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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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Annabelle
Annabelle
The Mummy
The Mummy
The Unwanted
The Unwanted
47 Meters Down
47 Meters Down
Get Out
Get Out
Alien: Covenant
Alien: Covenant
The Conjuring
The Conjuring
Cannibal Diner
Cannibal Diner
The Purge: Election Year
The Purge: Election Year
It Comes at Night
It Comes at Night
Split
Split
The Conjuring 2
The Conjuring 2
The Purge
The Purge
Texas Chainsaw
Texas Chainsaw
Underworld: Blood Wars
Underworld: Blood Wars
Annabelle: Creation
Annabelle: Creation
Halloweentown
Halloweentown
Child's Play
Child's Play
Killer Mermaid
Killer Mermaid
Lights Out
Lights Out
Come Out And Play
Seed of Chucky
Goodnight Mommy
The Visit
Jeepers Creepers
Halloween
Mama
World War Z
Orphan
Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred
Insidious
Abandoned Dead
The Devil's Rejects
As Above, So Below
Life
Unfriended
When the Bough Breaks
The Belko Experiment
The Purge: Anarchy
Insidious: Chapter 2
Anger Of The Dead
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Insidious: Chapter 3
A Haunted House
Saw
Bride of Chucky
The Exorcist
Final Destination
Jennifer's Body
Ghost Rider
The Shining
Christine
The Bye Bye Man
Ouija: Origin of Evil
Wolves
Friend Request
Carrie
King Kong
Resident Evil
Blood Moon
Ghostbusters
Knock Knock
Dracula Untold
I Spit on Your Grave 2
A Haunted House 2
Scream
Rings
Flatliners
The Mist
616: Paranormal Incident
I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
Goosebumps
Krampus: The Reckoning
Piranha 3DD
Warm Bodies
The Boy Who Cried Werewolf
The Dark Tower
Canada's Most Haunted: Paranormal Encounters In The Great White North
Curse of Chucky
Resident Evil: Afterlife
The Thing
The Witches
The Witch
Halloween: Resurrection
Sinister
Halloween
The Girl Next Door
The Hills Have Eyes
Scream 4
Hayride
Maximum Overdrive
Bear
The Devil's Advocate
Drive-Thru
Phoenix Forgotten
Mark of the Witch
The Covenant
Krampus
The Girl with All the Gifts
Saw: The Final Chapter
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