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 39 dramatic films in this list.

  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • Nosferatu
  • The Phantom of the Opera
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  • Frankenstein
  • Freaks
  • The Old Dark House
  • King Kong
  • The Wolf Man
  • Cat People
  • I Walked with a Zombie
  • Diabolique
  • The Bad Seed
  • Eyes Without a Face
  • Psycho
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
  • Onibaba
  • The Masque of the Red Death
  • Repulsion
  • Viy
  • Hour of the Wolf
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
  • Don't Look Now
  • The Exorcist
  • Nosferatu the Vampyre
  • The Hunger
  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
  • Jacob's Ladder
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Man Bites Dog
  • Candyman
  • Cemetery Man
  • The Sixth Sense
  • Audition
  • The Devil's Backbone
  • The Others
  • A Tale of Two Sisters
  • The Orphanage