A good horror flick can creep you out and give you terrifying nightmares. These movies are not for those who are weak hearted. We give you the 6 best scary movies of all time, you have been warned!
Best Scary Movies Of All Time
1. The Exorcist
We start with the best one of all time, “The Exorcist,” a true classic in every sense of the word and one which defined the horror genre. The timeless story of a little innocent girl being possessed by a horrible demon has been terrifying audiences the world over since its release. No one can forget the evil incarnate possessed child’s face and the contorted body postures including the notorious rotating head and the upside down spider walk scene.
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The claustrophobia surrounding the setting, a typical family home adds to the creepiness quotient of the movie. The acting is superb by the entire cast. You will be scared out of your wits by this horror movie which has terrified viewers for over 40 years.
The movie is based on William Peter Blatty’s novel and is totally terrifying with some truly heart-stopping moments that scare the hell out of even hardcore horror fans.
The Poltergeist is another well-known creepy horror movie released in 1982. Those who have not watched this movie yet should add it to their must-see list. Can you imagine a movie where evil is completely faceless and yet so terrifying, the clever direction only adds to the scare factor of the movie.
The viewer is sure to share the family’s fear as ordinary objects start to turn against them. Just ensure you have someone with you when you see this movie. Dare to watch it alone and even the normal environment of your home will start to give you the creeps.
The movie revolves around the Freeling family living in a peaceful community in California. Their once calm life is totally disturbed when strange happenings occur in their home. In fact the Poltergeist franchise is said to be jinxed on account of the many real life deaths which occurred when the film was shot.
3. The Blair Witch Project
Released in 1999, The Blair Witch Project had viewers flocking to theaters to see what all the hype was about.
It is quite difficult to explain exactly why the film is frightening, but the viewer will certainly get caught up in the fear that is played out by the characters on-screen.
The hype surrounding the movie reached its pinnacle after the claim that the events on camera actually did happen. At the beginning of the movie, the audience is told that they are viewing actual footage that was discovered in a forest. Many viewers got caught up in the excitement and fell for the smart marketing strategy. No matter real or fiction, the movie is one nightmarish experience that puts the audience right in the middle of the action.
4. A Nightmare on Elm Street
Freddy Krueger, a notorious serial killer stalks a midwestern neighborhood, bringing terror and death to people while they thought that they are safe in their bedrooms.
The movie was remade in 2010, but the original was better in terms of the fear factor. Krueger’s deformed face will have you shocked beyond belief that such horror could be created using just makeup.
No matter how tired the viewer is after watching this movie, they will not feel like going to bed. How can one sleep when Krueger’s deformed face keeps flashing in front of their eyes.
5. The Sixth Sense
This film is about a boy who sees dead people and this strange ability is tormenting the poor child. Can one Dr. Crowe help the boy to control spirits which are using him as the contact point to the world of the living?
The Sixth Sense released in 1999 enjoyed great success among horror fans and audiences world-wide. Bruce Willis plays the role of Dr. Crowe, a child psychologist going through marital difficulties. Get a companion to see this film with you as it will almost certainly scare the living daylights out of you.
6. The Shining
In this terrifying horror film, Jack Nicholson’s character goes mad and on the rampage chasing his family through a haunted hotel to kill them. This creepy film released in 1980 is based on one of Stephen King’s bestselling novel.
Jack Nicholson gave a sterling performance in this movie which is one of the primary reasons the movie did well at the box office.
We believe just going through this list of best scary movies of all time would have freaked you out. Do let us know of other scary movies you consider as a classic in the comment section below.