They Shoot Zombies, Don't They?

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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. 22 +1

    Evil Dead II

    1987 — a.k.a. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn, in 8 top lists Check
  2. 56 -23

    Shaun of the Dead

    2004, in 12 top lists Check
  3. 58 -16

    Braindead

    1992 — a.k.a. Dead Alive, in 4 top lists Check
  4. 68 -4

    The Return of the Living Dead

    1985, in 3 top lists Check
  5. 104 +36

    The Abominable Dr. Phibes

    1971 — a.k.a. The Curse of Dr. Phibes, in 3 top lists Check
  6. 108 -8

    Dellamorte Dellamore

    1994 — a.k.a. Cemetery Man, in 4 top lists Check
  7. 121 +152

    Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein

    1948 — a.k.a. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, in 6 top lists Check
  8. 130 -14

    Army of Darkness

    1992, in 6 top lists Check
  9. 133 -6

    The Lost Boys

    1987, in 3 top lists Check
  10. 137 +52

    The Old Dark House

    1932, in 4 top lists Check
  11. 146 -21

    Creepshow

    1982, in 1 top list Check
  12. 149 -27

    Gremlins

    1984, in 3 top lists Check
  13. 156 +230

    The Cat and the Canary

    1927, in 4 top lists Check
  14. 181 +2

    Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

    2006, in 1 top list Check
  15. 185 +45

    Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told

    1967 — a.k.a. Attack of the Liver Eaters, in 2 top lists Check
  16. 190 -17

    Tremors

    1990, in 3 top lists Check
  17. 200 -30

    Hausu

    1977 — a.k.a. House, in 6 top lists Check
  18. 220 +64

    The People Under the Stairs

    1991, in 2 top lists Check
  19. 231 -36

    They Live

    1988, in 6 top lists Check
  20. 246 +59

    A Bucket of Blood

    1959, in 2 top lists Check
  21. 248 -115

    Zombieland

    2009, in 3 top lists Check
  22. 257 -46

    Night of the Creeps

    1986, in 1 top list Check
  23. 263 +7

    Theater of Blood

    1973 — a.k.a. Much Ado About Murder, in 2 top lists Check
  24. 265 -21

    Basket Case

    1982, in 2 top lists Check
  25. 281 -24

    Dance of the Vampires

    1967 — a.k.a. The Fearless Vampire Killers, in 4 top lists Check
  26. 306 -149

    Slither

    2006, in 3 top lists Check
  27. 308 +24

    Night of the Comet

    1984, in 2 top lists Check
  28. 326 -58

    Bad Taste

    1987, in 4 top lists Check
  29. 328 -17

    Piranha

    1978, in 3 top lists Check
  30. 338 +171

    The Lair of the White Worm

    1988, in 2 top lists Check
  31. 348 -2

    Viy

    1967, in 4 top lists Check
  32. 349 +75

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    1975, in 11 top lists Check
  33. 358 +53

    Arachnophobia

    1990, in 2 top lists Check
  34. 360 +385

    The Ghost Breakers

    1940, in 3 top lists Check
  35. 385 -88

    Society

    1989, in 3 top lists Check
  36. 386 +91

    The Little Shop of Horrors

    1960, in 2 top lists Check
  37. 391 +42

    Brain Damage

    1988, in 2 top lists Check
  38. 392 -204

    Tucker and Dale vs Evil

    2010, in 1 top list Check
  39. 395 -181

    Død snø

    2009 — a.k.a. Dead Snow, in 1 top list Check
  40. 398 +27

    Ghostbusters

    1984, in 13 top lists Check
  41. 405 -86

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

    1986, in 1 top list Check
  42. 410 +249

    Sien nui yau wan

    1987 — a.k.a. A Chinese Ghost Story, in 6 top lists Check
  43. 421 -20

    April Fool's Day

    1986, in 1 top list Check
  44. 424 -133

    Bubba Ho-Tep

    2002, in 3 top lists Check
  45. 429 -21

    C'est arrivé près de chez vous

    1992 — a.k.a. Man Bites Dog, in 8 top lists Check
  46. 431 +20

    The Stuff

    1985, in 2 top lists Check
  47. 432 -156

    The Frighteners

    1996, in 1 top list Check
  48. 436 +405

    Innocent Blood

    1992 — a.k.a. A French Vampire in America, in 2 top lists Check
  49. 437 +314

    Tales of Terror

    1962, in 1 top list Check
  50. 444 -53

    Young Frankenstein

    1974, in 14 top lists Check
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