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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 viewersâ€"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 filmsâ€"the ones that critics have dubbed “torture porn”â€"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 charactersâ€"vampires and werewolves primarilyâ€"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 Mummy
The Mummy
Annabelle: Creation
Annabelle: Creation
Get Out
Get Out
The Purge: Election Year
The Purge: Election Year
The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower
616: Paranormal Incident
616: Paranormal Incident
47 Meters Down
47 Meters Down
Split
Split
The Purge
The Purge
Seed of Chucky
Seed of Chucky
Case 39
Case 39
The Conjuring 2
The Conjuring 2
Aftershock
Aftershock
Underworld: Blood Wars
Underworld: Blood Wars
Jennifer's Body
Jennifer's Body
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy
Alien: Covenant
Alien: Covenant
World War Z
World War Z
Bear
Bear
Curse of Chucky
Curse of Chucky
Halloween
Flatliners
Sleepwalkers
Forget Me Not
The Visit
Insidious
A Haunted House
When the Bough Breaks
Prom Night
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Saw: The Final Chapter
The Exorcist
Wish Upon
Life
Splice
Ghost Rider
Mama
Insidious: Chapter 2
Paranormal Activity 4
A Cure for Wellness
As Above, So Below
Child's Play
Resident Evil
The Human Centipede: First Sequence
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Final Destination
Event Horizon
Scream
Carrie
The Devil Inside
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
Texas Chainsaw
Paranormal Activity
It Comes at Night
Dahmer
Christine
The Hills Have Eyes
Troll
Little Shop of Horrors
King Kong
The Good Son
Fright Night
Final Destination 5
Night of the Demons
Cell
Evil Dead
Piranha 3D
The Belko Experiment
Ouija: Origin of Evil
Halloween: Resurrection
Orca: The Killer Whale
The 28th Day: The Wrath of Steph
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
Mom
Rings
Gothika
The Car
Addams Family Values
From Dusk till Dawn
Blair Witch
Wrong Turn 2
30 Days of Night
Resident Evil: Afterlife
The House Next Door
Open Water 3: Cage Dive
31
The Blair Witch Project
The Reef
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
Sinister 2
Bones
Silent Hill
The Crucifixion
The Rite
Jason X
Anaconda
Bram Stoker's Dracula
The Revenant
Scream 2
The People Under the Stairs
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