horror movies that are so scary
The Exorcist collection
. The Exorcist collection (US), 1973 2005 Most horror fans swear by the original 1973 classic. I mean, who can forget a possessed Regan McNeil walking down the stairs upside down on all fours! Though none of the sequels and prequels managed to live up to that one scene, the Exorcist franchise panning 5 of the creepiest horror movies is a mustwatch tonight.
The JuOn series
. The JuOn series (Japan), 1998 2015If youvewatched The Grudge, its about time you watched the original Japanese version. Its a lot scarier. The idea of a haunted house with a terrible curse just never gets old, no matter how many times you watch it.The last film is slated for release this June, and we cant wait!
The Ringu trilogy
. The Ringu trilogy (Japan), 1998 2000So you think The Ring was the scariest thing youve ever watched? Wait till you see the original Japanese film it was inspired from. Thestoryline gets more and more complicated with each film, but heart attacks and screams are guaranteed! Ringu has a cult following the world over and once you watch it, youll know why.
. 1408 (US), 2007Based on a short story of the same name by Stephen King, this psychological horror creates a lasting impression. Dont expect any whitefaced apparitions with long black hair. But watch it for the brilliantly twisted plot woven around a forbidden hotel room that does not any visitor leave alive. This film has three alternate endings apart from the one used in the film, none of which arethe same as the original ending of the short sto
A Tale Of Two Sisters
. A Tale Of Two Sisters (South Korea), 2003If you thought horror movies dont have great storylines, this film will prove you wrong. This beautifully made psychological horror will keep you feeling very uneasy throughout, waiting for something ugly to happen. But the twist in the end, that unfolds it all, willhaunt you for a very long time. It inspired an American remake, The Uninvited, in 2009.
. Shutter (Thailand), 2004Do not watch the American or the Indian remake. Shutter is arguably one of the most popular horror films ever made. It has ample scenes youll watch with your eyes shut, and the last scene (youll know which one Im talking about once you watch it) will leave you scarred for life! Definitely not for the faint hearted!
. The Conjuring (US), 2013The worst thing one can do is tell you that a movie as frightening as this isbased on true events.It just makes the whole experience of sitting through it uncomfortably real. The recreation of the ghastly things that one family went through when they moved to this haunted mansion will make you scream in horror. And for a long time, youll be scared every time someone claps.
Blair Witch Project
. Blair Witch Project (US), 1999The way this film has been shot makes it creepy as hell. Shot on a handycam, in a found footage style, this film is way way scarier than Paranormal Activity. It will make you think twice before acting adventurous around unknown places.
. The Shining (US), 1980Film critics have called it the best horror movie ever made. Stanley Kubriks masterpiece is one hell of a ride through hauntingly beautiful cinematography, stellar performances and sound effects thatll make you cover your ears. The slow pace of the film adds to the horror. Jack Nicholson as the writer/hotel keeper who loses his mind, screaming "Daddys home!" has been calledone of the most iconic film scenes ever.
. Rosemarys Baby (US), 1968A pregnant womans life turns upside down when everyone around her, including her husband, is up to something sinister involving her unborn child. Based on a bestselling novel by Ira Levin, this film is oddly charming.
Insidious and Insidious 2
. Insidious & Insidious 2 (US), 2011 2013The first one was creepy, but its the second one that answers all the questions. Either ways, these uncomfortably spooky flicks are just what you need to scare the living daylights out of your mind. Youll probably not want to sleep alone after this. The third chapter of this series is to release this June. First day, last show. Definitely.
The Silence Of The Lambs
. The Silence Of The Lambs (US), 1991Watch this one for Anthony Hopkins unbelievable performance. It was so convincing, many thought he was actually a cannibal. He had to make a public announcement that he never tasted human flesh and had no intentions of doing so in the future
. Mama (US), 2013A mothers love is the most beautiful thing in the world. Not in this movie though. Also, this spookfest stars Jamie Lannister from Game of Thrones... in a double role
The Omen series
. The Omen series (Britain/US), 1976 1991Damien will be one name, youll fear after watching this series. If you are a 90s kid, youll know what I mean when I say The Omen is the kind of stuff childhood nightmares are made of. Remember the woman whose eyes get clawed off by the crow?
The Wicker Man
. The Wicker Man (Britain), 1973This cult mysteryhorror films explores themes like Celtic Paganism and will leave you very very uncomfortable. It was named the Best Horror Film awardin1978 and the burning of the wicker man scene features in the list of 100 Scariest Movie Moments. Need I say more?
The Woman In Black
. The Woman In Black (Britain), 2012Most people went to watch this film for Daniel Radcliffe, but the film in itself turned to be surprisingly impressive. If you like beautiful horror films with a good back story, this one is for you.
. Dead Silence (US), 2007Ever wondered why some people are scared of dolls? After watching this, you too will be. A creepy old woman living all alone in her creepy mansionwith her creepy dolls, is as spooky as it is entertaining.
The Taking Of Deborah Logan
. The Taking Of Deborah Logan (US), 2014This indie film starts off as the usual someonegetspossessedanddoesweirdthings kinda flick, but it soon graduates into something completely bizarre. Thankfully it has a backstory that isnt just Satanstryingtosaysomething.
. Audition (Japan), 1999Let me warn you here. You not only require a strong heart, but also a strong stomach to survive this excruciating gore fest. A middle aged man falls in love with a beautiful young actress. But she has a very dark secret.If youre a fan of Hostel and SAW, youre going to love this
The Whispering Corridors series
. The Whispering Corridors series (South Korea), 1998 2009Every school has its own horror stories that students just love to tell. Im sure thats something all can associate with. Thats probably what makes the Whispering Corridors (Memento Mori)series so popular. Set in a girls school, these 5 movies bring alive all those tales of horror from school days. A must watch with your gang.
. The Maid (Singapore), 2005Theres something very beautifullynightmarish about this film. With a somewhat unusualstoryline, this flick is definitely worth a watch.
. The Eye (Hong Kong), 2002This very popular flick by Danny and Oxide Pang has many remakes that did equally well. Remember the Urmila Matondkar starrer, Naina? Watch this if you have a nose for good oldfashioned horror.
. Bunshinsaba (South Korea), 2004This is one of those horror movies you cant watch alone; those which will leave you too scared to sleep alone or go to the loo at night. Seriously, when didlittle schoolgirls get that frightening!
. Dark Water (Japan), 2002Hideo Nakatas (ofRingufame) Dark Water is a beautiful story of a mothers ultimate sacrifice. Dark and poignant, this film inspired an American remake starring Jennifer Connelly in 2005.
. Annabelle (US), 2014After The Conjuring, we just couldnt wait for Annabelle. Though it didnt quite live up to the hype, it had its moments. Watch it again for little Annabelle running through the door, and the scene on the lift.
. The Others (Spain/US), 2001This film won many awards, and Nicole Kidman received a BAFTA nomination for her role. The storyline and the twist in the tale, along with the beautiful art direction makes it a great watch every single time.
. Sinister (US), 2012You must have seen spoilt brats around, but these kids are just something else altogether. This dark movie can give the bravest of men goosebumps. No wonder its afavorite amongst horror fans.
The Exorcism Of Emily Rose
. The Exorcism Of Emily Rose (US), 2005Once again, the fact that its atrue storymakes it all the more scary. If you love getting thrills out of frightening scenes, this is one film that packs those by the dozen!
. Reincarnation (Japan), 2005This is one movie that has a brilliant plot that comes together at the end. Dark, mysterious and spine chilling,Rinneis one movie that youre surely going to suggest to your friends after watching.
Art Of The Devil 2 and 3
. Art Of The Devil 2 & 3 (Thailand), 2008 2009These have to be the most twisted stories ever told. Its full of gore but then, it has a strong story that only unfolds in the 3rd Chapter. Take my word, this isfull paisa vasoolstuff.