They Shoot Zombies, Don't They?

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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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  1. 27 -12

    The Blair Witch Project

    1999, in 11 top lists Check
  2. 534 +348

    Scary Movie

    2000, in 4 top lists Check
  3. 987 -39

    The Village

    2004, in 4 top lists Check
  4. 939 -289

    Donnie Darko

    2001, in 19 top lists Check
  5. 131 -71

    Paranormal Activity

    2007, in 2 top lists Check
  6. 380 -3

    Signs

    2002, in 5 top lists Check
  7. 782 -199

    I Am Legend

    2007, in 5 top lists Check
  8. 397 -125

    Black Swan

    2010, in 8 top lists Check
  9. 529 -44

    A Clockwork Orange

    1971, in 33 top lists Check
  10. 317 -138

    Cloverfield

    2008, in 3 top lists Check
  11. 93 -53

    Saw

    2004, in 6 top lists Check
  12. 412 -14

    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

    2007, in 6 top lists Check
  13. 158 -88

    Drag Me to Hell

    2009, in 3 top lists Check
  14. 69 -33

    The Ring

    2002, in 4 top lists Check
  15. 816 new

    The Mummy

    1999, in 4 top lists Check
  16. 129 -77

    The Cabin in the Woods

    2012, in 4 top lists Check
  17. 161 -11

    El laberinto del fauno

    2006 — a.k.a. Pan's Labyrinth, in 29 top lists Check
  18. 781 -428

    The Human Centipede (First Sequence)

    2009, in 3 top lists Check
  19. 711 +138

    Anaconda

    1997, in 2 top lists Check
  20. 368 -158

    Mulholland Dr.

    2001 — a.k.a. Mulholland Drive, in 26 top lists Check
  21. 1 -

    The Exorcist

    1973, in 24 top lists Check
  22. 508 +10

    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    1993, in 14 top lists Check
  23. 134 -71

    The Mist

    2007, in 2 top lists Check
  24. 194 -38

    Hostel

    2005, in 1 top list Check
  25. 606 -327

    Resident Evil

    2002, in 1 top list Check
  26. 8 +4

    Jaws

    1975, in 27 top lists Check
  27. 217 -75

    Final Destination

    2000, in 1 top list Check
  28. 209 -73

    American Psycho

    2000, in 9 top lists Check
  29. 2 -

    The Shining

    1980, in 25 top lists Check
  30. 248 -115

    Zombieland

    2009, in 3 top lists Check
  31. 56 -23

    Shaun of the Dead

    2004, in 12 top lists Check
  32. 506 +132

    Hannibal

    2001, in 2 top lists Check
  33. 503 +111

    House of Wax

    2005, in 1 top list Check
  34. 60 -2

    The Sixth Sense

    1999, in 19 top lists Check
  35. 349 +75

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    1975, in 11 top lists Check
  36. 400 -1

    Jurassic Park

    1993, in 21 top lists Check
  37. 240 -88

    Antichrist

    2009, in 6 top lists Check
  38. 953 -329

    Paranormal Activity 2

    2010, in 1 top list Check
  39. 42 +49

    Se7en

    1995, in 23 top lists Check
  40. 650 +221

    Alien³

    1992 — a.k.a. Alien 3, in 1 top list Check
  41. 641 -81

    Saw II

    2005, in 1 top list Check
  42. 65 -

    Eraserhead

    1977, in 17 top lists Check
  43. 53 -33

    28 Days Later...

    2002, in 9 top lists Check
  44. 323 -87

    30 Days of Night

    2007, in 1 top list Check
  45. 309 -149

    28 Weeks Later

    2007, in 2 top lists Check
  46. 686 -122

    Oldeuboi

    2003 — a.k.a. Oldboy, in 27 top lists Check
  47. 187 -25

    Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles

    1994, in 3 top lists Check
  48. 315 +8

    I Know What You Did Last Summer

    1997, in 1 top list Check
  49. 192 -74

    Insidious

    2010, in 1 top list Check
  50. 809 new

    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    2010, in 1 top list Check