Must See Horror Movies

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1.
The Exorcist (1973)
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When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. (122 mins.)
“ Absolutely Love This Movie. ” - silvertab79
 
2.
Suspiria (1977)
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A newcomer to a fancy ballet academy gradually comes to realize that the school is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of grisly murders. (98 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
“ Another great film from Dario Argento. ” - silvertab79
 
3.
The Omen (1976)
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Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son? (111 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ Look behind the ear.... ” - silvertab79
 
4.
High Tension (2003)
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Best friends Marie and Alexia decide to spend a quiet weekend at Alexia's parents' secluded farmhouse. But on the night of their arrival, the girls' idyllic getaway turns into an endless night of horror. (91 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Aja
“ Gory, edgy, unflinching fun. ” - silvertab79
 
5.
Poltergeist (1982)
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A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts. (114 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
“ Classic. ” - silvertab79
 
6.
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
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There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt the remain safe from these flesh eating monsters. (96 mins.)
“ Genre turning film. ” - silvertab79
 
7.
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)
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A group of scientists band together to save the world from mutated killer tomatoes. (83 mins.)
Director: John De Bello
“ And the theme song still kicks as*! "Attack of the killer tomatoes...." ” - silvertab79
 
8.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
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Two siblings visit their grandfather's grave in Texas along with three of their friends and are attacked by a family of cannibalistic psychopaths. (83 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
“ Disturbing... ” - silvertab79
 
9.
The Last House on the Left (1972)
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Two teenage girls head to a rock concert for one's birthday. While trying to score marijuana in the city, they are kidnapped and brutalized by a gang of psychotic convicts. (84 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
“ A remake of a Ingmar Bergman film that still begs the question is revenge justice enough. ” - silvertab79
 
10.
The Mist (2007)
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A freak storm unleashes a species of blood-thirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives. (126 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
“ The ending that defies mainstream! ” - silvertab79
 
11.
The Devil's Backbone (2001)
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After Carlos, a 12-year-old whose father has died in the Spanish Civil War, arrives at an ominous boy's orphanage he discovers the school is haunted and has many dark secrets that he must uncover. (106 mins.)
“ A beautiful tale. ” - silvertab79
 
12.
Truth About Demons (2000)
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An Anthropologist's life and reality are ripped apart by a Satanic cult. (90 mins.)
Director: Glenn Standring
“ I just like it...... ” - silvertab79
 
13.
The Evil Dead (1981)
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Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons. (85 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ And the world is introduced to Raimi and Campbell ” - silvertab79
 
14.
The Orphanage (2007)
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A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend. (105 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bayona
“ Interesting.... ” - silvertab79
 
15.
The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
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A suburban American family is being stalked by a group of psychotic people who live in the desert, far away from civilization. (107 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Aja
“ I love this remake better than the original so much so that I didn't include the original on the list ” - silvertab79
 
16.
The Ninth Gate (1999)
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A rare book dealer, while seeking out the last two copies of a demon text, gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural overtones. (133 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ Never hated a character in the begining and loved one so much at the end. ” - silvertab79
 
17.
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
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Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to discover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusion, and perception of death. (113 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
“ Epic ” - silvertab79
 
18.
The Devil's Rejects (2005)
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The murderous, backwoods Firefly family take to the road to escape a vengeful police force which is not afraid of being as ruthless as their target. (107 mins.)
Director: Rob Zombie
“ Not a fan of Rob Zombie films but the ending makes me stand up and cheer for defiance of the system and letting things go. ” - silvertab79
 
19.
Alien (1979)
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After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, their landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform. Continuing their journey back to Earth with the attacked crew having recovered and the critter deceased, they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ In space you'll be looking to avoid LB426. ” - silvertab79
 
20.
Hellbound (1994)
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Shatter and Jackson, 2 Chicago police officers, are investigating the brutal murder of a rabbi and are summoned to Israel for questioning... (95 mins.)
Director: Aaron Norris
“ Chuck Norris Vs. a Demon....who doesn't want to see the demon get his as* stomped by the man that has a third fist under his beard ” - silvertab79
 
21.
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
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Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in an establishment populated by vampires, with chaotic results. (108 mins.)
“ How can you not have this movie in any list? ” - silvertab79
 
22.
In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
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An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer's books have on his fans is more than inspirational. (95 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ I want to visit Hobbs End... ” - silvertab79
 
23.
Popcorn (1991)
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A murderer begins killing off teenagers at a horrorthon they have organized in an abandoned theater. (91 mins.)
Director: Mark Herrier
“ Just flat out funny without intending to be. ” - silvertab79
 
24.
Dead Alive (1992)
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A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors. (104 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ We can expect great things from you Peter Jackson! ” - silvertab79
 
25.
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
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A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living. (99 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
“ You've got red on you. ” - silvertab79