Best Horror Movies of All Time
The Top Ten
By far best of this genre ever. Even if you ignore the gruesome special effects, the movie was still superbly acted and directed. Everything else is distant second.
By far the one that stands out. I watched it ONE time and have never watched it again and I'm 42. Other movies about possession don't bother me, to a point, as much as this one did. Deservedly so, Aliens is in the top 10. Poltergeist (the clown scene) is the still the reason I can't STAND clowns to this day. IT should be higher as well. Paranormal Activity (1) deserves it's spot as that movie kept me on the edge of my seat and my wife afraid to sleep at night! JAWS needs to be higher on the list... Great directing, acting, etc. Plus I was afraid to go in the ocean for years after seeing it in the theater! - SociallyxxDistorted
It's the movie considered by me as the scariest shooted in real style... Awesome one
Tell your parents it's a Christian movie and it uses the power of god - bobthehallwaymanV 166 Comments
This movie is great! People are voting for other movies because there scarier but this is not about being scary, its about being good. And this movie tops the whole list! Other great horror movies are The Exorcist, Black Christmas, High Tension, Halloween, Alien, Evil Dead, A nightmare on Elm Street, Scream, Poltergeist, Misery, The Cabin In The Woods, REC, Jaws, Dead Alive, Carrie, An American Werewolf in London and Psycho.
Excellent jump scares - ElSherlock
Greatest horror movie ever made... most intense, thrilling horror movie ever made. Jack got us incredible performance so did Doc. And who played, wendy was underrated she was fascinating in this movie... there is no horror movie, that can top this masterpiece. Kubrick is, simply one of the greatest directors period. So many inexplained theories. One of the things I love about this movie is of it is realistic. One of my favorite movies of all time. This movie, deserve to by in top 10
and should be number 1 in this list PERIOD. - DarkKnight2005
It wasn't even scary thoughV 88 Comments
Come on people Halloween is the best one out of all the others because Michael Myers is pure evil! You'll all see what I'm talking about after 08/31/07. Halloween indeed is the creator of all slasher films, if it wasn't 4 this movie... Nightmare on elm street, friday the 13, and all those so-called "Scariest movies" would not exist! So think again and vote for Halloween
I like your opinion, but I like a nightmare on elm street the most. - robertoiglesias271
I was forced to watch this when I was younger and somehow loved it. - JoMama163
The death scenes are incredibly terrifying - ElSherlock
I. LOVE. THIS. MOVIE. SO. MUCH. It was an extremely close tie between this and The Shining, but I just had to go with Halloween. Michael Myers is the ultimate villain, the music is creepy as hell and Jamie Lee Curtis is excellent in it! The ultimate scream queen! Halloween is the perfect example of a slasher, this film BEGAN the slasher genre. WATCH IT NOW!
I also highly recommend The Shining. It is my favourite movie of all time, but Halloween just tops the list for my favourite horror movies of all time.
The acting from Robert Englund is great - ElSherlock
First one is good but the reboot is... meh - XtheXlmao
To me, it's better than the other horror movies because Freddy Krueger is actually scary and appears in your dreams, has smart teenage characters instead of the dumb and stereotypical teens, and the movie is smart. - robertoiglesias271
Silence of the Lambs wasn't even scary to me. I actually laughed at one point. THIS will scare you. You won't be able to sleep. I had a nightmare with him in it when I LEAST expected. That's why I'm typing this as a ghost. Or something.V 47 Comments
Excellent acting - ElSherlock
The fact that this is below nightmare on elm street is insulting. Alien is not only the best horror movie of all time, but one of the best films ever made. What really separates alien from the other films on this list is the beautiful cinematography, masterfully crafted tension, and interesting cast of characters. The people in this movie aren't stereotypes or dumb teenagers, but real people who go through real growth throughout the course of the film. Not to mention it had a badass sequel in Aliens as well.
the great sci fi horror of all time, this movie when it came out, it established that maybe Aliens are not too friendly like E. T.
Great multi genre film - blackflowerV 32 Comments
No horror lsit would be complete without this one I hate the motel with the house on the hill
Classic - ElSherlock
AFI's top horror movie of all time, and it doesn't even crack the top ten? That's a problem.
Great movieV 33 Comments
The Silence of the Lambs is easily hands down the best horror movie I've ever watched. The movie itself doesn't throw countless buckets of gore at you, so when the movie actually does use gore, they use it very effectively and it can scare you much more. This movie also never had a dull moment in my opinion. The movie is one of the few movies that I can say never gets a bit uninteresting. With the help of genius characters and dialogue, the movie boils a slowly growing feeling of suspense, and that feeling stays for the whole movie. On top of all of this, it doesn't feel the need to drench you with horror cliches and unoriginal plot points. This movie is a true original. Not only are the plot and characters very twisted and disturbing, but you can also clearly tell the plot was very carefully mapped out and must have took an extreme amount of effort. All these elements put together and you have a cinematic gen and a horror classic that will be remembered for all of eternity.
The story is well written - ElSherlock
One of the best movies ever made. - Userguy44
It won film of the year, no other horror has done that, therefore this is the best. Scary for all the right reasons and a story that has quality, who could ask for more.V 32 Comments
Great soundtrack - ElSherlock
Okay, most films in the top ten deserve to be there but I'm sorry, this is THE best horror film. It works outside of the horror genre as a film itself. Maybe some films are scarier, but this was revolutionary in it's time. The makers of this films were daring, this film pushed boundaries and is an absolutely iconic piece of art.
How the hell is saw over this
A perfect horror movie. it's so realistic and shocking. the story feels real and the acting is really great. what I also love about this movie is that there is some truth to it. there are people like Leatherface and his family out in the world, and that we could end up in this situation. and it could be the scariest experience of your entire life.
Could? I think you mean WILL be the scariest experience of your entire life! - happyhappyjoyjoyV 27 Comments
Great acting - ElSherlock
Average rated movie according to my opinion
This movie totally gave the slasher genre (and really all horror) new life and started a new trend of smart suspense-driven horror movies. The entire franchise is classic!
This movie is only this high because it is a teen flick. Everybody knows that teens are the main ones to go to the movies. Jaws and Texas Chainsaw are better.V 44 Comments
It's ah-may-zing! Who doesn't want to watch a lot of torture in one movie that has such a great plot if you take the time to watch it?!
Saw is an AMAZING movie, but unfortunately, every sequel had a hollow plot and was just an excuse for producers to mangle and mutilate people for money. Like Halloween/Nightmare On Elm Street, this falls under the category of horror films that had a great opening and several terrible sequels - icantthinkofausername
Best movie - ElSherlock
Saw is amazing because it is different than other horror movies. Instead of a killer or a ghost it is a man who puts people in traps and the horror is getting nervous if they will escape or not. And that is why I love this movie - JonermanV 75 Comments
The only horror movie with smart people
The acting is wonderful - ElSherlock
This one is scary - ElSherlock
One of the most realistically gory and brutal films ever made for 1982 everything look real. Especially when that guys head comes of and starts crawling like a spider that was amazing. Should be number 2 on this list just most people don't know how gory this film is. - SVGPLAGUEV 35 Comments
How is Jaws not in the top 10?
Great pacing - ElSherlock
It was the beginning of the blockbuster era, but what a cool beginning. Action excitement, terror, a few laughs, it had it all. Spielberg at his best. And the clincher: relatable characters and great acting.
It’s funny how a movie that frightened people so badly, they stayed out of the water for two years could slip this low. It had a little bit of everything, a beautiful town, a strong family unit and a mayor who only cared about money and prestige. Not to mention, a hard nosed sea captain. All this, and there is a 30 foot monster shark waiting to ruin them all. People, I know most of you like everything to be new but this movie, for 43 years old, is great in every way. Please, vote it up.V 30 Comments
PA1 scared you, whether you admit it or not. It did. Now PA2, PA3, PA4 and I'm sure the uneagerly expected PA5 are quite different stories. They were pumped out as fast as Mel B pumps out kids. No thought to the story & terrible, terrible acting... Now the acting in the first WAS sub-par, but it didn't affect the overall movie in such a huge way it was unwatchable, unlike the other three. Please dear god. No more. But back to the point, great movie. Kept most of us up googling demonology and eye witness accounts of ghosts, I think.
Gave me nightmares when I was real little
Very good movie, its pretty scary :=)
This was scary as hell doors slamming lights turning on footprints in the talcum powder and the guy thrown at the camera at the end it is scary as hell!V 35 Comments
The poster design looks interesting - ElSherlock
Both versions rock - blackflower
The greatest horror movie ever made. - truckturner
ClassicV 14 Comments
Awesome movie - ElSherlock
Romero created zombies with this movie! How many directors can claim they started a whole new creature/genre? Back then it was bold and new. And I just watched the documentary, filming was so challenging, they weren't sure they would even finish it. they had no budget so they used locals for zombies, the crew worked as actors as well (for example the actor who played the douche in the movie was also producer and make-up artist), many scenes were improvised and budget for sound mixing was won last minute with a game of chess! Geez and it became one of the most iconic film ever. Quite an accomplishment!
This movie began the "zombie" genre which runs amok today and should be ranked in the top ten! Night of the Living Dead is The Walking Dead's granddaddy! Not scary? You've got to be kidding! The innate fright is multiplied greatly due to the film being in black & white. Incredibly creepy and original! - Terrax
Not that scary but the part where the zombie girl kills and eats her own mother will freak you outV 5 Comments
I love the original movie by Wes Craven
The film keeps you wondering what the hell is gonna happen next! And you feel so much pity for the victims at a point! Great film.
These film is based on true story and it is one of the scariest movie which I had been never seen in my life.
Remake was a lot better than the original. Great story and quite disturbing like a horror film should be. - JamesNichollsV 13 Comments
Friday the 13th is really good but everyone talks about Jason when he is not in the 1st one
Great soundtrack - ElSherlock
2 Words Jason Voorhees the most iconic horror movie character and he gets 18th? wow. just wow
JASON 4 LIFE
Y'all this thing sucks - icantthinkofausernameV 28 Comments
The 2017 IT was better in my opinion
This has a iconic theme - ElSherlock
Both of them are great - XtheXlmao
Don't take the balloon - ElSherlockV 36 Comments
It seriously freaked me out... watching the movie at night alone was the stupidest decision of my life... couldn't sleep without the lights on for a couple of days... the background music itself freaks you out...
Boring as hell. I think Americans should just leave Japanese horror alone, plus, nobody is scared of hair.
Scary as hell
Scary - ElSherlockV 92 Comments
No other zombie film can compare to this. Absolute classic!
The Best of zombie movie in the world
Weird as hell!
The original was awesome! The reboot sucks though. - awesomedp900
Favorite movie ever! Last film shot in Technicolor
This movie didn't scare me, but it made me cry. Hopefully I'm not the only one here that feels horrible for Samara...
Amazing cinematography - ElSherlock
I still don't understand how this is PG13
Oh...! Really the horror 1... After watching this movie I could not sleep that whole nigt... In 1 word it was"totally horror"...V 56 Comments
Correct turn. - XtheXlmao
this the best horror movie I have ever seen... second and third part are awesome...
It was a very disgusting movie... Someone eating the flesh of another person is not at all scary... The starting was good enough to convince the people that the movie is full of suspense... But gradually the movie lost the public's interest!V 37 Comments
Creepy because it could happen - blackflower
Stephen kings best movie, other than the shining. Kathy bates oscar winning role will never fail to scare the crap out of you. This is a classic horror movie
The story is well written - ElSherlock
Sounds good. - Camaro6
This should be top ten or even 5! Why is it 26?! I love this movie
That poor family - blackflowerV 13 Comments
No.26? seriously this movie is not bad. This should've been at least in the top 10! Great movie
The scariest movie I've ever seen in my life
Amazing acting and performances - ElSherlock
Amazing! Not one of my favorites but I liked it. - SadEpicBadicalV 98 Comments
Great movie - XtheXlmao
This should be in the TOP 10!
Its just unbeaten...
Bruce campbell shows his real talent...
He is just unbelievable...! 11
Swallow this.V 3 Comments
Already on this list - germshep24
How to kill a monster:burn them. DONE. - XtheXlmao
Wow, Shawn13 doesn't have great taste. See No Evil and My Bloody valentine? Are you serious? They aren't remotely scary or good movies. There are some good ones like Friday The 13th and Halloween (unless they are the remakes) but this guy needs to watch better movies.
Its really awesome. The things showed thought to have set by good innovative person.V 2 Comments
Well no need to describe its greatness its scary and as well as have a good story to keep you connected and in the you get surprised.
This is the best horror movie ever, smart, scary and bizarre at the same time, I hate those people who thinks this movie is boring and cg movies are good.
It's the best horror movie of all time along with the exorcist.
It was a total waste of time. No on-screen deaths, no scary faces, no jump scares. Why all say that it was so good?V 6 Comments
I really like this movie. It wasn’t that scary and it was a little slow but it was great. I was really mad when the bucket of blood fell on Carrie, so I was quite happy when Carrie got her revenge! I like when she killed Chris, my least favorite. - SadEpicBadical
I don’t know which was scarier, the wide eyed Carrie on stage or her hand coming out of the grave? This was one of the greatest revenge movies ever.
The book was great - blackflower
The only movie to make me cry. It is so disturbing and emotional. That jump scene at the end is one hell of a jump scene!V 2 Comments
David Lynch is the best at getting inside your mind to terrify you. Even if you are not even sure if you are scared. That is real horror. A surrealistic experience of nightmares and fear.
A perfect example of TRUE horror. The Shining is the second best, behind this masterpiece. The genuine feel, along with the monochrome visuals, is what horror should be.
Not like 2010s horror: with lots of unneeded gore, cheap jump scares, sex & nudity, stripping (disgusting), stupid screams, and the like.
I despise the 2010s. I don’t think the 2020s will be much better. - TopTenTed
Other movie creators: since it's forgotten and dated, we can remake it! > - XtheXlmao
Great opening scene - ElSherlock
In my opinion the best ever horror film. The animatronics were amazing! And in my opinion the best ever horror film ever made.
FantasticV 10 Comments
What is this - XtheXlmao
Wes Craven's first movie
The wolf in't even looking like a werewolf or wolf. I tought it was a dog LOL - XtheXlmao
I love this movie it was awesome for its time but they made a sequal that was terrible because it had none of the writing team of the first film the people who made the sequal are meatloafs
This film had me jumping with fright! Not to mention rick baker's amazing transformation.
It is a genuinely scary movie, the transformation scene is yet to be bettered, a complete storyV 3 Comments
My favorite movie - blackflower
This movie freaked me out so much! Oh myy the scariest part was that she was a grown woman who liked to harm people. And she was scary looking and just totally 666! I couldn't trust little girls for a month!
I saw this when I was 6...
Could not sleep for a week...
Good movie after 5 years of avoiding this movie
I did not feel scared but this movie was awesome one of the best movies I have ever watched.V 5 Comments
This movie was good, because Chris Eccleston was in it :) He is the cutest person in the entire world. I was scared to death by his beauty!
The infected monkeys rly made u frightened...and mk u chk your's surroundings 😁
The soundtrack is good - ElSherlock
Whilst it was never going to be as fresh as the original it is still creepy, suspenseful and offers nice closure for the first movie.
I actually think this is better than the first, more suspense and thrills, and I like the hospital setting.
Almost as good as the first
Very berry terry, spooky pooky, yah yeet
I use a little or no alcohol cologne, because alcohol dries out your skin and makes you look older.
Another film inspired by Ed Gein.
I think it was more inspired by Ted Bundy. Or maybe both.V 1 Comment
Another repeat - germshep24
Amazing. A truly epic Horror flick. - Cookiecutter26
This is my favourite movie of all time! This movie proves that you don't need a big budget to make a good movie! I didn't see the new one but it defiantly can't beat the original classic!
This movie deserve number 1, this movie made me watch & collect horror movies to my movies collection. I strongly believe this movie is the mother of almost "block buster" horror movies.
THIS is a great one I have ever seen
Bruce Campbell is awesome, best horror film of all time, watch it!V 8 Comments
You got to be kidding me! THIS SHOULD BE NUMBER 1! Frankenstein was one of first horror films ever created in history and will forever be the best! I remember watching this as a kid and it traumatized me for years. Boris Karloff does a phenominal job protraying as one of the most famous and iconic monsters in the history of horror! - VenomxShocker
This classic Universal horror film is one of the greatest movies of all-time.
This is honestly one of the scariest horror movies I've seen. I love horror movies and I definitely agree that The Shining and The Exorcist are great films, some of the best, but this movie genuinely scared me. I remember watching it in theatres expecting it to be a regular horror film and then the opening scene came on. The theatre literally went silent. So disturbing and it really made me uncomfortable and got under my skin. Does it have flaws? Yes, many. But, man, was it ever a thrilling watch. Some of those scenes are engraved in my memory. Also, that soundtrack!
Has a very interesting plot and very scary at moments. The videos where pretty disturbing though. Hard to don’t get nightmares of this movie. - Userguy44
This movie scared the crap outta me. The plot kept me at the edge of my seat at all times. I found it really horrible the videos kept showing different methods of death but at the same time I found it really scary and interesting.
I really like horror movies and this was the one most intense one I have seen so far. This was the only one that really really scared me. Should be WAY higher in this list.V 10 Comments
This movie was 7/10 for me. It was a good movie and stuff, but that one ugly demon guy who taking over that kids body looked so unrealistic that it ruined the mood and the movie wasn’t even scary anymore. - SadEpicBadical
This movie shivers me up every time I watch it
The beat anime out there 10/10
When it comes to the old school horror movies like the Exorcist and The Shining, I was never really scared by them but rather intrigued and thrilled by the development. They weren't movies that actually had a major effect on me as far as paranoia. This movie, however, really screwed me up. After watching it, I had a hard time sleeping for the night. Insidious is not only scary, but it gives off that frightening atmosphere that there is something in your home that's about to jump at you in any minute. Any horror film that puts that kind of effect on someone is what really makes it successful, in my opinion. - McgillacuddyV 25 Comments
2th favorite fight
Its like superman vs batman
OH YEAH! This is what I'm talking about. Who cares what anyone says about this movie. It is the greatest in horror crossovers. If a mortal fighting an immortal doesn't sound epic to you, then you're totally bonkers.
I like this movie the gore is great. But it introduces the worst character in Friday Film History, none other then the abusive boyfriend himself Trey.
It is actually a very scary movie. the devil voice was very freaky.
This was a scary one all right, with the added atmosphere of heavy, inescapable evil
I will never ever ever forget this movie - Tbog009
AHHHHHHH!!!!!! This movie scares the Begeezus out of me!!!!!
I enjoyed it. - Camaro6
Way better than crap like "The Hills Have Eyes" - TheGreatest
I watched this for the first time when I was still just a little kid. I'm pretty sure this was my first full-on horror film experience. I felt uneasy around seagulls and crows for weeks afterwards. - BKAllmighty
Alferd Hitchcock is a genius to make such a horrific movie. - Baltimore1993V 4 Comments
Stephen King and George Romero really pulled it off.
This movie sucks, new horror is way better and scarier.
Arguably better than the 1931 original. The Bride of Frankenstein humanizes the monster making him more sympathetic to the audience. Whale brings in a sense of style, humor, and religious iconography. Let's not forget that in Mary Shelley's classic novel, the creature reads Milton's Paradise Lost. My favorite line is at the end when the monster points to Dr. Praetorius and says, "You stay, we belong dead."
Amazing movie that's all.
A classic. The film that moved the horror fantasy film into the 20th century. Stupendous performances by Karloff and Elsa Lanchester and the most memorable Ernest Thesiger as Dr Pretorious. Fantastic!
Pretty scary for me. It made my sister get scared and she run out of the house running like a little kid.
Good but not exactly horror
More of action/thriller
I love all movie of Predator,everlasting warriors!
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