Top 100 Horror Films that Impressed & Influenced Me the Most

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These are the horror films that impressed and/or influenced me the most from childhood till recently. They’re not necessarily the ones I consider to be the greatest or scariest ever made, it’s a highly subjective list of the horror films that marked my life.

The first 10 are ranked, followed by the next 15 listed chronologically from 11th to 25th, followed by the next 25 listed chronologically from 26th to 50th, followed by the next 50 listed chronologically from 51st to 100th.

Missing: a film I saw in my childhood (possibly from the 80s or the 90s) with a boy (teenage or young adult) saving a cute blonde girl from a kind of fire inferno in an industrial construction (probably sci-fi horror). The girl had this type of hair (the image is from Cherry 2000, but that’s not the film) and black shiny leggings. Please let me know in the comments if you think you might know the title. It doesn’t have to necessarily be a theatrical feature, it might have been a tv movie or the episode of a series (although the scale of the effects I remember seem a bit too much for tv back then).

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    Carrie

    1976, in 9 top lists Check
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    The Blair Witch Project

    1999, in 14 top lists Check
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    Freaks

    1932, in 16 top lists Check
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    Bride of Frankenstein

    1935, in 17 top lists Check
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    American Horror Story

    2011, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Haunting

    1963, in 6 top lists Check
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    Peeping Tom

    1960, in 20 top lists Check
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    Picnic at Hanging Rock

    1975, in 14 top lists Check
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    Halloween

    1978, in 16 top lists Check
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    The VVitch: A New-England Folktale

    2015 — a.k.a. The Witch, in 4 top lists Check
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    Byzantium

    2012, in 0 top lists Check
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    Absentia

    2011, in 0 top lists Check
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    Buried

    2010, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Walking Dead

    2010, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely...

    2008, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Mist

    2007, in 1 top list Check
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    Wolf Creek

    2005, in 4 top lists Check
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    Braindead

    1992 — a.k.a. Dead Alive, in 7 top lists Check
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    Candyman

    1992, in 1 top list Check
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    Deadly Friend

    1986, in 0 top lists Check
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    Poltergeist

    1982, in 9 top lists Check
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    Assault on Precinct 13

    1976, in 6 top lists Check
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    The Last House on the Left

    1972, in 4 top lists Check
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    Psycho

    1960, in 38 top lists Check
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    King Kong

    1933, in 27 top lists Check
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    Bone Tomahawk

    2015, in 1 top list Check
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    Sinister

    2012, in 1 top list Check
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    Frozen

    2010, in 1 top list Check
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    Tucker and Dale vs Evil

    2010, in 1 top list Check
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    Drag Me to Hell

    2009, in 3 top lists Check
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    The House of the Devil

    2009, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Children

    2008, in 1 top list Check
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    Home Movie

    2008, in 0 top lists Check
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    Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the...

    2006, in 0 top lists Check
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    Hostel

    2005, in 2 top lists Check
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    Noroi

    2005 — a.k.a. Noroi: The Curse, in 1 top list Check
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    Haute tension

    2003 — a.k.a. High Tension, in 3 top lists Check
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    Happy Tree Friends: Eye Candy

    2002, in 0 top lists
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    The Ring

    2002, in 4 top lists Check
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    Session 9

    2001, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Chicken from Outer Space

    1996, in 0 top lists Check
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    Misery

    1990, in 2 top lists Check
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    Tremors

    1990, in 3 top lists Check
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    Twin Peaks: Pilot

    1989, in 0 top lists Check
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    Christine

    1983, in 1 top list Check
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    Videodrome

    1983, in 16 top lists Check
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    The Howling

    1981, in 1 top list Check
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    Piranha

    1978, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Birds

    1963, in 18 top lists Check
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    What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    1962, in 13 top lists Check
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Last updated on May 17, 2021 by Adrian Tofei; source