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Jordan Peele's Favorite Movies: 10 Films That Inspired the Modern Horror Master

Even before he established himself as one of his generation's top filmmakers, Peele was always open about his love for all thing horror. And in recent years, he has used his newfound status as a darling of the horror community to wax poetic about the many scary subgenres that he enjoys. From 1980s slasher flicks to meticulously crafted psychological horror, his appreciation for the art of the scare only seems to have increased as his filmography grows. And Peele is far from a passive viewer: his films are often littered with references to famous horror films, and his online fans often have a field day unpacking the various homages.
If you're a new horror fan looking for a primer or simply seeking to round out your knowledge of the genre, you could do a lot worse than watching Peele's favorite films. Keep reading for a roundup of 10 movies that have inspired the "Nope" director.
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Halloween (1978)
Halloween (1978)
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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
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Under the Skin (2014)
Under the Skin (2014)
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Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
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Critters (1986)
Critters (1986)
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The Shining (1980)
The Shining (1980)
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C.H.U.D. (1984)
C.H.U.D. (1984)
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Let the Right One in (2008)
Let the Right One in (2008)
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Alien (1979)
Alien (1979)
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