Fear of dark, creepy and crawling things, scary places, disfigurement, suspense, and spooky music. Well, these things aren’t enough to describe the ‘horror’ genre of Hollywood movies. Are you daring enough to watch horror movies all alone? The following is a list of most scary movies of all time.
The Exorcist (1973)
The Exorcist is not just one of the scariest films ever made: it’s also one of the most well-constructed horror movies of all time. The story of demon-inhabited Regan, her distraught mother, and the two priests working their religious mojo to save her life holds up to repeat viewings — partially because the horrific set pieces still hold up resoundingly well, and also because the actors create realistic, believable characters who are worthy of our empathy.
Psycho isn’t just an iconic horror film, it’s an icon completely as an item and a piece of art. Worth a watch in all kinds of weather, the film was nominated for four Academy Awards upon release and features a young Janet Leigh and a handsome Anthony Perkins. Scary, extremely tense and mildy psycho-sexual, Psycho is great.
Knowing an unknown, it can be scary……
Paranormal Activity (2007)
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY is a classic found footage horror film about a couple who are terrorized by a demonic entity in their home. The acting in Paranormal Activity is very good across the board. It’s success relies on the escalating tension and anticipation the story successfully builds throughout the film.
The Conjuring (2013)
“The Conjuring” tells the true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga), world renowned paranormal investigators, who were called to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most horrifying case of their lives. It’s enjoyable movie which gives real chills in spine.
It’s a story where a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shape-shifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town. With many amazing scenes throughout the film, with top notch music, creepy moments, and surprisingly good child actors, this film manages to grab attention throughout.
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future. Kubrick most definitely made an impressive horror film that not only contributed to the genre as a whole, it also left an indelible mark on many moviegoers.
A Nightmare of an Elm Street (2010)
The monstrous spirit of Slain Janitor seeks revenge by invading the dreams of teenagers whose parents were responsible for his untimely death. Not many films really dare and try to encapsulate the mysterious relationship between the dream world and reality, but A Nightmare on Elm Street is one of the few films to tackle it, and have a ton of fun in the process.
A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further. Insidious is one scary movie. With a spine-tingling soundtrack, creepy images, and a refreshing lack of blood, Insidious is hugely frightening horror movie fare that will thrillingly haunt you when the lights go out.
The Evil Dead (1981)
Evil Dead is a brilliant micro-budget masterpiece about a group of poor saps who awaken a bunch of demons. The sequel is pretty much the same thing, only with a slightly bigger budget and a dark, twisted sense of humor.
The Omen (1976)
Horror films about the occult were all the rage in the mid- to late-1970s. And while Richard Donner’s The Omen wasn’t the first one to hit theaters, it was one of the most entertaining. David Seltzer’s crafty screenplay doles out dark mysteries and sudden shocks at a generous clip, but it’s the cast, the score, and that ass-kick of an ending that elevates the story of creepy young Damien beyond most of its devil-related ilk.