Top 10 Horror Movies of All Time

Top 10 Horror Movies of All TimeHorror film is the type of film which brings out the reaction of viewers which is emotionally negative and it deal with audience’s original fears and terror. People having interest in watching Scariest movies, must read the below provided list of Top 10 Horror Movies of All Time. This list contains the most Scariest Highest Rated Horror Films   of all time. All time best horror movie is ‘The Exorcist’, released in the year 1973. Those people who want to enhance the brain activity then must watch horror movie, it gives you positive effect on the soul, mind and body. So, those who want to see the best horror movie of all time must take the benefit of this page and read the below mentioned list of Top 10 Horror Movies of All Time.

Top 10 Horror Movies of All Time

  1. The Exorcist

Top 10 Horror Movies of All Time

The Exorcist is American supernatural horror-drama movie which was released on 26th December 1973. The horror movie adapted by William Peter Blatty and directed by William Friedkin from his novel of the same name, released in the year 1971. The film had given important stress on popular culture.  This film earned nominations of 10 Academy Award, winning 26 Best Sound Mixing and Best Adapted Screenplay. This movie is one of the highest -grossing films of all time and it was the first horror film to be nominated for Academy Award for Best Picture. In the history, numerous publications have regarded it as one of best horror films.

  1. Halloween


Halloween is American independent slasher film which is directed and scored by John Carpenter. The film co-written with producer is Debra Hill and starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis. The movie was released on 25th October 1978 and the budget of this film is $300,000 and grossed $47 million at box office in US, and $70 million globally. This American independent slasher film becomes one of the most profitable independent films. It was one of 1st horror films who introduce the concept of killer dying and come back to life again in same film. In 1979, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films was nominated the movie. On American Film Institute TV program, this movie ranked at number 68 and on Bravo’s The 100 Scariest Movie Moments (2004), the film ranked at number 14.

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  1. The Shining

The Shining

The Shining is British-American psychological horror film which was released on 23rd May 1980 in US and on 7th November 1980 in United Kingdom. Producer and Director of this film is Stanley Kubrick. The film co-written with novelist is Diane Johnson, and starring Jack Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Nicholson, and Scatman Crother. This horror movie is based on Stephen King’s which was 1977 ‘The Shining’ novel, though the movie and novel differ in important ways. This movie is generally regarded as one of greatest horror films ever made.  This movie has won Saturn Award and 29th ranked in AFI’s 100 Years…100 Thrills.

  1. Alien


Alien is science-fiction horror film which was released in the year 1979. The movie produced by Gordon Carroll, David Giler and Walter Hill and directed by Ridley Scott. The starring of movie is Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto. The movie has won both critical praise and box office success, Saturn Awards for Best Science Fiction Film, Best Direction for Scott, Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation and Best Supporting Actress for Cartwright, along with many other nominations of awards.

  1. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is American slasher film which is produced and directed by Tobe Hooper. The movie is written by Kim Henkel and Tobe Hooper and the starring is Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow, Gunnar Hansen and Teri McMinn. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre movie was released on 1st October 1974. In cinema history, this movie received positive reappraisal and gained reputation as one of the best horror films. The popularity of film led to permit that continued story of Leather face and his family during remakes, sequels, comic books one prequel and video games.

  1. Psycho


Psycho is American psychological thriller-horror film which was directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock. In DeMille Theatre, the movie was released on 16th June 1960 and in US, the film was released on 8th September 1960. The screen play of movie by Joseph Stefano and it was based on 1959 novel of same name by Robert Bloch. There are many awards received by the team of movie such as Edgar Allan Poe Awards, Golden Globe Awards (18th) and International Board of Motion Picture Reviewers. In the year 1998, in the list of 50 Greatest Movies on TV (and Video), the film ranked at number 8. On Premiere similar list, the film ranked at number 4.

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  1. A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street is American horror film which was released in the year 1984.  Wes Craven directed and written this movie and the stars of the movie is Heather Langenkamp, Jsu Garcia, Robert Englund, Amanda Wyss, John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, and Johnny Depp. The estimated budget of this movie is $1.8 million and in box office, the movie earned $25.5 million. The movie was nominated as Best Horror Film, Best Performance by a Young Actor and Best DVD Classic Film Release. The awards by the team members for this movie are Critic Award 1985 and Special Mention for Acting 1985.

  1. The Ring

The Ring

The Ring film was released on 18th October 2002 and it is an American supernatural psychological horror film. This movie gets positive reviews on directions and screenplay writing but also criticize the character development. The horror film “The Ring” also grossed more than $249 million on $48 million production budget which make this movie as one of the top grossing horror films of all time. There are many awards are winning by the team on the basis of movie such are Saturn Awards for best Movie Horror and for Best Actress, MTV Movie Awards for best villain and Teen Choice Awards for Best Movie Horror. The second theme of this film is “The Ring 2” was released on 18th March 2005 and the other theme of this movie “Rings” will going to be released in April 2016.

  1. The Conjuring

The Conjuring

The Conjuring is American supernatural horror film which was released in the year 2013. Director of the movie is James Wan and the producer of the film is Tony DeRosa-Grund, Peter Safran and Rob Cowan. Movie received positive reviews from critics and grossed more than $318 million globally from its estimated budget of $20 million and making the film as one of the highest-grossing horror films of all time. The other parts of this movie will be released on 10th June 2016 whose name is The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist. Movie won various awards such as Empire Awards, Saturn Awards, 4 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards, 3 Fright Meter Awards, 1 IGN Summer Movie Awards, 2 Golden Trailer Awards and 2 Online Film & Television Association Awards.

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  1. Jaws


Jaws is American thriller film, released on 20th June 1975 and the director of this film is Steven Spielberg. On Peter Benchley’s 1974 novel of same name, the Movie is based. The movie was considered as one of the best films ever made. The movie is highest-grossing film of all time. For soundtrack and editing, Jaws movie has won numerous awards. The producer of this film is Richard D. Zanuck and David Brown. Jaws film has won 3 Academy Awards for Best Original Dramatic Score, Best Film Editing and Best Sound.  Along with Oscar, John William’s score has received BAFTA Award for Best Film Music, Grammy Award, and Golden Globe Award. To her Academy Award, Verna Fields added the American Cinema Editors’ Eddie Award for Best Edited Feature Film. At People’s Choice Awards, Jaws was chosen Favorite Movie.

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