Best Types of Horror Movies

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.

The Top Ten

1 Possession

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! - jerk4life

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2 Slasher

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

Not a big horror fan, but these flicks are the most realistic, making them even more terrifying. Some weirdo in a hockey mask could be outside your window. No seriously, you should look behind you. He's there.

Jason,Chucky,Freddy, Myers and Ghostface are the best!

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3 Psychological

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 movies

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4 Found Footage and Point of View

Films like The Blair Witch Project, Paranormal Activity, and Cloverfield. These movies add an element of realism that is super creepy. - heather

5 Ghost

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

6 Zombie

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. - heather

Now most of the zombie movies are comedy movies to me. - zxm

These movies are good

7 Haunted House

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.

8 Urban Legend

When a Stranger Calls, Urban Legends, Candyman, and similar films. - heather

First movie comes to mind is Annabelle. - Goku02

9 Cat and Mouse

Movies like The Strangers, Straw Dogs, not quite slasher films, but where a regular bad guy (s) toys with a regular person.. - heather

10 Alien Lifeforms

The Contenders

11 Backwoods

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 events

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12 Revenge

Movies like I Spit On Your Grave, or Shutter. - heather

13 Psychopathic

Imagining how that would be. Like Saw? - jerk4life

14 Monster

The universal monster movies and creature features

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Top Remixes

1. Haunted House
2. Cat and Mouse
3. Alien Lifeforms
1. Possession
2. Found Footage and Point of View
3. Psychological



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