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Whether Halloween is approaching or it’s in the middle of summer, one of the best things to do is to crawl under the blanket and enjoy some really good scares. This is why, in this article, we list the 11 best horrors of all time.
Here we have listed the ones we think are the most creepy from the 60s and onwards!
Do you also love getting scared with your friends? Find your new favorite horror movie among the scariest movies of all time!
Horror Movie: Psycho (from 1960)
Clerk Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) takes $ 40,000 from her employer while in Phoenix to solve the financial problems her lover has. On the way to her lover in California, she enters a motel run by young Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins).
Mr. Bates and Marion have dinner together in the evening. The conversation is quiet at first, but Norman roars when Marion suggests that he should get help with taking care of his old mother. Marion apologizes and explains that she has a long drive ahead of her tomorrow because she will be driving back to Phoenix.
Inside her room, Marion decides to return the stolen money. Norman observes through a hole in the wall of her office how she undresses. Marion takes a long shower in a bathroom. A dark female figure enters and chops her to death with a knife. A desperate Norman finds the bloody body, cleans up the crime scene and dumps Marion’s car in a swamp.
Horror movie: The Omen (from 1976)
The omen is about the spouses Thorn and their son Damien. Katherine Thorn (Lee Remick) gave birth to a stillborn son, who was replaced by a boy with a boy whose mother died during childbirth. Only her husband, Robert Thorn (Gregory Peck), and the hospital staff know this. The couple is initially unaware that Damien is Satan’s son. Anyone who tries to reveal this nasty secret and warn Damien’s parents is dying of acute death. In time, however, Damien’s father realizes that the son is really the devil’s offspring.
Horror Movie: The Shining (from 1980)
Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson), a sober alcoholic and unsuccessful writer, takes a job as a janitor at a remote hotel in the Rocky Mountains over the winter months while the hotel is closed. He hopes that the privacy offered by the hotel, when it snows annually, will give him the peace he needs to be able to write his projected book. He takes his wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and six-year-old son Danny (Danny Lloyd) to the hotel.
The hotel possesses evil forces, which Danny’s ability to see a notice (so-called shining according to hotel chef Dick Halloran (Scatman Crothers), who shares Danny’s ability) perceives even before they arrive on the scene. Well-snowed and residing in the hotel, Danny is plagued by visions after the 1970 murders committed by former winter caretaker Delbert Grady on his wife and two daughters but says nothing to his family about his father.
Eventually, Jack’s frustration, spasm, and bitterness towards his family go into madness, and when Wendy expresses his desire to leave the hotel he is asked to “rebuke” his family by Delbert Grady’s ghost (Philip Stone).
Horror movie: Blair witch project (from 1999)
In October 1994, three young people set out on a camping trip to record a documentary about the local legend “The Blair Witch”. Equipped with camcorders and tape recorders, they enter the Black Hills Forest in Maryland, where they then disappear without a trace. One year later, the youngsters’ camera equipment is found in the forest and we are now allowed to follow their documented journey.
Horror film: The Others (from 2001)
The film is a ghost story and takes place on the island of Jersey in the English Channel, shortly after the end of World War II, in 1945. Grace Stewart, wife of Charles Stewart – a soldier, missing and presumed dead in the war – fights for the health of her children Anne and Nicholas. They are extremely light-sensitive and cannot survive direct daylight for long without dying. A new staff member arrives at the house – Mrs. Mills, an older nanny, Mr. Tuttle, a gardener, and Lydia, a mute teenage girl. After a while, the daughter claims that she sees a boy and someone pulls out the curtains for the windows, and slowly but surely, it is discovered that the family is clearly not alone in the house, which appears to be haunted.
Horror Movie: A Tale of Two Sisters (from 2003)
Two sisters, “Janghwa” and “Hongryeon”, end up in mental hospitals after their mother died. After they get home, they end up in conflict with the new woman their dad meets. The woman threatens to send them back to the mental hospital, and one of the sisters has plans to murder her. Then mysterious things happen in the house.
Horror Movie: Texas Chainsaw Massacre (from 2003)
After several people disappeared without a trace, the odd Sawyer family was identified as suspected perpetrators. The fears were true on a hot summer day when a young woman managed to escape her captivity after witnessing the brutal murders of four of her friends. Rumors of what had happened spread quickly and a vengeful mob burned Sawyer’s house to the ground and wiped out the whole family, or at least that was what they thought.
Decades later and far from there, a young woman named Heather learns that she just inherited an estate in Texas after a grandmother she didn’t know existed. She decides to take some friends on a road trip to explore her roots and hereditary property more closely. To her surprise, she discovers that she has become the owner of a grand Victorian villa, so far happily unaware that her cousin, Leatherface, is hiding in the basement of the house.
Horror Movie: Paranormal Activity (from 2007)
Paranormal Activity is about a couple documenting the supernatural that happens in the house – when they sleep. Paranormal Activity was recorded on a budget of $ 16,000 and has since the premiere recorded about $ 200 million. Profitable can be said and scary is just the first name.
Horror Movie: The Strangers (from 2008)
On the night of February 11, 2005, Kristen McKay and James Hoyt return to their summer cottage, owned by James’s parents after attending a friend’s wedding dinner. Later, a young, blond woman knocks on the front door. She leaves Kristen and James after they say she went wrong. A short while later, when James is away on a case, the blonde woman returns. She starts knocking on the door after Kristen refuses to let her in. Kristen locks the door and tries to call James, but her cellphone is dead. She plugs it into the wall by their fireplace and calls James on the home phone when the phone suddenly dies. She soon notices that masked people are trying to get into the cabin.
Horror Movie: The Conjuring (from 2013)
The film is based on a true story of a haunted house that Ed and Lorraine Warren had to investigate.
The Perron family moves into a house on Rhode Island and unexplained things begin to happen. The couple Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga), investigating paranormal events, are called in to help them and here we can promise you will be terrified.
Horror Movie: The Conjuring 2 (from 2016)
Sequels don’t usually belong to the favorites, but these two are at least as scary (if not creepier?) Than one.
We must follow another real case from Ed and Lorraine Warren’s archives. They tackle one of their most frightening cases by traveling to London to help a single mother living with her four children in a house plagued by evil spirits.