Every one of us has a special weakness for horror movies even though the plot is predictable. In fact, top horror movies are something that will never go flop at the box office if the horror element is at the perfect proportion. The following is the list of the top horror movies of all time that will scare you to your core.
Top 10 horror movies
Psycho, directed and produced by none other than the great Alfred Hitchcock, is about an encounter between a secretary who is in the run after stealing money from her employer, and a motel proprietor. The movie is one of Alfred Hitchcock’s classics. It was nominated in four categories in the Academy Awards, including the Best Director for Hitchcock.
The Exorcist (1973)
When we speak of Top horror movies, the Exorcist tops the list. It is based on a novel of the same name. It’s about a mother who tries to rescue her 12-year-old daughter from demonic possession. The film was highly praised by many film critics. It is one of the highest-grossing films of all time.
The black-and-white film, Kuroneko, is one of the scariest movies Japan has ever produced. The English translation of Kuroneko is “The Black Cat”. The film is about a lady and her daughter-in-law, who are assaulted and killed by a bunch of soldiers. They then return as ghosts to seek revenge from samurai by seducing them and then killing them like cats.
Near Dark (1987)
Near Dark is a contemporary western top horror movies, directed by the Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow. The film is about a young man’s venture as a vampire. Although the movie tanked down at the box office, it was highly appreciated by the critics.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a violent top horror movies, directed by Tobe Hooper. The film is about a group of friends who come across a family of cannibals, while on their way to visit an old ancestral home. While the film received mixed reviews from critics, it was a big hit at the domestic box office.
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
One of George A. Romero’s masterpieces, Night of the Living Dead, is all about ghouls. The movie is regarded as a cult classic by many film critics. However, the movie aroused controversy because of the heavy bloodshed scenes.
The Shining (1980)
The Shinning is one of the greatest top horror movies of all time. The three-time Academy Award winner, Jack Nicholson did complete justice to this movie. He plays the role of a Jack Torrance who possesses psychic abilities that allows him to see a hotel’s horrific hidden past. These visions eventually turn him into a psychopath who then becomes a threat to his own family.