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Letterboxd's Top 250 Horror Films

An accompaniment to the Letterboxd Top 250, which sadly contains very few horror films.

Extracted from here.

No shorts, no TV series or movies, no YouTube videos, no filmed stage productions, no reissues, no trailer compilations, no behind-the-scenes documentaries, nor anything else that isn't really a feature film. All entries must be at least 40 minutes in length.

To ensure this list isn't filled with films with very few ratings, this only includes films viewed by at least 1,000 users and with at least 100 likes.

To avoid arguments, the films must be categorised as "Horror" by Letterboxd.

Last update: 15th February 2020


Some Statistics:

Films per decade:
1920s - 11 films
1930s - 12 films
1940s - 6 films…

  • Psycho

    1

  • The Shining

    2

  • Alien

    3

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    4

  • The Thing

    5

  • Rosemary's Baby

    6

  • The Lighthouse

    7

  • Get Out

    8

  • Demons

    9

  • Possession

    10

  • Kwaidan

    11

  • Jaws

    12

  • Diabolique

    13

  • The Cremator

    14

  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    15

  • What We Do in the Shadows

    16

  • The Innocents

    17

  • Faust

    18

  • Onibaba

    19

  • Let the Right One In

    20

  • The Exorcist

    21

  • Sleep Has Her House

    22

  • The Phantom Carriage

    23

  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    24

  • Evil Dead II

    25

  • Angel's Egg

    26

  • Cure

    27

  • Black Swan

    28

  • Shaun of the Dead

    29

  • The Bride of Frankenstein

    30

  • Night of the Living Dead

    31

  • One Cut of the Dead

    32

  • The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

    33

  • Hereditary

    34

  • Dawn of the Dead

    35

  • Halloween

    36

  • City of Pirates

    37

  • Kuroneko

    38

  • Suspiria

    39

  • Peeping Tom

    40

  • Phantom of the Paradise

    41

  • Godzilla

    42

  • Eraserhead

    43

  • The Hourglass Sanatorium

    44

  • Eyes Without a Face

    45

  • House

    46

  • The Vanishing

    47

  • I Saw the Devil

    48

  • Repulsion

    49

  • Santa Sangre

    50

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    51

  • The Fly

    52

  • Hour of the Wolf

    53

  • Nosferatu

    54

  • Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler

    55

  • King Kong

    56

  • The Wailing

    57

  • Häxan

    58

  • Freaks

    59

  • Mother Joan of the Angels

    60

  • Deep Red

    61

  • The Wicker Man

    62

  • American Psycho

    63

  • The Skin I Live In

    64

  • Take Shelter

    65

  • Frankenstein

    66

  • An American Werewolf in London

    67

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    68

  • Videodrome

    69

  • The Tenant

    70

  • The Witch

    71

  • The Wolf House

    72

  • Midsommar

    73

  • Alice

    74

  • Rapture

    75

  • Braindead

    76

  • Vampyr

    77

  • Wait Until Dark

    78

  • The Unknown

    79

  • Funny Games

    80

  • Nosferatu the Vampyre

    81

  • The Invisible Man

    82

  • Train to Busan

    83

  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    84

  • A Page of Madness

    85

  • Targets

    86

  • Survive Style 5+

    87

  • The Man Who Laughs

    88

  • Night of the Demon

    89

  • The Devil's Backbone

    90

  • The Return of the Living Dead

    91

  • Carrie

    92

  • The Third Part of the Night

    93

  • Black Christmas

    94

  • Don't Look Now

    95

  • Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris

    96

  • Morgiana

    97

  • Scream

    98

  • The Haunting

    99

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    100