Best of horror
959 8.2 8.11. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
Director: Robert Wiene
Cast: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover
Story: Francis and his friend Alan visit The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, an exhibit where the mysterious doctor shows the somnambulist Cesare, and awakens him for some moments from his death-like sleep.
243 8.3 82. The Phantom Carriage (1921)
353 8 7.73. Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922)
Director: Benjamin Christensen
Cast: Maren Pedersen, Clara Pontoppidan, Elith Pio, Oscar Stribolt
Story: A documentary about the history of witchcraft, told in a variety of styles, from illustrated slideshow to dramatised events of alleged real-life events, right up to the early twentieth century.
1415 8 84. Nosferatu (1922)
851 7.9 85. Freaks (1932)
Director: Tod Browning
Cast: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates
Story: A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.
The Unknown (1927)
346 7.8 7.76. Vampyr (1932)
366 7.5 7.47. Cat People (1942)
Director: Jacques Tourneur
Cast: Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Tom Conway, Jane Randolph
Story: An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland's fables if they are intimate together.
I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
529 8.2 8.28. Diabolique (1955)
383 7.8 7.89. Eyes Without a Face (1960)
Director: Georges Franju
Cast: Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli, Juliette Mayniel, Edith Scob
Story: A brilliant surgeon, Dr. Génessier, helped by his assistant Louise, kidnaps nice young women. He removes their faces and tries to graft them onto the head on his beloved daughter Christiane, whose face has been entirely spoiled in a car crash.
3468 8.3 8.610. Psycho (1960)
315 7.8 7.911. The Innocents (1961)
269 7.4 7.212. Carnival of Souls (1962)
413 7.5 7.613. The Haunting (1963)
Director: Robert Wise
Cast: Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn
Story: Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of violent death and insanity. With him are the skeptical young Luke, who stands to inherit the house, the mysterious and clairvoyant Theodora and the insecure Eleanor, whose psychic abilities make her feel somehow attuned to whatever spirits inhabit the old mansion.
859 8 7.814. Repulsion (1965)
456 7.8 7.715. Hour of the Wolf (1968)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Cast: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Gertrud Fridh, Georg Rydeberg
Story: An artist in crisis is haunted by nightmares from the past in Ingmar Bergman's only horror film, which takes place on a windy island. During "the hour of the wolf" - between midnight and dawn - he tells his wife about his most painful memories.
1460 7.9 816. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
1512 7.3 7.517. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
2328 7.1 7.418. Carrie (1976)
1510 7.4 7.419. Eraserhead (1977)
895 7.8 7.520. Suspiria (1977)
329 6.9 6.921. The Brood (1979)
Director: David Cronenberg
Cast: Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle, Henry Beckman
Story: A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, while a series of brutal attacks committed by a brood of mutant children coincides with the husband's investigation.
The Fly (1986)
5572 8.2 8.522. The Shining (1980)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers
Story: A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
234 6.8 6.823. The Company of Wolves (1984)
Director: Neil Jordan
Cast: Angela Lansbury, Sarah Patterson, David Warner, Graham Cowden
Story: A bag full of symbolic folklore about werewolves, or, rather, their sexual connotation. Granny tells her granddaughter Rosaleen strange, disturbing tales about innocent maidens falling in love with handsome, heavily eyebrowed strangers with a smoldering look in their eyes.
621 7.2 7.324. Re-Animator (1985)
1057 7.5 7.625. Jacob's Ladder (1990)
2833 7.2 7.526. Dracula (1992)
268 8.2 8.527. The Kingdom (1994)
299 6.7 7.128. Ravenous (1999)
448 6.7 6.929. Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
3493 7.2 7.630. The Others (2001)
2009 7.8 831. Let the Right One In (2008)
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