Best Horror Movies by Year Since 1920

#1960

Psycho (1960)
97%

#1960
Adjusted Score: 108.876%
Critics Consensus: Infamous for its shower scene, but immortal for its contribution to the horror genre. Because Psycho was filmed with tact, grace, and art, Hitchcock didn't just create modern horror, he validated it.
Synopsis: In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock was already famous as the screen's master of suspense (and perhaps the best-known film director in... [More]
Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock

#1961

The Innocents (1961)
96%

#1961
Adjusted Score: 100.737%
Critics Consensus: Creepily atmospheric, The Innocents is a stylishly crafted, chilling British ghost tale with Deborah Kerr at her finest.
Synopsis: In this lugubrious but brilliantly realized adaptation of Henry James' classic novella The Turn of the Screw, 19th century British... [More]
Directed By: Jack Clayton

#1962
#1962
Adjusted Score: 103.074%
Critics Consensus: A horrific tale of guilt and obsession, Eyes Without a Face is just as chilling and poetic today as it was in 1959.
Synopsis: A brilliant but crazed surgeon resorts to horrifying measures to restore the beauty of his daughter's disfigured face.... [More]
Directed By: Georges Franju

#1963

The Birds (1963)
96%

#1963
Adjusted Score: 101.943%
Critics Consensus: Proving once again that build-up is the key to suspense, Alfred Hitchcock successfully turned birds into some of the most terrifying villains in horror history.
Synopsis: The story begins as an innocuous romantic triangle involving wealthy, spoiled Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren), handsome Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor),... [More]
Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock

#1964
Adjusted Score: 86.228%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Kwaidan is an impressively mounted anthology horror film based on four stories by Lafcadio Hearn, a Greek-born writer who began... [More]
Directed By: Masaki Kobayashi

#1965

Repulsion (1965)
100%

#1965
Adjusted Score: 108.096%
Critics Consensus: Roman Polanski's first English film follows a schizophrenic woman's descent into madness, and makes the audience feel as claustrophobic as the character.
Synopsis: When Carol, a shy young Belgian, is left alone for a few days in the Kensington flat she shares with... [More]
Directed By: Roman Polanski

#1966
#1966
Adjusted Score: 79.609%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Hammer's second outing for the notorious vampire after their hugely successful Dracula (1958), with Christopher Lee returning as the demonic... [More]
Directed By: Terence Fisher

#1967

The Sorcerers (1967)
100%

#1967
Adjusted Score: 100.633%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A well-meaning and gentle inventor creates a machine capable of allowing one person to completely control the mind of another,... [More]
Directed By: Michael Reeves

#1968

Rosemary's Baby (1968)
99%

#1968
Adjusted Score: 106.135%
Critics Consensus: A frightening tale of Satanism and pregnancy that is even more disturbing than it sounds thanks to convincing and committed performances by Mia Farrow and Ruth Gordon.
Synopsis: In Roman Polanski's first American film, adapted from Ira Levin's horror bestseller, a young wife comes to believe that her... [More]
Directed By: Roman Polanski

#1969
#1969
Adjusted Score: 91.91%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: This film features adaptations of three short stories by Edgar Allan Poe. In "Metzengerstein," a woman believes a horse possesses... [More]

Pages: Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next

Tag Cloud

Biopics CBS All Access Horror DC Comics IFC Infographic Video Games GLAAD 2015 TV Opinion 007 Kids & Family TNT CBS zombie Crackle CMT transformers vampires MSNBC Music sports Universal Cartoon Network technology TIFF Winter TV thriller 45 Super Bowl The CW USA Netflix E! psycho Winners FXX Red Carpet Freeform Amazon Spring TV Drama Mary Tyler Moore TV Land Valentine's Day Sundance Food Network AMC Ghostbusters CNN Writers Guild of America 2016 Reality Fall TV Mindy Kaling supernatural VH1 diversity Adult Swim comiccon ABC BBC 2017 DirecTV GIFs PBS Martial Arts American Society of Cinematographers Hulu Box Office docudrama Superheroes ABC Family Tomatazos Summer History adventure boxoffice Country Extras WGN 24 frames Comedy Central A&E Bravo Starz Character Guide BET cats OWN LGBTQ harry potter science fiction crime TCA cooking E3 Schedule Lionsgate Set visit TCM Oscars Emmys Election Podcast X-Men Awards Tumblr Marvel BBC America Best and Worst Action MTV TBS Syfy Holidays Dark Horse Comics social media YA Star Trek Rom-Com Masterpiece TCA 2017 based on movie cinemax Cosplay PaleyFest NYCC Comic Book composers Certified Fresh SDCC biography The Arrangement Toys SundanceTV sitcom political drama serial killer Interview Year in Review period drama Reality Competition Photos Calendar Pirates Animation President Musical GoT ESPN Nat Geo Teen Star Wars Countdown police drama discovery Trivia singing competition Marathons TLC Musicals Trailer APB First Look TruTV Paramount RT History Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Fantasy Mystery war Sneak Peek travel Logo Nickelodeon aliens VICE Watching Series Grammys FX Disney Channel Fox News politics dramedy El Rey FOX Esquire Sci-Fi Showtime crime drama Rock cops Comedy crime thriller historical drama Thanksgiving Nominations DC Universe Disney Lifetime Warner Bros. Ellie Kemper Polls and Games NBC ITV Premiere Dates HBO Rocky Pop