Indiewire's The 100 Greatest Horror Movies of All-Time

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From underseen Laird Cregar vehicles to a Russian chiller based on a Nikolai Gogol story, from J-Horror to the Mexican gem "Alucarda," these are the best horror movies the genre has to offer.

By Christian Blauvelt, Kate Erbland, Eric Kohn, Anne Thompson, David Ehrlich, Jamie Righetti, Michael Nordine, Chris O'Falt, Tambay Obenson, Steve Greene

originally published Oct 23, 2018

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    The Shining

    1980, in 25 top lists Check
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    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    1974, in 13 top lists Check
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    Rosemary's Baby

    1968, in 22 top lists Check
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    The Exorcist

    1973, in 24 top lists Check
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    Halloween

    1978, in 14 top lists Check
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    Psycho

    1960, in 37 top lists Check
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    Les yeux sans visage

    1960 — a.k.a. Eyes Without a Face, in 13 top lists Check
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    The Thing

    1982, in 20 top lists Check
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    Alien

    1979, in 27 top lists Check
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    Night of the Living Dead

    1968, in 20 top lists Check
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    Profondo rosso

    1975 — a.k.a. Deep Red, in 5 top lists Check
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    Dawn of the Dead

    1978, in 14 top lists Check
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    Ôdishon

    1999 — a.k.a. Audition, in 11 top lists Check
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    28 Days Later...

    2002, in 8 top lists Check
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    Cat People

    1942, in 13 top lists Check
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    Jaws

    1975, in 26 top lists Check
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    Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

    1922 — a.k.a. Nosferatu, in 27 top lists Check
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    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991, in 32 top lists Check
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    Get Out

    2017, in 9 top lists Check
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    The Fly

    1986, in 10 top lists Check
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    Carrie

    1976, in 8 top lists Check
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    Repulsion

    1965, in 17 top lists Check
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    I Walked with a Zombie

    1943, in 8 top lists Check
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    The Birds

    1963, in 18 top lists Check
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    Suspiria

    1977, in 14 top lists Check
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    Bride of Frankenstein

    1935, in 18 top lists Check
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    The Omen

    1976, in 5 top lists Check
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    Kairo

    2001 — a.k.a. Pulse, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Innocents

    1961, in 11 top lists Check
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    The Wicker Man

    1973, in 12 top lists Check
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    Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

    1920 — a.k.a. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, in 28 top lists Check
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    Near Dark

    1987, in 7 top lists Check
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    Scream

    1996, in 6 top lists Check
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    El espinazo del diablo

    2001 — a.k.a. The Devil's Backbone, in 3 top lists Check
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    Hangover Square

    1945, in 2 top lists Check
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    Don't Look Now

    1973, in 17 top lists Check
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    Hausu

    1977 — a.k.a. House, in 6 top lists Check
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    La maschera del demonio

    1960 — a.k.a. Black Sunday, in 6 top lists Check
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    The Devils

    1971, in 11 top lists Check
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    The Others

    2001, in 6 top lists Check
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    Possession

    1981, in 5 top lists Check
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    Freaks

    1932, in 16 top lists Check
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    Ang-ma-reul bo-at-da

    2010 — a.k.a. I Saw the Devil, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Brood

    1979, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Blair Witch Project

    1999, in 12 top lists Check
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    It Follows

    2014, in 4 top lists Check
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    Ganja & Hess

    1973 — a.k.a. Black Evil, in 0 top lists Check
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    Carnival of Souls

    1962, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Lodger

    1944, in 2 top lists Check
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    Candyman

    1992, in 1 top list Check
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