Dispite an ever green critical backlash from crtitics towards most of the horror films these days, horror cinema like always keeps on thriving with classic titles hitting the theaters every once in a while. Focused totally on enticing reactions and riding on a roller coaster of terror, shock, gore and disgust, to some horror cinema is better than any other form of cinema. We today have compiled a list of 15 best horror movies of all time to relinquish the thurst of horror fans once and for all:
15. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Night of the Living Dead is a black and white classic horror film about Barbara and her brother, Johnny. Both of them travel to countryside from Pittsburg to visit their dad’s grave. Out of nowhere, they are attacked by a weird man and Johnny gets killed.
Barbara manages to run to a deserted farm house and locks herself in. Soon she finds out that she has company, thankfully, of human beings. There she finds out that the radiations of a satellite returning from the Venus has awoken the dead and now they must fight for their survival, together.
14. The Birds (1963)
Another Hitchcock film, The Bird is a suspense horror film about a girl named Melanie who, in order to take revenge of a practical joke played on her by Mitch Banner, goes to the place where Banner is on vacations with his mom. As she reaches there, a bird attacks her.
After that, Banner’s mom finds her neighbor dead, obviously killed by a bird attack. Soon after that, all the birds in the city start attacking anyone outdoor without a warning or an explanation and everyone remains undercover to survive the ferocious attack of birds.
13. The Omen (1976)
The Omen is an American/British horror film about a happily married couple, Robert and Katherine Thorn. The wife gets pregnant but gives birth to a baby that dies shortly afterwards. Robert gets worried about how his wife would take the news.
Meanwhile, a priest tells Robert to adopt a new born baby whose mother has just died in the childbirth. Robert agrees and without telling his wife, goes and adopts the baby. After several warnings from a priest and strange turn of events, Robert begins to suspect that their child is not a human, but some evil force in the form of an innocent child.
12. The Evil Dead (1981)
The Evil Dead is an American horror film that features the life of five friends who go for a vacation in a cabin in the woods. There they discover the book of the dead called, “Necronomicon”. Besides the book, there’s a tape that has recorded verses from the professor who owns the cabin. One of friends plays the tape and a great evil gets unleashed in the woods. The evil takes over all of the friends, except for one, who must find a way out of this nightmare for his life.
The film gave birth to two successful sequels, various video games and a recent super successful reboot. Evil dead is now an entire franchise and enjoys strong cult following.
11. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Rosemary’s Baby is an American psychological horror film based on a bestselling novel of the same by the writer Ira Levin. The story is about a couple, Rosemary and Guy Whoodhouse, who move into a new apartment. The building they move in has a bad reputation. Guy starts spending a lot of time with neighbors, the Castevets, who seem quite friendly.
After that, peculiar and mysterious things start to happen around them. Their neighbour’s ward commits suicide and Rosemary sees a horrible and sinister creature rape her after which she gets pregnant. Rosemary suspects that all of these things are linked somehow and due to a number of other incidents, she begins to fear for her to-be-born child to be the child of the demon.
10. The Sixth Sense (1999)
The Sixth Sense is a supernatural thriller about Malcom Crowe, an award winning child psychologist, who is set to cure a boy who is ill with a hideous disease. He sees dead people. With such a heavy burden on such a small child, Crowe considers himself to be his only hope now.
9. Hellraiser (1987)
Also known as Clive Barker’s Hellraiser, Hellraiser is a British horror film directed by Clive Barker. The film is based on the novella, “The Hellbound’s Heart” written by Clive himself. The film is about a man and his wife, Larry and Julia, who move into their old house without being aware of the fact that Larry’s half brother, Frank got annihalted by Cenobites after solving the puzzle box in the same house.
Frank happens to be Julia’s ex-lover and somehow comes back to life after Larry’s daughter Kristy’s blood drop gets to his body. Despite being a hideous creature now, Julia agrees to find the blood sacrifice required to bring him back to normal state. But things aren’t always simple as they look and get a drastic turn when Kristy informs Cenobites about Frank’s escape!
8. The Thing (1982)
The Thing is a scary science fiction movie about a parasitic extraterrestrial life form who consumes their victim and starts emulating them. A team of Americans come to investigate the situation. They soon discover that the extraterrestrial ‘thing’ is among them and has emulated someone.
Anyone of them could be the alien and they could be attacked anytime. The situation demands only one thing from them: Trust no one!