Greatest Horror Thriller Movies of All Time

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There are some movies that are etched in your memory forever, not because you are fond of them but because they scared the daylights out of you! You were so scared that you could not sleep at night or get out of the bed or move around in the dark without a light on! Movies that were so ‘horrifying’ that every time you saw a poster of it, it reminded you of how scared you were! Check out our list of the greatest horror thriller movies of all time, with their trailers!

The Exorcist 

An actress notices dangerous changes in the behaviour and physical make-up of her 12-year-old daughter. Meanwhile, a young priest begins to doubt his faith while dealing with his mother’s sickness. Directed by William Friedkin, this 1973 movie is still considered a cult classic!
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Psycho

Psycho is a 1960 American psychological horror film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock. Written by Joseph Stefano it starred Anthony Perkins and Janet in the lead. The story is about Marion who spends the night at Bates Motel, owned by Norman who has severe issues with his mother, after stealing money. Soon, her lover and sister visit the motel as they hear news of her disappearance. Iconic scenes in this movie have been copied in many other movies ever since.
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The Evil Dead

The Evil Dead  is a 1981 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Sam Raimi and produced by Raimi and Bruce Campbell, who also stars alongside Ellen Sandweiss and Betsy Baker. The film focuses on Ashley, his girlfriend and three pals hike into the woods to a cabin for a fun night away. There they find an old book, the Necronomicon, whose text reawakens the dead when it’s read aloud. The friends inadvertently release a flood of evil and must fight for their lives or become one of the evil dead. Ash watches his friends become possessed, and must make a difficult decision before daybreak to save his own life in this, the first of Sam Raimi’s trilogy.
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Rosemary’s Baby

Rosemary’s Baby is a 1968 American psychological horror film written and directed by Roman Polanski, based on the bestselling 1967 novel of the same name. A young wife comes to believe that her offspring is not of this world. Waifish Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia Farrow) and her struggling actor husband Guy (John Cassavetes) move to a New York City apartment building with an ominous reputation and odd neighbours Roman and Minnie Castavet (Sidney Blackmer, Ruth Gordon). When Rosemary becomes pregnant she becomes increasingly isolated, and the diabolical truth is revealed only after Rosemary gives birth.
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Nightmare on Elm Street

Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 film written and directed by Wes Craven, and the first film of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. A young girl realises that she has to stay awake at any cost to avoid the psychotic killer who is butchering her friends one by one in their dreams. It was hugely popular and even had a TV series with the same name.
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The Silence of the Lambs

The 1991 American horror-thriller film directed by Jonathan Demme, starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins and Scott Glenn raised the horror and thriller levels a notch above the rest by Hopkins’ sheer acting prowess. Clarice Starling, an FBI agent, seeks help from Hannibal Lecter, a psychopathic serial killer and former psychiatrist, in order to apprehend another serial killer who has been claiming female victims. This one too had a TV series to its credit.
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The Blair Witch Project

This film was a surprise winner at the box-office when it released and surprised many. The 1999 psychological horror film was written, directed and edited by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez. Three students decide to go into the Maryland backwoods to cover the mystery behind the Blair Witch incidents. But when they lose their map, things take an unexpected turn and they never return home.
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Poltergeist

Poltergeist is up among the classics in the horror genre. This 1982 American supernatural horror film was directed by Tobe Hooper. Steven Spielberg wrote and produced this movie, but had a clause in his contract to prevent him from directing another movie while he made E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Hooper was selected to direct based on his work on The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. This movie is the first and most successful entry in the Poltergeist film series and is about a family in a California suburb, and whose home is invaded by malevolent ghosts that abduct the family’s younger daughter.
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Scream

Scream, a 1996 slasher film written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Wes Craven, starred David Arquette, Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox. A year after Sidney’s mom is murdered, more murders start to occur. She begins to suspect if these murders are related and tries to find the killer as everyone seems to be a suspect. It was very popular and inspired many other similar movies.
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The Omen


The Omen is a 1976 American-British supernatural horror film directed by Richard Donner, and written by David Seltzer. The film stars Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner, Harvey Spencer Stephens, Billie Whitelaw, Patrick Troughton, Martin Benson, and Leo McKern. Robert and his wife adopt Damien shortly after the death of their first born. Several mysterious events soon begin to plague them. A local priest reveals to Robert about his son’s mysterious origin.
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Get ready to get thrilled and scared, if you want to watch these movies!

Top horror-comedies to look out for!

 

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Ever been scared of laughing too much? Nobody can be. Here’s a special film genre that blends horror and comedy into one hilariously terrifying experience. As it mixes the ends of two unexpected worlds, you may end up screaming with laughter. Here is a list of horror comedies you should look out for to experience this special genre to its fullest:

  • Zombieland (2009): In the post apocalyptic world, where partying with Bill Murray in his house is as natural as killing zombies sets an edge for this American zombie comedy film. Add this one to your list to be in treat for a hilariously terrifying experience.
    Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone.

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  • The Cabin in the Woods (2012): Another American horror comedy which includes monsters like Zombies, a werewolf, a unicorn, a merman and essentially a group of college students revolving around the events from an underground facility.
    Starring: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison.

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  • Scary Movie (2000): Being known for a parody of horror and mystery genres. It is followed by four more sequels and has proven to have a legacy in this special genre. From the writers of Epic Movie and Meet the Spartans comes a roller-coaster ride of unexpected horror twists and funny turns.
    Starring: Anna Faris, Regina Hall.

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  • Shaun of the Dead (2004): Another apocalyptic zombie uprising is Shaun of the Dead, a British horror-comedy movie. It successfully pokes fun at all zombie movies making you giggle, jump or cover your eyes at the same time.
    Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost.

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  • Ghostbusters (1984): Despite being hilarious, the scary scenes in this movie are not to be ignored too. There is a balance between the horror and the comedy. Bill Murray’s hilarious one-liners cut the tension and make the movie worth re-watching.
    Starring: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd.

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  • Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2010): The Canadian Horror-comedy never fails to impress, it is an instant cult classic as it is so well written. Crowd pleaser at the Fantasy Film Fest in Berlin and many other film festivals. Do not miss watching Tucker and Dale being funny, gory with heart and delivering a gem of a movie.
    Starring: Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden.

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  • This is the End (2013): Take another one from Seth Rogen with James France and Jonah Hill facing an apocalypse while attending a party at James Franco’s house with many other celebrities. You love these actors; you’ll love the movie.
    Starring: James Franco, Jonah Hill, and Seth Rogen.

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  • A Haunted House (2013): A fan of paranormal activity? Watch it come to life in a hilarious take. This movie is a parody of the “found footage” genre much like Paranormal Activity and The Devil Inside. A sequel followed the next year.
    Starring: Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Marlene Forte.

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Horror and comedy can be a complimentary combination, if taken in the right sense of humour. It’s just like Halloween in a way; Comical but with a touch of horror.

Movies that killed, literally!

Movies that killed literally

Imagine walking into a movie theatre and not coming out alive! Horror films hold a special place with everybody; either you’re too scared to watch them or you love the thrill they give. Whatever it may be, let’s just say that you’re lucky to be leaving the theatre at all, because for some people, the final credits truly are final. Here’s a look at some killer movies!

  1. The Conjuring 2 (2016)

The Conjuring 2 may have been a little too scary for one filmgoer in India. The afflicted viewer, described as a 65-year-old male, reportedly complained of chest pains during the film and was taken to the hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival. His body was then remanded to another hospital for further examination, but it never arrived—as the Times put it, the driver “disappeared with the deceased’s body,” prompting an investigation to determine the whereabouts (and the identity) of the dead man.

  1. The Creeping Unknown (1955)

Released in America in 1956 under the title The Creeping Unknown, the film entered the annals of horror history in November of that year when, according to a story reported in Variety and related in the 1997 book The Hammer Story: The Authorised History of Hammer Films, a nine-year-old boy suffered a ruptured artery and died during a screening in Illinois.

  1. The Passion of the Christ (2004)

Mel Gibson’s biblical epic was criticized by some viewers for excess gore and violence in depicting the death and resurrection of Jesus. Those critics may have had a point, given that two people are known to have died during screenings of the film.

  1. Avatar (2009)

James Cameron’s 3D CGI epic Avatar marked a ground-breaking achievement in visual effects, but they unfortunately proved to be a little too stimulating for one poor soul in Taiwan. An unidentified 42-year-old man felt ill and left a showing of Avatar; by the time he reached the emergency room, he was unconscious from a severe stroke, and 11 days later he died. The man had a history of high blood pressure, and doctors blamed his death on “over-excitement from watching the movie.”

  1. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)

A lot of people say they would rather die than watch Twilight, but how many people have actually done it? One that we know of, and it’s really a sad story. 23-year-old Damian Anthony Smythe sneaked into a screening of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse in Wellington, New Zealand during the summer of 2010, and was found unresponsive when the lights came up — with an empty one-litre bottle of whiskey on the floor next to him.