TOP 10 Best Horror Movies

On 19 March 2013

TOP 10 Best Horror Movies

Everybody wants to know which are the best horror movies and there are many lists on the internet. If people make those list by their preferences, this list is made after the reviews, notes on Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB, box office reports and any other credible sources gathered in one Metacritic page. Enjoy the list, the movies and if you have other opinions, you're welcome to share them with us.

10. SAW (James Wan) – this is one scary movie. It has everything in it to make you think twice about your life and your actions. The horror genre takes a new direction using extreme violence, torture, terror and rage all based on psychological reasons. It gathers all kind of phobias, from needles (that was one sick plot) to chainsaws. 

Two men wake up at opposite sides of a dirty, disused bathroom, chained by their ankles to pipes. Between them lies a dead man loosely clutching a hand-held tape player and a handgun. Each finds a tape the perfect fit for the player in their back pocket. They play the tapes. One is threatened, the other isn't. But they have a task: One must kill the other by 6:00, or his wife and daughter will die. They find hacksaws in a toilet, and try to cut the chains, but it doesn't work. They are the two newest victims of the Jigsaw Killer. 

 9. The Grudge (Takashi Shimizu) – it has a lot of Boo moments in it and even if we know what will happen it’s impossible to stay indifferent. The good old-fashioned spookiness works and it will work every time. It has scenes of long silence and that’s when you know that something is going to freak the hell out of you. You won’t forget the doors sound, the scream and even the cat’s meow. It will play in your mind for weeks. 

Karen Davis is an American Nurse who moves to Tokyo and encounters a supernatural spirit, who is vengeful and often possesses its victims. A series of horrifying and mysterious deaths start to occur, with the spirit passing its curse onto each victim. Karen must now find a way to break this spell, before she becomes its next victim.

 

 8. Insidious (James Wan) - yes, this is better than SAW because it’s very close to reality and in the same time it happens on a dream land. The atmosphere is all shock-minute fright fest and then back to reality. That’s when you thought that everything is ok and it is over but wait: more scary moments for you will come. 

A gripping story of a family in search of help for their son, Dalton, who fell into a coma after a mysterious incident in the attic. Little do they know that there is much more to this endless sleep than meets the eye as they explore the paranormal, and rediscover the past; the key to getting their son back once and for all. 

 

 7. The Ring (Gore Verbinski) - the creepy exploration of the unknown and unexplained is far more frightening than the violent killings that typify most horror films. The plot is sick and the song is Satan itself. The only weird thing is when you do the math. If you watch the tape twice, do you get three and a half days? Or if you fast forward it do you get fourteen? What about if you close it or pause it and go to the bathroom? It doesn't make sense and, honestly, it doesn't have to – it’s a horror movie. 

A young journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it.

 

 

 6. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick) – Jack Nicholson can be one bastard creepy guy. The movie magnifies the madness and deep-rooted evil runs. It is one of the most viscerally disturbing films ever made. It is a 1980 movie so don’t expect some awesome effects or Gothic trappings.

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

 

 

5. Woman in Black (James Watkins) – Daniel Radcliffe is at his best in this movie. It’s like “The Haunting” only that this time, all the bad stuff happen to little kids and that’s messed up. It comes with goose bumps, screams, crying, nail biting and all that stuff.  Old-fashioned and old school, it makes a convincing case for life after death and, for Radcliffe, life after Harry Potter. The end is unimaginable and traumatizing. 

The vengeful spirit of the Woman in black inflicts her influence on the townsfolk resulting in the suicides of several of their children. This, of course, becomes an immediate conflict resulting in tragic consequences. 

 

 

 4. Paranormal Activity (Oren Peli) – we all thought that the movie was a true story caught on tape, but just like the other three movies proved, it wasn't. The only one good enough to keep you awake all night is the first one. After that it’s just too messy and twisted. At first it might seem a bit boring because in the first half hour nothing really happens. Until you just pray for everything to stop. 

After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.

 

 

3. Cabin in the Woods (Drew Goddard) – oh hell no! This is one bastard story underneath the story and twist, chaos, blood, monsters, weird creatures, cannibals etc. Basically, it throws all horror movies into one creepy blender and you will see the result.

Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods. Bad things will happen but, if you think you know the clichés, you couldn't be more wrong. 

 

 

2. Let Me In (Matt Reeves) – we have great effects, deep seated fear, subtitle phobia, puppy love and cruel murder.

A twelve year-old boy, Owen is a lonely and outcast boy bullied in school by Kenny and two other classmates. At home, Owen dreams of avenging himself against the trio of bullies. He befriends his twelve-year-old next door neighbor, Abby, who only appears during the night in the playground of their building. Meanwhile, Abby's father is a wanted serial-killer who drains the blood of his victims to supply Abby, who is actually an ancient vampire. Do you need more?

 

1. The Exorcist (William Friedkin) – (Hallelujah playing in the background). This notorious battle between good and evil takes a new form in a classic way. It’s clean, it’s simple and that scares you the most. Today it is as disturbing as it was more than two decades ago.

When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. – simple, clever and ready to make you wear a diaper. 

 

 

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