10 Movies That Forever Changed The Horror Movie Genre

Horror movies might not be the particular focus when thinking about disruption and innovation. Also when taking an even bigger step back you see how the entire paradigm you thought had always existed was in reality a very sensitive and reactive canvas and each of these specific movies impacted and changed the entire industry.

The horror genre always seems to be evolving. Some of these changes happen slowly. But occasionally a single movie rocks the foundation of horror to such a degree that the genre is never the same. Here are some of the scare-fests that redefined the horror genre. And our nightmares…

  1. A Nightmare on Elm Street | 0:24
  2. Jaws | 1:24
  3. The Blair Witch Project | 2:40
  4. The Shining | 3:36
  5. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre | 4:18
  6. Alien | 5:18
  7. Scream | 6:01
  8. Paranormal Activity | 6:59
  9. Night of the Living Dead | 7:49
  10. The Amityville Horror | 8:44
  11. Saw and Hostel | 9:34