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. 3 -

    Psycho

    1960, in 37 top lists Check
  2. 529 -44

    A Clockwork Orange

    1971, in 33 top lists Check
  3. 2 -

    The Shining

    1980, in 25 top lists Check
  4. 18 +11

    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991, in 33 top lists Check
  5. 4 +2

    Alien

    1979, in 27 top lists Check
  6. 847 new

    Vertigo

    1958, in 43 top lists Check
  7. 8 +4

    Jaws

    1975, in 27 top lists Check
  8. 665 +311

    Rear Window

    1954, in 29 top lists Check
  9. 42 +49

    Se7en

    1995, in 23 top lists Check
  10. 368 -158

    Mulholland Dr.

    2001 — a.k.a. Mulholland Drive, in 26 top lists Check
  11. 161 -11

    El laberinto del fauno

    2006 — a.k.a. Pan's Labyrinth, in 29 top lists Check
  12. 686 -122

    Oldeuboi

    2003 — a.k.a. Oldboy, in 27 top lists Check
  13. 197 +65

    M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

    1931 — a.k.a. M, in 34 top lists Check
  14. 939 -289

    Donnie Darko

    2001, in 19 top lists Check
  15. 400 -1

    Jurassic Park

    1993, in 21 top lists Check
  16. 9 -2

    The Thing

    1982, in 20 top lists Check
  17. 43 +36

    Aliens

    1986, in 20 top lists Check
  18. 1 -

    The Exorcist

    1973, in 24 top lists Check
  19. 381 -27

    Blue Velvet

    1986, in 24 top lists Check
  20. 10 -2

    Rosemary's Baby

    1968, in 21 top lists Check
  21. 492 +142

    The Terminator

    1984, in 22 top lists Check
  22. 70 +106

    The Night of the Hunter

    1955, in 29 top lists Check
  23. 397 -125

    Black Swan

    2010, in 8 top lists Check
  24. 11 +6

    Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

    1922 — a.k.a. Nosferatu, in 26 top lists Check
  25. 45 +61

    King Kong

    1933 — a.k.a. The Eighth Wonder, in 27 top lists Check
  26. 56 -23

    Shaun of the Dead

    2004, in 12 top lists Check
  27. 21 +29

    Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

    1920 — a.k.a. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, in 26 top lists Check
  28. 7 +2

    Night of the Living Dead

    1968, in 19 top lists Check
  29. 60 -2

    The Sixth Sense

    1999, in 19 top lists Check
  30. 65 -

    Eraserhead

    1977, in 17 top lists Check
  31. 36 -22

    Låt den rätte komma in

    2008 — a.k.a. Let the Right One In, in 12 top lists Check
  32. 6 -1

    Halloween

    1978, in 14 top lists Check
  33. 20 +7

    The Birds

    1963, in 18 top lists Check
  34. 398 +27

    Ghostbusters

    1984, in 13 top lists Check
  35. 13 +17

    Bride of Frankenstein

    1935, in 18 top lists Check
  36. 209 -73

    American Psycho

    2000, in 9 top lists Check
  37. 16 +18

    Frankenstein

    1931, in 18 top lists Check
  38. 12 +1

    Dawn of the Dead

    1978 — a.k.a. Dawn of the Living Dead, in 16 top lists Check
  39. 19 -3

    Carrie

    1976, in 8 top lists Check
  40. 46 +34

    Les diaboliques

    1955 — a.k.a. Diabolique, in 19 top lists Check
  41. 5 -1

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    1974, in 13 top lists Check
  42. 29 -1

    The Fly

    1986, in 9 top lists Check
  43. 39 +12

    Videodrome

    1983, in 16 top lists Check
  44. 508 +10

    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    1993, in 14 top lists Check
  45. 17 +2

    The Evil Dead

    1981, in 5 top lists Check
  46. 15 -4

    Suspiria

    1977, in 12 top lists Check
  47. 33 +16

    Repulsion

    1965, in 17 top lists Check
  48. 28 +13

    Freaks

    1932 — a.k.a. The Monster Show, in 16 top lists Check
  49. 53 -33

    28 Days Later...

    2002, in 9 top lists Check
  50. 23 +12

    Don't Look Now

    1973, in 17 top lists Check