Horror Movies That Will Stand the Test of Time

The Top Ten

1 The Exorcist

This movie came out in 1973 and it's still even scarier today. I have bad thoughts thinking about it.

Awesome thanks see it

The quientessial of horror film making - Hernandez1614

2 The Shining

Unlike some of the movies on this list this movie still creeps me out just because its creepy (I mean nobody living in 2013 is going to be scared of the vomiting in the exorcist I was lmfao when it happened)
Stephen king really new how to make you scared not just with gore but his vivid storytelling ( the shining is a better movie made from a book than psycho

The gorgeous work of art, that is also really funny and has awesome acting and lines, I hope it stands the test of time. - MoldySock

This top five pretty much matches the best horror movies of all time. Funny. - MojoSpaederman

3 Halloween

Halloween is a classic

Halloween is the best slasher series ever! The character of Michael Myers is much more believable than characters like Vorhees, Kruger, etc.

Great horror

I Absoletly love it lets make it number 1

4 Psycho

This movie was scary back then and is still scary now. I'm even still afraid to look at the posters of it. It truly is one of the most horrifying films of all time.

This movie is 55 years old an still fresh today. There are enough people walking around with fractured minds, that I will always be reminded of this classic.

Wow! PSYCHO it reminds my old typical Indian days FEW!

I love horror movies new and old, but Psycho isn't as good as people say it is...

5 Alien

For a 70s movie that's still worth watching today? I'd say that means "standing the test of time."

Alien should be #1. Real classic

Alien and The Thing in my opinion are the scariest movies I have ever seen.

This is the best movie to stand over time getting over me totally bringing me to an awesome end of my heart and I have been the alien fan since I watched this movie.
All the temptions were lost lost by me from alien 3 and 4 with prometheus and covenant

6 Jaws

One of my favorites

Jaws Is Awesome! So Horrorific! And So Freaky. Should Be #1! - moonruddle

7 The Thing

The special effects still hold up to today. I don't care what any of you say, when I see men turning into slimmy aliens It really looks like it's happening.

The effects will always be realistic

8 A Nightmare on Elm Street
9 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

The original for me was the scariest movie I have Ever seen I mean I so don't scare easy but I was petrified kept getting my boyfriend to double check the back door in the kitchen for fear someone with a chainsaw would break into the house in the middle of the night. Nothing has scared me this much since, sorry but the remake didn't come close..

What about the original? The original was a lot more scarier and more realistic than the crappy remake.

10 Friday the 13th

Great film not the best actors but camp crystal lake is just a creepy place in general the music is perfect and Betsy palmers performance is amazing. I'm a huge horror fan and this one has always been one of my favorites if not my favorite.

My all time favorite along with "the burning" very similar movies.

In my eyes this is the series that will truly never die.

Oh f13 there is nothing better

The Contenders

11 Night of the Living Dead
12 The Silence of the Lambs
13 Evil Dead 2
14 Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Zombie movies are becoming increasingly popular in the present age but it all spawned from the "Living Dead" series. Dawn of the Dead will stand the test of time for its revolutionary gory effects (done by the legendary Tom Savini), interesting protagonists and the awesome setting inside a shopping mall. Who hasn't dreamed of having a shopping mall all to ones self? It may not be a terrifying movie but it still has an appeal of being a staple of the horror genre. I recommend the 2.5 hour directors cut! - TimTamTheTurtleMan

15 Suspiria
16 The Conjuring

Based on real story of Warren's not that scarier but a good movie

This is literally my favorite horror movie so far, but the 2nd is like a lot better, I mean the story is so amazing!
You should definitely watch it guys!

17 The Sixth Sense

A film worth rewatching.

18 Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice
19 The Evil Dead

This movie back then was so violent and gory that it was rated X. but compared to movies today, it seems pretty tamed. I think they should re-rate it R.

20 Wrong Turn
21 Carrie

She deserved a better life than the one she got.

22 Cannibal Holocaust
23 The Omen
24 Black Christmas (1974)
25 Tenebre
26 High Tension
27 Mirrors
28 Frontier(s)
29 Scream 4

Best movie ever made that shows the real horror movie rules including the first three movies having a ranking of going the 2000 record

30 Amityville II: The Possession

Crazy good movie it got bad reviews but it has a cult following this is one of the scariest movies of all time, I'm not joking go check it out if your a horror fan. You won't be disappointed.

31 Frankenstien (1931)
32 The Thing (1951)

The standard Suspense and chills U will not see this combo again

33 Misery
34 Hellraiser

A classic horror film that will haunt you

35 Child's Play

A classic horror movie that will make you fear dolls

36 Saw
37 Final Destination
38 The Ring
39 The Grudge

Stupid movie

40 Pet Sematary
41 Anabelle

I saw the trailer in 2015 and it still gives me nightmares

42 Children of the Corn
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