Best Horror Moviesby sentiovereor | created - 18 Dec 2010 | updated - 12 Jan 2016 | Public
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1. The Thing (1982)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A crew in Antarctica finds a neighboring camp destroyed and its crew dead. Whatever killed them is nowhere to be found, unless it's hidden in plain sight.
Votes: 293,172 | Gross: $13.78M
2. Alien (1979)
R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Votes: 642,596 | Gross: $78.90M
3. Candyman (1992)
R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller
The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.
Votes: 54,754 | Gross: $25.79M
4. Psycho (1960)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
Votes: 476,235 | Gross: $32.00M
6. Jacob's Ladder (I) (1990)
R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to uncover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusions, and perceptions of death.
Votes: 82,954 | Gross: $26.12M
8. The Descent (2005)
R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.
Votes: 170,354 | Gross: $26.02M
9. The Mist (2007)
R | 126 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives.
Votes: 242,514 | Gross: $25.59M
10. Session 9 (2001)
R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery
Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back.
Votes: 47,120 | Gross: $0.38M
11. Pet Sematary (1989)
R | 103 min | Horror, Thriller
Behind a young family's home in Maine is a terrible secret that holds the power of life after death. When tragedy strikes, the threat of that power soon becomes undeniable.
Votes: 71,814 | Gross: $57.47M
12. The Shining (1980)
R | 146 min | Drama, Horror
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
Votes: 691,408 | Gross: $44.02M
13. The Others (2001)
PG-13 | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted.
Votes: 293,980 | Gross: $96.52M
14. Tesis (1996)
R | 125 min | Mystery, Thriller
While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty...
15. High Tension (2003)
R | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
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.
Votes: 59,158 | Gross: $3.68M
17. The Exorcist III (1990)
R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A police lieutenant uncovers more than he bargained for as his investigation of a series of murders, which have all the hallmarks of the deceased Gemini serial killer, leads him to question the patients of a psychiatric ward.
Votes: 19,671 | Gross: $26.10M
18. Don't Look Now (1973)
R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A married couple grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond.
19. La casa muda (2010)
Not Rated | 86 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
The plot is based on a true story that happened in the late '40s in a small village in Uruguay. The film focuses on Laura, who, second by second, intends to leave a house, which hides an ... See full summary »
21. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery
Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.
Votes: 204,504 | Gross: $140.54M
22. The Hitcher (1986)
R | 97 min | Thriller
A young man who escapes the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked by the hitcher and framed for his crimes.
Votes: 36,627 | Gross: $5.84M
24. The Haunting (1963)
Approved | 112 min | Horror
A scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind.
Votes: 28,794 | Gross: $2.62M
25. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
R | 137 min | Drama, Horror
A young couple moves in to an apartment only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.
26. Tras el cristal (1986)
Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Horror
In Spain, the former Nazi doctor Klaus tries to commit suicide jumping off the roof of his manor. However, he survives with the entire body paralyzed and dependable of an iron lung with ... See full summary »
27. Cube (1997)
R | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Six complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.
Votes: 177,248 | Gross: $0.50M
28. Dead of Night (1945)
Approved | 77 min | Horror
An architect senses impending doom as his half-remembered recurring dream turns into reality. The guests at the country house encourage him to stay as they take turns telling supernatural tales.
29. Child's Play (1988)
R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller
A single mother gives her son a much sought-after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.
Votes: 69,344 | Gross: $33.24M
32. Banshee Chapter (2013)
R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Journalist Anne Roland explores the disturbing links behind her friend's sudden disappearance, an ominous government research chemical, and a disturbing radio broadcast of unknown origin.
36. Burn, Witch, Burn (1962)
Not Rated | 90 min | Horror
A skeptical college professor discovers that his wife has been practicing magic for years. Like the learned, rational fellow he is, he forces her to destroy all her magical charms and ... See full summary »
37. El habitante incierto (2004)
R | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
In the dark corridors of Félix's house, an intruder is hiding. Is he real, or is he a manifestation inside the obscure maze of his mind?
38. The House That Screamed (1970)
GP | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A strict headmistress runs a secluded school for wayward girls in 19th century France, whose students are disappearing under mysterious circumstances.
39. The House of the Devil (2009)
R | 95 min | Horror
In 1983, financially struggling college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret, putting her life in mortal danger.
Votes: 33,766 | Gross: $0.10M
40. Housebound (2014)
Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery
A young woman is forced to return to her childhood home after being placed under house arrest, where she suspects that something evil may be lurking.
41. Phenomena (1985)
Not Rated | 116 min | Horror, Mystery
A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.
42. The Pact (II) (2012)
R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
As a woman struggles to come to grips with her past in the wake of her mother's death and the disappearance of her sister, an unsettling presence emerges in her childhood home.
43. Nightmare (1964)
Not Rated | 83 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Janet is a young student at a private school; her nights are troubled by horrible dreams in which she sees her mother, who is in fact locked in an insane asylum, haunting her. Expelled ... See full summary »
46. Paranormal Activity (2007)
R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.
Votes: 197,477 | Gross: $107.92M
47. Castle of Blood (1964)
Not Rated | 87 min | Horror
A journalist takes a bet that he can spend the night in a haunted castle on All Hallow's Eve. During his stay, he bears witness to the castle's gruesome past coming to life before him, and falls in with a beautiful female ghost.
48. The Collingswood Story (2002)
Unrated | 80 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A young girl staying in touch with her boyfriend via a webcam discovers an unimaginable horror linked to the house she just moved into.
49. The Devil (1972)
Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Horror
During the Prussian army's invasion to Poland in 1793, a young Polish nobleman Jakub is saved from the imprisonment by a stranger who wants in return to obtain a list of Jakub's fellow ... See full summary »
50. Possession (1981)
R | 124 min | Drama, Horror
A woman starts exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior after asking her husband for a divorce. Suspicions of infidelity soon give way to something much more sinister.
Votes: 16,871 | Gross: $1.11M
51. The Birds (1963)
PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.
Votes: 142,469 | Gross: $11.40M
52. The Spiral Staircase (1946)
Approved | 83 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
In 1916, a shadowy serial killer is targeting women with "afflictions"; one night during a thunderstorm, the mute Helen feels menaced.
54. Images (1972)
R | 101 min | Drama, Horror
Schizophrenic housewife, engulfed by terrorizing apparitions, kills off each, unknowing if these demons are merely figments of her hallucinatory imagination or part of reality.
56. The Legend of Hell House (1973)
PG | 95 min | Horror
Physicist Lionel Barrett and his wife lead a team of mediums into the Belasco House, which is supposedly haunted by the victims of its late owner, a six-foot-five serial killer.
58. The Whip and the Body (1963)
Unrated | 87 min | Horror
In the 19th century, a sadistic nobleman terrorizes the members of his family. He is found dead, but his ghost soon returns to haunt the residents of his castle.
60. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
Unrated | 133 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An aging, reclusive Southern belle plagued by a horrifying family secret descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.
61. Black Sunday (1960)
Not Rated | 87 min | Horror
A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch's beautiful look-alike descendant. Only the girl's brother and a handsome doctor stand in her way.
63. The Last House on the Left (1972)
Unrated | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
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.
Votes: 27,498 | Gross: $3.10M
64. And Soon the Darkness (1970)
GP | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Two young English women go on a cycling tour of the French countryside. When one of them goes missing, the other begins to search for her. But who can she trust?
66. Más negro que la noche (1975)
96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
When four women move into an old house left by one woman's aunt, strange things begin to happen. Bizarre voices, visions of ghosts, and mysterious noises lead them to discover the darkest ... See full summary »
67. The Queen of Spades (1949)
95 min | Drama, Horror
An elderly countess strikes a bargain with the devil and exchanges her soul for the ability to always win at cards. An army officer, who is also a fanatic about cards, murders her for the ... See full summary »
68. Marebito (2004)
R | 92 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A fear-obsessed freelance cameraman (Shinya Tsukamoto) investigates an urban legend involving mysterious spirits that haunt the subways of Tokyo.
Votes: 4,226 | Gross: $0.01M
71. Diabolique (1955)
Not Rated | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
The wife and mistress of a cruel headmaster conspire to kill him; after the murder is committed, his corpse disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women.
73. Cold Prey 2 (2008)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Jannicke wakes up in the hospital. All of her friends are dead. As she walks through the dark corridors, she thinks she is left alone. But the nightmare isn't over yet.
74. Jaws (1975)
PG | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
A local sheriff, a marine biologist and an old seafarer team up to hunt down a great white shark wrecking havoc in a beach resort.
Votes: 461,185 | Gross: $260.00M
75. Alice Sweet Alice (1976)
R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
After a young girl is brutally murdered during her first communion, her strange and withdrawn older sister becomes the main suspect. But are the authorities mistaken?
76. The Fly (1986)
R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.
Votes: 131,860 | Gross: $40.46M
77. The Devil's Daughter (1991)
Unrated | 125 min | Horror
A spree of grisly murders is perpetrated in Frankfurt by a group of Satan worshippers. A school teacher almost runs over an old man with a box and takes him in. It's no accident that the ... See full summary »
78. The City of the Dead (1960)
PG-13 | 78 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A young college student arrives in a sleepy Massachusetts town to research witchcraft; during her stay at an eerie inn, she discovers a startling secret about the town and its inhabitants.
79. Hellraiser (1987)
R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller
An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.
Votes: 84,730 | Gross: $14.56M
80. Villmark (2003)
Not Rated | 85 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery
The crew of the TV show "Real TV" with controlling boss Gunnar on the front line will soon begin production of a reality show for which participants are selected to survive in the ... See full summary »
81. Il nido del ragno (1988)
Unrated | 120 min | Horror, Thriller
Alan Whitmore, a young American researcher, goes to Budapest to visit Professor Roth, with whom he collaborated on a secret project called "Intextus". Arrived in the Hungarian capital, Alan... See full summary »
82. The Incubus (1982)
R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller
In a small town, Roy Seeley and his girlfriend Mandy Pullman are camping by the lake. Out of the blue, they are attacked and Roy is murdered while Mandy is violently raped. Dr. Sam Cordell ... See full summary »
83. The Possession of David O'Reilly (2010)
Not Rated | 87 min | Horror
When David comes to their Victorian apartment in search of help, Alex and Kate welcome in their old friend. However they soon learn that David is convinced demonic monsters are trying to break in.
86. Parasite Eve (1997)
120 min | Drama, Horror, Romance
Toshiaki Nagashima is a biologist who is doing major research on mitochondria. When his beautiful young wife is tragically involved in a car accident which leaves her brain dead, in ... See full summary »
87. Zombie (1979)
R | 91 min | Horror
Strangers searching for a young woman's missing father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately searches for the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead.
88. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
PG | 115 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion.
Votes: 41,709 | Gross: $24.95M
89. The People Under the Stairs (1991)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Two adults and a juvenile break into a house occupied by a brother and sister and their stolen children. There, they must fight for their lives.
Votes: 26,101 | Gross: $24.20M
90. StageFright (1987)
Unrated | 90 min | Horror, Thriller
A group of stage actors lock themselves in the theater for a rehearsal of their upcoming musical production, unaware that an escaped psychopath has sneaked into the theater with them.
91. The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror
When an archeologist uncovers a strange skull in foreign land, the residents of a nearby town begin to disappear, leading to further unexplainable occurrences.
Votes: 8,064 | Gross: $1.19M
92. Halloween (1978)
R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller
Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again.
Votes: 176,657 | Gross: $47.00M
93. Eden Lake (2008)
R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller
Refusing to let anything spoil their romantic weekend break, a young couple confront a gang of loutish youths with terrifyingly brutal consequences.
Votes: 64,295 | Gross: $0.01M
94. Pensione paura (1977)
92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A young girl and her mother run a hotel during the war. When the mother dies, the girl finds herself at the mercy of her sex-crazed guests. Soon enough, a cloaked figure starts killing off everyone that tries to harm her.
95. In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
R | 95 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer's books have on his fans is more than inspirational.
Votes: 48,264 | Gross: $8.95M
96. Scream of Fear (1961)
Approved | 81 min | Horror, Thriller
A wheelchair-bound young woman returns to her father's estate after ten years, and although she's told he's away, she keeps seeing his dead body on the estate.
98. Il profumo della signora in nero (1974)
Not Rated | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Sylvia, an industrial scientist, is troubled by strange hallucinations related to the tragic suicide of her mother.
99. Trzecia czesc nocy (1971)
105 min | Drama, Horror, War
Set during the occupation of Poland during World War II. Some German soldiers, slaughter a woman, her son and daughter-in-law. The husband and his father escape by being in the forest. The ... See full summary »