25 Essential Horror Films For Halloween [GALLERY]

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By CBSNews.com senior editor David Morgan

Trick or treat! Halloween is the perfect time to catch up on some essential horror films.

Check out this CBS guide to the 25 most unforgettable fright flicks!

"Nosferatu" (1922): F.W. Murnau's stylized horror classic film was the first vampire film, "inspired" by Bram Stoker's novel "Dracula." Stoker's widow tried (and failed) to have have all copies of this unauthorized version destroyed, but fortunately Max Shreck's immortal performance as the sinister Count Orlok lived to see the light of day | Credit: Prana-Film GmbH

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