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Best Horror Movies Of All Time

Updated on April 26, 2014

Do you love horror movies?

I know I do. The only problem now is finding the good ones. There's nothing worse than either renting, or buying a movie, only to find it's awful. Not only does it waste your time and money, but it also puts you in a bad mood. Well hopefully once you take a look at the movies on this page, you will find some new ones that look good for you. And you can bet that these ones will be good!

# 10 The Hills Have Eyes

The Hills Have Eyes (Unrated Edition)
The Hills Have Eyes (Unrated Edition)

While traveling in a trailer to California through the New Mexico Desert, a family is misled to a shortcut going to nowhere by the owner of an isolated gas station and wrecks the car in a rock. Along the night and on the next day, they are attacked by a group of deformed cannibals, fruit of the atmospheric nuclear tests conducted by USA from 1945 to 1962 in that spot. Absolutely trapped by the psychotics, they have to fight to survive. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The Hills Have Eyes Trailer

#9 The Exorcism of Emily Rose

The Exorcism of Emily Rose (Unrated Special Edition)
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (Unrated Special Edition)

When a younger girl called Emily Rose dies, everyone puts blame on the exorcism which was performed on her by Father Moore prior to her death. The priest is arrested on suspicion of murder. The trail begins with lawyer Erin Bruner representing Moore, but it is not going to be easy, as no one wants to believe what Father Moore says is true. Written by FilmFanUk

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The Exorcism of Emily Rose Trailer

#8 Dawn of the Dead

Dawn of the Dead (Widescreen Unrated Director's Cut)
Dawn of the Dead (Widescreen Unrated Director's Cut)

Ana, a young beautiful nurse finishes her day-shift at the hospital to return home to her beloved husband, they make love and sleep together. The next day, after her husband is killed by her neighbor next door, he suddenly comes back to life. She discovers the chaos happening in her neighborhood and escapes from her home. Soon after coming to her senses in the woods, she encounters a cop and other survivors, they decide to find safety in a mall. Soon more survivors come, and they learn that if they want to stay alive, they should stick together as the world is overrun by an army of undead. Can they survive the horror in this horrific global chaos? When there is no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth Written by Emphinix

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#7 Rosemary's Baby

Rosemary's Baby
Rosemary's Baby

Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse move into an apartment in a building with a bad reputation. They discover that their neighbours are a very friendly elderly couple named Roman and Minnie Castevet, and Guy begins to spend a lot of time with them. Strange things start to happen: a woman Rosemary meets in the washroom dies a mysterious death, Rosemary has strange dreams and hears strange noises and Guy becomes remote and distant. Then Rosemary falls pregnant and begins to suspect that her neighbours have special plans for her child. Written by Goth

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#6 The Exorcist

The Exorcist: Director's Cut (Extended Edition)
The Exorcist: Director's Cut (Extended Edition)

A visiting actress in Washington, D.C., notices dramatic and dangerous changes in the behavior and physical make-up of her 12-year-old daughter. Meanwhile, a young priest at nearby Georgetown University begins to doubt his faith while dealing with his mother's terminal sickness. And, book-ending the story, a frail, elderly priest recognizes the necessity for a show-down with an old demonic enemy. Written by Andrew Harmon

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The Exorcist Trailer

#5 The Thing

The Thing  [Blu-ray]
The Thing [Blu-ray]

An American scientific expedition to the frozen wastes of the Antarctic is interrupted by a group of seemingly mad Norwegians pursuing and shooting a dog. The helicopter pursuing the dog crashes leaving no explanation for the chase. During the night, the dog mutates and attacks other dogs in the cage and members of the team that investigate. The team soon realises that an alien life-form with the ability to take over other bodies is on the loose and they don't know who may already have been taken over. Written by Goth

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The Thing Trailer

#4 Night Of The Living Dead

Night of the Living Dead
Night of the Living Dead

The radiation from a fallen satellite might have caused the recently deceased to rise from the grave and seek the living to use as food. This is the situation that a group of people penned up in an old farmhouse must deal with. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth

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Night of the Living Dead Trailer

#3 The Shining

The Shining (Two-Disc Special Edition)
The Shining (Two-Disc Special Edition)

A man, his son and wife become the winter caretakers of an isolated hotel where Danny, the son, sees disturbing visions of the hotel's past using a telepathic gift known as "The Shining". The father, Jack Torrance, is underway in a writing project when he slowly slips into insanity as a result of cabin fever and former guests of the hotel's ghosts. After being convinced by a waiter's ghost to "correct" the family, Jack goes completely insane. The only thing that can save Danny and his mother is "The Shining". Written by ipreach4ever

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#2 Alien

Alien (The Director's Cut)
Alien (The Director's Cut)

When a mining ship lands on a planet to investigate upon a suspected SOS, the entire crew are unaware of the terror which they would unleash upon their ship. When a alien life-form attach's itself to the face of a crew member, the rest of the team act fast to try and separate the two organisms. Unbeknownst to everyone, this is the start of the terror which would affect every member of the seven person crew. Written by FilmFanUK

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#1 Psycho

Psycho (Collector's Edition)
Psycho (Collector's Edition)

Phoenix officeworker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. She has to meet her lover Sam in lunch breaks and they cannot get married because Sam has to give most of his money away in alimony. One Friday Marion is trusted to bank $40,000 by her employer. Seeing the opportunity to take the money and start a new life, Marion leaves town and heads towards Sam's California store. Tired after the long drive and caught in a storm, she gets off the main highway and pulls into The Bates Motel. The motel is managed by a quiet young man called Norman who seems to be dominated by his mother. Written by Col Needham

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      Tarra99 6 years ago

      Would you believe I can't even watch your trailers...I've seen the Shinning but NEVER from start to finish...even just thinking about that kid freaks me out

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I watched these with my hand in front of my eyes and peaking!

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      Frugal Bride 7 years ago

      Love love horror movies! Surprise though, that you don't have any of the Saw movies up there.

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      I used to be a horror movie fan, I'm not into them so much anymore but I do have a teenage son who would love all of these.

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      aerome 7 years ago

      I really, really enjoyed Rosemary's Baby, especially because of the atypical end. But all the other movies in this list are also extremely good in the horror-genre ;-)

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      snowcloud 7 years ago

      which one is your personal favorite