There are so many amazing horror movies that it’s hard to put them on a list and nearly impossible to put them into some kind of chronological order. At the same time one person’s idea of a great horror film might differ from others. Someone who enjoys the gory and more violent side of horror films might be inclined to watch a film like Saw or Hostel, while someone who likes the psychological side of horror film making might be into The Shining, Misery or Blue Velvet.
Evil Dead Trilogy (1981/1987/1993)
The three movies in the trilogy are so different that it’s hard to call it a trilogy. The second film is a remake and the third is hardly related. But they all have one thing in common, they are great films.
Night of the Living Dead/Dawn of the Dead (1968/1978)
These are the best zombie movies ever made. Period. There’s really no debate that Romero is the master of zombie films and always will be
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
An intelligent and creepy film that offers some insight into the minds of mad men. Everyone has seen this film and if they haven’t they need to. Very few performances in horror deserve Oscars but give Anthony Hopkins that award. Oh wait, he did win an Oscar. Never mind.
Alfred Hitchcock at his finest, Psycho takes some risky moves that eventually pay off. The cinematography, story and acting are incredibly. Nothing less of an excellent film.
The Thing (1982)
The best horror remake mixes amazing effects with a sense of dread and mistrust. An outstanding film that makes for claustrophobic feelings and some great horror moments.
The Sixth Sense (1999)
One of the best twists in horror films, The Sixth Sense scares its audience through slow and careful pacing. Each scene is worked out brilliantly.
The Shining (1980)
A very artistic and garish horror film, but still a classic. It’s incredibly creepy and as the movie progresses the audience feels like they are going crazy with the characters.
A haunted house film in space, this film uses suspense and timing for its scares. The fear of the unknown and the shadows help make this film one of the classics. A beautifully shot and designed movie.
Scariest ghost movie ever, Spielberg and Hopper craft a fantastically scary film full of worm holes, killer clowns, possessed trees and a four foot tall medium. Yeah, it’s a crazy trip.