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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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Bird Box
Bird Box
The Meg
The Meg
The Nun
The Nun
Halloween
Halloween
It
It
Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween
Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween
A Quiet Place
A Quiet Place
Get Out
Get Out
Tyler Perry's Boo! 2 A Madea Halloween
Tyler Perry's Boo! 2 A Madea Halloween
Split
Split
Texas Chainsaw
Texas Chainsaw
The First Purge
The First Purge
The House with a Clock in Its Walls
The House with a Clock in Its Walls
Jennifer's Body
Jennifer's Body
World War Z
World War Z
Spawn
Spawn
Happy Death Day
Happy Death Day
The Conjuring 2
The Conjuring 2
Seed of Chucky
Seed of Chucky
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
Hereditary
Hereditary
Halloween
Halloween
Slender Man
Slender Man
The Purge
The Purge
Sabrina
Sabrina
Hell Fest
Hell Fest
The Mummy
The Mummy
Unfriended: Dark Web
Unfriended: Dark Web
A Haunted House
A Haunted House
Traffik
Traffik
Jigsaw
Jigsaw
The Purge: Election Year
The Purge: Election Year
Escape Room
Escape Room
You're Next
You're Next
47 Meters Down
47 Meters Down
When the Bough Breaks
When the Bough Breaks
Mama
Mama
Annihilation
Annihilation
Wrong Turn 2
Wrong Turn 2
Final Destination
Final Destination
Insidious: The Last Key
Insidious: The Last Key
Final Destination 5
Final Destination 5
Carrie
Carrie
Suspiria
Suspiria
Underworld: Blood Wars
Underworld: Blood Wars
Cult of Chucky
Cult of Chucky
Child's Play
Child's Play
Upgrade
Upgrade
The Green Inferno
The Green Inferno
Alien: Covenant
Alien: Covenant
Life
Life
Case 39
Case 39
13 Ghosts
13 Ghosts
Van Helsing
Van Helsing
The Nun
The Nun
The Human Centipede: First Sequence
The Human Centipede: First Sequence
Annabelle: Creation
Annabelle: Creation
The Exorcist
The Exorcist
The Others
The Others
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy
The House That Jack Built
The House That Jack Built
Hannibal Rising
Hannibal Rising
The Strangers: Prey at Night
The Strangers: Prey at Night
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings
Cam
Cam
A Cure for Wellness
A Cure for Wellness
A Nightmare on Elm Street
A Nightmare on Elm Street
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
Cujo
Cujo
Tales From the Hood 2
Tales From the Hood 2
The Frozen
The Frozen
The Car
The Car
Piranha 3D
Piranha 3D
Silent Hill
Silent Hill
Little Shop of Horrors
Little Shop of Horrors
Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider
House of 1000 Corpses
House of 1000 Corpses
Escape Room
Escape Room
Final Destination 3
Final Destination 3
Final Destination 2
Final Destination 2
The Hills Have Eyes
The Hills Have Eyes
Pet Sematary II
Pet Sematary II
As Above, So Below
As Above, So Below
Jason X
Jason X
Scream
Scream
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D
The Howling
The Howling
Mara
Mara
Behind the Door
Behind the Door
Evil Dead
Evil Dead
The Possession
The Possession
Paranormal Activity
Paranormal Activity
Winchester
Winchester
Gerald's Game
Gerald's Game
Paranormal Activity 4
Paranormal Activity 4
The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower
Vampire
Vampire
Tremors 6: A Cold Day in Hell
Tremors 6: A Cold Day in Hell
Red Riding Hood
Red Riding Hood
Savage Abduction
Savage Abduction
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