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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
Underworld: Blood Wars
Underworld: Blood Wars
Split
Split
When the Bough Breaks
When the Bough Breaks
The Bye Bye Man
The Bye Bye Man
Ouija: Origin of Evil
Ouija: Origin of Evil
The Conjuring 2
The Conjuring 2
Lights Out
Lights Out
Underworld Awakening
Underworld Awakening
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
The Purge
The Purge
Insidious: Chapter 3
Insidious: Chapter 3
Unfriended
Unfriended
Krampus
Krampus
Orphan
Orphan
The Conjuring
The Conjuring
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy
Blood Wars
Blood Wars
Bride of Chucky
Bride of Chucky
Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters
Annabelle
Annabelle
Goodnight Mommy
Goodnight Mommy
Seed of Chucky
Seed of Chucky
A Haunted House 2
A Haunted House 2
Blair Witch
Blair Witch
Tales from the Hood
Tales from the Hood
31
31
Goosebumps
Goosebumps
I Am Legend
I Am Legend
World War Z
World War Z
Resident Evil
Resident Evil
Resident Evil: Extinction
Resident Evil: Extinction
The Ring
The Ring
Jennifer's Body
Jennifer's Body
Curse of Chucky
Curse of Chucky
Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th
Anaconda
Anaconda
The Devil's Rejects
The Devil's Rejects
As Above, So Below
As Above, So Below
The Witch
The Witch
The Skeleton Key
The Skeleton Key
Jeepers Creepers
Jeepers Creepers
Mama
Mama
The Forest
The Forest
Child's Play 2
Child's Play 2
Resident Evil: Retribution
Resident Evil: Retribution
Sinister 2
Sinister 2
A Haunted House
A Haunted House
Legion
Legion
Sinister
Sinister
Warm Bodies
Warm Bodies
The Blair Witch Project
The Blair Witch Project
I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
Shaun of the Dead
Shaun of the Dead
Jaws
Jaws
It Follows
It Follows
Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th
Drag Me to Hell
Drag Me to Hell
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Saw
Saw
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
The Green Inferno
The Green Inferno
Zombieland
Zombieland
Wrong Turn
Wrong Turn
Dracula Untold
Dracula Untold
Child's Play
Child's Play
Killer Klowns from Outer Space
Killer Klowns from Outer Space
Evil Dead
Evil Dead
Final Destination 5
Final Destination 5
The Mummy
The Mummy
The Human Centipede: First Sequence
The Human Centipede: First Sequence
The Gallows
The Gallows
Child's Play 3
Child's Play 3
Cooties
Cooties
Piranha 3DD
Piranha 3DD
Queen of the Damned
Queen of the Damned
Ghost Ship
Ghost Ship
Snakes on a Plane
Snakes on a Plane
Scream
Scream
The Exorcist
The Exorcist
Ouija
Ouija
Halloween
Halloween
Incarnate
Incarnate
Little Shop of Horrors
Little Shop of Horrors
They Live
They Live
The People Under the Stairs
The People Under the Stairs
The Hills Have Eyes
The Hills Have Eyes
13 Ghosts
13 Ghosts
The Shining
The Shining
Case 39
Case 39
Vampire Academy
Vampire Academy
Teeth
Teeth
Carrie
Carrie
Hush
Hush
Scream 4
Scream 4
Maximum Overdrive
Maximum Overdrive
Gremlins
Gremlins
Knock Knock
Knock Knock
The Strangers
The Strangers
The Covenant
The Covenant
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