” I have never met a vampire .
But i don’t know what might happen tomorrow ” BELA LUGOSI
Do you love to be creeped out by a horror movie that can send shivers down your spine ? After you work your way through this list of terrifying horror flicks, you might regret answering yes to the question.
1. The Exorcist
This story of an innocent little girl possessed by an evil demon has been captivating audiences since the movie’s release in 1973. You won’t forget the image of the child’s possessed face, or her unnatural body positions, including the famous revolving head scene.The film has had a significant influence on popular culture. It was named the scariest film of all time by Entertainment Weekly, This movie was No. 3 on Bravo’s The 100 Scariest Movie Moments.
Another classic creepy horror movie the shouldn’t be watched alone is Poltergeist, which was released in 1982. Popular by its shock value and gives jump scares. If you have not already seen this movie, then you need to add it to your watch list.
3. The Blair Witch Project
When it was released in 1999, The Blair Witch Project had audiences flocking to the movie theaters to see what all the fuss was about.
As with so many of the creepiest films, the director has realized that showing the fear of the main characters can pull on the audience’s scare strings more than putting any amount of vampires, ghouls, serial killers or werewolves on screen.It is difficult to describe exactly why this film is scary, but you will almost certainly get caught up in the fear that is playing out in the eyes and voices of the characters on screen.
4. A Nightmare on Elm Street
Serial killer Freddy Krueger stalks this Midwestern neighborhood, bringing terror and even death to teenagers while they thought they were safe in their beds.
Featuring a young Johnny Depp, this movie spread fear across America when it was released in 1984.
5. The Sixth Sense
Cole sees dead people, and this unusual ability is tormenting the poor child to breaking point.Can Dr. Crowe help this scared little boy to control the spirits that are using him as a connection point to the world of the living? Can Cole ever be normal again? Like the exorcist, the use of a small child as a channel for great evil massively increases the creep factor of this movie.
The Sixth Sense was released in 1999 and enjoyed great success with fear-seeking audiences worldwide.
Hell-raiser is a weird movie. The main character is a skinless man who is accidentally returned from the dead by his brother.He convinces the beautiful young woman to bring him the blood he needs to restore himself fully to life.
She obliges by luring men to the house and then murdering them. Once her creepy alive boyfriend is restored to life, that’s when the movie gets really strange.
You will need to watch it to find out exactly what that means. Give yourself a stack of cushions to hide behind during the scariest bits.
7. The Shining
This creepy movie, released in 1980, is based on a Stephen King novel.
Some of the images from this classic horror movie have become infamous throughout society, such as the image of Nicholson’s deranged face poking through a hole that he’s hacked in the door using an axe.
You won’t get these images out of your mind in a hurry, so don’t expect to sleep well after watching this movie. Jack Nicholson gave a career defining performance in this classic horror that is one of the main reasons for the movie’s success.
8. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre could be described as a gore-fest rather than a creepy movie, but that wouldn’t do it justice.In fact, there’s a strong psychological component to the horror, which starts well before the blood starts flying.
Released in 1974, this movie actually got banned in several countries because it was deemed so disgusting. Now, however, it is available to view for anyone who can stand it.
Stephen King novels often make great horror movies, and It is no exception.
Based on the idea of a creepy clown who lures children away from safety, after which they are never seen again, this movie might explain why so many people suffer from a fear of clowns.
The sewer-swelling monster plays on the fears of its victims to incite an extreme level of terror.“It” was originally aired as a horror miniseries which is the reason for its almost three hour-long running time.
10. The Ring
Based on a Japanese movie released just four years earlier, The Ring captivated audiences upon its release in 2002.
Taking the often laughable threats of viral emails and memes to a truly terrifying conclusion, this movie involves a haunted video tape which threatens to kill anyone who does not show the tape to someone else within seven days of watching it. Unsurprisingly, fear soon spreads, and the terror only increases as the movie goes on. The film is also responsible for one of the most terrifying scenes ever captured on film when the figure of a young girl who was imprisoned in a well climbs out of the television screen.
11. The Grudge
American horror movie makers love to take Japanese films and remake them with American actors and actresses starring in the leading roles.
Following on from the success of The Ring, the 2004 movie The Grudge is one more creepy example of this trend.
It features a nurse, played by Buffy star Sarah Michelle Gellar, who witnesses a terrifying ghostly attack while caring for a patient with dementia.
As the movie unfolds, we learn that these ghosts have good reason for holding a grudge against the living, and that they are determined to continue to carry out their reign of terror.
Reaching back into the classic horror archives once more brings out “Phantasm”, a 1979 horror movie featuring a mysterious figure known intriguingly as the Tall Man.
This sinister figure steals bodies from funeral homes for his own creepy purposes which are slowly revealed as the movie unfolds. Nobody seems to know who the Tall Man is, where he comes from or how to defeat him as he appears to be impossible to kill. This mysterious movie will suck you in and keep you hooked right until the very end.