There are lots of interesting horror anthologies out there but very few are able to thread their stories through a bigger frame. Although some modern horror films emerging that are likely to overtake some of these features in the future, for now, these 10 films remain the staples of a category that carries on to be one of the most popular among movie-goers.
Come to check out the 10 Greatest Horror Movies of all time—
10. The Thing (1982)-
Like many great horror films, the ones that suffer over the years, John Carpenter’s 1982 The Thing, was initially ignored by most critics as being nothing more than an excessive gross-out schlock movie. It has been reappraised and become recognized as one of the truly amazing promotions of the genre. The movie follows the strong team at a remote Antarctic research facility as they’re surrounded by an alien presence that can believe the form of anything it touches. Playing to gut-level qualms and using grotesquely outstanding practical creature effects, this is Carpenter, one of the masters of horror, working at the very top of his game. And the ambiguous ending is still the topic of great discussion and debate.
9. Near Dark (1987)-
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by her and Eric Red, Near Dark is a 1987 American neo-western horror movie. Featuring the actors Adrian Pasdar and Jenny Wright, the film was the aspect of a resurgence of serious vampire movies in the late 1980s. The story follows a young man in a Midwestern small town who becomes involved with a family of nomadic American vampires. Despite performing poorly at the box office, critic reviews were very beneficial. Over the years, the film has gained a conspiracy following.
8. The Blair Witch Project (1999)-
Directed, written and edited by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez, The Blair Witch Project is a 1999 American supernatural horror film tells the fictional story of three student filmmakers who climb in the Black Hills near Burkittsville, Maryland to film a documentary about a tale known as the Blair Witch. The three disappeared, but their footage is discovered a year later. The supposedly recovered footage is the movie the viewer sees.
The Blair Witch Project grossed around $250 million worldwide on a modest budget of $60,000, making it one of the most successful independent movies of all time.
7. The Hills Have Eyes (1977)-
Written, directed, and edited by Wes, The Hills Have Eyes is a 1977 American horror film follows the Carters, an inhabited family targeted by a family of cannibal savages after becoming trapped in the Nevada desert. The cannibals crucify the family patriarch, Big Bob, rape his daughter Brenda, and kidnap the family’s youngest daughter, baby Katy, intending to eat her.
6. Night of the Living Dead (1968)-
Directed, photographed and edited by George A Romero invented the living dead genre with this smart, low-budget surprise about a virus, accidentally brought back to Earth from outer space, that causes people to eat each other, affected by an endless hunger. It satirised discrimination, careerism, conformism, and the country’s top secret fear of the future.
5. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)-
Produced and directed by a young Tobe Hooper, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is another movie that seems to get better with age, despite the fact that the film’s modest roots make it pretty difficult around the sides. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre follows a group of youngsters who are picked off one by one by a chainsaw-wielding masked man known as “Leatherface” by horror fans after they stop at a remote farmhouse in the Deep South Along with being credited as pioneering the slasher-horror genre along with Halloween and several other films.
4. Kuroneko (1968)-
Kuroneko Yabu no Naka no Kuroneko, “A Black Cat in a Bamboo Grove is a 1968 black-and-white Japanese horror movie, directed by Kaneto Shindo, and a version of a supernatural folktale. Set during a civil war in Japan’s Heian period, the spirits of a woman and her daughter-in-law look for revenge after losing their lives to a violent incident. The movie was based in black and white-Toho Scope format, It was shown subtitled only in the US in 1968.
3. The Exorcist (1973)-
The Exorcist is nearly generally ranked as the greatest horror movie of all time It’s impossible to assemble a top 10 horror movies list without putting “The Exorcist” at near the top. Written Roger Ebert, The Exorcist tells the story of a 12-year-old girl who becomes possessed by the demonic spirit Pazuzu and the attempts by her mother and two priests to win her back through an exorcism.
2. The Shining (1980)-
Written by Jack Torrance The Shining has experienced a fascinating transformation over the years – once critically separated, the movie is now widely accepted as one of the greatest horror movies of all time, becoming both an important milestone in movie history and a historical subject of pop culture. Presenting Kubrick’s signature attraction for detail every step of the way, The Shining is one of the most unnerving horror films ever made and is likely to stay that way for a long time to come.
1. Psycho (1960)-
Directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock, and written by Joseph Stefano An American psychological horror film. Psycho, which afraid the residing terrible out of everyone who watched it in 1960. The scariest part is Anthony Perkins’s superb, understated performance as a worried man with serious mommy issues. Psycho is one of Hitchcock’s best films and praised as a major work of cinematic art by international film critics. Often ranked among the greatest horror films of all time.
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