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An official iCheckMovies list (adopted from mightysparks).

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Horror is one of the most readily dismissed genres from critics and film buffs, yet is, arguably, the genre with the most avid and steadfast niche following and remains popular with the general public. With horror films aiming to terrify, spook, shock, disturb, repulse, amuse, entertain and more, it's no wonder the genre is so varied, divisive and controversial.

With so many people ignoring or simply not understanding horror, many great films slip under the radar and are relatively unknown to an audience outside of hardcore horror fans. In order to counteract this and bring awareness to the greatness of the genre, this list was created.

Compiled using 1,806 lists taken from various critics/polls/magazines/books/websites/forums/horror fans, They Shoot Zombies, Don't They? is intended to be the ultimate canonical top 1000 horror list. Spanning several decades, countries and sub-genres, and using lists from a wide range of people and publications, the resulting list is quite a diverse spread and representation of the best of horror.

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    The Exorcist

    1973, in 25 top lists Check
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    The Shining

    1980, in 24 top lists Check
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    Psycho

    1960, in 37 top lists Check
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    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    1974, in 13 top lists Check
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    Halloween

    1978, in 13 top lists Check
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    Alien

    1979, in 26 top lists Check
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    The Thing

    1982, in 19 top lists Check
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    Rosemary's Baby

    1968, in 21 top lists Check
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    Night of the Living Dead

    1968, in 17 top lists Check
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    1984, in 6 top lists Check
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    Suspiria

    1977, in 12 top lists Check
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    Jaws

    1975, in 27 top lists 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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    Låt den rätte komma in

    2008 — a.k.a. Let the Right One In, in 10 top lists Check
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    The Blair Witch Project

    1999, in 11 top lists Check
  16. 16 +1

    Carrie

    1976, in 8 top lists Check
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    Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

    1922 — a.k.a. Nosferatu, in 26 top lists Check
  18. 18 +1

    Poltergeist

    1982, in 7 top lists Check
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    The Evil Dead

    1981, in 5 top lists Check
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    28 Days Later...

    2002, in 6 top lists Check
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    The Descent

    2005, in 4 top lists Check
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    An American Werewolf in London

    1981, in 10 top lists Check
  23. 23 +2

    Evil Dead II

    1987 — a.k.a. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn, in 9 top lists Check
  24. 24 -1

    The Omen

    1976, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Haunting

    1963, in 6 top lists Check
  26. 26 +1

    Scream

    1996, in 6 top lists Check
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    The Birds

    1963, in 18 top lists Check
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    The Fly

    1986, in 8 top lists Check
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    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991, in 31 top lists Check
  30. 30 +1

    Bride of Frankenstein

    1935, in 18 top lists Check
  31. 31 +2

    [Rec]

    2007, in 2 top lists Check
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    Ôdishon

    1999 — a.k.a. Audition, in 11 top lists Check
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    Shaun of the Dead

    2004, in 11 top lists Check
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    Frankenstein

    1931, in 18 top lists Check
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    Don't Look Now

    1973, in 17 top lists Check
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    The Ring

    2002, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Wicker Man

    1973, in 12 top lists Check
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    Hellraiser

    1987, in 1 top list Check
  39. 39 +1

    The Innocents

    1961, in 11 top lists Check
  40. 40 +2

    Saw

    2004, in 6 top lists Check
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    Freaks

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

    1992 — a.k.a. Dead Alive, in 4 top lists Check
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    Re-Animator

    1985, in 4 top lists Check
  44. 44 +1

    Ringu

    1998, in 9 top lists Check
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    Friday the 13th

    1980, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Others

    2001, in 6 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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    Peeping Tom

    1960 — a.k.a. Face of Fear, in 19 top lists Check
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    Repulsion

    1965, in 17 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