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. 928 -34

    The Stand

    1994 — a.k.a. "Stephen King's The Stand", in 1 top list Check
  2. 416 -22

    Riget

    1994 — a.k.a. The Kingdom, in 5 top lists Check
  3. 791 +39

    Rose Red

    2002, in 1 top list Check
  4. 166 -3

    It

    1990, in 1 top list Check
  5. 326 -7

    Grindhouse

    2007, in 2 top lists Check
  6. 178 -6

    Salem's Lot

    1979, in 1 top list Check
  7. 114 +2

    Kaidan

    1964 — a.k.a. Kwaidan, in 13 top lists Check
  8. 457 +2

    Inland Empire

    2006, in 8 top lists Check
  9. 815 +4

    Zodiac

    2007, in 10 top lists Check
  10. 210 -1

    Mulholland Dr.

    2001 — a.k.a. Mulholland Drive, in 26 top lists Check
  11. 2 -

    The Shining

    1980, in 25 top lists Check
  12. 806 +7

    The Devil's Advocate

    1997, in 3 top lists Check
  13. 226 +11

    Ang-ma-reul bo-at-da

    2010 — a.k.a. I Saw the Devil, in 2 top lists Check
  14. 555 -23

    Idi i smotri

    1985 — a.k.a. Come and See, in 22 top lists Check
  15. 463 -20

    Le pacte des loups

    2001 — a.k.a. Brotherhood of the Wolf, in 2 top lists Check
  16. 930 +23

    Dead Set

    2008, in 1 top list Check
  17. 619 +20

    Shutter Island

    2010, in 8 top lists Check
  18. 79 +1

    Aliens

    1986, in 20 top lists Check
  19. 8 -

    Rosemary's Baby

    1968, in 21 top lists Check
  20. 485 -15

    A Clockwork Orange

    1971, in 33 top lists Check
  21. 260 +11

    Bakjwi

    2009 — a.k.a. Thirst, in 1 top list Check
  22. 348 +1

    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    1992, in 6 top lists Check
  23. 264 -9

    Lost Highway

    1997, in 9 top lists Check
  24. 134 -8

    What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    1962, in 12 top lists Check
  25. 409 -5

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    1923, in 4 top lists Check
  26. 541 -19

    Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte

    1964 — a.k.a. What Ever Happened to Cousin Charlotte?, in 2 top lists Check
  27. 441 -13

    The Ninth Gate

    1999, in 1 top list Check
  28. 762 -28

    Otesánek

    2000 — a.k.a. Greedy Guts, in 3 top lists Check
  29. 638 +19

    Hannibal

    2001, in 2 top lists Check
  30. 390 -2

    What Lies Beneath

    2000, in 2 top lists Check
  31. 336 -13

    The Bad Seed

    1956, in 5 top lists Check
  32. 530 +15

    Gokudô kyôfu dai-gekijô: Gozu

    2003 — a.k.a. Gozu, in 2 top lists Check
  33. 370 -11

    Koroshiya 1

    2001 — a.k.a. Ichi the Killer, in 4 top lists Check
  34. 453 -8

    Cape Fear

    1991, in 3 top lists Check
  35. 87 +1

    Dracula

    1992, in 4 top lists Check
  36. 13 -

    Dawn of the Dead

    1978 — a.k.a. Dawn of the Living Dead, in 16 top lists Check
  37. 399 -13

    Jurassic Park

    1993, in 20 top lists Check
  38. 91 -2

    Se7en

    1995, in 23 top lists Check
  39. 143 +3

    Le locataire

    1976 — a.k.a. The Tenant, in 5 top lists Check
  40. 63 -

    The Mist

    2007, in 2 top lists Check
  41. 68 -1

    Profondo rosso

    1975 — a.k.a. Deep Red, in 3 top lists Check
  42. 225 -12

    The Entity

    1982, in 1 top list Check
  43. 833 +1

    La setta

    1991 — a.k.a. The Devil's Daughter, in 1 top list Check
  44. 295 -8

    Silent Hill

    2006, in 2 top lists Check
  45. 347 -7

    Tesis

    1996 — a.k.a. Thesis, in 3 top lists Check
  46. 706 -34

    Wolf

    1994, in 1 top list Check
  47. 12 -

    Jaws

    1975, in 27 top lists Check
  48. 115 +2

    Possession

    1981, in 5 top lists Check
  49. 162 -4

    Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles

    1994, in 4 top lists Check
  50. 996 -32

    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    1994, in 1 top list Check