From deadly traps to gruesome torture and freaky-faced killers to murderer stalkers, horror movies have everything that twists our emotions around in a swirl.
My fixation with Horror movies is somewhat inseparable. Growing up in the mountains, I still remember how we were rendered with fiction stories about ghosts and evil spirits. My tiny tot friends and cousin and I would always enjoy such narratives.
With the passage of time, I switched to horror movies to satiate my appetite for the ghosts. And, after rummaging through large collections of horror movies, here’s a list of 13 promising movies, I recommend every horror freak to watch at least once.
1. Psycho (1960)
Based on the famous1959 novel “Psycho” by Robert Bloch, the movie takes a leap when Marion steals $40,000 from her workplace and decides to run away from the town. In her escape, she drives into an isolated motel where things surprisingly go scary.
IMDB Rating: 8.6/10
2. Candyman (1992)
Based on the novel “The Forbidden by Clive Barker,” Candyman is about Helen Lyle a graduate student who accidently encounters a murderous soul.
IMDB Rating: 5.3/10
3. Event Horizon (1997)
The movie is a science fiction cum horror story. The story plots around a rescue spaceship program that was sent to the Neptune orbit to bring back information about a starship that went missing 7 years ago. However, on their arrival, the crew finds evidence of slaughter, and things turn creepy.
IMDB Rating: 6.7/10
4. The Cabin of Woods (2012)
Five friends bargain for a wooden apartment in remote area for stay, but quickly find the residence haunted and scarier to what they expected.
IMDB Rating: 7.1/10
5. V/H/S (2012)
The movieisa collection of 6 short horror films that are interlinked with the concept of reviled video footage.
IMDB Rating: 5.8/10
6. The House of Devil (2009)
The movie narrates a strange experience about a college student Samantha Hughes, who undertakes a babysitting job for extra money. However, she isn’t aware of the terrifying secrets about her master who has intended to use Samantha as a part of an unholy ceremony.
IMDB Rating: 6.5/10
7. Poltergeist (1982)
Written and produced by Steven Spielberg, the movie is about a family and how their house is invaded by malevolent ghosts.
IMDB Rating: 7.4 /10
8. Satan’s Little Helper (2004)
Satan’s Little Helper is based around a nine year old boy Dougie, who is possessed with a video game called Satan’s little helper. See how the fictional character from the games comes real and how Dougie uses the character for his intentions.
IMDB Rating: 5.3/10
9. Session 9 (2001)
This independent psychological horror film is about a collection of nine taped sessions and other bizarre happenings in The Danvers State Hospital.
IMDB Rating: 6.6 /10
10. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
A trip to a grandfather’s house in the countryside turns into a terror hunt for five friends, when they encounter witha chain-saw wielding killer.
IMDB Rating: 7.5 /10
11. Sinister (2012)
Sinister is a supernatural horror about a fictional true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt, who finds a box of movies in his attic that brings his family in danger.
IMDB Rating: 7.5 /10
12. The Shinning
Based on Stephen King’s 1977 novel “The Shinning,” the movie revolves around a father and his psychic son who sees horrific forebodings from the past and future.
IMDB Rating: 8.5 /10
13. The Exorcist(1973)
The all-time horror classic, The Exorcist is a story of how a mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter who is possessed by a mysterious entity.
IMDB Ratings: 8.0/10
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