8 Top Horror Movies (in my opinion)by | created - 26 Apr 2011 | updated - 26 Apr 2011 | Public
I'm a horror movie fanatic, and of all the horror movies I've seen, these are the ones that have either the best plots or are actually quite scary (and it isn't easy to scare me).
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1. [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.
Not for the faint of heart! Definitely a great plot and EXTREMELY scary.
2. 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: 246,854 | Gross: $103.05M
Not as scary, but a classic. If you've ever seen scary movie then this won't be as much of a horror movie as a comedy. Surprising ending though!
3. Pandorum (2009)
R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Mystery
A pair of crew members aboard a spaceship wake up with no knowledge of their mission or their identities.
Votes: 132,211 | Gross: $10.33M
AMAZING plot. Very interesting movie, and scary at times, definitely enjoyable.
4. 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: 720,335 | Gross: $44.02M
A classic, extremely creepy. Book is always better though.
5. Orphan (2009)
R | 123 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9 year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.
Votes: 165,022 | Gross: $41.60M
Very creepy, and pretty bloody - great plot and not too scary.
6. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
R | 102 min | Drama
The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep.
Votes: 661,079 | Gross: $3.64M
Not quite a horror movie but it has an AMAZING plot, and it is quite scary when you realize that this could very much so happen in real life.
7. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror
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.
Votes: 443,933 | Gross: $13.54M
Very funny while still maintaining creepiness.
8. Sleepy Hollow (1999)
R | 105 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman.
Votes: 293,128 | Gross: $101.07M
Not very scary but creepy at times and well worth the watch.