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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 Conjuring 2
The Conjuring 2
The Purge
The Purge
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy
Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters
The Conjuring
The Conjuring
Unfriended
Unfriended
The Visit
The Visit
Annabelle
Annabelle
The Neon Demon
The Neon Demon
Lights Out
Lights Out
Orphan
Orphan
Goosebumps
Goosebumps
World War Z
World War Z
The Unborn
The Unborn
Jaws
Jaws
It Follows
It Follows
The Gallows
The Gallows
Insidious: Chapter 2
Insidious: Chapter 2
Jennifer's Body
Jennifer's Body
Insidious: Chapter 3
Insidious: Chapter 3
Sinister 2
Sinister 2
Krampus
Krampus
A Haunted House 2
A Haunted House 2
Warm Bodies
Warm Bodies
The Witch
The Witch
I Spit on Your Grave 2
I Spit on Your Grave 2
I Am Legend
I Am Legend
Dracula Untold
Dracula Untold
Wrong Turn
Wrong Turn
Saw
Saw
Tales from the Hood
Tales from the Hood
The Devil's Rejects
The Devil's Rejects
Seed of Chucky
Seed of Chucky
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
The Forest
The Forest
Bride of Chucky
Bride of Chucky
Teeth
Teeth
Zombieland
Zombieland
Resident Evil: Retribution
Resident Evil: Retribution
The Exorcist
The Exorcist
Mama
Mama
Scream
Scream
Resident Evil: Extinction
Resident Evil: Extinction
I Spit on Your Grave
I Spit on Your Grave
The Hills Have Eyes
The Hills Have Eyes
The Last House on the Left
The Last House on the Left
Anaconda
Anaconda
Jeepers Creepers
Jeepers Creepers
The Strangers
The Strangers
The Hills Have Eyes 2
The Hills Have Eyes 2
The Darkness
The Darkness
Curse of Chucky
Curse of Chucky
Gremlins
Gremlins
Amityville: The Awakening
Amityville: The Awakening
Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider
The Human Centipede: First Sequence
The Human Centipede: First Sequence
Child's Play
Child's Play
Crimson Peak
Crimson Peak
Legion
Legion
Vampire Academy
Vampire Academy
Ouija
Ouija
The Expelled
The Expelled
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
The Remaining
The Remaining
Silent Hill
Silent Hill
The Other Side of the Door
The Other Side of the Door
As Above, So Below
As Above, So Below
Goodnight Mommy
Goodnight Mommy
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Evil Dead
Evil Dead
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings
Knock Knock
Knock Knock
Nurse 3-D
Nurse 3-D
Carrie
Carrie
House of 1000 Corpses
House of 1000 Corpses
The Lost Boys
The Lost Boys
Breaking Dawn
Breaking Dawn
The Green Inferno
The Green Inferno
Jug Face
Jug Face
A Haunted House
A Haunted House
Cooties
Cooties
Piranha 3DD
Piranha 3DD
Underworld Awakening
Underworld Awakening
Texas Chainsaw
Texas Chainsaw
The Shining
The Shining
Final Destination 5
Final Destination 5
Saw VI
Saw VI
The Grudge
The Grudge
A Nightmare on Elm Street
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Vampires Suck
Vampires Suck
Drag Me to Hell
Drag Me to Hell
The Reef
The Reef
The Ring
The Ring
Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred (2011 film)
Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred (2011 film)
Halloween
Halloween
The Stepfather
The Stepfather
13 Ghosts
13 Ghosts
Hannibal
Hannibal
Poltergeist
Poltergeist
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