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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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Get Out
Get Out
The Unwanted
The Unwanted
Split
Split
Cannibal Diner
Cannibal Diner
The Purge: Election Year
The Purge: Election Year
Stephen King's It
Stephen King's It
Phoenix Forgotten
Phoenix Forgotten
The Conjuring
The Conjuring
The Conjuring 2
The Conjuring 2
The Purge
The Purge
Seed of Chucky
Seed of Chucky
Annabelle
Annabelle
The Belko Experiment
The Belko Experiment
47 Meters Down
47 Meters Down
Lights Out
Lights Out
Life
Life
The Visit
The Visit
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
World War Z
World War Z
Orphan
Orphan
Texas Chainsaw
The Bye Bye Man
Come Out And Play
Bride of Chucky
The Purge: Anarchy
Underworld: Blood Wars
Insidious
Unfriended
P
As Above, So Below
Child's Play
Rings
Jennifer's Body
Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred
Final Destination 5
A Haunted House
A Cure for Wellness
When the Bough Breaks
The Mummy
Goosebumps
Resident Evil
Ghost Rider
Curse of Chucky
Ouija: Origin of Evil
Ghostbusters
Sinister
Canada's Most Haunted: Paranormal Encounters In The Great White North
It Comes at Night
The Devil's Rejects
Goodnight Mommy
Blood Moon
Warm Bodies
Paranormal Activity
Final Destination
Insidious: Chapter 3
Final Destination 3
The Mist
Anger Of The Dead
Cooties
Krampus
Evil Dead
Blair Witch
Insidious: Chapter 2
Mama
Would You Rather
Hostel
Halloween
A Haunted House 2
A Nightmare on Elm Street
The Girl with All the Gifts
Piranha 3DD
Saw
Carrie
Knock Knock
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
Dracula Untold
I Spit on Your Grave 2
Scream 4
The Witch
The Exorcist
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Sinister 2
The Dinosaur Experiment
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
The Babadook
Jeepers Creepers
Krampus: The Reckoning
Vampires Suck
Scream
It Follows
Killer Mermaid
Tremors 5: Bloodlines
The Human Centipede 2
The Forest
The Blair Witch Project
House of 1000 Corpses
I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives
Bear
Piranha 3D
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