Top 30 Horror Movies Of All Time As of July 2009

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Boy has the Top 30 Horror Movies changed over the last few weeks. As a reminder our Top 30 is not me and goon saying 'here is the 30 best'. This list as always is based off your reviews and its YOU the fans who dictate what the Top 30 films are.

Needless to say since so many of you have been contributing your reviews, rants and rumblings on your favorite, and least favorite horror films the Top 30 Horror Movies List has evolved alot this month. Although I do not agree with every choice the nice part about this list is that we as a community created it, and I can say I agree with a large majority of them.

There are some that have held their place on the top list and others have fallen. As of July, based on your reviews here are the Top 30 Horror Movies of All Time!

Jaws #1. Jaws
Based on Peter Benchley's best-selling novel, Steven Spielberg's 1975 shark saga set the standard for the New Hollywood popcorn blockbuster while frightening millions of moviegoers out of the water. One early summer night on ficti...
97.5% Approval
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Pans Labyrinth #2. Pans Labyrinth
Award-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro delivers a unique, richly imagined epic with PAN’S LABYRINTH, a gothic fairy tale set against the postwar repression of Franco’s Spain. Del Toro’s sixth and most ambitio...
97.5% Approval
(Based on 3 Reviews, Write one )
Alien #3. Alien
On what should have been a trip back to Earth, the Nostromo, a mining freighter, is automatically re-routed to a desolate planet after receiving an SOS coming from it. After the crew is awakened, they investigate the source of t...
97.5% Approval
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A Tale of Two Sisters #4. A Tale of Two Sisters
Once upon a time, two little girls were sent to live with their wicked stepmother in the country. Su-Mi and Su-Yeon have had to go away for a little while because they've been sick, but now they're back in the family home, deep in...
96.67% Approval
(Based on 3 Reviews, Write one )
Dawn of the Dead #5. Dawn of the Dead
George Romero's 1978 follow-up to his classic Night of the Living Dead is quite terrifying and gory (those zombies do like the taste of living flesh). But in its own way, it is just as comically satiric as the first film in its ta...
96.25% Approval
(Based on 16 Reviews, Write one )
The Wicker Man (1973) #6. The Wicker Man (1973)
When a young girl mysteriously disappears, Police Sergeant Howie (Edward Woodward of "The Equalizer") travels to a remote Scottish island to investigate. But this pastoral community, led by the strange Lord Summerisle (a bril...
96% Approval
(Based on 5 Reviews, Write one )
The Return of the Living Dead #7. The Return of the Living Dead
Two employees of a medical supply company accidentally release a toxic gas that raises up the dead. Soon the town is overun with flesh-eating residents of the local cemetary who are hungry...for human brains. "Do ya wanna party?...
95% Approval
(Based on 7 Reviews, Write one )
Battle Royale #8. Battle Royale
One of the most shocking and controversial films in recent Japanese cinema. A high school class has been chosen to be in a "Battle Royale," a fatal game, because of their disrespect, sloth and violence. Thinking they are about to ...
95% Approval
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The Thing #9. The Thing
John Carpenter's The Thing is both a remake of Howard Hawks' 1951 film of the same name and a re-adaptation of the John W. Campbell Jr. story "Who Goes There?" on which it was based. Carpenter's film is more faithful to Campbell's...
93.89% Approval
(Based on 15 Reviews, Write one )
Poltergeist #10. Poltergeist
A young family are visited by ghosts in their home. At first the ghosts appear friendly, moving objects around the house to the amusement of everyone, then they turn nasty and start to terrorise the family before they "kidnap" the...
93.33% Approval
(Based on 3 Reviews, Write one )
#11. Freaks
The film stars Harry Earles as Hans, a suave midget who belongs to the sideshow of a seedy circus and who makes the mistake of falling in love with the beautiful Cleopatra, one of the "normal" circus performers.  Learning th...
93.33% Approval
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An American Werewolf in London #12. An American Werewolf in London
In John Landis' (THE BLUES BROTHERS, ANIMAL HOUSE) dripping black comedy, two American students (David Naughton and Griffin Dunne) on a European vacation wander into a creepy local pub in Northern England and are quickly thrown ou...
93.33% Approval
(Based on 9 Reviews, Write one )
Night of the Living Dead #13. Night of the Living Dead
It's hard to imagine how shocking this film was when it first broke on the film scene in 1968. There's never been anything quite like it, though it's inspired numerous pale imitations. Part of the terror lies in the fact that this...
92.86% Approval
(Based on 14 Reviews, Write one )
Aliens #14. Aliens
Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), the sole survivor from the original ALIEN, is awakened after 57 years of drifting through space, her stories disbelieved by Company executives who tell her that the alien?s planet is now inhabited and co...
92.5% Approval
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Identity #15. Identity
A whodunit revolving around a group of 10 strangers who find themselves running from a desert storm. They hole up in a roadside motel that proves as hospitable as the Bates Motel. The patrons are killed, one by one, and the surviv...
92.5% Approval
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His Name Was Jason #16. His Name Was Jason
Jason Voorhees has carved his place into American pop culture and is one of the most recognizable cinematic killer in horror history. Now nearly, 30 years later, see how it all happened! With over 100 interviews with cast and crew...
92.5% Approval
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Seven #17. Seven
A film about two homicide detectives' desperate hunt for a serial killer who justifies his crimes as absolution for the world's ignorance of the Seven Deadly Sins. The movie takes us from the tortured remains of one victim to the ...
92% Approval
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Pet Sematary #18. Pet Sematary
For most families, moving is a new beginning. But for the Creeds, it could be the beginning of the end. Because they've just moved in next door to a place that children built with broken dreams, the Pet Sematary. It's a tiny patch...
91.67% Approval
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Halloween (1978) #19. Halloween (1978)
It was "The Night HE Came Home," warned the posters for John Carpenter's career-making horror smash. In Haddonfield, Ilinois, on Halloween night 1963, 6-year-old Michael Myers inexplicably slaughters his teenage sister. His psych...
91.67% Approval
(Based on 12 Reviews, Write one )
Cannibal Holocaust #20. Cannibal Holocaust
While Umberto Lenzi began the Italian-made cycle of brutal Amazonian cannibal horrors with Il Paese del Sesso Selvaggio and effectively ended it with the nauseating Cannibal Ferox, it was Ruggero Deodato who directed the subgenre'...
91.11% Approval
(Based on 9 Reviews, Write one )
Shaun of the Dead #21. Shaun of the Dead
Shaun is in a rut. He’s 29 and coasting through life, never threatening to fulfil his potential. He lives with Ed (Good name! Er, Ed the Ed) his best friend from junior school and Pete, his lesser friend from college. Pete a...
91% Approval
(Based on 10 Reviews, Write one )
The Exorcist #22. The Exorcist
Novelist William Peter Blatty based his best-seller on the last known Catholic-sanctioned exorcism in the United States. Blatty transformed the little boy in the 1949 incident into a little girl named Regan, played by 14-year-old ...
91% Approval
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Grindhouse #23. Grindhouse
Grind House – noun – A downtown movie theater - in disrepair since its glory days as a movie palace of the '30s and '40s - known for "grinding out" non-stop double-bill programs of B-movies. From groundbreaking direc...
90.83% Approval
(Based on 11 Reviews, Write one )
Feast (2005) #24. Feast (2005)
Directed by Project Greenlight winner and first time filmmaker John Gulager, "Feast" is the terrifying tale of a motley crew of strangers who find themselves trapped in an isolated tavern and must band together in a battle for sur...
90.67% Approval
(Based on 15 Reviews, Write one )
Scream #25. Scream
Scream is at once a slasher film and a tongue-in-cheek position paper on the "dead teenagers" movies of the late 1970s/early 1980s that plays as half-parody, half-tribute. Sydney Prescott (Neve Campbell) is having a rough time lat...
90% Approval
(Based on 4 Reviews, Write one )
Zombi 2 #26. Zombi 2
New York – It all began when a mysterious boat was found aimlessly adrift in the east river, leaving New York with one big mystery on its hands – and in the hands of a competent news reporter by the name of Peter West....
90% Approval
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Halloween 2 #27. Halloween 2
The plot picks up exactly where the original left off: Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), shaken and injured from her battle with unkillable psycho Michael Myers, is taken to the Haddonfield Hospital for observation, while Dr. Sam ...
90% Approval
(Based on 8 Reviews, Write one )
The Omen (1976) #28. The Omen (1976)
Satan's son has arrived on Earth and he's not about to let human parents get in the way. When his wife Katherine (Lee Remick)'s pregnancy ends in a stillbirth in a Rome hospital, U.S. diplomat Robert Thorn (Gregory Peck) substitut...
90% Approval
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) #29. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
On August 20, 1973, police were dispatched to the remote farmhous of Thomas Hewitt, former head-skinner at a local slaughterhouse in Travis County, Texas. There officers made a chilling discovery: the butchered remains of 33 peo...
90% Approval
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The Howling #30. The Howling
This groundbreaking, darkly-comic horror film from director Joe Dante changed the look and feel of werewolf movies in ways light-years distant from Universal's horror classic The Wolf Man. The story begins with television reporter...
90% Approval
(Based on 3 Reviews

For the complete list of Top Horror Movies simply Go to the Tomb. You can see past the top 30 and scroll through the complete list!  As always be sure to have your own voice heard by contributing your own reviews! This list is as much about you as it is about me!

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