Favorite Horror Film from Every Year

Some of these stretch the definition of horror considerably, and some aren't very good, because some years had pretty slim pickings. This list makes no distinction between shorts and features, I just chose the film I liked the most from each year.

  • The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots

    1

  • The Haunted Castle

    2

  • The Bewitched Inn

    3

  • The Merry Skeleton

    4

  • The Devil in a Convent

    5

  • Davey Jones' Locker

    6

  • Bluebeard

    7

  • A Trip to the Moon

    8

  • The Infernal Cakewalk

    9

  • The Mistletoe Bough

    10

  • The Black Imp

    11

  • Tit-for-Tat

    12

  • The House of Ghosts

    13

  • Legend of a Ghost

    14

  • The Sealed Room

    15

  • Frankenstein

    16

  • Dante's Inferno

    17

  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    18

  • The Student of Prague

    19

  • The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill'

    20

  • Portrait

    21

  • The Artificial Man

    22

  • Satan's Rhapsody

    23

  • The Eyes of the Mummy

    24

  • J'accuse

    25

  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    26

  • The Phantom Carriage

    27

  • Nosferatu

    28

  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    29

  • Au secours!

    30

  • The Phantom of the Opera

    31

  • A Page of Madness

    32

  • Prelude

    33

  • The Fall of the House of Usher

    34

  • Un Chien Andalou

    35

  • The Bat Whispers

    36

  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    37

  • Vampyr

    38

  • The Invisible Man

    39

  • The Black Cat

    40

  • The Bride of Frankenstein

    41

  • The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar

    42

  • Song at Midnight

    43

  • The Ghost Cat and the Mysterious Shamisen

    44

  • Son of Frankenstein

    45

  • The Invisible Man Returns

    46

  • The Wolf Man

    47

  • Cat People

    48

  • The Seventh Victim

    49

  • The Uninvited

    50

  • Dead of Night

    51

  • The Spiral Staircase

    52

  • Fireworks

    53

  • Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein

    54

  • The Queen of Spades

    55

  • Eaten Horizons

    56

  • Isabelle aux Dombes

    57

  • The White Reindeer

    58

  • House of Wax

    59

  • Godzilla

    60

  • The Night of the Hunter

    61

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    62

  • Night of the Demon

    63

  • Dracula

    64

  • The Ghost of Yotsuya

    65

  • Eyes Without a Face

    66

  • The Innocents

    67

  • Carnival of Souls

    68

  • Black Sabbath

    69

  • Kwaidan

    70

  • Repulsion

    71

  • Emotion

    72

  • Spider Baby

    73

  • Rosemary's Baby

    74

  • The Cremator

    75

  • Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

    76

  • The Shiver of the Vampires

    77

  • The Woman Who Powders Herself

    78

  • Ganja & Hess

    79

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    80

  • Atman

    81

  • Carrie

    82

  • Eraserhead

    83

  • Halloween

    84

  • Alien

    85

  • Zigeunerweisen

    86

  • Possession

    87

  • The Ravishing of Frank N. Stein

    88

  • Possibly in Michigan

    89

  • Poison for the Fairies

    90

  • Re-Animator

    91

  • The Fly

    92

  • Evil Dead II

    93

  • Alice

    94

  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man

    95

  • Jacob's Ladder

    96

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    97

  • Braindead

    98

  • Cronos

    99

  • Cemetery Man

    100