Top 13 by Decade

Top 13 of the ’20s & ’30s:

1. Freaks (1932)
2. King Kong (1933)
3. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
4. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
5. Son of Frankenstein (1939)
6. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
7. The Man Who Laughs (1928)
8. Frankenstein (1931)
9. The Old Dark House (1932)
10. White Zombie (1932)
11. Island of Lost Souls (1932)
12. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
13. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)

Top 13 of the ’40s & ’50s:

1. The Fly (1958)
2. Rear Window (1954)
3. The Mummy (1959)
4. The Bat (1959)
5. The Body Snatcher (1945)
6. The Mummy’s Ghost (1944)
7. The Thing (1951)
8. House of Wax (1953)
9. Godzilla (1954)
10. The Wolf Man (1941)
11. The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
12. Invisible Agent (1942)
13. Mighty Joe Young (1949)

Top 13 of the ’60s:

1. Rosemary’s Baby
2. The Fall of the House of Usher
3. Castle of the Walking Dead
4. The Pit and the Pendulum
5. Frankenstein Created Woman
6. The Premature Burial
7. Horror Hotel (aka The City of the Dead)
8. Strait-Jacket
9. The Time Machine
10. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
11. Gorgo
12. The Plague of the Zombies
13. Targets

Top 13 of the ’70s:

1. Halloween (1978)
2. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
3. Phantasm
4. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
5. Alien
6. The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
7. Black Christmas (1974)
8. Don’t Look Now
9. Alice Sweet Alice
10. I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
11. The Wicker Man (1973)
12. Suspiria
13. Kingdom of the Spiders

Top 13 of the ’80s:

1. Poltergeist (1982)
2. Creepshow
3. Re-Animator
4. The Thing (1982)
5. Friday the 13th Part 3
6. The Evil Dead (1981)
7. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives
8. Evil Dead II
9. Phantasm II
10. Aliens
11. Prom Night III: The Last Kiss
12. Thou Shalt Not Kill… Except
13. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Top 13 of the ’90s:

1. Dolores Claiborne
2. Tremors
3. The Sixth Sense
4. The People Under the Stairs
5. Ticks
6. The Silence of the Lambs
7. Dead-Alive (aka Braindead)
8. The Frighteners
9. Waxwork II: Lost in Time
10. Night of the Demons 2
11. Bride of Chucky
12. From Dusk Till Dawn
13. The Resurrected

Top 13 of the ’00s:

1. Bubba Ho-tep
2. Donnie Darko
3. The Ring
4. Freddy vs. Jason
5. The Devil’s Rejects
6. May
7. Trick ‘r Treat
8. High Tension
9. Ginger Snaps
10. Salem’s Lot (2004)
11. The Others
12. [Rec]
13. Final Destination

Top 13 of the ’10s (so far):

1. The Conjuring
2. What We Do in the Shadows
3. It Follows
4. The Witch
5. The Conjuring 2
6. Black Swan
7. Final Destination 5
8. Almost Human
9. The Cabin in the Woods
10. Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead
11. We Are What We Are (2010)
12. Evil Dead (2013)
13. The Skin I Live In