Oh! The Horror!

Having just watched yet another awful modern horror movie, I think it's about time I put together my selection of the genre's best. Horror means a lot to me: it was through my brother's DVD copies of things like The Exorcist, The Omen, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and The Shining that I first found myself really engaging with cinema, tucked away watching them in the dead of night on a near-muted TV at the ripe young age of 12. Unlike any other genre, horror is something I'm always ready for a taste of; it's unquestionably the genre I've seen the most awful shit from, and yet it's so worth wading through the vast lakes of crap it seems to produce in order to find the true gems. I would be most delighted if anyone has any suggestions to offer based on my tastes here, or indeed any comments in general. All films bear a minimum 4 stars by my ranking.