There is little doubt in the fact that horror movies hold a unique appeal and fun for audiences across the globe. The thrill of feeling spooked while watching a horror flick has a charm of its own and beats any other adventure activity hands down. Given below is a list of the top 10 horror movies of all times that are a must watch for people who enjoy a fright-show at any time.
City Of The Living Dead
This Italian language horror movie directed by Lucio Fulci, is considered to be one of the best horror flicks of all times. Released in 1980, the movie depicts the attempts of a reporter and a psychic to close the gates of hell which have been opened by the suicide of a clergyman. The chilling graveyard scene and the unexpectedly odd ending of the movie still make the hair stand on the end for most horror genre lovers.
Night Of The Living Dead
This stark, eerie and unrelenting horror flick is a 1968 movie directed by George A. Romero. This classic spooky flick still catches the audiences in the throat with its sense of tension and immediacy present from the first shot to the last scene. What adds to the thrill of the movie is the forced and strained companionship between the black hero, Ben played by Duane Jones and the leading lady Barbara, played by Judith O’Dea.
This 1979 movie, directed by Don Coscarelli, that captures the events in the life of a 13-year old boy named Mike, played by Michael Baldwin and his elder brother named Jody, played by Bill Thornbury. The brothers along with their friend Reggie, played by Reggie Bannister, face off a grave robber called Tall Man played by Angus Scrimm. The movie is remembered for its plain creepy things that will make even the strongest of viewers feel afraid.
Released in 1977, this movie was director Dario Argento’s first attempt to create a horror flick. The movie revolves around a new student of a fancy ballet academy, who, in the midst of a number of horrible deaths, comes to realize that the school hides sinister and supernatural aspects. This horror movie gives the feeling of a nightmare having come to life especially with its unrelenting and creepy atmosphere that further adds to its spookiness.
This short movie directed by Michael J. Asquith & Ben Stenbeck, was released in 2005. The movie tells the tale of three men stranded inside their station wagon somewhere in New Zealand in 1986. The three cannot step outside the vehicle as it is surrounded by zombies. Short on food and patience, the three men find it difficult to survive each other than the non-dead things outside the
Released in 1978, this suspenseful and extremely scary movie was directed by John Carpenter. The movie sets the tone with a six year old boy, brutally murdering his sister on Halloween night in 1968 and consequently being sent to a mental hospital. 15 years later, the boy escapes only to return to the locality where it all started and resume his killings. The relentless movie is merciless thriller that makes for a visceral horror movie watching experience.
Termed as the scariest movie ever made, this 1973 flick, was directed by William Friedkin. The movie tells the tale of struggle of a teenage girl Regan, played by Linda Blair, who is possessed by a demon and her exorcist priest, Father Merrin, played by Max von Sydow. The supernatural theme has been presented in a magical way with the eerie atmosphere and the special effects making the movie truly bone chilling for the viewers.
The Evil Dead
This low budget horror film released in 1981 was directed by Sam Raimi and is considered a classic in this genre. The movie tells the tale of five college friends, who while enjoying a vacation, make an unexpected stopover at a mountain cabin in the woods. There they unknowingly release flesh possessing demons from the depths of the forest. The movie offers a perfect mix of terror and black humour which makes it both thrilling and comic.
The House Of The Devil
Released in 2009, this unusual horror movie was directed by Ti West. The movie slowly builds up the horror through the experiences of a young perky college student, Sam played by Jocelin Donahue, who takes up a babysitting job, where she is required to take care of an aged woman on a day of full lunar eclipse. Soon Sam realizes that her client, Mr. Ulman played by actor Tom Noonan is harboring a terrifying secret.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Directed by Tobe Hopper, this 1974 movie provides a start to finish suspense that makes it a classic horror flick. The movie, which was shot with documentary style camerawork, tells the tale of five friends visiting the house of their grandfather in the country. There they are hunted by a killer wielding a chainsaw and his cannibal family of grave robbers. The smart script of the movie helped in bringing fore the horror in a perfect manner.