A Guide to the Most Iconic Taglines for Horror Movies

'Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.'

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From the iconic to the ironic and the just plain awesome, these horror movie taglines are arguably better than the movies themselves. Some are established quotes you've been hearing since childhood; others are obscure gems you'll have stuck in your head until you die. See also the 50 Worst Horror Movie Taglines.

"The Bride of Frankenstein" (1935)
"The monster demands a mate!"

"The Birds" (1963)
"... and remember, the next scream you hear may be your own!"

"Night of the Living Dead" (1968)
"They won't stay dead."

"Frogs" (1972)
"Today the pond! Tomorrow the world!"

"The Last House on the Left" (1972)
"To avoid fainting, keep repeating 'It's only a movie ... it's only a movie ...'"

"Abby" (1974)
"Abby doesn't need a man anymore. The Devil is her lover now!"

"Black Christmas" (1974)
"If this movie doesn't make your skin crawl … it's on too tight!"

"It's Alive" (1974)
"There's only one thing wrong with the Davis baby: It's alive."

"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (1974)
"Who will survive and what will be left of them?"

"Dawn of the Dead" (1978)
"When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the Earth."

"Halloween" (1978)
"The night HE came home."

"I Spit on Your Grave" (1978)
"This woman has just cut, chopped, broken and burned five men beyond recognition … but no jury in American would ever convict her!"

"Jaws 2" (1978)
"Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water."

"Alien" (1979)
"In space, no one can hear you scream."

"Phantasm" (1979)
"If this one doesn't scare you, you're already dead!"

"Maniac" (1980)
"I warned you not to go out tonight."

"The Prey" (1980)
"It's not human, and it's got an ax!"

"Happy Birthday to Me" (1981) 
"John will never eat shish kebab again." 

"Poltergeist" (1982) / "Poltergeist II: The Other Side" (1986)
"They're here." / "They're back."

"The Thing" (1982)
"Man is the warmest place to hide."

"The Lift " (1983)
"Take the stairs. Take the stairs. For God's sake, take the stairs!!!"

"Mountaintop Motel Massacre" (1983)
"Please do not disturb Evelyn. She already is."

"A Nightmare on Elm Street" (1984)
"If Nancy doesn't wake up screaming, she won't wake up at all ..."

"Demons" (1985)
"They will make cemeteries their cathedrals and the cities will be your tombs."

"The Nail Gun Massacre" (1985)
"It's cheaper than a chainsaw!"

"Re-Animator" (1985)
"Herbert West has a very good head on his shoulders ... and another one in a dish on his desk."

"Silver Bullet" (1985)
"It started in May in a small town. And every month after that whenever the moon was full ... it came back."

"The Fly" (1986) 
"Be afraid. Be very afraid."

"From Beyond" (1986)
"Humans are such easy prey."

"House" (1986)
"Ding dong. You're dead."

"Night of the Creeps" (1986) 
"The good news is your dates are here. The bad news is … they're dead."

"Hellraiser" (1987)
"He'll tear your soul apart."

"Jaws: The Revenge" (1987)
"This time … it's personal."

"The Lost Boys" (1987)
"Sleep all day.

Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It's fun to be a vampire."

"Maniac Cop" (1988)
"You have the right to remain silent. Forever."

"Night of the Demons" (1988)
"Angela is having a party. Jason and Freddy are too scared to come. But you'll have a hell of a time."

"Pet Sematary" (1989) 
"Sometimes dead is better."

"Predator 2" (1990)
"He's in town with a few days to kill."

"Army of Darkness" (1992)
"Trapped in time. Surrounded by evil. Low on gas."

"Little Witches" (1996)
"Forgive me father, for I am sin."

"Psycho" (1998)
"Check in. Relax. Take a shower."

"Ravenous" (1999)
"You are who you eat."

"Hollow Man" (2000)
"Think you're alone? Think again."

"Session 9" (2001)
"Fear is a place."

"Freddy vs. Jason" (2003)
"Winner kills all."

"The Devil's Rejects" (2005)
"This summer, go to hell."

"Saw II" (2005)
"Oh yes, there will be blood."

" I Am Legend" (2007)
"The last man on Earth is not alone."

" Cloverfield" (2008)
"Something has found us."

" Funny Games" (2008)
"You must admit, you brought this on yourself."