Top 1000 Greatest Horror films, Hidden Horror Gems, and Disturbing Films

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A list of the Top 1000 horror films and/or disturbing movies of all time. After looking at a lot of lists like They Shoot Zombies Don't They and Horror, I thought about how there are films that are on the list that are amazing, yet there are so many that are terrible. So in an attempt to focus only on films that are still amazing or disturbing (but well made) and are worth seeing. Some of these films will be familiar to people and some have gone underappreciated or overlooked.

Yet all will be worth your time. But be warned some are hard to watch or stomach.

NOTE: I will be trying to update this list as I see new movies and it is a work in progress as I am going to complete They Shoot Zombies Don't They before I get to 1000 films.

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    The Exorcist

    1973, in 25 top lists Check
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    The Shining

    1980, in 26 top lists Check
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    Psycho

    1960, in 37 top lists Check
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    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    1974, in 14 top lists Check
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    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

    1986, in 1 top list Check
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    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    2003, in 1 top list Check
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    Halloween

    1978, in 16 top lists Check
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    Halloween II

    1981, in 1 top list Check
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    Halloween III: Season of the Witch

    1982, in 2 top lists Check
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    Alien

    1979, in 28 top lists Check
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    Aliens

    1986, in 21 top lists Check
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    The Thing

    1982, in 19 top lists Check
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    Rosemary's Baby

    1968, in 20 top lists Check
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    Night of the Living Dead

    1968, in 19 top lists Check
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    Dawn of the Dead

    1978, in 14 top lists Check
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    Day of the Dead

    1985, in 4 top lists Check
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    Land of the Dead

    2005, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Return of the Living Dead

    1985, in 3 top lists Check
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    Dawn of the Dead

    2004, in 1 top list Check
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    1984, in 7 top lists Check
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

    1987, in 2 top lists Check
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

    1988, in 1 top list Check
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    Wes Craven's New Nightmare

    1994, in 2 top lists Check
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    Freddy vs. Jason

    2003, in 1 top list Check
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    Suspiria

    1977, in 15 top lists Check
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    Jaws

    1975, in 25 top lists Check
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    Låt den rätte komma in

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

    1976, in 9 top lists Check
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    Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

    1922 — a.k.a. Nosferatu, in 27 top lists Check
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    Poltergeist

    1982, in 8 top lists Check
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    The Evil Dead

    1981, in 7 top lists Check
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    Evil Dead II

    1987, in 8 top lists Check
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    Army of Darkness

    1992, in 6 top lists Check
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    Evil Dead

    2013, in 1 top list Check
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    28 Days Later...

    2002, in 8 top lists Check
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    The Descent

    2005, in 4 top lists Check
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    An American Werewolf in London

    1981, in 11 top lists Check
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    The Omen

    1976, in 6 top lists Check
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    Scream

    1996, in 8 top lists Check
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    Scream 2

    1997, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Birds

    1963, in 18 top lists Check
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    The Fly

    1986, in 10 top lists Check
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    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991, in 33 top lists Check
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    Young Frankenstein

    1974, in 13 top lists Check
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    Frankenstein

    1931, in 17 top lists Check
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    Bride of Frankenstein

    1935, in 18 top lists Check
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    Frankenstein

    1994 — a.k.a. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, in 1 top list Check
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    Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein

    1948 — a.k.a. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, in 6 top lists Check
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    House of Frankenstein

    1944, in 1 top list Check
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    Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed

    1969, in 1 top list Check