15. Fatal Frame, 2001
A year before Gore Verbinski's Hollywood remake The Ring kick-started the popular J-horror wave in America, the first entry in the Fatal Frame series prominently displayed all the essential tropes of the genre. Combining a folk-tale haunted-house story with a slow-burning psychological horror and a modern-technology twist you can see ghosts with your camera Frame (called Project Zero in its native Japan) would have been horrifying without the freakish doll room. But yeesh, dolls are scary.