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A list compiled from the entries in Gene Wright's 1986 book, Horrorshows: An A-to-Z of Horror in Film, Radio and Theater. The entries below are found in the following chapters:

Crazies and Freaks: 1-70
Mad Scientists: 71-155
Monsters: 156-224
Cataclysmic Disasters: 225-271
Ghouls: 272-285
Ghosts, Demons and Witches: 286-363
Vampires: 364-439
Mummies: 440-453
Werewolves and Other Shape-Shifters: 454-494
Zombies: 495-524
Splatter: 525-549
Anthologies: 550-565

Television and radio programs are also showcased, along with theatrical productions. Those warranting their own entries in the volume are given below:

Television:
The Addams Family (1964-1966)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955-1965) [includes The Alfred Hitchcock Hour]
Circle of Fear (1973) [renamed from Ghost Story]
Dark Shadows (1966-1971)
The Evil Touch (1973-1974)
Ghost Story (1972) [renamed to Circle of Fear]
King Kong (1966-1969)
Kolchak: the Night Stalker (1974-1975)
Lights Out (1949-1952)
The Monster Squad (1976-1977)
Mr. and Mrs. Dracula (1980)
The Munsters (1964-1966)
Night Gallery (1970-1973)
One Step Beyond (1959-1961)
The Outer Limits (1963-1965)
The Sixth Sense (1972)
Struck By Lightning (1979)
Suspense (1949-1954)
Tales of the unexpected (1977)
Tales of Tomorrow (1951-1953)
Thriller (1960-1962)
The Twilight Zone (1959-1964)

Radio:
Escape (1947-1954)
Everyman's Theater (1940-1941)
The Hermit's Cave (1930-1944)
I Love a Mystery (1939-1944)
Inner Sanctum Mystery (1941-1952)
Lights Out (1934-1947)
The Mercury Theatre on the Air (1938)
The Mysterious Traveler (1943-1952)
Peter Quill (1940-1941)
The Shadow (1931-1954)
Stay Tuned for Terror (1944-1945?)
The Strange Dr. Weird (1944-1945)
Superstition (1943-1946)
Suspense (1942-1962)

Theatrical Productions:
Carmilla (1976)
Dracula (1924)
Frankenstein (1981)

Television Episodes
Frankenstein (Wide World of Mystery season 1, episodes 2 & 3, January 16-17, 1973)
Night Gallery (Pilot episode, November 8, 1969)

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  1. 1 new

    Arsenic and Old Lace

    1944, in 7 top lists Check
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    The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill'

    1914, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Beast with Five Fingers

    1946, in 1 top list Check
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    Bedlam

    1946, in 1 top list Check
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    Black Christmas

    1974, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Brute Man

    1946, in 0 top lists Check
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    A Bucket of Blood

    1959, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Burning

    1981, in 2 top lists Check
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    Carrie

    1976, in 8 top lists Check
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    The Cat and the Canary

    1927, in 4 top lists Check
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    El coleccionista de cadáveres

    1970, in 0 top lists Check
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    Chamber of Horrors

    1966, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Climax

    1944, in 0 top lists Check
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    Crescendo

    1970, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Comedy of Terrors

    1963 — a.k.a. The Graveside Story, in 1 top list Check
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    Cujo

    1983, in 1 top list Check
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    The Dead Zone

    1983, in 1 top list Check
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    Dementia 13

    1963 — a.k.a. The Haunted and the Hunted, in 1 top list Check
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    Les diaboliques

    1955 — a.k.a. Diabolique, in 21 top lists Check
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    The Fall of the House of Usher

    1950, in 0 top lists Check
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    Fear in the Night

    1972, in 0 top lists Check
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    Freaks

    1932, in 16 top lists Check
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    Friday the 13th

    1980, in 2 top lists Check
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    Grip of the Strangler

    1958 — a.k.a. The Haunted Strangler, in 1 top list Check
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    Halloween

    1978, in 14 top lists Check
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    Hands of the Ripper

    1971, in 1 top list Check
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    Homicidal

    1961, in 1 top list Check
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    Horrors of the Black Museum

    1959, in 1 top list Check
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    House of Usher

    1960, in 2 top lists Check
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    House of Wax

    1953, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    1923, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    1939, in 6 top lists Check
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    I Drink Your Blood

    1970, in 2 top lists Check
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    Jack the Ripper

    1959, in 0 top lists Check
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    M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

    1931 — a.k.a. M, in 34 top lists Check
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    Macabre

    1958, in 1 top list Check
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    The Man Who Laughs

    1928, in 7 top lists Check
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    The Most Dangerous Game

    1932, in 4 top lists Check
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    Murders in the Rue Morgue

    1971, in 0 top lists Check
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    Mystery of the Wax Museum

    1933, in 2 top lists Check
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    Next of Kin

    1982, in 0 top lists Check
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    Diabólica malicia

    1971 — a.k.a. Night Child, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Night Has Eyes

    1942 — a.k.a. Terror House, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Oblong Box

    1969 — a.k.a. Dance, Mephisto, in 1 top list Check
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    The Old Dark House

    1932, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Old Dark House

    1963, in 0 top lists Check
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    Paranoiac

    1963, in 1 top list Check
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    Peeping Tom

    1960, in 20 top lists Check
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    Persecution

    1975, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Phantom of Hollywood

    1974, in 0 top lists Check