Last updated September 30th: Added Tales From the Hood 1 & 2, The Babysitter (2017) 1 & 2 and The Collected (The Collector 3). Films yet to be added (missing in database): Amityville 1974, Beyond the Green Inferno, The House on the Edge of the Park 2, Pumpkinhead (remake), Cannibals (sequel to Cannibal Holocaust), Laid to Rest: Exumed, Shrooms 2, Hellraiser TV series, Tremors: Island Fury, Tales From the Hood 3. Hannibal Lector films sorted under "Hannibal", Iterview With a Vampire & Queen of the Damned sorted under "Vampire Chronicles".
Horror is one of the most readily dismissed genres from critics and film buffs, yet is, arguably, the genre with the most avid and steadfast niche following and remains popular with the general public. With horror films aiming to terrify, spook, shock, disturb, repulse, amuse, entertain and more, it's no wonder the genre is so varied, divisive and controversial.
With so many people ignoring or simply not understanding horror, many great films slip under the radar and are relatively unknown to an audience outside of hardcore horror fans. In order to counteract this and bring awareness to the greatness of the genre, this list was created.
Compiled using 2,614 lists taken from various critics/polls/magazines/books/websites/forums/horror fans, They Shoot Zombies, Don't They? is intended to be the ultimate canonical top 1000 horror list. Spanning several decades, countries and sub-genres, and using lists from a wide range of people and publications, the resulting list is quite a diverse spread and representation of the best of horror.