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. 7 +2

    Night of the Living Dead

    1968, in 19 top lists Check
  2. 12 +1

    Dawn of the Dead

    1978 — a.k.a. Dawn of the Living Dead, in 15 top lists Check
  3. 76 -15

    Day of the Dead

    1985, in 3 top lists Check
  4. 139 -1


    1978, in 3 top lists Check
  5. 146 -21


    1982, in 1 top list Check
  6. 493 -218

    Land of the Dead

    2005, in 2 top lists Check
  7. 527 -160

    The Crazies

    1973 — a.k.a. Code Name: Trixie, in 1 top list Check
  8. 546 +3

    Diary of the Dead

    2007, in 1 top list Check
  9. 805 +110

    The Dark Half

    1993, in 1 top list Check
  10. 810 -33

    Monkey Shines

    1988 — a.k.a. Ella, in 1 top list Check
  11. 938 new

    Hungry Wives

    1972 — a.k.a. Season of the Witch, in 1 top list Check
  12. 949 new

    Due occhi diabolici

    1990 — a.k.a. Two Evil Eyes, in 1 top list Check
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Last updated on May 6, 2018 by PeacefulAnarchy; source