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. 91 -2

    Se7en

    1995, in 23 top lists Check
  2. 485 -15

    A Clockwork Orange

    1971, in 33 top lists Check
  3. 650 -4

    Donnie Darko

    2001, in 18 top lists Check
  4. 29 -

    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991, in 33 top lists Check
  5. 2 -

    The Shining

    1980, in 24 top lists Check
  6. 150 +1

    El laberinto del fauno

    2006 — a.k.a. Pan's Labyrinth, in 29 top lists Check
  7. 599 +5

    Requiem for a Dream

    2000, in 20 top lists Check
  8. 272 +12

    Black Swan

    2010, in 8 top lists Check
  9. 6 -

    Alien

    1979, in 27 top lists Check
  10. 33 -1

    Shaun of the Dead

    2004, in 12 top lists Check
  11. 619 +20

    Shutter Island

    2010, in 9 top lists Check
  12. 564 +16

    Oldeuboi

    2003 — a.k.a. Oldboy, in 25 top lists Check
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    Psycho

    1960, in 37 top lists Check
  14. 399 -13

    Jurassic Park

    1993, in 19 top lists Check
  15. 976 -37

    Rear Window

    1954, in 29 top lists Check
  16. 518 -5

    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    1993, in 13 top lists Check
  17. 58 -1

    The Sixth Sense

    1999, in 20 top lists Check
  18. 136 -

    American Psycho

    2000, in 9 top lists Check
  19. 210 -1

    Mulholland Dr.

    2001 — a.k.a. Mulholland Drive, in 26 top lists Check
  20. 79 +1

    Aliens

    1986, in 20 top lists Check
  21. 133 +2

    Zombieland

    2009, in 3 top lists Check
  22. 634 -32

    The Terminator

    1984, in 22 top lists Check
  23. 7 -

    The Thing

    1982, in 20 top lists Check
  24. 14 -

    Låt den rätte komma in

    2008 — a.k.a. Let the Right One In, in 11 top lists Check
  25. 425 -26

    Ghostbusters

    1984, in 12 top lists Check
  26. 12 -

    Jaws

    1975, in 27 top lists Check
  27. 20 -

    28 Days Later...

    2002, in 8 top lists Check
  28. 1 -

    The Exorcist

    1973, in 25 top lists Check
  29. 398 -14

    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

    2007, in 6 top lists Check
  30. 8 -

    Rosemary's Baby

    1968, in 20 top lists Check
  31. 815 +4

    Zodiac

    2007, in 10 top lists Check
  32. 354 -11

    Blue Velvet

    1986, in 24 top lists Check
  33. 424 -17

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    1975, in 11 top lists Check
  34. 262 -5

    M

    1931, in 34 top lists Check
  35. 303 -11

    Beetlejuice

    1988, in 4 top lists Check
  36. 162 -4

    Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles

    1994, in 4 top lists Check
  37. 391 -1

    Young Frankenstein

    1974, in 14 top lists Check
  38. 583 +16

    I Am Legend

    2007, in 5 top lists Check
  39. 52 +3

    The Cabin in the Woods

    2012, in 4 top lists Check
  40. 269 +1

    Batoru rowaiaru

    2000 — a.k.a. Battle Royale, in 9 top lists Check
  41. 670 -29

    Coraline

    2009, in 3 top lists Check
  42. 46 -

    The Others

    2001, in 6 top lists Check
  43. 212 -12

    Sleepy Hollow

    1999, in 3 top lists Check
  44. 40 +2

    Saw

    2004, in 6 top lists Check
  45. 23 +2

    Evil Dead II

    1987 — a.k.a. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn, in 9 top lists Check
  46. 176 -5

    The Night of the Hunter

    1955, in 28 top lists Check
  47. 27 -1

    The Birds

    1963, in 18 top lists Check
  48. 368 -10

    Predator

    1987, in 5 top lists Check
  49. 5 -

    Halloween

    1978, in 13 top lists Check
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    Eraserhead

    1977, in 16 top lists Check