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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
Insidious
Insidious
Annabelle: Creation
Annabelle: Creation
47 Meters Down
47 Meters Down
The Purge: Election Year
The Purge: Election Year
Insidious: Chapter 2
Insidious: Chapter 2
Case 39
Case 39
Texas Chainsaw
Texas Chainsaw
Split
Split
The Purge
The Purge
The Conjuring 2
The Conjuring 2
The Belko Experiment
The Belko Experiment
World War Z
World War Z
A Haunted House
A Haunted House
When the Bough Breaks
When the Bough Breaks
Underworld: Blood Wars
Underworld: Blood Wars
Seed of Chucky
Seed of Chucky
The Visit
The Visit
Alien: Covenant
Alien: Covenant
616: Paranormal Incident
Jennifer's Body
The Purge: Anarchy
Bear
The Darkest Hour
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Life
Mama
Wish Upon
Night of the Demons
Scream
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
As Above, So Below
Wrong Turn 2
The Cabin in the Woods
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
Ghost Rider
Final Destination
The 28th Day: The Wrath of Steph
Piranha 3D
Final Destination 5
The Human Centipede: First Sequence
Rings
The Exorcist
The Bye Bye Man
Splice
Paranormal Activity
Child's Play
Resident Evil
The Hatred
Saw: The Final Chapter
King Kong
Curse of Chucky
Wolf Moon
Ouija: Origin of Evil
The Good Son
House of 1000 Corpses
The People Under the Stairs
Carrie
Bloodwood Cannibals
Crush
Evil Dead
13 Ghosts
A Nightmare on Elm Street
The Green Inferno
The Collection
Night of the Living Dead
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
Bela Kiss: Prologue
Scream 4
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
28 Days Later
The Others
I, Frankenstein
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
From Dusk till Dawn
It Comes at Night
The Gallows
One Missed Call
Little Shop of Horrors
Don't Hang Up
Orca: The Killer Whale
The Hills Have Eyes
The Blair Witch Project
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings
A Cure for Wellness
Killer Klowns from Outer Space
Don't Knock Twice
Troll
Sinister 2
The Thing
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Paranormal Activity 2
Jason X
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Final Destination 3
Prom Night
Bless the Child
Cell
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