Best Horror Movie Directors

The Top Ten

1 Alfred Hitchcock Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, was an English-American film director and producer, at times referred to as "The Master of Suspense".

The Birds, Psycho, Vertigo, Rear Window - Mnsdjjfijf

2 Wes Craven

A lot of these directors aren’t actually horror directors. Alfred Hitchcock is the master of suspense, not horror. And Kubrick, well, I’m pretty sure he only directed The Shining in terms of horror. - CaptainDrama

One of my favorite directors of horror movies. RIP Wes Craven - VenomxShocker

Nightmare on Elm Street. enough Said.

3 George Romero
4 John Carpenter

Halloween, The Thing, They Live, The Fog, Big Trouble In Little China, - Mnsdjjfijf

5 Stanley Kubrick Stanley Kubrick was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor, and photographer. He is frequently cited as one of the greatest and most influential directors in cinematic history.
6 James Wan

Best up & coming horror director, & director overall.

7 Dario Argento
8 Oren Peli
9 David Lynch David Keith Lynch is an American director, screenwriter, producer, painter, musician, actor, and photographer. He has been described by The Guardian as "the most important director of this era".
10 William Friedkin

The Contenders

11 David Cronenberg
12 Tim Burton Timothy Walter Burton is an American film director, producer, artist, writer, and animator. He is known for his dark, Gothic, eccentric, and quirky fantasy films such as Beetle-juice (1988), Edward Scissor-hands (1990), the animated musical The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), the biographical film more.
13 Rob Zombie Rob Zombie (born Robert Bartleh Cummings) is an American heavy metal musician, film director, screenwriter and film producer. His career launched in 1985 when he formed the heavy metal band White Zombie. Following their breakup, he began a successful solo career. Zombie began directing in the early more.
14 Guillermo Del Toro Guillermo del Toro Gómez is a Mexican filmmaker, author, actor, and former special effects makeup artist.
15 Roman Polanski Roman Polanski is a French-Polish film directer, best known for Repulsion (1965), Rosemary's Baby (1968), and Chinatown (1974). His former wife, Sharon Tate, along with their unborn son, was murdered by followers of Charles Manson.
16 Mario Bava
17 Sam Raimi
18 Joe Dante
19 Roger Corman
20 Brian De Palma
21 John Landis
22 Tobe Hooper
23 Clive Barker
24 E. Elias Merhige
25 Lamberto Bava
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