In this article are mentioned some of the best horror movies of all time that captivated audience attention whatever year they were release in.
Movies have been the priority source of entertainment since centuries. Even at present, there’s a huge part of population that prefers movies over series and TV shows. One of the reasons for movies’ fame is their short duration of maximum 3 hours, with no cliffhangers or anxiousness for next episode.
Horror and thriller are not everyone’s preferred genre particularly for movies. However, if you have capacity for some trepidation, below enlisted are some highest rated, best horror movies you should binge on this weekend.
List of Best Horror Movies
1. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
One of the best horror movies, “The nightmare on Elm Street” is a 1984 horror mystery movie. The movie has acquired massive acclaim since its release. With its petrifying storyline, it will definitely snatch your sleep away.
Directed by Wes Craven, big name of his time the night on Elm Street collected 57 million USD.
A young girl struggles to stay awake at all costs as a clawed killer is on the loose who ruthlessly butchers all her friends in their dreams.
2. It’s Alive (1975)
1975’s popular “It’s Alive” is another one of best horror movies. Directed by Larry Cohen, the thriller unfolds some dark secrets of the new born child.
The couple Leonare and Frank faces a horrified period when they learn their recently born son is indeed a monster, who will wipe out anyone getting in his way.
3. The Ring (2002)
The ring is a 2002 American supernatural horror film that is a must include when it comes to best horror movies.
Directed by Gore Verbinski, “the ring” is a remake of Japanese film of same title.
The story portrays ‘The legend of the cursed videotape.’ In this bewildering tale, whoever watches this ‘cursed videotape’ suffers from supernatural symptoms and eventually dies after seven days.
4. Jacob’s Ladder (1990)
One of the best horror movies of 1990’s, Jacob ladder is a must watch is you have a daring heart. Directed by Adrian Lyne, the movie garnered a cult following and the movie became an inspiration for other horror projects. Silent Hill, a horror video game is also adopted from this blockbuster.
When a veteran singer Jacob returns from Vietnam War, he struggles to maintain his sanity as his fellows suffer from hallucinations and disturbing flashbacks. However, Jacob also falls apart when the people around him turns into twisted creatures.
5. The Evil Dead (1981)
1981’s renowned thriller The Evil Dead is a must watch when it comes to best horror movies. The film is directed by Sam Raimi, the movie collected 350,000 USD.
The story is all about survival of the fittest and circulates around five friends. The associates travel into a remote cabin in the woods where they play a recording with incantations. However, the tape releases demons that possess them and now all has to battle to survive.
2010 horror thriller Insidious garnered critical acclaim from the viewers for its bewitching storyline and collected 99.5 million USD.
In this twisted suspense, Josh and Renai moves into a new house where their son Dalton strangely falls in coma. During Dalton’s blackout, paranormal events start surfacing in the house, troubling the duo’s lives.
7. Sinister (2012)
Another of the best horror movies Sinister achieved massive viewership for its thrilling plots and characters.
Crime writer Ellison Ostwald who is desperate to get a bestselling title steps into something dangerous and lethal. After learning about a snuff film showing deaths of a family, Ellison vows on solving this mystery, however after moving in victim’s house along with his family, Ellison realizes the presence of supernatural force and the mistake he has made.
8. Poltergeist (1982)
1982’s another horror movie Poltergeist portrays the story of a dream home that turns into the house from hell. In this thriller, evil spirits rise up to possess the soul of an innocent child.
9. Child’s Play (2019)
If you’re not into old stuff and looking for a modern world horror movie, Child play is all you need. 2019’s megahit thriller collected much praise in scary world.
In Child play, the monster is not a giant, ugly beast but an innocent doll instead.
The seemingly cute doll gifted to Andy from his mother became his best-friend. Nevertheless, when the doll suddenly takes a life of its own, Andy along with other neighborhood children scuffles to stop the shadowy sinister toy from wreaking bloody chaos.
10. Eden Lake (2008)
Directed by James Watkins, Eden Lake is a British slasher movie that gained bundles of positive response from the viewers. With its realistic plots and remarkable storyline, the movie won ‘Best Film’ nominations for Empire Awards.
An affectionate couple sets out a journey to Lake Side for a peaceful weekend. To their dismay, their seemingly perfect picnic is ruined by a group of vicious delinquents.