Horror movies are always exceptional and are liked worldwide by people of every age group. The thrill and suspense of these horror movies make everyone imagining throughout the movie. The best part about these movies is that there is no melodrama and emotional dialogs that we see almost in every movie. Many horror movies have won big awards and in this article, we will give you the list of top 20 horror movies of all time.
1. 13 Ghosts (1960) :
Directed by William Castle and written by Robb White, 13 Ghosts was an American horror movie. It is a story of a rich collector of unique things dies, he leaves haunted house for his nephew and family. A special pair of goggles allows them to see their ghostly tormentors.
2. Altered States (1980) :
Altered States is a science fiction-horror film adaptation of a novel by the same name by playwright and screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky. It is a story of a scientist who conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically.
3. An American Werewolf in London (1981) :
An American Werewolf in London was written and directed by John Landis, and starring David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, and Griffin Dunne. This was a story of a two American college boys who went for a tour to Britain. The werewolf attracted them both and according to the locals, no such thing exists.
4. Poltergeist (1982) :
Poltergeist was directed by Tobe Hooper and co-written and produced by Steven Spielberg in 1982. Thi was the first and most famous entry in the Poltergeist film series. The story is about a family that shifted to a new house that is haunted by a host of ghosts.
5. The Dead Zone (1983) :
The Dead Zone is a thriller movie based on Stephen King novel of the same name. David Cronenberg directed the movie and it stars Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Brooke Adams, Herbert Lom and Tom Skerritt.
6. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) :
A Nightmare on Elm Street was written and directed by Wes Craven. This is a story about women who along with her gets a nightmare of a guy with a razor glove. These all friends find these dreams coming true and actually taking place in their real life.
7. Come and See (1985) :
Come and See was a psychological thriller film directed by Elem Klimov. This is a story about a young boy who after finding a old rifle joins the Soviet Army and experiences the horrors of World War II.
8. Arachnophobia (1990) :
Arachnophobia was a horror comedy film directed by Frank Marshall and starring Jeff Daniels and John Goodman. The movie was about a variety of horrible poisonous spiders that gets exposed to a noxious chemical that causes them to grow to monumental proportions.
9. Braindead (1992) :
Braindead, released as Dead Alive in North America is a New Zealand zombie horror comedy gore film co-written and directed by Peter Jackson. Story is about the mother of a young man who is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey and she dies. Then she comes back to life and starts killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.
10. Audition (1999) :
Directed by Takashi Miike and starring Ryo Ishibashi and Eihi Shiina, Audition was a Japanese psychological horror film. This film was a story of a family is that is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family.
11. 7 Days to Live (2000) :
Direcetd by Sebastian Niemann and written by Dirk Ahner, 7 Days to Live was a story of a nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.
12. 28 Days Later (2003) :
Directed by Danny Boyle and written by Alex Garland, 28 Days Later horrifying movie. It is a story about a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK. Few people try to find sanctuary for this virus and that where the story starts.
13. An American Haunting (2005) :
An American Haunting is a supernatural horror movie based on the true events of the only case in US History where a spirit caused the death of a man. The movie was directed by Mathieu Kassovitz and stars Halle Berry, Penélope Cruz.
14. Game of Death (2006) :
Directed by Chookiat Sakveerakul Game of Death was a Thai horror comedy/psychological thriller film. It is a story of a Pusit who lost his job and is in serious debt. He then gets a mysterious call asking him to complete 13 tasks; he will win 100 million Baht. Pusit agrees and the game begins.
15. 1408 (2007) :
A American psychological horror film based on the Stephen King short story of the same name directed by Swedish director Mikael Hafstrom. It is a story of a loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Later she tries to save her souls but evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.
16. 100 Feet (2008) :
Written and directed by Eric Red 100 Feet is an American Horror movie starring Famke Janssen, Bobby Cannavale, Ed Westwick and Michael Pare. It is a story about women who kills her abusive husband and gets house arrest. She keeps herself in house just to discover that the enraged and violent spirit of her dead husband possesses the house.
17. After.Life (2009) :
After.Life is a American psychological thriller film starring Liam Neeson, Christina Ricci and Justin Long, directed by Agnieszka Wójtowicz-Vosloo from her original screenplay. This is a movie about a young woman caught between life and death.
18. 30 Days of Night (2010) :
Directed by Ben Ketai, 30 Days of Night is a American horror film based on the comic book miniseries of the same name. 30 Days of Night was originally pitched as a comic, then as a film, but was rejected.
19. 11-11-11 (2011) :
It is supernatural horror movie directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. 11-11-11 movie is set on 11:11 on the 11th day of the 11th month and concerning an entity from another world that enters the earthly realm through Heaven’s 11th gate.
20. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) :
So, these were 20 top horror movies for all time that took horror to a next level. These all movies went blockbuster and today also people love to watch these movies again and again.