Directed by Alex Garland, this movie features the famous Natalie Portman as Lena, Jennifer Jason Leigh as Dr. Ventress, Tessa Thompson as Josie Radek, and Oscar Isaac as Kane. The plot of this science fiction psychological horror film revolves around the story of a group of scientists entering a strange zone known as ‘The Shimmer’, where animals and plants are mutated due to an alien presence. There are a lot of twists and turns as the story progresses, each one leaving the audience in shock and nail-biting suspense.
Jordan Peele’s follow-up to his masterpiece Get Out. This movie is a magnificent creation with excellent imagery and amazing performances. Us is an atmospheric chiller about a family who is attacked by their doppelgangers. Jordan Peele has wholly transformed the horror genre with the advanced scriptwriting and direction of his first two films.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Tim Burton directed this fun, dark musical about a barber who gets revenge on Londoners in a most delicious way. Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, and Sacha Baron Cohen all soar with their performances. You’ll never eat a pie the same way again.
The House of the Devil (2009)
The plot involves a young college student in an isolated house where she was hired as a nanny. Weird and dangerous events quickly pile up, forcing her to fight for her life. It pays homage to 80s slasher films, as well as the earlier haunted house genre.
The Strangers (2008)
Inspired by several real-life events, The Strangers tells the story of a couple whose vacation is interrupted by three criminals. The film’s trailer became famous by showcasing the villains’ creepy masks. Liv Tyler stars.
Häxan (Witchcraft Through the Ages) (1922)
This silent Danish film is not quite a documentary, and not totally a horror film, but something else entirely. Based on a medieval treatise on the history of witchcraft, it begins with warnings about witches. Then, it turns into a profoundly rationalistic piece of humanism that critiques the terrors of hysteria and superstition.
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Based on the story by Washington Irving, the supernatural horror film was directed by Tim Burton – which means I don’t have to tell you who played the lead role. Sleepy Hollow‘s haunting atmosphere gives the thriller a chilling gothic feel.
Crimson Peak (2015)
Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak is about a young woman who fell in love with a seductive stranger. After being heartbroken, she went to a house situated at a mountain top of blood-red soil to get rid of her painful past. The mountain top she rests in is full of secrets that haunt her. But hidden truths lie between darkness and yearnings at the Crimson Peak. The mysterious supernatural story stars Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam, Tom Hiddleston, and Mia Wasikowska. Packed with mystery and madness, this movie is a must-watch for all those who love horror movies.
Dressed to Kill (1980)
Dressed to Kill is a mix of horror, suspense, and mystery. Directed by Brian De Palma, this film stars Angie Dickinson, Michael Caine, Dennis Franz, Keith Gordon, and Nancy Allen. This violent thriller revolves around an unhappy wife (Angie Dickinson) who is brutally murdered. The story follows Kieth Gorden’s efforts to solve the crime.
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
The Korean psychological horror film is an atmospheric chiller about a recently discharged patient from a mental infirmary who returns home with her sister. A Tale of Two Sisters proceeds as the sisters face distressing events between their stepmother and the spirits haunting their residence, as a consequence of their dark family history. It was remade in America as The Uninvited starring Emily Browning.
Directed by James Gunn, this skin-chiller revolves around a story of a man whose body is controlled by an alien absorbing his mind. The movie is a mix of horror, mystery, suspense, and timely humor. Slither is an unappreciated gem and a treat for thriller movie fans with stellar performances and flawless direction.
House on Haunted Hill (1959)
House on Haunted Hill is a cheesy, classic Halloween classic. An eccentric millionaire, played by Vincent Price, throws a party at an allegedly haunted house in honor of his fourth wife. A frequent subject of Saturday Night Live parody.
This bizarre, disturbing supernatural horror is about a couple who retreats to a cabin after a horrifying incident upends their marriage. Director Lars von Trier is a master at exploring the terror that haunts the psyche.
The best Halloween sequel comes 40 years after the original. Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her original role from the first film. An adult now, she lives with the trauma Michael Myers inflicted upon her. Now, Myers is being transported from a psychiatric hospital to a prison. What could possibly go wrong?…
Switchblade Romance (2003)
This French film is also known as High Tension. Controversial among critics, the film features graphic violence that was cut for the American theatrical release in order to keep an ‘R’ rating. The slasher, like many, features a group of people trying to evade a psychopathic serial killer.
Night of the Demon (1957)
An American psychologist travels to England to study the case of a Satanic cult suspected in multiple deaths. The psychological thriller by director Jacques Tourneur leaves the viewers guessing.
This skin-chiller tells the story of conjoined twin sisters who face tragedy as they celebrate their joint birthday. A reporter witnesses the murder, and two detectives are hired to investigate. The mystery-slasher stars Margot Kidder, best known for playing Lois Lane in the Superman films.
Kill, Baby... Kill! (1966)
This Italian horror film, directed by Mario Bava, tells the story of a woman who was killed in a mysterious car wreck. An autopsy reveals a silver coin inside her heart. Locals believe the village is haunted by a girl who curses all visitors. Could there be something to the superstition?
Alice Akerman works online as a cam girl, unbeknownst to her mother. She stages her own fake suicide in order to get more views. But the next day, Alice finds herself unable to log in— and her account taken over by a look-alike.
God Told Me To (1976)
In New York, a random person opens fire on a busy road, killing 15 people. The shooter is questioned by police and tells Detective Peter Nichols God told him to. Peter finds several other murder cases in which the killers claim they were instructed by God. But Peter isn’t willing to accept that explanation.
The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
This is the film that started the Return of the Living Dead series. (Affiliated but separate from the multiple Dead series… it’s confusing, I know) The film opens with workers at a warehouse discussing the 1968 film Night of the Living Dead and one insisting it was based on a true story. The sci-fi comedy film takes some strange turns as is entertains and horrifies.
Directed by George A. Romero, the psychological thriller tells the story of a psychopath with monochromatic vampire temptations. He slits the wrist of one woman on the train to drink her blood and attacks another at a local market as his lusts increase.
One of the most famous “torture porn” films ever made, Saw spawned many sequels. It starts with a photographer and oncologist who wake up to find themselves chained in a bathroom. When one prisoner is ordered to kill the other, the game begins.
The Purge (2013)
You remember the trailer: For one day every year, virtually everything is legal, including murder. Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey can’t save the film from its terrible execution and weak story. The premise is strong enough though that “The Purge” has entered common parlance, earning the film a spot in the Top 200.
Session 9 (2001)
Gordon, the owner of an asbestos abatement company, takes responsibility for removing asbestos from a psychiatric infirmary. With his friends’ help, he finds a box carrying an audio-tape containing nine recorded sessions of a patient named Marry Hobbes. In the recording, Marry has confessed all her crimes to her psychiatrist. This skin-chiller continues as they hear strange noises and see shadows in the hospital.
The Phantom Carriage
The Phantom Carriage is a majestic, one-of-a-kind masterpiece, showcasing Victor Sjostrom’s talents as not only a director but also an actor. This is a movie that makes the audience think about what they have done in their lives. Built around the novel Thy Soul Shall Bear Witness!, The Phantom Carriage is one of the most prominent works of the Swedish cinema. A film released way ahead of its time; it included flashbacks and is considered a cinematic marvel. It is a tale of an alcoholic man being reminded of his delightful past; before he was led astray by his friend into a life of drunkenness.
This film is an anthology of five terrifying tales written by Stephen King and director George A. Romero. The stories themselves are inspired by the E.C. horror comics of the 50s and 60s. They include stories about a farmer visited by a space rock and a creature that lives under a crate. The unique movie captures a beautiful blend of horror and humor.
Society is a disturbing mix of bloody horror, mystery, and suspense. Bill is a teenager who feels like he is different from the rest of the family. One day he learns the awful truth about just how different his Beverly Hills family is. Society may be an overly ambitious teen movie, but it still grabs one’s attention in a gruesome sort of way.
Hangover Square (1945)
The acclaimed classic was based on a novel by Patrick Hamilton. It’s a crime thriller about a man named George who sets a store on fire. George confesses to his girlfriend he has a whole day missing from his memory.
The Japanese horror film was released in 1977. It tells the story of a young girl who goes for summer vacations with her six friends. When one goes to take a watermelon from the well and does not return, the mysterious and supernatural events begin.
Cemetery Man (1994)
A cheesy, fun Italian classic. The comedy-horror tells the story of a cemetery caretaker who lives in a house besieged continuously by death. The “returners” rise from their graves revived and well-equipped to launch their assaults.
Ganja & Hess (1973)
Archaeologist Dr Hess Green is studying the quarry at Myrthia civilization. He is stabbed by his personal research assistant, who later on commits suicide. When Hess gains sense after being stabbed, he sees that his wounds have recovered but he has developed an unquenchable blood thirst as the knife was carrying ancient germs. Then Hess meets Ganja, wife of the assistant. Initially Ganja was missing her dead husband, but soon she fell for Hess. They were a happy couple… before she found out about the blood thirst of Hess.