The Greatest Horror Films of All Time

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List Criteria: Vote up the best movies in the Horror genre.

Horror movies, ranked by adrenaline junkies worldwide. Anyone can vote on this CrowdRanked list, and can even add your own favorite chiller to these rankings. Ghosts, zombies, monsters or maybe just the quiet guy down the street who straps on a hockey mask for kicks; these are the movies that scare the pants off you. What are the greatest horror films ever made?

Great horror films have a long and storied history in cinema. From the earliest horror movies like 1922's 'Nosferatu,' to modern classics like the 'Saw' series, scary movies have always had a special place in the collective, twisted hearts of movie goers. Each year, new horror movies come out that are designed to terrify, with evil characters bent on death and destruction. Will they all wind up on a list of the scariest horror movies ever made? Probably not, but not for a lack of trying.

Many of the best horror films are haunted house movies, relying on the setting as a huge, spooky selling factor. Other excellent horror films rely on nausea-inducing tactics, making us recoil in terror, totally disturbed by whatever we're watching on screen. Start with all of the ones on this list, and of course, feel free to add any that might be missing.

Enjoy this list of great horror films, and remember: You can rerank this list in any order you like. Boo!
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    The Shining 
	is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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  2. 2
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    - 1,175
    Halloween 
	is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence

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  3. 3
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    - 946
    The Exorcist 
	is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

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  4. 4
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    - 789
    Psycho 
	is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

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    - 1,023
    Alien 
	is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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  6. 6
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    - 966
    A Nightmare on Elm Street 
	is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

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  7. 7
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    - 931
    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 
	is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal

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  8. 8
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    The Silence of the Lambs 
	is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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  9. 9
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    - 1,063
    The Thing 
	is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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  10. 10
    + 1,881
    - 955
    Friday the 13th 
	is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer

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    - 859
    Jaws 
	is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

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    Poltergeist 
	is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke

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  13. 13
    + 1,651
    - 748
    Night of the Living Dead 
	is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman

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    - 1,100
    Scream 
	is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

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  15. 15
    + 1,778
    - 755
    Carrie 
	is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie

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    + 1,537
    - 896
    Dawn of the Dead 
	is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico

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    Rosemary's Baby 
	is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes

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    The Omen 
	is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner

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    It 
	is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Tim Curry, Seth Green, John Ritter

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  20. 20
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    - 700
    The Evil Dead 
	is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi

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    + 1,646
    - 812
    The Ring 
	is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

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    + 1,241
    - 813
    Hellraiser 
	is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time

    often listed
    Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson, Ashley Laurence

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    + 1,542
    - 758
    28 Days Later 
	is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

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  24. 24
    + 1,533
    - 769
    Aliens 
	is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time

    ranked low on reranks
    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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  25. 25
    + 1,471
    - 729
    The Sixth Sense 
	is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton, Haley Joel Osment

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  26. 26
    + 1,520
    - 577
    Seven 
	is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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  27. 27
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    - 645
    Child's Play 
	is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon

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  28. 28
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    - 804
    An American Werewolf in London 
	is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Jenny Agutter, Frank Oz, Rik Mayall

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  29. 29
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    - 651
    Frankenstein 
	is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Boris Karloff, John Boles, Colin Clive

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  30. 30
    + 1,257
    - 702
    Saw 
	is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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  31. 31
    + 1,299
    - 666
    The Amityville Horror 
	is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger

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  32. 32
    + 1,258
    - 690
    Pet Sematary 
	is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Stephen King, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby

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  33. 33
    + 1,153
    - 456
    Misery 
	is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time

    ranked low on reranks
    Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates, James Caan

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  34. 34
    + 967
    - 718
    Nosferatu 
	is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Max Schreck, John Gottowt, Alexander Granach

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  35. 35
    + 1,173
    - 793
    Evil Dead II 
	is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi

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  36. 36
    + 1,009
    - 548
    The Birds 
	is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette

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  37. 37
    + 857
    - 244
    The Conjuring 
	is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time

    ranked low on reranks & added by ChangesDownClub
    Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Joey King

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  38. 38
    + 979
    - 752
    The Fly 
	is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg

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  39. 39
    + 793
    - 487
    Dracula 
	is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Bela Lugosi, Tod Browning, Carla Laemmle

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  40. 40
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    - 465
    Insidious 
	is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson

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    + 1,047
    - 725
    The Hills Have Eyes 
	is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Emilie de Ravin, Vinessa Shaw, Ted Levine

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  42. 42
    + 1,009
    - 647
    The Lost Boys 
	is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

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    - 598
    From Dusk till Dawn 
	is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

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  44. 44
    + 893
    - 609
    Candyman 
	is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Vanessa A. Williams

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  45. 45
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    - 646
    Bram Stoker's Dracula 
	is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

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  46. 46
    + 876
    - 440
    Jeepers Creepers 
	is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Victor Salva

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  47. 47
    + 902
    - 559
    Dawn of the Dead 
	is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell, Kevin Zegers

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  48. 48
    + 701
    - 462
    Halloween II 
	is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Jamie Lee Curtis, Dana Carvey, Kyle Richards

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  49. 49
    + 811
    - 565
    The Others 
	is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

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  50. 50
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    - 496
    Children of the Corn 
	is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Horror Films of All Time


    Linda Hamilton, Peter Horton, R. G. Armstrong

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