In today’s world, everyone is occupied with their work or the job, but one should find a reason to get away from their droning and dull life. There should be some excitement, thrill and enthusiasm in one’s life. Several choose to opt for horror and daunting movies to pass their time. Those people enjoy being frightened and terrified while watching such kinds of movies. Scary movies create a frightening, startling and terrifying ambiance all around the place. So for those who love watching horror movies, there are plenty of amazing scary movies available and you should definitely add them to your watch list. Here is the list of top ten horror movies, you should give a watch
10. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
The very first movie that we have is Night of the Living Dead. It is actually a black and white movie which was released in the year 1968. Night of the Living Dead was directed by George A Romero and it is considered as one of the most horrifying movie ever made in America. The story revolves around eight people who get trapped in a farmhouse, built in a rural area. They are attacked by the monsters which according to the movie are “living dead”. This movie managed to scare people to the core as it is full of scenes which will startle the viewers. Night of the Living Dead collected 30 million US dollars and that shows its huge success.
9. The Sixth Sense (1999)
Bruce Willis starrer the Sixth Sense was released on 6th August 1999 in the United States. The Sixth Sense is based on a supernatural theme and it revolves around a boy who claims that he can see dead people. For medical help he visits Dr Malcolm Crowe. As the movie progresses, the doctor tries to cure the child and consequently he runs into some strange events which builds up the perfect anticipation for climax. The movie was directed by M. Night Shyamalan and it got nominated for six Academy Awards in different categories that year. The success of the Sixth Sense tells us, how much it was appreciated by the people and its box office collection was 672,806,292 US dollars.
8. Halloween (1978)
Halloween was released in the year 1978 and was directed by John Carpenter. The posters of this movie had managed to grab fandom’s eyeballs and heartbeats. The story revolves around a boy who is merely six years old and his name is Michael Myers. He kills his elder sister by stabbing her with a knife on one of the Halloween night. The emotional instability of the child grows with the passing years and finally he turns into a living monster. After a gap of fifteen years he comes back from the hospital where he was kept to kill the girl named Laurie Strode and her group of friends. His doctor suspects his intentions and later tries to help the girls and her friends. The amount of violence used in the picture keeps one holding onto the edge of their seats. It collected 117 million US dollars worldwide.
7. Alien (1979)
The American science fiction, horror film Alien was released in the year 1979 and till date it remains one of the best horror movies. The Alien was directed by Ridley Scott. The story is about a supernatural creature that is from the outside world. The members of the Nostromo’s crew on their way back home from one of the mission, get attacked by this supernatural creature ushering complete chaos. The CG almost life-like monster and the violent scenes complimented by outstanding sound effects makes it a perfect horror film. Its total box office collection was 104,931,801 US dollars.
6. The Descent (2005)
The veteran director Neil Marshall directed Descent and it was released in the year 2005. The plot of the story revolves around six women who unknowingly enter into a cave which is unmapped and they get trapped there. In the cave they meet a flesh eating humanoid who tries to kill them all. The strong performance from all the female actors make it a must watch movie. The movie was then followed by The Descent Part 2. Owing to the special effects that were available at the time, this movie managed to create a terrifying environment. The total box office collection of The Descent was 57,051,053 US dollars.
5. Repulsion (1965)
The British horror film Repulsion is considered as one of the classic horror movies. It was directed by Roman Polanski and was released in the year 1965. The whole film was shot in London. The story is about Carol Ledoux who lives in London. Due to some incident which happens in his life, he begins to hallucinate resulting in some serious damage. Then follows an eerie series of freak accidents that are quite unnatural and blood curdling and brings a lot of trouble for the rest. This is a classic horror movie with some extraordinary special effects keeping in mind that it was shot in the year 1965. The budget of this movie was only 300,000 US dollars.
4. The Grudge (2004)
The Grudge was publicized so well at the time of its release that people were very on the bridge of excitement prior to its release, just to get hold of a ticket and be the first to watch it and when it was finally released on 22nd October 2004, the curiosity and speculations surrounding were justified as the critics had to eat their own words. This movie lived up to the expectations of the people. The Grudge was directed by Takashi Shimizu. The story filmed in this movie is about a curse that generates when a person dies accompanied by a huge sorrow. There are a series of incidents that happen in this movie and they all intersect with each other at some point or the other. The special effects which were provided using modern technologies make things even more interesting. This movie was completed on a budget of 10 million US dollars and its worldwide box office collection was 187,281,115 US dollars.
3. The Shinning (1980)
The psychological horror film released in the year 1980 named The Shinning is the film that shows a fancy journey tuning into extreme madness. The Shinning was directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick. The story revolves around a writer named Jack Torrance who looks after a hotel which has been isolated from the public. His son has the ability to watch and talk to the people who no longer were part of this world. Somehow his family which included him, his wife and his son get trapped inside the hotel. He gets influenced by the supernatural things that were there in that hotel and tries to kill his son and his wife. the budget for the movie was 19 million while it collected 44,017,374 US dollars worldwide.
2. Exorcist (1973)
The Exorcist is one of the most successful movies at the box office. Its total collection was 441,071,011 US dollars. The Exorcist was directed by William Friedkin and it was released in the year 1973 ,it intended to let its audience experience a story they had never done before. The story revolves around a mother and her daughter. She makes desperate attempts with the help of the two priests to bring her daughter back,who she thinks, is possessed. The exorcism that the priest conducts is very dangerous and in her desperate attempts at it, the ritual kicks a series of events that end up in no good.
1. Psycho (1960)
And the movie that tops our list is Psycho which was released in the year 1960. This movie was directed by Alfred Hitchcock who was then the best director in the world. It is about a lady named Marion Crane. She is secretary of Norman Bates. She escapes after taking huge amount of money from his office and lands up in a motel. The owner of the motel is a taxidermist and creates a hell lot of problems for others. From the second the movie starts, new mystery unfolds and keeps one gripped. The Psycho was appreciated worldwide. The prodigious effort made by the director paid off as it managed to receive huge fame worldwide. Its total collection was 50,000,000 US dollars.