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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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It
It
The Mummy
The Mummy
Get Out
Get Out
My Friend Dahmer
My Friend Dahmer
Jigsaw
Jigsaw
Texas Chainsaw
Texas Chainsaw
47 Meters Down
47 Meters Down
Case 39
Case 39
Insidious
Insidious
Happy Death Day
Happy Death Day
Annabelle: Creation
Annabelle: Creation
Split
Split
The Purge: Election Year
The Purge: Election Year
World War Z
World War Z
The Purge
The Purge
Night of the Demons
Night of the Demons
When the Bough Breaks
When the Bough Breaks
The Conjuring 2
The Conjuring 2
Jennifer's Body
Jennifer's Body
Bear
Bear
Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
A Haunted House
Mama
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
Alien: Covenant
Underworld: Blood Wars
Bones
Insidious: Chapter 2
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
The Darkest Hour
Cult of Chucky
The Purge: Anarchy
The Snowman
The Belko Experiment
Insidious: The Last Key
The Babysitter (2017)
Wolf Moon
Life
Leatherface
Seed of Chucky
Evil Dead
Scream 4
Mom and Dad
Final Destination
Gerald's Game
Wish Upon
The Human Centipede: First Sequence
Final Destination 5
As Above, So Below
The Bye Bye Man
Ghost Rider
The Cloverfield Paradox
The Exorcist
The Good Son
Wrong Turn 2
31
The Thing
Child's Play
Christine
Carrie
House of 1000 Corpses
The Hills Have Eyes
Sinister 2
Day of the Dead: Bloodline
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
Amityville II: The Possession
Little Shop of Horrors
Vampire's Kiss
A Cure for Wellness
Saw: The Final Chapter
Piranha 3D
Keep Watching
Halloween
Ouija: Origin of Evil
The Cabin in the Woods
The Open House
13 Ghosts
Mother!
Paranormal Activity 4
Splice
The Car
Winchester
The Blair Witch Project
The 28th Day: The Wrath of Steph
Halloween: Resurrection
The Possession
Scream 2
Curse of Chucky
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Tragedy Girls
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Troll
King Kong
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings
Scream
616: Paranormal Incident
Blair Witch
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Last Shift
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