Category: top 50 horror

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10. Dawn of the Dead

directed by George Romero Very few horror movies actually make you feel like you’ve gone somewhere, but George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead definitely takes viewers on a journey. Whereas most movies in the genre are about the beginning of...

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12. Scream

directed by Wes Craven Scream is both a deconstruction of the horror genre and a successful entrant into the genre. While the horror elements and gore of the film holds up well overtime, Scream’s tone is very much a product...

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14. The Fly

directed by David Cronenberg How can something be scary, disgusting, and so very sad all at the same time?  Somehow, David Cronenberg manages to pull it off with his remake of The Fly.  The story of a shy, charming scientist...

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15. Let the Right One In

directed by Tomas Alfredson No less a leading light than Stephen King identified terror “as the finest emotion”, a pinpoint that requires extremely delicate artistry to achieve.  Let the Right One In is powerful vindication of his definition, an extremely...

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16. The Cabin in the Woods

directed by Drew Goddard Five young, good-looking college students go out into the woods to spend the weekend at a cabin. Sounds familiar? It should. In a lot of ways The Cabin in the Woods is the horror movie of...

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17. Audition

directed by Takashi Miike Though it absolutely deserves the attention, it’s always a bit of a shame that Takashi Miike’s Audition makes a lot of lists like these. With its surprising turns and unique narrative construction, it is a film...

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18. Bride of Frankenstein

directed by James Whale The original Frankenstein was one of the first true horror masterpieces, an incredible meditation, if such a word can be used, on crime and punishment and the genesis of human depravity.  Bride of Frankenstein pushed the...

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19. An American Werewolf in London

directed by John Landis One of three werewolf movies to be released in 1981 (the others being Joe Dante’s The Howling and Michael Wadleigh’s Wolfen), John Landis’ An American Werewolf in London stands head and shoulders above the pack with its tight...