Top 25 horror movies, by the Guardian and Observer’s critics

“Horror crashes through boundaries and challenges the prohibitions of taste and thinkability in a way few other genres can match,” said film critic Peter Bradshaw. “Horror demonstrates the Guignol potential of cinema and the brutal way it can toy with the viewer.”

These are the 25 greatest horror films according to the critics of the Guardian and Observer.

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Evil Dead Sam Raimi


Evil Dead

(1981) /

Evil Dead II


Evil Dead
Director: Sam Raimi
Stars: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor
Evil Dead II
Director: Sam Raimi
Stars: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks

The Guardian (founded in 1821) is a British national daily newspaper, and the Observer (founded in 1791) is its Sunday sibling. They are amongst the most influential papers in the world. The Guardian and its journalists have won numerous journalism awards, especially in the last decades.

Source: The Guardian
Last checked on: 16 January 2016