Rotten Tomatoes score: 69%Plot: Based on Washington Irving's 1820 short story The Legend of the Sleepy Hollow, the 1999 movie, Sleepy Hollow, by Tim Burton, tells the story of a constable (played by Johnny Depp) who helps out small-town residents who are terrorized by a supernatural perpetrator, The Headless Horseman. Sleepy Hollow was also nominated for Oscars for best cinematography and costume design.Rotten Tomatoes score: 74%Plot: Bram Stoker's Dracula (directed by Francis Ford Coppola) is an action-packed, and terrifying, horror movie about Count Dracula (played by Gary Oldman), a vampire who terrorizes those around him before squaring off against vampire-slayer Van Helsing (played by Anthony Hopkins). Dracula was also nominated for an Oscar for best art direction. Rotten Tomatoes score: 76%Plot: The Phantom of the Opera, based on Gaston Leroux's 1910 book by the same name, is a tragic movie about ill-fated violinist Enrique Claudin and his unrequited soprano love Christine.The Phantom of the Opera was also nominated for Oscars for music and sound scoring.Rotten Tomatoes score: 83%Plot: Adapted from a 1971 novel by William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist is easily one of the most recognizable horror movies ever made. Linda Blair stars as a young girl who has become possessed by demonic spirits while her mother, Chris (played by Ellen Burstyn) desperately looks for answers before ultimately seeking help from a priest (played by Max von Sydow). The Exorcist was nominated in a total of 10 Oscar categories: best picture, director, best actress, supporting actor, supporting actress, art direction, cinematography, and editing. It won top honors for best adapted screenplay and sound.The horror cult classic had the rare honor of being the first horror movie to be nominated for the best picture Oscar. Rotten Tomatoes score: 85%Plot: Natalie Portman delivers a stellar performance as a ballerina who loses her grip on reality as she prepares for the most important role of her career — Odette in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake.Black Swan was also nominated for Oscars for best cinematography, director, film editing, and best picture. Rotten Tomatoes score: 86%Plot: Johnny Depp stars as Sweeney Todd, a murderous barber seeking revenge, in Tim Burton's retelling of Stephen Sondheim's 1979 Broadway musical Sweeney Todd.Sweeney Todd was also nominated for best actor and costume design Oscars. Rotten Tomatoes score: 86%Plot: The Omen stars Gregory Peck as Robert Thorn, an American diplomat, whose adopted son Damien (played by Harvey Spencer Stephens) exhibits odd behavior. The film ultimately reveals that Damien is the Antichrist.The movie was also nominated for best original song. Rotten Tomatoes score: 87%Plot: An American Werewolf in London is a campy horror movie about two backpackers from New York City who are attacked by a werewolf while on vacation in England. Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%Plot: In Misery, Kathy Bathes plays a nurse who holds captive an author she rescues from the snow after a car crash. The movie is based on a Stephen King novel. Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%Plot: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is based on a book by the same name by author R. L. Stevenson and tells the story of a well-liked doctor's transformation into someone more sinister. Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%Plot: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane is a psychological horror movie about two sisters, with one holding the other captive out of jealousy. The movie was also nominated for four other Oscars: best actress, supporting actor, cinematography, and sound. Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%Plot: In The Fly, Jeff Goldblum stars as a quirky scientist whose experiments lead to him turning into the insect the movie is named after.Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%Plot: Based on a novel by Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray tells the story of a handsome man whose outer beauty remains unchanged while his worst qualities are manifested in a painting he keeps locked away. The movie was also nominated for best actress and cinematography. Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%Plot: Rosemary's Baby tells the story of a young couple who move into a new apartment and get trapped (at least, one of them) in an elaborate plan laid out by some very suspicious neighbors. It was also nominated for a best adapted screenplay Oscar.Rotten Tomatoes score: 96% Plot: The Silence of the Lambs, which has achieved cult classic status in the 30 years since its release, tells the story of a young FBI trainee Clarice Starling (played by Jodie Foster) who teams up with a convicted serial killer and cannibal (played by Anthony Hopkins) to catch another serial killer who is targeting female victims. The movie was also nominated for Oscars for best film editing and sound. It is the only horror movie to win the best picture Oscar. Rotten Tomatoes score: 97%Plot: Aliens, a sequel to the 1979 science fiction horror Alien, sees Ellen Ripley (played by Sigourney Weaver) setting foot on a new planet. Aliens was also nominated for Oscars for best actress, art direction, film editing, original score, and sound.Rotten Tomatoes score: 98%Plot: Released seven years before Aliens, Alien is the first movie in the franchise which has a total of six films. In the movie, Ellen Ripley is locked in a space shuttle, fighting against an alien creature that can anticipate her every move. Alien was also nominated for the best art direction Oscar. Rotten Tomatoes score: 98%Plot: In Get Out, his first movie as director, Jordan Peele sets the stage for a conversation about race and privilege while narrating a story about a man meeting his girlfriend's parents for the first time in a secluded house (a classic horror trope). Get Out was also nominated for best picture, director, and actor Oscars.