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100 Best Halloween Movies Of All Time That Will Surely Give You Goosebumps


If Horror movies excite you the most, here is a list of the 100 Best Halloween Movies of All Time that you can add to your watch list. From the Conjuring to the Silence of Lambs, this article covers the top-rated movies that continue to rule the hearts of so many movie lovers. How to make horror films be made even spookier? By watching them in the Dark at home, well, this is just a suggestion.

If you are afraid of the dark, just avoid it. But if you want to add an extra thrill to watching them, you can try this. The fans love Halloween movies for the simple fact that they never let you sit ideal on your seats. You are always caught up thinking, “what will happen next.” The climax scenes and the in-between shocking moments when the devil makes an appearance catch everyone’s attention. 

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1. The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)

1991’s The Silence of the Lambs psychological horror film written and directed by Ted Tally, based on the 1988 Thomas Harris novel of the same name. Jodie Foster plays Clarice Young FBI trainee Starling is searching for “Buffalo Bill,” a psychopath who skinned his female victims.

She seeks advice on how to catch him from the imprisoned cannibalistic serial killer and brilliant psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins). Kasi Lemmons, Scott Glenn, and Anthony Heald also make appearances in the movie.

2. Psycho (1960)

Alfred Hitchcock produced and directed the 1960 American psychological horror thriller movie titled Psycho. Based on Robert Bloch’s 1959 novel of the same name, Joseph Stefano wrote the screenplay. Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, and Martin Balsam appear in the movie.

The story revolves around an encounter between shy motel owner Norman Bates (Perkins) and on-the-run embezzler Marion Crane (Leigh) and what happens afterward as a private detective looks into her disappearance.

Psycho (1960)


3. The Shining (1980)

In 1980, Stanley Kubrick produced, directed, and co-wrote The Shining, a psychological horror film with author Diane Johnson. The 1977 film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel has Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, and Danny Lloyd as the main cast.

A successful writer and sober man named Jack Torrance (Nicholson) accepts a position as the off-season keeper of the remote old Overlook Hotel in the Colorado Rockies with his spouse, Wendy Torrance (Duvall), and small son, Danny Torrance (Lloyd). Danny has “shining” psychic abilities. After a winter blizzard strands the Torrances in the snow, Jack’s sanity deteriorates as a result of the supernatural feelings that inhabit the hotel.

The Shining (1980)

The Shining

4. The Thing (1982)

American science fiction horror film The Thing, with a screenplay by Bill Lancaster, was released in 1982. It was directed by John Carpenter. It is inspired by the 1938 John W. Campbell Jr. novella Who Goes There? It tells the tale of a group of American scientists who travel to Antarctica and come upon the titular “Thing,” an extraterrestrial parasite that assimilates and then mimics other living things as they start to realize that they can no longer rely on one another.

In the movie, Kurt Russell plays R.J. MacReady, the team’s helicopter pilot, with A. Wilford Brimley, T. K. Carter, David Clennon, Keith David, Richard Dysart, Charles Hallahan, Peter Maloney, Richard Masur, Donald Moffat, Joel Polis, and Thomas G. The gang is overcome by paranoia and strife.

The Thing (1982)

The Thing

5. The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist is a 1973 American horror movie directed by William Friedkin & written for the people by William Peter Blatty, based on the same-titled 1971 novel by William Peter Blatty. Starring in it are Linda Blair, Jason Miller, Jack MacGowran, Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn, and Jack MacGowran in his final acting role. It depicts the demonic possession of a little girl and her mother’s attempt to free her by having two Catholic priests perform an exorcism.

6. Young Frankenstein (1974)

At an American medical school, Dr. Frederick Frankenstein lectures and is betrothed to socialite Elizabeth. When someone brings up his grandpa Victor Frankenstein, the notorious mad scientist he does not want to be linked with, he becomes irritated and asks that his surname be pronounced “Fronkensteen.”

Frederick flies to Europe to view the property after learning from a solicitor that he has inherited his family’s estate in Transylvania following the passing of his great-grandfather, Baron Beaufort von Frankenstein. He is greeted by a gorgeous, young female assistant named Inga as well as a hunchbacked, bug-eyed servant named Igor at the Transylvania train station. Igor’s grandpa worked for Victor.

Young Frankenstein (1974)

Young Frankenstein (1974)

7. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Roman Polanski’s 1968 American psychological horror film Rosemary’s Baby features Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer, Maurice Evans, Ralph Bellamy, Patsy Kelly, Angela Dorian, and Charles Grodin, who is making his feature film debut.

In the movie, a young (and soon-to-be pregnant) wife in Manhattan develops the suspicion that her elderly neighbors are Satanic cultists who are grooming her to become pregnant so they can utilize her child in their rituals. It is based on a book by Ira Levin that was published in 1967.

8. Let The Right One In (2008)

The 2008 Swedish romance horror movie Let the Right One In, scripted and created by Tomas Alfredson, was based on the John Ajvide Lindqvist book of the same name, published in 2004. In the early 1980s, in the Blackeberg neighborhood of Stockholm, a harassed 12-year-old kid strikes up a connection with a peculiar child.

John Nordling bought the rights to do the project in 2004 and started working on a film adaptation of Lindqvist’s book. Unconcerned with the vampire and horror cliches, Alfredson decided to tone down a lot of the book’s features and concentrate mostly on the interaction between the two main characters and the exploration of humanity’s darker side.

9. Nosferatu (1922)

Max Schreck plays Count Orlok, a vampire who preys on his estate agent’s wife (Greta Schröder) and spreads the plague throughout their town, in F. W. Murnau’s 1922 silent German Expressionist horror film Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror. Nosferatu is an unlicensed and unauthorized remake of Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897), which was made by Prana Film.

Count Dracula was renamed Count Orlok, while other names and information were altered from the novel. Even though these alterations are frequently cited as a defense against copyright infringement, Dracula was identified as the source in the original German intertitles.

Nosferatu (1922)

Nosferatu (1922)

10. Night Of the Living Dead (1968)

George A. Romero directed, shot, and edited the 1968 American independent horror film Night of the Living Dead, which starred Judith O’Dea and Duane Jones. Romero and John Russo wrote the screenplay. The story revolves around seven people who are trapped in a farmhouse in western Pennsylvania and are being attacked by an increasing number of flesh-eating zombie ghouls.

After acquiring experience by directing television commercials and industrial films, Romero, his friends Russo and Russell Streiner, and their Pittsburgh-based production company, The Latent Image, decided to pursue their ambition of filming a feature picture. They collaborated on a horror film with Karl Hardman and Marilyn Eastman to capitalize on the current economic interest in the genre.

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

11. Frankenstein (1931)

Olin Clive plays Henry Frankenstein, a mad scientist who excavates corpses with his assistant to piece together a living entity from body parts in the film Frankenstein. Boris Karloff plays the resulting Monster, sometimes known as Frankenstein’s Monster. Jack Pierce was the artist who applied the Monster’s makeup. The movie’s cast also includes Mae Clarke, John Boles, Dwight Frye, and Edward Van Sloan, in addition to Clive and Karloff.

Frankenstein (1931)

Frankenstein (1931)

12. The Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)

Frankenstein, a 1931 science fiction horror film from Universal Pictures, received its first sequel in 1935 with Bride of Frankenstein. James Whale once again helmed Bride of Frankenstein, which also features Boris Karloff as the Monster.

Elsa Lanchester reprises her roles as Mary Shelley and the movie’s main character in the sequel. Ernest Thesiger portrays Dr. Septimus Pretorius, and Colin Clive returns in the character of Henry Frankenstein.

The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

13. Ed Wood (1994)

The 1994 American biographical comedy-drama Ed Wood, starring Johnny Depp as the titular cult director Ed Wood, was written, produced, and directed by Tim Burton. The movie focuses on Wood’s friendship with actor Bela Lugosi, who is portrayed by Martin Landau, as well as the time in his life when he produced his most well-known movies. The supporting cast includes Bill Murray, Patricia Arquette, Jeffrey Jones, Lisa Marie, and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Ed Wood (1994)

Ed Wood (1994)

14. Freaks (1932)

Tod Browning produced and directed the 1932 American pre-Code horror movie Freaks, which starred Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, and Roscoe Ates. In the movie Freaks, a crafty trapeze artist joins a band of carnival sideshow performers with a scheme to seduce and kill a dwarf in the group to inherit his riches, which was originally planned as Lon Chaney’s vehicle.

Her scheme, however, turns out to have harmful repercussions. The short story “Spurs” by Tod Robbins, which was initially published in Munsey’s Magazine in February 1923, served as the basis for the movie. The studio acquired the rights to the story, with MGM art department chief Cedric Gibbons in charge.

Freaks (1932)

Freaks (1932)

15. Halloween (1978)

The 1978 American independent slasher movie Halloween was written, produced, and directed by John Carpenter. It starred Jamie Lee Curtis (in her film debut), Donald Pleasence, P. J. Soles, and Nancy Kyes in supporting parts.

Michael Myers, a mentally ill prisoner who was confined to a sanitarium for killing his babysitting adolescent sister on Halloween night when he was six years old, is the main character of the story. After 15 years, he manages to flee and make his way back to his hometown, where, while being hunted by his doctor, he chases a female babysitter and her friends.

Halloween (1978)

Halloween (1978)

16. Evil Dead II (1987)

Evil Dead II is also known as Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn in advertisements. Sam Raimi directed this 1987 American comedy-horror movie. It is a follow-up to the slasher classic The Evil Dead from 1981. Raimi and Scott Spiegel collaborated on the screenplay. Bruce Campbell plays Ash Williams in the Robert Tapert-produced film Evil Dead II.

Ash Williams vacations with his fiancée at a secluded cottage in the woods. When he plays an audio recording of readings from a book of ancient manuscripts, it causes several demons to be released, taking control of him and tormenting him.

17. Saw (2004)

In 2004, James Wan made his feature directorial debut with the American psychological horror film Saw. Leigh Whannell wrote the screenplay from Wan and Whannell’s original story. Starring Whannell, Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Michael Emerson, Ken Leung, and Tobin Bell, it is the first entry in the Saw movie series. 

The enigmatic Jigsaw Killer tests his victims’ will to live by subjecting them to physically painful, life-threatening “games” in which they must endure great suffering. The Jigsaw Killer is the main mystery of the nonlinear narrative-driven movie. When two of Jigsaw’s most recent captives (Whannell and Elwes) awaken in a large, dilapidated bathroom, they are instructed to kill each other to protect their own families.

Saw (2004)

Evil Dead II (1987)

18. The Fly (1986)

David Cronenberg co-wrote and directed the science fiction horror movie The Fly, which came out in 1986. Starring Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, and John Getz, the movie is produced by Brooksfilms and released by 20th Century Fox.

The 1958 motion picture The Fly, which was partially based on the same-titled 1957 short story by George Langelaan, depicts the story of an eccentric scientist whose experiment goes wrong, leading to the scientist’s gradual transformation into a fly-hybrid creature. Howard Shore wrote the soundtrack, and Chris Walas and Stephan Dupuis, a makeup artist, worked together to create the makeup effects.

The Fly (1986)

The Fly (1986)

19. The Birds (1963)

The Birds is a 1963 American thriller-horror film that Alfred Hitchcock both produced and directed. It is loosely based on Daphne du Maurier’s 1952 short tale of the same name and centers on a string of violent bird attacks on residents of Bodega Bay, California, over a few days.

Along with Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette, and Veronica Cartwright, the movie also stars Rod Taylor and Tippi Hedren, who is making her acting debut. The screenplay was written by Evan Hunter, who was instructed by Hitchcock to include new characters and a more complex storyline while maintaining the title and the idea of mysterious bird assaults from du Maurier.

The Birds (1963)

The Birds (1963)

20. Beetlejuice (1988)

The 1988 American fantasy horror comedy film Beetlejuice, directed by Tim Burton, stars Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O’Hara, Winona Ryder, & Michael Keaton as the title character. The Geffen Company produced it, and Warner Bros.

Pictures released it. The narrative is focused on a recently dead couple who are now haunted by the ghosts of their former home. Hire Betelgeuse, an annoying and cunning “bio-exorcist” from the Netherworld, to frighten away the new occupants of the property. Beetlejuice has occasionally pronounced Beetlejuice in the movie.

Beetlejuice (1988)

Beetlejuice (1988)

21. An American Werewolf In London (1981)

John Landis wrote and directed the horror comedy An American Werewolf in London in 1981. The movie is a British-American international co-production starring David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne, and John Woodvine. The phrase is a mashup of Werewolf of London and An American in Paris.

The story of the movie centers on David and Jack, two American travelers who are vacationing in England when they are threatened by a werewolf, leading David to wonder if he may turn into a werewolf during the next full moon.

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

22. The Omen (1976)

Richard Donner and David Seltzer’s occult horror movie The Omen was released in 1976. Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner, Harvey Spencer Stephens in his film debut, Billie Whitelaw, Patrick Troughton, Martin Benson, and Leo McKern all appear in this British-American international co-production.

The story of the movie centers on Damien Thorn, a young child who was secretly adopted by his father at birth after his wife’s baby passed very soon after birth. They discover Damien is the predicted Antichrist as a series of unexplained incidents and horrific murders happen all around them, and he enters childhood.

The Omen (1976)

The Omen (1976)

23. The Wicker Man (1973)

British folk horror film The Wicker Man, starring Edward Woodward, Britt Ekland, Diane Cilento, Ingrid Pitt, and Christopher Lee, was released in 1973. It was directed by Robin Hardy. The central theme of Anthony Shaffer’s screenplay, which was based on David Pinner’s 1967 novel Ritual, is Police Sergeant Neil Howie’s journey to the remote Scottish island of Summerisle in pursuit of a missing child.

Howie, a devoted Christian, is horrified to learn that the island’s residents no longer adhere to Christianity and instead follow a type of Celtic paganism. The film’s music was composed by Paul Giovanni.

The Wicker Man (1973)

The Wicker Man (1973)

24. Dead Alive (1992)

A Sumatran rat monkey bites a young man’s mother. After becoming ill and passing away, she resurrects and resumes killing and devouring canines, nurses, friends, and neighbors. Jackson’s tale about a small-town youngster dealing with his zombie grandma with a monkey bite is ludicrous and also plainly influenced by the gooey, gross-out humor of Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator and the more extravagantly gory jokes of Monty Python.

Although it received little attention when it was first released, it has gained popularity as a result of Jackson’s growing fan following. The movie itself is still a tonne of gross fun. 

Dead Alive (1992)

Dead Alive (1992)

25. A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

A Nightmare on Elm Street, an American supernatural slasher film from 1984, was written, produced, and directed by Wes Craven. Starring Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger, and Johnny Depp in his directorial debut, it is the first entry in the A Nightmare on Elm Street installment.

The movie’s November 9, 1984, release brought in $57 million globally. One of the good horror movies ever made, A Nightmare on Elm Street received overwhelmingly positive reviews and went on to inspire a franchise that included six sequels, a television show, a crossover with Friday the 13th, several other products, and a remake of the same name.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

26. Scream (1996)

Scream, an American slasher film from 1996, was co-written and directed by Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson. Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Matthew Lillard, Rose McGowan, Skeet Ulrich, Jamie Kennedy, and Drew Barrymore are among the movie’s prominent cast members. The movie, which debuted on December 20, centers on high school girl Sidney Prescott (Campbell) and her classmates in the fictional Californian town of Woodsboro, who are the targets of a masked killer known only as Ghostface.

The movie parodies the tropes of the slasher subgenre made popular by movies like Friday the 13th (1980), Halloween (1978), & Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). Williamson’s love of horror movies, especially Halloween movies, had an impact on Scream, which was influenced by the true story of the Gainesville Ripper (1978).

27. The Evil Dead (1981)

The Evil Dead, a 1981 American supernatural horror film starring Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManicor, Betsy Baker, and Theresa Tilly, was written and directed by Sam Raimi, produced by Robert Tapert, and executive produced by Raimi, Tapert, and Campbell. Five college students who are on holiday in a solitary cabin in a far-off wooded area are the main subject of the movie.

Four of the group members experience demonic possession after they discover an audio tape that, when played, summons a host of demons and spirits, leaving Ash Williams (Campbell), the fifth member, to escape an onslaught of horrifying mayhem.

The Evil Dead made between $2.7 and $29.4 million international and $2.4 million in the US. The picture received overwhelmingly positive early and later reviews; in the years after its debut, It is considered one of the most impactful cult films, among the greatest horror films ever made, and one of the most successful independent films.The Evil Dead (1981)

The Evil Dead (1981)

28. Army Of Darkness (1992)

Sam Raimi co-wrote, co-directed, and co-edited the 1992 American comedy-horror film Army of Darkness, which was also co-produced by Robert Tapert and Bruce Campbell and co-written by Ivan Raimi. It is the third entry in the Evil Dead series and a follow-up to Evil Dead II, starring Campbell and Embeth Davidtz.

Ash Williams (Campbell) is stranded in the Middle Ages and must fight the undead to escape and reach the modern day. After Darkman’s commercial success, Universal Pictures and a production arrangement were reached to make the movie. In 1991, California served as the location for filming.

On October 9, 1992, Army of Darkness had its Sitges Film Festival debut. On February 19, 1993, it was made available in America. Positive reviews were given to it despite receiving much less attention than the prior two movies. It made $21.5 million more than its $11 million budget overall.

Army Of Darkness (1992)

Army Of Darkness (1992)

29. Carrie (2013)

American supernatural horror movie Carrie was released in 2013. Kimberly Peirce is the director. It is the fourth installment in the Carrie series and a remake of the 1976 film version of Stephen King’s same-titled novel from 1974.

The screenplay for the movie was written by Lawrence D. Cohen and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and it was produced by Kevin Misher. Julianne Moore plays Margaret White in the movie, and Chloe Grace Moretz plays the title role of Carrie White. Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Gabriella Wilde, Ansel Elgort, and Alex Russell are all included in the cast.

A quiet child who is shunned by her peers and protected by her fervently religious mother utilizes her telekinetic abilities to devastating effect in the movie adaptation of Stephen King’s novel.

30. Dracula (1931)

The 1931 American pre-Code supernatural horror film Dracula, with Bela Lugosi in the title role, was directed and co-produced by Tod Browning from a screenplay by Garrett Fort. It is based on the 1924 stage adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula, written by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston.

In his role as Count Dracula, played by Bela Lugosi, the vampire leaves Transylvania for England, where he feeds on the blood of living people, including a young man’s fiancée. Dracula is the first sound movie version of the Bram Stoker novel, and it was produced and released by Universal Pictures.

The part of the titular character was up for grabs, but in the end, it went to Bela Lugosi, who had previously portrayed the part on Broadway. Part of the movie was filmed on sets at the Universal Studios lot in California, which was also used at night to film Dracula, a parallel Spanish-language adaptation of the story produced by Universal.

31. The Haunting (1963)

The Haunting, a 1963 horror movie that Robert Wise produced and directed, was adapted from Shirley Jackson’s 1959 book The Haunting of Hill House by Nelson Gidding. Claire Bloom, Julie Harris, Richard Johnson, and Russ Tamblyn are its main actors. The film tells the story of a small group of people who were asked to examine a supposedly haunted house by a paranormal investigator.

After reading the book that director Wise had sent to screenwriter Gidding, who had previously collaborated with him on the 1958 film I Want to Live!, Gidding started a six-month draught of the script. Although he was told after meeting author Shirley Jackson that the book was primarily a supernatural tale, he believed it to be more about mental collapse than ghosts, and themes of mental breakdown were used in the movie.

32. Sleepy Hollow (1999)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a rough version of Washington Irving’s 1820 short story, and it stars Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci. In the film, supporting roles were played by Michael Gambon, Casper Van Dien, Miranda Richardson, Jeffrey Jones, and Christopher Lee.

The main character of the story is police officer Ichabod Crane (Depp), who in New York City has been given the task of examining a series of murders that have been committed in the Sleepy Hollow neighborhood by the enigmatic Headless Horseman.


33. Poltergeist (1982)

The supernatural horror movie Poltergeist, which was released in 1982 in the United States under the direction of Tobe Hooper, was written by Steven Spielberg, Michael Grais, and Mark Victor from his own story. Spielberg and Frank Marshall produced the movie, which features JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, and Beatrice Straight in the lead roles.

The main characters of the movie are a suburban family who has their home invaded by evil ghosts that kidnap their youngest daughter. Hooper was chosen as the director because of his work on The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and The Funhouse, while Spielberg was contractually prohibited from helming another movie while he was working on ET the Extra-Terrestrial.

Spielberg intended Poltergeist to be a terrifying prequel to Night Skies, the 1977 sequel to Close Encounters of the Third Kind; Hooper, though, proposed they work together on a ghost story because he was less interested in the sci-fi components.

34. Corpse Bride (2005)

In 2005, Mike Johnson and Tim Burton released the stop-motion animated musical dark fantasy film Corpse Bride. The screenplay was written by John August, Caroline Thompson, and Pamela Pettler and was based on characters that Burton and Carlos Grangel had developed.

Corpse Bride is the first stop-motion feature film that Burton has directed, and it is a global co-production between the United States and the United Kingdom. Additionally, Warner Bros. Pictures distributed Burton’s debut stop-motion movie.

35. Suspiria (1977)

The 1977 Italian supernatural horror film Suspiria, which is based in part on Thomas De Quincey’s 1845 essay Suspiria de Profundis, was directed by Dario Argento and co-written by him and Daria Nicolodi. Jessica Harper is a ballerina student from the United States who transfers to a prominent dancing institution only to learn, following a string of gruesome killings, that the academy is only a cover for a paranormal plot.

Suspiria (1977)

Suspiria (1977)

36. House (1977)

The experimental comedy-horror movie House was created and directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi in 1977. Only Kimiko Ikegami and Yoko Minamida have any notable prior acting experience, and most of the actors in it are amateurs. A teenager and her six friends visit her elderly aunt’s country home, where they encounter paranormal activity as the girls are gradually ingested by the house.

House (1977)

House (1977)

37. The Return Of The Living Dead (1985)

Clu Gulager, James Karen, Thom Matthews, and Don Calfa star in the 1985 American comedic horror film The Return of the Living Dead, which was written and directed by Dan O’Bannon in his feature film debut. The movie follows a warehouse owner as he deals with the unintentional release of a horde of unstoppable, brain-hungry zombies into an unprepared community.

The warehouse owner is joined by his two employees, a mortician friend, and a group of teenage punks. The movie dubbed a “mordant punk comedy,” is credited with popularizing the idea that zombies only consume brains, as opposed to other human flesh, as in earlier zombie renditions. It is also credited with being the first movie to ever depict a zombie jogging.

The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

38. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino collaborated on the 1996 American action horror movie From Dusk till Dawn, which was based on a premise and a story by Robert Kurtzman. Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Ernest Liu, and Juliette Lewis are among the cast members.

The story centers on two American criminal brothers (Clooney and Tarantino) who kidnap a family to cross into Mexico but wind up stranded in a saloon frequented by vampires. Following its movie office success, From Dusk till Dawn has gained cult status and inspired a media franchise that includes sequels, video games, and other media adaptations.

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

39. The Changeling (1980)

The Changeling is a 1980 Canadian supernatural psychological horror movie with George C. Scott, Melvyn Douglas, and Trish Van Devere in it. It was directed by Peter Medak. The story follows a renowned composer from New York City as he relocates to Seattle, Washington, and moves into a mansion that he later suspects is haunted.

The screenplay was co-written by writer Russell Hunter, who claimed to have witnessed the events while residing in the Henry Treat Rogers home in Denver, Colorado’s Cheesman Park area, in the late 1960s. Hunter also worked as a co-writer for the movie.

The Changeling (1980)

The Changeling (1980)

40. Re-Animator (1985)

The 1922 H. P. Lovecraft serial novelette “Herbert West-Reanimator” served as the inspiration for the 1985 American comedy horror film Re-Animator. Jeffrey Combs plays Herbert West, a medical student who develops a reagent that may reanimate dead bodies in the Stuart Gordon-directed and Brian Yuzna-produced movie. Dan Cain (Bruce Abbott), a classmate of his, starts testing the serum on dead people. Dr. Carl Hill (David Gale), who is smitten with Cain’s future wife (Barbara Crampton) and wants to claim the creation as his own, gets in their way.

Re-Animator (1985)

Re-Animator (1985)

41. Horror Of Dracula (1958)

Horror Of Dracula is a horror and drama-themed movie that was released in 1958. The movie remains one of the most iconic films of all time. The plot of the movie revolves around J. Harker; after accepting a position at Count Dracula’s castle under pretenses, Jonathan Harker angers the vampire by doing so. When the villain threatens Harker’s loved ones, his friend Dr. Van Helsing goes on the hunt for him.

Horror Of Dracula (1958)

Horror Of Dracula (1958)

42. The Wolf Man (1941)

The Wolf Man is a 1941 American supernatural film that was produced and directed by George Waggner, with a screenplay by Curt Siodmak. Lon Chaney Jr. plays the title character in the movie. The supporting cast includes Claude Rains, Warren William, Ralph Bellamy, Patric Knowles, Bela Lugosi, Evelyn Ankers, and Maria Ouspenskaya.

The portrayals of the werewolf mythology in Hollywood have been greatly influenced by the title character. The movie is the second werewolf release from Universal Pictures, following the less financially successful Werewolf of London six years prior (1935). This movie, which is a part of the Universal Monsters series, has received a lot of praise for its good production.

The Wolf Man (1941)

The Wolf Man (1941)

43. The Hitcher (1986)

The Hitcher is a 1986 American thriller movie that was written and directed by Robert Harmon. The film’s eponymous character, a deadly hitchhiker who chases a young driver across West Texas highways, is portrayed by Rutger Hauer. In supporting parts, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jeffrey DeMunn might be seen.

When it was first aired in the United States on February 21, 1986, the movie received muted reviews and reception from audiences, earning $5.8 million against a $7.9 million budget. Thoughts about The Hitcher changed in later years as a result of positive reviews of Hauer’s performance. The movie was followed by a 2003 sequel in which Howell played the same part and a 2007 remake.

The Hitcher (1986)

The Hitcher (1986)

44. Little Shop Of Horrors (1986)

Frank Oz is the director of the 1986 American musical horror film Little Shop of Horrors. It is a remake of the 1982 off-Broadway musical of the same name by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, which was, in turn, a remake of Roger Corman’s 1960 horror movie The Little Shop of Horrors.

The movie, which stars Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Steve Martin, and Levi Stubbs, is about a florist shop employee who finds a sentient carnivorous plant that eats human blood. Jim Belushi, John Candy, Christopher Guest, and Bill Murray all make cameos in the movie. Warner Bros. issued it on December 19, 1986. David Geffen, through The Geffen Company, produced it.

Little Shop Of Horrors (1986)

Little Shop Of Horrors (1986)

45. In The Mouth Of Madness (1994)

The 1994 American supernatural horror film In the Mouth of Madness was written by Michael De Luca, directed by John Carpenter, and included his music. Sam Neill, Julie Carmen, Jürgen Prochnow, David Warner, and Charlton Heston are the film’s main actors.

The film stars Neill as John Trent, an insurance investigator who visits a small village to check into the disappearance of a well-known horror author. As the borders between truth and fiction start to blur, Trent starts to doubt his sanity. The Thing (1982) and Prince of Darkness are the first and second films in what Carpenter refers to as his “Apocalypse Trilogy,” respectively (1987).

In the Mouth of Madness (1994)

In the Mouth of Madness (1994)

46. Black Christmas (1974)

The 2019 American horror film Black Christmas was written and directed by Takal and April Wolfe. It is a loose sequel to the 2006 version of the Canadian film Black Christmas & follows a group of Hawthorne College sorority sisters as they are intruded upon by an unidentified stalker. It belongs to the Black Christmas series.

The cast of the film includes Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Lily Donoghue, Brittany O’Grady, Caleb Eberhardt, & Cary Elwes. On December 13, 2019, Universal Pictures released Black Christmas in theatres in the US, the same day as Friday the 13th. Critics gave the movie mixed reviews, and its $18 million global box office take on a $5 million budget was considered a box office letdown.

47. The Thing From Another World (1951)

A 1951 American black-and-white science fiction-horror film, The Thing from Another World, sometimes known as simply The Thing, was directed by Christian Nyby, produced by Edward Lasker for Howard Hawks’ Winchester Pictures Corporation, and distributed by RKO Pictures.

Douglas Spencer, Kenneth Tobey, Robert Cornthwaite, and Margaret Sheridan all appear in the movie. James Arness, who portrays The Thing, is hard to identify in costume and makeup because of the dim lighting and other effects that hide his features.

The Thing from Another World (1951)

The Thing from Another World (1951)

48. Black Sunday (1960)

In his official directing debut, Mario Bava helmed the 1960 Italian Gothic Horror film Black Sunday, which starred Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Andrea Checchi, Ivo Garrani, Arturo Dominici, and Enrico Oliveri.

The movie, which is loosely inspired by Nikolai Gogol’s short story “Viy,” is set in Moldavia and relates the tale of a witch who is executed by her brother only to come back two centuries later to exact revenge on his offspring. 

Black Sunday (1960)

Black Sunday (1960)

49. Cemetery Man (1994)

The 1994 comedy-horror film Cemetery Man, which stars Rupert Everett, François Hadji-Lazaro, and Anna Falchi, was directed by Michele Soavi. It was adapted from Tiziano Sclavi’s book Dellamorte Dellamore by Tilde Corsi, Gianni Romoli, and Soavi. Everett portrays a troubled cemetery keeper in a tiny Italian town who is trying to find love while fending off resurrected corpses. Italy, France, and Germany all contributed to the international co-production.

Cemetery Man (1994)

Cemetery Man (1994)

50. Fright Night (1985)

The 1985 American supernatural horror film Fright Night was written and directed by Tom Holland (in his feature film debut), with Herb Jaffe serving as producer. Actors who feature in it include Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Roddy McDowall, Amanda Bearse, Jonathan Stark, Dorothy Fielding, Stephen Geoffreys, & Art Evans.

The story revolves around young Charley Brewster, who finds that his next-door neighbor, Jerry Dandrige, is a vampire. Charley decides to ask Peter Vincent, a TV show host who has appeared in films as a vampire killer, to put an end to Jerry’s murder rampage after discovering that no one believes him.

Black Sunday (1960)

Black Sunday (1960)

51. The Pit And The Pendulum (1961)

American author Edgar Allan Poe first published his story “The Pit and the Pendulum” in the literary The Gift: A Christmas and New Year’s gift for 1843 in 1842. The narrative excels at creating anxiety in the reader because it places a strong emphasis on the senses, particularly sound, emphasizing its actuality in contrast to many of Poe’s stories that rely heavily on the supernatural. Although there has been a mixed response from critics, the traditional characteristics established in time-honored horror tales are maintained.

The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)

The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)

 52. House Of Wax (1953)

The 1953 American mystery-horror film House of Wax was helmed by Andre DeToth. Vincent Price is a disfigured sculptor who populates his damaged wax museum by killing people and putting their wax-coated bodies as displays in Warner Bros.’s adaptation of their 1933 movie Mystery of the Wax Museum.

The movie had its New York debut on April 10, 1953, and went on public release on April 25, being the first color 3D feature film from a major American studio as well as the first 3D picture with stereophonic sound to be shown in a normal theatre.

53. Hellraiser (1987)

Based on Clive Barker’s 1986 novella The Hellbound Heart, Hellraiser is a 1987 British supernatural horror film written, directed, and produced by Christopher Figg. Barker made his directing debut with the movie.

In its story, a mystical puzzle box summons the Cenobites, a race of extraterrestrial sadomasochists who are unable to distinguish between pleasure and pain. Doug Bradley plays the role of the Cenobites’ leader, who is referred to as “Pinhead” in the sequels.

Hellraiser (1987)

Hellraiser (1987)

The Hellraiser movie was shot in late 1986. Barker had originally intended for Coil to play the soundtrack for the movie, but executives insisted that Christopher Young do so instead. Young revised some of Coil’s themes for the soundtrack. The Prince Charles Theater hosted the premiere of Hellraiser on September 10, 1987. The movie brought in about $14.6 million.

54. Near Dark (1987)

In her first solo directing effort, Kathryn Bigelow co-wrote and directed the 1987 American neo-Western horror movie Near Dark, which starred Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, and Jenette Goldstein.

The story revolves around a young man who meets and bonds with an American vampire family while living in a tiny town in Oklahoma. Despite having a mediocre box office performance, the reviews from critics were mainly favorable.

Near Dark (1987)

Near Dark (1987)

55. The Monster Squad (1987)

A 1987 American dark comedy horror movie titled The Monster Squad was written and directed by UCLA classmates Fred Dekker and Shane Black. Executive producers were Rob Cohen and Peter Hyams. On August 14, 1987, TriStar Pictures released it. The Count Dracula-led Universal Monsters are parodied in the movie. A group of intelligent children confronts them to prevent them from ruling the planet.

Even though the movie didn’t do well commercially during its theatrical run and received mixed reviews from reviewers, audiences have embraced it, and it has since earned cult status.

The Monster Squad (1987)

The Monster Squad (1987)

56. The Fog (1980)

John Carpenter is the director of the 1980 American supernatural horror movie The Fog. Hal Holbrook, Janet Leigh, Tom Atkins, Jamie Lee Curtis, Adrienne Barbeau, and others appear in it. It relates the tale of a weird, illuminating fog that descends upon a little Californian coastal community, carrying with it the vengeful ghosts of sailors who perished in the area after a shipwreck one hundred years prior.

The Fog, which made nearly $21 million domestically on a $1.1 million budget, was a box office success despite receiving negative reviews from critics upon release.

The Fog (1980)

The Fog (1980)

57. It (1990)

It is a 2017 American supernatural horror movie that was directed by Andy Muschietti and written by Gary Dauberman, Cary Fukunaga, and Chase Palmer. Vertigo Entertainment, Lin Pictures, New Line Cinema, and KatzSmith Productions all contributed to the movie’s production. It is the first installment in a two-part adaptation of Stephen King’s 1986 novel of the same name.

Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Jack Dylan Grazer, Jackson Robert Scott, and Nicholas Hamilton are among the actors who appear in the movie. The Losers’ Club, a group of seven marginalized kids who are frightened by the titular creature that rises from the sewer and is forced to confront their demons, as a result, is the subject of the movie, which is set in Derry, Maine.
It (1990)

It (1990)

58. Creepshow (1982)

The American horror anthology television series Creepshow made its premiere on Shudder in 2019. The seventeen-part series, which has two horror stories per episode, is a continuation of the 1982 movie of the same name. On September 26, 2019, the series aired. The show’s second season was ordered on October 30, 2019.

A Creepshow Animated Special, an animated special, was released on October 30, 2020. A Creepshow Christmas Special, which would debut on December 18, 2020, was announced to be a holiday special on November 10, 2020. The television show received a third season renewal on February 18, 2021. The television show received a fourth season renewal on February 10, 2022.

Creepshow (1982)

Creepshow (1982)

59. House Of Haunted Hill (1959)

Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, Alan Marshal, Richard Long, Carolyn Craig, and Elisha Cook Jr. star in William Castle’s 1959 American horror film House on Haunted Hill, which was also produced and directed by William Castle. Price portrays eccentric millionaire Frederick Loren, who has invited five guests to the property for a “haunted house” party together with his wife, Annabelle.

The person who spends one night there will receive $10,000. The visitors are kept inside the house throughout the night by a variety of frights. The movie makes extensive use of artifacts from carnival haunted houses.

60. Spider Baby (1967)

The 1967 American black comedy horror movie Spider Baby: or the Maddest Story Ever Told was written & directed by Jack Hill. Lon Chaney Jr. plays Bruno, the driver, and caregiver for three orphaned siblings who have “Merrye Syndrome,” a hereditary disorder that creates them to regress mentally, socially, and physically beginning in early puberty.

Along with Mantan Moreland, Jill Banner, Carol Ohmart, Quinn Redeker, Beverly Washburn, Sid Haig, Mary Mitchel, and Karl Schanzer also star.

Spider Baby (1967)

Spider Baby (1967)

61. Trick ‘r Treat (2007)

American anthology horror comedy Trick ‘r Treat was released in 2007; it was written, directed, and produced by Bryan Singer and Michael Dougherty. Sam, a trick-or-treater dressed in an orange footie pajama outfit with a burlap sack over his head, makes four appearances.

Each of the stories features the same character whenever one of the other characters breaks a Halloween tradition. Despite releasing two years late and having only a few festival screenings, the movie got high praise from critics.

Trick 'r Treat (2007)

Trick ‘r Treat (2007)

62. Prince Of Darkness (1987)

John Carpenter’s 1987 American supernatural horror film Prince of Darkness, starring Donald Pleasence, Victor Wong, Jameson Parker, and Lisa Blount, was written and directed by Carpenter. The movie is the second in what director John Carpenter refers to as his “Apocalypse Trilogy,” which began with The Thing (1982) and ended with In the Mouth of Madness (1994).

Centers on a group of quantum physics students in Los Angeles who are asked to help a priest look into an old cylinder of liquid that was found in a monastery and which they discover is a sentient, liquid representation of Satan.

Prince of Darkness (1987)

Prince of Darkness (1987)

63. Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

Adapted from Ray Bradbury’s 1962 book of a similar name, Something Wicked This Way Comes is a 1983 American horror film that was directed by Jack Clayton and made by Walt Disney Productions. Jason Robards, Pam Grier, Diane Ladd, and Jonathan Pryce all appear in it.

The saying “By the pricking of my thumbs / Something terrible this way comes” from Act IV of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth served as the inspiration for the title. In addition to the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California, the movie was also filmed in Vermont.

It had a troubled production because Clayton and Bradbury had a falling out over an uncredited script rewrite, and Disney sidelined Clayton, fired the original editor, and scrapped the original score after test screenings of the director’s cut failed to live up to the studio’s expectations. As a result, the studio spent $5 million and many months re-shooting, re-editing, and re-scoring the movie before it was finally released.

Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

64. Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon (2006)

The 2006 American mockumentary black comedic slasher film Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon was directed by Scott Glosserman. Starring in it are Robert Englund, Scott Wilson, Zelda Rubenstein, Nathan Baesel, and Angela Goethals. The movie pays homage to the horror genre by following a journalist and her team as they follow an aspiring serial killer who dresses and acts like a character out of a slasher movie.

Although the plot is set in a small town in Maryland, the main photography was done in Oregon. The movie had its world premiere at South by Southwest in 2006, and it was screened at several other festivals as well. On March 16, 2007, it had a restricted release in the US.

Behind the Mask The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)

Behind the Mask The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)

65. The Legend Of Hell House (1973)

In the 1973 supernatural horror film The Legend of Hell House, Pamela Franklin, Roddy McDowall, Clive Revill, and Gayle Hunnicutt were all-stars. It was directed by John Hough. It centers on a team of researchers that spend a week in the former residence of a murderer and sadist, where earlier paranormal investigators mysteriously perished.

Based on his novel Hell House from 1971, American novelist Richard Matheson wrote the screenplay for it. At Belasco House, known as the “Mount Everest of haunted buildings,” eccentric businessman Rudolph Deutsch recruits physicist Dr. Lionel Barrett to conduct an inquiry into the afterlife. Emeric Belasco, an intimidating, perverse millionaire and suspected murderer who once owned the home, shortly vanished after a massacre took place there.

66. Witchfinder General (1968)

In the 1968 British historical horror film Witchfinder General, starring Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy, Hilary Dwyer, Robert Russell, & Rupert Davies, Michael Reeves served as the director. Ronald Bassett’s book of the same name served as the inspiration for Reeves and Tom Baker’s screenplay.

The story of the homicidal witch-hunting activities of Matthew Hopkins (Price), a barrister who falsely claimed to have been chosen by Parliament as a “Witch Finder General” during the English Civil War to take out sorcery and black magic, is substantially fictionalized in the movie.

The story centers on Roundhead soldier Richard Marshall (Ogilvy), who pursues Hopkins and John Stearne (Russell) obstinately after they prey on his fiancee Sara (Dwyer) and kill her cleric uncle John Lowes (Davies).

Witchfinder General (1968)

Witchfinder General (1968)

67. Child’s Play (1988)

Child’s Play, an American supernatural horror film directed by Tom Holland and based on a script by John Lafia, Don Mancini, and Holland, was adapted from a Don Mancini story. It marks Chucky’s debut film appearance and the start of the Child’s Play series. In addition to Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Dinah Manoff, Tommy Swerdlow, and Jack Colvin, Brad Dourif plays Chucky in the movie. The protagonist of the narrative is a grieving mom who gives her child a doll that is possessed by a serial killer’s ghost without understanding it.

On November 9, 1988, MGM/UA Communications Co. released Child’s Play in the US. Despite having a production budget of $9 million, it made more than $44 million.

Child's Play (1988)

Child’s Play (1988)

68. Drag Me To Hell (2009)

Sam Raimi co-wrote and directed the 2009 American supernatural horror movie Drag Me to Hell. The cast members are Adriana Barraza, Justin Long, Lorna Raver, Dileep Rao, and Alison Lohman. The story, which he co-wrote with his older brother Ivan, centers on a loan officer who declines to renew an elderly woman’s mortgage to satisfy her supervisor so that she can make “hard decisions.”

The woman curses the loan officer in retribution, and after three days of increasing suffering, the curse will cast the victim into the depths of Hell, where she will burn forever.

Drag Me to Hell (2009)

Drag Me to Hell (2009)

69. Saw II (2005)

A 2005 horror thriller called Saw II was written by Leigh Whannell and directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. It is the follow-up to Saw from 2004 and the second movie in the Saw franchise. Franky G, Glenn Plummer, Beverley Mitchell, Dina Meyer, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Erik Knudsen, Shawnee Smith, and Tobin Bell are among the cast members of the movie alongside Donnie Wahlberg.

The Jigsaw Killer imprisons a group of ex-convicts within a house, where they must endure a series of lethal tests to find the antidote to a nerve toxin that would kill them in two hours.

Saw II (2005)

Saw II (2005)

70. Phantasm (1979)

Don Coscarelli is an American director, writer, photographer, and editor who is best known for his 1979 science fantasy horror movie Phantasm. The Tall Man (Angus Scrimm), a supernatural and evil undertaker who transformed the dead of Earth into dwarf zombies to be transferred to his planet and used as slaves, is introduced in the Phantasm franchise’s debut movie.

A young boy named Mike (Michael Baldwin) opposes him and tries to convince his family friend Reggie (Reggie Bannister) and elder brother Jody (Bill Thornbury) of the danger.

Phantasm (1979)

Phantasm (1979)

71. From Beyond (1986)

The 1986 American science-fiction body horror film From Beyond, directed by Stuart Gordon, is largely based on the H. P. Lovecraft short story of the same name. Starring Ted Sorel, Barbara Crampton, Ken Foree, and Jeffrey Combs, it was written by Dennis Paoli, Gordon, and Brian Yuzna.

The plot of the movie From Beyond concentrates on a pair of scientists who use a tool called the Resonator to stimulate the pineal gland but unintentionally end up seeing extraterrestrial species as a result. The aliens transport the top scientist into their realm, where they transform him into a hideous shape-shifting predator of the other lab workers.

From Beyond (1986)

From Beyond (1986)

72. The Howling (1981)

Joe Dante directed the 1981 American horror movie The Howling. It is based on Gary Brandner’s book of the same name. Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan, and Robert Picardo are the movie’s main actors. On March 13, 1981, The Howling was released in the US. It was a mediocre box office hit, bringing in $17.9 million.

Reviews were mostly favorable, and Rob Bottin’s makeup special effects gained accolades. One of the three well-known werewolf-themed horror films released in 1981, along with An American Werewolf in London and Wolfen, the movie won the 1980 Saturn Award for Best Horror Film while it was still in development.

The Howling (1981)

The Howling (1981)

73. Pet Sematary (1989)

The 1989 American supernatural horror film Pet Sematary, sometimes known as Stephen King’s Pet Sematary, is the first adaptation of Stephen King’s 1983 book of the same name. Starring Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Blaze Berdahl, Fred Gwynne, and Miko Hughes as Gage Creed, it is directed by Mary Lambert and written by King.

The word “pet graveyard” is spelled sensationally in the title. On April 21, 1989, the movie was released, and despite having an $11.5 million budget, it ended up making $89.5 million at the box office. In 1992, Pet Sematary Two was released, and in 2019, a second movie version was made.

Pet Sematary (1989)

Pet Sematary (1989)

74. Psycho II (1983)

The 1983 American psychological slasher film Psycho II, starring Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Robert Loggia, and Meg Tilly, was written by Tom Holland and directed by Richard Franklin. It is the second installment in the Psycho franchise and the first follow-up to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 thriller Psycho.

After being discharged from the mental hospital, Norman Bates returns to his home and the Bates Motel to resume a regular life. The story is set 22 years after the events of the first movie. But now that individuals around him are starting to get killed, his difficult past is coming back to haunt him. The 1982 sequel to Robert Bloch’s 1959 novel Psycho, Psycho II, which he wrote, has no connection to the 1982 movie.

75. The House That Dripped Blood (1971)

Amicus Productions and Peter Duffell’s 1971 British anthology horror film The House That Dripped Blood was responsible for its distribution. Starring in it are Jon Pertwee, Nyree Dawn Porter, Denholm Elliott, Christopher Lee, and Peter Cushing. The movie is made up of four short stories about various people who live in the building with the same name. Robert Bloch originally penned and later wrote each of the stories.

The House That Dripped Blood (1971)

The House That Dripped Blood (1971)

76. Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)

Hellbound: Hellraiser II is a 1988 paranormal horror movie with Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Kenneth Cranham, and Clare Higgins in it. It was directed by Tony Randel. Hellraiser II, the second installment in the Hellraiser series, is highly influenced by (and included a sizable portion of the same cast and crew as) its predecessor, Hellraiser, which was published a year earlier.

Laurence returns to the screen as Kirsty Cotton, who, following the events of the first movie, is checked into a mental institution. There, a group of sadomasochistic beings from another dimension known as the Cenobites is let loose by the head physician (Cranham).

Hellbound Hellraiser II (1988)

Hellbound Hellraiser II (1988)

77. Friday The 13th (1980)

A 1980 American horror movie titled Friday the 13th was produced, directed, and written by Sean S. Cunningham. It starred Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Harry Crosby, Laurie Bartram, Mark Nelson, Jeannine Taylor, Robbi Morgan, and Kevin Bacon. They reopen a summer camp that has been closed, and a group of teenage camp counselors is murdered one by one by an unidentified killer.

Friday the 13th (1980)

Friday the 13th (1980)

78. New Nightmare (1994)

Wes Craven, who also wrote and directed 1984’s A Nightmare on Elm Street, produced Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (also known as New Nightmare) in 1994. The seventh entry in the A Nightmare on Elm Street series, which is a standalone movie, breaks from previous entries’ narrative continuity by depicting Freddy Krueger as a fictional film villain who invades the real world and haunts the cast and crew of the movies about him. With altered clothing and appearance, Freddy is portrayed in the movie as being far scarier and less funny than what Craven originally planned.

New Nightmare (1994)

New Nightmare (1994)

79. The Serpent And The Rainbow (1988)

Wes Craven and Bill Pullman starred in the 1988 American horror movie The Serpent and the Rainbow. The script was written by Richard Maxwell and Adam Rodman, and it is loosely based on Wade Davis’ nonfiction book of the same name, in which Davis described his experiences in Haiti looking into the legend of Clairvius Narcisse, who was allegedly poisoned, buried alive, and revived with a herbal concoction that resulted in what was known as a zombie.

The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

80. Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man (1943)

The 1943 American horror movie Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man was helmed by Roy William Neill. Lon Chaney Jr. portrays the Wolf Man in the movie, and Bela Lugosi plays Frankenstein’s Monster. This was the 1st in a string of later-referred-to “monster rallies” that brought together actors from different television shows.

The narrative for this movie, written by Curt Siodmak, is modeled on The Wolf Man & The Ghost of Frankenstein. The movie features a revived version of Larry Talbot. He meets with gypsy Maleva (Maria Ouspenskaya) in search of a means to return to his death to avoid the werewolf curse. Maleva tells him that the only way to remain dead is to consult with Dr. Frankenstein.

Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)

Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)

81. The House Of The Devil (2009)

Ti West’s 2009 American horror film The House of the Devil, starring Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov, Greta Gerwig, A. J. Bowen, and Dee Wallace, was written, directed, and edited by West. The story centers on a young college student who is recruited to watch a young child at a remote home.

She quickly becomes involved in strange and perilous events as she battles for her life. With the “satanic terror” of the 1980s serving as its main plot device, the movie combines aspects of the slasher and haunted house subgenres.

The House of the Devil (2009)

The House of the Devil (2009)

82. The Burning (1981)

The Burning is a 1981 American horror movie with Brian Matthews, Leah Ayres, Brian Backer, Larry Joshua, and Lou David as the main cast. It was directed by Tony Maylam. The story revolves around a summer camp caretaker who, after being horrifically burned during a prank gone wrong, seeks retribution at another summer camp in the area years later.

The Cropsey Maniac urban legend served as the inspiration for the screenplay by Bob Weinstein and Peter Lawrence, which was based on a concept created by producers Harvey Weinstein, Tony Maylam, and Brad Grey. The score was written by Yes’ progressive rocker Rick Wakeman.

The Burning (1981)

The Burning (1981)

83. The Sentinel (1977)

Ava Gardner, Burgess Meredith, Cristina Raines, Chris Sarandon, Sylvia Miles, and Eli Wallach star in Michael Winner’s 1977 supernatural horror film The Sentinel. In supporting roles, it also has Beverly D’Angelo, Tom Berenger, Jerry Orbach, John Carradine, Christopher Walken, Jeff Goldblum, Nana Visitor, and Jeff Goldblum.

The story revolves around a young model who finds out that the building she just moved into, a historic Brooklyn brownstone that has been divided into flats and is owned by the Catholic bishop, is a portal to Hell. Based on Jeffrey Konvitz’s same-named novel from 1974, who also created the script alongside director Winner.

The Sentinel (1977)

The Sentinel (1977)

84. Jeepers Creepers (2001)

Jeepers Creepers, a 2001 horror movie, was written and directed by Victor Salva. Gina Philips and Justin Long play Patricia “Trish” and Darry Jenner, two college-aged siblings who are being hunted by Jonathan Breck’s demon serial killer, the Creeper.

The name of the film is related to the 1938 song of the same name, performed by Paul Whiteman. Salva makes a brief surprise appearance, along with supporting actors Patricia Belcher and Eileen Brennan.

85. Pumpkinhead (1988)

American horror movie Pumpkinhead was released in 1988. Stan Winston, a special effects artist, made his directorial debut with it. Since the film’s debut, a cult has formed around it. The initial entry in the Pumpkinhead franchise was followed by a comic book series, two TV film sequels, a direct-to-video sequel, and a third movie.

The poem by poet Ed Justin served as the basis for the original title of the movie, which was previously titled Vengeance: The Demon Blood wings pumpkinhead’s revenge, a video game that was created as a result of the movie.

Pumpkinhead (1988)

Pumpkinhead (1988)

86. Vampires (1998)

James Woods portrays a vampire in Vampires, a 1998 American independent neo-Western action horror film that was written, produced, and directed by John Carpenter. It was adapted from John Steakley’s book Vampire. In the film, Woods plays Jack Crow, the captain of a group of vampire hunters.

The Catholic Church raised Crow to become a vampire “master slayer” after vampires killed his parents. The plot revolves around Crow’s attempts to stop Jan Valek—a nod to Thomas Ian Griffith’s Valac—the original and most ruthless vampire—from obtaining a centuries-old cross.

Vampires (1998)

Vampires (1998)

87. House (1985)

A script by Ethan Wiley was adapted from an original tale by Fred Dekker for the 1986 American comedy-horror film House, which was directed by Steve Miner. The House film series’ first entry, produced by Sean S. Cunningham, stars William Katt, George Wendt, Richard Moll, and Kay Lenz.

The tale centers on a depressed author who moves into the house of his recently deceased aunt and quickly discovers that it is haunted. It made $22.1 million globally, and three sequels were released after it.

88. The Amityville Horror (1979)

American author Jay Anson’s book The Amityville Horror was released in September 1977. It served as the inspiration for several movies starting in 1979. The book, which is based on the Lutz family’s claims of paranormal encounters, has generated debate and legal action regarding its veracity.

The Amityville Horror (1979)

The Amityville Horror (1979)

89. Halloween (2007)

The American slasher movie Halloween was written, produced, and directed by Rob Zombie. The movie, which serves as the ninth entry in the Halloween series, is a remake of the same-named horror film from 1978.

Tyler Mane plays the adult Michael Myers in the movie, while Malcolm McDowell portrays Dr. Sam Loomis, Scout Taylor-Compton plays Laurie Strode, and Daeg Faerch plays the infant Michael Myers. As in John Carpenter’s original, Michael Myers stalks Laurie Strode and her pals on Halloween night in Rob Zombie’s “reimagining.”

90. House Of 1000 Corpses (2003)

The first entry in the Firefly film series, House of 1000 Corpses, is a 2003 American black comedy horror movie that Rob Zombie wrote, co-composed the score for, and directed. Walton Goggins, Erin Daniels, Jennifer Jostyn, Erin Daniels, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon, Karen Black, Rainn Wilson, Chris Hardwick, Tom Towles, Dennis Fimple in his final role, and Sid Haig also appear.

The story revolves around a group of teens who, after traveling across the country to write a book, are abducted and tormented by a deranged family on Halloween.

House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

91. Friday Of 13th Part VI: Jason Lives 

Thom Mathews, Jennifer Cooke, David Kagen, & C.J. Graham are among the cast members of Tom McLoughlin’s 1986 American paranormal film Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives. It is the sixth Friday of the 13th film and the final one to have Tommy Jarvis (Matthews) as the main character.

The story follows Tommy after he unintentionally revives serial killer Jason Voorhees while trying to destroy his body to ensure he won’t return, continuing the events in Friday the 13th: A New Beginning. Tommy has to go beyond his fear of the mask-wearing assailant that has plagued him for years in order to find a method to stop Jason once and for all when he comes to Crystal Lake for another killing spree.

Friday the 13th Part VI Jason Lives (1986)

Friday the 13th Part VI Jason Lives (1986)

92. Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers (1988)

1988 American slasher movie Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, which was created by Dwight H. Little & written by Alan B. McElroy, starred Michael Pataki, Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, and Danielle Harris in her feature film debut.

The fourth entry in the Halloween series has Michael Myers returning to Haddonfield after going into a coma to murder his niece Jamie Lloyd, the girl of Laurie Strode, this time with Dr. Sam Loomis, his previous psychiatrist, hot on his trail. The movie’s title alludes to the fact that Michael Myers is back after being absent in Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982).

It ignores the season of the Witch’s events, which happened in a different timeline from the first two movies, and is a straight sequel to Halloween II (1981). Initially, just the first two movies in John Carpenter’s anthology

Halloween 4 The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

Halloween 4 The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

93. Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003)

American horror movie Jeepers Creepers 2 was released in 2003 and was written and directed by Victor Salva. The Creeper, a supernatural being, and enigmatic serial killer, follow a school bus carrying high school students in this sequel to the 2001 thriller Jeepers Creepers. In another appearance, Ray Wise plays Jack Taggart, a father out to exact revenge for the murder of his younger son, who had been abducted by the Creeper the previous week.

Francis Ford Coppola also came back for the series as an executive producer. On the 22nd day of feeding, the Creeper kidnaps little Billy Taggart in front of his father, Jack Sr., and elder brother Jack Jr., three days after the events of the first movie and a day after the events of the third movie.

The next day, one of the tires on a school bus carrying a school basketball team and cheerleaders blasts out after being struck by a bone fragment shuriken. Later, Minxie Hayes, a cheerleader, sees Billy Taggart and Darry Jenner trying to alert her about the Creeper before it rips out another tire and renders the bus inoperable.

94. Children Of The Corn (1984)

The 1984 American supernatural slasher movie Children of the Corn, also known as Stephen King’s Children of the Corn, is based on Stephen King’s 1977 short story of the same name. The movie, which is set in the fictional rural community of Gatlin, Nebraska, tells the tale of a villain known as “He Who Walks Behind the Rows,” who persuades the town’s children to kill the adults in the community as well as a couple traveling across the country to guarantee a successful corn harvest.

Children of the Corn (1984)

Children of the Corn (1984)

95. Cabin Fever (2002)

In his directorial debut, Eli Roth co-wrote and directed the 2002 American horror comedy Cabin Fever, which starred Rider Strong, Jordan Ladd, James DeBello, Cerina Vincent, Joey Kern, and Giuseppe Andrews.

A bunch of recent college grads who rent a lodge in the woods and start to contract a flesh-eating virus are the subject of the narrative. The real-life incident during which Roth contracted a skin condition while traveling to Iceland served as the basis for the movie’s plot.

Cabin Fever (2002)

Cabin Fever (2002)

96. Friday The 13th Part III (1982)

Dana Kimmell, Paul Kratka, and Richard Brooker are among the cast members of the 1982 American slasher film Friday the 13th Part III, which was directed by Steve Miner and produced by Frank Mancuso Jr. The third Friday the 13th film has been released. A teenage girl (Kimmell) and her pals go on a trip to a mansion near Crystal Lake where a wounded Jason Voorhees (Brooker) has taken refuge before reemerging for another killing rampage.

The story is set immediately after the events of Friday the 13th, Part 2. The movie features Jason’s iconic hockey mask for the first time; it has since become synonymous with the character and the franchise, as well as a staple of American cinema and the horror subgenre as a whole.

Friday the 13th Part III (1982)

Friday the 13th Part III (1982)

97. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

A 1986 film called The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is a fun slasher movie that was also referred to as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2. It was directed by Tobe Hooper. It is a follow-up to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, which Hooper also co-wrote and directed. L. M. Kit Carson wrote the screenplay, while Carson, Yoram Globus, Menahem Golan, and Hooper produced it.

Caroline Williams, Dennis Hopper, Bill Johnson, Bill Moseley, and Jim Siedow are among the cast members. The story revolves around a radio broadcaster who is assaulted and kidnapped by Leatherface and his cannibalistic family while being pursued by a former Texas Marshal.

98. Hatchet (2006)

American slasher movie Hatchet was created and directed by Adam Green in 2006. Joel David Moore, Kane Hodder, Deon Richmond, Tamara Feldman, Richard Riehle, Mercedes McNab, Robert Englund, and Tony Todd are among the ensemble cast members of the movie.

The story involves a group of visitors on a New Orleans haunted swamp tour who become lost in the wilderness and are then pursued by a vengeful, supernaturally deformed man who kills everybody who enters the swamp. The scenario is presented in the tradition of classic slasher movies like Friday the 13th. Hatchet II, Hatchet III, Victor Crowley, and a comic book series were all born from the movie.

99. Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)

Lar Park Lincoln, Susan Blu, Kevin Blair, Terry Kiser, and Kane Hodder all make appearances in the 1988 American slasher film Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, which was the first of three films in which he would play Jason Voorhees. It is the franchise’s sixth entry in the Friday the 13th series.

The story revolves around a psychokinetic young girl (Lincoln) who unintentionally frees Jason from his tomb at Crystal Lake, allowing him to go on another murderous rampage in the neighborhood. The events of Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives is set years after the events of this film.

Friday the 13th Part VII The New Blood (1988)

Friday the 13th Part VII The New Blood (1988)

100. Halloween II (2009)

The 2009 American slasher movie Halloween II was written, produced, and directed by Rob Zombie. The movie is the tenth in the Halloween series and a follow-up to Zombie’s 2007 remake of 1978’s Halloween. In Halloween II, Laurie Strode deals with the fallout from the events of the first movie, Dr. Loomis attempts to cash in on them with a new book, and Michael Myers seeks to reconcile with his sister.

The main actors from the 2007 film Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell and Tyler Mane, who played Laurie Strode, Dr. Loomis, and Michael Myers, respectively, made a return.

Halloween II (2009)

Halloween II (2009)

For Halloween II, Zombie chose to place more emphasis on the relationship between Strode and Myers as well as the notion that they both experience comparable psychological issues. In comparison to 2007 original, he wanted the sequel to be more violent and realistic, and it also needed to show how the characters were affected by the events of the first movie.

Additionally, Zombie aimed to reveal a bit of each character’s psychology. Georgia served as the primary location for filming, giving Zombie the visual aesthetic he was seeking as well as a tax incentive.

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