Top 10 Horror Movies of All Time

Top 10 Horror Movies

Are you a horror movie fan?

Then the top 10 horror movies list is for you. Here we have written about some of the best horror movies of all time that you can enjoy in your leisure time. We have described the movie as well as provided the director, writer, and the casts of the film too. So check out the top 10 horror movies of all time lists from below:


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Top 10 Horror Movies

 1. The Exorcist

The Exorcist is considered as the most profitable horror film ever made. It has made around 441.3 billion US dollar in the box office. The story of the movie is based on an actual event. The movie starts with the young Regan starts acting abnormally. Her mother becomes worried and seeks medical help. But unfortunately, he didn’t get any solution and seek help from a local priest. The priest requested an exorcism, and then the church sends an expert, and the story goes with it.  

William Friedkin has directed the movie, and William Peter Blatty wrote the story. Linda Bliar played the leading role of the girl, and Ellen Burstyn played the mother role. Jason milled played the role of the priest where the role of the priest expert was Max von Sydow.

Check IMDb for the rating of this movie.

Top 10 Horror Movies

2. The Shining

The Shining is another favorite film which was released on 23 May 1980 in the USA. The main character of the movie Jack Torrance becomes the winter caretaker of an isolated hotel which was situated in Colorado. He has taken the job so that he can get the proper environment for writing. He went to the hotel with his wife Wendy and son Danny. In this movie, the son Danny was afflicted by psychic presentiments. The son becomes much problematic over time. The movie’s story continues with Jack discovering the darkest secret of the hotel.

Stanley Kubrick directed the movie. Jack Nicholson played the main character Jack Torrance, and Shelly Duvall played the character of the wife, Wendy. Danny Lloyd played the role of the son Danny in this movie.

Top 10 Horror Movies

3. Psycho

The Psycho is considered as the “mother” of all modern horror films. The movie starts with Phoenix secretary Marion Crane who steals $40,000 from an employer of him and runway with her boyfriend. In the road, they traveled on the back road to get rid of the police and exhausted by a heavy rainstorm in the middle path. The stopped for the night in ramshackle at Bates Motel. They welcomed by the proprietor Norman Bates who was polite, but something was wrong about him.

Alfred Hitchcock directed the film, and Robert Bloch wrote the story. Joseph Stefano was the director of the movie. Janet Leigh played the main character Marion Crane, and John Gavin played the character of the boyfriend. Anthony Perkins played the character of the proprietor of the hotel.

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4. Halloween

As the name suggests, the movie was based on a cold Halloween night. In that night, six years old Michael Myer murdered his 17 years old sister Judith. Then he was sentenced to jail for 17 years. He gets out of jail after 15 years by stealing a car and went to his old hometown.  There go hunting for his next victim.

The movie was released at the October of 1978 and initially become a box office hit. John Carpenter directed it, and it is one of the best successful films of him. It was written by Debra Hill as well as John Carpenter too. Tony Moran played the main character in the movie when P.J. played the character of the sister.

Top 10 Horror Movies

5. Scream

Scream is considered as one of the best horror classics which is at the same time interesting, funny, and scary. The film follows a fictional story where a high school student Campbell becomes a target of a mysterious killer known as Ghostface. The interesting thing about the movie is where the victim is not always the one that you usually may think of.

Wes Craven directed the movie, and Kevin Williamson wrote the screenplay. The story was a fictional version of an actual event. There are multiple characters in the movies which have been played by Nave Campbell, David Aquette, Courtneye Cox, and others.

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6. A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street was another masterpiece by the director Wes Craven. The movie was about some teenagers who started having the same dream. The dream mainly consists of a terrible disfigured men who wear a glove made of knives and tattered sweater. Later they realized that what they see in the dreams is real and the only way to survive is to keep awake.

Directed by Wes Craven, the movie was also written by him along with Erick Heisserer and Wesley Strick. Jackie Earle Haley played the negative character of the movie. Some other casts of the movie are Rooney Mara, Kyra Krumins, Kyle Gallner, Katie Cassidy, and Kellan Lutz.

Top 10 Horror Movies

7. The Texas Chan Saw Massacre

The movie is about two siblings and three of their friends who were visiting their grandfather’s grave. The grave was in Texas. In their way to Texas, they picked up a sinister hitch-hiker and also dropped him quickly. Then they also eat delicious meals in a road-side restaurant. The trouble began when they end up with an old cannibal’s psychopath family.

The movie was directed by Tobe Hooper, Kim Henkel, Marcus Nispel, and others. The main cast of the film includes Marilyn Burns, Jim Siedow, Jessica Biel, Alexandra Daddario, etc. It is one of the most successful commercial horror movies.

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8. Rosemary’s Baby

The movie is basically about a young pregnant wife who comes to believe that he is holding something which is not from this world. The main character of the movie Waifish Rosemary Woodhouse along with his actor husband moved to an apartment with an ominous reputation and odd neighbors in New York. As Rosemary become pregnant, she becomes much isolated, and a diabolical truth came out as soon as Rosemary gives birth to a child.

The main cast of the movies consists of Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Sidney Blackmer, and Ruth Gordon. Roman Polanski directed it, and Ira Levin wrote the story.

Top 10 Horror Movies

9. The Conjuring

The movie is about a family called The Perrons. They moved to a new farmhouse along with their five daughters. After staying a few days in the house, they started feeling the presence of spiritual energy in that house. A lot of horrific even starts taking place in the house and the family called paranormal investigator and demonologist Lorraine. He later came to know the horrible history of this house.  

The cast of the movie includes Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor, and much more. The film was produced by Peter Safran, Rob Cowan, and DeRosa-Grund. James Wan was the director of the movie. After the release of the movie, four of its sequence also gets released.

Top 10 Horror Movies

10. The Evil Dead

The Evil Dead is a fantasy/horror film which was released in 1981. In the movie, Ashley Williams along with his girlfriend and three friends hike into a cabin to stay the night. There they find an ancient book known as the Necronomicon. Reading the text of the book loud can wake up the dead. To save their life, Ashley and his friends must fight the devil or die and become one of the evil. Later in the movie, the friends of Ashley become possessed, and he requires to take a decision to save his own life.

Sam Raimi directed the movie. The cast of the movie includes Bruce Campbell, Ted Raimi, Ivan Raimi, Ellen Sandweiss, Besty Baker, and much more. The film was one of the successes of The Evil Dead trilogy.

The top 10 horror movies is a must watch list for any horror movies fan. So if you love to enjoy horror movies then choose one of the movies from the top 10 horror movies of all time and add in your movie watch list.

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