Okay, so this is the article horror movie buffs almost always enjoy reading the most because we get to count down our top 10 picks for best horror movies of all time. These movies are not only terrifying to watch but they are likely to give you nightmares especially if you watch them by yourself in a dark house. The countdown begins with some classic horror films, we hope you enjoy them!
Friday the 13th (1980)
When camp counsellors Kevin Bacon, Adrienne King, Harry Crosby, Jeannine Taylor and Mark Nelson, conduct a summer camp in Crystal Lake forrest, they run into an evil killer named Jason who has a long history of murder on his hands. The group struggles to survive as they are stalked, beaten, shot and stabbed by their supernatural opponent.
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
The film is set in New York City and plays on a mothers paranoia during her pregnancy. After giving birth however, Mia Farrow has good reason to believe her child is not of this world. Her husband John Cassavetes, soon realizes the intensity of the situation and the film takes a horrifying twist from there.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
When a family of crazy cannibals sets their eyes on a group of teens there’s no turning back. Marilyn Burns,along with her paraplegic brother, Paul Pertain, fall prey to the chainsaw-wielding, leather faced villains who are out to get them.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
When a group of children are terrorized in their dreams by a supernatural murderer named Freddy Krueger, members of the community soon realize the dark secret they have been holding onto is becoming a reality again. Heather Langenkamp and Johnny Depp star in this classic slasher film by Wes Craven that is sure to give you nightmares of your own.
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
After corpses begin to rise from the dead in a local graveyard, a group of people are forced to take refuge together in an abandoned building. Duane Jones, the leader of the group attempts to control the situation, however the undead out number and overpower the group’s defences and begin to feast on all the members they can get their hands on.
The classic vampire film starring Bela Lugosi had to be on our top 10 list of greatest horror movies. When a blood sucking monster named Dracula occupies an old castle and begins terrorizing citizens of the neighbouring town, expert vampire slayer, Van Helsing is called in to put an end to the bloody madness once and for all.
This suspenseful thriller is about a young boy who murders his sister on the eve of Halloween, 1963. After the crime was committed he was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in a mental institution. 15 years later the unthinkable happens when he escapes and unleashes absolute terror on his home town.
The Shining (1980)
Based in Colorado, this horror flick stars Jack Nicholson, a struggling writer who decides to take the position of winter caretaker of the Overlook Hotel. When he moves into the hotel with his wife Shelley Duvall and son Danny Lloyd, they begin to discover the hotels dark secrets.
The Exorcist (1973)
Quite possibly one of the best horror movies ever created, the Exorcist is a creepy story of a young girl’s possession by a hellish demon. Linda Blair’s life is flipped upside down as members of the community decide to call in a professional priest who attempts to perform an exorcism and draw the demon out of the young girls body.
This classic shark tale takes place on Amity Island, New England when a young girl is attacked and eaten by a shark. Police chief, Roy Scheider stars as the leader of the trio of men including Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw that set out on an epic journey to kill the shark that has been haunting nearby waters.