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Greatest Horror Movies

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People who added this item 6079 Average listal rating (4019 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
The Shining (1980)
Stanley Kubrick's (2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Eyes Wide Shut) masterpiece of horror and paranoia accounts a family quietly going insane together. While the original author Stephen King would shun it, it's very close to a perfect film.
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People who added this item 1119 Average listal rating (762 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
The Conjuring (2013)
A modern-day classic, the Conjuring takes the usual scary-house theme of today and puts it on it's head as an actual good movie. James Wan (Saw, Insidious) definitely has a long career ahead of him.
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People who added this item 2392 Average listal rating (1445 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
Rosemary's Baby is a disturbing, controversial account, and most people can overall say it's just uncomfortable. It's been hailed as a "perfect" movie by filmmakers like Wes Anderson, and is a great movie nonetheless.
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People who added this item 3036 Average listal rating (1990 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.4
The first "found footage" film to be properly falsely-advertised and to become popular. it's unnerving, very scary, and just upsetting. If you're planning a camping trip while watching it, you may want to hold off.
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People who added this item 3512 Average listal rating (2314 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
28 Days Later (2002)
Danny Boyle's (127 Hours, Trainspotting)zombie flick is an intense and astounding feat of film. Not one to pass up for any fan of film.
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People who added this item 539 Average listal rating (387 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.9
It Follows (2014)
One of the more recent movies, It Follows' use of uncomfortable cinematography, off-setting music and natural lighting gives teen-horror dramas a new light for a new generation
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People who added this item 3874 Average listal rating (2474 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.5
Psycho (1960)
Originally shunned at it's release, Alfred Hitchcock's (Rear Window, Vertigo) slasher film has since become a classic and is hailed as the greatest horror movie ever.
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People who added this item 355 Average listal rating (268 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.8
The Witch (2015)
Another more recent entry, The Witch is a low-budget horror film that completely takes you away. A good example of a movie that completely keeps you on edge throughout the whole movie.
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People who added this item 4378 Average listal rating (2998 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.5
Alien (1979)
Ridley Scott's (Blade Runner, Gladiator, The Martian) insomniac and disturbing account of the darker side of space, Alien is as close to pure horror as possible. Nothing in this movie is very happy, and the effort put in by Scott and visual director H.R. Gigor is incredibly terrifying.
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People who added this item 3281 Average listal rating (2119 ratings) 6.6 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 2274 Average listal rating (1527 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.2
The Thing (1982)
A remake of a 1951 campy horror flick - John Carpenter's (They Live, Big Trouble in Little China) secluded story of fear and paranoia in the shear nothingness of Antarctica is a classic in itself.
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People who added this item 3678 Average listal rating (2525 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
Edgar Wright's (Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) horror-comedy cult classic is both hilarious and riveting at the same time. Showing the lighter side of a potential zombie apocalypse, and the darker ones. Shaun of the Dead is not to be missed by both horror or comedy fans.
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People who added this item 2245 Average listal rating (1473 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.9
Halloween (1978)
While the movie is poorly made and full of plot holes, Halloween was a sleeper hit and instant classic that ushered in a wave of new horror movies we hadn't seen since 1960's Psycho
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People who added this item 4703 Average listal rating (2996 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
My personal favorite horror movie - Guillermo Del Toro's (Hellboy, Crimson Peak, Pacific Rim) cold fantasy movie is bursting with originality and effort. A chilling look at imagination and fairy tales, Pan's Labyrinth is one of the best foreign films ever.
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People who added this item 4402 Average listal rating (2879 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8
Jaws (1975)
The original blockbuster - Jaws may be considered out-of-date, not scary, and overrated by today's standards, but it is a classic and historical piece in pop culture and American culture
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People who added this item 3855 Average listal rating (2467 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
The Exorcist (1973)
A controversial and hard-to-watch neo-noir movie, The Exorcist plays with themes like religion, satanism, and Christianity. Not for the faint of heart or easily defended, but is certainly a trip.
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People who added this item 2576 Average listal rating (1624 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Carrie (1976)
A sickeningly bitter look at teenage life (which has thankfully become outdated, possible because of this movie). This absolutely crazy movie about bullying, child neglect, and telekinesis is a must-see
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People who added this item 1936 Average listal rating (1287 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
The Evil Dead (1981)
Sam Raimi's (Spiderman, Evil Dead II) low-budget explodingly gory zombie flick is not one to pass up. A cultural classic along with it's sequel, Evil Dead is a funny, comical and spooky supernatural tale that is the polar opposite of a simple "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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