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. 11 -


    1977, in 12 top lists Check
  2. 68 -1

    Profondo rosso

    1975 — a.k.a. Deep Red, in 3 top lists Check
  3. 151 +4


    1982 — a.k.a. Unsane, in 3 top lists Check
  4. 198 +9


    1980, in 1 top list Check
  5. 233 -9


    1987, in 1 top list Check
  6. 240 +2


    1985 — a.k.a. Creepers, in 1 top list Check
  7. 245 -2

    L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo

    1970 — a.k.a. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, in 4 top lists Check
  8. 866 -35

    4 mosche di velluto grigio

    1971 — a.k.a. Four Flies on Grey Velvet, in 1 top list Check
  9. 873 -

    La sindrome di Stendhal

    1996 — a.k.a. The Stendhal Syndrome, in 1 top list Check
  10. 910 +15


    1993, in 1 top list Check
  11. 978 -34

    La terza madre

    2007 — a.k.a. Mother of Tears, in 1 top list Check
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Last updated on May 10, 2017 by PeacefulAnarchy; source