Who doesn’t love a good horror film? There’s nothing better than being scared out of your mind with a bowl of popcorn and comfy blanket. For me, personally, I grew up obsessed with horror films. My favorites are the Michael Myers Halloween Franchise movies. I also love Child’s Play and Candyman. I am a horror film fanatic, and there’s not many things that I enjoy more than watching gruesome films. When I’m not watching horror movies, you can find me at one of the local museums or enjoying a game at Pokerstarscasino. However, no matter what, I’m always searching for the best horror films to check out or rewatch online. Until more horror films are debuted, I’ve put together a list of the best horror movies of all time, in no particular order. Check them out below.
The creator, John Carpenter, knew what he was doing when he created Halloween. It is such a good franchise, that each and every year in October, every household family rewatches all of the movies. There aren’t many horror movies that can come close to the scarieness of Michael Myers chasing down a babysitter or his sister, Laurie Strode. The anticipation for what boogeyman Michael Myers will do next is what keeps you on the edge of your seat during any Halloween movie. Halloween has only gotten better since its debut in 1978 and Michael Myers will forever be one of the scariest and most suspenseful monsters of all time.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of those movies that drop you head-first into a legit nightmare. Tobe Hooper’s original movie opens with a gruesome sight, slows down a little for some mildly creepy setup, then dumps five, silly kids into a full-on nightmare that doesn’t let up until the very end. Upon its release in 1974, the movie was banned outright in several countries and numerous theaters later stopped airing the film in response to complaints about how violent it was. Even still, this movie is one of the purest examples of real horror cinema. Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of the most chilling, creepiest movies out still to this day.
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Freddy Krueger is considered one of the most ominous horror villains of all time. The original Nightmare on Elm Street still holds up as one of the most scariest movies ever. However, many people don’t care too much for the sequels that were later made. The late, great creator of the franchise, Wes Craven, knew what he was doing when he created the franchise. The slasher focuses on four teenagets who are invaded and killed in their dreams, which makes you not want to go to sleep after watching this gruesome film. Elm Street will remain one of the most-watched horror films of all time, especially around Halloween each year.
Scream was also created by none other than the Godfather of horror films himself, Wes Craven. Craven created the franchise in the 90’s and did a bangup job of mixing clever horror with comedy when it comes to Scream. The films are legitimately scary and can also be unexpectedly funny, which is a huge treat for those who are insanely scared during horror films. Scream’s focus is on a ghostfaced killer that goes around slashing college students. The films combine black comedy with mystery from vilence of the slasher to really give fans a thrill. Scream is a little over 20 years old, but still is recognized as being some of the best horror movies of our time.
The original and undeniably creepiest possession-themed horror movie probably ever made, The Exorcist, is one of a kind. Not only is it one of the scariest films ever made, but it is also one of the most well-put-together horror movies ever created. The story of a demon-inhabited Regan, her distressed mother, and two priests working their religious magic to save her life holds up to repeat viewings because of how well the actors portrayed their parts. This supernatural horror film has been named the scariest film of all time by Entertainment Weekly and earned ten Academy Award nominations, winning two of them. The Exorcist is still watched today and is just as scary now as it was in 1973.
Friday the 13th
You can’t have a list of horror films without mentioning the slasher classic of Friday the 13th. The movie is based on friends spending time at an overnight camp, Camp Crystal Lake, and getting hunted and killed by Jason Voorhees. The film was released in 1980 and was a major hit with horror film fanatics. Friday the 13th is still one of the creepiest movies of all time today, especially for kids who visit summer camps. You can’t help but think that in the middle of the night Jason is going to come running at you with a butcher knife. That is the impact that the popular franchise has had on the public after all of these years.