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 http://www.imdb.com 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.
Votes: 634,210 | Gross: $32.00M
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.