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LawrenceA

Favorite Horror By Decade

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This thread was inspired by a discussion I had with someone about the best horror movies from this decade so far. I'm going to list my favorites from each decade, and invite anyone interested to chime in with their own choices for any or all decades.

1920s

1. Nosferatu (1922)

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2. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

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3. Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922)

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4. Faust (1926)

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5. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

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6. The Unknown (1927)

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7. The Phantom Carriage (1921)

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8. The Hands of Orlac (1924)

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9. The Golem (1920)

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10. Waxworks (1924)

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1930s

1. Frankenstein (1931)

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2. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

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3. Dracula (1931)

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4. Island of Lost Souls (1932)

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5. The Mummy (1932)

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6. Werewolf of London (1935)

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7. The Black Cat (1934)

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8. Vampyr (1932)

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9. Freaks (1932)

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10. The Old Dark House (1932)

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1940s

1. The Wolf Man (1941)

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2. The Uninvited (1944)

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3. Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

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4. Dead of Night (1945)

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5. The Seventh Victim (1943)

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6. Cat People (1942)

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7. The Body Snatcher (1945)

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8. Bedlam (1946)

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9. Carnival of Sinners (1943)

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10. Strangler of the Swamp (1946)

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1950s - This is a more difficult decade, as many films straddle the line between horror and science fiction.

1. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

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2. Horror of Dracula (1958)

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3. Night/Curse of the Demon (1957)

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4. Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

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5. House on Haunted Hill (1959)

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6. The Mummy (1959)

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7. House of Wax (1953)

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8. The Tingler (1959)

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9. Dementia (1955)

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10. Caltiki, the Immortal Monster (1959)

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1960s

1. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

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2. Kwaidan (1964)

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3. Psycho (1960)

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4. The Birds (1963)

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5. Viy (1967)

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6. Onibaba (1965)

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7. The Haunting (1963)

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8. Black Sunday (1960)

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9. The Innocents (1961)

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10. Rosemary's Baby (1968)

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11. Carnival of Souls (1962)

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1970s

1. Halloween (1978)

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2. Dawn of the Dead (1978)

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3. Suspiria (1977)

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4. The Exorcist (1973)

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5. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

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6. The Wicker Man (1973)

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7. Phantasm (1979)

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8. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

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9. Deep Red (1975)

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10. The Sentinel (1977)

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1980s

1. The Shining (1980)

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2. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

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3. Evil Dead 2 (1987)

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4. An American Werewolf in London (1981)

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5. The Howling (1981)

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6. The Evil Dead (1981)

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7. Near Dark (1987)

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8. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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9. Prince of Darkness (1987)

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10. Re-Animator (1985)

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1990s

1. Scream (1996)

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2. Dead Alive/Braindead (1992)

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3. Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

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4. Audition (1999)

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5. Cronos (1993)

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6. Cemetery Man (1994)

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7. The Sixth Sense (1999)

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8. Stir of Echoes (1999)

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9. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

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10. Tremors (1990)

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2000s

1. Let the Right One In (2008)

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2. The Mist (2007)

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3. Planet Terror (2007)

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4. Dawn of the Dead (2004)

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5. The Ring (2002)

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6. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

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7. 28 Days Later (2002)

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8. Inside (2007)

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9. Jeepers Creepers (2001)

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10. Ginger Snaps (2000)

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2010s (so far)

1. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

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2. The Babadook (2014)

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3. The Witch (2015)

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4. It Follows (2014)

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5. Baskin (2015)

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6. The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

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7. Train to Busan (2016)

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8. The Innkeepers (2011)

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9. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)

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10. The Ritual (2017)

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4 hours ago, LawrenceA said:

1970s

1. Halloween (1978)

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2. Dawn of the Dead (1978)

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3. Suspiria (1977)

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4. The Exorcist (1973)

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5. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

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6. The Wicker Man (1973)

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7. Phantasm (1979)

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8. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

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9. Deep Red (1975)

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10. The Sentinel (1977)

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I would replace "The Sentinel" with Depalma's "Sisters"

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1 hour ago, jaragon said:

I would replace "The Sentinel" with Depalma's "Sisters"

The Sentinel is a personal fave that I know isn't widely admired, but I liked the seedy ambiance, the unusual cast, and the basic concept. I almost replaced it with another De Palma film,Carrie.

I could easily make a top 50 list for both the 70s and 80s.

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1970s

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1. Nosferatu

2. Halloween

3. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

4. Jungle Holocaust

5. The Wicker Man

6. Zombi 2

7. I Spit on Your Grave

8. The Exorcist

9. Last House on the Left

10. The Man From Deep River

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1980s

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1. Cannibal Holocaust

2. Friday the 13th

3. Nekromantik

4. Violent Sh1t

5. Cannibal Ferox

6. Eaten Alive!

7. Pulgasari

8. Entrails of a Virgin

9. Friday the 13th: the Final Chapter

10. Friday the 13th Part III

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1990s

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1. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

2. Jason Goes to Hell

3. Audition 

4. Violent Sh1t II

5. Nekromantik 2

6. Violent Sh1t III: Infantry of Doom 

7. Scream 

8. Bram Stoker's Dracula

9. Lost Highway

 

 

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2000s

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1. Dead Snow

2. Frostbitten

3. Let the Right One In

4. Jason X

5. The Hills Have Eyes

6. In the Land of Cannibals

7. Drag Me to Hell

8. 28 Days Later

9. I Am Legend

10. Rob Zombie's Halloween 

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2010s

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1. Dead Snow II

2. Karl the Butcher vs Axe

3. Train to Busan

4. The Cabin in the Woods

5. Mother's Day

Only 5 because I haven't seen as many from this decade.

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