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. 3 -

    Psycho

    1960, in 37 top lists Check
  2. 12 -

    Jaws

    1975, in 27 top lists Check
  3. 29 -

    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991, in 33 top lists Check
  4. 32 -2

    Ôdishon

    1999 — a.k.a. Audition, in 11 top lists Check
  5. 35 -

    Don't Look Now

    1973, in 17 top lists Check
  6. 36 -

    The Ring

    2002, in 4 top lists Check
  7. 37 -

    The Wicker Man

    1973, in 12 top lists Check
  8. 40 +2

    Saw

    2004, in 6 top lists Check
  9. 49 +1

    Repulsion

    1965, in 17 top lists Check
  10. 52 +3

    The Cabin in the Woods

    2012, in 4 top lists Check
  11. 54 +4

    El orfanato

    2007 — a.k.a. The Orphanage, in 3 top lists Check
  12. 56 -2

    Black Christmas

    1974, in 3 top lists Check
  13. 58 -1

    The Sixth Sense

    1999, in 20 top lists Check
  14. 63 -

    The Mist

    2007, in 1 top list Check
  15. 69 -1

    Cat People

    1942, in 13 top lists Check
  16. 70 +1

    Drag Me to Hell

    2009, in 3 top lists Check
  17. 76 -

    Near Dark

    1987, in 6 top lists Check
  18. 77 +2

    À l'intérieur

    2007 — a.k.a. Inside, in 3 top lists Check
  19. 83 -1

    Misery

    1990, in 2 top lists Check
  20. 91 -2

    Se7en

    1995, in 23 top lists Check
  21. 117 +25

    The Babadook

    2014, in 3 top lists Check
  22. 121 -3

    May

    2002, in 2 top lists Check
  23. 123 -

    Trick 'r Treat

    2007, in 1 top list Check
  24. 126 +8

    Child's Play

    1988, in 2 top lists Check
  25. 134 -8

    What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    1962, in 12 top lists Check
  26. 135 -4

    Spoorloos

    1988 — a.k.a. The Vanishing, in 11 top lists Check
  27. 143 +3

    Le locataire

    1976 — a.k.a. The Tenant, in 5 top lists Check
  28. 144 -3

    Cube

    1997, in 3 top lists Check
  29. 148 +1

    The Hills Have Eyes

    2006, in 1 top list Check
  30. 151 +4

    Tenebre

    1982 — a.k.a. Unsane, in 3 top lists Check
  31. 153 +6

    Kairo

    2001 — a.k.a. Pulse, in 4 top lists Check
  32. 155 -2

    Dead Ringers

    1988, in 12 top lists Check
  33. 160 -4

    28 Weeks Later

    2007, in 2 top lists Check
  34. 163 +2

    The Strangers

    2008, in 2 top lists Check
  35. 165 +8

    Pontypool

    2008, in 2 top lists Check
  36. 167 +3

    Frailty

    2001, in 1 top list Check
  37. 168 -2

    The Exorcist III

    1990, in 1 top list Check
  38. 172 -4

    The Hitcher

    1986, in 2 top lists Check
  39. 175 +7

    Reazione a catena

    1971 — a.k.a. A Bay of Blood, in 1 top list Check
  40. 178 -6

    Salem's Lot

    1979, in 1 top list Check
  41. 179 +1

    Cloverfield

    2008, in 3 top lists Check
  42. 183 +1

    Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

    2006, in 1 top list Check
  43. 184 -7

    6 donne per l'assassino

    1964 — a.k.a. Blood and Black Lace, in 1 top list Check
  44. 185 -2

    Eden Lake

    2008, in 1 top list Check
  45. 187 -6

    The Dead Zone

    1983, in 1 top list Check
  46. 200 +26

    You're Next

    2011, in 1 top list Check
  47. 203 -6

    Gojira

    1954 — a.k.a. Godzilla, in 9 top lists Check
  48. 204 +28

    Kill List

    2011, in 2 top lists Check
  49. 205 +17

    Sinister

    2012, in 1 top list Check
  50. 207 +8

    Ravenous

    1999, in 1 top list Check