Best Horror Movie Titles

BKAllmighty
Sometimes the best way to attract moviegoers into the theatres is to give your movie an unavoidably catchy title. While it doesn't always work, these horror movies may go on being remembered thanks to their lovably intelligent, corny, gross, or simple titles.

The Top Ten

1 Psycho

It's hard to make a list about horror movies without giving top billing to this all-time great horror classic (no matter what the sub-category is). It has everything from a great story, a wonderfully creepy atmosphere, brilliant writing, undeniably great directing, a great (albeit short) cast, and a snappy title to perfectly sum up the madness that is Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho'. The remake, on the other hand, should have been called 'Psycho... to Think This Was A Good Idea'. - BKAllmighty

It's hard to make a list about horror movies and not give top billing to Hitchcock's masterpiece (no matter what the subject is). It was brilliantly made, was a feast for the eyes and the mind, gave its audience the intensity and shock it was asking for, and was given the perfect title to sum up the madness that is Alfred Hitchcock's "PSYCHO". - BKAllmighty

2 The Exorcist

Anybody who has even the slightest idea of what the movie is about will likely shake in their shorts at the very mention of the title. It's known as one of the scariest movies ever made and this catchy title has helped to engrave it into everyone's heads for decades and will surely continue to do so for decades to come. - BKAllmighty

3 Night of the Living Dead

Back in 1968 a lot of attention was paid to this little project. And why would it not? This was a very different time, after all, and the ratings system was all over the place. Basically five-year-olds could get in to see this when it first came out. You'd think with a title like this parents would've had enough sense to properly keep their children away from it. - BKAllmighty

4 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

As is often the case, within and outside of this list, the simple titles make the best ones. Just say what the movie is about and you've got a classic! Actually, be careful about that. if 'Gone Girl', 'The Sixth Sense', or 'Soylent Green' went with that approach it wouldn't have worked out so well for them. - BKAllmighty

5 The Cabin in the Woods

After roughly 40 years of horror movies taking place inside cabins located in the woods, it was about time someone made a movie with this title, horror, comedy, horror-comedy, or otherwise. It's made even better thanks to the fact that the movie ended up being one of the most original movies of its kind. Oh, Joss, you never let us down! - BKAllmighty

The Cabin in the woods- ha! this title is too cool...& too scaryyy

6 The Thing

How else would you describe an alien that can turn itself into any living thing? You'll certainly have a difficult time describing its appearance. Calling it the "THING" is just about as specific as you can get. Mind you, this movie was made as a loose remake of the 1951 film "The Thing from Another World", so you can't give full credit to John Carpenter and his crew for crafting the name. However, you can give them credit for simplifying it enough to make it iconic. - BKAllmighty

7 Carnival of Souls

While it didn't really have much of an effect when it came out in 1962, 'Carnival of Souls' has developed a cult following in recent years and is cited as a major influence of both David Lynch (Eraserhead) and George.A. Romero (The Living Dead franchise). But, easily, the best thing about this movie is the title. For horror fans, like me, this title is just overflowing with awesomeness. Maybe we'll get a remake someday. - BKAllmighty

8 The Town That Dreaded Sundown

This movie was given a "meta-sequel" in 2014, and was obviously given the same title as the original. You don't take a memorable name like that and throw it away. Part of its brilliance is how it could describe almost every horror movie (especially in the Slasher genre) ever made. Of course, even with its mixed critical reception, it remains a cult favorite for horror movie fans everywhere. - BKAllmighty

9 Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

When your movie has been made for less than $100,000, is a parody horror-comedy, and has a bunch tomatoes acting as the antagonists, there's really no way around naming it anything else other than this. Thank goodness for that. Add the fact that it was made in the 1970's and you've got gold. You know, if rottentomatoes.com ever made a movie about itself, this would probably fit quite nicely as the title. - BKAllmighty

10 The Woman in Black

I'm giving the credit to the 2012 film over the 1989 film (since that one was a television film that basically no one knew about). Based on a book of the same name, 'The Woman in Black' has a title that tells us two things. One, that the bad guy (or, rather, girl) is a woman (which makes it terrifying enough), and two, that she's wearing all-black (which means she means business). Sadly she was away on business during the making of the 2015 sequel so they used a double and that's why the sequel stunk. The End. The moral of the story is to make sure your movie is as good as its title. - BKAllmighty

The Newcomers

? Tag, Your DEAD
? Sinister

The Contenders

11 The Evil Dead
12 Jeepers Creepers

This movie is very intense!

13 My Bloody Valentine

It's lovely, yet, gross. It oozes with horror movie goodness. - BKAllmighty

14 Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
15 The Shining

It's mainly the music which sets the tone of this horror masterpiece.

16 Scream
17 The Hills Have Eyes
18 Friday the 13th
19 House of 1000 Corpses

Rob Zombie really wears his heart on his sleeve. No seriously, it's on his sleeve. He cut it out and put it there. The guy's kind of intense. :P - BKAllmighty

20 The Blair Witch Project
21 Shaun of the Dead

The best name for a hilarious horror comedy

22 Insidious
23 The Babadook
24 The Omen
25 Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn
26 An American Werewolf in London
27 Pumpkinhead

This ain't no Peter Pumpkinhead neither. - BKAllmighty

28 The Silence of the Lambs
29 A Nightmare on Elm Street
30 Creature From the Black Lagoon
31 Halloween

Too boring! /:
Make it more cool like 100 times cooler

32 Fright Night
33 Paranormal Activity
34 Dawn of the Dead
35 Drag Me to Hell
36 Nosferatu
37 The Howling
38 Dark Night of the Scarecrow
39 Poltergeist
40 Creepshow
41 The Blob
42 Phantasm
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