Top 10 Scariest Movies Of All Times
Are you one of those who like to watch a horror movie? Do you like to feeling scared throughout the movie? Studies have found that you are likely to watch such movies for pure entertainment and fun.
The studies indicated that you are actually not afraid but only excited by the movie. It was determined that you endured the terror so as to feel the unadulterated euphoric joy¬ of relief at the end of the movie.
You may also like to vote for the movies that deserved the title “top 10 scariest movies” of all time.
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The Exorcist 1973
The Exorcist was a 1973 American supernatural horror film which starred Ellen Burstyn and Max von Sydom. This series of films revolved around a 12 year old girl who was possessed by a demon. Her mother attempted to save her with an exorcism conducted by 2 priests.
The movie was much delayed through much accidents during the film’s shooting. Her budget became overblown and the movie was not given a good chance at the box office. However the surprising result was that the movie was one of the highest grossing R-rated film at the box office of all times.
The Shining 1980
The Shining was a 1980 psychological horror film that starred Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall based upon a novel by Stephen King. The plot started it off with a recovering alcoholic writer becoming a caretaker of the Overlook Hotel (with a horrific past) situated in the Colorado Rockies. His wife and young son were with him. Things started to become weird and dangerous ain the hotel during a fierce winter storm.
“Can they survive as a family?” quickly become a question in all viewers’ minds.
Psycho 1960 was an American psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The film was considered one of his best films. It starred Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh. The film centred on the interactions between a secretary who stole money from her boss and the manager-owner of a secluded motel where she sought refuge.
Although the film received mixed reviews initially, it had great box office success. The film grossed over $50m nationwide. The film was later re-appraised and given great reviews.
The Blair Witch Project 1999
This 1999 supernatural horror film was about the plot around the happenings of 3 student filmmakers who went to a remote hill site to film a documentary about a local legend. They disappeared but their equipment survived together with a film footage. The footage is the movie that which the viewer sees.
The movie is one of the biggest independent filmmaker success. Its budget of less than 500K ultimately netted over $250M worldwide. Remarkable but true.
The first Halloween 1978 film which starred Donald Pleasance and Jamie Lee Curtis was so successful that it spawned a horror film franchise that included 11 films and numerous other slasher films. The main story revolved around a serial killer who was committed to a detention centre as a child for the murder of his sister. He later escapes to stalk and kill people in a fictional town. The film got its name from the plot that featured the killings on Halloween day. However only the original 1978 film and another received good reviews.
Don’t Look Now 1973
Don’t Look Now (1973) was a horror thriller which starred Donald Sunderland and Julie Christie. They played a couple who had recently lost a daughter. The husband had accepted a church restoration job in Venice. There they met two sisters, one of whom claimed that their daughter is trying to contact him and that he was in danger. How will the film pan out in the end? Thrilling!
Paranormal Activity 2007
Paranormal Activity was a 2007 supernatural horror movie which starred Micah Sloat and Katie Featherson. In the movie, their house was haunted by a supernatural presence. They set up a camera to record what was disturbing them. The film was based upon found-footage which is widely used in subsequent films of this series.
Ringu (The Ring) 1998
Ringu was a 1998 Japanese horror thriller starring Nanako Matsushima and Hiroyuki Sanada. The story revolved around a news reporter who was racing to investigate the secret of a cursed videotape. Any viewer would be killed 7 days after watching the video. Discover how the protagonist unraveled the curse behind the video. Thrilling!
Funny Games 1997.
Funny Games 1997 was an international co-production psychological thriller film which starred Naomi Watts and Tim Roth.
A couple and their son went for a holiday at their remote lake house. There, their neighbours acted strangely and forced them into playing deadly games. Will they be able to survive in this randomly violent thriller?
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 1974.
The Texas Chain-Saw Massacre, first produced in 1974, was an American horror movie starring Marilyn Burns and Paul Partain. The plot centred around a group of friends who, while on the way to an old homestead, became prey to a family of cannibals. Although the movie was marketed as that of real events, however it was found to be loosely based upon the murderer named Ed Gein.
The film was said to be the first influential horror movie which utilised power tools as gory murder weapons. Several countries banned the movie as being too violent. The movie was a box office success which grossed many times its budget.