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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 Conjuring
The Conjuring
The Purge
The Purge
Unfriended
Unfriended
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy
The Unborn
The Unborn
Annabelle
Annabelle
The Visit
The Visit
Resident Evil: Retribution
Resident Evil: Retribution
Goosebumps
Goosebumps
Jug Face
Jug Face
Krampus
Krampus
Orphan
Orphan
Apartment 1303
Apartment 1303
Sinister 2
Sinister 2
The Expelled
The Expelled
Insidious: Chapter 2
Insidious: Chapter 2
Insidious: Chapter 3
Insidious: Chapter 3
The Gallows
The Gallows
Jaws
Jaws
The Witch
The Witch
I Am Legend
I Am Legend
Bride of Chucky
Bride of Chucky
Bitten
Bitten
World War Z
World War Z
Zombieland
Zombieland
A Haunted House 2
A Haunted House 2
Seed of Chucky
Seed of Chucky
The Exorcist
The Exorcist
Warm Bodies
Warm Bodies
Goodnight Mommy
Goodnight Mommy
The Forest
The Forest
Mama
Mama
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
The Darkness
The Darkness
It Follows
It Follows
Wrong Turn
Wrong Turn
I Spit on Your Grave
I Spit on Your Grave
Dracula Untold
Dracula Untold
Jennifer's Body
Jennifer's Body
The Human Centipede: First Sequence
The Human Centipede: First Sequence
High Tension
High Tension
Ouija
Ouija
Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider
I Spit on Your Grave 2
I Spit on Your Grave 2
Saw
Saw
As Above, So Below
As Above, So Below
The Green Inferno
The Green Inferno
Hush
Hush
Jeepers Creepers
Jeepers Creepers
Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th
The Strangers
The Strangers
The Other Side of the Door
The Other Side of the Door
Teeth
Teeth
Resident Evil: Extinction
Resident Evil: Extinction
Silent Hill
Silent Hill
Child's Play 2
Child's Play 2
Diary
Diary
Crimson Peak
Crimson Peak
The Last House on the Left
The Last House on the Left
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
Drag Me to Hell
Drag Me to Hell
Poltergeist
Poltergeist
A Haunted House
A Haunted House
Child's Play
Child's Play
Shark Night 3D
Shark Night 3D
Saw II
Saw II
Piranha 3DD
Piranha 3DD
Curse of Chucky
Curse of Chucky
The Ring
The Ring
Final Destination 5
Final Destination 5
The Shining
The Shining
The Devil's Rejects
The Devil's Rejects
Gremlins
Gremlins
Scream
Scream
House of 1000 Corpses
House of 1000 Corpses
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Amityville: The Awakening
Amityville: The Awakening
Evil Dead
Evil Dead
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings
Night of the Living Dead
Night of the Living Dead
Tales from the Hood
Tales from the Hood
Terrorvision
Terrorvision
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Queen of the Damned
Queen of the Damned
Texas Chainsaw
Texas Chainsaw
The Remaining
The Remaining
Halloween
Halloween
Pet Sematary
Pet Sematary
Cooties
Cooties
Breaking Dawn
Breaking Dawn
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Hills Have Eyes
The Hills Have Eyes
Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred (2011 film)
Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred (2011 film)
Case 39
Case 39
A Nightmare on Elm Street
A Nightmare on Elm Street
The Abandoned
The Abandoned
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
The Lost Boys
The Lost Boys
Bones
Bones
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