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. 399 -13

    Jurassic Park

    1993, in 19 top lists Check
  2. 29 -

    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991, in 33 top lists Check
  3. 91 -2

    Se7en

    1995, in 23 top lists Check
  4. 58 -1

    The Sixth Sense

    1999, in 20 top lists Check
  5. 2 -

    The Shining

    1980, in 24 top lists Check
  6. 634 -32

    The Terminator

    1984, in 22 top lists Check
  7. 650 -4

    Donnie Darko

    2001, in 18 top lists Check
  8. 12 -

    Jaws

    1975, in 27 top lists Check
  9. 619 +20

    Shutter Island

    2010, in 9 top lists Check
  10. 485 -15

    A Clockwork Orange

    1971, in 33 top lists Check
  11. 272 +12

    Black Swan

    2010, in 8 top lists Check
  12. 6 -

    Alien

    1979, in 27 top lists Check
  13. 425 -26

    Ghostbusters

    1984, in 12 top lists Check
  14. 518 -5

    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    1993, in 13 top lists Check
  15. 599 +5

    Requiem for a Dream

    2000, in 20 top lists Check
  16. 33 -1

    Shaun of the Dead

    2004, in 12 top lists Check
  17. 583 +16

    I Am Legend

    2007, in 5 top lists Check
  18. 150 +1

    El laberinto del fauno

    2006 — a.k.a. Pan's Labyrinth, in 29 top lists Check
  19. 3 -

    Psycho

    1960, in 37 top lists Check
  20. 1 -

    The Exorcist

    1973, in 25 top lists Check
  21. 79 +1

    Aliens

    1986, in 20 top lists Check
  22. 133 +2

    Zombieland

    2009, in 3 top lists Check
  23. 882 -3

    Scary Movie

    2000, in 4 top lists Check
  24. 828 -27

    War of the Worlds

    2005, in 6 top lists Check
  25. 136 -

    American Psycho

    2000, in 9 top lists Check
  26. 40 +2

    Saw

    2004, in 6 top lists Check
  27. 36 -

    The Ring

    2002, in 4 top lists Check
  28. 20 -

    28 Days Later...

    2002, in 8 top lists Check
  29. 398 -14

    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

    2007, in 6 top lists Check
  30. 15 -

    The Blair Witch Project

    1999, in 11 top lists Check
  31. 377 -13

    Signs

    2002, in 5 top lists Check
  32. 212 -12

    Sleepy Hollow

    1999, in 3 top lists Check
  33. 976 -37

    Rear Window

    1954, in 29 top lists Check
  34. 303 -11

    Beetlejuice

    1988, in 4 top lists Check
  35. 564 +16

    Oldeuboi

    2003 — a.k.a. Oldboy, in 25 top lists Check
  36. 26 +1

    Scream

    1996, in 6 top lists Check
  37. 46 -

    The Others

    2001, in 6 top lists Check
  38. 815 +4

    Zodiac

    2007, in 10 top lists Check
  39. 7 -

    The Thing

    1982, in 20 top lists Check
  40. 162 -4

    Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles

    1994, in 4 top lists Check
  41. 638 +19

    Hannibal

    2001, in 2 top lists Check
  42. 27 -1

    The Birds

    1963, in 18 top lists Check
  43. 210 -1

    Mulholland Dr.

    2001 — a.k.a. Mulholland Drive, in 26 top lists Check
  44. 983 -34

    Constantine

    2005, in 2 top lists Check
  45. 948 -37

    The Village

    2004, in 4 top lists Check
  46. 5 -

    Halloween

    1978, in 13 top lists Check
  47. 179 +1

    Cloverfield

    2008, in 3 top lists Check
  48. 122 -2

    Gremlins

    1984, in 3 top lists Check
  49. 8 -

    Rosemary's Baby

    1968, in 20 top lists Check
  50. 368 -10

    Predator

    1987, in 5 top lists Check