The 100 best horror films

Horror cinema is a monster. Mistreated, misunderstood and subjected to vicious critical attacks, somehow it keeps lumbering forward, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. For some, horror films are little better than pornography, focused purely on evoking a reaction – be it terror, disquiet or disgust – with little thought for 'higher' aspirations. For others, they're just a bit of fun: a chance to shriek and snigger at someone's second-hand nightmare. But look again, and the story of horror is also the story of innovation and non-conformity in cinema, a place where dangerous ideas can be expressed, radical techniques can be explored, and filmmakers outside the mainstream can still make a big cultural splash. If cinema itself has an unconscious, a dark little corner from which new ideas emerge, blinking and malformed, it must be horror. The question is – which are the best horror films? Time Out proudly presents the 100 best horror films, as chosen by those who write in, direct, star in and celebrate the genre.

Source: https://www.timeout.com/london/film/best-horror-films

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Alien

1979 · Ridley Scott

10

Jaws

1975 · Steven Spielberg

11

Suspiria

1977 · Dario Argento

15

Carrie

1976 · Brian De Palma

17

Evil Dead II

1987 · Sam Raimi

19

Let the Right One In Låt den rätte komma in

2008 · Tomas Alfredson

21

Audition オーディション

2000 · Takashi Miike

23

Nosferatu Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

1922 · F.W. Murnau

24

Freaks

1932 · Tod Browning

33

Martyrs

2008 · Pascal Laugier

38

Eyes Without a Face Les Yeux sans visage

1960 · Georges Franju

42

The Devil's Backbone El Espinazo del Diablo

2001 · Guillermo del Toro

43

Hour of the Wolf Vargtimmen

1968 · Ingmar Bergman

44

The Tenant Le locataire

1976 · Roman Polanski

49

Ringu リング

1998 · Hideo Nakata

52

The Devils

1971 · Ken Russell

53

Deep Red Profondo rosso

1975 · Dario Argento

54

Eraserhead

1977 · David Lynch

57

The Vanishing Spoorloos

1988 · George Sluizer

58

Kwaidan 怪談

1964 · Masaki Kobayashi

59

Vampyr Vampyr - Der Traum des Allan Grey

1932 · Carl Theodor Dreyer

61

Diabolique Les Diaboliques

1955 · Henri-Georges Clouzot

64

The Beyond ...E tu vivrai nel terrore! L'aldilà

1981 · Lucio Fulci

65

Pulse 回路

2001 · Kiyoshi Kurosawa

66

High Tension Haute tension

2003 · Alexandre Aja

69

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

1920 · Robert Wiene

70

Kill Baby, Kill Operazione paura

1966 · Mario Bava

72

Aliens

1986 · James Cameron

74

Black Sunday La maschera del demonio

1960 · Mario Bava

76

Come and See Иди и смотри

1985 · Elem Klimov

77

The Fog

1980 · John Carpenter

80

Wolf Creek

2005 · Greg McLean

82

Black Sabbath I tre volti della paura

1963 · Mario Bava

83

Dracula

1958 · Terence Fisher

84

The Orphanage El orfanato

2007 · J.A. Bayona

86

Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma

1975 · Pier Paolo Pasolini

94

Scream

1996 · Wes Craven

95

Society

1989 · Brian Yuzna