Top 25 horror movies of all time

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You are here because you love the of horror movies because of the feeling of..the shocking fright...brilliant blood and gory scenes... screams...

Best Horror Movies All Time

Not many horrors can scare us into sleeping with the lights on but to those that do This article is a guide to some of 25 best favorite horror movies.

1.THE EXORCIST-Adapted from the novel by William Petter Blatty (who also wrote the script), and directed by William Friedkin this films tells the shocking story of a woman trying to help for her daughter who appears to be possessed by the devil.
This devil is scary ,voices talking backward is scary and really terrifying images ,
Brilliant A grade effects and timing ,perfect makeup and gutteral frightening sounds makes it best of best horro movies to me.

2.Candyman (1992)-Candyman...Candyman...Candyman..dare to say it five times?
Candyman (and its two sequels) depicts in very graphic scenes, a vengeful slave who has his hand sawn off, covered in honey and left to be stung to death by bees. Anyone who says his name 5 times in the mirror will get the hook. Sweet... mean..ouch!The 1992 film directed by Bernard Rose is adapted from producer Clive Barker's original short story called The Forbidden.

3.Psycho ~ 1960 The character of "Norman Bates" was actually based on a true-life story of a Wisconsin serial killer. The goes that movie fans actually formed lines around the block to see this blockbuster hit once word-of-mouth enthusiastically traveled. Shrieking screams could literally be heard outside of theaters. Oscar nominations were garnered for Alfred Hitchcock for best director and actress Janet Leigh won for best supporting actress.

4.POLTERGEIST-Released on June 4th 1982, director Tobe Hooper's Poltergeist is one of the most uneasy feeling movies of its time. Superstition seems to be attached to this film due to the fact that the final scenes did in fact use real human skeletons.

5.The Ring (2002) -This movie doesn't need blood to scare, no graphic killings - just a really ugly neglected girl who got drowned in a well. This is one of the scariest horrors I've seen in recent times. Not too big on the sequel though.When a mysterious vhs tape is watched the telephone rings and the voice on the other end says that you will die in 7 days. Now how many of you get scared when you're watching this and your phone rings?

6.The Omen (1976)-If you're expecting or just had a newborn then it might be a good idea to not watch this movie. Classic horror that would make you think twice about spanking a miserable child especially if he's comfortable around dogs. The Omen is about a child who is the antichrist.

7.The Shining - Stephen King's popular horror film which is commercially focused on one for Kubrick> The horror film is a haunting & unsettling chronicle based on family personal psychological breakdown.
8.The Sixth Sense-Award-winning child psychologist Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis) is shot in his own bedroom by a suicidal former patient, Vincent Gray (Donnie Wahlberg) who accuses him of abandonment before killing himself. When another child, eight-year-old Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment), appears with the same symptoms, Crowe is determined to atone for his possible sins of omission by helping the boy overcome his terror and anxiety.

9.Pumpkinhead- Pumpkinhead is an unforgettable classic destined for the Monster Movie Hall of Fame. There are a few too many moments when Mr. Winston lets the action get away from him, and Henrikson occasionally lapses into a chapter from the Christopher Walken Book of Scenery Chomping. This is definitely not a movie for the younger set, but if you're looking for some decent Saturday night entertainment, pick up a copy of Pumpkinhead and a six-pack of your favorite beverage, do up a big bowl of popcorn, turn the lights down and enjoy.

10.The Forsaken-Screen Gems' "The Forsaken" takes the grittiness of Quentin Tarantino's "From Dusk Til Dawn" and puts a modern day twist to the mythological facts behind vampires. In "The Forsaken," there are no fangs, no garlic and no stakes-- and consequently, no suspense."The Forsaken" isn't so horrible that it seems like an old B horror movie, but in a day where technology is constantly advancing its simplicity will bore the teenage audience it is trying desperately to attract.

11.THE GIFT-When the names of Sam Raimi and Billy Bob Thornton are used in the same sentence as the word "movie," there is a tendency to think is certain terms. The Gift is a terrifying look at the dangers of interfering in the lives of others without considering all the consequences, but it is also a first-class tale of terror well worthy of its Best Horror Film Saturn nomination.

12.ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN: FRANKENSTEIN, DRACULA or THE WOLFMAN, but why not rent a film with all three, plus Bud Abbott and Lou Costello too? This is one of their funniest movies, thanks to Lou Costello's genius at acting like a frightened little boy. There are many classic sequences, including a hysterical scene where a candle keeps moving (it is placed on Dracula's coffin and old Drac is trying to get out) and Lou gets himself worked up into a frenzy.

13.Strikes Again :. With the subject matter close to heart, Billy Bob Thornton weaves out a masterful story set amongst the bayous of small town Louisiana. If you see it in the movie store, rent it. Turn the lights out, sit back and enjoy a wonderfully acted movie.

14.The Blair Witch Project -If you were somebody, if you wanted be somebody, if you wanted be seen with somebody in the hope you would be somebody, you went to see "The Blair Witch Project".Only to discover, there in the darkness, watching the flickering shadows and light, you were not somebody. Just a fool, who had been had.

15.CARNIVAL OF SOULS -Seen as overrated by some and one of the best films of the sixties by others, CARNIVAL OF SOULS should be seen at least once by anyone interested in horror films, and outside of a theater, there is no better way to experience it than on DVD.

16.Dracula -Dracula is played by none other than Bela Lugosi, and this is without a doubt his loosest, most engaging performance. He does not play the part for laughs - he leaves that to Bud and Lou. It's not surprising that the Dracula story has been filmed so many times. Sex and violence generally provide for a good box-office draw (meaning lots of moolah for the moguls) with the general Dracula story- the plot points of Dracula 2000and highlight a couple of its good and not-so-good features.

17.THE WOLF MAN -THE WOLF MAN (1941) was part of Universal Studio's triumphant monster revival that began with SON OF FRANKENSTEIN. Though they already had at least three monsters on their payroll - The Frankenstein Monster, Dracula and The Mummy – The Wolfman, or rather Lawrence Talbot, the man who would turn into a wolf when "the autumn moon is bright" (or later, "when the moon is full and bright") was an exciting and inspired addition to their stable of fright characters.

18..Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)-Knives on his fingers, burned flesh, a face only a mother could love and deadly wit, Wes Craven's creation, Freddy Kreuger is a child killer who was set on fire by an angry mob but comes back to kill whenever they go to sleep. Freddy is responsible for sleepless nights on Elm Street and in many homes off screen.

19. The Lost Boys (1988)Keifer Sutherland is the bad boy vampire in this 1988 vampire movie which also stars Jason Gedric. Its a vampire classic and I just love the children singing "Thou shall not kill..."

20. A Return To Salem's Lot (1987)-Not that great a movie but it will scare you. A man takes a vacation with his son in a town full of vampires. Stephen King wrote it.

21.Warlock: The Armageddon (1993)-Satan's son comes to earth on a full moon. The opening of the movie where the pregnant woman goes into a painful labour and the dog is pulled into the gooey mess to birth the Warlock is nasty.

22.Dracula's Widow (1989)- If you really need a scare then challenge this movie.

23.NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD:This may be the single best film to rent on Halloween. It is certainly the creepiest.

24..A Return To Salem's Lot (1987)-Not that great a movie but it scared you. A man takes a vacation with his son in a town full of vampires. Stephen King wrote it.

25.THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN -It is also not a horror film, but a science fiction film. Still, it presents a world scary enough to make the grade at any Halloween film fest. A man exposed to strange radiation finds himself shrinking a few inches every day, until he is so small, he finds himself living in a doll house and defending himself against spiders and cats. The classic sci-fi film of the 50s.

Those are just top 25 horror movies of all time of own choices, but beware - some of these films have been remade. Go with the original black and white.


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