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: suspense, suspenseful, scary, macabre, psychotronic and intense. Plot: blood, violence, danger, murder, chase, death, fear, brutality, gore and storytelling. Genre: Horror, Thriller and Sci-Fi. Country: USA, UK and Canada.
Best Horror Movies
Best Horror Movies
TOP Movies: It (2017), The Exorcist (1973), The Evil Dead (1981), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), The Amityville Horror (2005), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), Halloween (2007), Martyrs (2008), Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007), Saw (2004), Carrie (1976), The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), A Quiet Place (2018), Bird Box (2018), Night of the Living Dead (1990), Split (2016), The Conjuring (2013), Hostel (2005), House of 1000 Corpses (2003).

List of Best Movies

 7.3
 457K
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: suspense, scary, surprise ending, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: killer clown, fear, missing person, clown, asthma, monster, child killer, supernatural power, small town, death, death of brother, inhaler ...
Time: year 1989, year 1988, quarry, 80s
Place: maine
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 8.0
 361K
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, frightening, psychological ...
Plot: exorcism, devil, religion, supernatural, evil force, demons, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, priest, paranormal activity, demon, clergy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, asia, middle east, iraq
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 7.5
 187K
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: dark humor, cult film, rough, scary, awful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, monster, evil, strong violent content, supernatural horror, supernatural, gory, young people, danger, deadly creature, survival, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, tennessee, michigan
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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: scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: nightmare, slasher, fear, supernatural, disfigurement, nightmare comes true, teenage life, back from the dead, teenager, high school, sleeping, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: usa, ohio
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, macabre, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, hitchhiker, murder, violence, disfigurement, torture, psychopath, chainsaw, maniac, mentally unstable, killing off one by one ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, latin america, usa, mexico
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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, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, danger, supernatural, murder, domestic disturbance, family in danger, family relations, parents and children, family problems, gory, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, long island
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Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: When Dracula leaves the captive Jonathan Harker and Transylvania for London in search of Mina Harker -- the spitting image of Dracula's long-dead wife, Elisabeta -- obsessed vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing sets out to end the madness.
Style: gothic, scary, atmospheric, captivating, dark ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, dark fantasy, vampire human love, dangerous attraction, supernatural romance, legends and myths, beast, supernatural, chase, immortality, love affair, gory ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 15th century, victorian england, 1890s ...
Place: transylvania, london, england, europe, romania ...
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 6.1
 109K
Halloween (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, psychological, stylized ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, halloween, serial killer, teenage life, massacre, sadism, manhunt, mask, masked killer, vengeance, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: midwest
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 7.1
 83K
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, rough, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: torture, child abuse, cult, brutality, torture chamber, kidnapping, violence, torment, gory, suffering, afterlife, death ...
Time: contemporary, year 1971
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Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Retired military commander Colonel Dale Murphy hosts the simulated post-apocalyptic reality show where participants are challenged to survive a remote West Virginia wasteland. But the show turns into a nightmarish showdown when each realizes they ...
Style: scary, bloody, brutal, idiotic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, slasher, survival, danger, cannibalism, tv show, violence, murder, chase, trap, axe, childbirth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: west virginia, usa
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 7.6
 378K
Saw (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, mind game, captivity, serial killer, psychopath, insanity, plot twist, survival, race against time, master criminal, gory, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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 7.4
 168K
Carrie (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Carrie White, a shy and troubled teenage girl who is tormented by her high school peers and her fanatically religious mother, begins to use her powers of telekinesis to exact revenge upon them.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: abusive mother, rage, cruelty, social misfits, telekinesis, prom, high school life, vengeance, teen angst, humiliation, teenage life, classmate ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future, year 1979, near future
Place: usa
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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Five friends visiting their grandfather's house in the country are hunted and terrorized by a chain-saw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals.
Style: banned film, cult film, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, hitchhiker, psychopath, chainsaw, gas station, danger, cannibalism, murder, gory, massacre, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: texas, usa
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 7.5
 405K
A Quiet Place (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.
Style: suspense, scary, disturbing, surprise ending, psychological ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, sign language, survival horror, monster, self sacrifice, deafness, creature feature, pregnancy, child in peril, silence, chase ...
Time: 21st century, 2020s, near future
Place: new york state
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 6.6
 277K
Bird Box (2018)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A woman and a pair of children are blindfolded and make their way through a post-apocalyptic setting along a river.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: survival, end of the world, survival horror, fear, blindness, suicide, bird, murder, post apocalypse, creature, parents and children, chase ...
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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, rough, suspenseful, brutal, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, survival, chaos, cannibalism, back from the dead, danger, woman in danger, small town, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, death, eaten alive ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1990, 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, america, pittsburgh
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 7.3
 421K
Split (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, mental illness, psycho, dissociative identity disorder, serial killer, insanity, schizophrenia, held captive, split personality, paranoia, violence, mercilessness ...
Time: 2010s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania
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 7.5
 440K
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, suspenseful, dark, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, exorcism, danger, paranormal investigation, haunted by the past, witch, paranormal activity, fear, evil force, evil ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: new england, rhode island, usa
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 5.9
 169K
Hostel (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three backpackers head to a Slovakian city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: torture, slasher, gory, psychopath, danger, captivity, gore, crimes, survival, strong violent content, serial murder, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: amsterdam, europe, slovakia, iceland
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House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two teenage couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of serial killers end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.
Style: scary, rough, cult film, macabre, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, urban legend, cannibalism, murder, youth, serial killer, hitchhiker, satanic ritual, gory, slasher, massacre, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, year 1977
Place: texas, usa
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The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
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, dark humor, surreal, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Plot: danger, monster, supernatural, death, zombie, deathtrap, cabin in the woods, creature, fear, survival, in the woods, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 1900s, 20th century ...
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 4.3
 546
Castle Freak (2020)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After she’s permanently blinded in a tragic car accident, Rebecca receives some bizarre news: her long-lost mother has recently passed away, leaving her their family’s ancestral castle in rural Albania. Traveling to the estate with a group of ...
Style: psychological
Plot: prisoner, isolation, framed for murder, monster, revenge, mansion, disturbed child, sexual abuse, injury, insanity, castle, murder ...
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Jeepers Creepers II (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After 23 horrifying days of gorging on human flesh, an ancient creature known as the Creeper embarks on a final voracious feeding frenzy, terrorizing a group of varsity basketball players, cheerleaders and coaches stranded on a remote highway when ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: scarecrow, beast, slasher, supernatural, serial killer, high school, countryside, farm, monster, survival, sport team, immortality ...
Time: contemporary, near future
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The Dark and the Wicked (2020)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On a secluded farm in a nondescript rural town, a man is slowly dying. His family gathers to mourn, and soon a darkness grows, marked by waking nightmares and a sense that something evil is taking over the family.
Style: dark, tense, bleak, suspense, scary ...
Plot: grief, brother sister relationship, suicide, paranormal activity, riddles and clues, haunted, mysterious death, supernatural power, death of mother, loss of family, evil force, death of father ...
Place: texas
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 10K
The Wretched (2019)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A rebellious teenage boy embarks on a gutsy crusade to stop the terrifying evil he suspects has possessed his neighbor in this bone-chilling occult thriller.
Style: disturbing, captivating, suspense, dark, bleak ...
Plot: witch, neighbor, teenager, possession, forest, supernatural power, father son relationship, teenage boy, missing child, monster, secret, watching someone ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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The Devil's Rejects (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The sequel to House of 1000 Corpses – the Firefly family are ambushed at their isolated home by Sheriff Wydell and a squad of armed men guns blazing – yet only Otis and his sister, Baby, manage to escape the barrage of bullets unharmed. Hiding ...
Style: scary, sadistic, psychological, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sadism, serial killer, psychopath, torture, sheriff, exploitation, insanity, vengeance, brutality, murder, slasher, chase ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: texas, usa
Is relevant ?
 8.4
 784K
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, captivating, suspenseful, frightening, futuristic ...
Plot: alien, space travel, space and aliens, monster, outer space, evil alien, deadly creature, spacecraft, alien encounter, alien monster, scientist, fear ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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 5.6
 18K
No Good Deed (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Terri is a devoted wife and mother of two, living an ideal suburban life in Atlanta when Colin, a charming but dangerous escaped convict, shows up at her door claiming car trouble. Terri offers her phone to help him but soon learns that no good deed ...
Style: psycho film, sadistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: home invasion, hostage, killer, blood, family in danger, sociopath, deadly, serial killer, confined, crime, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, georgia, tennessee, atlanta georgia
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 8.4
 893K
The Shining (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 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, atmospheric, scary, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, insanity, evil, supernatural, danger, nervous breakdown, psychic, hotel, stephen king, psychopath, ghost, trapped ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1920s, 80s
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado, oregon, miami ...
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 6.4
 18K
Freaky (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A mystical, ancient dagger causes a notorious serial killer to magically switch bodies with a 17-year-old girl.
Style: dark humor, bleak, humorous, not serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: body swapping, serial killer, slasher killer, violence, gore, threat to kill, switching roles, killings, disorder, fear, transformation, impersonating ...
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