Best Types of Horror Moviesheather Best genres or sub-genres, so to speak withing the horror genre. I'm ranking these by scariest. Obviously you can have more than one genre in a horror movie, but for the lists sake, these are some of the individual ones horror movies have evolved into.
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Movies like The Rite, The Exorcist, The Exorcism of Emily Rose... Something about possession strikes us at the core of our fear. The scariest because they're so realistic. - heather
Possession movies have become very normal. Even if the movie didn't have a possession for a major part, it does have it towards the end! - jerk4lifeV 1 Comment
I don't know about Possession movies, and I hate found footage, it was ok when the Blair Witch Project did it, but I seriously don't think it got any better, like the paranormal activities, I think I remember one scene that was kind of freaky, but other than that, I did not find it anywhere nears as scary
Movies like scream and saw get me, because they are real people.. They aren't some fake urban legend. There are psychopaths out there, who won't be stopped by "breaking the curse". And there are usually closed endings
I don't like possession movies because there low budget apart from the exorcist but jason, myers, scream, chucky, freddy all amazing
Freddy, Jason, Michael, Ghostface, Leatherface. My favorite horror movies and best horror characters.V 4 Comments
They are scarier in the long term because they mess with your mind but the blair witch project is scary too
Movies like The Uninvited, Psycho, High Intensity. A very common theme in horror movies now. - heather
The scariest of all. You would agree if you have ever read The Shining.
I like psychological moviesV 1 Comment
Films like The Blair Witch Project, Paranormal Activity, and Cloverfield. These movies add an element of realism that is super creepy. - heather
Ghost stories, reminiscent of hiding under a sheet with a flashlight at sleepovers. The stories that have fascinated us since we were kids. - heather
These kind of movies seem ridiculous these days. I used to be heart-stopping! - jerk4life
Quickly becoming a favorite amongst movie goers. Zombies are great. You can do so much with a zombie movie, it's just such a fun genre. - heatherV 2 Comments
Yup! Poltergeist is a good example and there's Conjuring as well! - jerk4life
Films like House on Haunted Hill, The Legend of Hell House... - heather
Ok come on, Insidious, The Conjuring, The Shining and Poltergeist. Some of the best horror movies ever.
When a Stranger Calls, Urban Legends, Candyman, and similar films. - heather
First movie comes to mind is Annabelle. - Goku02
Movies like The Strangers, Straw Dogs, not quite slasher films, but where a regular bad guy (s) toys with a regular person.. - heather
Wrong Turn is the best horror movie... Love how it happens in the middle of woods.
Wrong Turn is the best horror movie... Love horror movies that happen in woods.
Movies like Texas chainsaw massacre, wrong turn and friday the 13th
Well, I've got to say that the atmosphere is scary in these movies and technically backwoods -horror movies could be based on real eventsV 2 Comments
Movies like I Spit On Your Grave, or Shutter. - heather
The universal monster movies and creature features
Imagining how that would be. Like Saw? - jerk4life
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