10 Best Horror Films of All Time

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Published on: November 15, 2015

 

People don’t typically like feeling afraid, but for some reason, we all crowd to watch horror films. No one goes to watch a horror film for the romance or the action: we go there to get scared out of your pants. There have been numerous masterpieces in the horror film genre over the years. But these are the best of the best:

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  1. The Exorcist (1973)

 

The film explores around the existence and exorcism of demonic possessions hence the title. This film is an innovator in the horror genre as it brought a new flavor of suspense, terror, and shock in one blockbuster of a film.

 

  1. Videodrome (1983)

 

This is a sadistic man’s dream of a film. Nothing much is made out of the plot and character development. It’s just pure horrendous torture and bloody murder – and people love it.

 

  1. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

 

This is a film that revolves around the pregnancy of a young woman who believes that her child has demonic and satanic origins. The best part of the film is the performance of actress Mia Farrow, which convinces all the fibers in your body to get frightened.

 

  1. Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror (1922)

 

In 1922, motion picture still had no sound. However, the horror that Nosferatu instills is palpably loud. This gothic film is the standard-bearer that paved the way to the success of subsequent vampire films.

 

  1. The Fly (1986)

 

A biological horror film that features a lot of body horror when a scientists suddenly gets fused with an ordinary housewife when he tries his teleportation device.

 

  1. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

 

The film that paved the way for many zombie films, the Night of the Living Dead was a classic masterpiece that was one of the first to bring the horrors of walking corpses onto the big screen.

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  1. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)

 

Evil Dead 2 became more popular than its predecessor due to the increased use of camera acrobatics as well as special effects to deliver the same type of slapstick gore that made the Evil Dead franchise popular.

 

  1. It Follows (2015)

 

You don’t get a lot of quality horror films in the modern decade. Yet, this film delivers a frightening plot of a young girl experiencing horrific paranoia that something supernatural has been following her after a mysterious sexual experience.

 

  1. The Shining (1980)

 

A far-off adaptation of Stephen King’s bestselling work, The Shining explores the homicidal madness of a man whose character is further compounded by the performance of Jack Nicholson.

 

  1. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

 

The film explores the events that happened when a group of friends go on a country trip only to find out that the psychotic neighbors crave the feeling of killing and hunger for the sight of human flesh getting ripped apart by a chainsaw. It’s a gory, frightening, and suspenseful experience that gets your heart pounding during the entirety of the film.

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