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1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (Compiled by Steven Jay Schneider, 2015 Update by Ian Haydn Smith)

Got this book for my birthday in 2016 and wanted to create a list of it to track my progress. A lot of foreign films in here and a couple trilogies (Toy Story and Lord of the Rings) and some multi-movie parts counted as one (Ivan the Terrible Pt I and II, Olympia Pt I and II).

There are 82 horror films in this list.

  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • The Phantom Carriage
  • Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler
  • Nosferatu
  • Häxan
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • The Unknown
  • Un Chien Andalou
  • Dracula
  • Frankenstein
  • Vampyr
  • Freaks
  • King Kong
  • The Black Cat
  • The Bride of Frankenstein
  • Song at Midnight
  • The Wolf Man
  • Cat People
  • The Seventh Victim
  • Diabolique
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • Dracula
  • Eyes Without a Face
  • Psycho
  • Peeping Tom
  • Black Sunday
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
  • The Birds
  • The Haunting
  • The Masque of the Red Death
  • Onibaba
  • Repulsion
  • Viy
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • Hour of the Wolf
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • Targets
  • The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
  • Frenzy
  • The Wicker Man
  • Don't Look Now
  • The Exorcist
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
  • Jaws
  • Carrie
  • The Last Wave
  • Suspiria
  • Eraserhead
  • The Hills Have Eyes
  • Halloween
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • Nosferatu the Vampyre
  • Alien
  • The Shining
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • The Evil Dead
  • Poltergeist
  • The Thing
  • The Fourth Man
  • Videodrome
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Manhunter
  • The Fly
  • Fatal Attraction
  • The Vanishing
  • Alice
  • Dead Ringers
  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Man Bites Dog
  • The Kingdom
  • Scream
  • Funny Games
  • Ringu
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • Audition
  • Paranormal Activity
  • Let the Right One In
  • The Cabin in the Woods