TOP 50 FAVOURITE HORROR FILMS OF ALL TIME

Prepare for my Ultimate Horror list!

For the last two years that I have written this blog, I have celebrated Halloween in different ways, with different posts. For this Halloween, I want to do a big one, THE BIG ONE. These are my top fifty favourite horror movies of all time. I have done similar lists here: MY TOP 10 FAVOURITE HORROR FILMS OF ALL TIME10 Best Horror Films of the 2010s and many others. My tastes and opinions obviously change throughout the years and it is also difficult what you class as a horror movie. As this is my list I am including all types of horror, that can be: Horror-Comedy, Sci-Fi-horror, Action-horror and of course traditional Horror too.

There will be some movies you think should be on there, but this is my list and some classic horror movies are not on this list, I still like them, just not as much as these 50. These are also ranked in terms of quality and horror, there are some films on this list that would be higher if it was my favourite films of all time, but this list is my favourite horror movies of all time. I’m staying as spoiler-free as possible, for some of the older films though, there will be some spoilers. There won’t be any honourable mentions for this one, as that could be another fifty, so we will start straight away.

50. The Ritual (2017)

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What’s it about?

Five British men who haven’t been on a holiday together in a while due to them being married and grown-up, now decide to go away on a camping trip in Sweden. A tragedy befalls the group before they go, but they go anyway. Some true horrors await them in the woods. I won’t spoil too much of this movie because not a lot of people would have seen this and it’s best to watch it with zero expectations. It’s currently on Netflix and I would recommend this to any horror fan.

Why watch it?

Straight from the get-go this movie sets its tone and doesn’t let up, with some truly terrifying moments. It is an original horror movie with some fantastic performances and is one of my favourite horror movies to come out in the last few years.

Scariest Scene:

I don’t want to spoil it too much, but the beginning of the movie really shocked me and set a horrid tone to follow the rest of the movie.

49. The Faculty (1998)

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What’s it about?

High school students who don’t get along and hardly really know each other have to team up when they believe their teachers have been taken over by aliens.

Why watch it?

It’s a nostalgiac 90s highschool horror (one of many that came out after Scream) but with a great alien cosmic twist. It’s non stop fun through to the very end, with some pretty cool kills.

Scariest Scene:

The film isn’t very scary, but Robert Patrick gives a great performance and is very intimidating, especially when he’s chasing after the Principal at the beginning and then she gets killed by another one of the teachers.

48. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

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What’s it about?

The fourth part in the Friday the 13th series, the plot is very simple. A bunch of young adults at Camp Crystal Lake,  they get killed off one by one by Jason. This also has one cool horror nerd kid played by Corey Feldman.

Why watch it?

This was when Jason really got his footing and in my opinion is the best Jason. I like the Friday the 13th series quite a lot, this is definitely my favourite though, with some of the best kills and has some good pacing. I also like the remake from 2009, most people don’t but that is probably my second favourite of the series.

Scariest Scene:

I don’t find the Friday the 13th series very scary, but the ending how Jason ‘dies’ I think is a really cool scene.

47. Ghostbusters (1984)

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What’s it about?

I’d imagine most of you have seen this movie, so I’ll keep it short. Four men decide to do a Ghostbusting business when they discover ghosts exist and there’s a way to catch them. A big evil ghost/demon comes about and they must stop her.

Why watch it?

It’s a family horror classic. It’s funny, scary and every minute is entertaining with some of the best comedic actors of the eighties.

Scariest Scene:

The Librarian.

46. The Strangers (2008)

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What’s it about?

A husband and wife are having trouble with their marriage. They are staying in a remote house when a group of strangers decide to try and break in their home.

Why watch it?

It’s one of the scariest movies of all time because it could actually happen and shows the randomness of violence in our society.

Scariest Scene:

Why did they do it? Because they were home…

45. The Mist (2007)

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What’s it about?

A father and son get stuck in a local grocery store with a bunch of other strangers. Outside is a mist, filled with horrific monsters. They must survive the mist and attempt to escape.

Why watch it?

It’s a brilliant character film showing the worst of humanity and has some cool H P Lovecraft type monsters in the mist. The ending is also unforgettable.

Scariest Scene:

The ending, absolutely unforgetable.

44. Dog Soldiers (2002)

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What’s it about?

A group of British soldiers go to Scotland for a routine training mission. Instead, they get attacked by a werewolf!

Why watch it?

One of the few actually great werewolf movies. I like American Werewolf in London and The Howling, but there are not many great ones sadly, but this is a very underrated one with some great acting and dialogue and practical effects.

Scariest Scene:

When you finally see the full body of the werewolf, the practical effects are frightening.

43. Insidious (2010)

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What’s it about?

A family’s son is stuck in a coma but has actually gone to another dimension through astral projection. They hire a medium (Elise) to help save their son.

Why watch it?

One of the few movies that actually scared me. The second movie is also pretty good, but the first one is the best. Unfortunately, after this and the Conjuring, a bunch of similar films have been coming out repeatedly. Insidious is easily one of the better horror films of the last decade though and the last thirty minutes or so are scary as hell.

Scariest Scene:

When Patrick Willson is talking to his mum and suddenly the demon jumps up from behind him. It made every person in that cinema jump out of their skin.

42. Final Destination 2 (2003)

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What’s it about?

A girl goes on a trip with her friends, she sees a horrible crash on the motorway and see’s her friends and her own death. She stops the accident from happening and saves a handful of people’s lives, but they start getting killed off one by one because they can’t avoid death.

Why watch it?

I love the first Final Destination, but the second one does it all better. The car crash is a stunning look at some really great practical effects and some of the kills are insanely creative before they started getting too silly in the sequels. Every death in this movie has stayed with me.

Scariest Scene:

The dentist scene, you’ll know what I mean…

41. Don’t Look Now (1973)

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What’s it about?

A husband and wife lose their daughter in a tragic accident and decide to go to Venice to try and get over their grief. They meet two sisters who foretell them of a warning, while a serial killer is in Venice.

Why watch it?

The whole film just feels off. It has an uneasy feeling from start to finish and the final few scenes of this movie will stick with you forever.

Scariest Scene:

The dwarf… Enough said.

40. 28 Days Later… (2002)

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What’s it about?

A man wakes up from a coma in London to discover the zombie apocalypse has happened. Yeah… Walking Dead’s very similar!

Why watch it?

This is a very scary movie, the zombies are fast and the humans are even scarier. There is a bleak atmosphere throughout and is one of the better zombie movies to come out in the 21st century.

Scariest Scene:

Every scene in the army camp in just horrible.

39. Psycho (1960)

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What’s it about?

A boy and his mum run the Bates motel. A woman has stolen some money and is on the run and stayed in their motel, but some strange goings-on is happening there.

Why watch it?

It’s an absolute classic, everyone knows Psycho, without even seeing it. It’s a masterpiece and has aged incredibly well.

Scariest Scene: 

The shower scene, easily one of the most iconic movie scenes of all time.

38. Child’s Play (1988)

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What’s it about?

A boy gets a Good Guy doll for his birthday. Little does he know the doll is possessed by a horrible serial killer’s soul via voodoo magic. the boy is the only one that knows that the doll is evil and no one else believes him.

Why watch it?

Arguably the second Child’s Play is better, but the first one is legendary. It was also cool because it was a totally original premise for a horror movie, with a good kid actor.

Scariest Scene:

When the mum discovers there are no batteries in the doll and Chucky gets a little bit angry.

37. The Descent (2005)

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What’s it about?

A woman loses her husband and daughter in a tragic car accident (I never drive behind cars with polls on the end now) and decides to go on a cave trip with her girlfriends. Little do they know that in that cave are some of the most terrifying creatures in all of horror.

Why watch it?

It seems to be a British thing, but the whole film is just bleak and moody. It builds up tension until the very end, which depending which version you see (I recommend the English ending) is one of the scariest experiences you’ll ever have.

Scariest Scene:

The English ending is horrid.

36. Get Out (2017)

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What’s it about?

A black man has a white girlfriend and is going to her families place. He is frightened in case they don’t like him. When he arrives there they seem a little too welcoming and like him a bit too much. I won’t spoil anything, but the film takes a left turn and really is unexpected.

Why watch it?

It’s a modern classic which still two years later, everyone is talking about. It’s made Jordan Peele a celebrity director and even though I wasn’t a huge fan of Us, I still think he has a huge potential in the future of horror.

Scariest Scene:

When you find out what the family actually do.

35. The Conjuring (2013)

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What’s it about?

Ed and Lorraine Warren are paranormal investigators (based on real people) and are called in when a family have a haunting in their house.

Why watch it?

It’s a modern masterpiece and solidified James Wan as one of the horror-greats. Similar to Insidious there have been a bunch of clones, but this is a perfect paranormal horror movie.

Scariest Scene:

The old hag on top of the wardrobe scared the hell out of me.

34. The Wicker Man (1973)

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What’s it about?

A police officer is called in to find a missing girl on a Scottish Isle. As his investigations deepen, the plot thickens and some really horrific acts are discovered.

Why watch it?

The perfect cult horror movie, often imitated, hardly ever bested. The Wicker Man is one of the best horror movies of all time, which unfortunately most people just know of the awful Nicholas Cage remake.

Scariest Scene:

The infamous ending scene is just horrible to watch.

33. Re-Animator (1985)

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What’s it about?

A twisted take on a Frankenstein style horror, based off of the H P Lovecraft tale of the same name; Re-Animator is about a young scientist obsessed with bringing back the dead. He moves in with a science student and his girlfriend. His work starts taking him over and he commits horrible deeds to get where he needs to.

Why watch it?

I only just saw it for the first time last month and I can’t believe it took me so long to see this! It’s crazy! It’s the perfect B rate 80s horror movie with a ton of gore, some slapstick comedy and amazing practical effects.

Scariest Scene:

The zombie in the morgue is pretty horrifying.

32. Evil Dead (2013)

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What’s it about?

A remake/sequel of The Evil Dead. A group of teenagers go to a cabin in the woods which used to be our protagonist’s parents. Our protagonist is a cocaine addict and they are there to make her give up. The nerd of the group reads the book of the dead and all hell breaks loose. With possession, mutilation, reanimation and other wonderful horrors happening.

Why watch it?

I love the original trilogy, but this was the perfect retelling, bringing it back to its true horror routes. Which I will get a lot of hate for, but I actually prefer this to The Evil Dead or The Army of Darkness.

Scariest Scene:

When she needs to rip her arm off under the car, made me wince!

31. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

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What’s it about?

One of the closest adaptations of the original Dracula novel. Directed by Francis Ford Copolla, we have a love story with Dracula after Mina. We all know the story: John Harker sells Dracula a property in London, he goes there reaks havoc and they need the help from Van Helsing to stop the horrible vampire.

Why watch it?

It is my favourite version of Dracula gloriously played by Gary Oldman. Although Keanu Reeves was a bit miscast, it’s a fantastic movie with great cinematography and some great performances.

Scariest Scene:

When he turns into the bat/human hybrid. Some great practical effects right there!

30. V/H/S 2 (2013)

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What’s it about?

An anthology horror movie with people finding VHS tapes with disturbing videos on each one.

Why watch it?

This has one of the scariest things I have ever seen: Safe Haven. Directed by the director of The Raid, it is a horror masterpiece. The other stories are great, but Safe Haven is just brutal in all the best or worst ways depending on your perspective. I was a big fan of the first VHS, but VHS 2 perfected it in every way possible.

Scariest Scene:

The whole of Safe Haven!

29. The Fly (1986)

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What’s it about?

A remake of a scientist trying to create the invention of teleportation. He actually makes the machine and it runs smoothly, but on the other end, a common housefly goes in also. Causing their cells to join together and start slowly transforming his body.

Why watch it?

If not just for Jeff Goldbloom, then for some of the best practical effects you will ever see. His slow transformation is terrible to look at and what he becomes, in the end, is as sad as it is scary.

Scariest Scene:

When he reaches his final transformation.

28. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

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What’s it about?

A group of teens go to Texas and pick up a hitchhiker. The hitchhiker ends up absolutely insane, so they chuck him out. When they get to their destination they are attacked by a cannibal family including the legendary Leatherface.

Why watch it?

It’s one of the first true slashers, although not as gory as some that would come later, it is easily one of the scariest. The series never got better than this and Leatherface goes down as a classic horror villain.

Scariest Scene:

The dinner table scene is true insanity.

27. Dawn of the Dead (2004)

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What’s it about?

The zombie apocalypse has started and a group of survivors seek refuge in a shopping mall.

Why watch it?

This 2004 remake by Zack Snyder is one of the best zombie movies ever made. Just the first five minutes are scary enough. Although the original is a classic, I personally prefer this movie.

Scariest Scene:

The beginning always stays with me.

26. The Night of the Living Dead (1968)

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What’s it about?

The zombie virus has started and a group of survivors seek refuge in a house.

Why watch it?

This is the original, the first zombie movie as we know it, although there have been hundreds of other zombie movies after, this stands up as one of the best. It was an important movie with an important message and being filmed in black and white is still quite scary.

Scariest Scene:

The girl in the basement.

25. Saw (2004)

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What’s it about?

A doctor wakes up in a dingy bathroom, tied up from the ankle in a chain for an unknown reason. Opposite him is a photographer in the same situation. They have limited time to discover why they are there and how to escape.

Why watch it?

Although the series would later become famous for its gore, this first movie is more of a thriller with very minimal gore. Directed again by the legendary James Wan, this still stands as his best movie in my opinion.

Scariest Scene:

When the photographer is in his flat taking photos to see with the flash.

24. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

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What’s it about?

A serial killer who skins people and uses it to make clothes called Buffalo Bill is on his killing spree. Clarice a new FBI recruit must seek help from another serial killer/ cannibal called Hannibal Lector to try and catch the villain.

Why watch it?

I think everyone knows this is one of those perfect thrillers and Anthony Hopkins is perfect as Hannibal Lector. His performance sends shivers down your spine. That’s not to undermine Buffalo Bill though, he is terrifying.

Scariest Scene:

Hannibal Lector’s escape.

23. Gremlins (1984)

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What’s it about?

It’s Christmas time and a father buys his son a cute set of creatures called Mogwai as pets. The shopkeeper warns the father that they cannot eat after midnight, be exposed to daylight or be touched by water. The Mogwai eventually get exposed to water and they eat after midnight which makes them all turn into gremlins apart from one: Gizmo. Now it’s up to the son and Gizmo to stop the Gremlins before they wreak too much horror on this small town.

Why watch it?

It’s very nostalgic for me, its not really a scary movie, but it is non stop fun and Gizmo is so damn cute.

Scariest Scene:

When they start hatching and become gremlins.

22. Cabin in the Woods (2011)

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What’s it about?

A group of teens go into a cabin in the woods and all hell ensues. I know sounds typical, but there is a huge twist, there is actually a company orchestrating these violent acts on these teens.

Why watch it?

This film pokes fun at horror while remaining wholly faithful to it. It has every type of horror there is and it is a one of a kind horror movie.

Scariest Scene:

The Merman.

21. Creepshow (1982)

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What’s it about?

An anthology movie written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero. It pays homage to the 50s horror comics such as Tales from the Crypt or Vault of Horror. There are five stories, some quite scary, others very comical.

Why watch it?

It’s a horror anthology made by Stephen King and George A. Romero, both when in their prime. Do I need to say more?

Scariest Scene:

The final segment with the cockroaches.

20. Halloween (1978)

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What’s it about?

A babysitter in a small town is stalked by a serial killer who has escaped from a mental asylum. The killer’s name is Michael Myers, he killed his older sister when he was very young and has escaped now in his early 20s on Halloween night to kill as many people as he can.

Why watch it?

Halloween may have not invented the slasher genre, but it perfected it and has had hundreds of clones since. It is equal parts scary as awesome and the soundtrack by John Carpenter is perfect. There’s a reason John Carpenter is known as one of the horror greats and this movie is a perfect example of why.

Scariest Scene:

We think Michael’s dead on the floor in the bedroom, but…

19. Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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What’s it about?

A child killer named Freddy Krueger was killed by the children’s parents in a fire. He comes back years later in these teen’s dreams to seek his revenge in a killing spree. Nancy and her friends must try and stop him, but how? You need to sleep.

Why watch it?

In my opinion, Freddy is the best horror slasher. His kills are the most creative and because it deals with dreams, there are some very creative set-pieces. True, I prefer one of the sequels, which I’ll talk about later, but this film is a masterpiece, except for maybe the ending.

Scariest Scene:

The first kill scene is legendary.

18. Return of the Living Dead (1985)

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What’s it about?

A horror comedy about a group of punk rock teens in the 80s having to survive a zombie apocalypse.

Why watch it?

This is the perfect blend between comedy and horror. The zombies look awesome and the practical effects are some of the best. Plus, this is the movie which introduced the fact that zombies eat and say: “Brains”.

Scariest Scene:

The Tarman Zombie.

17. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

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What’s it about?

A group of early 20-somethings are on a trip, pick up a crazy hitchhiker and go to a serial killing family’s house. All hell ensues. It is basically the plot of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but a lot more violent and with some really cool ideas.

Why watch it?

I only first saw this movie a couple of years ago, but my gosh is it insane. It’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre on steroids. The last thirty minutes or so is my favourite part with Doctor Satan, it feels like a crazy heavy metal music video. I absolutely love this movie and it has now become a film I watch at least once a year.

Scariest Scene:

Doctor Satan is so damn cool.

16. [REC] (2007)

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What’s it about?

A found-footage Spanish movie about a news reporter who gets stuck in a flat complex where a bunch of zombies are.

Why watch it?

This movie is actually one of the scariest movies I’ve ever seen and is definitely my favourite found footage horror movie. Make sure you watch the Spanish version though.

Scariest Scene:

Whatever that tall lanky thing is in the attic at the end… Absolutely horrifying.

15. Trick’r’Treat (2007)

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What’s it about?

The perfect Halloween anthology, following many stories which all fit in one way or another.

Why watch it?

Every story just oozes the Halloween atmosphere. The stories incorporate classic tales along with some very creative ones. There’s a ton of great gore, cool creatures and good practical effects.

Scariest Scene:

Sam is pretty damn freaky, but also very cute.

14. The Lost Boys (1987)

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What’s it about?

Two brothers and their mum move in with their grandad to a new town. They are having trouble fitting in and it doesn’t help that the town is overrun by biker vampires.

Why watch it?

It is pure 80s MTV era, with an amazing soundtrack, some really stylish and memorable scenes and is one of my favourite vampire movies of all time.

Scariest Scene:

Not really scary, but the last 20 minutes is full of stylish kills.

13. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

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What’s it about?

A late 20 something who is stuck at a dead-end job, with a loser of a friend and a relationship on the rocks finds his way in a zombie apocalypse. He and his friends and ex-girlfriend hide in the pub and try to wait for it all to blow over.

Why watch it?

One of the funniest films ever made; Shaun of the Dead is more than just a horror-comedy. It is a pure homage to all zombie movies ever made with Edgar Wright’s signature style he brought from Spaced. It is a horror that surprisingly has a lot of heart and is kind of a coming to age movie all in one.

Scariest Scene:

When poor Shaun’s mum becomes a zombie.

12. Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

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What’s it about?

Freddy is back, a group of teenagers are haunted in their dreams by him in a mental hospital and team up to try and take him down in their dreams. Nancy from the first movie comes back to help them out.

Why watch it?

In my opinion, this is the Nightmare on Elm Street formula perfected. It has the perfect blend of gore, humour and horror. Every death in this film is wholly creative and it is fun from start to beginning.

Scariest Scene:

The tendon marionette.

11. Hellraiser (1987)

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What’s it about?

A husband and wife move into a new house with their daughter. Little do they know the dad’s brother Frank messed with something he shouldn’t which took him into a hell dimension. He comes back with no skin and forces the wife (who he used to have an affair with) to kill people and he can eat them to regain his appearance and strength.

Why watch it?

It is one of the scariest, smartest and deepest horror movies ever. Clive Barker made a true masterpiece and it has aged brilliantly apart from maybe the effects in the last 5 or so minutes.

Scariest Scene:

And Jesus Wept…

10. Predator (1987)

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What’s it about?

A group of special army soldiers are hired to take out an enemy camp. Then, a mysterious alien creature starts hunting them down one by one. They must survive the jungle, it’s kill or be killed.

Why watch it?

Although not a full horror, this is action horror at it’s finest and in my opinion just a slasher movie with an alien badass instead of someone with a mask. The action is incredible, the effects for the time are groundbreaking and it is just a classic.

Scariest Scene:

The Predator’s first kill.

9. The Babadook (2014)

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What’s it about?

A single mother with a troubled son is haunted by a creature known as The Babadook, as the haunting gets progressively worse, the mother’s sanity is tested more and more, bringing her towards her breaking point.

Why watch it?

It’s one of the best horror movies to come out in the last ten years and is very scary. It doesn’t just deal with generic demons, creatures, etc;  but mental health and how it can affect you.

Scariest Scene:

The TV scene is pretty freaky.

8. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

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What’s it about?

Two criminals (George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino) are on the run and are heading to Mexico. While Harvey Keitel who used to be a parish priest has previously lost his wife, and has given up on faith and is moving away with his two children. The two brothers kidnap them for a ride to Mexico and when they get there they arrive at a Bar they will remember for the rest of their lives.

Why watch it?

I won’t spoil it for anyone who hasn’t seen this movie, but the last half of this movie is absolutely insane. The violence and gore are as good as you can imagine with a movie from Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez.

Scariest Scene:

When the big twist happens.

7. Hereditary (2018)

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What’s it about?

The best horror in the last ten years. It is about a family. They have just lost their grandmother, who they don’t remember too fondly. The mum of the family starts feeling true grief and has already had a mental breakdown in the past. She has two kids, one of them who seems very troubled.

Why watch it?

True tense horror throughout. This will go down as a modern classic. From the first shot to the last, you have a feeling of unease and some really messed up things happen.

Scariest Scene:

Who’s that in the corner of the ceiling?

6. Evil Dead 2 (1987)

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What’s it about?

A young man and his girlfriend go to a cabin in the woods. The young man (Ash Williams) reads the Book of the Dead and releases all hell. A new group enter the cabin and with them, he must stop the demons from killing them all and escape this insanity.

Why watch it?

One of the coolest, funniest and gory films you will ever see; Evil Dead 2 is the perfect horror-comedy. Everything in this movie is memorable and quotable, there will probably never be another movie like Evil Dead 2, it is honestly perfect for what it was going for.

Scariest Scene:

The mum in the attic.

5. The Shining (1980)

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What’s it about?

A husband, wife and child agree to look after the Overlook hotel while it is closed. The husband – Jack Torrence played by Jack Nicholson is a writer and wants peace and quiet while writing his new book. The son has a power called the shining and starts seeing very strange things, while Jack is seeing guests and staff all over the hotel, driving him to go a little crazy.

Why watch it?

It’s one of those films that people who haven’t even seen it, knows what it is about and it has been parodied to death. There is a reason why though, it is filled with nightmare fueled imagery and is a fantastic movie.

Scariest Scene:

The woman in room 237.

4. The Terminator (1984)

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What’s it about?

In the future, a company called Skynet has created AI robots. The robots have taken over the world. There is a human resistance lead by the legendary John Connor who wants to stop this from ever happening. Skynet decide to send one of their Terminators (model T-800) to kill John Connor’s mother Sarah Connor to stop him from ever being born. The human resistance sends Kyle Reese to stop the Terminator from killing Sarah.

Why watch it?

The Terminator franchise may be an action/sci-fi series, but the first movie is a straight-up sci-fi horror. The villain is a slasher villain, but robotic and actually scarier because it is ultra-strong and can survive nearly everything. It isn’t just one of my favourite horror movies of all time, but one of my favourite movies. Which you could see here: TOP 20 FAVOURITE FILMS OF ALL TIME.

Scariest Scene:

When the T-800’s true form is shown.

3. Alien (1979)

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What’s it about?

A group of people on a space merchant vessel receive a distress call, they decide to go over and investigate. They find what they can only explain as a brand new alien species. One of the eggs hatch and a creature lunges onto one of the crew member’s faces. It eventually comes off and everything seems fine, but things get a lot worse for our group of protagonists.

Why watch it?

Similar to Terminator, the series evolved more into action, but the first movie is one of the scariest films ever made. The Alien has gone down as one of the most recognisable movie creatures of all time (the 80s seemed to be good for that) and it is a horror show throughout.

Scariest Scene:

The chest-burster.

2. The Thing (1982)

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What’s it about?

A group of researchers at a research centre in Antarctica find a frozen creature. They do not realise that this creature can take any form and is killing them all one by one. As it can take any shape and they cannot escape because they are snowed in; paranoia sinks in.

Why watch it?

THE PRACTICAL EFFECTS. This is how you do them! They have aged perfectly! It’s not just that though, this films claustrophobic atmosphere is perfect and you feel trapped along with the characters.

Scariest Scene:

The dog.

1. Scream (1996)

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What’s it about?

A group of teenagers obsessed with horror movies are being chased by an actual real serial killer. They have to use their movie knowledge to not only survive but work out who the killer is and stop them.

Why watch it?

It is one of the most intelligent horror scripts of all time and is a horror fan’s wet dream. It broke down the genre perfectly and gave us actual smart characters in the movie, not just dumb teens. I absolutely love this movie, I’ve seen it more times than I can count. There is a reason for the next five years or so, there were just clone after clone of Scream, but none matched its brilliance.

Scariest Scene:

The opening.

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Those are my top 50 horror movies of all time! There’s bound to be a ton of your favourites that haven’t made it. So let me know if they’re any that you think deserve to be on here, or any you think that don’t. Thanks for reading! Follow my blog for more awesome posts like this and have a great HALLOWEEN!!!!

 

 

 

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