15. The Sixth Sense
Well, I hate the director as much as anyone else, but I have to admit that this is the one movie of his that I will watch. It was pretty good. A little creepy, and some good performances. It has one of the greatest twist endings of all time.
14. Eyes Without a Face
This one won’t make you afraid to go to sleep at night, but it’s pretty good. There are some moments that are chilling, but by today’s standards it’s pretty tame. It has a very nice ending though, but somehow the happy ending makes me like it even more. I’m tired…..
13. Hour of the Wolf
It’s Ingmar Bergman’s “only horror film”. It’s not one of his best, but it’s not bad at all. There are some frightening and bizarre images used in the movie that creates an eerie atmosphere, which got it a place on my list.
12. The Fly
The Fly was definitely one of my favorite movies when I was younger. I haven’t seen it in a while, but I definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested in watching any older Horror/Sci-fi movies.
11. Rosemary’s Baby
It’s a pretty wild movie. There is not anything really throughout the movie that might make you jump, and there are many very chilling or scary scenes. The reason I put it on the list is for the very last scene, the one scene that was indeed very chilling, at least just the look of terror on Mia Farrow’s face during the final scene.
This movie actually scares the hell out of me. Just look at that picture! That’s really all I have to say.
Scream is a hilarious movie. It makes fun of the horror genre the entire way. It’s not a very scary movie, but if you are a horror fan, you will appreciate a lot of the gags.
This movie is just disturbing in so many ways, and it is scary BECAUSE it is so disturbing. Cronenberg uses things from some nasty gory visuals to rape in order to make the viewer feel as uncomfortable as possible. It’s a great movie because it works so well as a horror movie.
I really hate it when people compare this to the AWFUL Friday the 13th series. Halloween had it all. It didn’t have many bloody images, it had a very creepy killer, decent performance from Jamie Lee Curtis, and a very well known score. One of the greatest horror scenes of all time is when Curtis’s character was out of breath and resting after she thought he was dead, but he rises up in the background. CHILLING! SCARY! WOW! YES! MORE! Why do I do these lists?!?! I want this to be over!!
The two greatest performances in the history of horror films in one movie. SIssy Spacek and Piper Laurie are absolutely astonishing. Laurie’s performance as the crazy, overly-religious mother really made the movie what it was. Oh, and of course the prom scene.
5. Night of the Living Dead
Well, it’s a classic, and it’s still as effective now as it was in the sixties… well, maybe not, but it is still pretty scary. Unfortunately, It spawned many awful sequels and remakes that ruined the NOTLD name. The original is still the best.
I really used to love this movie when I was younger. Again, this is another one that takes a while to really start, but the ending pretty bizarre. It’s one of the first great horror movies.
3. Salo: or 120 Days of Sodom
Thisone and Hour of the Wolf are the two movies I watch every Halloween, which is mainly because I want/need an excuse to watch them. This is easily one of the most disturbing movie of all time. I’d say it’s right behind Cannibal Holocaust (FUCK! THAT! MOVIE!).
It’s always shocking to find an older horror movie that can scare the fuck out of you, or make you jump. This one does both. Perhaps one of the most well known scores in movie history, and one of the most infamous movie killers of all time. It’s a great movie, and it’s Hitchcock’s best.
1. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
As a horror movie, this one is flawless. It succeeded in doing what it was meant to do: uhhh… scare you. It’s not incredibly gory, but it’s definitely violent. Some of the scenes get crazy, and there are some very intense chase scenes. However, despite how you can find all of that in any of your modern-day horror movies, this one doesn’t over-do it. It doesn’t have insane amounts of blood, and it didn’t have a ridiculously out-of-place score. The cinematography was done perfectly. The music wasn’t music, they were just sounds (like banging on metal) in order to create an uncomfortable atmosphere. Once it picks up, it doesn’t end. It goes on until the last frame. It’s a great horror movie.