Top 200 Horror Movies (2019 Edition)

1 - The Descent (2006)

A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.

Directed by Neil Marshall
Written by Neil Marshall
Starring Shauna Macdonald and Natalie Mendoza
Genre: Survival, Creatures

2 - The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

Two siblings and three of their friends en route to visit their grandfather's grave in Texas end up falling victim to a family of cannibalistic psychopaths.

Directed by Tobe Hooper
Written by Kim Henkel and Tobe Hooper
Starring Marilyn Burns and Allen Danziger
Genre: Slasher, Cannibalism

3 - The Exorcist (1973)

When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

Directed by William Friedkin
Written by William Peter Blatty (from the novel by William Peter Blatty)
Starring Ellen Burstyn, Jason Miller and Linda Blair
Genre: Possession, Demons

4 - The Ring (2002)

A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it.

Directed by Gore Verbinski
Written by Ehren Kruger (from the novel by Koji Suzuki)
Starring Naomi Watts and Martin Henderson
Genre: Supernatural Mystery, Curses

5 - Halloween (1978)

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again.

Directed by John Carpenter
Written by John Carpenter and Debra Hill
Starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis
Genre: Slasher

6 - The Shining (1980)

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Written by Stanley Kubrick and Diane Johnson (from the novel by Stephen King)
Starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall
Genre: Hauntings, Paranormal

7 - The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.

Directed by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez
Written by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez
Starring Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard and Michel C. Williams
Genre: Handheld, Witchcraft, Woods

8 - Black Sunday (La Maschera del demonio) (1960)

A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch's beautiful look-alike descendant, with only the girl's brother and a handsome doctor standing in her way.

Directed by Mario Bava
Written by Ennio De Concini and Mario Serandrei (from a tale by Nikolay Gogol)
Starring Barbara Steele, John Richardson and Andrea Checchi
Genre: Witchcraft

9 - The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer.

Directed by Rupert Julian
Written by Frank M. McCormack, Elliot J. Clawson and Raymond L. Schrock (from the novel by Gaston Leroux)
Starring Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin and Norman Kerry
Genre: Hauntings, Madmen, Silent Film, Gothic

10 - I Walked With a Zombie (1943)

A Canadian nurse is hired to care for the wife of a sugar plantation owner, who has been acting strangely, on a Caribbean island.

Directed by Jacques Tourneur
Written by Curt Siodmak and Ardel Wray (from a story by Inez Wallace)
Starring Frances Dee, James Ellison and Tom Conway
Genre: Zombies, Voodoo

11 - The Haunting (1963)

A scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon begins to lose her mind.

Directed by Robert Wise
Written by Nelson Gidding (from the novel by Shirley Jackson)
Starring Julie Harris, Claire Bloom and Richard Johnson
Genre: Hauntings, Ghosts

12 - Night of the Living Dead (1968)

The nation panics as the dead suddenly come back to life. A group of survivors barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these bloodthirsty, flesh-eating monsters.

Directed by George A. Romero
Written by John A. Russo and George A. Romero
Starring Duane Jones and Judith O'Dea
Genre: Zombies

13 - Jaws (1975)

A local sheriff, a marine biologist and an old seafarer team up to hunt down a great white shark wreaking havoc in a beach resort.

Directed by Steven Spielberg
Written by Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb (from the novel by Peter Benchley)
Starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss
Genre: Sharks

14 - Alien (1979)

After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

Directed by Ridley Scott
Written by Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett
Starring Sigourney Weaver and Tom Skerritt
Genre: Aliens, Space

15 - John Carpenter's The Thing (1982)

A crew in Antarctica finds a neighboring camp destroyed and its crew dead. Whatever killed them is nowhere to be found, unless it's hidden in plain sight.

Directed by John Carpenter
Written by Bill Lancaster (from the story by John W. Campbell Jr.)
Starring Kurt Russell and Wilford Brimley
Genre: Aliens, Shape-shifters

16 - Scream (1996)

A killer known as "Ghostface" begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the "rules" of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.

Directed by Wes Craven
Written by Kevin Williamson
Starring Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette
Genre: Slasher, Parody

17 - Hellraiser (1987)

An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.

Directed by Clive Barker
Written by Clive Barker
Starring Ashley Laurence, Andrew Robinson and Clare Higgins
Genre: Demons, Gore

18 - A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

The monstrous spirit of a slain janitor seeks revenge by invading the dreams of teenagers whose parents were responsible for his untimely death.

Directed by Wes Craven
Written by Wes Craven
Starring Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund and Johnny Depp
Genre: Nightmares, Demons

19 - Aliens (1986)

Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?

Directed by James Cameron
Written by James Cameron, David Giler and Walter Hill
Starring Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn and Michael Biehn
Genre: Aliens, Space, Sequel

20 - Psycho (1960)

A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Written by Joseph Stefano (from the novel by Robert Bloch)
Starring Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles and Janet Leigh
Genre: Slasher, Madmen

21 - It Follows (2014)

A young woman is followed by an unknown supernatural force after a sexual encounter.

Directed by David Robert Mitchell
Written by David Robert Mitchell
Starring Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist and Olivia Luccardi
Genre: Supernatural

22 - Night of the Demons (1989)

Ten teenagers party at an abandoned funeral parlor on Halloween night. When an evil force awakens, demonic spirits keep them from leaving and turn their gathering into a living Hell.

Directed by Kevin S. Tenney
Written by Joe Augustyn
Starring Cathy Podewell, Amelia Kinkade, Linnea Quigley and Alvin Alexis
Genre: Demons, Hauntings, Possession

23 - Rosemary's Baby (1968)

A young couple moves in to an apartment only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.

Directed by Roman Polanski
Written by Roman Polanski (from the novel by Ira Levin)
Starring Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes
Genre: Psychological Horror, Witchcraft

24 - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.

Director: Don Siegel
Written by Daniel Mainwaring (from the serial by Jack Finney)
Starring Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter
Genre: Aliens, Doppelgangers, Conspiracies

25 - Evil Dead II (1987)

The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holes up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack.

Directed by Sam Raimi
Written by Sam Raimi and Scott Spiegel
Starring Bruce Campbell and Sarah Berry
Genre: Demons, Possession, Horror Comedy, Gore, Woods

26 - An American Werewolf in London (1981)

Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

Directed by John Landis
Written by John Landis
Starring David Naughton, Jenny Agutter and Joe Belcher
Genre: Werewolves

27 - The Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)

A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study.

Directed by Jack Arnold
Written by Harry Essex, Arthur A. Ross and Maurice Zimm
Starring Richard Carlson, Julie Adams and Richard Denning
Genre: Creatures

28 - Dracula (1931)

The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina.

Directed by Tod Browning
Written by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston (from the play by Garrett Fort, from the novel by Bram Stoker)
Starring Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler and David Manners
Genre: Vampires, Gothic

29 - The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)

In fifteenth century Paris, the brother of the archdeacon plots with the gypsy king to foment a peasant revolt. Meanwhile, a freakish hunchback falls in love with the gypsy queen.

Directed by Wallace Worsley
Written by Perley Poore Sheehan and Edward T. Lowe Jr. (from the novel by Victor Hugo)
Starring Lon Chaney and Patsy Ruth Miller
Genre: Madmen, Silent Film, Gothic

30 - The Serpent and the Rainbow (1987)

An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies.

Directed by Wes Craven
Written by Richard Maxwell and A.R. Simoun (from the book by Wade Davis)
Starring Bill Pullman, Cathy Tyson and Zakes Mokae
Genre: Zombies, Voodoo

31 - Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate.

Directed by James Whale
Written by William Hurlbut and John L. Balderston (from the novel by Mary Shelley)
Starring Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester and Colin Clive
Genre: Frankenstein, Madmen, Gothic, Sequel

32 - Inferno (1980)

An American college student in Rome and his sister in New York investigate a series of killings in both locations where their resident addresses are the domain of two covens of witches.

Directed by Dario Argento
Written by Dario Argento
Starring Leigh McCloskey, Irene Miracle and Eleonora Giorgi
Genre: Witches, Slasher, Paranormal

33 - Scream 2 (1997)

Two years after the first series of murders, a new psychopath dons the Ghostface costume and a new string of killings begins.

Directed by Wes Craven
Written by Kevin Williamson
Starring Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette
Genre: Slasher, Parody, Sequel

34 - Diabolique (1955)

The wife and mistress of a loathed school principal hatch a plan to murder him while having the perfect alibi. They carry out the plan...but then his body disappears.

Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot
Written by Henri-Georges Clouzot, Jerome Geronimi, Rene Masson and Frederic Grendel (from the novel by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejak)
Starring Simone Signoret and Vera Clouzot
Genre: Psychological Horror, Mystery

35 - The Cat and the Canary (1927)

Relatives of an eccentric millionaire gather in his spooky mansion on the twentieth anniversary of his death for the reading of his will.

Directed by Paul Leni
Written by Robert F. Hill and Alfred A. Cohn (from the play by John Willard)
Starring Annabelle West and Paul Jones
Genre: Haunted House, Mystery, Silent Film

36 - Eyes Without a Face (1960)

A surgeon causes an accident which leaves his daughter disfigured, and goes to extremes to give her a new face.

Directed by Georges Franju
Written by Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac, Jean Redon and Clause Stautet (from the novel by Jean Redon)
Starring Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli and Juliette Mayniel
Genre: Madmen

37 - The Wolf Man (1941)

A practical man returns to his homeland, is attacked by a creature of folklore, and infected with a horrific disease his disciplined mind tells him can not possibly exist.

Directed by George Waggner
Written by Curt Siodmak
Starring Lon Chaney Jr., Claude Rains, Warren William and Evelyn Ankers
Genre: Werewolves, Curses

38 - Frankenstein (1931)

Henry Frankenstein is a doctor who is trying to discover a way to make the dead walk. He succeeds and creates a monster that has to deal with living again.

Directed by James Whale
Written by Garrett Fort, Francis Edward Faragoh and John L. Balderston (from the play by Peggy Webling, from the novel by Mary Shelley)
Starring Colin Clive, Mae Clarke and Boris Karloff
Genre: Frankenstein, Gothic

39 - Gerald's Game (2017)

While trying to spice up their marriage in their remote lake house, Jessie must fight to survive when her husband dies unexpectedly, leaving her handcuffed to their bed frame.

Directed by Mike Flanagan
Written by Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard (from the novel by Stephen King)
Starring Carla Gugina and Bruce Greenwood
Genre: Survival Horror, Psychological Horror

40 - The Masque of the Red Death (1964)

A European prince terrorizes the local peasantry while using his castle as a refuge against the "Red Death" plague that stalks the land.

Directed by Roger Corman
Written by Charles Beaumont and R. Wright Campbell (from the story by Edgar Allen Poe)
Starring Vincent Price, Hazel Court and Jane Asher
Genre: Madmen, Gothic, Supernatural

41 - Funny Games (1997)

Two violent young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.

Directed by Michael Haneke
Written by Michael Haneke
Starring Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Muhe and Arno Frisch
Genre: Home Invasion

42 - Nosferatu (eine Symphonie des Grauens) (1922)

Wisbourg, Germany based estate agent Knock dispatches his associate, Hutter, to Count Orlok's castle in Transylvania as the Count wants to purchase an isolated house in Wisbourg.

 Directed by F.W. Murnau
Written by Henrik Galeen (from the novel by Bram Stoker)
Starring Max Schreck, Alexander Granach and Gustav von Wangenheim
Genre: Vampires, Gothic, Silent Film

43 - Hostel (2006)

Three backpackers head to a Slovak city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.

Directed by Eli Roth
Written by Eli Roth
Starring Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson and Eythor Gudjonsson
Genre: Torture, Body Horror

44 - Onibaba (1964)

Two women kill samurai and sell their belongings for a living. While one of them is having an affair with their neighbor, the other woman meets a mysterious samurai wearing a bizarre mask.

Directed by Kineto Shindo
Written by Kineto Shindo
Starring Nobuko Otowa, Jitsuko Yoshimura and Kei Sato
Genre: Demons, Supernatural

45 - The Fly (1958)

A scientist has a horrific accident when he tries to use his newly invented teleportation device.

Directed by Kurt Neumann
Written by James Clavell (from the story by George Langelaan)
Starring David Hedison, Patricia Owens and Vincent Price
Genre: Body Horror

46 - Tales From the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)

A sinister but charming demon desires an ancient key whose guardian has taken refuge in a boarding house in New Mexico.

Directed by Ernest R. Dickerson
Written by Ethan Reiff, Cyrus Voris and Mark Bishop
Starring Billy Zane, William Sadler and Jada Pinkett Smith
Genre: Demons, Horror Comedy, Gore

47 - High Tension (Switchblade Romance) (2005)

Best friends Marie and Alexia decide to spend a quiet weekend at Alexia's parents' secluded farmhouse. But on the night of their arrival, the girls' idyllic getaway turns into an endless night of horror.

Directed by Alexandre Aja
Written by Alexandre Aja and Gregory Levasseur
Starring Cecile de France, Maiwenn and Philippe Nahon
Genre: Home Invasion

48 - Suspiria (1977)

An American newcomer to a prestigious German ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of grisly murders.

Directed by Dario Argento

Written by Dario Argento and Daria Nicolodi
Starring Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini and Flavio Bucci
Genre: Slasher, Witches, Paranormal

49 - The Evil Dead (1981)

Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.

Directed by Sam Raimi

Written by Sam Raimi
Starring Bruce Campbell,
Genre: Demons, Possession, Gore, Woods

50 - Dawn of the Dead (2004)

A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.

Directed by Zach Snyder
Written by George A. Romero and James Gunn
Starring Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames and Mekhi Phifer
Genre: Zombies, Remake

51 - Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)

A demonic force has chosen Freddy Krueger as its portal to the real world. Can Heather Langenkamp play the part of Nancy one last time and trap the evil trying to enter our world?

Directed by Wes Craven
Written by Wes Craven
Starring Heather Langenkamp and Robert Englund
Genre: Nightmares, Demons, Sequels, Horror Comedy

52 - Creepshow (1982)

An anthology which tells five terrifying tales based on the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s.

Directed by George A. Romero
Written by Stephen King
Starring Hal Halbrook, Leslie Nielsen, Adrienne Barbeau, Ed Harris Carrie Nye, Ted Danson and Stephen King
Genre: Anthology, Zombies, Body Horror

53 - Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.

Directed by George A. Romero
Written by George A. Romero
Starring David Emge, Ken Foree and Scott H. Reiniger
Genre: Zombies

54 - Godzilla (Gojira) (1954)

American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast.

Directed by Ishiro Honda
Written by Takeo Murata, Ishiro Honda and Shigeru Kayama
Starring Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata and Akira Takarada
Genre: Kaiju

55 - Misery (1990)

After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.

Directed by Rob Reiner
Written by William Goldman (from the novel by Stephen King)
Starring James Caan and Kathy Bates
Genre: Madmen, Captivity

56 - Martyrs (2008)

A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.

Directed by Pascal Laugier
Written by Pascal Laugier
Starring Morjana Alaoui, Mylene Jampanoi and Catherine Begin
Genre: Torture, Home Invasion, Revenge

57 - Under the Skin (2013)

A mysterious young woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. However, events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery.

Directed by Jonathan Glazer
Written by Walter Campbell and Jonathan Glazer (based on the novel by Michel Faber)
Starring Scarlett Johansson
Genre: Aliens

58 - The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

A doctor, scientist, organist, and biblical scholar, Anton Phibes, seeks revenge on the nine doctors he considers responsible for his wife's death.

Directed by Robert Fuest
Written by James Whiton and William Goldstein
Starring Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten, Hugh Griffith and Virginia North
Genre: Mystery, Madmen, Revenge

59 - Wolf Creek (2005)

Three backpackers stranded in the Australian outback are plunged in a hellish nightmare of insufferable torture by a sadistic psychopathic local.

Directed by Greg McLean
Written by Greg McLean
Starring Nathan Phillips, Cassandra Magrath and Kestie Morassi
Genre: Madmen, Torture

60 - Poltergeist (1982)

A young family are visited by ghosts in their home. At first the ghosts appear friendly, moving objects around the house to the amusement of everyone, before they turn nasty and start to terrorize the family.

Directed by Tobe Hooper
Written by Steven Spielberg, Michael Grais and Mark Victor
Starring JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke and Craig T. Nelson
Genre: Hauntings, Ghosts, Paranormal

61 - Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)

Three distinguished English gentlemen accidentally resurrect Count Dracula, killing a disciple of his in the process. The Count seeks to avenge his dead servant by making the trio die at the hands of their own children.

Directed by Peter Sasdy
Written by Anthony Hinds
Starring Christopher Lee, Geoffrey Keen and Gwen Watford
Genre: Vampires, Sequel

62 - Let the Right One In (2008)

Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl.

Directed by Tomas Alfredson, 
Written by John Ajvide Lindqvist (from the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist)
Starring Kare Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson and Per Ragnar
Genre: Vampires

63 - Audition (1999)

A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be.

Directed by Takashi Miike
Written by Daisuke Tengan (from the novel by Ryu Murakami)
Starring Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina and Tetsu Sawaki
Genre: Madmen, Mystery, Torture

64 - Repulsion (1965)

A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence.

Directed by Roman Polanski
Written by Roman Polanski, Gerard Brach and David Stone
Starring Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry and John Fraser
Genre: Psychological Horror

65 - A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.

Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour
Written by Ana Lily Amirpour
Starring Sheila Vand and Arash Marandi
Genre: Vampires

66 - Black Sabbath (1963)

Boris Karloff hosts a trio of horror stories concerning a stalked call girl, a patriarch who has become a vampire-like monster, and a nurse who is haunted by her ring's rightful owner.

Directed by Mario Bava
Written by Marcello Fondato, Alberto Bevilacqua and Mario Bava (from the stories by Anton Chekhov, Aleksei Tolstoy and Guy de Maupassant)
Starring Michele Mercier, Lidia Alfonsi and Vincent Price
Genre: Anthology, Vampires, Ghosts, Hauntings

67 - Daughters of Darkness (1971)

A newlywed couple are passing through a vacation resort. Their paths cross with a mysterious, strikingly beautiful countess and her aide.

Directed by Harry Kumel
Written by Pierre Drouot, Harry Kumel and Jean Ferry
Starring Delphine Seyrig, John Karlen, Danielle Ouimet and Andrea Rau
Genre: Mystery, Vampires

68 - Carnival of Souls (1962)

After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival.

Directed by Herk Harvey
Written by John Clifford
Starring Candace Hilligoss, Frances Feist and Sidney Berger
Genre: Psychological Horror

69 - 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

Directed by Dan Trachtenberg
Written by Josh Campbell, Matthew Struecken and Damien Chazelle
Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman and John Gallagher Jr.
Genre: Psychological Horror, Captivity, Plague, Aliens

70 - The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.

Directed by Jonathan Demme
Written by Ted Tally (from the novel by Thomas Harris)
Starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins
Genre: Serial Killer, Cannibalism, Madmen

71 - Inside (2007)

Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.

Directed by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury
Written by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury
Starring Alysson Paradis, Jean-Baptiste Tabourin and Claude Lule
Genre: Home Invasion, Madmen

72 - Friday the 13th (2009)

A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions.

Directed by Marcus Nispel
Written by Damian Shannon, Mark Swift and Mark Wheaton
Starring Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti and Derek Mears
Genre: Slasher, Remake

73 - Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

A New York City doctor, who is married to an art curator, pushes himself on a harrowing and dangerous night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife admits that she once almost cheated on him.

Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Written by Stanley Kubrick and Frederic Raphael (from the novel by Arthur Schnitzler)
Starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
Genre: Psychological Horror, Cult

74 - Cabin In the Woods (2011)

Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

Directed by Drew Goddard
Written by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard
Starring Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison and Fran Kranz
Genre: Horror Comedy, Creatures, Woods

75 - The Neon Demon (2016)

An aspiring model is new to Los Angeles. However, her beauty and youth, which generate intense fascination and jealousy within the fashion industry, may prove themselves sinister.

Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
Written by Nicolas Winding Refn, Mary Laws and Polly Stenham
Starring Elle Fanning, Karl Glusman, Christina Hendricks and Keanu Reeves
Genre: Psychological Horror

76 - The Bird With the Crystal Plumage (1970)

In Italy, the American writer Sam Dalmas witnesses an attempt of murder on the owner of an art gallery a couple of days before returning home. An inspector in charge of investigating the three previous murderers of the serial-killer, asks Dalmas for help.

Directed by Dario Argento
Written by Dario Argento
Starring Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall and Enrico Maria Salerno
Genre: Giallo, Slasher, Mystery, Serial Killer

77 - Get Out (2017)

A young African-American visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.

Directed by Jordan Peele
Written by Jordan Peele
Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford and Catherine Keener
Genre: Conspiracies, Psychological Horror, Madmen

78 - Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

Loosely based on serial killer Henry Lee Lucas, the film follows Henry and his roommate Otis who Henry introduces to murdering randomly selected people.

Directed by John McNaughton
Written by Richard Fire and John McNaughton
Starring Michael Rooker, Tracy Arnold and Tom Towles
Genre: Serial Killers

79 - The Birds (1963)

A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Written by Evan Hunter (from the story by Daphne Du Maurier)
Starring Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren and Jessica Tandy
Genre: Nature, Creatures

80 - Gremlins (1984)

A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

Directed by Joe Dante
Written by Chris Columbus
Starring Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates and Hoyt Axton
Genre: Horror Comedy, Creatures

81 - The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

An insane hunter arranges for a ship to be wrecked on an island where he can indulge in some sort of hunting and killing of the passengers.

Directed by Irving Pichel and Ernest B. Schoedsack
Written by James Ashmore Creelman (from the story by Richard Connell)
Starring Joel McCrea, Fay Wray and Leslie Banks
Genre: Madmen

82 - Don't Breathe (2016)

Hoping to walk away with a massive fortune, a trio of thieves break into the house of a blind man who isn't as helpless as he seems.

Directed by Fede Alvarez
Written by Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues
Starring Stephen Lang, Jane Levy and Dylan Minnette
Genre: Home Invasion, Madmen

83 - Scream 4 (2011)

Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer.

Directed by Wes Craven
Written by Kevin Williamson
Starring Neve Campbell, Couteney Cox, David Arquette and Emma Roberts
Genre: Horror Comedy, Slasher, Sequel

84 - 28 Weeks Later (2007)

Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. Not everything goes to plan.

Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Written by Rowan Joffe, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Enrique Lopez Lavigne and Jesus Olmo
Starring Jeremy Renner, Rose Byrne, Robert Carlyle and Idris Elba
Genre: Zombies, Plague, Sequel

85 - 30 Days of Night (2007)

After an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires.

Directed by David Slade
Written by Steve Niles, Stuart Beattie and Brian Nelson (from the graphic novel by Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith)
Starring Josh Hartnett, Melissa George and Danny Huston
Genre: Vampires

86 - Black Christmas (1974)

During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger.

Directed by Bob Clark
Written by Roy Moore
Starring Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea and Margot Kidder
Genre: Slasher, Christmas

87 - The Strangers (2008)

A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants.

Directed by Brian Bertino
Written by Brian Bertino
Starring Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman
Genre: Home Invasion

88 - The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

A suburban American family is being stalked by a group of psychotic people who live in the desert, far away from civilization.

Directed by Alexandre Aja
Written by Alexandre Aja and Gregory Levasseur (from the film by Wes Craven)
Starring Ted Levine, Kathleen Quinlan and Dan Byrd
Genre: Madmen, Cannibalism, Remake

89 - The Girl Who Knew Too Much (The Evil Eye) (1963)

A tourist witnesses a murder and finds herself caught up in a series of bloody killings.

Directed by Mario Bava
Written by Ennio De Concini, Sergio Corbucci, Eliana De Sabata, Mino Guerrini, Franco Prosperi and Mario Bava
Starring Leticia Roman, John Saxon and Valentina Cortese
Genre: Giallo, Serial Killers, Mystery

90 - The Blood Lands (White Settlers) (2014)

It's Ed and Sarah's first night at their new home - an isolated farmhouse on the Scottish borders. This should be a new beginning away from their stressful London lives. But as darkness falls, Sarah suspects they're not alone.

Directed by Simeon Halligan
Written by Ian Fenton
Starring Pollyanna McIntosh and Lee Williams
Genre: Home Invasion

91 - Pet Sematary (1989)

Behind a young family's home in Maine is a terrible secret that holds the power of life after death. When tragedy strikes, the threat of that power soon becomes undeniable.

Directed by Mary Lambert
Written by Stephen King (from the novel by Stephen King)
Starring Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby and Fred Gwynne
Genre: Zombies, Paranormal

92 - Visiting Hours (1982)

A deranged, misogynistic killer assaults a journalist. When he discovers that she survived the attack, he follows her to the hospital to finish her off.

Directed by Jean-Claude Lord
Written by Brian Taggert
Starring Lee Grant, Michael Ironside, Linda Purl and William Shatner
Genre: Madmen, Home Invasion

93 - Lost Highway (1997)

After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife.

Directed by David Lynch
Written by David Lynch and Barry Gifford
Starring Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette and 
Genre: Paranormal, Mystery, Doppelgangers

94 - Insidious (2010)

A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.

Directed by James Wan
Written by Leigh Whannell
Starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne and Ty Simpkins
Genre: Hauntings, Possession, Ghosts

95 - Paranormal Activity (2007)

After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.

Directed by Oren Peli
Written by Oren Peli
Starring Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat and Mark Fredrichs
Genre: Hauntings, Handheld, Paranormal, Possession

96 - The Conjuring (2013)

Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

Directed by James Wan
Written by Chad Hayes and Carey W. Hayes
Starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor and Ron Livingston
Genre: Paranormal, Hauntings, Possession, Demons

97 - Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man.

Directed by Charles Barton
Written by Robert Lees, Frederic I. Rinaldo and John Grant
Starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi and Glenn Strange
Genre: Horror Comedy, Vampires, Werewolves, Frankenstein, Sequel

98 - The Broken (2008)

On a busy street in London, Gina, a successful radiologist, thinks she sees herself drive past in her own car. Stunned by this strange event, Gina follows the mystery woman up to her apartment.

Directed by Sean Ellis
Written by Sean Ellis
Starring Lena Headey, Ulrich Thomsen and Melvil Poupaud
Genre: Doppelgangers, Mystery, Paranormal

99 - The Awakening (2011)

In 1921, England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. Everything she believes unravels as the 'missing' begin to show themselves.

Directed by Nick Murphy
Written by Stephen Volk and Nick Murphy
Starring Rebecca Hall, Dominic West and Imelda Staunton
Genre: Hauntings, Ghosts, Paranormal

100 - Annihilation (2018)

A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.

Directed by Alex Garland
Written by Alex Garland (from the novel by Jeff VanderMeer)
Starring Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez and Oscar Isaac
Genre: Creatures, Science Fiction

101 - Hereditary (2018)

After the family matriarch passes away, a grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences, and begin to unravel dark secrets.

Directed by Ari Aster
Written by Ari Aster
Starring Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne and Alex Wolff
Genre: Conspiracy Theories, Witchcraft

102 - Pumpkinhead (1988)

After a tragic accident, a man conjures up a towering, vengeful demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy a group of unsuspecting teenagers.

Directed by Stan Winston
Written by Mark Patrick Carducci, Gary Gerani, Stan Winston and Richard Weinman (from the poem by Ed Justin)
Starring Lance Henriksen, Jeff East, Kimberly Ross and John D'Aquino
Genre: Creatures, Witchcraft, Revenge

103 - Carrie (1976)

Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.

Directed by Brian De Palmo
Written by Lawrence D. Cohen (from the novel by Stephen King)
Starring Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie and Amy Irving
Genre: Revenge, Paranormal

104 - I Spit On Your Grave (1978)

An aspiring writer is raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.

Directed by Meir Zarchi
Written by Meir Zarchi
Starring Camille Keaton, Eron Tabor and Richard Pace
Genre: Revenge, Home Invasion

105 - The Unnamable (1988)

High school students check out a haunted house where an ugly monster called "The Unnamable" was trapped in a vault in the 19th century.

Directed by Jean-Paul Ouellette
Written by Jean-Paul Ouellette (from the story by H.P. Lovecraft)
Starring Charles Klausmeyer, Mark Kinsey Stephenson and Alexandra Durrell
Genre: Creatures

106 - The Fly (1986)

A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.

Directed by David Cronenberg
Written by Charles Edward Pogue and David Cronenberg (from the story by George Langelaan)
Starring Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis and John Getz
Genre: Body Horror, Remake

107 - The Babadook (2014)

A widowed mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

Directed by Jennifer Kent
Written by Jennifer Kent
Starring Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman and Daniel Henshall
Genre: Psychological Horror

108 - The VVitch (2015)

A family in 1630's New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.

Directed by Robert Eggers
Written by Robert Eggers
Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson and Kate Dickie
Genre: Witchcraft, Woods

109 - Evil Dead (2013)

Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods.

Directed by Fede Alvarez
Written by Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues (from the movie by Sam Raimi)
Starring Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez and Jessica Lucas
Genre: Remake, Hauntings, Possession, Demons, Gore

110 - The Innocents (1961)

A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.

Directed by Jack Clayton
Written by William Archibald and Truman Capote (from the story by Henry James)
Starring Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde and Megs Jenkins
Genre: Ghosts, Psychological Horror

111 - Friday the 13th Part II (1981)

Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the infamous place is stalked by an unknown assailant.

Directed by Steve Miner
Written by Ron Kurz and Victor Miller
Starring Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel and John Furey
Genre: Slasher, Sequel

112 - Cloverfield (2008)

A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack.

Directed by Matt Reeves
Written by Drew Goddard
Starring Mike Vogel, Jessica Lucas and Lizzy Caplan
Genre: Handheld, Kaiju, Aliens

113 - 28 Days Later (2002)

Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.

Directed by Danny Boyle
Written by Alex Garland
Starring Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris and Christopher Eccleston
Genre: Zombies, Plague

114 - Son of Frankenstein (1939)

One of the sons of Frankenstein finds his father's monster in a coma and revives him, only to find out he is controlled by Ygor, bent on revenge.

Directed by Rowland V. Lee
Written by Wyllis Cooper (from the novel by Mary Shelley)
Starring Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone and Bela Lugosi
Genre: Frankenstein, Sequel

115 - Let Me In (2010)

A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian.

Directed by Matt Reeves
Written by Matt Reeves (from the screenplay and novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist)
Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Grace Moretz and Richard Jenkins
Genre: Vampires, Remakes

116 - The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders.

Directed by Robert Wiene
Written by Carl Meyer and Hans Janowitz
Starring Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt and Friedrich Feher
Genre: Madmen, Hypnotism, Silent Film

117 - Green Room (2015)

A punk rock band is forced to fight for survival after witnessing a murder at a neo-Nazi skinhead bar.

Directed by Jeremy Saulnier
Written by Jeremy Saulnier
Starring Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat and Patrick Stewart
Genre: Thriller, Gore

118 - Halloween (2007)

After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution and immediately returns to Haddonfield to find his baby sister, Laurie.

Directed by Rob Zombie
Written by Rob Zombie, John Carpenter and Debra Hill
Starring Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell and Tyler Mane
Genre: Slasher, Remake

119 - Subspecies (1991)

The evil vampire villain Radu returns to his hometown Prejnar, after spending years in exile. He steals the precious blood stone which is said to be bleeding from all saints, from his father and kills him. Meanwhile two American schoolgirls team up with a local girl for work on Romanian culture. Radu becomes attracted to them but runs into trouble when his brother Stephan helps the girls.

Directed by Ted Nicolaou
Written by Jackson Barr, David Pabian and Charles Band
Starring Angus Scrimm, Anders Hove and Irina Movila
Genre: Vampires

120 - Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees return to terrorize the teenage population. Except this time, they're out to get each other, too.

Directed by Ronny Yu
Written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift
Starring Robert Englund, Ken Kirzinger and Kelly Rowland
Genre: Slasher, Nightmares, Demons, Horror Comedy, Sequel

121 - Crimson Peak (2015)

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author trying to escape the ghosts of her past is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds - and remembers.

Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Written by Guillermo del Toro and Matthew Robbins
Starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam
Genre: Ghosts, Hauntings, Gothic, Conspiracy Theories

122 - Baron Blood (1972)

A young man, visiting the castle of a murderous ancestor in Austria, accidentally brings his dead relative back to life - searching for new victims.

Directed by Mario Bava
Written by Willibald Eser and Mario Bava
Starring Joseph Cotten, Elke Sommer and Massimo Girotti
Genre: Gothic, Witchcraft

123 - Freaks (1932)

A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.

Directed by Tod Browning
Written by Willis Goldbeck and Leon Gordon (from the story by Clarence Aaron "Tod" Robbins)
Starring Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams and Olga Baclanova
Genre: Circus Freaks, Revenge

124 - Videodrome (1983)

When he acquires a different kind of show for his station, a sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a terrifying new reality.

Directed by David Cronenberg
Written by David Cronenberg
Starring James Woods, Debbie Harry and Sonja Smits
Genre: Conspiracy Theories, Body Horror, Psychological Horror

125 - The Mummy (1932)

A living mummy stalks the beautiful woman he believes is the reincarnation of his lover.

Directed by Karl Freund
Written by John L. Balderston (from the story by Nina Wilcox Putnam and Richard Schayer)
Starring Boris Karloff, Zita Johann and David Manners
Genre: Mummies

126 - The Orphanage (2007)

A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend.

Directed by J.A. Bayona
Written by Sergio G. Sanchez
Starring Belen Rueda, Fernando Cayo and Roger Princep
Genre: Hauntings, Ghosts

127 - Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday (1993)

The secret of Jason's evil is revealed. It is up to the last remaining descendant of the Voorhees family to stop Jason before he becomes immortal and unstoppable.

Directed by Adam Marcus
Written by Jay Huguely, Dean Lorey and Adam Marcus
Starring John D. LeMay, Kari Keegan and Kane Hodder
Genre: Slasher, Paranormal, Possession

128 - The Sixth Sense (1999)

A boy who communicates with spirits seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.

Directed by  M. Night Shyamalan
Written by M. Night Shyamalan
Starring Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment and Toni Collette
Genre: Ghosts, Psychic, Paranormal

129 - Scanners (1981)

A scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him.

Directed by David Cronenberg
Written by David Cronenberg
Starring Jennifer O'Neill, Stephen Lack and Patrick McGoohan
Genre:  Gore, Psychics, Mad Scientist

130 - Night of the Hunter (1955)

A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.

Directed by Charles Laughton
Written by James Agee (from the novel by Davis Grubb)
Starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters and Lillian Gish
Genre: Madmen

131 - Splice (2009)

Genetic engineers Clive Nicoli and Elsa Kast hope to achieve fame by successfully splicing together the DNA of different animals to create new hybrid animals for medical use.

Directed by Vincenzo Natali
Written by Vincenzo Natali, Antoinette Terry Bryant and Doug Taylor
Starring Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley and Delphine Chaneac
Genre: Creatures, Science Fiction

132 - A Quiet Place (2018)

In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.

Directed by John Krasinski
Written by Bryan Woods, Scott Beck and John Krasinski
Starring Emily Blunt, John Krasinki and Millicent Simmonds
Genre: Aliens, Post-Apocalyptic

133 - Don't Look Now (1973)

A married couple grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond.

Directed by Nicolas Roeg
Written by Allan Scott and Chris Bryant (from the novel by Daphne Du Maurier)
Starring Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland and Hilary Mason
Genre: Serial Killers, Mystery, Psychics

134 - The Uninvited (1944)

A composer and his sister discover that the reason they are able to purchase a beautiful Gothic seacoast mansion very cheaply is the house's unsavory past.

Directed by Lewis Allen
Written by Dobie Smith and Frank Partos (from the novel by Dorothy Macardle)
Starring Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey and Donald Crisp
Genre: Ghosts, Hauntings

135 - Cabin Fever (2002)

A group of college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of homicidal locals.

Directed by Eli Roth
Written by Eli Roth and Randy Pearlstein
Starring Jordan Ladd, Rider Strong and James DeBello
Genre: Body Horror, Gore, Plague

136 - The Brides of Dracula (1960)

Vampire hunter Van Helsing returns to Transylvania to destroy handsome bloodsucker Baron Meinster, who has designs on a beautiful young schoolteacher.

Directed by Terence Fisher
Written by Jimmy Sangster, Peter Bryan and Edward Percy
Starring Peter Cushing, Yvonne Monlaur, Martita Hunt and David Peel
Genre: Vampires

137 - King Kong (1933)

A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal ape who takes a shine to their female blonde star.  He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.

Directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack
Written by James Ashmore Creelman, Ruth Rose, Merian C. Cooper, Leon Gordon and Edgar Wallace
Starring Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong and Bruce Cabot
Genre: Kaiju

138 - Re-Animator (1985)

A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.

Directed by Stuart Gordon
Written by Dennis Paoli, William Norris and Stuart Gordon (from the story by H.P. Lovecraft)
Starring Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott and Barbara Crampton
Genre: Horror Comedy, Mad Scientist, Gore, Zombies

139 - Haxan (Witchcraft Through the Ages) (1922)

Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe.

Directed by Benjamin Christensen
Written by Benjamin Christensen
Starring Benjamin Christensen, Maren Pedersen and Clara Pontoppidan
Genre: Silent Film, Witchcraft, Witches

140 - The Others (2001)

A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted.

Directed by Alejandro Amenabar
Written by Alejandro Amenabar
Starring Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston and Fionnula Flanagan
Genre: Ghosts, Hauntings

141 - Split (2016)

Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities. They must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th.

Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Written by M. Night Shyamalan
Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, James McAvoy, Haley Lu Richardson and Jessica Sula
Genre: Madmen, Abduction

142 - Revenge (2017)

A romantic getaway with Jen's wealthy boyfriend is suddenly disrupted when his friends arrive for a hunting trip. Tension mounts in the house until brutal events leave Jen for dead.

Directed by Coralie Fargeat
Written by Coralie Fargeat
Starring Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Kevin Jansenns and Vincent Colombe
Genre: Revenge, Gore

143 - Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.

Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Written by Guillermo del Toro
Starring Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil and Sergi Lopez
Genre: Fairy Tales, Creatures

144 - Slither (2006)

A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters.

Directed by James Gunn
Written by James Gunn
Starring Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks and Michael Rooker
Genre: Horror Comedy, Gore, Aliens, Plague, Zombies

145 - A Bay of Blood (1971)

The murder of a wealthy heiress by her husband triggers a series of brutal killings in the surrounding bay area.

Directed by Mario Bava
Written by Mario Bava, Guiseppe Zaccariello, Filippo Ottoni, Dardano Sacchetti and Franco Barberi
Starring Claudine Auger, Luigi Pistilli and Claudio Camaso
Genre: Slasher, Gore

146 - Zombi 2 (Zombie) (1979)

Strangers searching for a young woman's missing father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately searches for the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead.

Directed by Lucio Fulci
Written by Elisa Briganti
Starring Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch and Richard Johnson
Genre: Zombies, Gore

147 - Sleepaway Camp (1983)

Angela Baker, a traumatized and very shy young girl, is sent to summer camp with her cousin. Shortly after her arrival, anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions gets their comeuppance.

Directed by Robert Hiltzik
Written by Robert Hiltzik
Starring Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten and Karen Fields
Genre: Slasher

148 - What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane - like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts.

Directed by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi
Written by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi
Starring Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi and Cori Gonzalez-Macuer
Genre: Horror Comedy, Vampires, Handheld

149 - The Night Walker (1964)

A woman is haunted by recurring nightmares, which seem to be instigated by her late husband who was killed in a fire.

Directed by William Castle
Written by Robert Bloch
Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Taylor and Judi Meredith
Genre: Psychological Horror, Nightmares, Mystery

150 - Cat People (1942)

An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland's fables if they are intimate together.

Directed by Jacques Tourneur
Written by DeWitt Bodeen
Starring: Simone Simon, Tom Conway, Kent Smith and Jane Randolph
Genre: Shape-shifters, Curses

151 - The Brood (1979)

A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, amidst a series of brutal murders.

Directed by David Cronenberg
Written by David Cronenberg
Starring Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar and Art Hindle
Genre: Creatures, Mystery, Body Horror

152 - Curse of Chucky (2013)

After her mother's mysterious death, Nica begins to suspect that the talking, red-haired doll her visiting niece has been playing with may be the key to recent bloodshed and chaos.

Directed by Don Mancini
Written by Don Mancini
Starring Chantal Quesnelle, Fiona Dourif and Jordan Gavaris
Genre: Evil Dolls, Slasher, Sequel

153 - Shaun of the Dead (2004)

A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.

Directed by Edgar Wright
Written by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright
Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Kate Ashfield
Genre: Horror Comedy, Zombies

154 - Ready or Not (2019)

A bride's wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game.

Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett
Written by Guy Busick and Ryan Murphy
Starring Samara Weaving, Mark O'Brien, Adam Brody, Henry Czerny and Andie MacDowell
Genre: Horror Comedy, Curses, Madmen

155 - Night Monster (1942)

A rich recluse invites the doctors who left him a hopeless cripple to his desolate mansion in the swamps where, one by one, they meet horrible deaths.

Directed by Ford Beebe
Written by Clarence Upson Young
Starring Bela Lugosi, Irene Hervey, Lionel Atwill and Leif Erickson
Genre: Mystery, Monsters

156 - The Invisible Man (1933)

A scientist finds a way of becoming invisible, but in doing so, he becomes murderously insane.

Directed by James Whale
Written by R.C. Sherriff (from the novel by H.G. Wells)
Starring Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart and William Harrigan
Genre: Madmen, Science Fiction

157 - American Psycho (2000)

A wealthy New York City investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.

Directed by Mary Harron
Written by Mary Harron and Guinevere Turner (from the novel by Bret Easton Ellis)
Starring Christian Bale, Justin Theroux and Josh Lucas
Genre: Serial Killers, Madmen

158 - AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)

During an archaeological expedition in Antarctica, a team of scientists find themselves caught up in a battle between the two legends. Soon, the team realize that only one species can win.

Directed by Paul W.S.Anderson
Written by Paul W.S. Anderson, Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett
Starring Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen and Raoul Bova
Genre: Aliens, Creatures

159 - Se7en (1995)

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.

Directed by David Fincher
Written by Andrew Kevin Walker
Starring Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey and Gwyneth Paltrow
Genre: Serial Killers, Thriller, Mystery

160 - Return of the Living Dead (1985)

When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.

Directed by Dan O'Bannon
Written by Dan O'Bannon, Rudy Ricci, John A. Russo and Russell Streiner
Starring Clu Gulager, James Karen and Don Calfa
Genre: Zombies, Horror Comedy

161 - The Ritual (2017)

A group of college friends reunite for a trip to the forest, but encounter a menacing presence in the woods that's stalking them.

Directed by David Bruckner
Written by Joe Barton (from the novel by Adam Nevill)
Starring Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali and Robert James-Collier
Genre: Creatures, Supernatural, Woods

162 - The Wolf Man (2010)

Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an American man is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf.

Directed by Joe Johnston
Written by Andrew Kevin Walker and David Self (from the 1914 screenplay by Curt Siodmak)
Starring Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins and Emily Blunt
Genre: Werewolves, Remakes

163 - Drag Me to Hell (2009)

A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.

Directed by Sam Raimi
Written by Sam Raimi and Ivan Raimi
Starring Alison Lohman, Justin Long and Ruth Livier
Genre: Curses, Witchcraft, Horror Comedy, Paranormal

164 - The Wicker Man (1973)

A Police Sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl who the townsfolk claim never existed. Stranger still are the rites that take place there.

Directed by Robin Hardy
Written by Anthony Shaffer
Starring Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee and Diane Cilento
Genre: Cults, Mystery

165 - The Invitation (2015)

A man accepts an invitation to a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife, an unsettling affair that reopens old wounds and creates new tensions.

Directed by Karyn Kusama
Written by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi
Starring Logan Marshall-Green, Emayatzy Corinealdi and Michiel Huisman
Genre: Paranoia, Cults

166 - What Lies Beneath (2000)

The wife of a university research scientist believes that her lakeside Vermont home is haunted by a ghost - or that she is losing her mind.

Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Written by Clark Gregg and Sarah Kernochan
Starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford and Katharine Towne
Genre: Mystery, Ghosts

167 - Knock Knock (2015)

A devoted father helps two stranded young women who knock on his door, but his kind gesture turns into a dangerous seduction and a deadly game of cat and mouse.

Directed by Eli Roth
Written by Eli Roth, Nicolas Lopez, Guillermo Amoedo, Anthony Overman and Michael Ronald Ross
Starring Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo and Ana de Armas
Genre: Home Invasion

168 - It Comes At Night (2017)

Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son. Then a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.

Directed by Trey Edward Shults
Written by Trey Edward Shults
Starring Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott and Carmen Ejogo
Genre: Plague, Post-apocalyptic

169 - The Old Dark House (1932)

Seeking shelter from a storm, five travelers are in for a bizarre and terrifying night when they stumble upon the Femm family estate.

Directed by James Whale
Written by Benn W. Levy (from the novel by J.B. Priestly)
Starring Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton and Lilian Bond
Genre: Old Dark House, Mystery

170 - Tenderness of the Wolves (1973)

A gay serial killer murders young boys so he can serve them as dinner to his circle of fellow cannibals.

Directed by Ulli Lommel
Written by Kurt Raab
Starring Kurt Raab, Jeff Roden and Margit Carstensen
Genre: Serial Killer, Cannibalism

171 - Vampyr (1932)

A drifter obsessed with the supernatural stumbles upon an inn where a severely ill adolescent girl is slowly becoming a vampire.

Directed by Carl Theodore Dreyer
Written by Christen Jul and Carl Theodore Dreyer (from the novel by Sheridan Le Fanu)
Starring Julian West, Maurice Schutz and Rena Mandel
Genre: Silent Film, Vampires, Gothic

172 - Fright Night (1985)

A teenager discovers that the newcomer in his neighborhood is a vampire, so he turns to a horror movie host for help dealing with the undead.

Directed by Tom Holland
Written by Tom Holland
Starring Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale and Amanda Bearse
Genre: Vampires, Horror Comedy

173 - House of the Devil (2009)

In 1983, college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret, putting her life in mortal danger.

Directed by Ti West
Written by Ti West
Starring Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan and Mary Woronov
Genre: Witches, Witchcraft, Satanism

174 - The Black Cat (1934)

American honeymooners in Hungary become trapped in the home of a Satan-worshiping priest when the bride is taken there for medical help following a road accident.

Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer
Written by Peter Ruric, Edgar G. Ulmer and Tom Kilpatrick (from the story by Edgar Allen Poe)
Starring Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners and Julie Bishop
Genre: Madmen, Satanism

175 - Happy Death Day (2017)

A college student must relive the day of her murder over and over again, in a loop that will end only when she discovers her killer's identity.

Directed by Christopher Landon
Written by Scott Lobdell
Starring Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard and Ruby Modine
Genre: Horror Comedy, Serial Killer, Mystery, Time Loop

176 - Candyman (1992)

The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptical grad student researching the monster's myth.

Directed by Bernard Rose
Written by Bernard Rose (from the novel by Clive Barker)
Starring Virginia Madsen, Xander Berkely and Tony Todd
Genre: Supernatural, Urban Legends

177 - The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
Written by Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou
Starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman and Barry Keoghan
Genre: Curses

178 - Open Water (2003)

Based on the true story of two scuba divers accidentally stranded in shark infested waters after their tour boat left them.

Directed by Chris Kentis
Written by Chris Kentis
Starring Blanchard Ryan and Daniel Travis
Genre: Sharks, Water, Survival, Handheld

179 - The Host (2006)

A monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and begins attacking people. One victim's loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches.

Directed by Joon-ho Bong
Written by Joon-ho Bong, Won-jun Ha and Chul-hyun Baek
Starring Kang-ho Song, Hee-Bong Byun, Hae-il Park, Doona Bae and Ko Asung
Genre: Kaiju, Science Fiction

180 - The Collector (2009)

An ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.

Directed by Marcus Dunstan

Written by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan
Starring William Prael, Diane Ayala Goldner, Juan Fernandez and Josh Stewart
Genre: Torture, Madmen, Home Invasion

181 - The Grudge (2004)

An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim.

Directed by Takashi Shimizu
Written by Stephen Susco (from the screenplay by Takashi Shimizu)
Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr and Clea DuVall
Genre: Ghosts, Remakes, Hauntings

182 - Halloween (2018)

Laurie Strode confronts her long-time foe Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Directed by David Gordon Green
Written by Jeff Fradley, Danny McBride and David Gordon Green
Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer and Andi Matichak
Genre: Serial Killer, Sequel

183 - Stir of Echoes (1999)

After being hypnotized by his sister-in-law, a man begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around him.

Directed by David Koepp

Written by David Koepp (from the novel by Richard Matheson)
Starring Kevin Bacon, Zachary David Cope and Kathryn Erbe
Genre: Ghosts, Mystery

184 - Suspiria (2018)

A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.

Directed by Luca Guadagnino
Written by David Kajganich (from the movie by Dario Argento and Daria Nicolodi)
Starring Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton and Doris Hick
Genre: Witches, Remake, Mystery

185 - Demons (1985)

A group of random people are invited to a screening of a mysterious movie, only to find themselves trapped in the theater with ravenous demons.

Directed by Lamberto Bava
Written by Dardano Sacchetti, Dario Argento, Lamberto Bava and Franco Ferrini
Starring Urbano Barberini, Natasha Hovey and Karl Zinny
Genre: Demons, Possession

186 - The Lords of Salem (2012)

A radio DJ is sent a box containing a record - a "gift from the Lords." The sounds within the grooves trigger flashbacks of her town's violent past. Is Heidi going mad, or are the Lords back to take revenge on Salem, Massachusetts?

Directed by Rob Zombie
Written by Rob Zombie
Starring Sheri Moon Zombie, Meg Foster and Bruce Davison
Genre: Witchcraft

187 - REC (2007)

A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.

Directed by Juame Balaguero and Paco Plaza
Written by Juame Balaguero, Luiso Berdejo and Paco Plaza
Starring Manuela Velasco, Ferran Terraza and Jorge-Yamam Serrano
Genre: Zombies, Handheld

188 - Prince of Darkness (1987)

A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.

Directed by John Carpenter
Written by John Carpenter (as Martin Quatermass)
Starring Donald Pleasance, Lisa Blount and Jameson Parker
Genre:  Possession, Demons, Prophecies

189 - Apostle (2018)

In 1905, a drifter on a dangerous mission to rescue his kidnapped sister tangles with a sinister religious cult on an isolated island.

Directed by Gareth Evans
Written by Gareth Evans
Starring Dan Stevens, Richard Elfyn and Paul Higgins
Genre: Cults, Thriller, Gore, Monsters

190 - The Blackcoat's Daughter (2015)

Two girls must battle a mysterious evil force when they get left behind at their boarding school over winter break.

Directed by Oz Perkins
Written by Oz Perkins
Starring Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka and Lucy Boynton
Genre:  Possession, Mystery

191 - Hush (2016)

A deaf and mute writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears at her window.

Directed by Mike Flanagan
Written by Mike Flanagan and Kate Siegel
Starring Kate Siegel and John Gallagher Jr.
Genre: Home Invasion

192 - The Mist (2007)

A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives.

Directed by Frank Darabont
Written by Frank Darabont (from the novel by Stephen King)
Starring Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden and Laurie Holden
Genre: Survival, Mystery, Supernatural

193 - Daimajin (Majin the Monster of Terror) (1966)

A giant stone statue comes to life to protect the residents of a small town against the depredations of an evil warlord.

Directed by Kimiyoshi Yasuda
Written by Tetsuro Yoshida
Starring Miwa Takada, Yoshihiko Aoyama and Jun Fujimaki
Genre: Kaiju, Gods

194 - The Howling (1981)

After a bizarre and near deadly encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem.

Directed by Joe Dante
Written by John Sayles and Terence H. Winkless (from the novel by Gary Brandner)
Starring Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee and Dennis Dugan
Genre: Werewolves

195 - The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

A father and son, both coroners, are pulled into a complex mystery while attempting to identify the body of a young woman, who was apparently harboring dark secrets.

Directed by Andre Ovredal
Written by Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing
Starring Emile Hirsch, Brian Cox and Ophelia Lovibond
Genre: Mystery, Occult, Supernatural

196 - Hello, Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987)

Thirty years after her accidental death at her 1957 senior prom, the tortured spirit of prom queen Mary Lou Maloney returns to seek revenge.

Directed by Bruce Pittman
Written by Ron Oliver
Starring Lisa Schrage, Michael Ironside and Wendy Lyon
Genre: Ghosts, Possession, Revenge

197 - The Omen (1976)

Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son?

Directed by Richard Donner
Written by David Seltzer
Starring Gregory Peck, Lee Remick and Harvey Stephens
Genre: Prophecies, Supernatural, Satanism

198 - The Crazies (2010)

After a strange plane crash, an unusual toxic virus enters a quaint farming town. A young couple are quarantined, but they fight for survival as they battle their former friends.

Directed by Breck Eisner
Written by Scott Kosar and Ray Wright (from the screenplay by George A. Romero)
Starring Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell and Danielle Panabaker
Genre: Zombies, Virus, Remake

199 - Krampus (2015)

A boy who has a bad Christmas ends up accidentally summoning a festive demon to his family home.

Directed by Michael Dougherty
Written by Todd Casey, Michael Dougherty and Zack Shields
Starring Adam Scott, Toni Collette and David Koechner
Genre: Christmas, Monster, Home Invasion

200 - The Changeling (1980)

A man staying at a secluded historical mansion finds himself being haunted by the presence of a spectre.

Directed by Peter Medak
Written by William Gray, Diana Maddox and Russell Hunter
Starring George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere and Melvyn Douglas
Genre: Ghosts, Hauntings, Mystery


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