Halloween is fast approaching and what better way to mark the occasion than wide awake cowering behind your furniture? Horror films have often been critically attacked and dismissed as vulgar, disgusting and plain silly. But the genre has given some innovative and timeless classics that have changed the landscape of cinema.
Some cheesy, some plain scary - these 30 classics will make you laugh, scream and and jump. Hold onto your popcorn...
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words: Emma Spedding
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