Top 10 Horror Movies of All Time

Halloween time is almost here but not everyone is ready to be out and about so maybe a horror movie marathon is the best option this year! If you are anything like me you have your top 10 Horror movies you can keep watching over and over again anytime of the year. If you don’t have a list or even own a scary movie here is list which has some of my favorites. Most streaming services also have their collections out all thru October also. Get a bowl of popcorn, your favorite drink, and get ready to look behind your shoulder for most of the evening:


1. Psycho (1960)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller 8.5  Rate 97 Metascore

A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer’s client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anthony PerkinsJanet LeighVera MilesJohn Gavin

Votes: 634,210 | Gross: $32.00M

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One of the finest films ever made and the greatest horror film of all time features dark, twisted and thrilling storytelling and masterful direction from the master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock, Psycho is now a legendary film

Rosemary's Baby

2. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Approved | 137 min | Drama, Horror 8  Rate 96 Metascore

A young couple trying for a baby move into an aging, ornate apartment building on Central Park West, but find themselves surrounded by peculiar neighbors.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Mia FarrowJohn CassavetesRuth GordonSidney Blackmer

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A frightening tale of Satanism and pregnancy that is even more disturbing than it sounds thanks to convincing and committed performances by Mia Farrow and Ruth Gordon that results in one of the finest horror movies of all time that features excellent direction and cinematography.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

3. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

R | 83 min | Horror 7.5  Rate 78 Metascore

Five friends head out to rural Texas to visit the grave of a grandfather. On the way they stumble across what appears to be a deserted house, only to discover something sinister within. Something armed with a chainsaw.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Marilyn BurnsEdwin NealAllen DanzigerPaul A. Partain

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A truly terrifying piece of film making that has beautiful cinematography and documentary-style camera work filled with disturbing imagery that creates non stop suspense, The Texas Chainsaw drenches the Texan dessert in blood in a terrifying exploration of cannibalism and isolation.

The Shining

4. The Shining (1980)

R | 146 min | Drama, Horror 8.4  Rate 66 Metascore

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Jack NicholsonShelley DuvallDanny LloydScatman Crothers

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Though it deviates from Stephen King’s novel, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is a chilling, often baroque journey into madness — exemplified by an unforgettable turn from Jack Nicholson. With excellent direction from Stanley Kubrick and iconic scenes, The Shining is terrifying.

The Exorcist

5. The Exorcist (1973)

R | 122 min | Horror 8  Rate 81 Metascore

When a 12-year-old girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Ellen BurstynMax von SydowLinda BlairLee J. Cobb

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The Exorcist rides its supernatural theme to magical effect, with remarkable special effects and an eerie atmosphere, resulting in one of the scariest films of all time. With great performances and creepy moments, The Exorcist is a classic.


6. Jaws (1975)

PG | 124 min | Adventure, Thriller 8  Rate 87 Metascore

When a killer shark unleashes chaos on beach community off Long Island, it’s up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Roy ScheiderRobert ShawRichard DreyfussLorraine Gar

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Compelling, well-crafted storytelling and a judicious sense of terror ensure Steven Spielberg’s Jaws has remained a benchmark in the art of delivering modern blockbuster thrills. Jaws is terrifying and one of the greatest films ever made.


7. Halloween (1978)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller 7.7  Rate 87 Metascore

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald PleasenceJamie Lee CurtisTony MoranNancy Kyes

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Scary, suspenseful, and viscerally thrilling, Halloween set the standard for modern horror films. Halloween revolutionized the horror genre and made an icon of Micheal Myers in one of the most terrifying movies ever made.


8. Alien (1979)

R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi 8.4  Rate 89 Metascore

After a space merchant vessel receives an unknown transmission as a distress call, one of the crew is attacked by a mysterious life form and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Sigourney WeaverTom SkerrittJohn HurtVeronica Cartwright

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A modern classic, Alien blends science fiction, horror and bleak poetry into a seamless whole. With claustrophobic thrills and chills and an empowering performance from Sigourney Weaver, Alien is a horror classic.

Don't Look Now

9. Don’t Look Now (1973)

R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery 7.2  Rate 96 Metascore

A married couple grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Julie ChristieDonald SutherlandHilary MasonClelia Matania

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Don’t Look Now patiently builds suspense with haunting imagery and a chilling score — causing viewers to feel Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie’s grief deep within. Filled with emotion and terrific performances and twisted storytelling.

The Witch

10. The Witch (2015)

R | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery 6.9  Rate 83 Metascore

A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession.

Director: Robert Eggers | Stars: Anya Taylor-JoyRalph InesonKate DickieJulian Richings

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As thought-provoking as it is visually compelling, The Witch delivers a deeply unsettling exercise in slow-building horror that suggests great things for debuting writer-director Robert Eggers. Wit excellent cinematography and twisted and creatively dark storytelling.


11. Carrie (1976)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery 7.4  Rate 85 Metascore

Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Sissy SpacekPiper LaurieAmy IrvingJohn Travolta

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

12. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

PG | 115 min | Horror, Sci-Fi 7.4  Rate 75 Metascore

When strange seeds drift to earth from space, mysterious pods begin to grow and invade San Francisco, California, where they replicate the residents into emotionless automatons one body at a time.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Donald SutherlandBrooke AdamsJeff GoldblumVeronica Cartwright

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

13. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi 7.7  Rate 92 Metascore

A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Kevin McCarthyDana WynterLarry GatesKing Donovan

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The Conjuring

14. The Conjuring (2013)

R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller 7.5  Rate 68 Metascore

Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Patrick WilsonVera FarmigaRon LivingstonLili Taylor

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15. Nosferatu (1922)

Not Rated | 94 min | Fantasy, Horror 7.9  Rate

Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter’s wife.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Max SchreckAlexander GranachGustav von WangenheimGreta Schröder

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