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. 29 -1

    The Fly

    1986, in 10 top lists Check
  2. 39 +12


    1983, in 16 top lists Check
  3. 81 +28

    The Brood

    1979, in 3 top lists Check
  4. 145 +16


    1975 — a.k.a. They Came from Within, in 3 top lists Check
  5. 198 -11

    The Dead Zone

    1983, in 1 top list Check
  6. 204 -49

    Dead Ringers

    1988, in 12 top lists Check
  7. 207 -26


    1981 — a.k.a. Telepathy 2000, in 4 top lists Check
  8. 269 +9


    1977 — a.k.a. Rage, in 1 top list Check
  9. 834 new


    1996, in 8 top lists Check
  10. 835 -131

    Naked Lunch

    1991, in 5 top lists Check
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Last updated on May 6, 2018 by PeacefulAnarchy; source