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. 3 -

    Psycho

    1960, in 37 top lists Check
  2. 9 -2

    The Thing

    1982, in 20 top lists Check
  3. 15 -4

    Suspiria

    1977, in 12 top lists Check
  4. 27 -12

    The Blair Witch Project

    1999, in 11 top lists Check
  5. 30 +7

    The Wicker Man

    1973, in 12 top lists Check
  6. 31 -7

    The Omen

    1976, in 4 top lists Check
  7. 34 +10

    Ringu

    1998, in 9 top lists Check
  8. 42 +49

    Se7en

    1995, in 23 top lists Check
  9. 46 +34

    Les diaboliques

    1955 — a.k.a. Diabolique, in 19 top lists Check
  10. 48 -22

    Scream

    1996, in 6 top lists Check
  11. 50 +19

    Cat People

    1942, in 13 top lists Check
  12. 54 +14

    Profondo rosso

    1975 — a.k.a. Deep Red, in 3 top lists Check
  13. 55 +1

    Black Christmas

    1974, in 3 top lists Check
  14. 60 -2

    The Sixth Sense

    1999, in 19 top lists Check
  15. 65 -

    Eraserhead

    1977, in 17 top lists Check
  16. 69 -33

    The Ring

    2002, in 4 top lists Check
  17. 84 -30

    El orfanato

    2007 — a.k.a. The Orphanage, in 3 top lists Check
  18. 88 -17

    The Changeling

    1980, in 2 top lists Check
  19. 90 -44

    The Others

    2001, in 6 top lists Check
  20. 93 -53

    Saw

    2004, in 6 top lists Check
  21. 96 -14

    Jacob's Ladder

    1990, in 2 top lists Check
  22. 98 +31

    House on Haunted Hill

    1959, in 1 top list Check
  23. 100 +35

    Spoorloos

    1988 — a.k.a. The Vanishing, in 11 top lists Check
  24. 109 +19

    Village of the Damned

    1960, in 5 top lists Check
  25. 111 -36

    Janghwa, Hongryeon

    2003 — a.k.a. A Tale of Two Sisters, in 5 top lists Check
  26. 115 +81

    The Uninvited

    1944, in 2 top lists Check
  27. 117 -86

    [Rec]

    2007, in 2 top lists Check
  28. 119 -57

    Candyman

    1992, in 1 top list Check
  29. 129 -77

    The Cabin in the Woods

    2012, in 4 top lists Check
  30. 143 -32

    In the Mouth of Madness

    1994, in 2 top lists Check
  31. 156 +230

    The Cat and the Canary

    1927, in 4 top lists Check
  32. 160 +298

    Mystery of the Wax Museum

    1933, in 2 top lists Check
  33. 165 -69

    Session 9

    2001, in 3 top lists Check
  34. 169 -18

    Tenebre

    1982 — a.k.a. Unsane, in 3 top lists Check
  35. 171 +95

    The Seventh Victim

    1943, in 6 top lists Check
  36. 172 +12

    6 donne per l'assassino

    1964 — a.k.a. Blood and Black Lace, in 1 top list Check
  37. 173 +2

    Reazione a catena

    1971 — a.k.a. A Bay of Blood, in 1 top list Check
  38. 174 +20

    ¿Quién puede matar a un niño?

    1976 — a.k.a. Who Can Kill a Child?, in 2 top lists Check
  39. 180 +156

    The Bad Seed

    1956, in 5 top lists Check
  40. 186 -20

    It

    1990, in 1 top list Check
  41. 188 +4

    The Legend of Hell House

    1973, in 1 top list Check
  42. 189 -63

    Child's Play

    1988, in 2 top lists Check
  43. 196 -18

    Salem's Lot

    1979, in 1 top list Check
  44. 197 +65

    M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

    1931 — a.k.a. M, in 34 top lists Check
  45. 205 +28

    Opera

    1987, in 1 top list Check
  46. 215 +142

    The Man Who Laughs

    1928, in 7 top lists Check
  47. 220 +64

    The People Under the Stairs

    1991, in 2 top lists Check
  48. 223 -122

    The House of the Devil

    2009, in 3 top lists Check
  49. 225 -57

    The Exorcist III

    1990, in 1 top list Check
  50. 227 -74

    Kairo

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