Horror movies are a great way to get your blood pumping and your heart racing. They can make you jump out of your seat, cover your eyes, and leave you feeling scared senseless. If you’re a horror movie fan, you know the feeling of being completely engrossed in a film, unable to look away even when things get really intense. So, without further ado, here are the 20 best horror movies that will scare you senseless!
20 of the scariest movies ever!
1. The Exorcist (1973)
A classic horror movie that is still terrifying to this day, The Exorcist tells the story of a young girl possessed by a demonic force. The film features some of the most iconic horror scenes ever put to film, and it is a must-watch for any horror fan.
2. The Shining (1980)
Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen King’s novel is a masterpiece of horror cinema. The film stars Jack Nicholson as a writer who takes his family to an isolated hotel for the winter, only to descend into madness.
3. Psycho (1960)
Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller is a must-see for any horror fan. The film follows Marion Crane, who steals money from her employer and ends up at the Bates Motel, where she meets Norman Bates, a young man with a disturbing secret.
4. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
This psychological thriller features iconic performances from Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. The film follows a young FBI agent who seeks the help of a cannibalistic serial killer in order to catch another serial killer.
5. Halloween (1978)
This classic slasher film features Jamie Lee Curtis in her breakout role as a teenager stalked by a masked killer on Halloween night. The film spawned numerous sequels and remakes, but the original is still the best.
6. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
This low-budget horror film is a must-watch for any horror fan. The film follows a group of friends who are terrorized by a family of cannibals in Texas.
7. The Conjuring (2013)
This supernatural horror film follows paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren as they investigate a haunted house in Rhode Island. The film is based on a true story and features some truly terrifying moments.
8. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
This classic horror film features Robert Englund as the iconic villain Freddy Krueger, a serial killer who terrorizes teenagers in their dreams. The film spawned numerous sequels and remakes, but the original is still the best.
9. The Babadook (2014)
This Australian horror film is a psychological thriller that follows a single mother and her son as they are terrorized by a creature from a children’s book. The film is a slow burn that builds to a terrifying conclusion.
10. It Follows (2014)
This modern horror film is a unique take on the slasher genre. The film follows a teenager who is stalked by a supernatural entity that can take the form of anyone, and can only be passed on through sexual contact.
11. Hereditary (2018)
This psychological horror film follows a family as they deal with the aftermath of the death of their grandmother. The film features some truly disturbing imagery and is not for the faint of heart.
12. The Ring (2002)
This American remake of a Japanese horror film is a must-watch for any horror fan. The film follows a journalist who investigates a cursed videotape that kills anyone who watches it.
13. Get Out (2017)
This horror-comedy film follows a young black man who visits his white girlfriend’s family, only to discover a sinister conspiracy. The film is a biting commentary on racism and features a brilliant performance from Daniel Kaluuya.
14. Us (2019)
This psychological horror film is also directed by Jordan Peele, the same director of Get Out. The film follows a family who is terrorized by their doppelgängers while on vacation. The film features a great performance from Lupita Nyong’o.
15. Midsommar (2019)
This horror film follows a group of friends who travel to a remote Swedish village for a festival that only occurs once every 90 years. The festival quickly turns into a nightmare as they discover the village’s dark secrets.
16. The Witch (2015)
This atmospheric horror film follows a Puritan family in 17th century New England as they deal with witchcraft and possession. The film is a slow burn that is both unsettling and terrifying.
17. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
This classic horror film follows a young woman who becomes pregnant and begins to suspect that her neighbors have sinister intentions for her and her baby. The film features a great performance from Mia Farrow and is a must-watch for any horror fan.
18. Don’t Look Now (1973)
This psychological horror film follows a couple who travel to Venice after the death of their daughter. The film is a slow burn that builds to a shocking conclusion and features a great performance from Donald Sutherland.
19. Suspiria (1977)
This Italian horror film follows a young American dancer who travels to a prestigious ballet school in Germany, only to discover that the school is run by witches. The film features stunning visuals and a great score from Goblin.
20. The Descent (2005)
This British horror film follows a group of women who go caving in the Appalachian Mountains, only to discover that they are not alone in the cave. The film is claustrophobic and intense, and features a great performance from Shauna Macdonald.
These are just a few of the many great horror movies out there, and each one will leave you feeling scared senseless. So grab some popcorn, turn off the lights, and get ready to be terrified!