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. 8 +4

    Jaws

    1975, in 27 top lists Check
  3. 18 +11

    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991, in 33 top lists Check
  4. 23 +12

    Don't Look Now

    1973, in 17 top lists Check
  5. 30 +7

    The Wicker Man

    1973, in 12 top lists Check
  6. 33 +16

    Repulsion

    1965, in 17 top lists Check
  7. 42 +49

    Se7en

    1995, in 23 top lists Check
  8. 50 +19

    Cat People

    1942, in 13 top lists Check
  9. 55 +1

    Black Christmas

    1974, in 3 top lists Check
  10. 59 -27

    Ôdishon

    1999 — a.k.a. Audition, in 10 top lists Check
  11. 60 -2

    The Sixth Sense

    1999, in 19 top lists Check
  12. 67 +16

    Misery

    1990, in 2 top lists Check
  13. 69 -33

    The Ring

    2002, in 4 top lists Check
  14. 84 -30

    El orfanato

    2007 — a.k.a. The Orphanage, in 3 top lists Check
  15. 92 +127

    The Body Snatcher

    1945, in 2 top lists Check
  16. 93 -53

    Saw

    2004, in 6 top lists Check
  17. 99 -23

    Near Dark

    1987, in 6 top lists Check
  18. 100 +35

    Spoorloos

    1988 — a.k.a. The Vanishing, in 11 top lists Check
  19. 102 +32

    What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    1962, in 12 top lists Check
  20. 129 -77

    The Cabin in the Woods

    2012, in 4 top lists Check
  21. 134 -71

    The Mist

    2007, in 2 top lists Check
  22. 141 +2

    Le locataire

    1976 — a.k.a. The Tenant, in 5 top lists Check
  23. 150 +53

    Gojira

    1954 — a.k.a. Godzilla, in 9 top lists Check
  24. 158 -88

    Drag Me to Hell

    2009, in 3 top lists Check
  25. 159 +230

    The Incredible Shrinking Man

    1957, in 10 top lists Check
  26. 160 +298

    Mystery of the Wax Museum

    1933, in 2 top lists Check
  27. 162 -85

    À l'intérieur

    2007 — a.k.a. Inside, in 3 top lists Check
  28. 166 -45

    May

    2002, in 2 top lists Check
  29. 169 -18

    Tenebre

    1982 — a.k.a. Unsane, in 3 top lists Check
  30. 170 +2

    The Hitcher

    1986, in 2 top lists Check
  31. 172 +12

    6 donne per l'assassino

    1964 — a.k.a. Blood and Black Lace, in 1 top list Check
  32. 173 +2

    Reazione a catena

    1971 — a.k.a. A Bay of Blood, in 1 top list Check
  33. 179 -12

    Frailty

    2001, in 1 top list Check
  34. 181 +2

    Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

    2006, in 1 top list Check
  35. 184 +412

    Bedlam

    1946, in 1 top list Check
  36. 189 -63

    Child's Play

    1988, in 2 top lists Check
  37. 196 -18

    Salem's Lot

    1979, in 1 top list Check
  38. 198 -11

    The Dead Zone

    1983, in 1 top list Check
  39. 204 -49

    Dead Ringers

    1988, in 12 top lists Check
  40. 205 +28

    Opera

    1987, in 1 top list Check
  41. 206 +55

    Sisters

    1972, in 2 top lists Check
  42. 213 +75

    The Blob

    1958, in 5 top lists Check
  43. 222 -105

    The Babadook

    2014, in 3 top lists Check
  44. 224 -101

    Trick 'r Treat

    2007, in 1 top list Check
  45. 225 -57

    The Exorcist III

    1990, in 1 top list Check
  46. 227 -74

    Kairo

    2001 — a.k.a. Pulse, in 4 top lists Check
  47. 228 +27

    Dressed to Kill

    1980, in 4 top lists Check
  48. 232 +32

    Lost Highway

    1997, in 9 top lists Check
  49. 234 +47

    Duel

    1971, in 2 top lists Check
  50. 236 -92

    Cube

    1997, in 4 top lists Check