The best horror films of all time aren’t necessarily what you’d think. Certainly, the Non-horror audiences believe that horror fans enjoy depravity and blood. Moreover, the list below isn’t exactly puppies and kittens living in peace under rainbows. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any spatter results.
The movie is the adaptation of William Friedkin’s eponymous novel. It is about a demon-possessed boy. It became the highest-grossing R-rated horror film of all time. As a result, the movie became the first to be nominated, at the Academy Awards, for the best picture. Its dramatic pacing and slightly dated effects seem quaint in comparison to some recent horror. Undoubtedly, there’s no denying the film’s influence over those who see it for the first time.
Hereditary, a dark family drama is a Ari Aster’s feature directorial debut. It is about the essence of grief couched inside a supernatural horror film, made a big splash. Toni Collette’s slowly-ratcheted-up-to-11 performed as a befuddled mother Annie. For this reason, she won her a place in the pantheon of great Oscar snubs.
Among the modern masters of horror, James Wan has cemented his place. He got inspired-by-true-events chiller. They were focused on the experiences of real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. Wan and his co-stars found new horror in classic genre tropes. As a result, a sprawling cinematic universe that is only getting bigger.
The Shining is a masterpiece of set and production design. It is also a truly unsettling take on the typical haunted house plot. It has unforgettable images and an iconic Jack Nicholson score. However the film’s few jump scares are still terrifying.
Surely, strength lies in the way it gets under your skin. It certainly lets you feel Jack Torrance’s gradual descent into madness. It came in fourth place in our poll and is widely considered as one of the best horror films ever made.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The grimy aesthetic of Texas Chainsaw helped give it an air of authenticity. This made it all the more terrifying. Gunnar Hansen’s Leatherface paved the way for other brutes such as Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees.
Several attempts have been made to resurrect the series and another is on the way. Yet, none have come close to matching the original in terms of absolute, over-the-top, power tool-inspired terror.