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100 Most Scary Horror Movies
Creepy Films that Scares the $#! out of you
Horror is among that genre which often amuses and attracts people but most of the time they get dis-appointment in return when they go and watch modern horror flicks. Reason is that most film directors focus on blood and gore rather than concentrating on the real psychological horror.
I usually like to watch such films while sitting in a dark room alone at night. I did got Goosebumps after watching several scary flicks but others made me sleep. This is universal truth that films of this genre have most stupid plot than any other genre.
Lately i have observed a trend that Hollywood is following Asian flicks in this genre. You will find a lot of slasher flicks of Hollywood that are remakes of Asian horror films. I tried to include only those remakes which were either really scary or gained a huge cult following.
So here i compiled a list of 100 best horror movies which were loved by people and had impact on pop culture. Also i chose my 10 personal favorite flicks from the list.
I have followed certain rules while making this list which are as follows :
1.Mainly A-list Films of this genre are included, Only Those B-List Horror Flicks are included which gained Cult-following later on.
2. Horror-Comedies are not included.
3. Sequels and Prequels are not included,they are added with the original part.
If you don't find your favorite scary film in the list,then let me know in comment section below.
So Here Goes the list.
Do You Love Horror Movies?
Top 100 Horror Movies - Vote (Or Add) Your Favorite scary films
Horror is the most talked about genre. It is so wide that every one can have their own unique favorite horror films.
Sometimes even the most scary film recommended won't scare you at all while at other time a normal horror movie brings the hell out of you. Some people finds humor in one thing while other in a different thing. Just like that People have their own taste of horror.
They might not be afraid of a ghostly inhabitant but they might get scared of thinking about a psycho serial killer. Which horror movie did scared you the most? Vote up your favorite
Top 10 Horror Movies
Below is the list of my personal favorite Top 10 Best Horror Movies of All Time.
# 10. Scream - Someone has taken their love of scary movies one step too far. Solving this mystery is going to be murder.
What impact horror movies can have on an immature mind?Well See Scream.This Wes Craven's horror movie gave a new direction to Hollywood slasher movies.Scream referred to many horror movies and slasher films.Courtney Cox stars in his most famous big screen role.The Character Ghost-face also become very popular among audience.
Director :- Wes Craven
Star-Cast :- Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette
Plot :- A Serial Killer Kills Teenager as they break basic "Horror" films rules.
# 9. Jaws - If You Forget What Terror Was Like... It's Back
Jaws was a "high concept" film which become one of the highest grossing summer movie of all time.In fact Steven Spielberg's financial success in movies started from this highly popular horror movie.The film was based On Peter Benchley's novel of same name.Jaws Centers around a fictional Amity island in New England which is being haunted by a Great white shark.The concept of using a Great white shark as main villain in horror movie was fresh yet risky.A Mechanical shark (Bruce) was designed but it was hard for Spielberg's team to film scenes while working in the cold and corrosive environment of north Atlantic sea.Most of the scenes were filmed from shark's Point of view and that's what bring horror,as the audience were not able to see the shark but still can feel the fear among them.Thanks to Spielberg's imagination and skills that even under odd conditions he was able to make such a brilliant horror movie.
Director :- Steven Spielberg
Star-Cast :- Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss
Plot :- A Giant Great white shark is terrorizing the people of small island community of Amity.
# 8. Night of the Living Dead - They're Coming to get you... Again
Though Zombie Movies were made before too but no film become as famous as George A. Romero's Night Of Living Dead.Though He was interested in making a Horror comedy but Richard Matheson's novel I Am Legend(1954) inspired him to make a zombie movie.The impact of the movie was high and soon the film become popular,ranking high among many other good horror movies.The film saw 6 sequels and the series is popularly called Living Dead series.The film was also remade two times.
Director :- George A. Romero
Star-Cast :- Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea and Karl Hardman
Plot :- A Group of people are trapped on a rural farmhouse which is haunted by blood drinking zombies.
# 7. Rosemary's Baby - Pray For Rosemary's Baby
Most of the horror films produced by Roman Polanski revolves around theme of superstition,witches and black magic.Rosemary's Baby is no exception.But undoubtedly it is the best Roman Polanski movie.The film is based on the best selling horror novel of same name by Ira Levin(1967).The film include many memorable yet controversial scenes.Though many criticize it for not being a true horror movie.But I believe that horror is not just from Supernatural and ghostly things and Rosemary's baby is perfect example for psychological horror.
Director :- Roman Polanski
Star-Cast :- Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes and Ruth Gordon
Plot :- When Rosemary Move to a new apartment,she is surrounded by mysterious neighbors and occurrences and she suspect his husband for promising witches her baby.
# 6. Psycho - Exploring the blackness of the subconscious man!
What a Sub concious mind can do,that you can clearly see and feel in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.The Pioneer Director who had already produced some gems in thrill genre shocked everyone from this masterpiece film.Not only the film is regarded as one of the best horror movie but also as one of the best movie ever produced in Hollywood in 20th century.Also Anthony Perkins acting is must watch.
Director :- Alfred Hitchcock
Star-Cast :- Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh and Vera Miles
Plot :- A Motel Owner Named Norman Bates is Too afraid of her mother,his problems increases when a young woman is apparently killed by his mother.
# 5. Halloween - The Night He Came Home
John Carpenter's Halloween is considered as an iconic slasher movie.But its not just a SLASHER movie.Halloween uses elements of psychological horror too and that's what make it much more better than graphic-gore violent movies.
The film starts with the back-story of Michael Myers where a 6 year old Michael kills his sister.From their on audience become aware that they are being introduced to an almost unstoppable,fearless and immortal demon who is feeding inside the body of a man.
Michael is not just another psychopath but a monster whose only motive is to kill people around him.John carpenter worked a lot on this character.To make the appearance of Michael more horrifying he used Hockey mask which was later imitated by many other slasher killers(most famous being "Jason" of "Friday The 13th" series).
Director :- John Carpenter
Star-Cast :- Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis and Tony Moran
Plot :- A Psychopath breaking the hospital security returns to his home on halloween and is determined to kill the neighborhood.
# 4. The Ring 1,2 - Before You Die,You See The Ring
The Ring brought a new concept horror in movies.It was a blend of psychological horror with supernatural horror.The film was remake of Japanese horror movie Ringoo.Both the films were based on KÃ´ji Suzuki's Novel Ring.
The plot revolves around a cursed video tape which if watched,could become the reason for the death of person within a week.Verbinski's touch and Naomi watts' acting and above all the cursed video tape added to the genuine horror of the movie.Original movie was hugely successful and led to a sequel which got mixed review.A third Sequel "The Ring 3D" is being planned.
Director :- Gore Verbinski
Star-Cast :- Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson and Brian Cox
Plot :- A Cursed videotape if seen kills the person within seven days.
# 3. Evil Dead (Series) - Can They Be Stooped?
If you are fan of paranormal activities and ghostly things then Evil dead is best pick for you.Director Sam Raimi took note of every scary thing he ever saw or heard of and joined those elements together to produce one of the most scary horror movie of Hollywood.
Evil Dead Focuses on a group friends who visit woods and unknowingly release demon spirits.One by One Demons start killing them.
Not only the plot was horrifying but also the cinematography was excellent that increase the 'horror-ness' of the film.
Director :- Sam Raimi
Star-Cast :- Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss and Richard DeManincor
Plot :- Five College Friends in woods release evil spirits unknowingly from an audiotape.
# 2. The Shining - The Horror Drive Him Crazy
The shining,for me,is one of the most memorable horror movie i ever seen.From the very opening scene i found myself involved in the movie.Everything was going on as if it is really happening around me.That's what make this Stanley Kubrick's Classic as my favorite pick for 'Best Horror movies' list.
The Movie was adapted from Stephen King's novel of same name,but it varies from the novel in many aspects.Overall 'The Shining' surely outshines all those creepy horror movies that are nothing but stupid use of camera and technology.
Director :- Stanley Kubrick
Star-Cast :- Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall and Danny Lloyd
Plot :- A Family lives in an isolated hotel during winter break.The spiritual power force the father to kill his family.
# 1. The Exorcist - The Devil Inside
You have heard about it.You might have seen it.Almost everyone agrees that "The Exorcist" is the most scariest horror movie of all time.The film is the highest grossing horror film of all time(which shows that how much the movie was loved by people).The Exorcist is based on the novel of same name by William Peter Blatty.The film includes many iconic horrifying scenes(My favorite being the "spider walk" scene).
Director :- William Friedkin
Star-Cast :- Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow and Linda Blair
Plot :- A Mother tries to save her girl from demonic possession with the help of two priests.
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