10 Scariest Horror Movies Ever Made

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10 Scariest Horror Movies Ever Made, The Thing, The Exorcist, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Horror films are not everybody's cup of tea. While some people are obsessed about them other people are freaked out at the very thought of them. But the thing with horror movies is that they can get you hooked and continue to haunt you endlessly. Now, horror movies come in different flavors: supernatural, found footage, paranormal, psychological, slasher, zombie, etc. Most horror movies are spawned by novelists like Stephen King and Clive Barker or screenwriters like Sam Raimi and Wes Craven. But there are some horror movies which are inspired by real life events. Regardless of the origins, horror movies can really be fun if you have an appetite for them. So, without much ado, allow us to put spotlight on the 10 scariest horror movies ever made. 

#10 - Let the Right One In (2008)

This Tomas Alfredson-directed Swedish romantic horror film takes the idea of human-vampire romance to a whole new level and makes The Twilight film series look rather juvenile. Watch it only if you have a strong heart.

#9 - The Blair Witch Project (1999)

This American found footage psychological horror film made by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez is unique in every sense of the word. You better be prepared for some serious shocks if you do decide to watch this one.

#8 - Poltergeist (1982)

This American supernatural horror film written and produced by Steven Spielberg is about a family whose home gets invaded by evil ghosts. Poltergeist will give you endless nightmares and so you better stay away from it if you have a weak heart. 

#7 - Ring (1998)

This Hideo Nakata-directed Japanese supernatural psychological horror film revolves around a television reporter and single mother who gets caught up in a series of deaths involving a cursed video tape. With creepy scenes galore, the film would scare you shitless.

#6 - The Thing (1982)

This John Carpenter-directed American sci-fi horror film is certainly one of a kind. An undisputed masterpiece of horror, The Thing is a movie you simply cannot ignore if you like horror.

#5 - The Evil Dead (1981)

Made for a meager budget of 350,000 dollars, this Sam Raimi-directed American supernatural film today features amongst the greatest horror films ever made. The Evil Dead is about five college students who come in contact with demons and spirits while vacationing in an isolated cabin in the woods. The Evil Dead is classic horror at its very best.

#4 - Rosemary's Baby (1968)

This Roman Polanski-directed American psychological horror film is about a young couple who move into a building with unsavory history. The wife's mysterious pregnancy makes as more and more paranoid about the safety of the unborn. Here is a rare horror film which succeeds in delivering endless chills while trying to focus more on the inner demons than the outer ones. 

#3 - The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

This American horror film produced and directed by Tobe Hooper is often described as a pioneer of the slasher genre. The presents the story of a group of friends who get victimized by a family of cannibals. This endlessly disturbing movie is not meant for the faint-hearted.

#2 - The Shining (1980)

This Stanley Kubrick-directed British-American psychological horror film is based on a Stephen King novel of the same name. The film has had a tremendous influence on the popular culture and regularly features on the lists of greatest horror films of all time. Try not to watch this film alone on a chilly winter night.

#1 - The Exorcist (1973)

It wouldn't be a hyperbole to call The Exorcist the "Godfather" of horror films. Directed by William Friedkin, this horror masterpiece, an adaptation of William Peter Blatty's 1971 novel of the same name, revolves around the exorcism of a pre-teen girl possessed by a paranormal force. The Exorcist is inspired by real events. If you think you can handle it, you better think again!

Readers, please feel free to share your thoughts whether you agree with our list or not. As always your views are highly appreciated!  

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  1. Thanks for the List!!! I have seen Ring, Shining and Exorcist and they were shit scary !!! I also feel the Conjuring 1 and Omen should be on this list!!



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