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Greatest Horror Movies

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People who added this item 6032 Average listal rating (3981 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
The Shining (1980)
One of my favorite movies, Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece of madness and cabin fever has been theorized and bent like a word that lost it's meaning over time. But at the core remains a chilling, ominous, and deep story about - as Kubrick would later claim, - "A family quietly going insane together".
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People who added this item 1101 Average listal rating (751 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
The Conjuring (2013)
Many people call James Wan the John Carpenter of today. And like Mr. Carpenter, his movies are either really great, or they just suck. Thankfully, this is one of those good movies. The Conjuring is a twisted, sickening account of the supernatural, and while it might not compare with the exorcism scene that "The Exorcist" so strongly boasted, it's definitely worth a watch.
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People who added this item 2378 Average listal rating (1438 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
Rosemary's Baby is a disturbing, controversial account, and most people can overall say it's just uncomfortable. In short, a woman gets raped by satan himself, and only she knows it until the baby is born. I have yet to see this, and based on the plot I'm reluctant about it, but many directors appraise this movie (Wes Anderson thinks it's the greatest ever made). A watch-by-yourself classic.
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People who added this item 3015 Average listal rating (1973 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.4
The Blair Witch Project is the first cleverly-done "found footage" film that sparked an unnecessary subgenre of movies. Blair Witch also happens to be the scariest movie ever made - and that's the thing. The movie never shows you anything. You don't see a "witch" or any gross creature or ghoul. It's what you don't see that scares you and what sticks with you long after the movie ends.
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People who added this item 3485 Average listal rating (2290 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
28 Days Later (2002)
I love this movie. Before 28 Days, zombie movies were either made by George Romero, or were knock-offs of George Romero (The Evil Dead trilogy gets an exception). When 28 Days Later came out, it was groundbreaking. Not only did it spark the ever-popular "fast zombies" we see now, it's haunting and iconic scene of deserted London and hyped-up soundtrack makes it a unique experience.
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People who added this item 517 Average listal rating (371 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.9
It Follows (2014)
One of the more recent movies, It Follows is a low-budget horror film done right. It's beautiful yet off cinematography and actual quality horror scenes sparked a return of "good" horror movies, with "Don't Breath", "The Witch", and while not on this list, "Lights Out".
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People who added this item 3836 Average listal rating (2442 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.5
Psycho (1960)
This movie was a disaster. In 1960 no one liked it, yet everyone saw it. Hitchcock was mocked because he killed off the lead actress, almost showed us a nude woman, and had way too many stabbings. But 9 years later, this bashed classic started the most famous horror subgenre - the slasher film. A chilling and moving movie all around.
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People who added this item 324 Average listal rating (250 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.8
The Witch (2015)
The Witch is the best example of a low-budget horror movie. It's use of natural lighting looks beautiful, and more psychological horror than physical horror (except for the end). It really makes you see how crappy the 1600s were, and while it does jump the shark eventually, it's only in the last 5 minutes, seriously.
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People who added this item 4332 Average listal rating (2955 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.5
Alien (1979)
Another personal favorite of mine, Ridley Scott's symbolism-filled fright fest screams originality. It's uncommonly simple concept and quiet, disturbing tone makes it work so well. In a time where the public was fascinated by space and it's infinite void, Alien brought a sense of dread and fear - not because of it's terrifying "Xenomorph" but because of it's deep layers of realism.
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People who added this item 3261 Average listal rating (2107 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
Scream (1996)
A mix between dark comedy and straight-up horror, Scream came late to the slasher genre but brought the most to the table, you could consider a really great slasher film, or just a parody of scary movies that works really well, either one works.
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People who added this item 2257 Average listal rating (1510 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.2
The Thing (1982)
One of John Carpenter's better movies, The Thing is actually a remake of a 50s movie with the same plot. Like Alien, the effects are great and the concept works phenomenally. It takes from a lot of movies (flamethrower - a la Alien?) and even more movies take from it (camouflage a la Predator)
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People who added this item 3654 Average listal rating (2501 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
Okay, I know this is more than a comedy than a horror, but I love this movie and I'm the one making the list. Edgar Wright is one of the best British directors in recent times and his directorial debut truly shows the level of originality he brings out. Hilarious and beautiful, Shaun of the Dead is an analyzable modern classic that is a must-watch.
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People who added this item 2227 Average listal rating (1463 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.9
Halloween (1978)
If you ask me - and I hate to bash on this cult classic - Halloween sucks. It's poorly made, full of plot holes, and Michael Myers is just too damn slow. Nevertheless, I have to give it it's cult status. It ushered in a renaissance of horror movies in the 80s and still influences indie directors today.
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People who added this item 4678 Average listal rating (2972 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
My favorite fantasy movie by far. Del Toro is a master of fantasy-ish movies and this one is as original as he gets. Combining surrealistic and beautiful creature puppets (think: 80's Labyrinth) and the hellish nightmare of war with childhood fairy tales. It weaves it's way as one of the best foreign movies I've seen.
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People who added this item 4366 Average listal rating (2855 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8
Jaws (1975)
Jaws. Is it overrated? Yeah, maybe. Is it great? Nah. It's more then great. Jaws is a timeless movie that may lack in the actual scares department but is the true reason we have a giant amount of high-budget movies coming out in the midyear. However if we didn't have Jaws we wouldn't have unnecessary Marvel movies, so maybe that wouldn't be so bad.
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People who added this item 3825 Average listal rating (2452 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
The Exorcist (1973)
If you're looking for the type of neo-horror noir-ish controversial horror people don't like to talk about, this is your movie. Scenes from The Exorcist stick with viewers long after they watch it and take years for them to stop thinking about it. I recommend this movie if your in the mood for the extremely terrifying.
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People who added this item 2557 Average listal rating (1612 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Carrie (1976)
This movie? Absolute crazy, is what it is. People remember Carrie for one scene, and that's the infamous prom scene. A lot of people don't like this movie before watching it anyway because they think the only good part is the prom scene. Well the whole movie is great, and once you get to that prom scene, you'll see why it sticks with you. A sickeningly bitter look at teenage life (which has thankfully become outdated, possible because of this movie).
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People who added this item 1913 Average listal rating (1273 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
The Evil Dead (1981)
Sam Raimi's low-budget explodingly gory (literally) zombie flick is not one to pass up. A cultural classic along with it's sequel (which is one of the few movie sequels to surpass the first), Evil Dead is a funny, comical and spooky supernatural tale that is the polar opposite of a measly "slasher" film.
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My personal favorite and what other would widely consider to be the best horror movies. Perfect list for any scary movie night-in, or just for suggestions. This list is in no particular order.

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