My Favorite Scary Movies

These are my favorite scary movies in no particular order. I haven't seen every horror film ever made. There's some that I want to see, but for some reason or another haven't been able to yet. So the list might expand later on. Remember this list is my favorite scary movies not the best scary movies ever made. It's just my personal opinion of some of the horror movies I love. Some of them are flawed, but I still like them. Some might seem cliche, but I still like them, too.
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1.
The Orphanage (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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
“ This movie really got me. This isn't just a "scary" movie. It's an emotional roller coaster ride and personally while some people found the ending to be "happy" I just found it to be down right depressing. It has a couple of jump scares. C'mon even the best horror movies have those. But mostly the movie builds the creepy atmosphere and the isolation and hopelessness the main character is feeling. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
2.
[Rec] (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying. (78 mins.)
“ Personally I feel like the Europeans, especially the Spaniards are the only ones making real horror films now a days. This is probably one of the best and most effective zombie movies I've ever seen. The sequel isn't bad, some people don't like. I actually liked it, but I still prefer the original. Also the remake is boring. Anyone who says it's better than the original should slap themselves. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
3.
The Exorcist (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. (122 mins.)
“ Okay, here's the obvious cliched entry. I don't care if it's cliched. This is one of my favorite horror movies. I watched it for the first time when I was nine, and boy did it leave an impression. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
4.
Fire in the Sky (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An Arizona logger mysteriously disappears for five days in an alleged encounter with a flying saucer in 1975. (109 mins.)
“ There's one scene in this movie that stuck with me for years after I watched it. The scene where they abduct the guy and strap him to an operating table. It's probably one of the most disturbing scenes I've ever seen. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
5.
The Sixth Sense (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist. (107 mins.)
“ Say what you will about M. Night, but the guy was actually a competent filmmaker before he became a hack. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
6.
Signs (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come. (106 mins.)
“ Yeah...Yeah... The ending was kinda stupid. Well, more than a little stupid. But the caught on camera amateur alien footage scene is probably the only reason why this movie is on the list. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
7.
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall. (101 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
“ A remake that is actually good. Who could have know? Don't get me wrong I love me some classic slow Romero zombies, but faster zombies are scarier. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
8.
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall. (127 mins.)
“ Classic Romero. The zombies are slow which means you can probably outrun them, but there's just so many of them. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
9.
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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
“ This movie is so confusing. The ending had me scratching my head for days. Still it has some note worthy creepy scenes in it. While everyone says the scariest scene is when he's dancing with his girlfriend and she's assaulted by a lizard-like creature (or turns into one, I don't really know), but the scene that really gets me is when he's in the hospital in the middle of the day in a crowded waiting room and then the nurse's hat falls off and he sees a bone sticking out of her skull. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
10.
28 Days Later... (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary. (113 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
“ I'm a sucker for a good zombie movie. Though the zombies in this movie aren't really zombies, more like infected people. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
11.
Suspiria (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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
“ The first Argento entry on this list, but not the last. God Argento use to make such good movies in the 70's, all up until the early 90's. Then he started to cast his daughter in his films and to be honest they turned into crap. Some people like his new films. I'm not one of them. I tuned out after The Stendhal Syndrome. That movie was just boring. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
12.
Poltergeist (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts. (114 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
“ Tobe Hooper and Steven Spielberg make a horror film. And a damn good one in my opinion. Probably one of the best horror movies of the 80's. There's just too many scenes from this movie that stuck with me, but if I have to choose just one I'd have to say the face peeling bathroom scene. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
13.
Pet Sematary (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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. (103 mins.)
Director: Mary Lambert
“ I just learned they were going to do a remake of this movie and I died a little inside. The remake is probably gonna be sh*t with a capital S like most remakes of good 80's horror films. Oh well... ” - sweetlittlepie
 
14.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep. (91 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
“ The original is always the best. I love this movie and I love the original Freddy, even though Jackie Earle Haley is the best and the only good thing about the remake. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
15.
Salem's Lot (1979 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A novelist and a young horror fan attempt to save a small New England town which has been invaded by vampires. (184 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
“ This movie really creeped me out as a kid. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
16.
Session 9 (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
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. (100 mins.)
Director: Brad Anderson
“ There's something really unsettling about a broken down abandoned mental hospital. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
17.
In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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
“ This movie is a real trip. A good kind of trip though. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
18.
The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies. (98 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
“ Ah, one of Wes Craven's last good horror movies. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
19.
Saw (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Two strangers awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there or why, and soon discover they are pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer. (103 mins.)
Director: James Wan
“ Ignore the crappy sequels and pretend they don't exist like I do and you'll find that Saw is well done decent little horror film. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
20.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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
“ The remake wasn't so bad, but personally I didn't think it was scary. Now the original on the other hand. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
21.
The Shining (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. (146 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ So Stanley Kubrick changed the ending and some other stuff from the original novel. In my personal opinion I actually like the film's ending better than the cookie cutter happy go lucky ending of the novel. Sorry Stephen that ending was pretty stupid. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
22.
Audition (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all. (115 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
“ The last fifteen minutes of this flick are just down right disturbing. God bless Takashi Miike. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
23.
Halloween (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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. (91 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ *beep* Rob Zombie! I'm sorry, I had to get that out of my system, but seriously *beep* him for that stupid ass remake and it's stupid ass sequel. The original is and always will be the best. This film is a masterpiece and proves you don't need gore and guts to make a scary slasher film. Though that helps. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
24.
Friday the 13th (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning. (95 mins.)
“ It's like Halloween, but with gore. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
25.
The Evil Dead (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons. (85 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ Let's get this out of the way. I don't like Army of Darkness. I don't like Drag Me to Hell, in fact I think it's downright stupid, and Evil Dead 2 is just a rehash of this film. So this is probably the only horror film Sam Raimi has made that I actually like. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
26.
Alien (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
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 life-form, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Sci fi. Horror... Who cares? It's a good film with a creepy and claustrophobic atmosphere. Actually let's be honest, it's a monster movie in space. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
27.
The Ring (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it. (115 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
“ Never seen the original so I can't really compare. Still sh*tty sequel aside, I really like this movie. Though after a recent viewing I noticed some obvious flaws it's still a good scary movie that with holds the test of time. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
28.
Fright Night (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
When a teenager learns that his next door neighbour is a vampire, no one will believe him. (106 mins.)
Director: Tom Holland
“ Haven't seen the remake. I've heard mixed reviews of it though. I'll probably watch it later on. Still big fan of the original. God they use to make such good movies in the 80's. Kinda makes me wish I had time machine so I could back in time and watch them in theaters. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
29.
The Thing (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A research facility in Antarctica comes across an alien force that can become anything it touches with 100% accuracy. The members must now find out who's human and who's not before it's too late. (109 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ I love this movie. Point blank I love it. I love the atmosphere, the cast and characters, the special effects, the creature itself, the location, the Kurt Russell. It's just awesome. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
30.
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists. (97 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ Did I mention they made really good horror movies in the 80's? ” - sweetlittlepie
 
31.
Black Christmas (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger. (98 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
“ Like the tagline says: "If this movie doesn't make your skin crawl. It's on too tight!" ” - sweetlittlepie
 
32.
The Children (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A relaxing Christmas vacation turns into a terrifying fight for survival as the children begin to turn on their parents. (84 mins.)
Director: Tom Shankland
“ Wasn't expecting much when I saw this flick. But boy was I in for a surprise. Little kids go crazy and start killing their parents. Trust me it's much better than it sounds. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
33.
Don't Look Now (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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. (110 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
“ The sex scene alone scarred me for life. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
34.
Deep Red (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
After witnessing the murder of a famous psychic, a musician teams up with a feisty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen assailant bent on keeping a dark secret buried. (126 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
“ Another Argento gem. Also a giallo, probably my favorite horror sub genre. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
35.
Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A recently institutionalized woman has bizarre experiences after moving into a supposedly haunted country farmhouse and fears she may be losing her sanity once again. (89 mins.)
Director: John Hancock
“ I don't know what it is, but something about this movie really unsettled me. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
36.
The Last House on the Left (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
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
“ Classic Wes Craven. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
37.
30 Days of Night (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
After an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires. (113 mins.)
Director: David Slade
“ The vampires in this movie don't glitter. In fact they're down right scary. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
38.
Near Dark (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A small-town farmer's son reluctantly joins a traveling group of vampires after he is turned by a beautiful drifter. (94 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
“ Another kick ass vampire film. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
39.
The Fly (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong. (96 mins.)
“ The birth scene alone is enough to make me put this film on the list. As a woman that scene really unsettled me. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
40.
Carrie (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom. (98 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ Brian De Palma and Stephen King. Enough said. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
41.
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young couple move into 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. (137 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ The sex scene between the Devil and Mia Farrow is one of the most disturbing scenes I've ever seen. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
42.
Hellraiser (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; demons are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld. (94 mins.)
Director: Clive Barker
“ There's so many things I love about this movie. The perverted uncle, Pinhead and the cenobites, all the gore... etc. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
43.
Insidious (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further. (103 mins.)
Director: James Wan
“ A recent horror flick that doesn't suck. Is it flawed? Yes, but it's also got some of the best jump scares I've ever seen in a film especially a recent one and it's a lot of scary good ridiculous fun. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
44.
Martyrs (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity. (99 mins.)
Director: Pascal Laugier
“ You gotta love the french. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
45.
Trick 'r Treat (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Five interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater. (82 mins.)
“ This movie didn't really scare me, but it's still a lot of fun. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
46.
Creepshow (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An anthology which tells five terrifying tales based on the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s. (120 mins.)
“ Cockroaches... ” - sweetlittlepie
 
47.
28 Weeks Later (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan. (100 mins.)
“ A sequel that is actually good. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
48.
Let the Right One In (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl. (115 mins.)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
“ Haven't seen the remake yet. Though I have heard good things about it so it's on my to watch list and if it's really as good as they say it is I might add it to this list later on. Still I have seen the original and it's really good. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
49.
The Descent (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators. (99 mins.)
Director: Neil Marshall
“ A movie that did not need a sequel and unfortunately got one. The original is a pretty bad ass horror flick, probably one of the best of the decade. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
50.
Day of the Dead (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies. (96 mins.)
“ This may sound weird, but I actually like this movie more than the original Dawn of the Dead. Dunno why, I just do. And though Romero makes great zombie flicks, he really should stop making them. It's getting ridiculous. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
51.
The Mist (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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. (126 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
“ Some people like this movie, some don't. I personally do. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
52.
Cloverfield (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack. (85 mins.)
Director: Matt Reeves
“ The characters are annoying. Still it's a pretty good horror flick, though I'm not sure it is a horror flick at all. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
53.
The Signal (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A horror film told in three parts, from three perspectives, in which a mysterious transmission that turns people into killers invades every cell phone, radio, and television. (103 mins.)
“ This movie combines everything. Horror. Comedy. Romance. And it does it pretty damn well. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
54.
Slither (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters. (95 mins.)
Director: James Gunn
“ Another movie that combines horror and comedy pretty well. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
55.
Dog Soldiers (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A routine military exercise turns into a nightmare in the Scotland wilderness. (105 mins.)
Director: Neil Marshall
“ Scariest werewolf movie I've ever seen. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
56.
The Ruins (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist, embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle where something evil lives among the ruins. (90 mins.)
Director: Carter Smith
“ Again either you love it or hate it. I love it. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
57.
The Host (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and focuses its attention on attacking people. One victim's loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches. (120 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
“ This movie is heartbreaking, but in a good way. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
58.
Wolf Creek (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Three backpackers stranded in the Australian outback are befriended by a local who turns out to be a sadistic psychopath and will plunge them into a hellish nightmare of insufferable torture. (99 mins.)
Director: Greg Mclean
“ This movie has one of the bleakest, most unsatisfying endings I've ever seen in any film, let alone a horror film, but I think that's why I like it so much. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
59.
Ginger Snaps (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Two death-obsessed sisters, outcasts in their suburban neighborhood, must deal with the tragic consequences when one of them is bitten by a deadly werewolf. (108 mins.)
Director: John Fawcett
“ I freaking hate this movie's sequels with the passion of a thousand burning suns. I'm sorry, but they're just fricking awful. The original though, it's pretty damn good. Though I personally found both of the main characters annoying. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
60.
The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
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
“ Haven't seen the original...yet. But I like this movie. For a remake it's pretty damn good. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
61.
The Legend of Hell House (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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. (95 mins.)
Director: John Hough
“ A good old classic British haunted house flick with Roddy McDowall. I can't even begin to explain why and how much I love this movie. It's campy, but it's made in the 70's so what do you expect. Despite the camp, it's still awesome. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
62.
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A witness of an attack, a writer becomes stalked by a serial killer. (98 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
“ Another Argento classic. Also has one of the best and most effective twist ending in any horror film I've ever seen. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
63.
Burnt Offerings (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A family moves into an old, haunted house that regenerates itself by feeding off of the life forces of its injured occupants. (116 mins.)
Director: Dan Curtis
“ This movie is so cheesy... Though that smiling man haunted my dreams days after I watched this movie. Reason enough for me to put this movie on this list. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
64.
The Omen (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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
“ God I loved this movie when I was younger. Still do. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
65.
Cujo (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Cujo, a friendly St. Bernard, contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town. (93 mins.)
Director: Lewis Teague
“ Rabid dogs... ” - sweetlittlepie
 
66.
They Live (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth. (94 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ I haven't seen this movie in such a long time, but I use to love it when I was a kid. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
67.
Re-Animator (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus. (104 mins.)
Director: Stuart Gordon
“ What can I say about this movie that hasn't been said already? ” - sweetlittlepie
 
68.
Demons (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A group of random people are invited to a screening of a mysterious movie, only to find themselves trapped in the theater with ravenous demons. (88 mins.)
Director: Lamberto Bava
“ This movie made me jump a couple of times and yell at the TV screen and not a lot of movies make me do that. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
69.
Videodrome (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station. (87 mins.)
“ Cronenberg. Cronenberg. Cronenberg. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
70.
The Blob (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A strange lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows. (95 mins.)
Director: Chuck Russell
“ What it lacks in character development and predictability. It makes up with damn good special effects. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
71.
Demons 2 (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A group of tenants and visitors are trapped in a 10-story high-rise apartment building infested with demons who proceed to hunt the dwindling humans down. (88 mins.)
Director: Lamberto Bava
“ Not as good as the first one, but still it's pretty good for a sequel. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
72.
The Howling (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem. (91 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
“ It's kinda dated, but I still like it. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
73.
Critters (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A race of small, furry aliens make lunch out of the locals in a farming town. (82 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
“ I have a phobia against rats. And the creatures in this movie are like mutated rats so I guess that's why this flick creeps me out so much. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
74.
Phantasm (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A teenage boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a lethal arsenal of terrible weapons with him. (88 mins.)
Director: Don Coscarelli
“ The tall man, one of the creepiest, most effective villains ever. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
75.
The Hitcher (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A young man who escaped the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked by the hitcher and framed for his crimes. (97 mins.)
Director: Robert Harmon
“ Stick with the original and stay away from the remake. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
76.
[Rec] 2 (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In order to ascertain the current situation inside, a supposed medical officer and a GEO team step into the quarantined and ill-fated apartment building. (85 mins.)
“ The original is better. Still this one is scary. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
77.
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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
“ Comedy and horror. Balanced greatly. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
78.
The Ninth Gate (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
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
“ Trippy and kinda creepy. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
79.
The Amityville Horror (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Newlyweds move into a large house where a mass murder was committed, and experience strange manifestations which drive them away. (117 mins.)
“ So cheesy, but still a lot of fun and it does have some actual noteworthy creepy scenes in it. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
80.
Torso (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Someone is strangling coeds in Perugia. The only clue is that the killer owns a red and black scarf... (89 mins.)
Director: Sergio Martino
“ Though it is a giallo, it is a blueprint for slasher films that followed. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
81.
A Bay of Blood (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out... (84 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
“ I am convinced Sean S. Cunningham watched this movie before making Friday the 13th. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
82.
Tenebre (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An American writer in Rome is stalked by a serial killer bent on harassing him while killing all people associated with his work on his latest book. (101 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
“ One of my favorite Argento films. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
83.
Inferno (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An American college student in Rome and his sister in New York investigate a series of killings in both locations where their resident addresses are the domain of two covens of witches. (107 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
“ Suspiria's sequel. Inferior to the original, but much better than it's successor, Mother of Tears. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
84.
Christine (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A nerdish boy buys a strange car with an evil mind of its own and his nature starts to change to reflect it. (110 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ That damn car! ” - sweetlittlepie
 
85.
The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies. (91 mins.)
Director: Dan O'Bannon
“ Brainsss!!! ” - sweetlittlepie
 
86.
Society (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An ordinary teenage boy discovers his family is part of a gruesome orgy cult for the social elite. (99 mins.)
Director: Brian Yuzna
“ This movie really messes with your head. Uhh, just thinking of that shunting scene makes me ill. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
87.
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to one hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture. (116 mins.)
“ This movie isn't scary. Well, it's not traditionally scary, but what most of the characters (and to a lesser extent the actors themselves) are subjected to in this film is what frightens me the most. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
88.
The New York Ripper (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city. (91 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
“ Another so called Giallo, that plays more like a slasher flick. Not Fulci's best work, but still pretty good. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
89.
Zombie (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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. (91 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
“ One of Fulci's best. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
90.
Blood and Black Lace (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A shadowy killer in black brutally murders fashion models. (88 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
“ Long live Mario Bava! ” - sweetlittlepie
 
91.
The Beyond (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where, following a series of supernatural "accidents", she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell. (87 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
“ In my opinion Fulci's best film. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
92.
Halloween II (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
While Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt for Michael Myers, a traumatized Laurie is rushed to hospital, and the serial killer is not far behind her. (92 mins.)
Director: Rick Rosenthal
“ Not as good as the original, but a very well done sequel. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
93.
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece on Halloween. Can Dr. Loomis stop him? (88 mins.)
“ I'm not a big fan of sequels, but I'll admit this movie is like a guilty pleasure for me. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
94.
Halloween 5 (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
One year after the events of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, the Shape returns to Haddonfield once again in an attempt to kill his now-mute niece. (96 mins.)
“ A continuation of Halloween 4. I actually liked it better than the fourth movie. Much better than it's effed up bullsh*t sequel, Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
95.
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the infamous place is stalked by an unknown assailant. Is it Mrs. Voorhees' son Jason, who did not really drown in the lake some 30 years before? (87 mins.)
Director: Steve Miner
“ Again another sequel I very much enjoyed. Also it's the first time Jason shows up in the franchise. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
96.
Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Having revived from his wound, Jason Voorhees takes refuge at a cabin near Crystal Lake. As a group of co-eds arrive for their vacation, Jason continues his killing spree. (95 mins.)
Director: Steve Miner
“ The first time Jason shows up in the hockey mask. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
97.
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Years after Tommy Jarvis chained him underwater at Camp Crystal Lake, the dormant Jason Voorhees returns to the camp grounds when he is accidentally released from his prison by a telekinetic teenager. (88 mins.)
“ Okay, not the best Friday the 13th sequel. In this movie the protagonist is telekinetic. Yes, it's a ridiculous premise. But the scene when Tina and Jason battle it out is still awesome. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
98.
Psycho (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
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. (109 mins.)
“ A true classic. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
99.
Candyman (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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. (99 mins.)
Director: Bernard Rose
“ I didn't really like the ending too much, but still it's a great horror film with an effective villain. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
100.
Child's Play (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
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. (87 mins.)
Director: Tom Holland
“ The only Chucky movie that scared me. In my defense I was eight years old when I first saw this movie. ” - sweetlittlepie