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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 Conjuring 2
The Conjuring 2
The Purge: Election Year
The Purge: Election Year
The Purge
The Purge
When the Bough Breaks
When the Bough Breaks
Unfriended
Unfriended
The Conjuring
The Conjuring
The Devil Inside
The Devil Inside
Lights Out
Lights Out
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy
The Blair Witch Project
The Blair Witch Project
The Expelled
The Expelled
The Visit
The Visit
Orphan
Orphan
Jug Face
Jug Face
Bitten
Bitten
Annabelle
Annabelle
I Spit on Your Grave
I Spit on Your Grave
World War Z
World War Z
Goosebumps
Goosebumps
Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider
Insidious: Chapter 3
Insidious: Chapter 3
The Brotherhood
The Brotherhood
BloodRayne
BloodRayne
Insidious: Chapter 2
Insidious: Chapter 2
The Devil's Rejects
The Devil's Rejects
Krampus
Krampus
Jennifer's Body
Jennifer's Body
Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters
The Exorcist
The Exorcist
Evil Dead
Evil Dead
Dracula Untold
Dracula Untold
Bride of Chucky
Bride of Chucky
Jaws
Jaws
Warm Bodies
Warm Bodies
I Spit on Your Grave 2
I Spit on Your Grave 2
Tales from the Hood
Tales from the Hood
The Green Inferno
The Green Inferno
The Witch
The Witch
As Above, So Below
As Above, So Below
Saw
Saw
Sinister 2
Sinister 2
The Neon Demon
The Neon Demon
Halloween
Halloween
I Am Legend
I Am Legend
Halloween
Halloween
Mama
Mama
Zombieland
Zombieland
Jeepers Creepers
Jeepers Creepers
Curse of Chucky
Curse of Chucky
A Haunted House 2
A Haunted House 2
Blair Witch
Blair Witch
Seed of Chucky
Seed of Chucky
Gremlins
Gremlins
The Human Centipede: First Sequence
The Human Centipede: First Sequence
Wrong Turn
Wrong Turn
The Mummy
The Mummy
The Gallows
The Gallows
House of 1000 Corpses
House of 1000 Corpses
Resident Evil: Extinction
Resident Evil: Extinction
Crimson Peak
Crimson Peak
Underworld Awakening
Underworld Awakening
Legion
Legion
Abandoned Mine
Abandoned Mine
Popcorn
Popcorn
The Forest
The Forest
Teeth
Teeth
Resident Evil: Retribution
Resident Evil: Retribution
Cooties
Cooties
Piranha 3DD
Piranha 3DD
It Follows
It Follows
Ghost Ship
Ghost Ship
Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th
Child's Play
Child's Play
Clown
Clown
Christine
Christine
Knock Knock
Knock Knock
Apartment 1303
Apartment 1303
Queen of the Damned
Queen of the Damned
The Strangers
The Strangers
Texas Chainsaw
Texas Chainsaw
Final Destination 5
Final Destination 5
Razorback
Razorback
The Hills Have Eyes
The Hills Have Eyes
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Dawn of the Dead
Dawn of the Dead
The Last House on the Left
The Last House on the Left
Paranormal Activity 4
Paranormal Activity 4
The People Under the Stairs
The People Under the Stairs
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
The Shining
The Shining
Lovers Lane
Lovers Lane
Carrie
Carrie
The Possession
The Possession
The Craft
The Craft
The Cabin in the Woods
The Cabin in the Woods
Shaun of the Dead
Shaun of the Dead
Spawn
Spawn
Scream 4
Scream 4
Killer Klowns from Outer Space
Killer Klowns from Outer Space
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