Classifying films as “horror” is a more difficult task than one might think. There are films that leave no doubt about whether or not they fit within the genre. Typical slasher films like “Halloween” or jumpscare-filled haunted house fare like “The Conjuring” are plainly horror, with much of their value being derived from their indulgence in the genre. But there’s such a large spectrum of films that fit the broad definition of what could possibly be considered “horror” that the inclusion of some films is bound to draw some ire from those who proclaim themselves horror fans.

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“The Ring,” Gore Verbinski, 2002
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“Get Out,” Jordan Peele, 2017
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“The Little Stranger,” Lenny Abrahamson, 2018
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“mother!,” Darren Aronofsky, 2017

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