Best Horror Movies

What are some of the best horror movies you have seen to date? Imagine yourself watching some horror movie alone and you started to get this weird feeling that someone is watching you. What if suddenly you got a call and the person on the other side tell you in a scary voice that you have only a week to live, you are going to die. What if you are sleeping and when you wake up suddenly you found yourself in a very scary and haunted house but you can’t escape as it is all in your dreams.

All these situations will scare you to death. Do you wanna experience all these scary things just by watching the best horror movies of all time? I have managed to collect some really horror movies with twisted endings which will force you to stay awake all night. Here is the complete list of the best horror movies of all time.


The Ring

Release Date: 18 October 2002

Director: Gore Verbinski

Cast: Naomi Watts, David Dorfman, Martin Henderson, Daveigh Chase, Brian Cox, Shannon Cochran, Jane Alexander, Lindsay Frost, Amber Tamblyn, Rachael Bella, Richard Lineback, Pauley Perrette, Sara Rue, Sasha Barrese, Tess Hall, Adam Brody, Michael Spound, Chris Cooper, Joe Chrest, Maury Ginsberg

IMDB Rating: 7.1

Movie Plot: A videotape is killing off any individual who watches it. When anybody watches it, the telephone rings, tell them that they have just a single week to live. Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts), a young journalist, started examining these incidents. However, when she and her little child watch the tape, it turns into a test of skill and endurance for her to discover why the tape is killing everybody and she has only seven days to unwind the secret.

Paranormal Activities

Release Date: 14 October 2007

Director: Oren Peli

Cast: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Mark Fredrichs, Amber Armstrong, Ashley Palmer, Spencer Marks

IMDB Rating: 6.3

Movie Plot: Katie and Micah, a young couple, move into a rural house and started to feel a strong nearness of demonic presence which makes them restless. Planning to catch proof of it in video form, they set up camcorders in the house however are not set up for the alarming occasions that follow.

The Silence of the Lamb

Release Date: 30 January 1991

Director: Jonathan Demme

Cast: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine, Anthony Heald, Brooke Smith, Diane Baker, Kasi Lemmons, Frankie Faison, Tracey Walter, Charles Napier, Danny Darst, Alex Coleman, Dan Butler, Paul Lazar, Ron Vawter, Roger Corman, Chris Isaak, Harry Northup, Brent Hinkley, Cynthia Ettinger

IMDB Rating: 8.6

Movie Plot: Clarice Starling, a young FBI officer, needs the assistance of a detained and manipulative killer and also a former therapist named Hannibal Lecter. Starling wants to capture another manipulative killer, a maniac who has been responsible for the female victim’s death.


Release Date: 14 September 2010

Director: James Wan

Cast: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins, Barbara Hershey, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Andrew Astor, Heather Tocquigny, Corbett Tuck, Ruben Pla, John Henry Binder

IMDB Rating: 6.8

Movie Plot: The film is about a couple, Josh and Renai are looking for help for their child, Dalton, who fell into a state of unconsciousness after a secretive episode on the upper floor. Much to their dismay that there is considerably more to this unending rest than meets the eye as they investigate the paranormal and revive the past. The only way to getting their child back for the last time.

The Witch

Release Date: 27 January 2015

Director: Robert Eggers

Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, Lucas Dawson, Julian Richings, Bathsheba Garnett, Sarah Stephens, Wahab Chaudhry, Axtun Henry Dube

IMDB Rating: 6.9

Movie Plot: In the New England of the seventeenth century, a prohibited Puritan family sets up a dairy farm by the edge of a huge, far off backwoods, where no other family lives. Later the family was destroyed by the powers of black magic, dark enchantment, and ownership of ‘The Witch’.

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Release Date: 19 January 2004

Director: James Wan

Cast: Leigh Whannell, Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Ken Leung, Dina Meyer, Mike Butters, Paul Gutrecht, Michael Emerson, Benito Martinez, Shawnee Smith, Makenzie Vega, Monica Potter, Ned Bellamy, Alexandra Bokyun Chun, Avner Garbi, Tobin Bell

IMDB Rating: 7.6

Movie Plot: Two men, Adam and Dr. Lawrence Gordon who stir in a life with no memory of how they got in a bathroom on the contrary sides of a dead body. Later find out that they have been caught by the notorious Jigsaw Killer. The men must escape before time runs out, else, they will confront the dangerous outcomes.

A Nightmare on Elm Street

Release Date: 9 November 1984

Director: Wes Craven

Cast: Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon, Robert Englund, Johnny Depp, Ronee Blakley, Amanda Wyss, Nick Corri, Leslie Hoffman, Joseph Whipp, Charles Fleischer, Lin Shaye, Mimi Craven, Jack Shea, Ed Call, Sandy Lipton, David Andrews, Jeff Levine, Donna Woodrum, Paul Grenier, Ash Adams, Shashawnee Hall, Kathi Gibbs

IMDB Rating: 7.5

Movie Plot: On Elm Street, A little young girl Nancy Thompson, understands that she needs to remain conscious at any cost to stay alive. Nancy and her friends are being tortured by a pawed killer ‘Fred Krueger’ in their dreams while they sleep. Nancy understands that she should remain alert and attempt to reveal the reality behind this maniac killer Fred Krueger.

The Babadook

Release Date: 17 January 2014

Director: Jennifer Kent

Cast: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Hayley McElhinney, Daniel Henshall, Barbara West, Ben Winspear, Cathy Adamek, Craig Behenna, Chloe Hurn, Jacquy Phillips, Bridget Walters, Adam Morgan, Tim Purcell, Hachi

IMDB Rating: 6.8

Movie Plot: Amelia, a widow, who lost her husband in a savage car crash. He was on his way to the emergency clinic to assist give with birthing to their child, Samuel. Being a single parent now, she currently needs to be strong and manage her son who lives in a fear of monsters around him. She found a children’s book named “The Babadook”, not knowing how it arrived.  After she read that book for her son, she starts seeing weird things in any incident, including the Babadook character as well, who started haunting them.

The Conjuring

Release Date: 15 July 2013

Director: James Wan

Cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston, Shanley Caswell, Hayley McFarland, Joey King, Mackenzie Foy, Kyla Deaver, Shannon Kook, John Brotherton, Sterling Jerins, Marion Guyot, Steve Coulter, Joseph Bishara, Amy Tipton, Zach Pappas, Christof Veillon, Lorraine Warren

IMDB Rating: 7.5

Movie Plot: In 1971, the Perron family moves into a farmhouse where they experience paranormal incidents. They contact the famous paranormal agents, Ed and Lorraine Warren, to look at the house. After visiting the farmhouse, Ed and Lorraine Warren found it to be possessed by the demonic presence.

The Cabin in the Woods

Release Date: 13 April 2012

Director: Drew Goddard

Cast: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Brian J. White, Amy Acker, Sigourney Weaver, Tim de Zarn, Jodelle Ferland, Matt Drake, Dan Payne, Dan Shea, Maya Massar, Tom Lenk, Greg Zach, Patrick Sabongui

IMDB Rating: 7.0

Movie Plot: Five young companions (Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams) go for a break at a far-off backwoods lodge, where they get an unexpected end result, finding reality behind the lodge in the forested area. One of them stirs a group of savage zombies. But of course, there is unmistakably more going on than meets the eye.


Release Date: 18 December 1996

Director: Wes Craven

Cast: David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Matthew Lillard, Rose McGowan, Skeet Ulrich, Jamie Kennedy, W. Earl Brown, Joseph Whipp, Drew Barrymore, Roger L. Jackson

IMDB Rating: 7.2

Movie Plot: A year after Sidney’s mother is killed, more killings begin to happen one by one. Gale Weathers, a journalist, started looking into it to discover who is behind all these murders. She reveals it to Sidney that it might the same killer who killed her mother one year sooner.  She starts to investigate if these killings are connected and attempt to see the killer as everybody appears as a suspect.


Release Date: 20 June 1975

Director: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Carl Gottlieb, Jeffrey Kramer, Susan Backlinie, Lee Fierro, Peter Benchley

IMDB Rating: 8.0

Movie Plot: At the point when the seashore was attacked by the Sharks, it’s up to a vicinity sheriff Martin Brody, a sea life researcher Matt Hooper, and an old sailor Captain Quint to chase these monsters down.

The Exorcist

Release Date: 26 December 1973

Director: William Friedkin

Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Jason Miller, Linda Blair, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowran, Father William O’Malley, Thomas Bermingham, Peter Masterson, Robert Symonds, Barton Heyman, Rudolf Schündler, Arthur Storch, Mercedes McCambridge, Eileen Dietz

IMDB Rating: 8.0

Movie Plot: A famous actress Chris MacNeil sees dangerous changes in her 12 years old daughter’s Regan behavior and physical appearance. What triggers her the most was Regan’s make-up. At the point, when the sweet and lively Regan turns rude and brutal. Regan’s condition is past the scope of a clinical specialist or a therapist, but she needs the help of an exorcist.


Release Date: 21 January 2018

Director: Ari Aster

Cast: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd, Mallory Bechtel

IMDB Rating: 7.3

Movie Plot: At the point when the female authority of the Graham family dies, her little girl and grandkids start to untangle mysterious and progressively startling insider facts about their parentage, attempting to beat the evil destiny they have bought.

Goodnight Mommy

Release Date: 30 August 2014

Director: Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala

Cast: Susanne Wuest, Elias Schwarz, Lukas Schwarz, Hans Escher, Elfriede Schatz, Karl Purker, Georg Deliovsky, Christian Steindl, Christian Schatz, Erwin Schmalzbauer

IMDB Rating: 6.7

Movie Plot: Twin young men who do everything together, from gathering insects to taking care of lost kittens, welcome their mom home after her facial reconstructive operation. After the surgery, her face was completely enveloped by bandages, and her attitude was changed completely in a negative way, they become suspicious of her personality.

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The Nun

Release Date: 4 September 2018

Director: Corin Hardy

Cast: Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Bonnie Aarons, Charlotte Hope, Ingrid Bisu, Sandra Teles, Manuela Ciucur, Ani Sava, Maria Obretin, Gabrielle Downey, August Maturo, Jonny Coyne, Mark Steger, Jared Morgan, Michael Smiley

IMDB Rating: 5.8

Movie Plot: The story revolves around the suicide of a Romanian nun. It shows when a young religious nun at a sheltered nunnery in Romania ends her own life. A priest with a mysterious yet horrible past and an amateur nun on her last vows are sent by the Vatican to explore and investigate the matter. Together they reveal the requested unholy mystery. Gambling their lives as well as their confidence and their very spirits, they stand up to a vindictive satanic nun (who scared the audience in the Conjuring 2).


Release Date: 23 November 2007

Director: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza

Cast: Manuela Velasco, Pablo Rosso, Ferrán Terraza, David Vert, Jorge-Yamam Serrano, Vicente Gil, Carlos Vicente, Carlos Lasarte, María Lanau, Claudia Silva, Martha Carbonell, Akemi Goto, Chen Min Kao, María Teresa Ortega, Manuel Bronchud, Javier Botet, Ben Temple, Daniel Trinh, Marita Borrego, Jana Prats, Víctor Massagué, Javier Coromina

IMDB Rating: 7.4

Movie Plot: The host of a late-night TV show, Angela, and her cinematographer are following the fire management team on a call to the apartment building located in the case of emergency, however, the Spanish police close the effected building after an elderly person is tainted by an infection which causes her to get some inhuman demonic strength.

It Follows

Release Date: 19 May 2014

Director: David Robert Mitchell

Cast: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary, Olivia Luccardi, Lili Sepe, Bailey Spry, Debbie Williams, Ruby Harris, Leisa Pulido, Ele Bardha, Ingrid Mortimer, Alexyss Spradlin, Mike Lanier, Don Hails, Charles Gertner, Erin Stone

IMDB Rating: 6.8

Movie Plot: A nineteen-year-old young lady, Jay is trailed by an unknown spiritual power after a sexual experience. she ends up tormented by weird dreams and the certain feeling that somebody, something, is following her. Jay and her companions must figure out how to get away from the horrors, that appear to be just a couple of steps behind.


Release Date: 8 September 2017

Director: Andy Muschietti

Cast: Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgård, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Nicholas Hamilton, Jackson Robert Scott, Owen Teague, Logan Thompson, Jake Sim, Javier Botet, Tatum Lee, Steven Williams, Stephen Bogaert, Geoffrey Pounsett

IMDB Rating: 7.3

Movie Plot: In the late spring of 1989 in the Town of Derry, a gathering of 7 haunted children unite as one to destroy a shape-changing beast, which masks itself as a clown known as Pennywise and goes after the offspring of Derry, their little Maine town.


Release Date: 12 October 2012

Director: Scott Derrickson

Cast: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, Fred Thompson, James Ransone, Clare Foley, Michael Hall D’Addario, Vincent D’Onofrio, Cameron Ocasio, Blake Mizrahi, Nick King

IMDB Rating: 6.8

Movie Plot: Ellison Oswalt, a writer, who moves his family into a house where awful wrongdoing occurred before, yet his family doesn’t have any idea about the demonic house they are living in. He starts investigating the wrongdoing so he can compose a book about it to support his vocation. He utilizes some recording he finds in the house to help him in his exploration, however before long discovers an unexpected horrible end result.

The Others

Release Date: 2 August 2001

Director: Alejandro Amenábar

Cast: Nicole Kidman, Fionnula Flanagan, Christopher Eccleston, Alakina Mann, James Bentley, Eric Sykes, Elaine Cassidy, Keith Allen, Renée Asherson, Michelle Fairley

IMDB Rating: 7.6

Movie Plot: In 1945, A young widow named Grace Stewart lives in a deserted old house located in Jersey, the Channel Islands with her little girl Anne and her child Nicholas. She lost her husband in the world war II and both of her kids are photosensitive. After living in that deserted house, she started experiencing horrific accidents which made her convinced that the house is haunted and possessed by a demonic presence.

The Invitation

Release Date: 13 March 2015

Director: Karyn Kusama

Cast: Logan Marshall-Green, Tammy Blanchard, Michiel Huisman, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Lindsay Burdge, Jay Larson, Michelle Krusiec, Jordi Vilasuso, Mike Doyle, John Carroll Lynch, Karl Yune, Toby Huss, Marieh Delfino

IMDB Rating: 6.6

Movie Plot: While going to an evening gathering at his previous house, a man (Logan Marshall-Green) begins to realize that his ex (Tammy Blanchard) and her new spouse (Michiel Huisman) have evil and dangerous plans for the visitors. Will he be able to stop them?


Release Date: 24 July 2009

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

Cast: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, C. C. H. Pounder, Jimmy Bennett, Margo Martindale, Karel Roden, Aryana Engineer, Rosemary Dunsmore, Genelle Williams, Lorry Ayers, Brendan Wall, Jamie Young, Landon Norris, Mustafa Abdelkarim

IMDB Rating: 6.9

Movie Plot: Kate and John are pain blasted at the loss of their infant. Nonetheless, they reconstruct their grieved marriage as Kate goes into treatment and recoups from liquor abuse. The couple embraces a 9-year-old young lady named Esther. In the end, Kate starts to presume that Esther isn’t a celestial young lady all things considered and harbors a sinister mystery.


Release Date: 12 July 2015

Director: Adam Schindler

Cast: Beth Riesgraf, Rory Culkin, Jack Kesy, Martin Starr, Joshua Mikel, Timothy T. McKinney, Leticia Jimenez

IMDB Rating: 5.7

Movie Plot: Anna experiences agoraphobia so destructively that when 3 criminals break into her home, she can’t even force herself to escape. But what the 3 intruders failed to understand is that agoraphobia isn’t her only issue. There is a lot more to discover.

The Invisible man

Release Date: 27 February 2020

Director: Leigh Whannell

Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer, Michael Dorman, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Benedict Hardie, Amali Golden, Sam Smith, Nash Edgerton, Anthony Brandon Wong

IMDB Rating: 7.1

Movie Plot: When Cecilia’s abusive, mentally sick ex-boyfriend ends his own life, who was a crazy scientist, and leaves her his fortune, she thinks his passing was nothing but a scam. As a series of incidental events turn deadly and threatening, Cecilia tries to seek help but the police did not trust her story. Finally, she decided to deal with it on her own and attempts to prove that she is being pursued by somebody who is invisible.


Release Date: 22 March 2019

Director: Jordan Peele

Cast: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Anna Diop, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon, Madison Curry, Ashley McKoy, Napiera Groves, Duke Nicholson, Kara Hayward, Nathan Harrington, Dustin Ybarra, Alan Frazier, Lon Gowan, Jordan Peele

IMDB Rating: 6.9

Movie Plot: Adelaide Wilson, joined by her husband and kids, comes back to the beachfront home where she grew up as a youngster. Scared by her past with the place, Adelaide started to develop the feeling that something bad and awful is about to happen. Her extremely terrible fears become a reality when four veiled doppelgängers show up and start to threaten them.

The Orphanage

Release Date: 20 May 2007

Director: J.A. Bayona

Cast: Belén Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Príncep, Mabel Rivera, Montserrat Carulla, Geraldine Chaplin, Andrés Gertrúdix, Edgar Vivar, Óscar Casas

IMDB Rating: 7.4

Movie Plot: The story revolves around a former orphan lady Laura brings up Simon, her adopted child, along with her husband Carlos in an old house, which was once her orphanage, where she was raised. Simon tells Laura that he has 5 invisible friends, Laura takes it in a light manner and believes that Simon is just imagining things. Laura wants to reopen the Orphanage for disabled kids due to which she throws a party at her place after which Simon disappears. Laura feels the sinister presence in the house, and she welcomes a group of psychics to solve the vile mystery.

The House of Wax

Release Date: 30 April 2005

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

Cast: Elisha Cuthbert, Chad Michael Murray, Brian Van Holt, Paris Hilton, Jared Padalecki, Jon Abrahams, Robert Ri’chard, Damon Herriman, Andy Anderson, Dragicia Debert, Murray Smith, Emma Lung

IMDB Rating: 5.3

Movie Plot: A gathering of 6 school friends got stuck while going to a football tournament practice. They went to a nearby abandoned wax ancient building for help. But the situations that develop discover them running from the dangerous and evil 2 siblings who manage that place known as House of Wax.

Friday the 13th

Release Date: 9 February 2009

Director: Marcus Nispel

Cast: Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker, Amanda Righetti, Travis Van Winkle, Aaron Yoo, Derek Mears, Julianna Guill, Arlen Escarpeta, Ryan Hansen, Willa Ford, Jonathan Sadowski, Ben Feldman, Nick Mennell, America Olivo, Kyle Davis, Richard Burgi, Nana Visitor, Stephanie Rhodes

IMDB Rating: 5.5

Movie Plot: In 1957, A little fellow named Jason suffocates in a lake close to Camp Crystal Lake. Later in 1980, A gathering of guides are mercilessly murdered individually at a day camp which was held at Camp Crystal Lake, when the businessman Steve Christie revives the site, which was closed for quite a long time.


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