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Hierarchy of Horror

An ever-shifting ranking of every horror film I've laid my eyes upon.

Time is often the distinguishing factor. My favourite films linger and grow in my psyche, whilst plenty of others faulter in my memory and drop down the list.

Honestly, I'm far less concerned with the "inherent quality" of a film, if one could argue such objectivity exists at all, and far more with my own perspective on said film.

The purpose of this list is to aid me in categorising and examining my own journey through genre of horror, a journey I'm glad to share!

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  • Raw

    1

  • Coraline

    2

  • Haunt

    3

  • The Witch

    4

  • Ready or Not

    5

  • The Conjuring

    6

  • The Conjuring 2

    7

  • Hereditary

    8

  • Scream

    9

  • Annihilation

    10

  • Lake Mungo

    11

  • Martyrs

    12

  • Carrie

    13

  • Annabelle: Creation

    14

  • Suspiria

    15

  • Malignant

    16

  • Before I Wake

    17

  • Midsommar

    18

  • Revenge

    19

  • Evil Dead

    20

  • American Mary

    21

  • The Voices

    22

  • The Lodge

    23

  • Us

    24

  • Nope

    25

  • Ginger Snaps

    26

  • Fear Street: 1978

    27

  • The Ritual

    28

  • Goodnight Mommy

    29

  • A Quiet Place

    30

  • A Quiet Place Part II

    31

  • Oculus

    32

  • Pan's Labyrinth

    33

  • Pulse

    34

  • Green Room

    35

  • Cube

    36

  • The Babadook

    37

  • The Invisible Man

    38

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    39

  • The Exorcist

    40

  • Climax

    41

  • Titane

    42

  • The Neon Demon

    43

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    44

  • Saint Maud

    45

  • Perfect Blue

    46

  • Nosferatu

    47

  • X

    48

  • It

    49

  • Prey

    50

  • Scream 2

    51

  • Scream

    52

  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

    53

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street

    54

  • mother!

    55

  • The Loved Ones

    56

  • The House That Jack Built

    57

  • Attack the Block

    58

  • The Shining

    59

  • Doctor Sleep

    60

  • Alien

    61

  • Candyman

    62

  • Psycho

    63

  • Annabelle Comes Home

    64

  • Bride of Chucky

    65

  • Ouija: Origin of Evil

    66

  • The Cabin in the Woods

    67

  • Inside

    68

  • Black Christmas

    69

  • The Ring

    70

  • Halloween

    71

  • Get Out

    72

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane

    73

  • Jennifer's Body

    74

  • The Perfection

    75

  • The Platform

    76

  • Triangle

    77

  • Jaws

    78

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    79

  • Upgrade

    80

  • Spring

    81

  • Under the Skin

    82

  • Rosemary's Baby

    83

  • Train to Busan

    84

  • Deep Red

    85

  • Bliss

    86

  • Hush

    87

  • Sinister

    88

  • Ringu

    89

  • The Orphanage

    90

  • New Nightmare

    91

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

    92

  • Final Destination 3

    93

  • The Thing

    94

  • What We Do in the Shadows

    95

  • Suspiria

    96

  • The Hunt

    97

  • Antiviral

    98

  • Possessor

    99

  • Last Night in Soho

    100