We all have our favorite genres of movies. Some like mystery, some like romance, some like comedy and some like horror. Now, everybody can watch all the other type of movies but horror movies aren’t everybody’s cup of tea. Some people are too scared to watch them but those who are not, are always in search for something creepier than what they’ve already seen. If you feel lonely, just pick one of the following movies and you’ll start to feel someone’s constant presence in the house.
10. Let The Right One In (2008)
This is the only movie released after 2000 that has made to this list. It is a romantic cum horror film with a little vampire quotient. Now what is creepy is that the movie is quite disturbing and will stay in your head for a while. You’ll have many questions about morality, relations and heartbreaking love and the film don’t give all the answers. Since the movie, leaves many blanks, you’ll have something to talk about to the friends you watch it with.
9. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
The movie was a smash hit and grossed over $250 million worldwide. It was a psychological horror movie with a first person narrative. What makes it special is that the movie isn’t fully detailed which is why your imagination fills in the blanks left. It’s the standard horror story we’ve been listening to since our childhood. That is part of the reason why ‘The Blair Witch Project’ gives you sleepless nights because you feel like it can happen to anyone, including yourself.
8. The Poltergeist (1982)
First of all, that clown is creepy as hell. Secondly, it’s not just fiction. The movie might have been a hit but the story behind it isn’t any less creepy. The Poltergeist is loosely based on a series of events that occurred in Long Island. The family in the house called the police when bottle caps started popping open and a Virgin Mary figure flew across and smashed a mirror 12 feet away. If you want to see what happens when fiction is added to this already scary enough incident, go watch the movie.
7. The Ring (1998)
The third part of the series released this year but it was nothing compared to the beginning. A haunted tape, a frightening ghost, the story of an unloved murdered child, this movie has it all. As if the image of a little girl suffocating and dying in a well wasn’t disturbing enough, the ghost girl is shown coming out of TV sets in the movie. We highly recommend to not watch it alone.
6. The Thing (1982)
During an exploration in Antarctica, a group of researchers comes across a Norwegian facility near their research station. They soon come to realize Something horrible happened there. What they find out later is that a parasitic alien life form has been attacking the residents and soon needs to be stopped. In the first week itself, the movie managed to make $3.1 million. The film makers, however, said that the audience of 1982 were not ready for something as dark as ‘the thing.
5. Evil Dead (1981)
It’s a story of 5 college students who go to enjoy their vacations in a cabin in the woods and end up facing demons. If you’re one of those few people who have not watched Evil Dead, let us give you a hint of how creepy it is, a girl is raped by a tree in the movie. It is full of gruesome killing and possession activities like that. Also, someone cuts on their face with a piece of glass. Good Luck watching it alone.
4. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
It is not the usual horror story with blood and demons. The movie is about fearing an unknown and unthinkable evil presence all the time. It begins with a pregnant wife and her husband moving into a building with not so pleasant history. Quite soon, their lives take a turn followed by mysterious events and leaving them paranoid and worrying about the safety of their child.
3. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
When you think of horror movies you expect lots of darkness and shadows lurking nearby. But this movie is a daytime story and manages to creep you out without actually showing spilled guts. A cannibal family victimizes a group of teenagers and the movie gives no explanation as to why the family was cannibalistic. This is where your imagination comes into play and you start thinking of all the dark reasons possible and also doubting that your neighbors will devour you in your sleep.
2. The Shining (1980)
The scary part in this movie isn’t what is going to happen but how it is going to happen. The Shining makes you fear a lot of things like being alone in a big room, giggles of children and identical twins. Even the nodding in the movie is creepy. It is a psychological horror film based on the novel of the same name.
1. The Exorcist (1973)
This movie is the mother of all horror movies ever made. It doesn’t have many jump scare moments but it permanently imprints some haunting images in your mind like a girl’s head turning 360 degrees, crawling backward on the stairs and the possessed girl raping herself with a Crucifix. The Exorcist does not use any music apart from the beginning and the ending which makes the experience eerie for the viewers. The film grossed over $400 million.