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The Ultimate Guide to Horror Subgenres

This list is dedicated to Randy from Scream, everyone's favorite horror movie expert.

All info taken from this article by Horror on Screen over at Popcorn Horror, plus my own experiences watching horror movies.

This list tries to include every subgenre that exists within the horror genre, both broad (like Slasher) and specific (like Creepy Kids).

Please add your input! Whether that be subgenres I missed, some info you think I should add, or your favorite films in each subgenre!

And check out my list of every horror movie I've ever watched, complete with my recommendations and subgenre classifications.

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  • Scream
  • Suspiria
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • The Cabin in the Woods
  • You're Next
  • I Spit on Your Grave
  • Saw
  • Cannibal Holocaust
  • A Serbian Film
  • Frankenstein
  • Troll 2
  • Alien
  • Godzilla
  • The Birds
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • Fright Night
  • A Quiet Place
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • 28 Days Later
  • Ju-on: The Grudge
  • The Amityville Horror
  • The Exorcist
  • The Evil Dead
  • The Witch
  • Carrie
  • The Shining
  • Psycho
  • Buried
  • The Fly
  • Green Room
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
  • Crimson Peak
  • Dracula
  • Children of the Corn
  • Child's Play
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • One Missed Call