Watch the History of Horror Films in This Ten Minute Supercut

Horror films occupy a long and enthralling place in cinematic history, and Diego Carrera has put together an excellent video showcasing the films that have scared us for over 120 years.


A short clip of a film represents each year, beginning in 1895, starting with The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots, and running all the way to 2016's The Witch. The film includes the highlights: Invasion of the Body Snatchers, House on Haunted Hill, Psycho, The Birds, Night of the Living Dead, Alien, Jaws, Carrie, and others. For the horror viewers who are looking for some other classics, there’s plenty to choose from there as well.

[h/t Gemma Files]

Andrew Liptak is the former Weekend editor of io9/Gizmodo. He is the co-editor of War Stories: New Military Science Fiction and hails from Vermont.

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Petey Wheatstraw The Devil Son in law

Movies during the early 1900s were simply brilliant. As a horror movie buff I’ve always had a great appreciation for them, same with some of the films during the 70s,80s and 90s. I recently rewatched the first 3 Friday the 13th a few weeks back,,still leagues ahead most horror slashers.