My personal favourite horror movies,,,by Sam_Ramzy | created - 19 Jul 2011 | updated - 20 Jul 2011 | Public
A horror movie doesn't have to contain scary scenes to scare you, nop the story can play a huge role in making you get scared, or the situation, maybe the movie is crap but there's a twist in the end of the movie that makes jump out of your seat, so how am i making my choices:- 1) the story may be edgy. 2) a twist in the end. 3) the idea was great or fresh. 4) how good is it in making me hate the idea of going to sleep. So lets begin,,,,
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1. 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: 293,856 | Gross: $96.52M
So why did i begin with this movie?? simple i watched this movie when i was so young, yeah i watched a lot of horror movies before, but this one till now i remember the story without forgetting any details, i love this movie, and the twist in the end made me want to go and hide i remember that on this day i made sure that i'm alive not just a ghost who doesn't want to admit that he's actually dead. memories :D lol
2. Poltergeist (1982)
PG | 114 min | Horror, Thriller
A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts.
Votes: 117,963 | Gross: $76.61M
yup, a classic old school horror movie, i love this movie, it has everything you want great acting, old school effects and killer memorable scenes.
3. Scream (1996)
R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery
A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.
Votes: 241,889 | Gross: $103.05M
Wes craven's master piece, this movie was epic, it actually discusses how can horror movies affect our live. This movie has everything you want, kick ass scary scenes and a goddamn hell of an ending twist.
4. The Omen (1976)
R | 111 min | Horror
Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son?
Votes: 89,634 | Gross: $4.27M
old is gold, well not anyone will love this movie. Y??? it doesn't have scary kick ass scenes or anything that makes you jump out of you chair, so what's special about this movie?? (spoilers) 1) the story it self is amazing imagine that your son turns out to be the anti Christ. 2) The acting was over the top, for example the boy who played demean was amazing i believed that he was the anti Christ wow that kid was amazing. 3) the dark atmosphere of the movie is amazing.
5. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
Unrated | 95 min | Adventure, Horror
During a rescue mission into the Amazon rainforest, a professor stumbles across lost film shot by a missing documentary crew.
I don't know how to describe how sick and cruel this movie is. Well its barbaric, brutal, gory, bloody, sadistic you can add any word you want, after watching this movie i was about to vomit which is a good thing because it proved that the movie succeeded in achieving its goal. The movie has a deep, moral message it shows even we are very civilized we still carry the animals genes in our blood firstly the way that man treats the poor tribes in the amazons and ripping their women shows that we as humans don't have any respect to the others, another thing was that the movie showed how sick and irresponsible the media is, and how do they only care about fame, money and ratings, what ever it costs to reach these goals, loved the movie and the message behind it.
6. Saw (2004)
R | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Two strangers, who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, soon discover they're pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.
Votes: 328,444 | Gross: $56.00M
One of the few gore?horror movies that has a solid story and a moral lesson, why don't we appreciate what we have in life? plus the goddamn sick and twist ending, this movie kicks ass.
7. The Ward (2010)
R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
An institutionalized young woman becomes terrorized by a ghost.
well the movie really begins in the last 45 min maybe, but these few hours are what made this movie an epic :D a fun ride roller coaster that you'll enjoy, nice story and a nice come back by Mr carpenter.
8. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
R | 91 min | Horror
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.
Votes: 167,821 | Gross: $25.50M
Wes Craven in this movie took slasher movies to a whole new level, instead of having someone who is silent and kills people we have a killer but who hunts our dreams and kills them through them which brings the idea of the relation between dream and reality an epic and classic movie.
9. New Nightmare (1994)
R | 112 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
A demonic force has chosen Freddy Krueger as its portal to the real world. Can Heather Langenkamp play the part of Nancy one last time and trap the evil trying to enter our world?
Votes: 42,157 | Gross: $18.09M
Personally i adore this movie the idea of making freddy haunt the actors who made the movie is amazing this movie was awesome i had a lot of fun watching it, this movie in my opinion was beginning of the idea of scream.
10. 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: 176,596 | Gross: $47.00M
in my opinion this movie opened the doors for movies like friday the 13th and nightmare on elm street this movie has a magical touch although it was made on a small budget.
11. Halloween (2007)
R | 109 min | Horror
After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution and immediately returns to Haddonfield to find his baby sister, Laurie.
Votes: 94,685 | Gross: $58.27M
i loved the remake mainly because of the idea of shedding the lights on the background of myres and how he become so crazy and brutal.
12. Saw IV (2007)
R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery
Despite Jigsaw's death, and in order to save the lives of two of his colleagues, Lieutenant Rigg is forced to take part in a new game, which promises to test him to the limit.
Votes: 121,787 | Gross: $63.30M
I adore this part, first of all loved the ending, after all of this the new jigsaw is in front of us all the time. secondly loved the idea of how can you actually make the right choice and most importantly you don't have to carry the world on your shoulders.
13. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
R | 91 min | Horror
Before being sent to serve in Vietnam, two brothers and their girlfriends take one last road trip, but when they get into an accident, a terrifying experience will take them to a secluded house of horrors, with a chainsaw-wielding killer.
Votes: 60,521 | Gross: $39.52M
this movie is sick and twisting but its fun to watch actually, it actually made me hate chainsaws :D.
14. The Sixth Sense (1999)
PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.
Votes: 775,111 | Gross: $293.51M
how brilliant is this movie??? this movie is classic with a golden twisted ending this movie is scary and sad, i felt sorry for bruce willis in the end of the movie, one more thing the acting was brilliant :D.
15. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.
Votes: 1,004,137 | Gross: $130.74M
well, what can i say??? god bless sir Antony Hopkins, i think you understand what i want to say.
16. Red Dragon (2002)
R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A retired F.B.I. Agent with psychological gifts, is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer. Aiding him, is imprisoned forensic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.
Votes: 217,582 | Gross: $93.15M
Killer movie, first of all Sir Antony was amazing, secondly Ralph Fiennes was amazing in this movie, he played a strong and wonderful role in this movie, great acting and strong movie to watch.
17. 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: 204,621 | Gross: $140.54M
Not every one will like this movie, i can call it an atmospheric horror movie where you have to clear your mind and join the trip and live the events of the movie, its slow but amazing again not every one will enjoy this movie.
18. The Grudge 2 (2006)
PG-13 | 102 min | Horror, Thriller
Three interwoven stories about a terrible curse. A young woman encounters a malevolent supernatural force while searching for her missing sister in Tokyo; a mean high school prank goes horribly wrong; a woman with a deadly secret moves into a Chicago apartment building.
Votes: 41,724 | Gross: $39.14M
Although this movie is corny but after watching this movie i was afraid to go to bed :D i checked my bed twice before sleeping, i was a bit young when i watched this thing.
19. The Ring (2002)
PG-13 | 115 min | Horror, Mystery
A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it.
Votes: 278,668 | Gross: $129.13M
this movie is disturbing, and entertaining, great acting and it has its moments.
20. The Ring Two (2005)
PG-13 | 110 min | Horror, Mystery
Six months after the incidents involving the lethal videotape, new clues prove that there is a new evil lurking in the darkness.
Votes: 79,457 | Gross: $76.23M
I loved the dark atmosphere that the film created, its watchable and has some great and scary moments.
21. Scream 4 (2011)
R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery
Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer.
Votes: 111,363 | Gross: $38.18M
this movie has it all, solid story, funny moments and one of the best twisted endings I've ever seen.