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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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Split
Split
The Girl Next Door
The Girl Next Door
Underworld: Blood Wars
Underworld: Blood Wars
The Purge: Election Year
The Purge: Election Year
The Bye Bye Man
The Bye Bye Man
Unfriended
Unfriended
Come Out And Play
Come Out And Play
Cassadaga
Cassadaga
Get Out
Get Out
The Conjuring 2
The Conjuring 2
Babysitter Wanted
Babysitter Wanted
The Conjuring
The Conjuring
I Spit on Your Grave 2
I Spit on Your Grave 2
The Last Resort
The Last Resort
Annabelle
Annabelle
Seed of Chucky
Seed of Chucky
Rings
Rings
Texas Chainsaw
Texas Chainsaw
Insidious: Chapter 3
Insidious: Chapter 3
Lights Out
Lights Out
The Purge
Ghostbusters
The Devil's Rejects
When the Bough Breaks
I Spit on Your Grave
Paranormal Activity 4
Tales from the Hood
Goosebumps
The Purge: Anarchy
World War Z
Orphan
Ouija: Origin of Evil
Jeepers Creepers
Curse of Chucky
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
Area 51
Sinister 2
Hell Baby
Insidious
A Haunted House 2
Goodnight Mommy
Bride of Chucky
I Am Legend
Jaws
The Ring
Shaun of the Dead
Ghost Rider
Child's Play 2
Saw
As Above, So Below
Insidious: Chapter 2
Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred (2011 film)
Jennifer's Body
Paranormal Activity
Piranha 3DD
The Green Inferno
Dracula Untold
I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
Grace
The Human Centipede: First Sequence
The Strangers
The Belko Experiment
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
31
Scream
Evil Dead
The Exorcist
The Gallows
They Live
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings
Wrong Turn
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Ghost Ship
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
Mama
The Shining
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
A Haunted House
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Zombieland
Dawn of the Dead
King Kong
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
Vampires Suck
Halloween
Knock Knock
Child's Play 3
From Dusk till Dawn
Wolves
Constantine
Child's Play
Saw III
Pet Sematary
Killer Klowns from Outer Space
The Witch
Resident Evil: Apocalypse
The Wraith
The Hills Have Eyes
The Cabin in the Woods
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
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