My Top 10 Favorite Horror Moviesby CameronCashman | created - 24 Sep 2011 | updated - 03 Nov 2012 | Public
My Favorite horror movies of all time.
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1. Insidious (I) (2010)
PG-13 | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.
Votes: 263,521 | Gross: $54.01M
Sure, it's not perfect, but its extremely scary and very well executed.
2. 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, Illinois to kill again.
Votes: 215,693 | Gross: $47.00M
A classic. Need I say more?
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: 270,777 | Gross: $103.05M
Clever plot, creative kills and a mystery unsolvable until the very end. I love how all other horror movies exist in the movie, and they are using the horror movie "rules" (ie Never say "I'll be right back") to survive.
5. Psycho (1960)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A Phoenix secretary embezzles forty thousand dollars 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: 561,889 | Gross: $32.00M
Any horror movie fan without this on his top ten list isn't a true horror movie fan.
6. 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: 190,509 | Gross: $26.02M
The tiny tunnels were actually a lot scarier than the monsters that inhabited them. Keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very end.
7. Poltergeist (1982)
PG | 114 min | Horror, Thriller
A family's home is haunted by a host of demonic ghosts.
Votes: 134,105 | Gross: $76.61M
The first horror movie I ever saw. It's scary, creative, and it was written by Steven Spielberg.!
8. Grave Encounters (2011)
Not Rated | 92 min | Horror
For their ghost hunting reality show, a production crew locks themselves inside an abandoned mental hospital that's supposedly haunted - and it might prove to be all too true.
The scariest movie I have ever seen. I was shaking.
9. The Ring (2002)
PG-13 | 115 min | Horror, Mystery
A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone one week to the day after they view it.
Votes: 306,878 | Gross: $129.13M
I love the mystery and the creepiness, and the twist ending is great.
10. 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: 362,073 | Gross: $56.00M
This movie gets such a bad wrap. It isn't just mindless torture-porn like the other 40 Saw movies, or Hostel. It has a descent story, much of the gore is shown off-screen, and the twist ending just blows your mind. Let me get this straight: JUST THE FIRST ONE. I refuse to see the other movies in the series just because I don't want it to change my view of this one.