A2P Cinema's Horror Films of History 2016-1918


One great horror film from each year (2018-1918). Obviously there are more then one great horror film each year and some years were very difficult to decide just one (ie 1978!). There are also films not included such as personal all-time favorites (The Night of the Hunter or Coraline for example that might not be deemed as much a "horror" film as the choice made here). This is mostly just fun and want to bring attention to a great and long underappreciated genre of filmmaking.

Horror has seen a tremendous rise in the number of great films the last decade or so. To me the golden peak of quintessential horror is the era of 1965-1980.



2018… Before I Wake
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3174376
Mike Flanagan, United States


2017… The Blackcoat's Daughter
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3286052/
Oz Perkins, Canada / United States


2016… The Witch
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4263482/
Robert Eggers, United States / United Kingdom


2015… Crimson Peak
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2554274/
Guillermo del Toro, United States / Canada


2014… The Babadook
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2321549/
Jennifer Kent
, Australia


2013… The Lords of Salem
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1731697
Rob Zombie, United States


2012… The Innkeepers
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1594562
Ti West, United States


2011… Absentia
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1610996
Mike Flanagan, United States


2010… The Crazies
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0455407
Breck Eisner, United States


2009… The House of the Devil
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1172994
Ti West
, United States


2008… Let the Right One In
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1139797
Tomas Alfredson, Sweden


2007… Bug
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0470705
William Friedkin, United States / Germany


2006… The Descent
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0435625
Neil Marshall, United Kingdom


2005… The Devil's Rejects
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0395584
Rob Zombie, United States


2004… Wolf Creek
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0416315
Greg Mclean, Australia


2003… House of 1000 Corpses
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0251736
Rob Zombie, United States


2002… Trouble Every Day
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0204700
Claire Denis, France


2001… Pulse
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0286751/
Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Japan


2000… Audition
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0235198/
Takashi Miike, Japan


1999… The Blair Witch Project
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0185937
Daniel Myrick / Eduardo Sánchez , United States


1998… Beloved
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120603
Jonathan Demme, United States


1997… The Cure
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0123948/
Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Japan


1996… Scream
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117571/
Wes Craven, United States


1995… Safe
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114323
Todd Haynes, United States


1994… In the Mouth of Madness
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113409
John Carpenter, United States


1993… The Dark Half
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106664
George Romero, United States


1992… Candyman
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103919
Bernard Rose, United States / United Kingdom


1991… The Silence of the Lambs
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102926
Jonathan Demme, United States


1990… Gremlins 2: The New Batch
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099700
Joe Dante, United States


1989… The Church
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094860
Michele Soavi, Italy


1988… The Vanishing
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096163
George Sluizer, Netherlands / France / West Germany


1987… Opera
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093677
Dario Argento
, Italy


1986… The Fly
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091064/
David Cronenberg
, United States / United Kingdom / Canada


1985… Day of the Dead
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088993
George Romero
, United States


1984… Body Double
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086984
Brian De Palma, United States


1983… Videodrome
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086541
David Cronenberg, Canada


1982… The Thing
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084787
John Carpenter, United States


1981… The Evil Dead
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083907
Sam Raimi, United States


1980… The Shining
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081505/
Stanley Kubrick
, United States / United Kingdom


1979… The Brood
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078908
David Cronenberg
, Canada


1978… Dawn of the Dead
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077402/
George Romero, United States


1977… Suspiria
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076786/
Dario Argento, Italy


1976… Carrie
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074285
Brian De Palma, United States


1975… Deep Red
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073582
Dario Argento, Italy


1974… The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072271
Tobe Hooper, United States


1973… Don't Look Now
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069995
Nicolas Roeg, United Kingdom / Italy


1972… The Last House on the Left
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068833
Wes Craven, United States


1971… A Bay of Blood
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067656/
Mario Bava
, Italy


1970… Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065738
Terence Fisher, United Kingdom


1969… The Oblong Box
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064747/
Gordon Hessler, United Kingdom


1968… Rosemary's Baby
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063522
Roman Polanski, United States


1967… Even the Wind is Afraid
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061752
Carlos Enrique Taboada, Mexico


1966… Kill, Baby, Kill
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060794
Mario Bava
, Italy


1965… Repulsion
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059646
Roman Polanski
, United Kingdom


1964… Onibaba
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058430
Kaneto Shindô, Japan


1963… The Whip and the Body
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057078
Mario Bava
, Italy


1962… What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056687
Robert Aldrich, United States


1961… Eyes Without a Face
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053459
Georges Franju, France / Italy


1960… Psycho
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054215
Alfred Hitchcock, United States


1959… The Tingler
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053363
William Castle, United States


1958… Fiend Without a Face
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050393/
Arthur Crabtree, United Kingdom


1957… The Incredible Shrinking Man
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050539
Jack Arnold, United States


1956… Invasion of the Body Snatchers
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049366
Don Siegel, United States


1955… Diabolique
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046911
Henri-Georges Clouzot, France


1954… Them!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047573
Gordon Douglas, United States


1953… It Came From Outer Space
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045920
Jack Arnold, United States


1952… Sudden Fear
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045205
David Miller, United States


1951… The Thing From Another World
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044121
Christian Nyby / Howard Hawks, United States


1950… Outrage
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042824
Ida Lupino, United States


1949… The Yotsuda Phantom
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042059
Keisuke Kinoshita, Japan


1948… Sorry, Wrong Number
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040823
Anatole Litvak, United States


1947… Fireworks
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039383
Kenneth Anger, United States


1946… The Beast With Five Fingers
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038338
Robert Florey, United States


1945… Hangover Square
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037761
John Brahm, United States


1944… The Curse of the Cat People
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036733
Robert Wise / Gunther von Fritsch, United States


1943… The 7th Victim
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036341
Mark Robson, United States


1942… Cat People
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034587
Jacques Tourneur, United States


1941… The Devil and Daniel Webster
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033532
William Dieterle, United States


1940… The Son of Ingagi
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033075
Richard C. Kahn, United States


1939… The Hunchback of Notre Dame
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031455
William Dieterle, United States


1938… Sexton Blake and the Hooded Terror
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0030734
George King, United Kingdom


1937… Song at Midnight
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0206442
Ma-Xu Weibang, China


1936… The Walking Dead
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028478
Michael Curtiz, United States


1935… Bride of Frankenstein
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0026138
James Whale
, United States


1934… The Black Cat
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024894
Edgar G. Ulmer, United States


1933… Vampyr
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023649
Carl Theodor Dreyer, Germany / France


1932… Freaks
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0022913
Tod Browning, United States


1931… M
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0022100
Fritz Lang, Germany


1930… The Cat Creeps
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0020748
Rupert Julian / John Willard, United States


1929… Un Chien Andalou
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0020530
Luis Buñuel, France


1928… The Fall of the House of Usher
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0018873
James Sibley Watson / Melville Webber, United States


1927… The Unknown
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0018528
Tod Browning, United States


1926… A Page of Madness
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0017048
Teinosuke Kinugasa, Japan


1925… Phantom of the Opera
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0016220
Rupert Julian / Lon Chaney, United States


1924… Waxworks
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0014586
Leo Birinsky / Paul Leni, Germany


1923… N/A


1922… Nosferatu
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0013442
F.W. Murnau, Germany


1921… The Phantom Carriage
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0012364
Victor Sjöström, Sweden


1920… The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0010323
Robert Wiene, Germany


1919… J'accuse
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0010307
Abel Gance, France


1918… The Eyes of the Mummy
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0008854
Ernst Lubitsch, Germany