Do you love to feel Goosebumps? Do you love the thrill that comes from witnessing the savage and brutal? Then, come along! Welcome to the world of horror movies. Horror, scary, gothic, supernatural and bloody elements all brought together to give you sleepless nights; nights when even swoosh of trees would feel like the emergence of the dead souls. Behold a compilation of the best scary movies ever made.
THE EXORCIST (1973) -Directed by William Friedkin, this movie was named the scariest movie of all time by Entertainment Weekly and Movies.com. A mother witnesses dangerous behavior and physical changes in her 12 year old daughter. A little girl is turned into a devil! Also, a young priest doubts his faith as he deals with his mother’s sickness. This movie is a never ending masterpiece.
PSYCHO (1960)- Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, this movie is full of suspense and horror. There are great twists and this movie can easily make people pants-pissers. The lady of the movie runs away with the money of her employer. She stays in a motel to escape the storm. The motel is managed by a man called Norman, who has been dominated by his mother for a very long time. This movie glues you to your seats with its fantastic thrilling effect.
THE THING (1982)- Directed by John Carpenter, this movie shows an American scientific expedition in Antarctica. It is soon discovered that an alien with the ability to take over other bodies is out and about and no one can know what it has taken over. The movie is suspenseful and a must-see. The movie is just creepy. You might have to barf after seeing it!
ALIEN (1979)– Directed by Ridley Scott, this movie shows a space crew receiving strange signals from another planet. The signal is investigated and it turns out to be a warning, not SOS. The movie is quite dark and combines sci-fi and horror together. Even the opening title runs a shiver down your spine. This movie is worth the money.
THE SHINING (1980)- Directed by Stanley Kubrick, this movie shows the plight of a family who went to an isolated hotel for a winter break. Supernatural and evil elements take upon the father and he turns violent. The son sees horrific images of the hotel’s past through a telepathic gift called “The Shining.” This movie just rips you off.
ROSEMARY’S BABY (1968) – Directed by Roman Polanski, the movie revolves around Rosemary Woodhouse, played by Mia Farrow. She moves into a badly reputed apartment with her husband. She becomes mysteriously pregnant. She suspects that her neighbors wish to harm her child. The story revolves around her paranoia. Everything in this movie is amazing and perfect.
SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) – Directed by Jonathan Demme, this movie is about FBI agent Clarice Starling, played by Jodie Foster. She has to find a missing woman to save her from a psychotic killer. She takes help from another psychopath Hannibal Lecter, a former psychiatrist. This movie made the genre of horror much popular. The story is perfect and the movie is as chilling as it can be. A must-watch indeed!
JAWS (1975)- Directed by the much famous Steven Spielberg, this movie is about a great big shark which is determined to completely destroy the small island of Amity. The Sheriff starts out a chase to kill this shark and protect the island. The shark eats up its victims heartlessly and this is one of the best Spielberg movies.
THE RING (2002)- Directed by Gore Verbinski, this movie has the beautiful Naomi Watts. She is a journalist. She has to investigate a video tape. It is said that the person who saw this cursed tape would die after seven days of watching it. She has to run against time to save her son’s and her own life. The movie is much creepy and imprints a long lasting memory on your mind.
NOSFERATU THE VAMPYRE (1922)- Directed by F.W. Murnau, this movie is roughly based on the story “Dracula.” The Count Orlok is a vampire or a nosferatu. He develops interest in the real estate agent Hutter’s wife. This was the first film where a vampire was killed by sunlight. The movie is a silent one and has the best horror ever offered. This movie is an example of how horror must be shown.
By, Shreya Gupta, New Delhi based research associate for CEOWORLD Magazine, with strong attention to detail, organizational skills and capable of working in a fast-paced environment.