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. 18 +11

    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991, in 33 top lists Check
  2. 44 +4

    Peeping Tom

    1960 — a.k.a. Face of Fear, in 20 top lists Check
  3. 70 +106

    The Night of the Hunter

    1955, in 29 top lists Check
  4. 72 +17

    Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

    1986, in 4 top lists Check
  5. 83 +63

    The Black Cat

    1934 — a.k.a. The House of Doom, in 6 top lists Check
  6. 144 -3

    Funny Games

    1997, in 10 top lists Check
  7. 153 -50

    From Dusk Till Dawn

    1996, in 3 top lists Check
  8. 179 -12

    Frailty

    2001, in 1 top list Check
  9. 197 +65

    M

    1931, in 34 top lists Check
  10. 202 -

    Maniac

    1980, in 1 top list Check
  11. 209 -73

    American Psycho

    2000, in 9 top lists Check
  12. 218 +473

    Orlacs Hände

    1924 — a.k.a. The Hands of Orlac, in 3 top lists Check
  13. 268 +135

    Deranged

    1974 — a.k.a. Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile, in 1 top list Check
  14. 273 +307

    The Lodger

    1944, in 2 top lists Check
  15. 286 +560

    Murders in the Rue Morgue

    1932, in 2 top lists Check
  16. 297 new

    The Walking Dead

    1936, in 1 top list Check
  17. 299 -73

    Ang-ma-reul bo-at-da

    2010 — a.k.a. I Saw the Devil, in 2 top lists Check
  18. 300 +73

    Wait Until Dark

    1967, in 3 top lists Check
  19. 310 +143

    Cape Fear

    1991, in 3 top lists Check
  20. 336 -14

    God Told Me To

    1976 — a.k.a. Demon, in 1 top list Check
  21. 365 +406

    The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

    1927 — a.k.a. The Lodger, in 10 top lists Check
  22. 369 -9

    Jisatsu sâkuru

    2001 — a.k.a. Suicide Club, in 2 top lists Check
  23. 372 -58

    Cure

    1997 — a.k.a. The Cure, in 4 top lists Check
  24. 381 -27

    Blue Velvet

    1986, in 24 top lists Check
  25. 387 -183

    Kill List

    2011, in 2 top lists Check
  26. 388 -146

    The Loved Ones

    2009, in 1 top list Check
  27. 402 -161

    The Exorcism of Emily Rose

    2005, in 1 top list Check
  28. 403 -39

    Manhunter

    1986, in 6 top lists Check
  29. 429 -21

    C'est arrivé près de chez vous

    1992 — a.k.a. Man Bites Dog, in 8 top lists Check
  30. 436 +405

    Innocent Blood

    1992 — a.k.a. A French Vampire in America, in 2 top lists Check
  31. 449 -43

    Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse

    1933 — a.k.a. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse, in 10 top lists Check
  32. 451 -81

    Koroshiya 1

    2001 — a.k.a. Ichi the Killer, in 4 top lists Check
  33. 458 +371

    The Black Room

    1935, in 1 top list Check
  34. 467 +479

    Scream and Scream Again

    1970 — a.k.a. Screamer, in 1 top list Check
  35. 506 +132

    Hannibal

    2001, in 2 top lists Check
  36. 509 +106

    The Hidden

    1987, in 2 top lists Check
  37. 529 -44

    A Clockwork Orange

    1971, in 33 top lists Check
  38. 541 -233

    El día de la bestia

    1995 — a.k.a. The Day of the Beast, in 2 top lists Check
  39. 555 new

    The Dark Eyes of London

    1939 — a.k.a. The Human Monster, in 1 top list Check
  40. 560 new

    Murders in the Zoo

    1933, in 1 top list Check
  41. 566 -216

    Angst

    1983, in 3 top lists Check
  42. 574 -105

    The Woman

    2011, in 1 top list Check
  43. 602 new

    Before I Hang

    1940, in 1 top list Check
  44. 628 -190

    Irréversible

    2002 — a.k.a. Irreversible, in 10 top lists Check
  45. 635 +39

    The Town That Dreaded Sundown

    1976, in 1 top list Check
  46. 662 new

    The Man They Could Not Hang

    1939, in 1 top list Check
  47. 674 new

    Shallow Grave

    1994, in 2 top lists Check
  48. 701 -171

    Gokudô kyôfu dai-gekijô: Gozu

    2003 — a.k.a. Gozu, in 2 top lists Check
  49. 707 new

    Darkman

    1990, in 3 top lists Check
  50. 718 -123

    The Penalty

    1920, in 4 top lists Check
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