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100+ ESSENTIAL HORROR FILMS

list of popular/cult classic horror films as well as some perosnal favorites throughout different eras of the genre. feel free to drop some you feel should be included!

  • Nosferatu
  • Dracula
  • Frankenstein
  • Freaks
  • The Bride of Frankenstein
  • Godzilla
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon
  • Psycho
  • The Birds
  • The Haunting
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • The Exorcist
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Black Christmas
  • Jaws
  • The Omen
  • Carrie
  • The Town That Dreaded Sundown
  • Suspiria
  • The Hills Have Eyes
  • Halloween
  • Day of the Woman
  • Alien
  • The Amityville Horror
  • When a Stranger Calls
  • Friday the 13th
  • The Shining
  • Prom Night
  • My Bloody Valentine
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • The Evil Dead
  • Poltergeist
  • The Thing
  • The Slumber Party Massacre
  • Sleepaway Camp
  • Children of the Corn
  • Gremlins
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Fright Night
  • The Fly
  • Predator
  • Hellraiser
  • Child's Play
  • Pet Sematary
  • It
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Candyman
  • Leprechaun
  • The Craft
  • Scream
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer
  • Urban Legend
  • The Faculty
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • American Psycho
  • Final Destination
  • Cherry Falls
  • Ginger Snaps
  • Valentine
  • Jeepers Creepers
  • The Ring
  • 28 Days Later
  • Wrong Turn
  • Saw
  • House of Wax
  • The Descent
  • Hostel
  • Silent Hill
  • Paranormal Activity
  • The Strangers
  • Martyrs
  • Coraline
  • Drag Me to Hell
  • Orphan
  • Jennifer's Body
  • Zombieland
  • Black Swan
  • Insidious
  • You're Next
  • The Cabin in the Woods
  • Sinister
  • Mama
  • The Conjuring
  • The Purge
  • The Babadook
  • It Follows
  • As Above, So Below
  • The Witch
  • The Final Girls
  • The Visit
  • Hush
  • Train to Busan
  • The Neon Demon
  • The Shallows
  • Split
  • Get Out
  • mother!
  • Happy Death Day
  • The Babysitter