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Top 10 horror movies of 2013

Updated on October 9, 2013

The year 2013 has seen some really good horror movies that have raised the bar for people who are looking for a good scare-fest. There was a marked rise in both quantity and quality of horror movies and the genre looks more popular than ever. Here are the top 10 horror movies of 2013

1. Evil Dead (2013)

It is gory, it is violent, and it is very entertaining in every possible way. This contemporary remake of the classic cult movie ‘The Evil Dead’ by Sam Raimi proves that a fantastic team, hard work, and a great movie can indeed recreate a work of art. The movie was promoted as a super-bloody and super gruesome affair, and Fede Alvarez has not disappointed the fans of horror movies in any way. It is indeed a movie that will keep you rooted to your seats in utter fear till the very end!

2. World War Z

Starring Brad Pitt, it is a big-budget horror flick and based on a namesake novel. Pitt is a former U.N. employee who comes out of retirement for a one-time field job so as to find a cure for the zombie pandemic that has gripped the entire world. The movie is stylishly shot and moves from one international location to another. The gore is limited thereby appealing to a larger audience. However, you will not be left wanting for thrills and scares, as they are there in plenty.

3. The Conjuring

It has become one of the most talked about horror movies of 2013. And why not so! The horror flick appeals to both intelligent viewers as well as those looking for a good scare. Based in the 1970s, the movie is about two paranormal investigators whose services are recruited by a couple to remove supernatural presence in their Amityville mansion. The investigators find that the house is haunted by a demonic witch. There are lots of scary stuff such as possession of the mother by the spirit of the evil witch, constant banging on doors, and lots more!

4. The Lords of Salem

If you want to catch sights of Hell, then this is the movie to go for. It may have received a lot of flak, mostly because it is a Rob Zombie flick; but it comes out as not only a fine horror film, but a good movie in general as well. The story is not that original, but the overall treatment is quite unique. Rob is able to capture a certain kind of fear on the screen, which has never been seen before.

5. Hatchet III

If you are looking for a leave-your-brains-behind, badass, shocker of a horror movie, then Hatchet III is the one to go for. Also, as compared to the previous two installments in the series, this flick is enormously entertaining. In the second half, there is no respite from inane action, plenty of different bloodied body parts flying around in all directions, and lots of violence. Enjoy!

6. Warm Bodies

It is a zombie movie that is different from the rest due to the rare infusion of romance in the story. Nicholas Hoult, as the main lead zombie gives a superlative performance and the rest of the cast, both zombies and humans, is solid. A fluid screenplay, marvelous special effects, and the powerful presence of Malkovich make this movie a great watch.

7. American Mary

It is a stylish indie horror flick made by Dario Argento. You will also be surprised by the surreal approach to the mystery element in the movie. The bloodshed is controlled, the camerawork is excellent, the acting is superb, and you will kept in dread throughout the movie. All in all, it is an honest horror movie that will frighten and disturb you to the right extent.

8. Maniac

It is another fabulous remake that should not be missed. The horror is very graphic and quite brutal in nature. The overall atmosphere in the movie remains ubiquitously grim. And hats off to the amazing performance by Elijah Wood.

9. Texas Chainsaw 3D

Sit down and watch this gory flick if you are in the mood for some ridiculous violence. The movie tells the tale of a woman who goes to Texas with her pals to collect her inherited wealth. During the course of the movie, she has to endure the madness of a chainsaw-brandishing killer. Get ready for lots of bloodshed and an abundance of screams and shrieks.

10. The ABCs of Death

It is a collection of 26 short horror stories that is so diverse to the point of becoming a baffling affair. Patrons will however feel blessed to see the range of unusual oddities unraveling before their eyes. There is no one theme or a single story that is woven around these tales. But nonetheless, the movie flows through in a lucid fashion. Every segment may not be mind-blowing, but as a whole the movie is definitely worth a watch.

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      Luke Ellis 

      4 years ago from Nottingham, England

      So were you a legitimate fan of Texas 3D? You didn't think it butchered the original to pieces?

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      5 years ago from Yuma AZ

      Good list, and you're right: there has been an upsurge of decent (good) horror movies lately, which is actually surprising, as "mainstream" Horror has sucked for so long that I've come to take it for granted that a movie with a wide release is usually worth missing. Maybe things are changing. I've seen most of the flicks on your list, and overall... I was impressed. No "Visitor Q"'s among them, but hey - you can't have everything! Voted "Useful" and "Interesting". Good job, contentbox.

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      5 years ago

      Thanks for the list. I like to load my Netflix Queue with horror films. Now I know some to move to the top of the list.

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      Dallas Matier 

      5 years ago from Australia

      You've got a good list, there. And, a few that I haven't even heard of, too. Though, that's not really saying much - I don't really keep up with the newest releases in the horror genre.

      I've never really been a fan of gore-based horror - so, there are a few there that probably wouldn't do anything for me. Still, there are a couple there that I might have to have a look at.


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