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The Best Horror Movie Directors of All Time

15 Influential Directors Who Changed the Horror Genre Forever

The Best Horror Movie Directors of All Time
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The horror genre is an interesting one. On the one hand, it doesn't exactly sweep at the Academy Awards. But, on the other hand, it is those scenes that bury their bones in our subconscious, and dictate the way we navigate our daily lives. When we enter a dark house, we immediately turn our iPhone flashlights on. And when we're invited to a cabin getaway, we certainly think twice. You can thank horror directors for instilling fear into your psyches. They know just the angles to terrorize you, and they know how to generate suspense better than anyone. Keep reading for the 15 horror directors that shaped the genre. We promise, there are no jump scares.

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