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Horror is one of the oldest and most popular of all film genres. From the monsters of the 1930s to the invading aliens of the 1950s to the psychopathic slashers of the 1980s and beyond, the horror film has evolved and adapted, but its focus on fright as entertainment has remained constant. As an emotion, horror is technically characterized by extreme fear, disgust and revulsion, but horror films might also try to bring about more subtle reactions in their viewers-dread, suspense and terror are also familiar territory for horror films.

Horror films appeared even during the silent-film era, with Lon Chaney portraying terrifying villains such as the Phantom of the Opera and the Hunchback of Notre Dame and Max Schreck playing the evil Count Orlock in the German vampire film Nosferatu. The supernatural would play a large part in horror films for most the twentieth century; vampires, werewolves, ghosts, demons and other paranormal creatures provided most of the scares. In the middle of the century, creatures from outer space and atomic-age mutants came on the scene, and flesh-eating zombies joined the party in the late 1960s.

Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho is often credited for introducing a new horror-movie villain: the unhinged serial killer. The slasher films of the late 1970s and 1980s solidified the psychopath as the most common nightmare fuel in horror films, and those films set the stage for the ultra-violent serial-killer films-the ones that critics have dubbed "torture porn"-at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

Another twist in the contemporary horror genre is the supernatural romance, a mixture of old-fashioned horror-movie characters-vampires and werewolves primarily-with the traditional Hollywood story of star-crossed love between two (or more) earnest young people. Although these films throw a few elements of horror into the mix, inducing fright is rarely their main concern.

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The Purge: Election Year
The Purge: Election Year
The Purge
The Purge
Lights Out
Lights Out
Unfriended
Unfriended
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy
The Conjuring 2
The Conjuring 2
The Conjuring
The Conjuring
Apartment 1303
Apartment 1303
The Visit
The Visit
The Devil Inside
The Devil Inside
The Expelled
The Expelled
Jug Face
Jug Face
Annabelle
Annabelle
BloodRayne
BloodRayne
Orphan
Orphan
Goosebumps
Goosebumps
Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters
Bitten
Bitten
I Am Legend
I Am Legend
Jaws
Jaws
I Spit on Your Grave
I Spit on Your Grave
Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider
Krampus
Krampus
World War Z
World War Z
The Green Inferno
The Green Inferno
Dracula Untold
Dracula Untold
Insidious: Chapter 3
Insidious: Chapter 3
Sinister 2
Sinister 2
Insidious
Insidious
The Witch
The Witch
I Spit on Your Grave 2
I Spit on Your Grave 2
The Devil's Rejects
The Devil's Rejects
Saw
Saw
Warm Bodies
Warm Bodies
Jennifer's Body
Jennifer's Body
Bride of Chucky
Bride of Chucky
A Haunted House 2
A Haunted House 2
The Blair Witch Project
The Blair Witch Project
Insidious: Chapter 2
Insidious: Chapter 2
Seed of Chucky
Seed of Chucky
The Final Destination
The Final Destination
The Human Centipede: First Sequence
The Human Centipede: First Sequence
The Covenant
The Covenant
The Exorcist
The Exorcist
Tales from the Hood
Tales from the Hood
The Gallows
The Gallows
Wrong Turn
Wrong Turn
Jeepers Creepers
Jeepers Creepers
The Neon Demon
The Neon Demon
Zombieland
Zombieland
Final Destination 5
Final Destination 5
Abandoned Mine
Abandoned Mine
Goodnight Mommy
Goodnight Mommy
Teeth
Teeth
The Hills Have Eyes 2
The Hills Have Eyes 2
Halloween
Halloween
It Follows
It Follows
Popcorn
Popcorn
The Last House on the Left
The Last House on the Left
Scream
Scream
Mama
Mama
Gremlins
Gremlins
The Strangers
The Strangers
Silent Hill
Silent Hill
The Shining
The Shining
The Mummy
The Mummy
Final Destination
Final Destination
Curse of Chucky
Curse of Chucky
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Queen of the Damned
Queen of the Damned
Saw III
Saw III
Scream 4
Scream 4
The Hills Have Eyes
The Hills Have Eyes
28 Days Later
28 Days Later
A Haunted House
A Haunted House
Resident Evil
Resident Evil
The Forest
The Forest
Knock Knock
Knock Knock
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings
Drag Me to Hell
Drag Me to Hell
Crimson Peak
Crimson Peak
Resident Evil: Extinction
Resident Evil: Extinction
13 Ghosts
13 Ghosts
The People Under the Stairs
The People Under the Stairs
Evil Dead
Evil Dead
Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Ghost Ship
Ghost Ship
As Above, So Below
As Above, So Below
Saw II
Saw II
The Lost Boys
The Lost Boys
Resident Evil: Retribution
Resident Evil: Retribution
Texas Chainsaw
Texas Chainsaw
Underworld Awakening
Underworld Awakening
Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th
The Remaining
The Remaining
Ouija
Ouija
Carrie
Carrie
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Dead Silence
Dead Silence
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Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred (2011 film)
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