The primary aim of any horror movie is to frighten or leave one in shock. This is all possible by the use of different visual styles or auditory that brings about death, blood, mutation, gore, etc.
But the attraction on the dark side is far more than anyone can comprehend.
If you love the fun and entertainment offered by horror movies, here is a list of the most thrilling scary films you need to watch.
1. The Shining (1980)
The Shining terror moments are good enough to scare you out of your bones.
Jack has been hired as a seasonal caretaker of Overlook Hotel. He is with his wife and son Danny. His son gets some psychic abilities that allow him to see the hotel’s horrifying past.
Later, we see how Jack’s sane self wanes when haunted by the supernatural forces that inhabit the hotel. He starts being prone to violence and even dreams of killing his family. Jack is later enticed back to drinking by one demon ghost.
The Shining is one of the scariest Halloween movies. If you want to get into details of the Halloween franchise, you can watch Halloween movies in order.
2. The Conjuring (2013)
The Conjuring is one scary movie based on a true story. It’s all about demons in a haunted house. Investigators Lorrain and ED do their best to help the haunted family from being terrorized by demons in their farmhouse in Rhode Island.
3. Get Out (2017)
A young black man (Chris) discovers weird things when he meets his white girlfriend’s family. They have only dated for five months, and they must visit Rose’s parents. Chris cannot sleep during the first night, and things start becoming weird. The story about scary racism is one of the best spine-chilling stories you can watch.
4. A Quiet Place (2018)
A family is forced to live in silence to avoid attracting monsters with some ultra-sensitive hearing. They can only communicate in sign language not to make any sound. Unfortunately, the youngest boy finds a toy that is making noise.
What do you think will follow after?
5. Us (2019)
Adelaide (Madison Curry) is haunted by some traumatic experience and is full of worry that something bad might happen to her. This thought unfolds itself when four masked strangers drop down from the house, and it turns into a fight for survival scene.
6. It Follows (2015)
Jay sleeps with her new boyfriend Hugh but later finds that she has inherited some fatal curse passed on when one has sexual intercourse with a victim.
7. The Invisible Man (2020)
Cecelia believes that she is being tracked by her abusive boyfriend, who committed suicide. She thinks that she has acquired some ability to become undetectable. Her husband’s brother tells her she is only traumatized by the death of her boyfriend, but things turn out to be different later.
8. The Babadook (2014)
Amelia (Essie Davis) seems to be paranoid. She seems drained as her only son Samuel seems to have some erratic behavior. Samuel’s mind is occupied with imaginary monsters, which makes him prepare for some weapons to fight back.
9. Annihilation (2018)
Lena is searching to uncover what may have happened to Kane, her husband, who disappeared during the Green Beret mission after entering Shimmer.
Kane later appears at their home, and his condition seems to deteriorate. Finally, Kane is taken to an intensive care unit to discover what he may have learned from Shimmer.
10. Eyes Without a Face (1962)
Dr. Genessier caused an accident that disfigured his daughter’s face. Everyone believes she is dead. But Genessier is determined to prove them wrong. He and his assistant capture some women to remove their faces and graft them on his daughter’s face.
11. The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
Five college students go for a break in the remote areas of cabin woods. Unfortunately, they become backwood victims’ zombies who manipulate them with drugs to increase their libido and hinder their rational thinking.
12. Halloween (1978)
Michaels snatched and escaped with a car when being transferred from prison to court date after murdering his sister. But he returns to Illinois and continues his game of murdering others.
13. Host (2020)
Some friends stay in touch using zoom during the pandemic. Two people drop out of the chat, and the remaining one claims to start experiencing stranger things. One named Haley says that his hair is being pulled off by unseen forces, while Caroline claims to see her corpse.
14. Don’t Look Now (1973)
John and his wife Laura are stricken with grief after their daughter drowns. When they travel to Venice, Laura meets two elderly sisters, one who tells her she can see her deceased daughter. Could this be a warning from beyond?
15. Repulsion (1965)
Carole suffers from pathological fear when she intermingles with men. Things seem tough when her sister Helen and her married boyfriend travel to Italy for a holiday. Carole begins to have some funny hallucinations that later lead to madness. The view gives a physiologically disturbing experience that would scare even the top horror movie lovers.
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