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Movies: Best Horror Movies

A horror film is a film that seeks to elicit a physiological reaction, such as an elevated heartbeat, through the use of fear and shocking one’s audiences. Initially often inspired by literature from authors like Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, and Mary Shelley, horror has existed as a film genre for more than one century. The macabre and the supernatural are frequent themes. Horror may also overlap with the fantasy, supernatural fiction, and thriller genres. Horror films often aim to evoke viewers' nightmares, fears, revulsions and terror of the unknown. Plots within the horror genre often involve the intrusion of an evil force, event, or personage into the everyday world. Prevalent elements include ghosts, extraterrestrials, vampires, werewolves, demons, satanism, evil clowns, gore, torture, vicious animals, evil witches, monsters, zombies, cannibalism, psychopaths, natural or man-made disasters, and serial killers.Some subgenres of horror film include action horror, comedy horror, body horror, disaster horror, holiday horror, horror drama, psychological horror, science fiction horror, slasher horror, supernatural horror, gothic horror, natural horror, zombie horror, first-person horror, and teen horror. ()

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It(2017)

R
| 2h 14min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 4,006 votes)

In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.

Directed by Andrés Muschietti - With Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Chosen Jacobs, ...

World War Z(2013)

PG-13
| 1h 56min | Action, Drama, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 3,634 votes)

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls.

Directed by Marc Forster - With Brad Pitt, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox, David Morse, Eric West, Daniella Kertesz, ...

I Am Legend(2007)

PG-13
| 1h 41min | Drama, Horror, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
3.5/5 (with 3,512 votes)

Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully sent out daily radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But he is not alone.

Directed by Francis Lawrence - With Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, Salli Richardson, Willow Smith, Dash Mihok, ...

Split(2017)

PG-13
| 1h 57min | Horror, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 3,488 votes)

Though Kevin has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey, Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him — as well as everyone around him — as the walls between his compartments shatter apart.

Directed by M. Night Shyamalan - With James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley, Jessica Sula, Haley Lu Richardson, Brad William Henke, ...

Alien(1979)

R
| 1h 57min | Horror, Science Fiction
4.0/5 (with 2,969 votes)

During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs attacks an explorer. The entire crew is unaware of the impending nightmare set to descend upon them when the alien parasite planted inside its unfortunate host is birthed.

Directed by Ridley Scott - With Yaphet Kotto, Veronica Cartwright, Tom Skerritt, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Helen Horton, ...

The Shining(1980)

R
| 2h 24min | Horror, Thriller
4.1/5 (with 2,947 votes)

Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.

Directed by Stanley Kubrick - With Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers, Barry Nelson, Philip Stone, ...

Get Out(2017)

R
| 1h 44min | Mystery, Thriller, Horror
3.7/5 (with 2,910 votes)

Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parents for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

Directed by Jordan Peele - With Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Betty Gabriel, ...

Zombieland(2009)

R
| 1h 28min | Comedy, Horror
3.6/5 (with 2,392 votes)

Columbus has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee doesn't have fears. If he did, he'd kick their ever-living ass. In a world overrun by zombies, these two are perfectly evolved survivors. But now, they're about to stare down the most terrifying prospect of all: each other.

Directed by Ruben Fleischer - With Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Amber Heard, Bill Murray, ...

The Conjuring(2013)

R
| 1h 52min | Horror, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 2,145 votes)

Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.

Directed by James Wan - With Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor, Mackenzie Foy, Joey King, ...

Aliens(1986)

3.9/5 (with 2,064 votes)

When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story, all contact is lost with the planet and colonists. They enlist Ripley and the colonial marines to return and search for answers.

Directed by James Cameron - With William Hope, Paul Reiser, Bill Paxton, Jenette Goldstein, Al Matthews, Mark Rolston, ...

Alien: Covenant(2017)

2.9/5 (with 1,992 votes)

Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship 'Covenant' discovers what is thought to be an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world – which has its sole inhabitant the 'synthetic', David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

Directed by Ridley Scott - With Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, ...

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters(2013)

R
| 1h 28min | Fantasy, Horror, Action
2.9/5 (with 1,938 votes)

After getting a taste for blood as children, Hansel and Gretel have become the ultimate vigilantes, hell-bent on retribution. Now, unbeknownst to them, Hansel and Gretel have become the hunted, and must face an evil far greater than witches... their past.

Directed by Tommy Wirkola - With Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Thomas Mann, Zoë Bell, ...

Jaws(1975)

PG
| 2h 4min | Horror, Thriller, Adventure
3.8/5 (with 1,853 votes)

An insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, The police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast.

Directed by Steven Spielberg - With Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Susan Backlinie, Peter Benchley, ...

Psycho(1960)

1h 49min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
4.2/5 (with 1,800 votes)

When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where manager Norman Bates cares for his housebound mother. The place seems quirky, but fine… until Marion decides to take a shower.

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock - With John Gavin, Martin Balsam, John McIntire, Simon Oakland, Vaughn Taylor, Frank Albertson, ...

Saw(2004)

R
| 1h 43min | Horror, Mystery, Crime
3.7/5 (with 1,788 votes)

Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or die trying...

Directed by James Wan - With Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Michael Emerson, Ken Leung, Tobin Bell, ...

The Purge(2013)

3.1/5 (with 1,707 votes)

Given the country's overcrowded prisons, the U.S. government begins to allow 12-hour periods of time in which all illegal activity is legal. During one of these free-for-alls, a family must protect themselves from a home invasion.

Directed by James DeMonaco - With Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Adelaide Kane, Rhys Wakefield, Tony Oller, Edwin Hodge, ...

The Mummy(2017)

PG-13
| 1h 50min | Fantasy, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
2.7/5 (with 1,698 votes)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Directed by Alex Kurtzman - With Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, Russell Crowe, ...

Shaun of the Dead(2004)

R
| 1h 39min | Horror, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 1,662 votes)

Shaun lives a supremely uneventful life, which revolves around his girlfriend, his mother, and, above all, his local pub. This gentle routine is threatened when the dead return to life and make strenuous attempts to snack on ordinary Londoners.

Directed by Edgar Wright - With Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Nick Frost, Dylan Moran, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, ...

Warm Bodies(2013)

PG-13
| 1h 37min | Horror, Comedy, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 1,658 votes)

After a zombie becomes involved with the girlfriend of one of his victims, their romance sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.

Directed by Jonathan Levine - With Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry, Dave Franco, Analeigh Tipton, Cory Hardrict, John Malkovich, ...

Life(2017)

3.2/5 (with 1,573 votes)

The six-member crew of the International Space Station is tasked with studying a sample from Mars that may be the first proof of extra-terrestrial life, which proves more intelligent than ever expected.

Directed by Daniel Espinosa - With Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, Olga Dykhovichnaya, ...

The Cabin in the Woods(2012)

R
| 1h 35min | Horror, Comedy, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 1,553 votes)

Five college friends spend the weekend at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

Directed by Drew Goddard - With Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, ...

Dracula Untold(2014)

PG-13
| 1h 32min | Horror, Action, Drama, Fantasy, War
3.1/5 (with 1,553 votes)

Vlad Tepes is a great hero, but when he learns the Sultan is preparing for battle and needs to form an army of 1,000 boys, including Vlad's son, he vows to find a way to protect his family. Vlad turns to dark forces in order to get the power to destroy his enemies and agrees to go from hero to monster as he's turned into the mythological vampire Dracula.

Directed by Gary Shore - With Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Samantha Barks, Art Parkinson, Charles Dance, ...

The Exorcist(1973)

R
| 2h 2min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 1,444 votes)

12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to her last hope: Father Damien Karras, a troubled priest who is struggling with his own faith.

Directed by William Friedkin - With Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowran, Linda Blair, ...

The Purge: Anarchy(2014)

R
| 1h 44min | Horror, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 1,416 votes)

One night per year, the government sanctions a 12-hour period in which citizens can commit any crime they wish -- including murder -- without fear of punishment or imprisonment. Leo, a sergeant who lost his son, plans a vigilante mission of revenge during the mayhem. However, instead of a death-dealing avenger, he becomes the unexpected protector of four innocent strangers who desperately need his help if they are to survive the night.

Directed by James DeMonaco - With Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez, Cástulo Guerra, Edwin Hodge, ...

The Conjuring 2(2016)

R
| 2h 14min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 1,408 votes)

Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.

Directed by James Wan - With Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Frances O'Connor, Simon McBurney, Franka Potente, Maria Doyle Kennedy, ...

Resident Evil(2002)

R
| 1h 40min | Horror, Action, Science Fiction
3.2/5 (with 1,351 votes)

When a virus leaks from a top-secret facility, turning all resident researchers into ravenous zombies and their lab animals into mutated hounds from hell, the government sends in an elite military task force to contain the outbreak. Alice and Rain are charged with leading the mission. But they only have three hours before the pathogen becomes airborne and infects the world.

Directed by Paul W. S. Anderson - With Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius, James Purefoy, Martin Crewes, Colin Salmon, Joseph May, ...

It Follows(2014)

R
| 1h 40min | Horror, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 1,317 votes)

For 19-year-old Jay, fall should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But a seemingly innocent physical encounter turns sour and gives her the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her teenage friends must find a way to escape the horror that seems to be only a few steps behind.

Directed by David Robert Mitchell - With Keir Gilchrist, Maika Monroe, Jake Weary, Daniel Zovatto, Olivia Luccardi

The Babadook(2014)

R
| 1h 33min | Drama, Thriller, Horror
3.3/5 (with 1,309 votes)

A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

Directed by Jennifer Kent - With Essie Davis, Hayley McElhinney, Daniel Henshall, Benjamin Winspear, Terence Crawford

Don't Breathe(2016)

R
| 1h 28min | Crime, Horror, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 1,299 votes)

A group of teens break into a blind man's home thinking they'll get away with the perfect crime. They're wrong.

Directed by Fede Álvarez - With Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto, Stephen Lang

Insidious(2010)

PG-13
| 1h 43min | Horror, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 1,280 votes)

A family discovers that dark spirits have invaded their home after their son inexplicably falls into an endless sleep. When they reach out to a professional for help, they learn things are a lot more personal than they thought.

Directed by James Wan - With Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Barbara Hershey, Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, ...