Horror movies have always been the interest of movie lovers because these are full with suspense and sometimes action and love as well. Mostly the stories circle around some suspicious elements but sometimes also around aliens. People watch horror movies with great interest and this huge response make them super hit movies of the time. We compiled a list below to give you a ranking of top horror movies of all times. The list is long and could not be sum up in top 10 but we have to conclude it in top 10. Below list contains information about top horror movies of all times:
1-The Exorcist Horror Movies of All Time
The Exorcist can be described as the No. 1 movie in top horror movies of all times’ list. It’s also said that a list of top horror movies can be completed if The Exorcist is not in top 10. The main character has been superbly performed by Linda Blair whose imaginary friend in this film turns into a Devil. The movie is full of scenes that can make your screams and produce shivers even in this CGI technology’s age.
Rosemary’s Baby was a super hit horror movie of 1968. This second top-rated movie in this category was directed by Roman Polanski who also wrote the screenplay. The story was the inspiration of a novel written by Ira Levin with the same name “Rosemary’s Baby” in 1967. Charles Grodin, Sidney Blackmer, Maurice Evans, Ruth Gordon, John Cassavetes and Mia Farrow are the leading characters. Mia Farrow played the character of Rosemary.
The list of top-rated thrillers or horror movies of all times could not be completed unless we include the movie “Psycho”. Though the professional resume of Alfred Hitchcock has number of greatest hit movies but Psycho is probably on top. The film depicts tension and suspension in extremely remarkable style. This could be described as a memorable horror movie crafted by Hitchcock with a limited budget and cast.
The Omen is also regarded as a blood-chilling thriller of this category. The film is the result of a stellar cast while the main characters were Lee Remick and Gregory Peck. The story of The Omen circles around a son of the Devil. This kid was inducted into a prominent, politically influential family of the city. The child was sent with a single of destroying the world. He kills everyone that comes in his way. This must watch movie is on 4th in top horror movies of all times’ list.
“Alien” is among top thrillers and horror movies ever released in United States. This blockbuster was an awesome science fiction as well as a horror story that was a huge hit. The film story circles around an alone terrifying creature who hunted humans throughout the film. Ridley Scott was the director of this greatest combination of horror and science fiction themed movie. Alien touched theaters in 1979 with main characters portrayed by YaphetKotto, Ian Holm, John Hurt, Harry Dean Stanton, Veronica Cartwright, Sigourney Weaver and Tom Skerritt.
“Poltergeist” will definitely make you scream most of the times while watching this movie because it is full with terrifying scenes. This super hit American horror movie of 1982 was co-written by Steven Spielberg and Tobe Hooper. The film has three versions but the first was most successful. A house located in the California suburb was invaded by ghosts. They abduct the youngest daughter of this family and thrill starts.
7-The Silence of the Lambs
“The Silence of the Lambs” has been described as the best film produced, directed and released in 1991 which is an awesome mixture of horror and thrills. Jonathan Demme directed this super hit crime and horror-themed movie, while leading stars were Scott Glenn, Ted Levine, Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster. The plot circles around a young FBI trainee named as Clarice Starling who wants to capture another serial killer working on the advices received from an imprisoned Dr. Lecter. Our top horror movies of all times’ list put this movie on No. 7.
A novel written by Stephen King became an inspiration for Stanley Kubrick to create a super hit psychological horror movie “The Shining”. Shelley Duvall and Jack Nicholson performed beyond perfection to make it even more memorable. The Shining touched theaters in 1980 with the story of a Jack Torrance. This writer gets a job in an isolated hotel to become an off-season caretaker. The hotel was the residence of ghosts.
9-Bride of Frankenstein
Bride of Frankenstein is at No. 9 in our compiled list for the top horror movies of all times. This awesomely directed American horror film was released in 1935. It was actually a sequel to Frankenstein (the original version of this movie released in 1931). James Whale directed this super hit thriller while Ernest Thesiger, Colin Clive and Mary Shelley were leading stars. Though it is nearly a seventy seven year old movie but still alive and among most discussed movies of this category.
10-The Amityville Horror
“The Amityville Horror”, as cleared from its name, is an awesome horror movie which reflects the story published in a novel with same name in 1977. The film got released in 1979 under the direction of Stuart Rosenberg. The movie got huge reception that eventually resulted in a sequel which was released in 2005. But original version of 1979 was matchless. This is based on a true story of Lutz family who faced frightening paranormal activities in their newly purchased home. The home had faced a mass murder just a year ago. The Amityville Horror completes our top horror movies of all time’s list.