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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
The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower
47 Meters Down
47 Meters Down
Split
Split
Seed of Chucky
Seed of Chucky
The Purge
The Purge
Case 39
Case 39
Underworld: Blood Wars
Underworld: Blood Wars
Alien: Covenant
Alien: Covenant
The Conjuring 2
The Conjuring 2
Aftershock
Aftershock
When the Bough Breaks
When the Bough Breaks
Bear
Bear
Jennifer's Body
Jennifer's Body
World War Z
World War Z
A Haunted House
A Haunted House
The Purge: Anarchy
Crush
The Visit
Life
Saw: The Final Chapter
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Urban Legends: Final Cut
Texas Chainsaw
Mama
The Exorcist
Ghost Rider
Insidious: Chapter 2
Wish Upon
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
Bait
Curse of Chucky
Paranormal Activity
The Belko Experiment
The Cabin in the Woods
Paranormal Activity 4
Event Horizon
As Above, So Below
Piranha 3D
Carrie
Halloween
Final Destination
A Nightmare on Elm Street
An American Haunting
Splice
The Good Son
A Cure for Wellness
From Dusk till Dawn
Ouija: Origin of Evil
Resident Evil
13 Ghosts
28 Days Later
The Bye Bye Man
Child's Play
The Hills Have Eyes
Scream
Wrong Turn 2
31
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
Forget Me Not
Hellraiser: Hellworld
Little Shop of Horrors
It Comes at Night
Rings
The Human Centipede: First Sequence
Final Destination 3
Prom Night
Christine
Don't Knock Twice
Scream 2
Evil Dead
Sinister 2
The Blair Witch Project
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings
Resident Evil: Afterlife
King Kong
Gothika
Open Water 3: Cage Dive
The Darkest Hour
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
The Devil Inside
Night of the Demons
Wolf Moon
The Woman in Black
Silent Hill
Idle Hands
Paranormal Activity 2
Dahmer
The Others
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
Resident Evil: Apocalypse
The Roommate
Devil
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Scream 4
Resident Evil: Extinction
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