1 . The Exorcist collection
The Exorcist collection (US), 1973 2005
Most horror fans swear by the original 1973 classic. I mean, who can forget a possessed Regan McNeil walking down the stairs upside down on all fours! Though none of the sequels and prequels managed to live up to that one scene, the Exorcist franchise panning 5 of the creepiest horror movies is a mustwatch tonight.
2 . The JuOn series
The JuOn series (Japan), 1998 2015
If youvewatched The Grudge, its about time you watched the original Japanese version. Its a lot scarier. The idea of a haunted house with a terrible curse just never gets old, no matter how many times you watch it.The last film is slated for release this June, and we cant wait!
3 . The Ringu trilogy
The Ringu trilogy (Japan), 1998 2000
So you think The Ring was the scariest thing youve ever watched? Wait till you see the original Japanese film it was inspired from. Thestoryline gets more and more complicated with each film, but heart attacks and screams are guaranteed! Ringu has a cult following the world over and once you watch it, youll know why.
4 . 1408
1408 (US), 2007
Based on a short story of the same name by Stephen King, this psychological horror creates a lasting impression. Dont expect any whitefaced apparitions with long black hair. But watch it for the brilliantly twisted plot woven around a forbidden hotel room that does not any visitor leave alive. This film has three alternate endings apart from the one used in the film, none of which arethe same as the original ending of the short story.
5 . A Tale Of Two Sisters
A Tale Of Two Sisters (South Korea), 2003
If you thought horror movies dont have great storylines, this film will prove you wrong. This beautifully made psychological horror will keep you feeling very uneasy throughout, waiting for something ugly to happen. But the twist in the end, that unfolds it all, willhaunt you for a very long time. It inspired an American remake, The Uninvited, in 2009.
6 . Shutter
Shutter (Thailand), 2004
Do not watch the American or the Indian remake. Shutter is arguably one of the most popular horror films ever made. It has ample scenes youll watch with your eyes shut, and the last scene (youll know which one Im talking about once you watch it) will leave you scarred for life! Definitely not for the faint hearted!
7 . The Conjuring
The Conjuring (US), 2013
The worst thing one can do is tell you that a movie as frightening as this isbased on true events.It just makes the whole experience of sitting through it uncomfortably real. The recreation of the ghastly things that one family went through when they moved to this haunted mansion will make you scream in horror. And for a long time, youll be scared every time someone claps.
8 . Blair Witch Project
Blair Witch Project (US), 1999
The way this film has been shot makes it creepy as hell. Shot on a handycam, in a found footage style, this film is way way scarier than Paranormal Activity. It will make you think twice before acting adventurous around unknown places.
9 . The Shining
The Shining (US), 1980
Film critics have called it the best horror movie ever made. Stanley Kubriks masterpiece is one hell of a ride through hauntingly beautiful cinematography, stellar performances and sound effects thatll make you cover your ears. The slow pace of the film adds to the horror. Jack Nicholson as the writer/hotel keeper who loses his mind, screaming “Daddys home!” has been calledone of the most iconic film scenes ever.
10 . Rosemarys Baby
Rosemarys Baby (US), 1968
A pregnant womans life turns upside down when everyone around her, including her husband, is up to something sinister involving her unborn child. Based on a bestselling novel by Ira Levin, this film is oddly charming.