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Scary Movies: These 150 Horror Films Should Be On Your Watchlist

Scary Movies: These 150 Horror Films Should Be On Your Watchlist

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Here’s an exhaustive compilation of all the scary movies — old and new, indie and mainstream, classics and anthologies — (in chronological order) that are worth your time. How many of these have you seen?

 

1. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

2. The Phantom Carriage (1921)

3. Haxan (1922)

4. Nosferatu (1922)

5. Phantom of the Opera (1925)

6. A Page of Madness aka Kurutta Ippeji (1926)

7. The Man Who Laughs (1928)

8. Frankenstein (1931)

9. Vampyr (1932)

10. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

11. The Uninvited (1944)

12. Dead of Night (1945)

13. Les Diaboliques (1955)

14. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

15. House on Haunted Hill (1959)

16. Psycho (1960)

17. House of Usher (1960)

18. Eyes Without a Face (1960)

19. The Innocents (1961)

20. The Haunting (1963)

21. The Birds (1963)

22. Kaidan aka Kwaidan (1964)

23. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

24. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

25. The Exorcist (1973)

26. Don’t Look Now (1973)

27. The Wicker Man (1973)

28. The Legend of Hell House (1973)

29. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

30. Jaws (1975)

31. Carrie (1976)

32. The Omen (1976)

33. Suspiria (1977)

34. House (1977)

35. Dawn of the Dead (1978)

36. Halloween (1978)

37. Alien (1979)

38. The Shining (1980)

39. The Changeling (1980)

40. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

41. The Evil Dead (1981)

42. The Thing (1982)

43. Poltergeist (1982)

44. Gremlins (1984)

45. Re-Animator (1985)

46. The Fly (1986)

47. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

48. Evil Dead II (1987)

49. Beetlejuice (1988)

50. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

 


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51. Ghostwatch (1992)

52. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

53. Scream (1996)

54. Cure (1997)

55. Ringu (1998)

56. The Sixth Sense (1999)

57. Audition (1999)

58. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

59. The Devil’s Backbone (2001)

60. The Others (2001)

61. The Devil’s Backbone (2001)

62. The Grudge (2002)

63. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

64. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

65. Incident at Loch Ness (2004)

66. Noroi aka The Curse (2005)

67. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

68.  The Orphanage (2007)

69. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)

70. [REC] (2007)

71. Paranormal Activity (2007)

72. Dead Silence (2007)

73. Lake Mungo (2008)

74. Cloverfield (2008)

75. Lake Mungo (2008)

76. Let the Right One In (2008)

77. Daybreakers (2009)

78. Let Me In (2010)

79. Insidious (2010)

80. Trollhunter (2010)

81. Kill List (2011)

82. The Thing (2011)

83. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

84. Sinister (2012)

85. The Tall Man (2012)

86. The Bay (2012)

87. Afflicted (2013)

88. Europa Report (2013)

89. The Conjuring (2013)

90. Insidious Chapter 2 (2013)

91. Evil Dead (2013)

92. Oculus (2013)

93. The Returned (2013)

94. It Follows (2014)

95. Honeymoon (2014)

96. The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)

97. Creep (2014)

98. Crimson Peak (2015)

99. The Silenced (2015)

100. Creep (2015)

 


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101. Under the Shadow (2016)

102. Hush (2016)

103. The Invitation (2016)

104. The Wailing (2016)

105. The Witch (2016)

106. Under the Shadow (2016)

107. Don’t Breathe (2016)

108. Train to Busan (2016)

109. Evolution (2016)

110. The Neon Demon (2016)

111. They Look Like People (2016)

112. The Childhood of a Leader (2016)

113. Lights Out (2016)

114. Alchemist Cookbook (2016)

115. The Conjuring 2 (2016)

116. Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

117. Shelley (2016)

118. The Ones Below (2016)

119. ARQ (2016)

120. Mother (2017)

121. The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

122. Raw (2017)

123. Thelma (2017)

124. Get Out (2017)

125. Creep 2 (2017)

 


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126. Hounds of Love (2017)

127. Berlin Syndrome (2017)

128. The Untamed (2017)

129. A Dark Song (2017)

130. It Comes At Night (2017)

131. It (2017)

132. Alien: Covenant (2017)

133. 1922 (2017)

134. The Transfiguration (2017)

135. Unsane (2018)

136. Pyewacket (2018)

137. Halloween (2018)

138. Ghost Stories (2018)

139. The Cured (2018)

140. Night Eats the World (2018)

141. The Clovehitch Killer (2018)

142. Cam (2018)

143. Hereditary (2018)

144. Revenge (2018)

145. Mandy (2018)

146. Tumbbad (2018)

147. Upgrade (2018)

148. The Endless (2018)

149. A Quiet Place (2018)

150. Us (2019)

 


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There we are! These were the 150 best scary movies you’ve got to have on your watch list. How many have seen? Which are your favourites? What did we miss? Share your recommendations in the comments below.

By Arun Kumar

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