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. 14 -4

    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    1984, in 6 top lists Check
  2. 48 -22


    1996, in 6 top lists Check
  3. 103 +17

    The Hills Have Eyes

    1977, in 2 top lists Check
  4. 113 +6

    The Last House on the Left

    1972, in 4 top lists Check
  5. 182 +47

    The Serpent and the Rainbow

    1988, in 2 top lists Check
  6. 220 +64

    The People Under the Stairs

    1991, in 2 top lists Check
  7. 247 +35

    New Nightmare

    1994, in 2 top lists Check
  8. 374 -78

    Scream 2

    1997, in 2 top lists Check
  9. 860 new

    Swamp Thing

    1982, in 1 top list Check
  10. 868 new

    Deadly Friend

    1986, in 1 top list Check
  11. 912 new

    Deadly Blessing

    1981, in 1 top list Check
  12. 957 -248

    Scream 3

    2000, in 1 top list Check
  13. 972 -50


    1989, in 1 top list Check
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Last updated on May 6, 2018 by PeacefulAnarchy; source