The human passion for watching horror movies emerges out due to a number of factors. These movies give rise to an emotional reaction and induce a state of thrill and excitement. In other words, we watch horror movies not to get afraid but to feel the relief that we experience after watching the mind throttling scenes. These movies elevate the primal and hidden fears of the audience and bring out their emotions. Most of the scenes are directed to startle the audience by showing them sights about the super natural and the paranormal phenomenon. Below is the list of top 10 horror movies of all time.
10. THE EVIL DEAD (1981)
This movie is the first in the trilogy series of SAM RAIMI. The movie is based on the concept of the human being in the control of a super natural or evil intelligence which controls the entire functioning of the victim. This movie was released in 1981 by SAM RAIMA. This movie initiated a new wave of horror flicks in the Hollywood cinema and the cinemas all around the globe.
9. DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978)
This movie was directed by the great George A. Romero and was released in 1978. This movie also proved to be a success due to the special and classical horror scenes and sights. The interesting thing about the movie is the movement of civil rights of the zombie’s of an area roaming here and here and just tearing apart whatever they could find. The entire movie contains scenes of bloodshed and devastating events.
8. POLTERGEIST (1982)
This movie is an American Horror flick which was directed by Tobe Hooper and was produced by the legendary Steven Spielberg. In the trilogy series, this movie proved of the most successful of them all. This movie depicts the story of a young girl who has been invaded by a number of malevolent souls. There are a number of scary moments in this classical thriller.
7. THE RING (2002)
This movie is superb horror and a psychological thriller which was directed by the talented director Gore Verbinski. It is actually a remake of a Japanese movie. The movie received critical acclaim thoroughout the world. The movie moved around a little undead girl Samara and a mysterious videotape which is causing the death of many in a terrible and ferocious way.
6. ROSEMARY’S BABY (1968)
This movie is yet another classical thriller and a horror movie which was directed by Roman Polanski. It is based on the bestselling novel of those times. The movie focuses on a pregnant woman, her husband and their newly born mysterious baby. In the whole movie, the family experiences strange occurrences and events which were paranormal in nature.
5. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984)
This is one of the all time famous horror movie of all times. It was directed and written by Wes Craven. The supernatural scenes depicted in this movie are far greater than Friday the 13th and other related movies. The slashing character of Freddy Krueger and the debut of Johnny Depp in the movie signify the performances which were delivered in the movie.
4. JAWS (1975)
This movie was directed by once again Steven Spielberg and is indeed a famous American thriller movie. This movie was a block buster. The movie moves around a great white shark that starts to horrify a community of a small Island. There are a number of bloodshed scenes in the movie which won’t be appropriate for the faint hearted.
3. IT (1990)
This movie is based on the famous novel of Stephen King’s novel and was directed by Tommy Lee Wallace. It is a two part television movie and is no doubt one of the all time best. The movie focuses on the mysterious character of a evil who returns again and again and spreads fear all around.
2. THE SHINING (1980)
The shinning is a 1980 psychological thriller which was directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick and is based on a hit novel written by Diane Johnson. This movie is indeed a master piece of tension and thrill and has been always considered to be one of the best in the horror genre. The leading role was played by the more than 3 times Academy Award winner Jack Nicholson.
1. THE EXORCIST (1973)
The number 1 spot has always been occupied by the most voted horror thriller of all time. This movie was directed WILLIAM FRIEDKIN and is inspired by an actual exorcism case. The movie deals with a young girl struggling under the control of a demon. There are a number of scary and creepy scenes in this movie which can really make anyone paranoid and afraid.