They Shoot Zombies, Don't They?

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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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  1. 1 -

    The Exorcist

    1973, in 24 top lists Check
  2. 2 -

    The Shining

    1980, in 25 top lists Check
  3. 3 -

    Psycho

    1960, in 37 top lists Check
  4. 4 +2

    Alien

    1979, in 27 top lists Check
  5. 5 -1

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    1974, in 13 top lists Check
  6. 6 -1

    Halloween

    1978, in 14 top lists Check
  7. 7 +2

    Night of the Living Dead

    1968, in 18 top lists Check
  8. 8 +4

    Jaws

    1975, in 27 top lists Check
  9. 9 -2

    The Thing

    1982, in 20 top lists Check
  10. 10 -2

    Rosemary's Baby

    1968, in 21 top lists Check
  11. 11 +6

    Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

    1922 — a.k.a. Nosferatu, in 26 top lists Check
  12. 12 +1

    Dawn of the Dead

    1978 — a.k.a. Dawn of the Living Dead, in 16 top lists Check
  13. 13 +17

    Bride of Frankenstein

    1935, in 18 top lists Check
  14. 14 -4

    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    1984, in 6 top lists Check
  15. 15 -4

    Suspiria

    1977, in 12 top lists Check
  16. 16 +18

    Frankenstein

    1931, in 18 top lists Check
  17. 17 +2

    The Evil Dead

    1981, in 5 top lists Check
  18. 18 +11

    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991, in 33 top lists Check
  19. 19 -3

    Carrie

    1976, in 8 top lists Check
  20. 20 +7

    The Birds

    1963, in 18 top lists Check
  21. 21 +29

    Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

    1920 — a.k.a. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, in 26 top lists Check
  22. 22 +1

    Evil Dead II

    1987 — a.k.a. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn, in 8 top lists Check
  23. 23 +12

    Don't Look Now

    1973, in 17 top lists Check
  24. 24 -2

    An American Werewolf in London

    1981, in 11 top lists Check
  25. 25 -

    The Haunting

    1963, in 6 top lists Check
  26. 26 +13

    The Innocents

    1961, in 11 top lists Check
  27. 27 -12

    The Blair Witch Project

    1999, in 11 top lists Check
  28. 28 +13

    Freaks

    1932 — a.k.a. The Monster Show, in 15 top lists Check
  29. 29 -1

    The Fly

    1986, in 9 top lists Check
  30. 30 +7

    The Wicker Man

    1973, in 12 top lists Check
  31. 31 -7

    The Omen

    1976, in 4 top lists Check
  32. 32 -14

    Poltergeist

    1982, in 7 top lists Check
  33. 33 +16

    Repulsion

    1965, in 17 top lists Check
  34. 34 +10

    Ringu

    1998, in 9 top lists Check
  35. 35 +10

    Friday the 13th

    1980, in 2 top lists Check
  36. 36 -22

    Låt den rätte komma in

    2008 — a.k.a. Let the Right One In, in 12 top lists Check
  37. 37 +1

    Hellraiser

    1987, in 1 top list Check
  38. 38 +19

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    1956 — a.k.a. Sleep No More, in 18 top lists Check
  39. 39 +12

    Videodrome

    1983, in 16 top lists Check
  40. 40 +7

    Les yeux sans visage

    1960 — a.k.a. Eyes Without a Face, in 13 top lists Check
  41. 41 -20

    The Descent

    2005, in 4 top lists Check
  42. 42 +49

    Se7en

    1995, in 23 top lists Check
  43. 43 +36

    Aliens

    1986, in 20 top lists Check
  44. 44 +4

    Peeping Tom

    1960 — a.k.a. Face of Fear, in 20 top lists Check
  45. 45 +61

    King Kong

    1933 — a.k.a. The Eighth Wonder, in 27 top lists Check
  46. 46 +34

    Les diaboliques

    1955 — a.k.a. Diabolique, in 19 top lists Check
  47. 47 +6

    Dracula

    1931, in 10 top lists Check
  48. 48 -22

    Scream

    1996, in 6 top lists Check
  49. 49 +75

    The Phantom of the Opera

    1925, in 12 top lists Check
  50. 50 +19

    Cat People

    1942, in 13 top lists Check