The scariest horror movies of alltimeby kale-brecht | created - 11 Jul 2013 | updated - 13 Aug 2013 | Public
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1. Sinister (I) (2012)
R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Washed-up true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt finds a box of super 8 home movies that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s.
Votes: 181,510 | Gross: $48.09M
2. Evil Dead (2013)
R | 91 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods.
Votes: 137,990 | Gross: $54.24M
4. Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
PG-13 | 106 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
The Lamberts believe that they have defeated the spirits that have haunted their family, but they soon discover that evil is not beaten so easily.
Votes: 126,884 | Gross: $83.59M
6. 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: 79,915 | Gross: $76.23M
7. Drag Me to Hell (2009)
PG-13 | 99 min | Horror, Thriller
A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.
Votes: 168,548 | Gross: $42.10M
8. [Rec] (2007)
R | 78 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.
9. [Rec] 2 (2009)
R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller
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.
Votes: 60,196 | Gross: $0.03M
11. The Descent (2005)
R | 99 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller
A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.
Votes: 171,230 | Gross: $26.02M
12. The Descent: Part 2 (2009)
R | 94 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Refusing to believe her story about cave-dwelling monsters, the sole survivor of a spelunking exploration gone horribly wrong is forced to follow the authorities back into the caves where something awaits.
13. The Grudge (2004)
PG-13 | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim.
Votes: 124,794 | Gross: $110.36M
14. 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: 41,937 | Gross: $39.14M
15. Piranha 3D (2010)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller
After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents.
Votes: 77,421 | Gross: $25.00M
17. Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
R | 97 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees return to terrorize the teenage population. Except this time, they're out to get each other, too.
Votes: 96,817 | Gross: $82.62M
18. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
The spectre of a dead child rapist haunts the children of the parents who murdered him, stalking and killing them in their dreams.
Votes: 81,061 | Gross: $63.08M
19. Friday the 13th (2009)
R | 97 min | Horror
A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions.
Votes: 82,485 | Gross: $65.00M
21. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
R | 98 min | Horror
After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers.
Votes: 116,486 | Gross: $80.57M
22. 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: 60,775 | Gross: $39.52M
23. Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013)
R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller
A young woman travels to Texas to collect an inheritance; little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-wielding killer is part of the reward.
Votes: 38,838 | Gross: $34.34M
24. The Collection (II) (2012)
R | 82 min | Horror, Thriller
A man who escapes from the vicious grips of the serial killer known as "The Collector" is then forced to help rescue an innocent girl from the killer's booby-trapped lair.
Votes: 39,242 | Gross: $6.84M
25. The Collector (I) (2009)
R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller
Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.
Votes: 48,263 | Gross: $7.71M
26. The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
R | 100 min | Horror, Mystery
A photographer's obsessive pursuit of dark subject matter leads him into the path of a serial killer who stalks late night commuters, ultimately butchering them in the most gruesome ways imaginable.
Votes: 52,333 | Gross: $0.08M
27. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
After a nasty accident, four friends begin to drift apart. One year later Julie James gets a anonymous message and then a slicker wearing, hook wielding killer begins to rip apart her life.
Votes: 114,879 | Gross: $72.59M
28. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)
R | 100 min | Horror, Mystery
The murderous fisherman with a hook is back to once again stalk the two surviving teens, Julie and Ray, who left him for dead, as well as cause even more murder and mayhem, this time at a posh island resort.
Votes: 59,805 | Gross: $40.00M
30. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
R | 101 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
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.
Votes: 208,963 | Gross: $59.02M
31. Case 39 (2009)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A social worker fights to save a girl from her abusive parents, only to discover that the situation is more dangerous than she ever expected.
Votes: 66,389 | Gross: $13.25M
32. The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
After a family is forced to relocate for their son's health, they begin experiencing supernatural behavior in their new home, and uncover a sinister history.
Votes: 53,860 | Gross: $55.39M
33. The Amityville Horror (2005)
R | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Newlyweds are terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a large house that was the site of a grisly mass murder a year before.
Votes: 93,004 | Gross: $65.23M
34. Dead Silence (2007)
R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A young widower returns to his hometown to search for answers to his wife's murder, which may be linked to the ghost of a murdered ventriloquist.
Votes: 74,317 | Gross: $16.81M
35. Shutter (I) (2008)
PG-13 | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A newly married couple discovers disturbing, ghostly images in photographs they develop after a tragic accident. Fearing the manifestations may be connected, they investigate and learn that some mysteries are better left unsolved.
Votes: 29,010 | Gross: $25.93M
36. The Ruins (2008)
R | 90 min | Horror
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.
Votes: 63,160 | Gross: $17.43M
37. Sorority Row (2009)
R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery
A group of sorority sisters try to cover up the death of their house-sister after a prank gone wrong, only to be stalked by a serial killer.
Votes: 25,587 | Gross: $11.96M
38. The Children (2008)
R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A relaxing Christmas vacation turns into a terrifying fight for survival as the children begin to turn on their parents.
40. House of Wax (2005)
R | 108 min | Horror
A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.
Votes: 101,808 | Gross: $32.06M
41. Stay Alive (2006)
PG-13 | 85 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
For a group of teens, the answer to the mysterious death of their old friend lies within the world of an online video game based on the true story of an ancient noblewoman known as the Blood Countess.
Votes: 27,241 | Gross: $23.09M
42. Silent Hill (2006)
R | 125 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery
A woman, Rose, goes in search for her adopted daughter within the confines of a strange, desolate town called Silent Hill.
Votes: 191,942 | Gross: $46.98M
43. Turistas (2006)
R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A group of young backpackers' vacation turns sour when a bus accident leaves them marooned in a remote Brazilian rural area that holds an ominous secret.
Votes: 32,881 | Gross: $7.03M
44. See No Evil (2006)
R | 84 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
A group of delinquents are sent to clean the Blackwell Hotel. Little do they know reclusive psychopath Jacob Goodnight has holed away in the rotting hotel. When one of the teens is captured, those who remain - a group that includes the cop who put a bullet in Goodnight's head four years ago - band together to survive against the brutal killer.
Votes: 23,359 | Gross: $15.03M
45. The Possession (I) (2012)
PG-13 | 92 min | Horror, Thriller
A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.
Votes: 50,900 | Gross: $49.13M
46. 28 Weeks Later (2007)
R | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 228,879 | Gross: $28.64M
47. 28 Days Later... (2002)
R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.
Votes: 325,040 | Gross: $45.06M
48. Martyrs (2008)
R | 99 min | Horror
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.
49. Chernobyl Diaries (2012)
R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their exploration, they soon discover they are not alone.
Votes: 56,291 | Gross: $18.12M
50. 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: 64,724 | Gross: $0.01M
51. The Messengers (2007)
PG-13 | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
An ominous darkness invades a seemingly serene sunflower farm in North Dakota, and the Solomon family is torn apart by suspicion, mayhem and murder.
Votes: 35,286 | Gross: $35.37M
52. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl.
Votes: 104,918 | Gross: $75.07M
54. The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)
R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller
A group of National Guard trainees find themselves battling against a vicious group of mutants on their last day of training in the desert.
Votes: 53,946 | Gross: $20.80M
55. My Bloody Valentine (2009)
R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Tom returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine's night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one that believes he's innocent.
Votes: 48,322 | Gross: $51.55M
56. The Uninvited (2009)
PG-13 | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Anna returns home after a stint in a mental hospital, but her recovery is jeopardized by her cruel stepmother and ghastly visions of her dead mother.
Votes: 67,668 | Gross: $28.57M
57. 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: 198,290 | Gross: $107.92M
58. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
R | 91 min | Horror
After experiencing what they think are a series of "break-ins", a family sets up security cameras around their home, only to realize that the events unfolding before them are more sinister than they seem.
Votes: 88,430 | Gross: $84.75M
59. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
R | 83 min | Horror
In 1988, young sisters Katie and Kristi befriend an invisible entity who resides in their home.
Votes: 81,862 | Gross: $104.01M
60. Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)
R | 88 min | Horror
It has been five years since the disappearance of Katie and Hunter, and a suburban family witness strange events in their neighborhood when a woman and a mysterious child move in.
Votes: 55,104 | Gross: $53.92M
61. Black Christmas (2006)
R | 84 min | Horror
An escaped maniac returns to his childhood home on Christmas Eve, which is now a sorority house, and begins to murder the sorority sisters one by one.
Votes: 21,735 | Gross: $16.24M
62. 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: 243,146 | Gross: $103.05M
63. Scream 2 (1997)
R | 120 min | Horror, Mystery
Two years after the first series of murders, a new psychopath dons the Ghostface costume and a new string of killings begins.
Votes: 135,245 | Gross: $101.36M
64. Scream 3 (2000)
R | 116 min | Horror, Mystery
While Sidney and her friends visit the Hollywood set of Stab 3, the third film based on the Woodsboro murders, a new Ghostface begins to terrorize them once again.
Votes: 106,845 | Gross: $89.14M
65. 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: 111,818 | Gross: $38.18M
66. Frozen (I) (2010)
R | 93 min | Thriller
Three skiers stranded on a chairlift are forced to make life-or-death choices, which prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.
Votes: 58,346 | Gross: $0.24M
67. 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: 95,004 | Gross: $58.27M
68. Trick 'r Treat (2007)
R | 82 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller
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.
69. Halloween II (2009)
R | 105 min | Horror
Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Michael's deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister.
Votes: 40,136 | Gross: $33.39M
70. 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: 243,909 | Gross: $25.59M
71. Mama (I) (2013)
PG-13 | 100 min | Horror, Thriller
A young couple take in their 2 nieces only to suspect that a supernatural spirit named Mama has latched itself to their family.
Votes: 149,088 | Gross: $71.63M
72. The Fourth Kind (2009)
PG-13 | 98 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A thriller involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up.
Votes: 66,940 | Gross: $25.46M
73. Dark Skies (2013)
PG-13 | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
As the Barrett family's peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them, one which may have arrived from beyond the stars.
Votes: 62,654 | Gross: $17.41M
75. High Lane (2009)
Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller
A group of friends on vacation decide to venture onto a trail high up in the mountains that has been closed for repairs. The climb proves more perilous than planned, especially as they soon... See full summary »
76. Husk (2011)
R | 83 min | Horror, Thriller
A group of friends stranded near a desolate cornfield find shelter in an old farmhouse, though they soon discover the dwelling is the center of a supernatural ritual.
79. Hostel (2005)
R | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Three backpackers head to a Slovak city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.
Votes: 150,306 | Gross: $47.33M
80. Hostel: Part II (2007)
R | 94 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller
Three American college students studying abroad are lured to a Slovakian hostel, and discover the grim reality behind it.
Votes: 75,881 | Gross: $17.61M
82. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
5 friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods.
Votes: 310,198 | Gross: $42.07M
84. The Last House on the Left (2009)
R | 110 min | Horror, Thriller
After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging to the parents of one of the victims: a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics.
Votes: 74,192 | Gross: $32.72M
87. Jeepers Creepers (2001)
R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery
A brother and sister driving home through isolated countryside for spring break encounter a flesh-eating creature which is in the midst of its ritualistic eating spree.
Votes: 97,021 | Gross: $37.90M
88. Boogeyman 2 (2007)
Unrated | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A young woman with a long-term phobia of the boogeyman voluntarily checks herself into a mental health facility with the hope of conquering her overwhelming fear. However, much to her ... See full summary »
89. Jeepers Creepers II (2003)
R | 104 min | Horror
Set a few days after the original, a championship basketball team's bus is attacked by The Creeper, the winged, flesh-eating terror, on the last day of his 23-day feeding frenzy.
Votes: 50,820 | Gross: $35.67M
90. Van Helsing (2004)
PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The notorious monster hunter is sent to Transylvania to stop Count Dracula who is using Dr. Frankenstein's research and a werewolf for some sinister purpose.
Votes: 214,966 | Gross: $120.18M
92. Cabin Fever (2002)
R | 93 min | Horror
A group of five college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals.
Votes: 66,490 | Gross: $21.16M
93. Final Destination (2000)
R | 98 min | Horror, Thriller
After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.
Votes: 197,423 | Gross: $53.33M
94. Final Destination 2 (2003)
R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
When Kimberly has a violent premonition of a highway pileup she blocks the freeway, keeping a few others meant to die, safe...Or are they? The survivors mysteriously start dying and it's up to Kimberly to stop it before she's next.
Votes: 131,299 | Gross: $46.96M
95. Final Destination 3 (2006)
R | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
A student's premonition of a deadly rollercoaster ride saves her life and a lucky few, but not from Death itself, which seeks out those who escaped their fate.
Votes: 112,395 | Gross: $54.10M
96. The Final Destination (2009)
R | 82 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
After a young man's premonition of a deadly race-car crash helps saves the lives of his peers, Death sets out to collect those who evaded their end.
Votes: 82,704 | Gross: $66.48M
98. Wrong Turn (I) (2003)
R | 84 min | Horror
Six people find themselves trapped in the woods of West Virginia, hunted down by "cannibalistic mountain men grossly disfigured through generations of in-breeding."
Votes: 95,199 | Gross: $15.42M
99. Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007 Video)
R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller
A group of reality show contestants find themselves fighting for their survival against a family of hideously deformed inbred cannibals who plan to ruthlessly butcher them all.
100. Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead (2009 Video)
Not Rated | 92 min | Horror
When their transfer bus crashes in a West Virginia forest, a group of convicts and a corrections officer meet a rafter who is on the run from cannibalistic hillbillies who have murdered her friends.