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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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The Mummy
The Mummy
Get Out
Get Out
Annabelle: Creation
Annabelle: Creation
The Purge: Election Year
The Purge: Election Year
616: Paranormal Incident
616: Paranormal Incident
47 Meters Down
47 Meters Down
The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower
Split
Split
Seed of Chucky
Seed of Chucky
The Purge
The Purge
Case 39
Case 39
When the Bough Breaks
When the Bough Breaks
Alien: Covenant
Alien: Covenant
Underworld: Blood Wars
Underworld: Blood Wars
The Conjuring 2
The Conjuring 2
World War Z
World War Z
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Life
Life
Bear
Bear
Jennifer's Body
Jennifer's Body
A Haunted House
Texas Chainsaw
Saw: The Final Chapter
The Purge: Anarchy
Bait
Mama
Insidious: Chapter 2
The Exorcist
Curse of Chucky
Wish Upon
Crush
The Visit
Ghost Rider
The Belko Experiment
Paranormal Activity 4
As Above, So Below
Urban Legends: Final Cut
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
The Cabin in the Woods
Paranormal Activity
The Human Centipede: First Sequence
Piranha 3D
Carrie
Final Destination
Event Horizon
Rings
A Cure for Wellness
From Dusk till Dawn
Christine
Night of the Demons
The Good Son
It Comes at Night
Don't Knock Twice
Forget Me Not
Silent Hill
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
13 Ghosts
Splice
Wrong Turn 2
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
Evil Dead
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings
The Woman in Black
Resident Evil
The Bye Bye Man
Halloween
Child's Play
The Blair Witch Project
Final Destination 5
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Final Destination 2
28 Days Later
Scream
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Little Shop of Horrors
The Darkest Hour
Open Water 3: Cage Dive
You're Next
The Collection
Resident Evil: Apocalypse
I, Frankenstein
31
Ouija: Origin of Evil
Troll
Scream 2
An American Haunting
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Possession
Scream 4
The Others
Hostel: Part III
Joyride 3: Roadkill
The Devil Inside
Cujo
The Hills Have Eyes
Cell
Halloween: Resurrection
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Autopsy
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
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