Kim Newman's Nightmare Movies

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This list contains all movies mentioned in Kim Newman's "Nightmare Movies: Horror on Screen Since the 1960s"; an encycopaedic critical reference guide to modern horror, taking Night of the Living Dead (1968) as its starting point, and continuing to the publication date of the second edition in 2011. While chiefly concerned with the evolution of the horror film, the book will occasionally mention non-horror to compare and contrast.

#1-119: Chapter 1 - Shoot 'Em in the Head! or The Birth of the Hate Generation
#120-273: Chapter 2 - The Indian Summer of the British Horror Film
#274-396: Chapter 3 - The Changing Face of Classical Gothic:
#397-563: Chapter 4 - Devil Movies or: "If the mousse tastes chalky, don't eat it."
#564-687: Chapter 5 - Deep in the Heart of Texas or: The Down-Home, Up-Country, Multi-Implement Massacre Movie
#688-1245: Chapter 6 - Paranoia Paradise or: Five Things to Worry About
#1246-1460: Chapter 7 - Tales of Ordinary Madness or: The Close-Up Crazies
#1461-1595: Chapter 8 - Auteurs
#1596-1764: Chapter 9 - The Weirdo Horror Film or: Cult, Kitsch, Camp, Sick, Punk and Pornography
#1765-1889: Chapter 10 - Psycho Movies or: "I didn't Raise my Girl to be a Severed Head"
#1890-1977: Chapter 11 - Ghost Stories
#1978-2162: Chapter 12 - Return to the past
#2163-2331: Chapter 13 - Cannibal Zombie Gut-Crunchers - Italian Style!
#2332-2398: Chapter 14 - Fun with the Living Dead
#2399-2428: Postscript: The Post-Modern Horror Film
#2429-2723: Chapter 2.1 - The Lecter Variations
#2724-3133: Chapter 2.2 - Vampires and Other Stereotypes
#3134-3604: Chapter 2.3 - Scream and Scream Again: Franchises, Post-Modernism, Remakes
#3605-3973: Chapter 2.4 - At First Just Ghostly
#3974-4151: Chapter 2.5 - Virtual Realities and Imaginary Friends
#4152-4351: Chapter 2.6 - Why Are Your Doing This to Me?
#4352-4439: Chapter 2.7 - More Auteurs
#4440-4720: Chapter 2.8 - Zombie Apocalypse Now!
#4721-4725: Postscript: There will still be blood

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    Night of the Living Dead

    1968, in 19 top lists Check
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    Psycho

    1960, in 37 top lists Check
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    Homicidal

    1961, in 1 top list Check
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    La maschera del demonio

    1960 — a.k.a. Black Sunday, in 6 top lists Check
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    Premature Burial

    1962, in 1 top list Check
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    Frankenstein

    1931, in 18 top lists Check
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    The Old Dark House

    1932, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Invisible Man

    1933, in 6 top lists Check
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    Bride of Frankenstein

    1935, in 18 top lists Check
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    The Birds

    1963, in 18 top lists Check
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    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    1974, in 13 top lists Check
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    The Hills Have Eyes

    1977, in 2 top lists Check
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    Halloween

    1978, in 14 top lists Check
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    The Evil Dead

    1981, in 6 top lists Check
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    The World, the Flesh and the Devil

    1959, in 0 top lists Check
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    Attica

    1974, in 0 top lists Check
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    Harlan County U.S.A.

    1976, in 8 top lists Check
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    Assault on Precinct 13

    1976, in 6 top lists Check
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    Apache Drums

    1951, in 0 top lists Check
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    Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    1956, in 18 top lists Check
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    Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    1978, in 2 top lists Check
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    Dawn of the Dead

    1978, in 14 top lists Check
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    I Was a Teenage Frankenstein

    1957, in 1 top list Check
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    Them!

    1954, in 3 top lists Check
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    King Kong

    1933, in 27 top lists Check
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    Blood Feast

    1963, in 3 top lists Check
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    Two Thousand Maniacs!

    1964 — a.k.a. 2,000 Maniacs, in 1 top list Check
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    She-Devils on Wheels

    1968, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Wizard of Gore

    1970, in 1 top list Check
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    Bloodthirsty Butchers

    1970, in 0 top lists Check
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    Guru, the Mad Monk

    1970 — a.k.a. Garu, the Mad Monk, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Rats Are Coming! The Werewolves Are Here!

    1972 — a.k.a. The Curse of the Full Moon, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Astro-Zombies

    1968, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Corpse Grinders

    1971, in 0 top lists Check
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    Blood Orgy of the She-Devils

    1973, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Wizard of Oz

    1939, in 33 top lists Check
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    The Blair Witch Project

    1999, in 12 top lists Check
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    Homicide: Life on the Street

    1993, in 0 top lists Check
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    28 Days Later...

    2002, in 8 top lists Check
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    My Little Eye

    2002, in 1 top list Check
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    Cloverfield

    2008, in 3 top lists Check
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    [Rec]

    2007, in 3 top lists Check
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    Diary of the Dead

    2007, in 1 top list Check
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    Carnival of Souls

    1962, in 5 top lists Check
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    Jacob's Ladder

    1990, in 2 top lists Check
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    From the Dead of Night

    1989, in 0 top lists Check
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    Night of the Living Dead: 30th Anniversary Edition

    1999, in 0 top lists Check
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    Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the...

    1991, in 0 top lists Check
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    Benefit for the Living Dead

    2005, in 0 top lists Check
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    Pink Flamingos

    1972, in 9 top lists Check