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. 699 +27

    Frankenstein

    1910, in 3 top lists Check
  2. 50 -1

    Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

    1920 — a.k.a. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, in 26 top lists Check
  3. 417 -6

    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    1920, in 4 top lists Check
  4. 290 -2

    Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam

    1920 — a.k.a. The Golem, in 7 top lists Check
  5. 595 -21

    The Penalty

    1920, in 4 top lists Check
  6. 857 -32

    The Haunted House

    1921, in 4 top lists Check
  7. 259 -

    Körkarlen

    1921 — a.k.a. The Phantom Carriage, in 14 top lists Check
  8. 169 -7

    Häxan

    1922 — a.k.a. The Witches, in 14 top lists Check
  9. 17 -1

    Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

    1922 — a.k.a. Nosferatu, in 26 top lists Check
  10. 409 -5

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    1923, in 4 top lists Check
  11. 800 +54

    Das Wachsfigurenkabinett

    1924 — a.k.a. Waxworks, in 4 top lists Check
  12. 691 +28

    Orlacs Hände

    1924 — a.k.a. The Hands of Orlac, in 3 top lists Check
  13. 124 -2

    The Phantom of the Opera

    1925, in 12 top lists Check
  14. 228 -11

    Faust: Eine deutsche Volkssage

    1926 — a.k.a. Faust, in 15 top lists Check
  15. 429 -17

    Kurutta ippêji

    1926 — a.k.a. A Page of Madness, in 10 top lists Check
  16. 386 +10

    The Cat and the Canary

    1927, in 4 top lists Check
  17. 771 -29

    The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

    1927 — a.k.a. The Lodger, in 10 top lists Check
  18. 208 -5

    The Unknown

    1927, in 8 top lists Check
  19. 342 -3

    La chute de la maison Usher

    1928 — a.k.a. The Fall of the House of Usher, in 8 top lists Check
  20. 979 -36

    The Fall of the House of Usher

    1928, in 3 top lists Check
  21. 357 -6

    The Man Who Laughs

    1928, in 7 top lists Check
  22. 794 +8

    Un chien andalou

    1929 — a.k.a. Un Chien Andalou, in 23 top lists Check
  23. 787 -

    The Skeleton Dance

    1929, in 3 top lists Check
  24. 147 -2

    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    1931, in 6 top lists Check
  25. 53 -1

    Dracula

    1931, in 10 top lists Check
  26. 569 -6

    Drácula

    1931, in 2 top lists Check
  27. 34 -

    Frankenstein

    1931, in 18 top lists Check
  28. 262 -5

    M

    1931, in 34 top lists Check
  29. 851 +112

    Doctor X

    1932, in 1 top list Check
  30. 41 -2

    Freaks

    1932 — a.k.a. The Monster Show, in 15 top lists Check
  31. 182 +7

    Island of Lost Souls

    1932, in 4 top lists Check
  32. 418 +8

    The Most Dangerous Game

    1932, in 4 top lists Check
  33. 132 -4

    The Mummy

    1932 — a.k.a. Cagliostro, in 2 top lists Check
  34. 846 +112

    Murders in the Rue Morgue

    1932, in 2 top lists Check
  35. 189 -4

    The Old Dark House

    1932, in 3 top lists Check
  36. 92 -1

    Vampyr

    1932, in 16 top lists Check
  37. 171 +3

    White Zombie

    1932, in 2 top lists Check
  38. 406 -8

    Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse

    1933 — a.k.a. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse, in 10 top lists Check
  39. 912 new

    The Ghoul

    1933, in 1 top list Check
  40. 113 -1

    The Invisible Man

    1933, in 7 top lists Check
  41. 106 -3

    King Kong

    1933 — a.k.a. The Eighth Wonder, in 27 top lists Check
  42. 458 +15

    Mystery of the Wax Museum

    1933, in 2 top lists Check
  43. 146 +1

    The Black Cat

    1934 — a.k.a. The House of Doom, in 6 top lists Check
  44. 829 +8

    The Black Room

    1935, in 1 top list Check
  45. 30 +1

    Bride of Frankenstein

    1935, in 18 top lists Check
  46. 253 +3

    Mad Love

    1935 — a.k.a. The Hands of Orlac, in 2 top lists Check
  47. 594 +44

    Mark of the Vampire

    1935 — a.k.a. Vampires of Prague, in 1 top list Check
  48. 510 +31

    The Raven

    1935, in 1 top list Check
  49. 435 +4

    Werewolf of London

    1935 — a.k.a. Unholy Hour, in 1 top list Check
  50. 404 +25

    The Devil-Doll

    1936 — a.k.a. The Witch of Timbuctoo, in 2 top lists Check