The Rough Guide to Horror Movies: 50 Horror Classics

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The Rough Guide to Horror Movies is a comprehensive guide to the world''s most terrifying films. The guide includes all the icons, from Boris Karloff to Wes Craven and Frankenstein to Freddie Kruger, including classics from Argentina, Pakistan, South Africa and the recent chillers from East Asia. The canon of fifty essential horror movies features The Cabinet of Dr Caligari and Switchblade Romance, via Psycho and The Exorcist. Everything you need to know is covered from festivals, adaptations, magazines and merchandise. The guide tells the stories behind the movies that have scared us throughout the twentieth century.

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    An American Werewolf in London

    1981, in 11 top lists Check
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    La maschera del demonio

    1960 — a.k.a. Black Sunday, in 5 top lists Check
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    Braindead

    1992 — a.k.a. Dead Alive, in 4 top lists Check
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    Bride of Frankenstein

    1935, in 18 top lists Check
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    Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

    1920 — a.k.a. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, in 26 top lists Check
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    Cannibal Holocaust

    1980, in 3 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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    Cat People

    1942, in 13 top lists Check
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    The Curse of Frankenstein

    1957, in 1 top list Check
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    Dawn of the Dead

    1978 — a.k.a. Dawn of the Living Dead, in 16 top lists Check
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    Les diaboliques

    1955 — a.k.a. Diabolique, in 18 top lists Check
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    Dracula

    1931, in 10 top lists Check
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    Dracula

    1958, in 8 top lists Check
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    The Evil Dead

    1981, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Exorcist

    1973, in 25 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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    Frankenstein

    1931, in 18 top lists Check
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    Freaks

    1932 — a.k.a. The Monster Show, in 15 top lists Check
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    Halloween

    1978, in 13 top lists Check
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    The Haunting

    1963, in 6 top lists Check
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    I Walked with a Zombie

    1943, in 9 top lists Check
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    The Innocents

    1961, in 11 top lists Check
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    Jaws

    1975, in 27 top lists Check
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    Near Dark

    1987, in 6 top lists Check
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    Night of the Demon

    1957 — a.k.a. Haunted, in 7 top lists Check
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    Night of the Living Dead

    1968, in 18 top lists Check
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    1984, in 6 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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    The Old Dark House

    1932, in 3 top lists Check
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    Onibaba

    1964 — a.k.a. Devil Woman, in 11 top lists Check
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    Peeping Tom

    1960 — a.k.a. Face of Fear, in 19 top lists Check
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    The Phantom of the Opera

    1925, in 12 top lists Check
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    Pit and the Pendulum

    1961, in 1 top list Check
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    The Plague of the Zombies

    1966, in 1 top list Check
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    Psycho

    1960, in 37 top lists Check
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    Re-Animator

    1985, in 4 top lists Check
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    Repulsion

    1965, in 17 top lists Check
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    Ringu

    1998, in 9 top lists Check
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    Rosemary's Baby

    1968, in 21 top lists Check
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    Scream

    1996, in 6 top lists Check
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    The Shining

    1980, in 24 top lists Check
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    Shivers

    1975 — a.k.a. They Came from Within, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991, in 32 top lists Check
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    The Sixth Sense

    1999, in 20 top lists Check
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    Suspiria

    1977, in 12 top lists Check
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    Haute tension

    2003 — a.k.a. High Tension, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    1974, in 13 top lists Check
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    The Uninvited

    1944, in 2 top lists Check
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    Witchfinder General

    1968 — a.k.a. The Conqueror Worm, in 6 top lists Check
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