Most hardcore horror fans have a hard time listing their 10 favorite genre flicks each year. So, just imagine how difficult it would be to pick the best horror movies from each of the past 9 decades. Impossible, right? Well, the folks at Looper were up for the challenge, assembling a video countdown that crowns one film the Horror King of every decade from the 2010s to the 1930s!
Give it a spin at the top of the article. If you can’t stream, or simply want to cut to the chase, you can see the films listed by decade below; we’ve also included the points in the video where each film is discussed.
There have been great horror movies from every decade, but if you get brutal and start hacking away, eventually each decade will have just one classic horror film left standing.
2010s: The Babadook | 0:10
2000s: Let the Right One In | 0:58
1990s: The Silence of the Lambs | 1:30
1980s: The Shining | 2:07
1970s: The Exorcist | 2:45
1960s: Psycho | 3:21
1950s: Invasion of the Body Snatchers | 4:06
1940s: Cat People | 4:42
1930s: Dracula | 5:23
What do you think of Looper’s selections for the best horror movie of every decade? What are your favorite horror movies by decade? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!