Taschen's Top 50 Horror Movies

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This list appears in the expanded 2017 edition of the Taschen book "Horror Cinema" by Jonathan Penner and Paul Duncan, in which it forms the second half of the book.

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    Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam

    1920 — a.k.a. The Golem, in 7 top lists Check
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    Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

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

    1922 — a.k.a. The Witches, in 14 top lists Check
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    The Phantom of the Opera

    1925, in 12 top lists Check
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    Faust: Eine deutsche Volkssage

    1926 — a.k.a. Faust, in 15 top lists Check
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    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    1931, in 6 top lists Check
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    Dracula

    1931, in 10 top lists Check
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    Freaks

    1932 — a.k.a. The Monster Show, in 16 top lists Check
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    King Kong

    1933 — a.k.a. The Eighth Wonder, in 28 top lists Check
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    Bride of Frankenstein

    1935, in 18 top lists Check
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    The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    1939, in 6 top lists Check
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    The Wolf Man

    1941, in 2 top lists Check
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    Cat People

    1942, in 13 top lists Check
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    I Walked with a Zombie

    1943, in 8 top lists Check
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    The Thing from Another World

    1951, in 6 top lists Check
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    Creature from the Black Lagoon

    1954, in 1 top list Check
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    Gojira

    1954 — a.k.a. Godzilla, in 9 top lists Check
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    Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    1956 — a.k.a. Sleep No More, in 18 top lists Check
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    The Incredible Shrinking Man

    1957, in 10 top lists Check
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    Peeping Tom

    1960 — a.k.a. Face of Fear, in 20 top lists Check
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    Psycho

    1960, in 38 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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    What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    1962, in 12 top lists Check
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    Repulsion

    1965, in 17 top lists Check
  25. 25 new

    Night of the Living Dead

    1968, in 19 top lists Check
  26. 26 new

    Rosemary's Baby

    1968, in 21 top lists Check
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    Flesh for Frankenstein

    1973 — a.k.a. Andy Warhol's Frankenstein, in 2 top lists Check
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    Don't Look Now

    1973, in 17 top lists Check
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    The Exorcist

    1973, in 24 top lists Check
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    The Wicker Man

    1973, in 12 top lists Check
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    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    1974, in 13 top lists Check
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    Jaws

    1975, in 27 top lists Check
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    Carrie

    1976, in 8 top lists Check
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    Suspiria

    1977, in 12 top lists Check
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    Dawn of the Dead

    1978 — a.k.a. Dawn of the Living Dead, in 15 top lists Check
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    Halloween

    1978, in 14 top lists Check
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    Alien

    1979, in 27 top lists Check
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    The Shining

    1980, in 24 top lists Check
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    The Evil Dead

    1981, in 5 top lists Check
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    1984, in 6 top lists Check
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    The Company of Wolves

    1984, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Fly

    1986, in 9 top lists Check
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    Near Dark

    1987, in 6 top lists Check
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    Misery

    1990, in 2 top lists Check
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    Delicatessen

    1991, in 12 top lists Check
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    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991, in 33 top lists Check
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    Scream

    1996, in 6 top lists Check
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    The Blair Witch Project

    1999, in 11 top lists Check
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    The Sixth Sense

    1999, in 19 top lists Check
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    The Others

    2001, in 6 top lists Check
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