  11. 11 new

    The Exorcist

    1973, in 25 top lists Check
  12. 12 new

    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    1984, in 6 top lists Check
  13. 13 new

    The Cabin in the Woods

    2011, in 4 top lists Check
  14. 14 new

    The Wicker Man

    1973, in 12 top lists Check
  15. 15 new

    Rosemary's Baby

    1968, in 21 top lists Check
  16. 16 new

    Carrie

    1976, in 8 top lists Check
  17. 17 new

    Ringu

    1998, in 9 top lists Check
  18. 18 new

    Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

    1920 — a.k.a. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, in 27 top lists Check
  19. 19 new

    An American Werewolf in London

    1981, in 10 top lists Check
  20. 20 new

    Psycho

    1960, in 37 top lists Check
  21. 21 new

    The Fog

    1980, in 2 top lists Check
  22. 22 new

    Les yeux sans visage

    1960 — a.k.a. Eyes Without a Face, in 13 top lists Check
  23. 23 new

    Suspiria

    1977, in 14 top lists Check
  24. 24 new

    The Omen

    1976, in 5 top lists Check
  25. 25 new

    28 Days Later...

    2002, in 8 top lists Check
  26. 26 new

    The Others

    2001, in 7 top lists Check
  27. 27 new

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    1974, in 13 top lists Check
  28. 28 new

    The Descent

    2005, in 4 top lists Check
  29. 29 new

    Night of the Living Dead

    1968, in 19 top lists Check
  30. 30 new

    It Follows

    2014, in 3 top lists Check
  31. 31 new

    The Innocents

    1961, in 11 top lists Check
  32. 32 new

    Låt den rätte komma in

    2008 — a.k.a. Let the Right One In, in 13 top lists Check
  33. 33 new

    Don't Look Now

    1973, in 17 top lists Check
  34. 34 new

    [Rec]

    2007, in 3 top lists Check
  35. 35 new

    Poltergeist

    1982, in 7 top lists Check
  36. 36 new

    Dracula

    1931, in 10 top lists Check
  37. 37 new

    Frankenstein

    1931, in 17 top lists Check
  38. 38 new

    Bride of Frankenstein

    1935, in 18 top lists Check
  39. 39 new

    The Babadook

    2014, in 4 top lists Check
  40. 40 new

    The Blair Witch Project

    1999, in 12 top lists Check
  41. 41 new

    Dracula

    1958, in 8 top lists Check
  42. 42 new

    La piel que habito

    2011 — a.k.a. The Skin I Live In, in 4 top lists Check
  43. 43 new

    Drag Me to Hell

    2009, in 3 top lists Check
  44. 44 new

    Day of the Dead

    1985, in 3 top lists Check
  45. 45 new

    Cat People

    1942, in 13 top lists Check
  46. 46 new

    The Devil Rides Out

    1968, in 1 top list Check
  47. 47 new

    Ôdishon

    1999 — a.k.a. Audition, in 11 top lists Check
  48. 48 new

    The Evil Dead

    1981, in 6 top lists Check
  49. 49 new

    Kill List

    2011, in 2 top lists Check
  50. 50 new

    El espinazo del diablo

    2001 — a.k.a. The Devil's Backbone, in 3 top lists Check
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Last updated on Sep 21, 2016 by Gershwin; source