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. 191 new

    Le manoir du diable

    1896 — a.k.a. The House of the Devil, in 2 top lists Check
  2. 128 +571

    Frankenstein

    1910, in 3 top lists Check
  3. 235 new

    L'Inferno

    1911 — a.k.a. Dante's Inferno, in 4 top lists Check
  4. 295 new

    Der Student von Prag

    1913 — a.k.a. The Student of Prague, in 5 top lists Check
  5. 21 +29

    Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

    1920 — a.k.a. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, in 26 top lists Check
  6. 290 +127

    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    1920, in 4 top lists Check
  7. 79 +211

    Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam

    1920 — a.k.a. The Golem, in 7 top lists Check
  8. 718 -123

    The Penalty

    1920, in 4 top lists Check
  9. 148 +111

    Körkarlen

    1921 — a.k.a. The Phantom Carriage, in 14 top lists Check
  10. 147 +22

    Häxan

    1922 — a.k.a. The Witches, in 14 top lists Check
  11. 11 +6

    Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

    1922 — a.k.a. Nosferatu, in 26 top lists Check
  12. 126 +283

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    1923, in 4 top lists Check
  13. 296 +504

    Das Wachsfigurenkabinett

    1924 — a.k.a. Waxworks, in 4 top lists Check
  14. 218 +473

    Orlacs Hände

    1924 — a.k.a. The Hands of Orlac, in 3 top lists Check
  15. 756 new

    The Lost World

    1925, in 7 top lists Check
  16. 924 new

    The Monster

    1925, in 1 top list Check
  17. 49 +75

    The Phantom of the Opera

    1925, in 12 top lists Check
  18. 142 +86

    Faust: Eine deutsche Volkssage

    1926 — a.k.a. Faust, in 15 top lists Check
  19. 371 +58

    Kurutta ippêji

    1926 — a.k.a. A Page of Madness, in 10 top lists Check
  20. 603 new

    Der Student von Prag

    1926 — a.k.a. The Man Who Cheated Life, in 3 top lists Check
  21. 156 +230

    The Cat and the Canary

    1927, in 4 top lists Check
  22. 365 +406

    The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

    1927 — a.k.a. The Lodger, in 10 top lists Check
  23. 152 +56

    The Unknown

    1927, in 7 top lists Check
  24. 87 +255

    La chute de la maison Usher

    1928 — a.k.a. The Fall of the House of Usher, in 8 top lists Check
  25. 893 +86

    The Fall of the House of Usher

    1928, in 3 top lists Check
  26. 215 +142

    The Man Who Laughs

    1928, in 7 top lists Check
  27. 468 new

    West of Zanzibar

    1928, in 3 top lists Check
  28. 363 +431

    Un chien andalou

    1929 — a.k.a. Un Chien Andalou, in 22 top lists Check
  29. 80 +67

    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    1931, in 6 top lists Check
  30. 47 +6

    Dracula

    1931, in 10 top lists Check
  31. 384 +185

    Drácula

    1931, in 2 top lists Check
  32. 16 +18

    Frankenstein

    1931, in 18 top lists Check
  33. 197 +65

    M

    1931, in 34 top lists Check
  34. 760 new

    Svengali

    1931, in 1 top list Check
  35. 411 +440

    Doctor X

    1932, in 1 top list Check
  36. 28 +13

    Freaks

    1932 — a.k.a. The Monster Show, in 16 top lists Check
  37. 82 +100

    Island of Lost Souls

    1932, in 4 top lists Check
  38. 658 new

    The Mask of Fu Manchu

    1932, in 2 top lists Check
  39. 285 +133

    The Most Dangerous Game

    1932, in 4 top lists Check
  40. 118 +14

    The Mummy

    1932 — a.k.a. Cagliostro, in 2 top lists Check
  41. 286 +560

    Murders in the Rue Morgue

    1932, in 2 top lists Check
  42. 137 +52

    The Old Dark House

    1932, in 3 top lists Check
  43. 51 +41

    Vampyr

    1932, in 16 top lists Check
  44. 124 +47

    White Zombie

    1932, in 2 top lists Check
  45. 449 -43

    Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse

    1933 — a.k.a. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse, in 10 top lists Check
  46. 288 +624

    The Ghoul

    1933, in 1 top list Check
  47. 63 +50

    The Invisible Man

    1933, in 7 top lists Check
  48. 45 +61

    King Kong

    1933 — a.k.a. The Eighth Wonder, in 27 top lists Check
  49. 727 new

    La llorona

    1933 — a.k.a. The Crying Woman, in 1 top list Check
  50. 560 new

    Murders in the Zoo

    1933, in 1 top list Check