Horror movies are the guilty pleasure of every one of us. No matter who crude or B-grade a horror movie might be, we do enjoy an occasional encounter with horror. So we take a look at Top 10 Spooky Movies to Watch.
Top 10 Spooky Movies to Watch
The list contains movies with more traditional ghosts or demons as well as the psychological horror ones. Apart from the creep factor, the movies are arranged also according to their impact on the genre and overall quality.
At number 10 in Spooky Movies to Watch is Ring, which is also one of the most disturbing movies of Hollywood. The image of a female ghost crawling out of a television has drawn Goosebumps worldwide so it would be criminal to not to include Ring on our list. Note that the Ring we included is the original Japanese movie that released in 1998 which was later remade in Hollywood and got worldwide acclaim. The whole premise of the mystery of tape which when watched made the viewer die within the next week was intriguing. The movie also introduced a ghost that was one of the scariest in recent times. No doubt it is one of the classic spooky movies that you can watch in the Halloween season.
9. Silence of the Lambs
At number 9 is Silence of the Lambs. You know a movie will be high on the chill factor when it involves catching a crazy serial killer using the help and psychological profiling of another deranged serial killer. One of the best movies of its genre, directed by one of the greatest Movie Directors of all time Jonathan Demme, it won Best Picture at the Oscar. It also has one of the most iconic villains of all time in the form of Hannibal Lector. Every scene of Hector manages to draw the chills thanks to his flawless acting. In the form of Clarice Starling, we also get the courageous but vulnerable protagonist we can root for and her journey to catch the serial killer at loose is truly terrifying. This tense psychological treat is one of the best spooky movies to watch again and again.
At number 8 in Spooky Movies to Watch is Alien. With its famous tagline, “in space, no one can hear you scream”, you shouldn’t be surprised to find it on our list. This sci-fi horror even to this day remains one of the best spooky movies of all time because of the sense of helplessness it projects on the viewers about being attacked in space. With amazing plot, graphics and screenplay, this movie is also one of the best Sci-Fi Hollywood movies of all time. The story deals with a commercial towing spaceship that follows the emergency beacon to an unknown planet to discover an alien spaceship with signs of life.
At number 7 in Spooky Movies to Watch is Jaws, the brainchild of one of the most popular Hollywood producers Steven Spielberg. Yes, we agree that there are no ghosts, demons or serial killers in this one but it still manages to bring the chills. One of the most path breaking films of all time that spawned a generation of animal monster horror flicks. The big bad shark manages to scare the entire world and everyone had second thoughts about spending their summers going to beaches. After four decades, it is among the best classic Halloween movies to watch.
6. Rosemary’s baby
At number 6 in Spooky Movies to Watch is Rosemary’s Baby. The good old spooky movies don’t get much better than Rosemary’s Baby which is based on the bestselling 1967 novel by Ira Levin and is one of the best Book to Movie adaptations of all time. This iconic movie based on the book of the same name is filled with creepy and disturbing moments. The movie tells the story of Rosemary and her husband Guy who move into an old apartment in New York only to find that their neighbours are satanic worshippers. The movie is certainly disturbing as she realizes that her husband and his cultist friends are trying to use her baby to bring back the Devil into the mortal realm.
5. The Haunting
At number 5 in Spooky Movies to watch is The Haunting. If you are looking for spooky movies for Halloween, don’t look any further than 1963’s The Haunting. The movie is a perfect example how filming techniques combined with a really chilly atmosphere is enough to make a really frightening movie. With most modern horror focus has shifted to most visual ghosts and demons rather than the cinematography behind it. The story of a team of paranormal investigators as they spend several nights in a haunted mansion is as scary as it was 50 years before.
4. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
At number 4 in Spooky Movies to watch is The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. One of the most classic scary movies of all time, the movie has aged pretty well. Even today it seems to draw as many chills as back when it first came out. The image of the chainsaw-wielding masked man has forever been imprinted into the minds of the movie lovers. This movie started gave rise to a whole generation of slasher horror movies.
3. The Shinning
At number 3 is The Shinning. The Shining is based on the book of the same name by the king of horror-Stephen King. The movie does justice to the stellar novel in every way and has become an important part of the modern pop culture. The story is about a struggling writer who takes up the job of a caretaker for the Overlook Hotel. Soon both Jack and his son start to commune with the spirits there and things turn crazy. Hedge mazes, an elevator full of blood and a mysterious and terrifying room 237 are only some of the horrors.
At number 2 in Spooky Movies to Watch is Psycho. A psychological suspense based in realism is spookier than a movie on ghosts or demons. This is one of the most disturbing horror movies. This tensed thriller about a psychotic Norman Bates and his even crazier mother who murder the tenants at their motel is one of the scariest old horror movies. The nerve-wracking experience and the use of music to further elevate the tension is missing in the modern movies of the same genre. Even after half a century, Psycho still is a landmark in the psychological horror genre.
1. The Exorcist
At number 1 in Spooky Movies to Watch is The Exorcist. We can agree that classic old scary movies were the best and The Exorcist sits at the top of the horror movie pyramid. The movie about a 12-year-old girl possessed by a demonic spirit and the attempts by her mother and two priests to bring her back only get spookier with the passing time. 40 years on, it brings the same chills and is far scarier than some of the newer movies with improved VFX. Apparently, theatres provided a barf bag back in the days for the audiences in the theatre. Even to this day the infamous crucifix scene and head turning scenes are constantly rated as one of the most disturbing scenes. The Exorcist is no doubt the granddaddy of all horror movies.
Be it the old spooky movies or the new, they still manage to hold the fancy of people all around the world. Not only are the good for those first few dates but also awesome when you are feeling adventurous with no one at home. These spooky movies on our list are no doubt the spookiest movies you can watch.