[RESULTS] The Letterboxd Community's 50 Favourite Horror Movies of All TIme

205 Letterboxd Users have voted for a total of 482 movies, here are the Top 50:

Note: Because of some ties, there are 52 movies on this list.

1. THE SHINING (1980) by Stanley Kubrick
Points: 1591 | Peak: No.1 (40x) | Votes: 133 | IMDb: 8,5

2. ALIEN (1979) by Ridley Scott
Points: 1227 | Peak: No.1 (14x) | Votes: 115 | IMDb: 8,5

3. THE THING (1982) by John Carpenter
Points: 1018 | Peak: No.1 (10x) | Votes: 98 | IMDb: 8,2

4. THE EXORCIST (1973) by William Friedkin
Points: 905 | Peak: No.1 (16x) | Votes: 95 | IMDb: 8,0

5. PSYCHO (1960) by Alfred Hitchcock
Points: 803 | Peak: No.1 (6x) | Votes: 83 | IMDb: 8,6

6. HALLOWEEN (1978) by John Carpenter
Points: 709 | Peak: No.1 (9x) | Votes: 77 | IMDb: 7,9

7. THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974) by Tobe Hooper
Points: 637 | Peak: No.1 (5x) | Votes: 73 | IMDb: 7,5

8. JAWS (1975) by Steven Spielberg
Points: 632 | Peak: No.1 (8x) | Votes: 61 | IMDb: 8,2

9. ROSEMARY'S BABY (1978) by Roman Polanski
Points: 522 | Peak: No.1 (4x) | Votes: 59 | IMDb: 8,0

10. THE EVIL DEAD (1981) by Sam Raimi
Points: 448 | Peak: No.1 (4x) | Votes: 52 | IMDb: 7,6

11. DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978) by George A. Romero
Points: 429 | Peak: No.1 (3x) | Votes: 54 | IMDb: 8,0

12. SUSPIRIA (1977) by Dario Argento
Points: 410 | Peak: No.1 (1x) | Votes: 50 | IMDb: 7,4

13. EVIL DEAD II (1987) by Sam Raimi
Points: 398 | Peak: No.1 (6x) | Votes: 43 | IMDb: 7,8

14. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) by George A. Romero
Points: 353 | Peak: No.1 (2x) | Votes: 45 | IMDb: 8,0

15. LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (2008) by Tomas Alfredson
Points: 336 | Peak: No.2 (4x) | Votes: 43 | IMDb: 8,0

16. THE FLY (1986) by David Cronenberg
Points: 315 | Peak: No.2 (1x) | Votes: 41 | IMDb: 7,5

17. AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981) by John Landis
Points: 301 | Peak: No.1 (1x) | Votes: 39 | IMDb: 7,5

18. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1981) by Wes Craven
Points: 270 | Peak: No.1 (1x) | Votes: 39 | IMDb: 7,5

19. VIDEODROME (1983) by David Cronenberg
Points: 266 | Peak: No.1 (2x) | Votes: 26 | IMDb: 7,3

20. THE CABIN IN THE WOODS (2012) by Drew Goddard
Points: 255 | Peak: No.2 (2x) | Votes: 40 | IMDb: 7,1

21. ERASERHEAD (1977) by David Lynch
Points: 247 | Peak: No.1 (2x) | Votes: 22 | IMDb: 7,3

22. MARTYRS (2008) by Pascal Laugier
Points: 246 | Peak: No.1 (3x) | Votes: 28 | IMDb: 6,9

23. THE WICKER MAN (1973) by Robin Hardy
Points: 234 | Peak: No.1 (6x) | Votes: 24 | IMDb: 7,6

24. THE DESCENT (2005) by Neil Marshall
Points: 232 | Peak: No.2 (1x) | Votes: 34 | IMDb: 7,3

25. 28 DAYS LATER... (2002) by Danny Boyle
Points: 228 | Peak: No.2 (1x) | Votes: 32 | IMDb: 7,6

26. SCREAM (1996) by Wes Craven
Points: 224 | Peak: No.1 (3x) | Votes: 30 | IMDb: 7,2

27. NOSFERATU, EINE SYMPHONIE DES GRAUENS (1922) by F.W. Murnau
Points: 219 | Peak: No.1 (3x) | Votes: 25 | IMDb: 8,0

28. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) by Jonathan Demme
Points: 209 | Peak: No.1 (1x) | Votes: 22 | IMDb: 8,7

29. SHAUN OF THE DEAD (2004) by Edgar Wright
Points: 206 | Peak: No.1 (2x) | Votes: 26 | IMDb: 8,0

30. DON'T LOOK NOW (1973) by Nicolas Roeg
Points: 197 | Peak: No.1 (2x) | Votes: 22 | IMDb: 7,4

31. REPULSION (1965) by Roman Polanski
Points: 189 | Peak: No.1 (2x) | Votes: 21 | IMDb: 7,8

32. THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (1999) by Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sanchez
Points: 175 | Peak: No.1 (1x) | Votes: 25 | IMDb: 6,3

33. (TIE) CARRIE (1976) by Brian De Palma
Points: 171 | Peak: No.1 (1x) | Votes: 29 | IMDb: 7,4

33. (TIE) [REC] (2007) by Jaume Balaguero & Paco Plaza
Points: 171 | Peak: No.3 (1x) | Votes: 28 | IMDb: 7,5

35. AUDITION (1999) by Takashi Miike
Points: 150 | Peak: No.2 (1x) | Votes: 20 | IMDb: 7,2

36. POLTERGEIST (1982) by Tobe Hooper
Points: 132 | Peak: No.5 (2x) | Votes: 22 | IMDb: 7,4

37. THE OMEN (1976) by Richard Donner
Points: 129 | Peak: No.2 (1x) | Votes: 18 | IMDb: 7,6

38. VAMPYR (1932) by Carl Theodor Dreyer
Points: 127 | Peak: No.1 (1x) | Votes: 14 | IMDb: 7,6

39. (TIE) BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935) by James Whale
Points: 126 | Peak: No.1 (1x) | Votes: 15 | IMDb: 7,9

39. (TIE) THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955) by Charles Laughton
Points: 126 | Peak: No.1 (1x) | Votes: 12 | IMDb: 8,2

41. EYES WITHOUT A FACE (1960) by Georges Franju
Points: 125 | Peak: No.1 (1x) | Votes: 18 | IMDb: 7,8

42. THE BIRDS (1963) by Alfred Hitchcock
Points: 121 | Peak: No.3 (1x) | Votes: 16 | IMDb: 7,8

43. ALIENS (1986) by James Cameron
Points: 118 | Peak: No.1 (2x) | Votes: 11 | IMDb: 8,5

44. BRAINDEAD a.k.a DEAD ALIVE (1992) by Peter Jackson
Points: 114 | Peak: No.4 (1x) | Votes: 20 | IMDb: 7,5

45. THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (1920) by Robert Wiene
Points: 106 | Peak: No.1 (1x) | Votes: 13 | IMDb: 8,0

46. THE HAUNTING (1963) by Robert Wise
Points: 105 | Peak: No.1 (1x) | Votes: 12 | IMDb: 7,6

47. THE INNOCENTS (1961) by Jack Clayton
Points: 101 | Peak: No.2 (1x) | Votes: 11 | IMDb: 7,8

48. FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (1996) by Robert Rodriguez
Points: 98 | Peak: No.2 (3x) | Votes: 13 | IMDb: 7,2

49. POSSESSION (1981) by Andrzej Zulawski
Points: 97 | Peak: No.1 (2x) | Votes: 9 | IMDb: 7,1

50. (TIE) CANDYMAN (1981) by Bernard Rose
Points: 96 | Peak: No.4 (3x) | Votes: 17 | IMDb: 6,5

50. (TIE) PHANTASM (1979) by Don Coscarelli
Points: 96 | Peak: No.2 (2x) | Votes: 13 | IMDb: 6,7

50. (TIE) RINGU (1998) by Hideo Nakata
Points: 96 | Peak: No.1 (1x) | Votes: 13 | IMDb: 7,3

On the Outside Looking In (The Next Ten):

Inside
Kill List
Hellraiser
Saw
The Beyond
Diabolique
Hausu
Misery
Re-Animator
The Orphanage



Thanks again to everybody who participated. I hope you enjoy this list and discuss much about it!

  • The Shining

    1

  • Alien

    2

  • The Thing

    3

  • The Exorcist

    4

  • Psycho

    5

  • Halloween

    6

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    7

  • Jaws

    8

  • Rosemary's Baby

    9

  • The Evil Dead

    10

  • Dawn of the Dead

    11

  • Suspiria

    12

  • Evil Dead II

    13

  • Night of the Living Dead

    14

  • Let the Right One In

    15

  • The Fly

    16

  • An American Werewolf in London

    17

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street

    18

  • Videodrome

    19

  • The Cabin in the Woods

    20

  • Eraserhead

    21

  • Martyrs

    22

  • The Wicker Man

    23

  • The Descent

    24

  • 28 Days Later...

    25

  • Scream

    26

  • Nosferatu

    27

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    28

  • Shaun of the Dead

    29

  • Don't Look Now

    30

  • Repulsion

    31

  • The Blair Witch Project

    32

  • Carrie

    33

  • [REC]

    34

  • Audition

    35

  • Poltergeist

    36

  • The Omen

    37

  • Vampyr

    38

  • The Bride of Frankenstein

    39

  • The Night of the Hunter

    40

  • Eyes Without a Face

    41

  • The Birds

    42

  • Aliens

    43

  • Braindead

    44

  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    45

  • The Haunting

    46

  • The Innocents

    47

  • From Dusk Till Dawn

    48

  • Possession

    49

  • Candyman

    50

  • Phantasm

    51

  • Ring

    52

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