Best Horror Movies

Relic

Relic

Relic
IMDb: 5.9
89

When Edna, the elderly and widowed matriarch of the family, goes missing, her daughter Kay and granddaughter Sam travel to their remote family home to find her. Soon after her return, they start to discover a sinister presence haunting the house and taking control of Edna.

The Conjuring 2

The Conjuring 2

The Conjuring 2
IMDb: 7.3
134 min

Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.

The Conjuring

The Conjuring

The Conjuring
IMDb: 7.5
112 min

Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.

The Cabin In The Woods

The Cabin In The Woods

The Cabin In The Woods
IMDb: 7.0
95 min

Five college friends spend the weekend at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

Genre: Best Horror
Insidious

Insidious

Insidious
IMDb: 6.8
103 min

A family discovers that dark spirits have invaded their home after their son inexplicably falls into an endless sleep. When they reach out to a professional for help, they learn things are a lot more personal than they thought.

Genre: Best Horror
I Saw the Devil

I Saw the Devil

I Saw the Devil
IMDb: 7.8
141 min

Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, but were unable to catch him. One day, Joo-yeon, daughter of a retired police chief becomes his prey and is found dead in a horrific state. Her fiance Soo-hyun, a top secret agent, decides to track down the murderer himself. He promises himself that he will do everything in his power to take bloody vengeance against the killer, even if it means that he must become a monster himself to get this monstrous and inhumane killer.

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The Crazies

The Crazies

The Crazies
IMDb: 6.5
101 min

Four friends find themselves trapped in their small hometown after they discover their friends and neighbors going quickly and horrifically insane.

Genre: Best Horror
Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
IMDb: 7.5
89 min

Two hillbillies are suspected of being killers by a group of paranoid college kids camping near the duo\'s West Virginian cabin. As the body count climbs, so does the fear and confusion as the college kids try to seek revenge against the pair.

Zombieland

Zombieland

Zombieland
IMDb: 7.6
88 min

Columbus has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee doesn\'t have fears. If he did, he\'d kick their ever-living ass. In a world overrun by zombies, these two are perfectly evolved survivors. But now, they\'re about to stare down the most terrifying prospect of all: each other.

Mirrors

Mirrors

Mirrors
IMDb: 6.2
110 min

An ex-cop and his family are the target of an evil force that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home.

Genre: Best Horror
Paranormal Activity

Paranormal Activity

Paranormal Activity
IMDb: 6.3
86 min

After a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban \'starter\' tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially when they sleep. Or try to.

Genre: Best Horror
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IMDb: 7.4
78 min

A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.

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Genre: Best Horror
Silent Hill

Silent Hill

Silent Hill
IMDb: 6.5
125 min

The eerie and deserted ghost town of Silent Hill draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for her only child\'s illness. Unable to accept the doctor\'s diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized for psychiatric care, Rose flees with her child, heading for the abandoned town in search of answers – and ignoring the protests of her husband. It\'s soon clear this place is unlike anywhere she\'s ever been. It\'s smothered by fog, inhabited by a variety of strange beings and periodically overcome by a living \'darkness\' that literally transforms everything it touches. As Rose searches for her little girl, she begins to learn the history of the strange town and realizes that her daughter is just a pawn in a larger game.

Genre: Best Horror
Saw I

Saw I

Saw I
IMDb: 7.6
103 min

Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or die trying...

Genre: Best Horror
Shaun Of The Dead

Shaun Of The Dead

Shaun Of The Dead
IMDb: 7.9
99 min

Shaun lives a supremely uneventful life, which revolves around his girlfriend, his mother, and, above all, his local pub. This gentle routine is threatened when the dead return to life and make strenuous attempts to snack on ordinary Londoners.

The Ring

The Ring

The Ring
IMDb: 7.1
115 min

It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer\'s death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, until four teenagers all met with mysterious deaths exactly one week after watching just such a tape. Allowing her investigative curiosity to get the better of her, Rachel tracks down the video... and watches it. Now she has just seven days to unravel the mystery of the Ring.

Genre: Best Horror
The Others

The Others

The Others
IMDb: 7.6
101 min

Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in the face of strange events and disturbing visions.

Genre: Best Horror
The Cell

The Cell

The Cell
IMDb: 6.3
107 min

A psychotherapist journeys inside a comatose serial killer in the hopes of saving his latest victim.

Genre: Best Horror
The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project
IMDb: 6.5
81 min

In October of 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary. A year later their footage was found.

Genre: Best Horror
Scream

Scream

Scream
IMDb: 7.2
111 min

A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the \'rules\' of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.

Genre: Best Horror
Dead Alive

Dead Alive

Dead Alive
IMDb: 7.5
104 min

When a Sumatran rat-monkey bites Lionel Cosgrove\'s mother, she\'s transformed into a zombie and begins killing (and transforming) the entire town while Lionel races to keep things under control.

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Genre: Best Horror
Hellraiser

Hellraiser

Hellraiser
IMDb: 7.0
94 min

Larry and his wife, Julia move into an old house and discover a hideous creature - the man\'s half-brother, who is also the woman\'s former lover - hiding upstairs. Having lost his earthly body to a trio of S&M demons, the Cenobites, Frank, is brought back into existence by a drop of blood on the floor. He soon forces his former mistress to bring him his necessary human sacrifices to complete his body... but the Cenobites won\'t be happy about this.

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Genre: Best Horror
Evil Dead II

Evil Dead II

Evil Dead II
IMDb: 7.8
84 min

Ash Williams and his girlfriend Linda find a log cabin in the woods with a voice recording from an archeologist who had recorded himself reciting ancient chants from “The Book of the Dead.” As they play the recording an evil power is unleashed taking over Linda’s body.

The Fly

The Fly

The Fly
IMDb: 7.6
96 min

When Seth Brundle makes a huge scientific and technological breakthrough in teleportation, he decides to test it on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a common housefly manages to get inside the device and the two become one.

Genre: Best Horror
Re-animator

Re-animator

Re-animator
IMDb: 7.2
86 min

A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.

Genre: Best Horror
A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street
IMDb: 7.5
91 min

Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop\'s daughter, Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger (Robert Englund), who was burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger has now come back in the dreams of his killers\' children, claiming their lives as his revenge. Nancy and her boyfriend, Glen (Johnny Depp), must devise a plan to lure the monster out of the realm of nightmares and into the real world...

Genre: Best Horror
The Thing

The Thing

The Thing
IMDb: 8.1
109 min

Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people it kills.

The Evil Dead

The Evil Dead

The Evil Dead
IMDb: 7.5
85 min

When a group of college students finds a mysterious book and recording in the old wilderness cabin they\'ve rented for the weekend, they unwittingly unleash a demonic force from the surrounding forest.

Genre: Best Horror
The Shining

The Shining

The Shining
IMDb: 8.4
144 min

Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren\'t prepared for the madness that lurks within.

Friday The 13th

Friday The 13th

Friday The 13th
IMDb: 6.5
95 min

Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child\'s drowning.

Genre: Best Horror
Alien

Alien

Alien
IMDb: 8.4
117 min

During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs attacks an explorer. The entire crew is unaware of the impending nightmare set to descend upon them when the alien parasite planted inside its unfortunate host is birthed.

Halloween

Halloween

Halloween
IMDb: 7.8
91 min

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween Night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.

Genre: Best Horror
Dawn of the Dead

Dawn of the Dead

Dawn of the Dead
IMDb: 7.9
127 min

During an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia SWAT team members, a traffic reporter, and his television-executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.

The Omen

The Omen

The Omen
IMDb: 7.5
111 min

Immediately after their miscarriage, the US diplomat Robert Thorn adopts the newborn Damien without the knowledge of his wife. Yet what he doesn’t know is that their new son is the son of the devil. A classic horror film with Gregory Peck from 1976.

Genre: Best Horror
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
IMDb: 7.5
83 min

Five friends visiting their grandfather\'s house in the country are hunted and terrorized by a chain-saw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals.

Genre: Best Horror
The Exorcist

The Exorcist

The Exorcist
IMDb: 8.0
122 min

12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to her last hope: Father Damien Karras, a troubled priest who is struggling with his own faith.

Genre: Best Horror
Night of the Living Dead

Night of the Living Dead

Night of the Living Dead
IMDb: 7.9
96 min

A group of people try to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse. Although not the first zombie film, Night of the Living Dead is the progenitor of the contemporary \"zombie apocalypse\" horror film, and it greatly influenced the modern pop-culture zombie archetype.

Rosemary’s Baby

Rosemary’s Baby

Rosemary’s Baby
IMDb: 8.0
137 min

A young couple moves into an infamous New York apartment building to start a family. Things become frightening as Rosemary begins to suspect her unborn baby isn’t safe around their strange neighbors.

Genre: Best Horror
Kwaidan

Kwaidan

Kwaidan
IMDb: 8.0
183

Taking its title from an archaic Japanese word meaning "ghost story," this anthology adapts four folk tales. A penniless samurai marries for money with tragic results. A man stranded in a blizzard is saved by Yuki the Snow Maiden, but his rescue comes at a cost. Blind musician Hoichi is forced to perform for an audience of ghosts. An author relates the story of a samurai who sees another warrior's reflection in his teacup.

Onibaba

Onibaba

Onibaba
IMDb: 8.0
105 min

While her son, Kichi, is away at war, a woman and her daughter-in-law survive by killing samurai who stray into their swamp, then selling whatever valuables they find. Both are devastated when they learn that Kichi has died, but his wife soon begins an affair with a neighbor who survived the war, Hachi. The mother disapproves and, when she can\'t steal Hachi for herself, tries to scare her daughter-in-law with a mysterious mask from a dead samurai.

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The Haunting

The Haunting

The Haunting
IMDb: 7.5
112 min

Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of violent death and insanity.

Genre: Best Horror
Psycho

Psycho

Psycho
IMDb: 8.5
109 min

When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where manager Norman Bates cares for his housebound mother. The place seems quirky, but fine… until Marion decides to take a shower.

Peeping Tom

Peeping Tom

Peeping Tom
IMDb: 7.7
101 min

Loner Mark Lewis works at a film studio during the day and, at night, takes racy photographs of women. Also he\'s making a documentary on fear, which involves recording the reactions of victims as he murders them. He befriends Helen, the daughter of the family living in the apartment below his, and he tells her vaguely about the movie he is making. She sneaks into Mark\'s apartment to watch it and is horrified by what she sees -- especially when Mark catches her.

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Genre: Best Horror
Night of the Demon

Night of the Demon

Night of the Demon
IMDb: 7.5
96

American professor John Holden arrives in London for a conference on parapsychology only to discover that the colleague he was supposed to meet was killed in a freak accident the day before. It turns out that the deceased had been investigating a cult lead by Dr. Julian Karswell. Though a skeptic, Holden is suspicious of the devil-worshiping Karswell. Following a trail of mysterious manuscripts, Holden enters a world that makes him question his faith in science.

The Bride Of Frankenstein

The Bride Of Frankenstein

The Bride Of Frankenstein
IMDb: 7.8
75 min

Bride of Frankenstein begins where James Whale\'s Frankenstein from 1931 ended. Dr. Frankenstein has not been killed as previously portrayed and now he wants to get away from the mad experiments. Yet when his wife is kidnapped by his creation, Frankenstein agrees to help him create a new monster, this time a woman.

Island of Lost Souls

Island of Lost Souls

Island of Lost Souls
IMDb: 7.4
70

An obsessed scientist conducts profane experiments in evolution, eventually establishing himself as the self-styled demigod to a race of mutated, half-human abominations.

Freaks

Freaks

Freaks
IMDb: 7.9
64 min

A circus\' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.

Genre: Best Horror
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
IMDb: 7.6
98

Based on the story by Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Henry Jekyll believes that there are two distinct sides to men - a good and an evil side. He believes that by separating the two, man can become liberated. He succeeds in his experiments with chemicals to accomplish this and transforms into Hyde to commit horrendous crimes. When he discontinues use of the drug, it is already too late.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein
IMDb: 7.8
71 min

Henry Frankenstein is a doctor who is trying to discover a way to make the dead walk. He succeeds and creates a monster that has to deal with living again.

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula
IMDb: 7.5
72 min

The legend of vampire Count Dracula begins here with this original 1931 Dracula film from Bela Lugosi.

Genre: Best Horror
Häxan

Häxan

Häxan
IMDb: 7.7
105

Grave robbing, torture, possessed nuns, and a satanic Sabbath: Benjamin Christensen's legendary film uses a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the scientific hypothesis that the witches of the Middle Ages suffered the same hysteria as turn-of-the-century psychiatric patients. But the film itself is far from serious-- instead it's a witches' brew of the scary, gross, and darkly humorous.

Nosferatu

Nosferatu

Nosferatu
IMDb: 7.9
94 min

Vampire Count Orlok is interested in a new residence and in his real estate agent’s young wife. F. W. Murnau’s unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.”

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