March 25, 2017

Best/Most Entertaining Horror Movies [Long List]

I’ve seen quite a few threads asking for good/entertaining horror movies and the same few movies are usually suggested. So, I’m taking it upon myself to post the best or most entertaining horror movies I’ve seen, to date.

This list is in no particular order. Each item links to the movie’s IMDB page.

The Best/Most Entertaining Horror Movies

Movie: The Babadook

Description: A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

Movie: The Shining

Description: Signing a contract, Jack Torrance, a normal writer and former teacher agrees to take care of a hotel which has a long, violent past that puts everyone in the hotel in a nervous situation. While Jack slowly gets more violent and angry of his life, his son, Danny, tries to use a special talent, the “Shining”, to inform the people outside about whatever that is going on in the hotel.

[color=#9370DB]Movie: The Witch

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

Movie: The Exorcist

Description: A visiting actress in Washington, D.C., notices dramatic and dangerous changes in the behavior and physical make-up of her 12-year-old daughter. Meanwhile, a young priest at nearby Georgetown University begins to doubt his faith while dealing with his mother’s terminal sickness. And, book-ending the story, a frail, elderly priest recognizes the necessity for a show-down with an old demonic enemy.

Movie: Scream

Description: 1 year after her mother’s death, Sydney Prescott (Neve Campbell), and her friends started experiencing some strange phone calls. They later learned the calls were coming from a crazed serial killer, in a white faced mask and a large black robe, looking for revenge. His phone calls usually consist of many questions, the main one being: Whats your favorite scary movie? Along with many scary movie trivia, ending with bloody pieces of innocent lives scattered around the small town of Woodsboro.

Movie: It Follows

Description: A young woman is followed by an unknown supernatural force after a sexual encounter.

Movie: The Blair Witch Project

Description: Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.

Movie: A Nightmare on Elm Street

Description: Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won’t lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.

Movie: Halloween

Description: 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 to kill again.

Movie: The Cabin in the Woods

Description: Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

Movie: Hush

Description: A deaf writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears at her window.

Movie: The Conjuring

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

Movie: The Conjuring 2

Description: Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by a malicious spirit.

Movie: Psycho

Description: 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.

Movie: American Psycho

Description:
A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.

Movie: The Invitation

Description: While attending a dinner party at his former home, a man thinks his ex-wife and her new husband have sinister intentions for their guests.

Movie: Don’t Breathe

Description: Hoping to walk away with a massive fortune, a trio of thieves break into the house of a blind man who isn’t as helpless as he seems.

Movie: The Descent

Description: A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.

Movie: The Others

Description: A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted.

Movie: Saw

Description: Two strangers awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there or why, and soon discover they are pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.

Movie: Sinister

Description: Washed-up true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt finds a box of super 8 home movies that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s.

Movie: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Description: Two siblings visit their grandfather’s grave in Texas along with three of their friends and are attacked by a family of cannibalistic psychopaths.

Movie: V/H/S

Description: When a group of misfits are hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for.

Movie: The Silence of the Lambs

Description: A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.

Movie: You’re Next

Description: When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of the victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.

Movie: Drag Me to Hell

Description: A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.

Movie: Paranormal Activity

Description: After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.

Movie: Creep

Description: When a videographer answers a Craigslist ad for a one-day job in a remote mountain town, he finds his client is not at all what he initially seems.

Movie: Tucker and Dale vs Evil

Description: Affable hillbillies Tucker and Dale are on vacation at their dilapidated mountain cabin when they are mistaken for murderers by a group of preppy college students.

Movie: The Mist

Description: A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives.

Movie: The Wicker Man

Description: A police sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl whom the townsfolk claim never existed. Stranger still are the rites that take place there.

Movie: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Description: The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, AKA Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.

Movie: Sinister

Description: A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.

Movie: Martyrs

Description: A young woman’s quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.

Movie: Split

Description: Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities, they must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th.

Movie: We Are Still Here

Description: In the cold, wintery fields of New England, a lonely old house wakes up every thirty years – and demands a sacrifice.

Movie: The Hills Have Eyes

Description:
A suburban American family is being stalked by a group of psychotic people who live in the desert, far away from civilization.

Movie: Silent Hill

Description:
A woman, Rose, goes in search for her adopted daughter within the confines of a strange, desolate town called Silent Hill.

Movie: Sleep Tight

Description: You wake day after day to the comfort and security of your home. But how safe is it really?

Movie: Inside

Description: Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.

Movie: Jeepers Creepers

Description: A brother and sister driving home through isolated countryside for spring break encounter a flesh-eating creature which is on the last day of its ritualistic eating spree.

Movie: The House of the Devil

Description: During a night of 1983 with full lunar eclipse, Samantha Hughes takes a babysitting job surrounded by mysterious circumstances before she finds out her client’s terrifying secret.

Movie: Lights Out

Description: Rebecca must unlock the terror behind her little brother’s experiences that once tested her sanity, bringing her face to face with an entity attached to their mother.

Movie: The Crazies

Description: About the inhabitants of a small Iowa town suddenly plagued by insanity and then death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply.

Movie: Green Room

Description: A punk rock band is forced to fight for survival after witnessing a murder at a neo-Nazi skinhead bar.

Movie: The Last House on the Left

Description:
After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging to the parents of one of the victims: a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics.

Movie: Triangle

Description: The story revolves around the passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean who, when struck by mysterious weather conditions, jump to another ship only to experience greater havoc on the open seas.

Movie: Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

Description: The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo.

Movie: Bone Tomahawk

Description: Four men set out in the Wild West to rescue a group of captives from cannibalistic cave dwellers.

Movie: Goodnight Mommy

Description: Twin boys move to a new home with their mother after she has face changing cosmetic surgery, but under her bandages is someone the children don’t recognize.

Movie: Orphan

Description: A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a nine year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.

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If you guys like the list, find it useful, or just want more, feel free to let me know!

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