Top 10 Horror Movies of All Time

So you like you to be scared do you? Well, you’re in for a treat kiddies. Here are the top 10 horror movies of all time!

10. The Conjuring

The Conjuring is a recently released movie that combined the most eerie experiences of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. The Warren’s were involved with the Amityville Horror case. The married couple combined all of their most frightening experiences into one book which was later developed into a movie. The film is based entirely on true accounts and to say the least is very disturbing.

9. The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs is a film that Anthony Hopkins starred in as Hannibal Lector. Jodie Foster played the character of Clarice Starling. Starling is an FBI agent that is investigating several cannibalistic crimes and she uses the imprisoned Lector to help her solve her crimes. This is a very sinister movie, but most people don’t know that the characters were developed from true crime stories.
8. Carrie

Carrie is a classic film that was recently remade that depicts the life of a teenage girl under the strict religious guidance of her disturbed mother. The main character is played by Sissy Spacek. In an expression of her anger, Carrie learns the art of telekinesis and destroys her mother along with her bullying classmates when they dump pig blood on her in a phony effort to elect her as prom queen. A water hose is involved and one of the actresses lost full hearing for six months. The movie poses the question: Is Telekinesis possible?

7. The Omen

The Omen is a film that is about the birth of the Antichrist. The movie itself is very scary, but the curse surrounding those involved with the filmmaking is even scarier. The director Richard Donner had his hotel hit in a bombing centered on the IRA. The lead actor, Gregory Peck, had numerous tragedies surrounding the creation of this film. First, his son committed suicide just before filming began. Second, Peck was scheduled to take a flight with others, but the flight was changed and the original plane crashed leaving no survivors. The writer of the film was David Seltzer. He and Gregory Peck both had their planes hit by lightning on two different flights. There were two dogs that were used while making the movie that ended up attacking the animal handlers. One of the animal handlers was mauled and killed by a lion just two weeks after filming. Two actors experienced a head on collision. In a later movie, called “A Bridge Too Far”, the visual affects assistant was decapitated in a familiar scene that resembled “The Omen.” When he awakened from his trauma, he was able to recollect seeing a sign that read “Ommen-66.6 kilometers”. Strangely enough, the Holy Bible notes the number of the Antichrist to be 666.

6. Halloween

The movie Halloween was filmed in 1978 on a $300,000 budget. Michael Myers plays a troubled young adult who escapes a mental institution only to torment the lives of those from his hometown, ironically, during Halloween. The frightening music is probably the most dramatic effect of the movie. The music is played every time Michael Myers is chasing one of his victims. He seems to be able to catch them nearly every time while only briskly walking even though those that he is pursuing are running for their lives. Michael Myers wore a scary mask that made his character seem even creepier. Jamie Lee Curtis played a lead role in this film. In her bedroom, a poster was displayed portraying the artwork of the historical Belgian artist James Ensor who painted human forms wearing monstrous looking masks.

5. The Shining

The Shining is a frightening film in which a recovering alcoholic is played by Jack Nicholson. The main character is a father in need of a job so he decides to become the caretaker of a mountain resort during its off season. In the seclusion, the man becomes delusional and starts drinking. The film portrays the idea that oppressive spirits cause his relapse. He ends up turning on his wife and child, but in the end they escape his clutches and he ends up perishing. There are many conspiracy theories related to the director of the film adding subliminal messages. However, there is convincing evidence of a form appearing in the early scene of the river of blood that comes pouring out of the elevator.

4. Poltergeist

Poltergeist was a 1980’s film about a family who lived in the suburbs. The family begins to experience strange occurrences and unexplained movements within the home. The youngest daughter’s character, Carol-Anne, is taken to the other side. The family calls in a team of paranormal investigators and the homeowners find out that the architect built the home over an Indian burial ground. This discovery is made on a rainy night when skeletons are seen in a muddy pool that is under construction. Oddly enough, in 2002 the actress that played the part of the frightened woman in the pool disclosed that real skeletons were used in the film. In the end Carol-Anne is returned and the medium claims “This house is clean.” There is a phenomenon known as the Poltergeist curse because four of the characters later died after filming the first or during the filming of the sequels that followed in that decade.

3. Rosemary’s Baby

Rosemary’s Baby is a late 60’s film that centers on a pregnant woman played by Mia Farrow. The pregnant mother suspects that her husband has corroborated with their satanic neighbors in order to advance in his acting career. Rosemary’s child is born as the supposed spawn of Satan. Women, in particular, seem to find this movie quite disturbing. The film was directed by Roman Polanski in 1968. In 1969, Roman Polanski’s wife was pregnant when Charles Manson’s followers killed her during the “Helter Skelter” death spree. Manson’s followers obtained the name for their killing spree from the 1968 Beatles hit song “Helter Skelter.” In 1980, John Lennon of “The Beatles” lived in the same building that Rosemary’s Baby was filmed in and was later murdered outside of that apartment. Could all of that be just one huge coincidence?

2. The Amityville Horror

The Amityville Horror is a movie based on the tragic true story of a haunting. The Lutz’s are a young couple that move into a beautiful, unusually low-priced home in Long Island, New York only to find out that the prior family’s son murdered his entire family in that house. The Defeo boy claimed to hear voices and became possessed. A scary tidbit of information from this movie pertains to an investigation headed by the famous paranormal couple Ed and Lorraine Warren. In the actual home, a little ghost boy is caught on film. Can you say creepy?

1. The Exorcist

The Exorcist is a 1970’s timeless horror film that caught the attention of horror movie fanatics worldwide. The story portrays Linda Blair’s character, Regan, as possessed by the devil. Projectile vomiting, head spinning and spider like crawling are among the film’s greatest attributes. Strange occurrences took place during the shooting of this film. For example, six or more people that were involved with the production ended up dying before the film hit the box office. There was an unexplained fire on the set. As the movie premiered, a 400 year old cross was stuck by lighting. During filming, a stunt displaying superhuman demonic strength caused the participant to suffer a spinal cord injury.

  • Lee

    Good choices. I would have included the original early 80’s Phantasm somewhere near the top