You Can't Call Yourself a Horror Fan If You Haven't Seen These 20 Films

You Can't Call Yourself a Horror Fan If You Haven't Seen These 20 Films
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Everyone loves horror! Even if you can't stand the sight of blood or hate jumpscares, there's definitely a horror movie out there that will tick all your boxes.

Horror is one of the oldest movie genres out there, and it's still one of the most exciting to follow - while comedies and melodramas have been sinking into banality for decades, releasing only one or two worthwhile projects a year, horror directors are still delighting fans of the genre with dozens of great films every year.

Here are 20 horror movies everyone needs to see:

As you've probably noticed, most of the titles on this list were released in the last century, with only a few from the last few decades managing to sneak into our rankings. And there's a reason for that.

While the horror genre is still thriving in 2024, there's no denying that the golden age of horror was in the 1970s and 1980s, when subgenres like body horror, slasher, and home invasion were first introduced. The movies made during this time are still very influential today, and that's why watching them is essential for people trying to learn more about the horror genre.

Without films like "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre," "Halloween" and "The Exorcist," there would be no Jordan Peele, Ari Aster and the entire current generation of horror directors who grew up watching these classics.