A 1998 Japanese film by Hideo Nakata, this is one of the scarier movies that you will ever see. A mysterious tape that kills whoever watches it has surfaced and people who watch it die mysteriously. It is a remake of a Japanese book by the name of The Ring and has been one of the most successful Japanese horror movies of all time.
It was one of the first spine chilling movies made by Stephen King, adapted from the book of the same name. The film revolves around a creepy teenaged girl who discovers that she has a mysterious power which would surface when she gets angry or agitated. Many things happen to people who are not nice to this girl as her uncontrolled powers lead them to disaster or death.
8. The Poltergeist:
Stories of Poltergeists have been seen in many cultures. In this film, the youngest daughter of a family comes across a dead channel on TV from where communication with the supernatural is made possible. The ghosts or spirits in the film remain friendly for a while but things take a nasty turn as the ghosts start spreading the horror. A must watch horror film for any horror enthusiast.
Hellraiser is one of the best series of horror films ever made. The story revolves around mysterious beings which come about when a puzzle box is played with. The characters in the film are well thought of to chill spines to the maximum. The film has a creepy air around it all the time as it runs it course and will give you a good scare or two for sure.
6. Texas Chainsaw Massacre:
This is one for Grindhouse fans as this is the best grindhouse film out there. A group of kids come across a group of weird people on their road trip. These people are cannibals and what follows is a lot of killing, the film has a very realistic make and will give you a scare like no other.
5. Rosemary’s Baby:
This is certainly one of the strangest films that you will ever watch. A couple move into an apartment that has come kind of a history and strange things start happening as the movie moves on to a chilling phase. The central character, Rosemary goes through a lot of weird dreams, visions and sees many a disturbing act. It’s all very creepy and looks very real.
4. The Omen:
The Omen is very well known among horror fans, this film shares a great fan following around the world and for the right reasons. It is one of the scariest films you ever watch. A child who takes birth in a normal and happy family has many thing strange about him. The child is the son of the devil and wants to take over the world, anyone who tries to come close is killed in some way or another.
This masterpiece by horror god Stephen Carpenter is a benchmark in many different styles of horror. The film combines many different styles to make on intriguing watch. The film takes in most of the things that children are afraid of and puts it together into one of the best horror films that you will ever come across.
2. The Shining:
This is another masterpiece of horror and mystery by Stephen King. The film comes up as a topper on many people’s lists as it has a very realistic storyline which provokes thought that it may indeed even be possible. It is not filled with blood and gore but the movie takes a very sinister and evil turn once things begin to unfold.
1. The Exorcist:
The exorcist is a classic in every right and was based on the 1971 bestseller by the same name. It is a film that almost all of us have watched and were scared of as children. Even to adults the remakes and the mastered versions offer some bone chilling moments. The story revolves around a young girl who is taken over by evil spirits. The following exorcism reveals the true nature of the spirits inside her and the horrors only then strike some people in many ways. An Epic film, every horror enthusiast must watch if not already watched.