101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die

The same editors who produce the yearly 1,001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Books have also created six companion books to go with them. They concentrate on six genres - Action, Cult, Gangster, Horror, Sci-fi, and War. They are named 101 [one of the six genres] Movies You Must See Before You Die.

These are not completely separate lists of movies, though. Of the 607 total movies (Action has 102 entries) 261 of them also appear in the main 1,001 Movies list. That leaves 346 entries that are unique to these genre books.

The list below are the 101 Horror movies. If you go into List view it will tell you which of these films is also on…

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There are 17 films in this list released in the 1980s.

  • Cannibal Holocaust
  • Friday the 13th
  • The Shining
  • Dressed to Kill
  • The Howling
  • The Beyond
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • Poltergeist
  • The Hunger
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Re-Animator
  • The Fly
  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
  • Evil Dead II
  • A Chinese Ghost Story
  • Hellraiser
  • The Vanishing