Famous Horror Movies

Can you list the most famous horror movies? Note that this does not necessarily reflect the quality of the movie, simply the ones that most people know of and that horror fans should be able to recognise.
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Last updated: November 19, 2013
First submittedNovember 18, 2013
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The Exorcist
The Shining
A Nightmare on Elm Street
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Paranormal Activity
The Blair Witch Project
Night of the Living Dead
Evil Dead
Friday the 13th
The Ring
Dawn of the Dead
Rosemary's Baby
Silence of the Lambs
The Wicker Man
Cabin in the Woods
The Sixth Sense
The Birds
The Omen
Level 76
Nov 18, 2013
Decent list, but I'd consider following titles among the most famous, too: The Sixth Sense, Carrie, Frankenstein/Bride of Frankenstein and The Birds. Also, could you accept "Blair Witch Project" without "The"?
Level 12
Nov 19, 2013
Of course I can. Thanks for the feedback! I did consider some you mentioned but I didn't know if they were famous enough. I'll add them now.
Level 39
Oct 30, 2014
Instead of just this movie, can you accept all movies without "the" also? I missed the omen and the ring because it wouldn't accept "Ring" and "Omen"
Level 34
Apr 10, 2015
I also missed a few because of the mandatory "the"
Level 71
Nov 21, 2013
A few suggestions....forst of all, since this is a subjective list, you should consider hints...

An American Werewolf In London

The Thing

The Fly

The Others

Jacob';s Ladder



The Mist

The Fog

Invasion Of The Bodysnatchers

Level 39
Oct 30, 2014
I agree. This turned into 'name as many horror movies as you can'. And when the big ones weren't there I was disappointed.
Level 39
Oct 30, 2014
Can you accept "6th sense" / "the 6th sense" for the sixth sense?
Level 45
Oct 11, 2017
"most famous" is a bit ambiguous even though I did quite well my friend next to me says they have only heard of about half of the films on this list
Level 45
Oct 11, 2017
also I would not class Jaws or Silence of the lambs as horror films they are just thrillers I live in the UK and Jaws has a PG rating...... hardly a horror movie rating
Level 44
Apr 15, 2020
Perhaps child's play? I love carrie, so its nice to see other people appreciating that movie.
Level 44
Apr 15, 2020
IT, get out, suspria, texas chainsaw massacre, etc are also pretty big movies. Add them?