Top 10 Most Horrifying Horror Movies of All Time

12/06/2015

If you are a fan of the horror genre and you're looking for some tremors, heart-pounding tensions, startling screams, etc, check out these movies, they won't disappoint you, we guarantee.

1.    Ringu (1998)

As a masterpiece of Japanese cinema, Ringu always deserves to be on the top in the list of best horror movies of all time. The film follows TV reporter and single mother Reiko who is caught up in a series of deaths surrounding a cursed video tape. All those who watch a weird video die after 7 days; unless the viewer finds the escape clause. Either she must solve the curse within 7 days or she will suffer from the same fate with the other victims. That is an alluring conundrum which keeps us interested throught the movie.

2.    The Grudge (2004)

The Grudge is another masterpiece from Japanese cinema, one of the variants of the famous horror movie Ju-on. The movie revolves around curses formed on hatred. The curse is born from someone dying in a powerful rage. Those who are fatally afflicted by the curse die and a new curse is born, passed like a virus to all those who enter the house in an endless, growing chain of horror. One of the ghosts who dwells in the house is a boy, the son of a miserable Kayako who was killed while carrying the child of the killer.

3.    The Amityville Horror (1979)

On November 14, 1974, police received a frantic phone call that led them to the DeFeo residence, where they made a grisly discovery - six bodies, the entire DeFeo family, all slaughtered with a .35 caliber as they slept calmly in their beds. Ronald DeFeo confessed to methodically murdering his parents and four siblings, and claimed it was the "voices" that told him to do it. One year later, on December 18, 1975, George and Kathy Lutz along with their three children moved into the house, thinking it was going to be their dream house. Especially if their dreams were nightmares. The Lutz family only lasted 28 days in their house after they were terrorized by demonic forces that drove them away. Based on the true story of George and Kathy Lutz, The Amityville Horror remains one of the most horrifying haunted house stories ever told - because it actually happened.

4.    The Exorcist (1973)

The movie revolves around Regan after being possessed by Satan. Regan changes completely from a playful little girl to an irritable one. Her mother notices dramatic and dangerous changes in the behavior and physical make-up of Regan and seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. The Exorcist is based on a true story published in the weekly newspaper of Washington DC in 1949 about a possessed boy. The article had obsessed William Peter for 20 years before he brought this super horror masterpiece to us.

5.    The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)

As a horror movie produced in 2009, The Haunting in Connecticut brings enviable reputation for director Peter Cornwell. And what makes the movie much more horrifying is that it is "based on true events" experienced by the Snedeker family of Southington, Connecticut in 1986. The film's story follows the fictional Campbells as they move into a house (a former mortuary) to mitigate the strains of travel on their cancer-stricken son, Matthew. The family soon becomes haunted by violent and traumatic events from supernatural forces occupying the house.

6.    Art of the Devil (2004)

Art of the Devil consists of three parts with unrelated contents. Each part has its own story and characters. However, all three parts are about one kind of spells which is really famous in Asian culture. This Thai series will bring you some thrills and a new look into Asian horrors.

7.    Chucky (1988)

When serial killer Charles Lee Ray is mortally wounded in a police shoot-out, he uses a voodoo spell to transfer his soul into Chucky, a "Good Guys" doll. Andy receives the doll as a birthday gift, and Chucky soon resumes his killing spree. However, Charles doesn't want to be trapped in the body of a doll forever. His only escape would be to transfer into the first human he revealed his true identity to... which places Andy in mortal danger. Chucky has instilled fears in the minds of so many people and made Chucky grossing series. Perhaps many people after watching the movies will go home, check the dolls or stuffed animals more carefully.

8.    The Conjuring (2013)

The Conjuring is one the latest horror movies of famed director James Wan. Inspired by a true story, the movie revolves around Roger Perron's family. After moving to an old farmhouse in Rhode Island, the family finds a hidden basement which the entrance is locked with planks. Soon they are haunted by noises and ghosts and the wife meets the famous paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren. They visit the house and Lorraine and Ed feel that the house is possessed by a fiend. Their further investigation shows that a witch has sacrificed her seven-day baby to Satan and has possessed other mothers that lived in the real estate to kill their children. Lorraine and Ed bring his friends Drew and Brad to help them to collect evidences to convince the Church that it is necessary an exorcism to save The Perron family from evil.
According to the records, there were 8 families living and dying in the house before Perry. Lorraine and Ed have investigated the house for 9 years and also confronted the ghosts for many times.

9.    Dark Water (2002)

Another remarkable movie from director Hideo Nakata and the crew who brought us Ringu. The movie centers Yoshimi and her daughter. After winning a custody battle for her daughter, Yoshimi tries to make a new start. The apartment she moves into seems perfect at first. Soon though, strange things begin happening. Huge water stains appear on the ceiling and drip constantly, more liquid oozing into the rooms every day. She calls the landlord in but he refuses to do anything about it. A child's red bag shows up in odd places and soon the child herself starts appearing. Yoshimi then discovers the origin of the ghost...

10.    Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

The movie follows a group of five hippies who on a road trip through the backwaters of 1970's rural Texas fall prey to a murderous cannibalistic family making up of a leather-masked chainsaw-wielding maniac, his knife-wielding grave robber brother, and their cannibal chief father and decaying grandfather.
The plot might be fictional but the character is inspired by a real infamous serial killer named Ed Gein. When the police arrested Ed Gein, they found nine masks made of human leather.