Top 100 Best Horror Movies Of All Time

The Scariest Horror Films of All Time

So What Scares you the most – In a Film? A Study says that its the fear of fear that scares every alive person on the planet. And this is what many film makers use while plotting a good horror film. You may not be scared of the ghost or the paranormal killer itself in the film but the tension build around the plot and the high voltage drama depicted is what scares you most while watching a horror film. The Horror genre is one of the root genre of the film industry and you will find a wide range of horror films with various sub genres. While there are thousands of horror films released till date yet (SADLY) there are only few horror films that actually sent a shiver down the spine of audience present in the cinema hall.

The History of horror films dates back to the silent era. However Horror films gained more popularity in the 50s decade. In the 60s and 70s they were explored at different levels. Many horror films did good business at box office in these two decades. The 80s decade gave way to horror comedies (not included in list). The 90s decade used the formula of found footage. The 00s decade focused heavily on Paranormal horror films.

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Every person has a different kind of fear. Some get scared of paranormal activities shown on screen while some need a real figure, a killer to get scared of. There are many who enjoys both. Irrespective of the sub genre, i bet no one will reject the offer of watching a horror movie. Watching a horror film alone at night in a dark room, it gives kind of shiver, thrill and adventure to you, of which hardly any one will reject. So which horror film is actually scary enough to scare the $#!+ out of you when you watch it alone at night?

Here is a list of 100 Scariest Horror films Ever made in the cinema. You will find a wide range of horror films ranging from Paranormal/Supernatural horror movies to Psychological Thriller horror movies to Slasher horror films to sci fi horror films. Some of the sub genres of horror films like Zombie Movies, Vampire Movies and Apocalypse movies have made genre of their own so you will also find them in the list.

Here is the list of 100 Greatest Horror films of All time:

100. The Ghost and the Darkness
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99. Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
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98. Bug
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97. May (2002)
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96. The Haunting (1963)
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95. Splinter
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94. Ginger Snaps
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93. Inside
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92. The Awakening (2011)
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91. Bad Taste (1987)
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90. Shadow of the Vampire
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89. Carriers
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88. Fright Night (1985)
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87. The Devil’s Backbone
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86. Trollhunter
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85. Dog Soldiers
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84. In the Mouth of Madness
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83. High Tension
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82. Session 9
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81. Freaks (1932)
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80. The Frighteners
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79. Wolf Creek
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78. Case 39
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77. Dead Silence
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76. Flatlines
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75. Slither
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74. They Live
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73. Eden Lake
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72. The Fog (1980)
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71. Black Death
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70. Suspiria (1974)
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69. Candyman
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68. Jacob’s Ladder
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67. Child’s Play
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66. Sinister
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65. Videodrome
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64. Stigmata
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63. Mama
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62. Scanners
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61. Don’t Look Now (1973)
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60. Eraserhead
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59. Pet Sematary
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58. Martyrs
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57. The Mothman Prophecies
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56. A Tale of Two Sisters
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55. Repulsion
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54. The Host (2006)
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53. Hostel
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52. Re-Animator
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51. The Skin I Live In
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50. The Woman in Black
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49. King Kong (1933)
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48. The Fly
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47. Carrie (1976)
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46. Audition (1999)
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45. The Omen (1976)
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44. Frankenstein (1931)
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43. Tremors
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42. Dead Alive
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41. The Lost Boys
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40. An American Werewolf in London
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39. The Birds
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38. The Crazies
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37. Nosferatu (1922)
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36. Stir Of Echoes
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35. The Strangers
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34. The Grudge
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33. Mirrors
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32. Poltergeist
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31. Shutter (2004)
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30. Vacancy
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29. Rosemary’s Baby
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28. [Rec]
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27. 1408
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26. Psycho
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25. The Mist
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24. 28 Days Later/28 Weeks Later
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23. Insidious
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22. Jaws
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21. The Cabin in the Woods
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20. Drag me to Hell
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19. The Blairwitch Project
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18. The Conjuring
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17. The Descent
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16. Scream Series
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15. Hellraiser Series
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14. Wrong Turn Series
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13. The Hills Have Eyes Series (2006)
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12. A Nightmare on Elm Street Series
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11. Paranormal Activity Series
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10. Saw Series
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9. Friday the 13th Series (1980)
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8. Night of the Living Dead Series (1968)
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7. Alien Series
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6. The Exorcist Series
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5. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Series (1974)
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4. Halloween (1978)
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3. The Ring (2002)
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2. The Evil Dead Series (1981)
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1. The Shining
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So How many of these horror films have you seen? Did we missed any scary, disturbing horror film in the list? Do you think we over rated any horror film in the list? Then do let us know in the comments. Please note that we have not included any horror comedy movies in the list, so do not give any suggestion about that.

3 thoughts on “Top 100 Best Horror Movies Of All Time

  1. Halloween, Nightmare on elm street, Friday the 13th, Texas chainsaw massacre should all be higher, for being classics alone.
    Where is House Of A Thousand Corpses?

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