Horror Master List

Every year I pull together a list of horror movies I’d like to watch in honor of spooky season, but as time goes on I sometimes wonder if I’ve seen certain movies. And since I’ve been watching horror movies long enough to have had some blurry childhood mix up memories where I confused the Scary Movie and Scream franchise, it’s time to create a master list of movies I have seen.

This list is not exclusive to films I enjoyed and therefore will have a positive or negative rating with each film. In trying to stick to the genre of horror I’ve tried to stick to movies either I personally would argue fall into the horror genre or movies that traditionally have been categories as horror even if I may disagree with the classification. For instance, I find nature based catastrophe films to fall into the category of horror so you may disagree that GeoStorm or Twister are horror movies. Or for another example, I wouldn’t categorize the Terminator franchise as horror but in list after list this is where they tend to fall. Some other movies due to age also tend to be less associated with horror despite that being their genre.

Rankings are either + (positive), – (negative), or +/- (neutral), with the minor addition of ++ (the super positive representing my faves).

Finally, at the end of the Movies List you will find a TV Series List Master List of all thinks spooky.

Horror Movie Master List A-Z

2012 (2009) +

A

A Quiet Place (2018) –

A Quiet Place 2 (2020) –

A Simple Favor (2018) ++

Addams Family, The (1991) +

Addams Family Values (1993) +

Addams Family Reunion (1998) +

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006) +

Anaconda (1997) ++

Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004) +

Annabelle (2014) +

Annabelle: Creation (2017) +

Annabelle Comes Home (2019) +

As Above So Below (2014) ++

Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) –

B

Backwoods (2008) –

Beetlejuice (1988) –

Before I Wake (2016) +/-

Behind the Mask (2006) +

Bird Box (2018) –

Black Christmas (2006) –

Black Swan (2010) +

Blair Witch Project (1999) +/-

C

Cabin in the Woods (2011) +

Candyman (1992) +

Candyman remake (2021) +

Carrie (2013) +

Children of the Corn (1984) +

Children of the Night (1991) –

Child’s Play (1988) –

Cloverfield (2008) –

Contagion (2011) +

Coraline (2009) –

Cutting Class (1989) –

Cujo (1983) +

D

Dead Silence (2007) +

Deathgasm (2015) ++

Demonic (2015) +

Devil’s Pass (2013) +

Dismissed (2017) +/-

Doctor Sleep (2019) +

Don’t Breathe (2016) +

Dracula (1931) –

E

Emelie (2015) +

Escape From New York (1981) +

Evil Dead (1981) –

Excision (2012) +

Exists (2014) +

F

Fahrenheit 451 (2018) –

Fear Street Trilogy (2021) +

Final Destination (2000) +

Final Destination 2 (2003) +

Flowers in the Attic (1987) +

Frankenstein (1931) –

Freaky (2020) ++

Friday the 13th (1980) +

Friday the 13th remake (2009) ++

Friday the 13th part II (1981) +

Friday the 13th part III (1982) +/-

Friday the 13th part IV (1984) +

Friday the 13th part VI (1986) +

G

Gags The Clown (2018) –

GeoStorm (2017) +

Get Out (2017) +

Ghostbusters (1984) –

Godzilla (1998) +

Grave Encounters (2011) +

H

Halloween (1978) +

Halloween (2018) +

Halloween II (1981) +

Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) –

Halloween Kills (2021) +

Halloweentown (1998) +

Halloweentown High (2004) +

Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge (2001) +

Hannibal (2001) +

Hannibal Rising (2007) +

Happy Death Day (2017) ++

Happy Death Day 2 U (2019) +

Haunt (2019) ++

Hell Fest (2018) ++

Hell House LLC (2015) +

Hell House LLC: Directors Cut (2015) ++

Hell House II: The Abbadon Hotel (2018) +

Hell House III: Lake of Fire (2018) +

Hellraiser (1987) +/-

Hereditary (2018) –

He’s Out There (2018) –

His House (2020) +

Hocus Pocus (1993) –

Host (2020) –

House at the End of the Street (2012) +

House of the Devil (2009) –

House on Haunted Hill (1999) +

Hush (2016) +

I

I am Legend (2007) +

I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House (2016) –

I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) +

In The Tall Grass (2019) +

Independence Day (1996) +

Initiation (2020) +

Insidious (2010) +

Insidious Chapter 2 (2013) +

Insidious Chapter 3 (2015) +

Insidious: The Last Key (2018) +

Into The Storm (2014) +

It Follows (2014) +

It Miniseries (1990) +

J

Jaws (1975) +

Jaws 2 (1978) +

Jaws 3 (1983) +

Jeepers Creepers (2001) +

Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003) +

Jennifer’s Body (2009) +

Jurassic Park (1993) ++

Jurassic Park, The Lost World:  (1997) +

Jurassic Park III (2001) –

Jurassic World (2015) +

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) +

K

Kemper (2008) –

Kill List (2011) –

Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) –

King Kong (2005) +

Krampus (2015) +

L

Lasso (2018) +

Last House on the Left (2009) +

Leeches! (2003) +

Let Me In (2010) +

Lights Out (2016) +

M

Ma (2019) +/-

Manhunter (1986) +

Monster House (2006) +

N

Night of the Demons (1988) –

Night of the Living Dead (1990) –

Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) +/-

Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) –

Night’s End (2022) +/-

No One Lives (2012) +

O

Oculus (2014) +

One Missed Call (2003) +

Orphan (2009) +

Oujia (2014) +

Oujia: Origin of Evil (2016) +

P

Paranormal Activity (2007) +

Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) +

Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) +

Parasite (1982) +

Penny Dreadful (2006) +

Pennywise: The Story of It (2022) +

Pet Sematary (1989) –

Pet Sematary remake (2019) +

Pirhana (1978) +

Planet of the Apes (2001) +

R

Raptor (2001) +

Raptor Island (2004) +

Raw (France) (2016) –

Red Canyon (2008) –

Red Dragon (2002) –

Return to Halloweentown (2006) +

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) +

Rosemary’s Baby (1968) –

S

Satanic (2006) +

Satan’s Little Helper (2004) +

Saw (2004) +

Saw II (2005) –

Saw III (2006) –

Saw IV (2007) –

Scary Movie (2000) +

Scary Movie 2 (2001) +

Scary Stories to tell in the Dark (2019) +

Scooby Doo (2002) ++

Scooby Doo 2: Monster’s Unleashed (2004) +

Scooby Doo on Zombie Island (1998) +

Scream (1996) ++

Scream 2 (1997) +

Scream 3 (2000) +/- 

Scream 4 (2011) +

Scream 5 (2022) +

See No Evil (2006) +

Shutter Island (2010) +

Silence of the Lambs (1991) +

Sinister (2012) +

Sleepaway Camp (1983) +

Sleepy Hollow (1999) +

Slither (2006) +

Snakes on a Plane (2006) +

Sorority Row (2009) +

Southbound (2015) +

Splice (2009) +

Static (2012) +

Straw Dogs (2011) –

Summer of ’84 (2018) +

Superhost (2021) ++

Suspiria (1977) +

T

Teeth (2007) –

The Terminator (1984) +

Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) +

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) +

Terminator Salvation (2009) +

Terrifier (2016) +

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) +/-

The Abandoned (2006) +

The Alphabet Killer (2008) –

The Amityville Horror (1979) +

The Babadook (2014) +

The Babysitter (2017) +/-

The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020) +

The Bay (2012) +

The Birds (1963) +

The Black Phone (2022) +

The Boy (2016) ++

The Boy 2 (2020) +

The Burning (1981) –

The Butterfly Effect (2003) +

The Cat (1992) –

The Conjuring (2013) ++

The Conjuring 2 (2016) +

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) +

The Crazies (2010) +

The Day After Tomorrow (2004) ++

The Devil Inside (2012) +

The Devils Rejects (2005) +/-

The Exorcist (1973) –

The First Purge (2018) +

The Forest (2016) +

The Forever Purge (2021) +

The Fourth Kind (2009) +

The Gift (2015) +

The Girl On The Train (2016) +

The Giver (2014) +

The Grudge (2004) +

The Grudge 2 (2006) +

The Guest (2014) +

The Happening (2008) +

The Haunting (1999) –

The Haunting in Connecticut (2009) +

The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013) –

The Host (2006) +

The Houses October Built (2014) ++

The Houses October Built 2 (2017) +

The Invitation (2015) ++

The Langoliers (1995) +

The Lazarus Effect (2015) +

The Legend of Bloody Mary (2008) +/-

The Lighthouse (2019) –

The Lodgers (2017) ++

The Lovely Bones (2009) +

The Mist (2007) +

The Mummy (1999) +

The Mummy Returns (2001) +

The Night House (2021) ++

The Nun (2018) +/-

The Omen (2006) +/-

The Pact (2012) –

The Perfection (2018) +

The Phantom of the Opera (1998) +

The Possession (2012) +/-

The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2009) +

The Purge (2013) +

The Purge: Anarchy (2014) +

The Purge: Election Year (2016) –

The Ritual (2017) +

The Roommate (2011) +

The Shining (1980) +

The Silence (2019) +

The Sixth Sense (1998) +

The Strangers (2008) +

The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) +

The Thing (1982) +

The Tooth Fairy (2006) +

The Turning (2020) +

The Visit (2015) +

The VVitch (2015) –

The Wailing (South Korea) (2016) +

The Woman in Black (2012) ++

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014) +

There’s Someone Inside Your House (2021) +

They Come Knocking (2019) +

Thinner (1996) –

Trick R Treat (2007) –

Truth or Dare (2018) +

Tucker & Dale vs Evil (2010) ++

Twister (1997) ++

Twitches (2005) +

Twitches Too (2007) +

U

Unfriended (2014) +

Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) +

V

V for Vendetta (2006) ++

Vivarium (2019) +

Volcano (1997) +

W

War of the Worlds (2005) +/-

We Summon the Darkness (2019) ++

When a Stranger Calls (2006) +

Where The Scary Things Are (2022) +

Willow Creek (2013) –

World War Z (2013) +

Would You Rather (2012) +

Wrong Turn (2003) –

Wrong Turn remake (2021) +

Y

You Should Have Left (2020) –

You’re Next (2011) +

Z

Zodiac (2007) +

Zombieland (2009) +

Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) +

Horror Tv Show Master List A-Z

Since TV shows require a substantially larger time commitment I have chosen not to give these + or – rankings because I don’t continue watching things I don’t enjoy. Instead you will notice a few shows with an * indicating I have not watched them in full.

666 Park Avenue 2012-2013

A Haunting 2005-2007

American Horror Story 2011 – present

Archive 81 2022

Black Mirror* 2011

Brand New Cherry Flavor 2021

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1997-2003

Charmed 1998-2006

Cruel Summer 2021

Dead of Summer 2016

Dexter 2006-2013, 2021

First Kill 2022

Fringe 2008-2013

Ghost Stories  2000-2001

Ghost Whisperer 2005-2010

Hannibal 2013-2015

Harpers Island 2009

Haunting of Bly Manor 2020

Haunting of Hill House 2018

I Know What You Did Last Summer 2021

Invasion 2005-2006

Legacies 2018-2022

LOST 2004-2010

Lovecraft Country 2020

Marianne 2018

Mindhunter 2017-2019

Moonlight 2007-2008

Pretty Little Liars 2010-2017

Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists 2019

Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin 2022

Pushing Daisies 2007-2009

Scream (the series) 2015-2019

Scream Queens 2015-2017

Sleepy Hollow (series) 2013-2017

Stranger Things* 2016 – present

Supernatural 2005-2020

Surface 2005-2006

Teen Wolf 2011-2017

The Following 2013-2015

The Nine Lives of Chloe King 2011

The Originals 2013-2018

The Purge (series) 2018-2019

The Secret Circle 2011-2012

Unexplained Mysteries 2003-2005

Vampire Diaries 2009-2017

Yellowjackets 2021 – present

Zoo 2015-2017