The Best Around: 15 Of the Greatest Horror Films

For anyone who loves to be scared, there is nothing like watching a good old fashion horror film to get your blood curdling. They can leave you with goosebumps, a racing heart, and terrible nightmares. Horror movies can be about anything from a crazed lunatic to the supernatural. The only element that is mandatory is the ability to scare whatever audience is watching.

Some movie buffs point to the silent short Le Manoir du Diable as the first horror film ever made, produced in the 1890s. These movies have come such a long way since then.

If you are a horror film fanatic, read on. Below is a list of 15 of the greatest horror films ever made.

15. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Directed by George A. Romero, Night of the Living Dead followed eight characters trapped in a farmhouse in rural western Pennsylvania during a zombies outbreak. This independent film is a horror classic, watched and adored by many still to this day.

A lot of people remember falling in love with this flick as it was played over and over on television around Halloween. This was because there was no copyright on the film, which meant anyone and everyone could play it. It also helped spawn North America’s obsession with zombies, which has grown in popularity since.

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