F.W. Murnau's silent Gothic expressionist film based on Dracula by Bram Stoker is considered as one of the most influential horror films and Max Schreck's stunning portrayal of the vampire makes it one of the scariest movies ever made.
Victor Halperin's opus is considered the first zombie film, and gave its independent producers great commercial success. Starkly different from modern zombie films, in this experimental film's universe zombies were created through "voodoo" magic.
George Romero's low budget horror film made a watermark on the genre of zombie media, revolutionizing the idea of zombies as universal creatures without any cultural specificity. The impact of this film that grossed $30 million (nearly 250 times its budget) can be felt to this day.
Stephen King's epistolary novel has been adapted a number of times, but the first adaptation remains the most iconic, significantly influencing pop culture and is regarded as one of the best horror films ever made.
This psychological horror film follows a young woman being terrorized by phone calls from an anonymous caller. The film developed a cult following for its first 23 minutes, with Scream (1996) paying a homage to the opening of the film.
This urban horror film from Ram Gopal Varma features Ajay Devgn and Urmila Matondkar in her spine-chilling, iconic performance as a possessed housewife.
This horror film written and co-produced by Vishal Bharadwaj boasts of a star ensemble (Emraan Hashmi, Konkona Sen Sharma, Huma Qureshi, Kalki Koechlin) and offers a fresh perspective to horror films, blending elements of folklore, occult and suspense.
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