Thriller (1983)

We know this is technically not a feature-length horror film. But this music video (universally hailed as the greatest of all time) is nevertheless a highly influential short film where the King of Pop and former Playboy playmate Ola Ray are pursued by some seriously funky zombies.

Who says the only places to find horror have to be Transylvania or Elm Street. Sometimes the biggest scares go down in the hood.

Over the last forty years or so Hollywood has occasionally turned out horror movies with an unapologetically urban flavor.

Check out some of our favorites — just don’t watch them alone in the dark.