The Best Horror Movies

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As some people are aware, horror is the greatest genre ever and there is literally nothing better than a good horror film. It is, however, extremely under-appreciated and that means a lot of sifting to find the awesome stuff.

So, this is my personal list of the 'best' horror films that I've seen. This mostly consists of personal favourites, but also others which I didn't LOVE, but are good examples of what I like about horror, offer something to the genre or that I just think are kinda cool (mostly the latter). I've not included anything that I don't like at all though, so there may be some glaringly obvious omissions, but it's probably on purpose.

Sorted chronologically.

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  1. 9 -

    The Old Dark House

    1932, in 4 top lists Check
  2. 14 -

    De spooktrein

    1939, in 0 top lists Check
  3. 15 -

    The Cat and the Canary

    1939, in 2 top lists Check
  4. 18 -

    The Ghost Breakers

    1940, in 3 top lists Check
  5. 24 -

    Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein

    1948 — a.k.a. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, in 6 top lists Check
  6. 35 -

    A Bucket of Blood

    1959, in 2 top lists Check
  7. 41 -

    The Little Shop of Horrors

    1960, in 2 top lists Check
  8. 49 -

    Tales of Terror

    1962, in 1 top list Check
  9. 51 -

    The Comedy of Terrors

    1963 — a.k.a. The Graveside Story, in 1 top list Check
  10. 71 -

    The Undertaker and His Pals

    1966, in 1 top list Check
  11. 72 -

    Mad Monster Party?

    1967 — a.k.a. Mad Monsters Party?, in 1 top list Check
  12. 74 -

    Viy

    1967, in 4 top lists Check
  13. 78 -1

    Pretty Poison

    1968, in 0 top lists Check
  14. 80 -1

    Spider Baby or, the Maddest Story Ever Told

    1967, in 2 top lists Check
  15. 92 -1

    Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny & Girly

    1970, in 0 top lists Check
  16. 95 -1

    The Abominable Dr. Phibes

    1971, in 3 top lists Check
  17. 109 -2

    Pink Flamingos

    1972, in 9 top lists Check
  18. 115 -2

    Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things

    1972, in 1 top list Check
  19. 124 -3

    Theater of Blood

    1973, in 2 top lists Check
  20. 134 -4

    Phantom of the Paradise

    1974, in 3 top lists Check
  21. 153 -6

    Hausu

    1977 — a.k.a. House, in 6 top lists Check
  22. 154 -6

    Jabberwocky

    1977, in 2 top lists Check
  23. 178 -7

    Fade to Black

    1980, in 0 top lists Check
  24. 180 new

    Gui da gui

    1980 — a.k.a. Close Encounters of the Spooky Kind, in 2 top lists Check
  25. 196 new

    The Monster Club

    1981, in 0 top lists Check
  26. 200 -10

    Student Bodies

    1981, in 1 top list Check
  27. 201 -10

    Basket Case

    1982, in 2 top lists Check
  28. 204 -10

    Creepshow

    1982, in 1 top list Check
  29. 230 new

    Bloodbath at the House of Death

    1984, in 0 top lists Check
  30. 234 -12

    Gremlins

    1984, in 3 top lists Check
  31. 235 -12

    Night of the Comet

    1984, in 2 top lists Check
  32. 238 -12

    Cat's Eye

    1985, in 1 top list Check
  33. 242 -12

    Geung see sin sang

    1985 — a.k.a. Mr. Vampire, in 4 top lists Check
  34. 246 -12

    The Return of the Living Dead

    1985, in 3 top lists Check
  35. 247 -12

    The Stuff

    1985, in 2 top lists Check
  36. 251 -12

    April Fool's Day

    1986, in 1 top list Check
  37. 256 -12

    House

    1985, in 1 top list Check
  38. 262 -14

    Night of the Creeps

    1986, in 1 top list Check
  39. 263 -14

    TerrorVision

    1986, in 1 top list Check
  40. 267 -15

    Bad Taste

    1987, in 4 top lists Check
  41. 268 -15

    Blood Diner

    1987, in 1 top list Check
  42. 269 -15

    Creepshow 2

    1987, in 1 top list Check
  43. 273 -15

    Evil Dead II

    1987, in 8 top lists Check
  44. 277 -15

    The Lost Boys

    1987, in 3 top lists Check
  45. 278 -15

    The Monster Squad

    1987, in 2 top lists Check
  46. 279 -15

    My Best Friend Is a Vampire

    1987 — a.k.a. I Was a Teenage Vampire, in 0 top lists Check
  47. 285 -15

    Psychos in Love

    1987, in 0 top lists Check
  48. 286 -15

    Sien lui yau wan

    1987 — a.k.a. A Chinese Ghost Story, in 6 top lists Check
  49. 288 -15

    Street Trash

    1987, in 2 top lists Check
  50. 290 -15

    The Video Dead

    1987, in 0 top lists Check
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Last updated on Nov 1, 2015 by mightysparks; source