Fear has always existed in one form or the other through the course of history. All the centuries have stamped upon the various literatures that made use of this element of fear. But the sources of fear vary from one person to another. So, it is clear that horror is universal and is appearing in a variety of forms in our media. Horror movies are just a part of this universalized story line. All the scary horror movies these days are marked by the various forms of visual and psychic violence and much more. These days, the horror movies which we see used to be a part of the religious beliefs and practices many a century backs. Now here, I have added some of the most scary horror movies so that you can get an idea about the changing trends of the past few decades. Here is the list of the top 10 most scary horror movies.

10. Ringu

The plot and the legend depicted in the movie revolve around the life of some teenagers who dared to watch a prohibited movie at a certain time of the night. The storyline of the movie is based on the novel that has been written by Koji Suzuki. As soon as the movie was released in Japan, it became the highest earning movie ever.

9. Poltergeist

Released in the year 1982 in The United States, this horror film was produced by the all known Steven Spielberg. Of all the films released under the franchise, this movie turned out to be the most successful. Furthermore, the American Film’s Institute has also ranked this movie among the top 100 thrills and also in the Bravo’s 100 Scariest Movie Moments. The plot of the movie revolves around the around the life of a family living happily. But soon afterwards, their lives become the center of some paranormal phenomena in which the main target was their daughter Carol Anne. It is a must watch for those who love to see classic horror films.

8. Jaws

Released in the year 1975 under the directorship of Steven Spielberg, Jaws is yet another high earning horror movie of its time. In terms of critical response the film was also applauded and termed as one of the greatest movies of all times. So, it can be said that the movie played a pivotal role in the establishment of the horror movie cinema in the United States. Not to forget the nearly $ 470 million which the movie managed to earn.

7. Carrie

Now here we have the movie which is the most recommended for those who love to see twisting super natural phenomena. The movie made nearly $ 38 million all over the United States. But here we are not concerned with business, as the movie was well received from the side of the critics, especially for the kind of the acting skills that was shown from the side of the cast. I would not be revealing the plot of the movie to you and I also recommend that you watch the movie right away without reading the plot because only then you would be able to enjoy the movie and its peak scenes.

6. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Known by its highly exploiting horror scenes, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was released in the year 1974. Directed and produced by Tobe Hopper, the movie was termed as the most brutal and gruesome movies of those times. This fact can be understood from the public response that the movie was in fact highly controversial and had left a never ending response on the genre.

5. Les Diaboliques

The movie was released all over the United States by the name of Diabolique released in the year 1955. It was in fact one of the first truly bizarre black and white horror movie. The lead role in the movie was played by Simone Signoret. “Times” had ranked the movie among the top 25 horror movies of all times. The fame of the movie can be better understood by the number of remakes and sequels to the movie that have been made till now.

4. Psycho

You might have seen the Christian Bale movie American Psycho, but not the original one. Psycho was released in the year 1960. Soon after the very first show of the movie, public response showed that the movie would be soon nominated for Academy Awards. The prime factor behind the psychic appeal of the movie is the fact that it had brought a new level of acceptable violence to the main screens. Earning nearly $ 50 million, the movie also received Academy Award nominations.

3. Rosemary’s Baby

I cannot stop myself from sharing the plot of the movie which deals with the life of a couple who have just moved into a new apartment building. The couple also finds that their neighbors are also kind and caring. But soon afterwards, the death of a woman which rosemary met in a washroom triggers a number of strange events and happening in the life of rosemary. What’s more strange are the events that begin soon after rosemary falls pregnant. She also realizes that the neighbors also have some horrifying plans for her child.

2. The Exorcist

Subject to a number of remakes and sequels, The Exorcist has been widely termed the best and most intriguing horror movie. It was also the highest grossing horror movies of all time earning nearly $ 441 million. Furthermore, the movie was also nominated for 10 academy awards in the year 1973. So, if you feel if you have can live without seeing this movie, the indeed you are wrong.

1.    The shining

The most scary horror movie of all time is none other than The Shining. Directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick, the storyline of this not so soft horror flick, is based on the super hit novel of Stephen King. The plot of the movie depicts some of the most strange and paranormal events that take place at the overlook hotel. Jack Torrance-Jack Nicholson plays the lead in the movie alongside Shelley Duvall and Danny Llyod. Most of the critics still assert that the movie had the greatest impact on all the dominant cultures of those times. It is a must watch for all those who love to see thrill plus horror at the same time.