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The history of horror is vast and perhaps a list of the 200 greatest horror films is a foolhardy thing to tackle.  I’ve been watching horror movies since I was a very young kid and I think it is safe to say that I’ve watched more than the average person. Yet, as hard as I try, there are still many films that I still haven’t seen. After all, the first depictions of supernatural events appeared in several of the silent shorts created by the film pioneer Georges Méliès in the late 1890s, best known being Le Manoir du Diable, which is sometimes credited as being the first horror film. Since thousands of films have followed and in the present day, you can easily count over 100 theatrically released each year worldwide. It is impossible to make a definitive list of the best horror films but what follows is a list of my personal 150 favorite horror films of the 20th century accompanied by a few special mentions, mostly documentaries, short films and a few features that some people would qualify as horror, but really aren’t. Please let me know in the comments if there is a movie you feel I overlooked. Enjoy!

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Intro | Top 150 | Top 140 | Top 120 | Top 100 | Top 80 | Top 60 | Top 40 | Top 20


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