The best horror movies of all time are the films that–either by intent or pure accident–helped to shape the time period's understanding of what the genre could offer to audiences. These groundbreaking films often achieved this by pushing the boundaries of what could be shown outright or even just implied. Many of them were poorly received on release as a result but endured as indelible nightmares that struck a very particular collective nerve. Even if their most shocking visuals no longer hold water with thrill seekers today, the core insights of their journeys into the darkest recesses of the human soul still have the ability to send chills down the spine.
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