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About Horror Movies

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
47 Meters Down
47 Meters Down
Get Out
Get Out
Cult of Chucky
Cult of Chucky
Jeepers Creepers
Jeepers Creepers
The Purge: Election Year
The Purge: Election Year
Alien: Covenant
Alien: Covenant
Split
Split
The Purge
The Purge
The Conjuring 2
The Conjuring 2
616: Paranormal Incident
616: Paranormal Incident
The Visit
The Visit
Seed of Chucky
Seed of Chucky
Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred
Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred
Underworld: Blood Wars
Underworld: Blood Wars
Jennifer's Body
Jennifer's Body
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Curse of Chucky
Curse of Chucky
Texas Chainsaw
Texas Chainsaw
Child's Play
Child's Play
World War Z
It Comes at Night
Mama
Wish Upon
The Purge: Anarchy
Carrie
Idle Hands
Halloween
Insidious
The Exorcist
When the Bough Breaks
Life
As Above, So Below
Final Destination
Annabelle: Creation
A Haunted House
The Belko Experiment
Insidious: Chapter 2
The Bye Bye Man
Ouija: Origin of Evil
Bear
Ghost Rider
Resident Evil
Scream
The Crucifixion
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
Christine
Saw: The Final Chapter
Blair Witch
Troll
The Hills Have Eyes
Halloween: H2O
Wrong Turn 2
Silent Hill
Night of the Living Dead
Aftershock
The Good Son
Final Destination 5
Rings
A Cure for Wellness
Anaconda
31
The Dark Tower
From Dusk till Dawn
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Case 39
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Paranormal Activity
Evil Dead
13 Ghosts
Killer Klowns from Outer Space
The Human Centipede: First Sequence
Scream 4
I Spit on Your Grave 2
Cujo
The Thing
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
Final Destination 3
Sinister 2
Little Shop of Horrors
The Possession
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Mom
The Bad Batch
The Monster Squad
The Gallows
The Howling
Open Water 3: Cage Dive
Priest
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Piranha 3D
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
ATM
Paranormal Activity 4
Gothika
Halloween: Resurrection
The Others
The Woman in Black
Quarantine
Final Destination 2
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