Whether it’s the chilling scenes in Wrong Turn or the frightening plot of The Witch, horror movies are a sure way to getting scared. Choosing to binge-watch horror movies will usher you into a new level of fright.
Even though watching horror movies might cause panic during sleep, the balance between horrifying plot and happy endings make it worthwhile. In horror movies, the story is about survival, where casts show resilience and strength of character through their struggle to overcome evil.
From haunted house capers to scary creatures, this top 10 list includes both modern and classic movies that the horror genre offers. Comb through to find one that you haven’t watch yet and would scare the wits out of you.
So, if you’re ready, here they are!
10. 28 Days Later (2002)
28 Days Later is a zombie movie. The zombies in the film can run. Like most zombie movies, the zombies are responsible for the destruction of the world.
Jim wakes up in a hospital bed and staggers out of his room. He walks into a post-apocalyptic world, London, to be precise, that would never return to what it used to be before. Close to a month later, Jim, alongside other survivors, try to find their way into Scotland by surviving some of the most horrifying ordeals.
9. The Orphanage (2007)
The Orphanage is a sophisticated, wonderfully classy and well-refined horror movie by Juan Antonio Bayona – A Spanish director with a knack for creating terrifying films.
The movie is a tale of an abandoned and haunted orphanage. It quickly turns from a laid back thriller to a scary horror, thanks to sudden yet surprising jolts.
8. Return of the Living Dead (1985)
This movie is a combination of a terrifying and funny plot. It has some of the coolest zombie resurrections and exciting performances that you will ever see on screen.
7. The Babadook (2014)
The Babadook simultaneously captures children as aggressors and victims. On the surface, The Badabook is a book that appears to be possessed by a horrible creature’s evil spirit.
The movie is also about a delicate bond between a child and their mother. It instills a fear of losing touch with reality and a deep sense of protecting your loved ones at all costs. The creature is interestingly dark, like the evil book it lives.
6. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
This movie is a horror-comedy with a legitimate terrifying side to it. In one way, the film is about a man who turns into a werewolf who kills people and feels terrible about it. In other ways, it is a surprising yet unique piece of art that will never get old.
5. The Fly (1986)
The movie is about a man who swaps DNA with a housefly and transforms into a terrifying inhuman monster. The film also explores the fear humans have about diseases.
4. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
This movie revolves around a young couple from a farm in Pennsylvania. The couple has to fight off a zombie attack.
3. The Thing (1982)
This movie has extraterrestrial creatures on a mission. The aliens are shape shifters who unleash hell on scientists working in the Antarctic. The scientists cannot tell for sure who they are dealing with at any given point.
2. The Shining (1980)
This movie feels evil. It unfolds in such a way that you cannot feel safe. Watching The Shining is like trusting a drunk to drive you home. You are not sure about what is coming next, but you know it is not good. From chopped up children to lifts of blood, danger lurks in every scene of this movie.
1. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
This movie sets the bar for horror movies. It drops you headfirst into a real nightmare. Just when you think you could take a breath, it introduces you to a gruesome sight. Then, it eases you into a mild creepy scene before going all out on a cannibalistic party to the end.
Apart from these timeless horror movies, Netflix has some of the most exciting horror films of the modern time. Consider adding these to your horror fest watch list: The Autopsy of Jane Doe, 1922, Before I Wake, Apostle, Creep, The Endless, The Boy, and Hush. Still looking for more? Check out It Comes At Night, The Witch, The Ritual, The Babysitter, The Invitation, It Follows, and Gerald’s Game on Netflix, too.