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Top Horror Movies of All-Time

This project is designed to create a master list of horror movies. A definitive list of horror movies all in one place. A place you can send people to that are just getting into horror who want to discover the greats. It should ultimately contain nearly every movie from everyone's "Top 10 Horror Movies of All-Time" lists.

THIS LIST IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION SO PLEASE BE PATIENT. If you have any suggestions please email me the movie(s) you think should be added and/or deleted here.

The list is very long so I've sorted it 2 different ways to make it easier for you to enjoy it.

1   [REC] 2007
2   13 Ghosts 1960
3   1408 2007
4   28 Days Later 2002
5   30 Days of Night 2007
6 The Abominable Dr. Phibes 1971
7   Alice Sweet Alice 1976
8   Alien 1979
9   Altered States 1980
10   American Mary 2012
11   American Psycho 2000
12 An American Werewolf in London 1981
13 The Amityville Horror 1979
14   Antichrist 2009
15   April Fool's Day 1986
16   Audition 1999
17 The Babadook 2014
18 The Bad Seed 1956
19   Basket Case 1982
20 A Bay of Blood 1971
21 The Beast with Five Fingers 1946
22   Beatlejuice 1988
23   Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon 2006
24 The Beyond 1981
25 The Birds 1963
26 The Black Cat 1934
27   Black Christmas 1974
28   Black Sheep 2006
29   Black Sunday 1960
30   Blade 1998
31 The Blair Witch Project 1999
32 The Blob 1958
33   Bluebeard 1944
34   Body Parts 1991
35   Bordello of Blood 1996
36 The Brood 1979
37   Burnt Offerings 1976
38   C.H.U.D. 1984
39   Cabin Fever 2003
40 The Cabin in the Woods 2012
41 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 1920
42   Candyman 1992
43   Cannibal Holocaust 1980
44   Carnival of Souls 1962
45   Carrie 1976
46 The Cat and the Canary 1927
47   Cat People 1942
48 The Changeling 1980
49   Child's Play 1988
50   Children of the Corn 1984
51   Chopping Mall 1986
52   Christine 1983
53   Class of 1999 1990
54   Cloverfield 2008
55 The Collector 2009
56 The Conjuring 2013
57   Constantine 2005
58 The Crazies 1973
59   Creature from the Black Lagoon 1954
60   Creepshow 1982
61   Critters 1986
62   Cronos 1994
63 The Crow 1994
64   Cube 1997
65   Cujo 1983
66 The Dark Half 1993
67   Darkman 1990
68   Dead Alive 1993
69   Dead of Night 1945
70   Dead Ringers 1988
71   Dead Silence 2007
72 The Dead Zone 1983
73   Deep Red 1975
74   Deep Rising 1998
75   Deepstar Six 1989
76   Demon Knight 1995
77 The Descent 2005
78 The Devil Doll 1936
79 The Devil's Advocate 1997
80 The Devil's Backbone 2001
81 The Devils 1971
82 Les Diaboliques 1955
83   Disturbing Behavior 1998
84   Dog Soldiers 2002
85   Don't Breathe 2016
86   Don't Look Now 1973
87   Dr. Cyclops 1940
88   Dr. Giggles 1992
89   Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1931
90   Dracula 1931
91   Dressed to Kill 1980
92   Duel 1972
93   Eden Lake 2008
94   Elvira: Mistress of the Dark 1988
95   End of Days 1999
96 The Entity 1983
97   Eraserhead 1977
98   Event Horizon 1997
99 The Evil Dead 1987
100 The Exorcist 1973
101   Eyes Without a Face 1960
102 The Faculty 1998
103 The Fall of the House of Usher 1960
104   Faust 1926
105   Final Destination 2000
106   Firestarter 1984
107   Flatliners 1990
108   Flowers in the Attic 1987
109 The Fly 1958
110 The Fog 1980
111   Frality 2002
112   Frankenstein 1931
113   Freaks 1932
114   Friday the 13th 1980
115   Fright Night 1985
116 The Frighteners 1996
117   From Beyond 1986
118   From Dusk Till Dawn 1996
119   From Hell 2001
120 The Funhouse 1981
121   Funny Games 1997
122   Ganja & Hess 1973
123 The Gate 1987
124   George Melies (A Terrible Night) 1896
125   George Melies (The Bewitched Inn) 1897
126   George Melies (The Cave of the Demons) 1898
127   George Melies (The Haunted Castle) 1896
128   Get Out 2017
129   Ghost in the Machine 1993
130 The Ghost Ship 1943
131   Ghost Ship 2002
132   Ghost Story 1981
133   Ghostbusters 1984
134   Ghosts of Mars 2001
135   Ghoulies 1984
136 The Gift 2000
137   Ginger Snaps 2001
138   Grave Encounters 2011
139   Graveyard Shift 1990
140   Gremlins 1984
141   Grindhouse 2007
142 The Grudge 2004
143 The Guardian 1990
144   Halloween 1978
145 The Hands of Orlac 1924
146   Hangover Square 1945
147   Hardware 1990
148   Hatchet 2006
149 The Haunting 1963
150   Hausu 1977
151   Haxan 1929
152   Hellraiser 1987
153   Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer 1986
154   Hideaway 1995
155   High Tension 2003
156 The Hills Have Eyes 1977
157 The Hitcher 1986
158 The Host 2007
159   Hostel 2006
160   Hour of the Wolf 1968
161   House 1977
162   House by the River 1950
163   House of 1,000 Corpses 2003
164   House of the Dead 2003
165 The House of the Devil 2009
166   House of Wax 1953
167   House on Haunted Hill 1959
168 The House on Sorority Row 1983
169 The Howling 1981
170 The Human Centipede 2009
171 The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1923
172 The Hunger 1983
173   I Know What You Did Last Summer 1997
174   I Walked With a Zombie 1943
175   Identity 2003
176   Idle Hands 1999
177   In the Mouth of Madness 1995
178 The Incredible Shrinking Man 1957
179   Innocent Blood 1992
180 The Innocents 1961
181   Insidious 2010
182   Interview with the Vampire 1994
183   Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1956
184 The Invisible Man 1933
185   Island of Lost Souls 1932
186   It 1990
187   Jacob's Ladder 1990
188   Jaws 1975
189   Jeepers Creepers 2001
190   Jennifer's Body 2009
191   Killer Klowns from Outer Space 1988
192 The Kindred 1987
193   Lake Placid 1999
194 The Last Broadcast 1998
195 The Last House of the Left 1972
196 The Lawnmower Man 1992
197 The Legacy 1979
198 The Legend of Hell House 1973
199 The Leopard Man 1943
200   Leprechaun 1993
201   Let the Right One In 2008
202   Leviathan 1989
203   Lifeforce 1985
204   Little Shop of Horrors 1960
205 The Lodger 1944
206   Lord of Illusions 1995
207 The Lost Boys 1987
208   Lost Souls 2000
209 The Loved Ones 2009
210 The Man Who Laughs 1928
211   Man's Best Friend 1993
212   Maniac 1980
213   Maniac Cop 1988
214   Martyrs 2008
215   Mary Reilly 1996
216   Masque of the Red Death 1964
217   Maximum Overdrive 1986
218   May 2002
219   Messiah of Evil 1973
220   Mimic 1997
221   Misery 1990
222 The Mist 2007
223   Monkey Shines 1988
224   Monster Squad 1987
225   Motel Hell 1980
226 The Mummy 1932
227   Mute Witness 1995
228   My Bloody Valentine 1981
229   Near Dark 1987
230   Needful Things 1993
231   Night of the Comet 1984
232   Night of the Creeps 1986
233   Night of the Demons 1988
234 The Night of the Hunter 1955
235   Night of the Living Dead 1968
236 The Night Walker 1964
237   Nightbreed 1990
238 A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984
239   Nosferatu 1922
240 The Omen 1976
241   Open Water 2004
242 The Order 2003
243   Orphan 2009
244 The Orphanage 2007
245 The Others 2001
246   Pandorum 2009
247   Paranormal Activity 2007
248   Peeping Tom 1960
249 The People Under the Stairs 1991
250   Pet Sematary 1989
251   Phantasm 1979
252 The Phantom Carriage 1921
253 The Phantom of the Opera 1925
254   Phantoms 1998
255   Piranha 1978
256 The Pit and the Pendulum 1961
257   Pitch Black 2000
258   Poison 1991
259   Poltergeist 1982
260   Pontypool 2009
261   Prince of Darkness 1987
262   Prom Night 1980
263 The Prophecy 1995
264   Psycho 1960
265   Pulse 2001
266   Pumpkinhead 1988
267 The Puppetmaster 1989
268 The Purge 2013
269 The Queen of Spades 1949
270   Queen of the Damned 2002
271 The Raven 1935
272   Re-Animator 1985
273 The Reaping 2007
274 The Relic 2003
275   Repulsion 1965
276   Resident Evil 2002
277   Return of the Living Dead 1985
278 The Ring 2002
279 The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975
280   Rosemary's Baby 1968
281 The Ruins 2008
282   Salem's Lot 1979
283   Santa Sangre 1989
284   Saw 2004
285   Scanners 1981
286   Scared to Death 1947
287   Scream 1996
288   Screamers 1996
289   Se7en 1995
290   See No Evil 2006
291 The Serpent and the Rainbow 1988
292 The Seventh Sign 1988
293 The Seventh Victim 1943
294   Shadow of the Vampire 2000
295   Shaun of the Dead 2004
296 The Shining 1980
297   Shocker 1989
298 The Silence of the Lambs 1991
299   Silent Hill 2006
300   Silent Night, Deadly Night 1984
301   Silver Bullet 1985
302   Sinister 2012
303   Sisters 1973
304 The Sixth Sense 1999
305 The Skin I Live In 2011
306   Sleepaway Camp 1983
307   Sleepwalkers 1992
308   Sleepy Hollow 1999
309   Slither 2006
310 The Sorcerers 1967
311   Species 1995
312 The Spiral Staircase 1946
313   Spirits of the Dead 1969
314   Split Second 1992
315   Stay 2005
316 The Stepfather 1987
317   Stigmata 1999
318   Stir of Echoes 1999
319 The Strangers 2008
320 The Stuff 1985
321   Suspiria 1977
322 A Tale of Two Sisters 2003
323   Tales from the Darkside: The Movie 1990
324   Tales from the Hood 1995
325   Tales of Terror 1962
326   Teen Wolf 1985
327 The Tenant 1976
328 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1974
329   Theater of Blood 1973
330   Them 1954
331   They Live 1988
332 The Thing from Another World 1951
333   Thinner 1996
334   Three...Extremes 2005
335 The Tingler 1959
336   Tourist Trap 1979
337   Toxic Avenger 1984
338   Train to Busan 2016
339   Transylvania 6-5000 1985
340   Tremors 1990
341   Trick 'r Treat 2007
342   Tucker & Dale vs. Evil 2011
343   Twilight Zone: The Movie 1983
344   Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me 1992
345   Underworld 2003
346   Urban Legend 1998
347   V/H/S 2012
348   Vacancy 2007
349   Valerie and her Week of Wonders 1970
350   Vampires 1998
351   Vampyr 1932
352 The Vanishing 1988
353   Videodrome 1983
354   Village of the Damned 1960
355   Virus 1999
356   Visiting Hours 1982
357 The Vulture 1967
358   What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? 1962
359   What Lies Beneath 2000
360   When a Stranger Calls 1979
361 The White Reindeer 1952
362   White Zombie 1932
363 The Wicker Man 1973
364   Wishmaster 1997
365 The Witch 2015
366 The Witches of Eastwick 1987
367   Wolf Creek 2005
368 The Wolf Man 1941
369   Wrong Turn 2003
370   Zombieland 2009
1   George Melies (A Terrible Night) 1896
2   George Melies (The Haunted Castle) 1896
3   George Melies (The Bewitched Inn) 1897
4   George Melies (The Cave of the Demons) 1898
5 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 1920
6 The Phantom Carriage 1921
7   Nosferatu 1922
8 The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1923
9 The Hands of Orlac 1924
10 The Phantom of the Opera 1925
11   Faust 1926
12 The Cat and the Canary 1927
13 The Man Who Laughs 1928
14   Haxan 1929
15   Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1931
16   Dracula 1931
17   Frankenstein 1931
18   Freaks 1932
19   Island of Lost Souls 1932
20 The Mummy 1932
21   Vampyr 1932
22   White Zombie 1932
23 The Invisible Man 1933
24 The Black Cat 1934
25 The Raven 1935
26 The Devil Doll 1936
27   Dr. Cyclops 1940
28 The Wolf Man 1941
29   Cat People 1942
30 The Ghost Ship 1943
31   I Walked With a Zombie 1943
32 The Leopard Man 1943
33 The Seventh Victim 1943
34   Bluebeard 1944
35 The Lodger 1944
36   Dead of Night 1945
37   Hangover Square 1945
38 The Beast with Five Fingers 1946
39 The Spiral Staircase 1946
40   Scared to Death 1947
41 The Queen of Spades 1949
42   House by the River 1950
43 The Thing from Another World 1951
44 The White Reindeer 1952
45   House of Wax 1953
46   Creature from the Black Lagoon 1954
47   Them 1954
48 Les Diaboliques 1955
49 The Night of the Hunter 1955
50 The Bad Seed 1956
51   Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1956
52 The Incredible Shrinking Man 1957
53 The Blob 1958
54 The Fly 1958
55   House on Haunted Hill 1959
56 The Tingler 1959
57   13 Ghosts 1960
58   Black Sunday 1960
59   Eyes Without a Face 1960
60 The Fall of the House of Usher 1960
61   Little Shop of Horrors 1960
62   Peeping Tom 1960
63   Psycho 1960
64   Village of the Damned 1960
65 The Innocents 1961
66 The Pit and the Pendulum 1961
67   Carnival of Souls 1962
68   Tales of Terror 1962
69   What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? 1962
70 The Birds 1963
71 The Haunting 1963
72   Masque of the Red Death 1964
73 The Night Walker 1964
74   Repulsion 1965
75 The Sorcerers 1967
76 The Vulture 1967
77   Hour of the Wolf 1968
78   Night of the Living Dead 1968
79   Rosemary's Baby 1968
80   Spirits of the Dead 1969
81   Valerie and her Week of Wonders 1970
82 The Abominable Dr. Phibes 1971
83 A Bay of Blood 1971
84 The Devils 1971
85   Duel 1972
86 The Last House of the Left 1972
87 The Crazies 1973
88   Don't Look Now 1973
89 The Exorcist 1973
90   Ganja & Hess 1973
91 The Legend of Hell House 1973
92   Messiah of Evil 1973
93   Sisters 1973
94   Theater of Blood 1973
95 The Wicker Man 1973
96   Black Christmas 1974
97 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1974
98   Deep Red 1975
99   Jaws 1975
100 The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975
101   Alice Sweet Alice 1976
102   Burnt Offerings 1976
103   Carrie 1976
104 The Omen 1976
105 The Tenant 1976
106   Eraserhead 1977
107   Hausu 1977
108 The Hills Have Eyes 1977
109   House 1977
110   Suspiria 1977
111   Halloween 1978
112   Piranha 1978
113   Alien 1979
114 The Amityville Horror 1979
115 The Brood 1979
116 The Legacy 1979
117   Phantasm 1979
118   Salem's Lot 1979
119   Tourist Trap 1979
120   When a Stranger Calls 1979
121   Altered States 1980
122   Cannibal Holocaust 1980
123 The Changeling 1980
124   Dressed to Kill 1980
125 The Fog 1980
126   Friday the 13th 1980
127   Maniac 1980
128   Motel Hell 1980
129   Prom Night 1980
130 The Shining 1980
131 An American Werewolf in London 1981
132 The Beyond 1981
133 The Funhouse 1981
134   Ghost Story 1981
135 The Howling 1981
136   My Bloody Valentine 1981
137   Scanners 1981
138   Basket Case 1982
139   Creepshow 1982
140   Poltergeist 1982
141   Visiting Hours 1982
142   Christine 1983
143   Cujo 1983
144 The Dead Zone 1983
145 The Entity 1983
146 The House on Sorority Row 1983
147 The Hunger 1983
148   Sleepaway Camp 1983
149   Twilight Zone: The Movie 1983
150   Videodrome 1983
151   C.H.U.D. 1984
152   Children of the Corn 1984
153   Firestarter 1984
154   Ghostbusters 1984
155   Ghoulies 1984
156   Gremlins 1984
157   Night of the Comet 1984
158 A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984
159   Silent Night, Deadly Night 1984
160   Toxic Avenger 1984
161   Fright Night 1985
162   Lifeforce 1985
163   Re-Animator 1985
164   Return of the Living Dead 1985
165   Silver Bullet 1985
166 The Stuff 1985
167   Teen Wolf 1985
168   Transylvania 6-5000 1985
169   April Fool's Day 1986
170   Chopping Mall 1986
171   Critters 1986
172   From Beyond 1986
173   Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer 1986
174 The Hitcher 1986
175   Maximum Overdrive 1986
176   Night of the Creeps 1986
177 The Evil Dead 1987
178   Flowers in the Attic 1987
179 The Gate 1987
180   Hellraiser 1987
181 The Kindred 1987
182 The Lost Boys 1987
183   Monster Squad 1987
184   Near Dark 1987
185   Prince of Darkness 1987
186 The Stepfather 1987
187 The Witches of Eastwick 1987
188   Beatlejuice 1988
189   Child's Play 1988
190   Dead Ringers 1988
191   Elvira: Mistress of the Dark 1988
192   Killer Klowns from Outer Space 1988
193   Maniac Cop 1988
194   Monkey Shines 1988
195   Night of the Demons 1988
196   Pumpkinhead 1988
197 The Serpent and the Rainbow 1988
198 The Seventh Sign 1988
199   They Live 1988
200 The Vanishing 1988
201   Deepstar Six 1989
202   Leviathan 1989
203   Pet Sematary 1989
204 The Puppetmaster 1989
205   Santa Sangre 1989
206   Shocker 1989
207   Class of 1999 1990
208   Darkman 1990
209   Flatliners 1990
210   Graveyard Shift 1990
211 The Guardian 1990
212   Hardware 1990
213   It 1990
214   Jacob's Ladder 1990
215   Misery 1990
216   Nightbreed 1990
217   Tales from the Darkside: The Movie 1990
218   Tremors 1990
219   Body Parts 1991
220 The People Under the Stairs 1991
221   Poison 1991
222 The Silence of the Lambs 1991
223   Candyman 1992
224   Dr. Giggles 1992
225   Innocent Blood 1992
226 The Lawnmower Man 1992
227   Sleepwalkers 1992
228   Split Second 1992
229   Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me 1992
230 The Dark Half 1993
231   Dead Alive 1993
232   Ghost in the Machine 1993
233   Leprechaun 1993
234   Man's Best Friend 1993
235   Needful Things 1993
236   Cronos 1994
237 The Crow 1994
238   Interview with the Vampire 1994
239   Demon Knight 1995
240   Hideaway 1995
241   In the Mouth of Madness 1995
242   Lord of Illusions 1995
243   Mute Witness 1995
244 The Prophecy 1995
245   Se7en 1995
246   Species 1995
247   Tales from the Hood 1995
248   Bordello of Blood 1996
249 The Frighteners 1996
250   From Dusk Till Dawn 1996
251   Mary Reilly 1996
252   Scream 1996
253   Screamers 1996
254   Thinner 1996
255   Cube 1997
256 The Devil's Advocate 1997
257   Event Horizon 1997
258   Funny Games 1997
259   I Know What You Did Last Summer 1997
260   Mimic 1997
261   Wishmaster 1997
262   Blade 1998
263   Deep Rising 1998
264   Disturbing Behavior 1998
265 The Faculty 1998
266 The Last Broadcast 1998
267   Phantoms 1998
268   Urban Legend 1998
269   Vampires 1998
270   Audition 1999
271 The Blair Witch Project 1999
272   End of Days 1999
273   Idle Hands 1999
274   Lake Placid 1999
275 The Sixth Sense 1999
276   Sleepy Hollow 1999
277   Stigmata 1999
278   Stir of Echoes 1999
279   Virus 1999
280   American Psycho 2000
281   Final Destination 2000
282 The Gift 2000
283   Lost Souls 2000
284   Pitch Black 2000
285   Shadow of the Vampire 2000
286   What Lies Beneath 2000
287 The Devil's Backbone 2001
288   From Hell 2001
289   Ghosts of Mars 2001
290   Ginger Snaps 2001
291   Jeepers Creepers 2001
292 The Others 2001
293   Pulse 2001
294   28 Days Later 2002
295   Dog Soldiers 2002
296   Frality 2002
297   Ghost Ship 2002
298   May 2002
299   Queen of the Damned 2002
300   Resident Evil 2002
301 The Ring 2002
302   Cabin Fever 2003
303   High Tension 2003
304   House of 1,000 Corpses 2003
305   House of the Dead 2003
306   Identity 2003
307 The Order 2003
308 The Relic 2003
309 A Tale of Two Sisters 2003
310   Underworld 2003
311   Wrong Turn 2003
312 The Grudge 2004
313   Open Water 2004
314   Saw 2004
315   Shaun of the Dead 2004
316   Constantine 2005
317 The Descent 2005
318   Stay 2005
319   Three...Extremes 2005
320   Wolf Creek 2005
321   Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon 2006
322   Black Sheep 2006
323   Hatchet 2006
324   Hostel 2006
325   See No Evil 2006
326   Silent Hill 2006
327   Slither 2006
328   [REC] 2007
329   1408 2007
330   30 Days of Night 2007
331   Dead Silence 2007
332   Grindhouse 2007
333 The Host 2007
334 The Mist 2007
335 The Orphanage 2007
336   Paranormal Activity 2007
337 The Reaping 2007
338   Trick 'r Treat 2007
339   Vacancy 2007
340   Cloverfield 2008
341   Eden Lake 2008
342   Let the Right One In 2008
343   Martyrs 2008
344 The Ruins 2008
345 The Strangers 2008
346   Antichrist 2009
347 The Collector 2009
348 The House of the Devil 2009
349 The Human Centipede 2009
350   Jennifer's Body 2009
351 The Loved Ones 2009
352   Orphan 2009
353   Pandorum 2009
354   Pontypool 2009
355   Zombieland 2009
356   Insidious 2010
357   Grave Encounters 2011
358 The Skin I Live In 2011
359   Tucker & Dale vs. Evil 2011
360   American Mary 2012
361 The Cabin in the Woods 2012
362   Sinister 2012
363   V/H/S 2012
364 The Conjuring 2013
365 The Purge 2013
366 The Babadook 2014
367 The Witch 2015
368   Don't Breathe 2016
369   Train to Busan 2016
370   Get Out 2017

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List Attributes a.k.a. Rules

  1.  I attempted to check my bias at the door but Pandorum and Grave Encounters did squeak through. Hey, at least I'm honest. Can you identify any others? For the most part, my bias was kept in check because there are lots of movies on this list I haven't even seen and many I've seen and don't like.
  2. Things I considered when adding movies: box office, critic and audience ratings, cult status, longevity, cultural impact, historical significance, advancements in horror, technical achievements, pioneering, etc.
  3. The genre of the movie must be horror first. Some exceptions will be made. For example, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is comedy first but the movie is just too iconic to leave off the list whereas Godzilla was not added because I just don't consider it horror. Godzilla certainly deserves to be on a list but not this one.
  4. If the movie is part of a franchise, the franchise will be included instead of the individual movie.
  5. I have a line. Movies I find too extreme may be disqualified, for example, Salo, or the 100 Days of Sodom. I might disqualify movies I find too mild as well, for example, Goosebumps.
  6. Nothing from the current year nor the previous 2 years will make the list either. I'm glad you enjoyed that movie you just saw but does it really belong on this list? Maybe it will make the list in a few years. Chances are it's a remake or sequel so it's already on the list because it's franchise is on the list.
  7. An attempt will be made to choose at least 1 movie for each year.
  8. English titles only.