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.
Anthology Films, especially in the Horror Genre, can be a mixed bag at best. When done right, they give you an assortment of terrifying tales that mess with your mind in different ways, that usually come in short, concentrated bursts. When done wrong however, they can feel like they're nothing more than a bunch of half-assed stories that have been randomly thrown together, just for the sake of it.
Some Horror Anthologies are great from start to finish (like Trick 'r Treat), while others are great because they boast one or two truly fantastic segments (like the clown story in Amusement.) Either way though, they all offer something for those of us who crave compelling short stories, and all are worthy of our attention.
For the first 6 movies in the list:
If you're in the mood for a truly quality Horror Anthology, any of the movies in our Top Six will do you right. For us, Trick 'r Treat is the best of them, but they all bring their own unique and terrifying vision to the Anthology Sub-Genre.
For the remaining entries:
Below are the rest of our 30 Best Horror Anthologies, and of course, a few Honorable Mentions thrown in for good measure. Keep in mind that no "Best of" list is ever perfect, but merely a solid starting point for anyone looking to watch some great flicks.
The last 6 being "Honorable Mentions".
All credits go to IMDb user: RDLongoria