What Kind of Fear Is Your Favorite Horror?by Breumaster | created - 12 Jan 2018 | updated - 12 Mar 2018 | Public
There are many kinds of horrors to fear at the movies.
Unholy, kinky, gory - What's your sweetest horror-obsession?
What kind of fear at the movies is your favourite?
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1. 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: 208,757 | Gross: $107.92M
The fear of unknown powers
2. The Rite (2011)
PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
American seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donaghue) travels to Italy to take an exorcism course.
Votes: 85,942 | Gross: $33.05M
The fear of demons or hellish creatures
3. 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: 256,177 | Gross: $54.01M
The fear of a hidden sinister realm
4. Annabelle (I) (2014)
R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A couple begins to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists.
Votes: 124,722 | Gross: $84.27M
The fear of creepy dolls/puppets
5. Falling Down (1993)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An unemployed defense worker frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them.
Votes: 156,436 | Gross: $40.90M
The fear of getting killed by a hobo with a shotgun / nazi / robber / streetpunk /etc.
6. 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: 262,211 | Gross: $103.05M
The fear to be randomly chosen by an evil psychopath, not knowing how his evil game turns out.
7. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Unrated | 127 min | Horror, Thriller
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.
Votes: 103,907 | Gross: $5.10M
The fear of a Zombie-Apocalypse.
8. Buried (2010)
R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.
Votes: 140,101 | Gross: $1.03M
The fear of being buried / trapped
9. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
R | 83 min | Horror
Two siblings and three of their friends en route to visit their grandfather's grave in Texas end up falling victim to a family of cannibalistic psychopaths And must survive the terrors of leatherface and his family.
Votes: 121,542 | Gross: $30.86M
The fear of cannibals.
10. The Hitcher (2007)
R | 84 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller
A serial killer pins his crimes on two college students who gave him a ride.
Votes: 38,682 | Gross: $16.47M
The fear of the stranger, who seems to be nice at the beginning, but later reveals to be a real hateable sc**bag. (Stranger or strangers)
11. The Witch (2015)
R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery
A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession.
Votes: 156,626 | Gross: $25.14M
The fear of spending time in nature near to a wicked witch / being endangered by a wicked witch.
12. Outbreak (1995)
R | 127 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Army doctors struggle to find a cure for a deadly virus spreading throughout a California town that was brought to America by an African monkey.
Votes: 101,386 | Gross: $67.82M
The fear of diseases and/or being erased by dumb and/or unlawful decisions.
13. Cube (1997)
R | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
6 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.
Votes: 193,438 | Gross: $0.50M
The fear to make a wrong decision.
14. Apocalypse Now (1979)
R | 147 min | Drama, War
A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.
Votes: 552,822 | Gross: $83.47M
The fears of war.
15. Alien (1979)
R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
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 lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Votes: 719,533 | Gross: $78.90M
The fear of extinction by some interstellar predators / xenomorphs.
16. The Terminator (1984)
R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A seemingly indestructible robot is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a young waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against sentient machines, while a human soldier from the same war is sent to protect her at all costs.
Votes: 734,414 | Gross: $38.40M
The fear of extinction by artificial intelligence.
17. The Shining (1980)
R | 146 min | Drama, Horror
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.
Votes: 788,568 | Gross: $44.02M
The fear of telepathic occurrences.
18. It (I) (2017)
R | 135 min | Horror, Thriller
In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shape-shifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town.
Votes: 366,337 | Gross: $327.48M
The fear of clowns or mimes.
19. Piranha 3D (2010)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror
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: 81,720 | Gross: $25.00M
The fear of animals
20. 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: 212,401 | Gross: $53.33M
The fear of your death coming soon.
21. The Visit (I) (2015)
PG-13 | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Two siblings become increasingly frightened by their grandparents' disturbing behavior while visiting them on vacation.
Votes: 103,129 | Gross: $65.21M
The fear of old or deranged people.
22. Dead Alive (1992)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Horror
A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.
Votes: 86,859 | Gross: $0.24M
The fear of getting into irritating troubles no one would know about. ... and the consequences! ;)))
23. The Purge (I) (2013)
R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller
A wealthy family are held hostage for harboring the target of a murderous syndicate during the Purge, a 12-hour period in which any and all crime is legal.
Votes: 184,968 | Gross: $64.47M
The fear of being hunted.
24. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
Not Rated | 98 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Dr. Jekyll faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run wild with a potion that transforms him into the animalistic Mr. Hyde.
fear of monsters created by atomic radiation or a mad scientist's experiments.
25. Open Water 2: Adrift (2006)
R | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
When a group of friends fail to lower the ladder of their boat, they find themselves stranded in the surrounding waters and struggle to survive.
The fear of open water or wide areas.