1. ALIEN (1979)
Director: Ridley Scott
After investigating an SOS beacon on a distant, seemingly abandoned planet, a mining crew begins to suspect that they have accidentally brought a dangerous creature aboard their ship.
2. THE SHINING (1980)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
When Jack Torrance gets a gig as the winter caretaker for the Overlook Hotel, he brings his wife and son to the hotel, and soon after Jack and his son start seeing gruesome visions from both the past and future.
3. ZOMBI (1979)
Director: Lucio Fulci
After a strange boat drifts into the New York harbor, a reporter and a young woman follow its clues to a Caribbean island that may be the birthplace of a zombie epidemic.
4. JAWS (1975)
Director: Steven Spielberg
When a giant great white shark terrorizes the small vacation island of Amity, New York on the island's busiest weekend of the year, the new chief, a marine biologist, and a grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.
5. THE EXORCIST (1973)
Director: William Friedkin
After her young daughter is possessed by mysterious and evil entity, an actress enlists in the aid of two priests - to help rid the girl of the demon.
6. THE CHANGELING (1980)
Director: Peter Medak
Years after his wife and child are killed in a terrible accident, a man stays at a secluded historical mansion and finds his life being haunted by a mysterious, angry child specter.
7. THE SIXTH SENSE (1999)
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
A boy has the ability to speak to spirits - although he cannot tell when they are actually dead - and enlists in the aid of a disheartened child psychologist to control the "sense."
8. I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE (1943)
Director: Jacques Tourneur
A nurse travels to the West Indies to care for the comatose wife of a wealthy plantation owner and starts to suspect that Voodoo is behind most of the bizarre occurrences in the area.
9. THE BEYOND (1981)
Director: Lucio Fulci
A young woman inherits an old, secluded Louisiana hotel only to learn that it is the site of many unsolved deaths, all leading to it being built over one of the gates to hell.
10. THE BIRDS (1963)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
A beautiful socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town, where the birds of the area are attacking the citizens with increased viciousness for no apparent reason.
11. THE DESCENT (2005)
Director: Neil Marshall
A cave diving expedition for a recently widowed woman and her friends goes horribly wrong when the group becomes trapped and relentlessly pursued by a strange breed of predators in the caves.
12. POLTERGEIST (1982)
Director: Tobe Hooper
A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts that communicate through televisions, can make furniture move without a sound, and possess dolls... and these spirits want the family's daughter.
13. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)
Director: George A. Romero
A group of people take refuge in a farmhouse located at the cemetery where a swarm of bloodthirsty zombies rise from their graves to attack the living.
14. JU-ON (2002)
Director: Takashi Shimizu
A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody that dares to enter the house in which is resides, created by a horrible crime which once occurred there.
15. LET SLEEPING CORPSES LIE (1975)
Director: Jorge Grau
Two travelers become prime suspects for several gruesome murders occurring around a small European village, unaware that the real culprits are the living dead.
16. EVIL DEAD II (1987)
Director: Sami Raimi
Ash returns to the legendary cabin from the first film, this time banding with a group of strangers to defeat the deadly flesh-possessing spirits.
17. THE RING (2002)
Director: Gore Verbinski
A journalist investigates the origins of a strange video tape which seems to cause the unnatural death of anyone who views it within seven days.
18. THE OMEN (1976)
Director: Richard Donner
An American Ambassador and his wife learn that their only child, Damien, is actually the literal Antichrist whose soul purpose is to bring about Armageddon.
19. 28 DAYS LATER (2002)
Director: Danny Boyle
A man wakes in a hospital four weeks after a virus rapidly spread throughout the United Kingdom and, along with other strangers, tries to adjust to a terrifying new world run by zombie-like humans.
20. IT (1990)
Director: Tommy Lee Wallace
Seven outcasts in a small New England town battle a demon that takes the form of a child-killing clown and, 30 years later, return to their hometown to defeat the evil once and for all.