The Top 10 horror movies are listed form #1 being our pick for best horror movie of all time and so on.
#1 Psycho 1960
The #1 top horror movie of all time is Psycho director by Alfred Hitchcock and released June 16, 1960.
It stared a budding young actor named Anthony Perkins. Anthony Perkins played the role of a crazy, demented
motel proprietor who was too long under the domination by his wicked mother.
Plot Overview: consists of an unfortunate young woman who steals $40,000 from her employer's client and
stumbles upon the Bates Motel in which she secures a room for rent. She encounters the Psycho proprietor
which has murder on his mind.
The film was nominated for 4 Oscars. The Film Psycho
#2 The Shining 1980
This Chilling tale of evil spirits and supernatural possession will have you biting your nails. It is no
surprise that this film has made it in our 10 top horror movies of all time. Director by Stanley Kubrick
and based off of Stephen Kings novel this movie hit theaters with a heart stopping, "BANG!!!" Released
into theaters on May 23, 1980 Staring, Jack Nicholson as "Jack Torrance", a Vermont schoolteacher working
at an isolated haunted hotel as the winter caretaker.
Plot Overview: Jack Torrance becomes possessed by evil spirits that feed off of his violence, while his
psychic son begins to have horrific visions of past and future.
The film had 5 nominations and 1 award.
#3 Hellraiser - 1987
Hellraiser is our #3 pick of the 10 top horror movies ever and is guaranteed to make the hair stand up on
end. Pin-Head, an evil demon called form hell has entered the world of the living, only to bring unthinkable
pain and suffering to those who are encountered by its evil. Written and director by Clive Barker, this
fantastic horror flick stars Ashley Laurence, Clare Higgins, Andrew Robinson. Hellraisers debut hit theaters
September 18, 1987 and was a huge success.
Plot Overview: An unfaithful wife encounters her dead lover, who's being chased by demons after he escaped
from Hell. They are tricked into opening a puzzle box that's one purpose is to bridge a gate between hell
This film received 4 nominations and won 2 awards.
#4 Jaws - 1975
What more horrifying that a ten ton shark with a mouth full of thousands of razor sharp teeth made for one
purpose; to rip flesh to bits. That's why Jaws is our #4 pick of the 10 top horror movies of all time.
Plot Overview: Every summer hundreds of people vacation to the beautiful small island community of Amity.
But what they didn't know is that a killer Great White Shark had taken up residence in the beautiful
islands waters. It was the perfect feeding grounds; and we were the main course!!!
The film had 13 nominations and won 3 Oscars. The film also had won 9 other awards.
#5 Halloween1 - 1978
Our #5 pick of the top horror movies of all time is sure to send a spin tingling chill through you. A
psychotic murderer named Michael Myers who has been institutionalized since childhood, escapes and
returns home to take a blood bath in revenge!!!
Plot Overview: On Halloween night, Michael Myers a psycho killer escapes a metal health institution and
returns home with one thing on his mind; "KILL!!!" His doctor is in hot pursuit and must track him down
before he kills again. Directed by John Carpenter and Staring Jamie Lee Curtis this thriller will have
you riveted to your seat in suspense and horror.
The Film won 2 awards & had 1 nomination
#6 Friday the 13th - 1980
The #6 the top horror movie of all time is Friday the 13th. What could be more frightening that being
in a remote part of the woods with a machete wielding psychopath.
Plot Overview: Camp Crystal Lake holds more than fun and games for its summer guests and camp counselors.
Unfortunately they are about to discover that they are not alone. In the woods lurks a psycho, wearing a
hockey mask and welding a very large machete; no one is safe from the vengeance that is about to be
The film had 4 nominations.
#7 Shaun of the Dead - 2004
In the film "Shaun of the Dead" the dead rise from their graves with an insatiable craving for live
human flesh. With such a gruesome premise it is no surprise this film has made our 10 top horror movies
of all time. Shaun of the Dead will easily creep out even the most hard core horror movie buffs.
Plot Overview: This movie takes place in Modern day London which looks more like a seen of out of an
apocalypse. Zombies roam the desolate streets in search of live human flesh. Shaun must survive and
save his ex-girlfriend (whom he is still in-love with) and mother from the cannibalistic zombies.
Shaun of the Dead won 6 awards and had a whopping 14 nominations.
#8 The Exorcist - 1973
The Exorcist released December 26, 1973 is by far one of the top horror movies of all time. A young
girl becomes possessed by a menacing demonic spirit that has supernatural powers. This movie is truly
horrifying, and is sure to become one of your favorites as well.
Plot Overview: A young is possessed by a powerful demonic entity that uses its supernatural powers to
terrify the girl's mother. The girl's mother seeks the help form two priests that try to exorcist
the demon from the girl's body, to saving her life and sole.
The film won 2 Oscars as well as 12 other awards and 14 nominations.
#9 Poltergeist - 1982
Poltergeist made our top horror movies list for its unforgettable lines and scenes. There are not
many lines more chilling than when the little girl says "They're here..." in the movie the Poltergeist.
And not many scenes more memorable when she is pulled into her static filled TV. After seeing this
movie you'll think twice before sitting to close to your television screen.
Plot Overview: An un-expecting family moves into a house haunted by a host of menacing ghosts.
Poltergeist received 3 nominations for Oscars, won 4 awards and had an additional 4 nominations for
#10 A Nightmare on Elm Street - 1984
Our Final pick for the 10 top horror movies of all time is "A Nightmare on Elm Street". After seeing
this horrifying movie you'll think twice about falling asleep.
Plot Overview: Freddie Krueger a child rapist and murder is arrested and soon after released on a
technicality. Outraged parents full of vengeance tracked him down to an abandoned warehouse, where
they trap him and burn him alive. Unfortunately this action makes the murder even more powerful as
he emerges in the dreams of their children. With the power to make nightmares a reality Freddie
Krueger is able to kill you in your dreams.
The film won 2 awards and received 3 nominations.
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