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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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It
It
The Mummy
The Mummy
Get Out
Get Out
Jigsaw
Jigsaw
Texas Chainsaw
Texas Chainsaw
My Friend Dahmer
My Friend Dahmer
47 Meters Down
47 Meters Down
Happy Death Day
Happy Death Day
Case 39
Case 39
Split
Split
Insidious
Insidious
The Purge: Election Year
The Purge: Election Year
Annabelle: Creation
Annabelle: Creation
World War Z
World War Z
The Conjuring 2
The Conjuring 2
When the Bough Breaks
When the Bough Breaks
Night of the Demons
Night of the Demons
The Purge
The Purge
Bear
Bear
Jennifer's Body
Jennifer's Body
A Haunted House
Mama
Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
Alien: Covenant
Bones
The Darkest Hour
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
The Babysitter (2017)
Insidious: Chapter 2
Underworld: Blood Wars
The Purge: Anarchy
The Snowman
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Seed of Chucky
The Cloverfield Paradox
Life
Insidious: The Last Key
Final Destination
Scream
Cult of Chucky
13 Ghosts
Wish Upon
The Belko Experiment
As Above, So Below
The Human Centipede: First Sequence
Leatherface
The Bye Bye Man
Child's Play
Scream 4
You're Next
Gerald's Game
Mom and Dad
Evil Dead
Wolf Moon
Keep Watching
The Good Son
Ghost Rider
Sinister 2
House of 1000 Corpses
Little Shop of Horrors
The Exorcist
Ouija: Origin of Evil
Final Destination 5
Winchester
Amityville II: The Possession
The Thing
The Cabin in the Woods
Paranormal Activity
Before I Wake
Wrong Turn 2
The Hills Have Eyes
A Cure for Wellness
31
Vampire's Kiss
Christine
Mother!
Carrie
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Scream 2
Rings
Piranha 3D
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Day of the Dead: Bloodline
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
The Car
The Blair Witch Project
The Possession
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Saw: The Final Chapter
Halloween
Splice
Halloween: Resurrection
Within
Zombie
The People Under the Stairs
Curse of Chucky
The Open House
The Ritual (2017)
The 28th Day: The Wrath of Steph
The Hatred
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