Time Out's best horror films

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Time Out proudly presents the 100 best horror movies, as chosen by those who write in, direct, star in and celebrate the genre.

Time Out polled well over 100 horror enthusiasts – including big names like Roger Corman, Guillermo del Toro, Simon Pegg, Clive Barker and Alice Cooper, and horror legends like Coffin Joe, Kim Newman and Tom Six – and came up with a definitive top 100 list.

The list was first produced in 2012. The list was revised in 2016 with the inclusion of new voters, including Stephen King.

After the top 100 I have included the runners up: every film nominated by the contributers.

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  1. 1 -

    The Exorcist

    1973, in 25 top lists Check
  2. 2 -

    The Shining

    1980, in 24 top lists Check
  3. 3 -

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    1974, in 13 top lists Check
  4. 4 +1

    Alien

    1979, in 27 top lists Check
  5. 5 -1

    Psycho

    1960, in 37 top lists Check
  6. 6 -

    The Thing

    1982, in 19 top lists Check
  7. 7 -

    Rosemary's Baby

    1968, in 21 top lists Check
  8. 8 -

    Halloween

    1978, in 13 top lists Check
  9. 9 +1

    Dawn of the Dead

    1978 — a.k.a. Dawn of the Living Dead, in 16 top lists Check
  10. 10 +1

    Jaws

    1975, in 27 top lists Check
  11. 11 -2

    Suspiria

    1977, in 12 top lists Check
  12. 12 +1

    Night of the Living Dead

    1968, in 17 top lists Check
  13. 13 -1

    Don't Look Now

    1973, in 17 top lists Check
  14. 14 -

    The Innocents

    1961, in 11 top lists Check
  15. 15 -

    Carrie

    1976, in 8 top lists Check
  16. 16 -

    An American Werewolf in London

    1981, in 11 top lists Check
  17. 17 +2

    Evil Dead II

    1987 — a.k.a. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn, in 9 top lists Check
  18. 18 +5

    The Fly

    1986, in 8 top lists Check
  19. 19 +9

    Låt den rätte komma in

    2008 — a.k.a. Let the Right One In, in 10 top lists Check
  20. 20 +13

    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    1984, in 6 top lists Check
  21. 21 -3

    Ôdishon

    1999 — a.k.a. Audition, in 11 top lists Check
  22. 22 -5

    The Haunting

    1963, in 6 top lists Check
  23. 23 -1

    Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

    1922 — a.k.a. Nosferatu, in 27 top lists Check
  24. 24 -3

    Freaks

    1932 — a.k.a. The Monster Show, in 15 top lists Check
  25. 25 -5

    The Omen

    1976, in 5 top lists Check
  26. 26 +32

    Poltergeist

    1982, in 7 top lists Check
  27. 27 +9

    The Blair Witch Project

    1999, in 11 top lists Check
  28. 28 +13

    The Evil Dead

    1981, in 5 top lists Check
  29. 29 -5

    The Birds

    1963, in 18 top lists Check
  30. 30 -5

    The Changeling

    1980, in 2 top lists Check
  31. 31 -4

    Videodrome

    1983, in 16 top lists Check
  32. 32 -3

    Cat People

    1942, in 13 top lists Check
  33. 33 -2

    Martyrs

    2008, in 5 top lists Check
  34. 34 -8

    Bride of Frankenstein

    1935, in 18 top lists Check
  35. 35 +5

    Carnival of Souls

    1962, in 4 top lists Check
  36. 36 +19

    The Wicker Man

    1973, in 12 top lists Check
  37. 37 -7

    Frankenstein

    1931, in 18 top lists Check
  38. 38 -4

    Les yeux sans visage

    1960 — a.k.a. Eyes Without a Face, in 13 top lists Check
  39. 39 -7

    Cannibal Holocaust

    1980, in 3 top lists Check
  40. 40 +30

    Jacob's Ladder

    1990, in 2 top lists Check
  41. 41 -3

    Possession

    1981, in 5 top lists Check
  42. 42 +23

    El espinazo del diablo

    2001 — a.k.a. The Devil's Backbone, in 3 top lists Check
  43. 43 +1

    Vargtimmen

    1968 — a.k.a. Hour of the Wolf, in 7 top lists Check
  44. 44 -1

    Le locataire

    1976 — a.k.a. The Tenant, in 5 top lists Check
  45. 45 +8

    The Others

    2001, in 6 top lists Check
  46. 46 +13

    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991, in 32 top lists Check
  47. 47 -12

    Dead of Night

    1945, in 10 top lists Check
  48. 48 -11

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    1956 — a.k.a. Sleep No More, in 18 top lists Check
  49. 49 +12

    Ringu

    1998, in 9 top lists Check
  50. 50 -8

    Peeping Tom

    1960 — a.k.a. Face of Fear, in 19 top lists Check