Are you thrilled by strange noises, flickering lights, shadows, and nerve-jangling effects? If yes, then you are certainly an enthusiast of watching blood-pumping and heart-racing supernatural horror and slasher movies.
With the spine-tingling soundtrack, bedroom door movements, door slamming, loud thuds, demonic grunts, and screeches, the filmmakers have gained expertise in making horror films that can scare you as if you are inside the screen, yearning to escape from the trap of a demon spirit. Many such slasher movies have become all-time favorites due to their fighting jump scares, frightening soundtracks, and ghoulish and jaw-dropping effects.
If you too are a fan of horror movies, here are the 5 scariest horror movies of all time to watch:
The Exorcist (1973)
Even after around 49 years, The Exorcist remains one of the most famous horror movies ever made. Based on a real-life story, the film will still give you goosebumps. Directed by William Friedkin the supernatural movie portrays the story of a demon-possessed 12-year-old girl Regan who starts showing bizarre behavior after playing with an Ouija board. Her mother Chris sees dramatic and dangerous changes in her daughter’s behavior and appearance and consults two priests to save her from evil energy. Prints perform an exorcism to free her from the demonic entity. The special effects and frightening sound effects of that time make it more terrifying.
The film adaptation of the eponymous novel is the highest-grossing R-rated horror film ever. It was the first movie nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. The scariest movie of all time received a total of 10 nominations
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Tobe Hooper’s horror film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre can frighten you in a broadway light without dialogue and blood stains. Made with a very low budget the original slasher film-inspired movies such as horror films Saw and I Know What You Did Last Summer. The film narrators story of a group of five friends who during their road trip to a grandfather’s grave in the American countryside, find themselves trapped in an abandoned house of horror.
Soon after they stop at the abandoned house in the search of gas, which is situated next to the family of murderers, they find themselves fighting for their lives, creaming all around. Your television screen has gore all around as you find yourself trembling at your house. The flick will leave you to tremble the next time you plan a road trip.
The Conjuring (2013)
One of the most horrifying movies of all time The Conjuring is about a family that moves to a farmhouse where they witness paranormal activities. In 1971, Roger and Carolyn Perron moved into a dilapidated scary farmhouse in Harrisville, Rhode Island, with their five daughters, Andrea, Nancy, Christine, Cindy, and April. The family began witnessing several disturbing events in the first few nights. The family consulted noted real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren to examine the house. For horror lovers, the movie full of all classic jump-scares will be a nightmarish terror.
Paranormal Activity (2007)
In the supernatural horror film by Oren Peli, a young couple (Katie Featherston and Micah Sloat) are haunted by evil occurrences in the middle of the night at their suburban tract house. The couple, terrified by the presence of a demonic entity in their house, decides to set up a camera to record ghostly activities in their house.
The film makes perfect use of found footage to document the events. The movie has made splendid use of found footage-style shots to reach a new level of horror, giving you bumps in the night that you will never want to lie on a bed alone.
American dark supernatural thriller flick created by James Wan revolves around a couple (Josh and Renai) who are haunted by evil spirits after their son Dalton enters into a coma following a mysterious accident in the attic at their new house.
The family tries to save their child from the evil spirits in the realm of the of Further. Later it was revealed that the child got trapped in a world between the living and the dead. The combination of mystery, paranormal activities, terrifying jarring music, and creepy images makes it one of the scariest movies ever, that you won’t like to miss.
If you are someone who loves to watch horror films wrapped in their bedsheet, these classic horror movies will certainly leave you frozen in your bed, sending chills down your spine to keep you awake the entire night.