H. HORROR 100 (scary movies not named in A-G lists)

After the canon (here seen in lists A through G), which includes scary films like Psycho, Jaws, The Thing, and not a few others, this collection asserts 100 horror films that must be saved if the world were to end…an eventuality that several of these films consider. Horror often suggests that we can’t escape the past, making it a very deserving “first” genre for this site, which likewise advocates the importance of history. As usual, this list is based on a concatenation of expert opinion.

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H1. Häxan (Christensen, 1922)

H2. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Worsley, 1923)

H3. The Phantom of the Opera (Julian, 1925)

H4. Faust (Murnau, 1926)

H5. The Unknown (Browning, 1927)

H6. The Fall of the House of Usher (Epstein, 1928)

H7. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Mamoulian, 1931)

H8. Vampyr (Dreyer, 1932)

H9. The Old Dark House (Whale, 1932)

H10. The Mummy (Freund, 1932)

H11. The Invisible Man (Whale, 1933)

H12. The Black Cat (Ulmer, 1934)

H13. The Bride of Frankenstein (Whale, 1935)

H14. The Wolf Man (Waggner, 1941)

H15. Cat People (Tourneur, 1942)

H16. I Walked With a Zombie (Tourneur, 1943)

H17. The Uninvited (Allen, 1944)

H18. Dead of Night (Cavalcanti, Crichton, Hamer, Dearden, 1945)

H19. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (Barton, 1948)

H20. The Thing From Another World (Nyby, 1951)

H21. House of Wax (de Toth, 1953)

H22. Creature from the Black Lagoon (Arnold, 1954)

H23. Diabolique (Les Diaboliques) (Clouzot, 1955)

H24. Tarantula! (Arnold, 1955)

H25. The Bad Seed (LeRoy, 1956)

H26. The Incredible Shrinking Man (Arnold, 1957)

H27. Night of the Demon (Tourneur, 1957)

H28. The Fly (Neumann, 1958)

H29. House on Haunted Hill (Castle, 1959)

H30. Bucket of Blood (Corman, 1959)

H31. Les Yeux sans visage (Eyes Without a Face) (Franju, 1960)

H32. Peeping Tom (Powell, 1960)

H33. House of Usher (Corman, 1960)

H34. Jigoku (Nakagawa, 1960)

H35. The Innocents (Clayton, 1961)

H36. Carnival of Souls (Harvey, 1962)

H37. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (Aldrich, 1962)

H38. The Birds (Hitchcock, 1963)

H39. The Haunting (Wise, 1963)

H40. Repulsion (Polanski, 1965)

H41. Wait Until Dark (Young, 1967)

H42. The Cremator (Herz, 1969)

H43. Multiple Maniacs (Waters, 1970)

H44. The Last House on the Left (Craven, 1972)

H45. The Wicker Man (Hardy, 1973)

H46. Profondo Rosso (Deep Red) (Argento, 1975)

H47. The Omen (Donner, 1976)

H48. Carrie (DePalma, 1976)

H49. Suspiria (Argento, 1977)

H50. Dawn of the Dead (Romero, 1978)

H51. Halloween (Carpenter, 1978)

H52. Day of the Woman (I Spit on Your Grave) (Zarchi, 1978)

H53. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Kaufman, 1978)

H54. Nosferatu – Phantom der Nacht (Nosferatu the Vampyre) (Herzog, 1979)

H55. Friday the 13th (Cunningham, 1980)

H56. Altered States (Russell, 1980)

H57. An American Werewolf in London (Landis, 1981)

H58. The Evil Dead (Raimi, 1981)

H59. Poltergeist (Hooper, 1982)

H60. Videodrome (Cronenberg, 1983)

H61. The Dead Zone (Cronenberg, 1983)

H62. Gremlins (Dante, 1984)

H63. A Nightmare on Elm Street (Craven, 1984)

H64. The Fly (Cronenberg, 1986)

H65. Evil Dead II (Raimi, 1987)

H66. Hellraiser (Barker, 1987)

H67. Near Dark (Bigelow, 1987)

H68. The Blob (Russell, 1988)

H69. The Vanishing (Sluizer, 1988)

H70. Dead Calm (Noyce, 1989)

H71. Tremors (Underwood, 1990)

H72. Misery (Reiner, 1990)

H73. Cronos (Del Toro, 1993)

H74. Scream (Craven, 1996)

H75. Ringu (Nakata, 1998)

H76. The Blair Witch Project (Myrick, Sanchez, 1999)

H77. The Sixth Sense (Shyamalan, 1999)

H78. Audition (Miike, 1999)

H79. The Others (Amenabar, 2001)

H80. Dark Water (Nakata, 2002)

H81. The Ring (Verbinski, 2002)

H82. Ju-On: The Grudge (Shimizu, 2002)

H83. 28 Days Later (Boyle, 2002)

H84. A Tale of Two Sisters (Jee-woon, 2003)

H85. Saw (Wan, 2004)

H86. The Descent (Marshall, 2005)

H87. [REC] (Balaguero, Plaza, 2007)

H88. The Orphanage (Bayona, 2007)

H89. Paranormal Activity (Peli, 2007)

H90. Cloverfield (Reeves, 2008)

H91. Let the Right One In (Alfredson, 2008)

H92. Drag Me to Hell (Raimi, 2009)

H93. The Loved Ones (Byrne, 2009)

H94. Insidious (Wan, 2010)

H95. The Cabin in the Woods (Whedon, 2011)

H96. The Conjuring (Wan, 2013)

H97. The Babadook (Kent, 2014)

H98. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Amirpour, 2014)

H99. It Follows (Mitchell, 2014)

H100. The Witch (Eggers, 2015)

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