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IMDb Users List Top 10 Horror Movies of All Time, From 'The Shining' to 'Sweeney Todd'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood October 29, 2012 at 4:15PM

IMDb has released its user-rated Top 10 Horror Movies of All Time just in time for Halloween, and at the height of Hitchcock and Kubrick renaissances -- "The Shining" is in the top spot and "Psycho" is not far behind in fourth...
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The Shining

IMDb has released its user-rated Top 10 Horror Movies of All Time just in time for Halloween, and at the height of Hitchcock and Kubrick renaissances -- "The Shining" is in the top spot and "Psycho" is not far behind in fourth. 

Jack Torrence and Norman Bates aside, for true and even moderate horror enthusiasts this list will seem bogus. "Zombieland" ranks above "The Exorcist"? No classic Universal monsters? No Hammer? Are "Zombieland" and "28 Days Later" really the best representatives for the entire undead genre?

Tell us, what are your top horror films of all time?

IMDb's list, and trailers for 1-5 below:

1. "The Shining" (1980, dir. Stanley Kubrick)

2. "Alien" (1979, dir. Ridley Scott)

3. "Shaun of the Dead" (2004, dir. Edgar Wright)

4. "Psycho" (1960, dir. Alfred Hitchcock)

5. "Cloverfield" (2008, dir. Matt Reeves)

6. "Zombieland" (2009, dir. Ruben Fleischer)

7. "Saw" (2004, dir. James Wan)

8. "The Exorcist" (1973, dir. William Friedkin)

9. "28 Days Later" (2002, dir. Danny Boyle)

10. "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" (2007, dir. Tim Burton)

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.