The concept of Meta-Horror as a genre is something that has only really come into its own in the past few years. Films of the 80s and 90s although being self aware never really subscribed to the whole break the 4th wall and have the horror universe as a real thing. Notable exceptions include Wes Cravens New Nightmare, a bastard offspring of the Nightmare on Elm Street series, and Seed of Chucky. Both of which took the concept of the previous films in their canon and acknowledged they were films, but placed the latest in reality of a new film production. Quite simply Meta-Horror is something thats painfully hard to explain so if nothing else why not see this top 5 as an explanation and a praising of the fledgling genre. It's worth noting however that there is a difference between Meta-Horror and a parody, Scary Movie whilst having many references to the genre is not really in the spirit of the genre. And to pre-empt comments I will say now SPOILER ALERT for some of the following film descriptions.