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Top Horror Films (#1-100)

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Psycho 1960 Alfred Hitchcock 5
2 Jaws 1975 Steven Spielberg 24
3 Alien 1979 Ridley Scott 27
4 The Silence of the Lambs 1991 Jonathan Demme 33
5 The Shining 1980 Stanley Kubrick 46
6 King Kong 1933 Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack 49
7 The Exorcist 1973 William Friedkin 74
8 Nosferatu 1922 F.W. Murnau 89
9 Night of the Living Dead 1968 George A. Romero 93
10 Rosemary's Baby 1968 Roman Polanski 97
11 Halloween 1978 John Carpenter 125
12 Frankenstein 1931 James Whale 128
13 The Thing 1982 John Carpenter 129
14 Persona 1966 Ingmar Bergman 136
15 Bride of Frankenstein 1935 James Whale 137
16 Don't Look Now 1973 Nicolas Roeg 150
17 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 1920 Robert Wiene 168
18 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 1974 Tobe Hooper 173
19 Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1956 Don Siegel 178
20 Eraserhead 1977 David Lynch 192
21 The Wicker Man 1973 Robin Hardy 193
22 The Blair Witch Project 1999 Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez 207
23 The Birds 1963 Alfred Hitchcock 209
24 Peeping Tom 1960 Michael Powell 222
25 Dawn of the Dead 1978 George A. Romero 232
26 Ugetsu 1953 Kenji Mizoguchi 253
27 Carrie 1976 Brian De Palma 269
28 Freaks 1932 Tod Browning 270
29 The Fly 1986 David Cronenberg 273
30 Diabolique 1955 Henri-Georges Clouzot 286
31 Shaun of the Dead 2004 Edgar Wright 290
32 Suspiria 1977 Dario Argento 310
33 The Evil Dead 1981 Sam Raimi 322
34 A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984 Wes Craven 336
35 Repulsion 1965 Roman Polanski 350
36 Eyes without a Face 1960 Georges Franju 389
37 Evil Dead II 1987 Sam Raimi 391
38 An American Werewolf in London 1981 John Landis 397
39 Videodrome 1983 David Cronenberg 410
40 The Haunting 1963 Robert Wise 413
41 What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? 1962 Robert Aldrich 415
42 Dracula 1931 Tod Browning 424
43 The Innocents 1961 Jack Clayton 441
44 Pink Flamingos 1972 John Waters 453
45 Cat People 1942 Jacques Tourneur 455
46 28 Days Later… 2002 Danny Boyle 459
47 In the Realm of the Senses 1976 Nagisa Oshima 498
48 The Audition 1999 Takashi Miike 504
49 Scream 1996 Wes Craven 527
50 Vampyr 1932 Carl Theodor Dreyer 554
51 Poltergeist 1982 Tobe Hooper 584
52 Let the Right One in 2008 Tomas Alfredson 589
53 Godzilla 1954 Ishirô Honda 622
54 The Thing from Another World 1951 Christian Nyby 623
55 Horror of Dracula 1958 Terence Fisher 690
56 The Omen 1976 Richard Donner 693
57 The Invisible Man 1933 James Whale 694
58 Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978 Philip Kaufman 699
59 I Walked with a Zombie 1943 Jacques Tourneur 759
60 Ring 1998 Hideo Nakata 774
61 The Phantom of the Opera 1925 Rupert Julian 785
62 Nosferatu the Vampyre 1979 Werner Herzog 830
63 Faust 1926 F.W. Murnau 834
64 Dead of Night 1945 Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, and Robert Hamer 839
65 Curse of the Demon 1957 Jacques Tourneur 860
66 The Incredible Shrinking Man 1957 Jack Arnold 872
67 The Others 2001 Alejandro Amenábar 882
68 Jacob's Ladder 1990 Adrian Lyne 892
69 Re-Animator 1985 Stuart Gordon 918
70 Black Sunday 1960 Mario Bava 929
71 The Devil's Backbone 2001 Guillermo del Toro 942
72 Friday the 13th 1980 Sean S. Cunningham 976
73 The Mummy 1932 Karl Freund 991
74 Carnival of Souls 1962 Herk Harvey 998
75 Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer 1986 John McNaughton 1001
76 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1931 Rouben Mamoulian 1031
77 Hellraiser 1987 Clive Barker 1040
78 Near Dark 1987 Kathryn Bigelow 1042
79 Them! 1954 Gordon Douglas 1044
80 The Brood 1979 David Cronenberg 1077
81 Gremlins 1984 Joe Dante 1078
82 The Ring 2002 Gore Verbinski 1084
83 The Conqueror Worm 1968 Michael Reeves 1085
84 Braindead 1992 Peter Jackson 1093
85 Manhunter 1986 Michael Mann 1137
86 Onibaba 1964 Kaneto Shindô 1143
87 Funny Games 1997 Michael Haneke 1145
88 The Wolf Man 1941 George Waggner 1160
89 Hour of the Wolf 1968 Ingmar Bergman 1168
90 The Black Cat 1934 Edgar G. Ulmer 1170
91 Alice 1988 Jan Svankmajer 1175
92 The Descent 2005 Neil Marshall 1221
93 Army of Darkness 1992 Sam Raimi 1247
94 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me 1992 David Lynch 1265
95 Saw 2004 James Wan 1270
96 Fall of the House of Usher 1928 Jean Epstein 1282
97 Village of the Damned 1960 Wolf Rilla 1293
98 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 2007 Tim Burton 1295
99 Kwaidan 1964 Masaki Kobayashi 1297
100 Dawn of the Dead 2004 Zack Snyder 1317
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