Best Horror Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Horror Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, psychological, weird and suspense. Plot: blood, gore, monster, supernatural, violence, chase, brutality, danger, murder and storytelling. Genre: Horror, Thriller and Mystery. Country: USA, Canada and UK.
Best Horror Movies
Best Horror Movies
TOP Movies: The Exorcist (1973), The Conjuring (2013), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), The Evil Dead (1981), The Ring (2002), Silent Hill (2006), Alien (1979), Night of the Living Dead (1990), Scream (1996), Martyrs (2008), It (2017), The Shining (1980), Evil Dead (2013), The Conjuring 2 (2016), Get Out (2017), Paranormal Activity (2007), Jeepers Creepers (2001), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), The Cabin in the Woods (2011), Army of Darkness (1992).

List of Best Movies

 8.1
 409K
The Exorcist (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, macabre, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, exorcism, religion, devil, demonic possession, occult, priest, exorcist, supernatural ability, clergy, evil force, demon ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, asia, new york, washington d.c., iraq ...
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 7.5
 509K
The Conjuring (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 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.
Style: scary, dark, suspenseful, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, witch, paranormal investigation, exorcism, paranormal, investigation, fear, supernatural horror, supernatural power, psychic ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1971 ...
Place: rhode island, new england, connecticut, usa
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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger (Robert Englund), who was ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspense, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: supernatural, nightmare, murder, serial killer, teenager, nightmare comes true, high school, sleep deprivation, fear, monster, dream, supernatural horror ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century, year 1981
Place: ohio, usa
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 7.4
 212K
The Evil Dead (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a group of college students finds a mysterious book and recording in the old wilderness cabin they've rented for the weekend, they unwittingly unleash a demonic force from the surrounding forest.
Style: macabre, scary, psychotronic, bloody, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, monster, evil, extreme violence, dark humor, evil dead, supernatural horror, demonic possession, demon, supernatural, strong violent content, characters killed one by one ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, michigan, tennessee
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 7.1
 352K
The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, ...
Style: scary, suspense, atmospheric, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, twists and turns, investigation, life is a bitch, race against time, urban legend, female protagonist, uncover truth, crimes, parents and children, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century
Place: seattle
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 6.5
 232K
Silent Hill (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The eerie and deserted ghost town of Silent Hill draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for her only child's illness. Unable to accept the doctor's diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized for psychiatric ...
Style: scary, dark, surreal, psychological, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, survival, demon, insanity, torture, mysterious place, evil, ghost town, revenge, ghost, missing child ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, west virginia
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 8.5
 880K
Alien (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, futuristic, captivating ...
Audience: kids
Plot: alien, monster, space travel, space and aliens, female protagonist, deadly creature, spacecraft, evil alien, survival, alien monster, creature, sole survivor ...
Time: future, 22nd century, distant future
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Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this remake of the original classic film, a group of people are trapped inside a farmhouse as legions of the walking dead try to get inside and use them for food.
Style: scary, macabre, rough, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, living dead, zombie attack, monster, death, apocalypse, wilderness, cannibalism, chaos, farmhouse, woman in danger, end of the world ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1990, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh, america
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 7.4
 345K
Scream (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the 'rules' of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, suspense, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick, date night
Plot: high school, serial killer, murder, teenager, masked killer, small town, twists and turns, woman in danger, teenage life, psychopath, violent, maniac ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
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 7.0
 96K
Martyrs (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.
Style: disturbing, twist ending, scary, suspense, sinister ...
Plot: torture, cult, kidnapping, child abuse, violence, revenge, brutality, torture chamber, death, afterlife, torment, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, year 1971
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 7.3
 548K
It (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 135 min.
Story: 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.
Style: scary, suspense, epic, slasher, psychotronic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: monster, killer clown, small town, evil clown, clown, fear, missing person, child, death of brother, good versus evil, supernatural horror, school ...
Time: year 1989, 80s, year 1988
Place: maine
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 8.4
 1.0M
The Shining (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: 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.
Style: psychological, suspense, scary, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: isolation, hotel, ghost, insanity, supernatural, snow, imaginary friend, haunted house, father son relationship, evil, psychopath, winter ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1920s, 70s
Place: colorado, denver colorado, usa, florida, miami ...
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 6.5
 174K
Evil Dead (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Evil Dead, the fourth installment of the Evil Dead franchise, serving as both a reboot and as a loose continuation of the series, features Mia, a young woman struggling with sobriety, heads to a remote cabin with a group of friends where the ...
Style: scary, slasher, bloody, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, supernatural, demon, forest, brutality, violence, transformation, monster, extreme violence, violent, rain, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 2010s
Place: usa
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 7.3
 272K
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.
Style: scary, dark, suspenseful, atmospheric, frightening ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, demonic possession, paranormal investigation, single mother, child in peril, psychic, fear, demon, family in danger, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, year 1976, 20th century, year 2003 ...
Place: england, london
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 7.7
 607K
Get Out (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: racism, hypnosis, brainwashing, satire, cult, survival, kidnapping, abduction, secret society, disappearance, female villain, manipulation ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york
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Paranormal Activity (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban 'starter' tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, dark, macabre ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, paranormal activity, fear, found footage, panic, videotaping, monster, surveillance, evil force, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s
Place: san diego california, california, usa, los angeles
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Jeepers Creepers (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A college-age brother and sister get more than they bargained for on their road trip home from spring break. When the bickering siblings witness a creepy truck driver tossing body bags into a sewer near an abandoned church, they investigate. Bad ...
Style: scary, slasher, macabre, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, supernatural, demon, death, serial killer, scarecrow, characters murdered one by one, chase, road trip, torture, dead teenager, deadly creature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: florida
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The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, scary, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, investigation, cannibalism, kidnapping, psychology, crimes, mind game, maniac, fbi, murder investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, maryland, chicago illinois, baltimore, memphis ...
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The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 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.
Style: scary, twist ending, mind bending, surreal, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, supernatural, survival, creature, deathtrap, zombie, trapped, cabin in the woods, dark humor, death, fear, killings ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, year 2009, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: usa
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Army of Darkness (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home.
Style: dark fantasy, humorous, funny, scary, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, time travel, monster, siege, evil dead, beast, sword fight, skeleton, supernatural, good versus evil, demon, magic ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, year 1992, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: england
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 5.5
 102K
Ghost Ship (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After discovering a passenger ship missing since 1962 floating adrift on the Bering Sea, salvagers claim the vessel as their own. Once they begin towing the ghost ship towards harbor, a series of bizarre occurrences happen and the group becomes ...
Style: scary, slasher, atmospheric, macabre, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, ship, ghost ship, survival, death, supernatural horror, twists and turns, monster, ocean, escapades, greed ...
Time: year 1962, 60s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, alaska
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The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Morocco
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on Wes Craven's 1977 suspenseful cult classic, The Hills Have Eyes is the story of a family road trip that goes terrifyingly awry when the travelers become stranded in a government atomic zone. Miles from nowhere, the Carter family soon ...
Style: slasher, scary, brutal, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cannibalism, desert, survival, torture, rape, human monster, stranded, kidnapping, victim, trapped, fear, escape attempt ...
Time: year 2006, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa
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Final Destination (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, tense, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, death, life & death, teenager, characters killed one by one, survival, destiny, air disaster, disaster, race against time, freak accident, group of friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s, 90s
Place: new york, usa, paris france
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The Amityville Horror (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a home that was the site of a grisly mass-murder.
Style: scary, suspense, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, murder, domestic disturbance, paranormal activity, family in danger, family relations, insanity, parents and children, family problems, death ...
Time: 21st century, 70s
Place: wisconsin, usa, new york, long island
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 6.2
 135K
The Visit (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents' remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances ...
Style: suspense, twist ending, disturbing, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, kids in trouble, siblings relations, elderly, family relations, found footage, farm, disturbed individual, sibling relationship, grandmother granddaughter relationship, parents and children, basement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 7.6
 221K
Train to Busan (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Martial law is declared when a mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. Those on an express train to Busan, a city that has successfully fended off the viral outbreak, must fight for their own survival…
Style: suspense, tense, bloody, suspenseful, apocalyptic ...
Plot: zombie, survival, virus, pandemic, apocalypse, epidemic, train, zombie attack, undead, father daughter relationship, quarantine, train crash ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: south korea, korea, busan, east asia, seoul
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 6.4
 16K
Terrified (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: Argentina
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police commissary Funes and three researches of supernatural phenomena investigate inexplicable events that are occurring in the suburbia of Buenos Aires.
Style: scary, suspense, macabre, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: paranormal investigation, paranormal investigator, reanimated corpse, paranormal phenomena, haunted house, dead child, living dead, death of boy, supernatural, supernatural power, freak, suburban life ...
Place: argentina, south america, buenos aires argentina
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 6.5
 266K
It Chapter Two (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, it chapter two brings the chapters - who've long since gone their separate ways - back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film.
Style: scary, slasher, bloody, epic, macabre ...
Audience: kids
Plot: killer clown, evil clown, clown, evil, creature, panic, carnival, murder, group of friends, kids in trouble, fear, asthma ...
Time: 80s, year 1989, 2010s, year 2016
Place: maine, new york, los angeles, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 283K
Alien: Covenant (2017)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: bad ending, futuristic, suspense, twist ending, enigmatic ...
Plot: alien, space travel, monster, robot, human versus alien, alien life-form, scientist, creature, extraterrestrial, alien creature, androids, alien technology ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 37K
13 Sins (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A bright but meek salesman, drowning in debt as he's about to get married, receives a mysterious phone call informing him that he's on a hidden camera game show where he must execute 13 tasks to receive a multi-million dollar cash prize.
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, game, psychology, mysterious character, graphic violence, twists and turns, plot twist, brutality, on the run, serial killer, money, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
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