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KingStefou's "100 Greatest Horror Films"

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People who added this item 3446  Average listal rating (2188 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.6 
1. Psycho (1960)
Film Director - Alfred Hitchcock
Rotten Tomatoes - 99%
A young woman steals $40,000 from her employer's client, and subsequently encounters a young motel proprietor too long under the domination of his mother.

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People who added this item 5547  Average listal rating (3678 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.5 
2. The Shining (1980)
Film Director - Stanley Kubrick
Rotten Tomatoes - 88%
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.
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People who added this item 1969  Average listal rating (1302 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.9 
3. Halloween (1978)
Film Director - John Carpenter
Rotten Tomatoes - 93%
A psychotic murderer institutionalized since childhood escapes on a mindless rampage while his doctor chases him through the streets.
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People who added this item 3487  Average listal rating (2233 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
4. The Exorcist (1973)
Film Director - William Friedkin
Rotten Tomatoes - 85%
When a teenager is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.
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People who added this item 207  Average listal rating (113 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
5. Ju-on: The Curse (2000)
Film Director - Takashi Shimizu
Rotten Tomatoes - 64%
Jealous of his wife's love for another man, a man brutally kills his wife and young son. Ju-on follows several stories and how each individual is haunted by the spirits of the murdered wife and son.
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People who added this item 1969  Average listal rating (1304 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
6. The Thing (1982)
Film Director - John Carpenter
Rotten Tomatoes - 78%
Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills.
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People who added this item 1263  Average listal rating (817 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.5 
7. [REC] (2007)
Film Director - Paco Plaza
Rotten Tomatoes - 96%
A TV reporter and her cameraman cover the night shift at the local fire station. Receiving a call from an old lady trapped in her house, they arrive at her building to hear horrifying screams, which begin a long nightmare and a uniquely dramatic TV report.
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People who added this item 539  Average listal rating (295 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
8. The Last House on the Left (1972)
Film Director - Wes Craven
Rotten Tomatoes - 63%
A pair of teenage girls are headed to a rock concert for one's birthday. While trying to score marijuana in the city, the girls are kidnapped by a gang of psychotic convicts.
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People who added this item 1710  Average listal rating (1128 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.6 
9. The Evil Dead (1981)
Film Director - Sam Raimi
Rotten Tomatoes - 100%
Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.
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People who added this item 1671  Average listal rating (958 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
10. Grindhouse (2007)
Film Directors - Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino
Rotten Tomatoes - 83%
Two full length feature horror movies written by Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez put together as a two film feature. Including fake movie trailers in between both movies.
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People who added this item 1397  Average listal rating (762 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
11. Nosferatu (1922)
Film Director - F.W. Murnau
Rotten Tomatoes - 98%
Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. Silent classic based on the story "Dracula."
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People who added this item 935  Average listal rating (568 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.6 
12. Dead Alive (1992)
Film Director - Peter Jackson
Rotten Tomatoes - 85%
A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.
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People who added this item 1146  Average listal rating (617 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.6 
13. Funny Games (1997)
Film Director - Michael Haneke
Rotten Tomatoes - 63%
Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.
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People who added this item 1498  Average listal rating (918 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.5 
14. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Film Director - Tobe Hooper
Rotten Tomatoes - 90%
Five friends visiting their grandpa's old house are hunted down and terrorized by a chainsaw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals.
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People who added this item 1627  Average listal rating (1053 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 5.8 
15. Hostel (2005)
Film Director - Eli Roth
Rotten Tomatoes - 59%
Three backpackers head to a Slovakian city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.
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People who added this item 2349  Average listal rating (1481 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.5 
16. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Film Director - Wes Craven
Rotten Tomatoes - 95%
In the dreams of his victims, a spectral child murderer stalks the children of the members of the lynch mob that killed him.
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People who added this item 1309  Average listal rating (862 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
17. Evil Dead II (1987)
Film Director - Sam Raimi
Rotten Tomatoes - 98%
The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holds up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack.
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People who added this item 5747  Average listal rating (3909 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.6 
18. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Film Director - Jonathan Demme
Rotten Tomatoes - 96%
A young FBI cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.
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People who added this item 851  Average listal rating (497 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
19. Frankenstein (1931)
Film Director - James Whale
Rotten Tomatoes - 100%
Horror classic in which an obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.
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People who added this item 567  Average listal rating (336 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
20. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Film Director - Don Siegel
Rotten Tomatoes - 97%
A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.
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People who added this item 3871  Average listal rating (2645 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
21. Alien (1979)
Film Director - Ridley Scott
Rotten Tomatoes - 96%
A mining ship, investigating a suspected SOS, lands on a distant planet. The crew discovers some strange creatures and investigates.
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People who added this item 1289  Average listal rating (805 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.5 
22. Friday the 13th (1980)
Film Director - Sean S. Cunningham
Rotten Tomatoes - 60%
Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to re-open a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.
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People who added this item 3882  Average listal rating (2590 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 7.1 
23. The Ring (2002)
Film Director - Gore Verbinski
Rotten Tomatoes - 71%
A young journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it.
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People who added this item 1353  Average listal rating (830 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
24. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Film Director - George A. Romero
Rotten Tomatoes - 94%
Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia SWAT team members, a traffic reporter, and his television-executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
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People who added this item 3981  Average listal rating (2620 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 8.1 
25. Jaws (1975)
Film Director - Steven Spielberg
Rotten Tomatoes - 100%
When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.
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People who added this item 569  Average listal rating (380 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.3 
26. Wolf Creek (2005)
Film Director - Greg McLean
Rotten Tomatoes - 53%
Stranded backpackers in remote Australia fall prey to a murderous bushman who offers to fix their car, then takes them captive.
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People who added this item 2775  Average listal rating (1836 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 6.4 
27. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Film Director - Eduardo Sanchez
Rotten Tomatoes - 84%
In October of 1994, three student film makers disappeared in the woods near Burkittesville, Maryland. One year later, their footage was found.
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People who added this item 2135  Average listal rating (1281 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
28. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Film Director - Roman Polanski
Rotten Tomatoes - 98%
A young couple move into a new apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins controlling her life.
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People who added this item 1094  Average listal rating (594 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.3 
29. Audition (1999)
Film Director - Takashi Miike
Rotten Tomatoes - 78%
Widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all.
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People who added this item 1415  Average listal rating (951 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.7 
30. Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Film Director - Sam Raimi
Rotten Tomatoes - 92%
A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.
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People who added this item 884  Average listal rating (528 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.5 
31. Suspiria (1977)
Film Director - Dario Argento
Rotten Tomatoes - 94%
A newcomer to a fancy ballet academy gradually comes to realize that the staff of the school are actually a coven of witches bent on chaos and destruction.

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People who added this item 1444  Average listal rating (895 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
32. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Film Director - George A. Romero
Rotten Tomatoes - 96%
A group of people hide from bloodthirsty zombies in a farmhouse.
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People who added this item 1679  Average listal rating (1105 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.1 
33. Prometheus (2012)
Film Director - Ridley Scott
Rotten Tomatoes - 73%
A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
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People who added this item 731  Average listal rating (473 ratings) 5.3  IMDB Rating 5.6 
34. Cabin Fever (2002)
Film Director - Eli Roth
Rotten Tomatoes - 63%
A group of five college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals.
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People who added this item 1142  Average listal rating (718 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.6 
35. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Film Director - John Landis
Rotten Tomatoes - 88%
Two American tourists in Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.
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People who added this item 1281  Average listal rating (870 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.3 
36. The Descent (2005)
Film Director - Neil Marshall
Rotten Tomatoes - 84%
A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.

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People who added this item 333  Average listal rating (186 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.3 
37. The Changeling (1980)
Film Director - Peter Medak
Rotten Tomatoes - 79%
A man staying at a secluded historical mansion, finds his life being haunted by the presence of a spectre.
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People who added this item 3008  Average listal rating (1961 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.2 
38. Scream (1996)
Film Director - Wes Craven
Rotten Tomatoes - 83%
A killer known as "ghost face" begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the "Rules" of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.
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People who added this item 2197  Average listal rating (1484 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 7.1 
39. Cloverfield (2008)
Film Director - Matt Reeves
Rotten Tomatoes - 77%
Revolves around a monster attack in New York as told from the point of view of a small group of people.
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People who added this item 825  Average listal rating (545 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 6.9 
40. The Devil's Rejects (2005)
Film Director - Rob Zombie
Rotten Tomatoes - 53%
In Ruggsville, Texas, the police attack the house of the sadistic serial killers "Firefly" family. After most of the family escapes, Sheriff John Quincy Wydell will stop at nothing to find them.
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People who added this item 1638  Average listal rating (1029 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.4 
41. Poltergeist (1982)
Film Director - Tobe Hooper
Rotten Tomatoes - 87%
A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts.
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People who added this item 302  Average listal rating (188 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.5 
42. The House of the Devil (2009)
Film Director - Ti West
Rotten Tomatoes - 86%
In the 1980s, college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret; they plan to use her in a satanic ritual.
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People who added this item 494  Average listal rating (326 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.4 
43. Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)
Film Director - Wes Craven
Rotten Tomatoes - 79%
A demonic force has chosen Freddy Krueger as its portal to the real world. Can Heather play the part of Nancy one last time and trap the evil trying to enter our world?

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People who added this item 437  Average listal rating (258 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.4 
44. The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
Film Director - Wes Craven
Rotten Tomatoes - 64%
On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.
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People who added this item 3200  Average listal rating (2134 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.6 
45. 28 Days Later... (2002)
Film Director - Danny Boyle
Rotten Tomatoes - 88%
Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.
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People who added this item 1997  Average listal rating (1244 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
46. Let the Right One In (2008)
Film Director - Tomas Alfredson
Rotten Tomatoes - 98%
Oscar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl who turns out to be a vampire.
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People who added this item 568  Average listal rating (372 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.5 
47. Halloween II (1981)
Film Director - Rick Rosenthal
Rotten Tomatoes - 29%
Laurie Strode is rushed to the hospital, while Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt the streets for Michael Myers, who has found Laurie at the Haddonfield Hospital.
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People who added this item 1144  Average listal rating (747 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.1 
48. Hellraiser (1987)
Film Director - Clive Barker
Rotten Tomatoes - 63%
An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover, who's being chased by demons after he escaped from their sado-masochistic Hell.
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People who added this item 3695  Average listal rating (2472 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.7 
49. Saw (2004)
Film Director - James Wan
Rotten Tomatoes - 48%
With a dead body laying between them, two men wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who's been nicknamed "Jigsaw". The men must follow various rules and objectives if they wish to survive and win the deadly game set for them.
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People who added this item 2310  Average listal rating (1449 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.4 
50. Carrie (1976)
Film Director - Brian DePalma
Rotten Tomatoes - 91%
A mousy and abused girl with telekinetic powers gets pushed too far on one special night.
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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jul 20 7:20
Truly great list! Move Hostel down to #219 and it would be just about perfect ;)

Love your choices though. Curious, have you seen any of the recent French "bench-marks" in horror? ie. Inside, Martyrs, High Tension, Frontier(s)? And if so, what do ya think?
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jul 20 23:30
Nicely done! I've seen the majority of these and there's only a couple I'm not as crazy about. Very pleased to see some love for Halloween III, the original Wicker Man, and the Elm Street sequels (especially New Nightmare).
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Oct 7 15:03
Great list. I would recommend 'Session 9' to any horror fan if you haven't seen it yet.
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Jun 15 22:05
Saw is number 48 and isn't going any higher.

The grudge was god-awful.

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