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 2,614 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. 3 -

    Psycho

    1960, in 37 top lists Check
  2. 7 +2

    The Thing

    1982, in 20 top lists Check
  3. 15 -

    Suspiria

    1977, in 14 top lists Check
  4. 28 -1

    The Blair Witch Project

    1999, in 12 top lists Check
  5. 30 -

    The Wicker Man

    1973, in 12 top lists Check
  6. 31 -

    The Omen

    1976, in 5 top lists Check
  7. 34 -

    Ringu

    1998, in 9 top lists Check
  8. 38 +10

    Scream

    1996, in 6 top lists Check
  9. 44 -2

    Se7en

    1995, in 23 top lists Check
  10. 50 -4

    Les diaboliques

    1955 — a.k.a. Diabolique, in 17 top lists Check
  11. 53 -3

    Cat People

    1942, in 13 top lists Check
  12. 55 +5

    The Sixth Sense

    1999, in 19 top lists Check
  13. 57 -3

    Profondo rosso

    1975 — a.k.a. Deep Red, in 5 top lists Check
  14. 59 +6

    Eraserhead

    1977, in 17 top lists Check
  15. 68 -13

    Black Christmas

    1974, in 3 top lists Check
  16. 75 +25

    Spoorloos

    1988 — a.k.a. The Vanishing, in 10 top lists Check
  17. 81 +7

    The Changeling

    1980, in 2 top lists Check
  18. 82 -13

    The Ring

    2002, in 4 top lists Check
  19. 84 -

    El orfanato

    2007 — a.k.a. The Orphanage, in 3 top lists Check
  20. 85 +8

    Saw

    2004, in 6 top lists Check
  21. 86 +31

    [Rec]

    2007, in 3 top lists Check
  22. 89 +1

    The Others

    2001, in 7 top lists Check
  23. 103 -7

    Jacob's Ladder

    1990, in 2 top lists Check
  24. 111 +8

    Candyman

    1992, in 1 top list Check
  25. 112 -14

    House on Haunted Hill

    1959, in 1 top list Check
  26. 121 -12

    Village of the Damned

    1960, in 5 top lists Check
  27. 125 +18

    In the Mouth of Madness

    1994, in 2 top lists Check
  28. 126 -11

    The Uninvited

    1944, in 2 top lists Check
  29. 138 +18

    The Cat and the Canary

    1927, in 4 top lists Check
  30. 142 -31

    Janghwa, Hongryeon

    2003 — a.k.a. A Tale of Two Sisters, in 5 top lists Check
  31. 143 -14

    The Cabin in the Woods

    2011, in 4 top lists Check
  32. 153 +19

    6 donne per l'assassino

    1964 — a.k.a. Blood and Black Lace, in 1 top list Check
  33. 156 +9

    Session 9

    2001, in 3 top lists Check
  34. 165 +6

    The Seventh Victim

    1943, in 6 top lists Check
  35. 167 +22

    Child's Play

    1988, in 2 top lists Check
  36. 176 +21

    M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

    1931 — a.k.a. M, in 34 top lists Check
  37. 177 +50

    Kairo

    2001 — a.k.a. Pulse, in 4 top lists Check
  38. 184 -4

    The Bad Seed

    1956, in 5 top lists Check
  39. 185 -25

    Mystery of the Wax Museum

    1933, in 2 top lists Check
  40. 189 -15

    ¿Quién puede matar a un niño?

    1976 — a.k.a. Who Can Kill a Child?, in 2 top lists Check
  41. 190 +33

    The House of the Devil

    2009, in 3 top lists Check
  42. 193 -24

    Tenebre

    1982, in 3 top lists Check
  43. 203 -17

    It

    1990, in 1 top list Check
  44. 205 -17

    The Legend of Hell House

    1973, in 1 top list Check
  45. 208 -35

    Ecologia del delitto

    1971 — a.k.a. A Bay of Blood, in 1 top list Check
  46. 210 -14

    Salem's Lot

    1979, in 1 top list Check
  47. 211 +14

    The Exorcist III

    1990, in 1 top list Check
  48. 220 +34

    Operazione paura

    1966 — a.k.a. Kill Baby, Kill, in 2 top lists Check
  49. 222 +25

    New Nightmare

    1994, in 2 top lists Check
  50. 223 +50

    The Lodger

    1944, in 2 top lists Check
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Last updated on May 12, 2019 by joachimt; source