The most horrifying movies you have to watch before you die

One of the most popular movie genres is horror. Well, there are different variations when it comes to scaring people with movies, some fear monsters, some fear ghosts, while some fear the living (serial killers, psychopaths) which is why horror movies are totally popular and always awesome to watch.

Aside from the thrilling and terrifying scenes and the sleepless nights it gives you, you are also treated with drama and heartbreaking backstories of why that house is haunted or why that ghost cannot rest in peace and other stuff that you can pick a valuable lesson at the end of the movie.

To honor horror movies, let us take a look back at the best horror movies of all time courtesy of

The Exorcist (1973)- The Exorcist was considered to be the pioneer of demonic-possession movies and is considered to be the most terrifying movie of all time because according to experts the kind of occurrence that happens in the movie also happens in real life according to Vatican insiders where some of the production crew of director William Friedkin have to witness a real-life exorcism in the Vatican. There were even warning signs posted at the entrance of cinemas during its release. It also paved the way to stardom to then 13-year old Linda Blair.

The Shining (1980)- Of course who forgets The Shining? Jack Nicholson starred in this Stanley Kubrick’s classic horror where a man and his family were tasked to overlook a resort hotel named also Overlook the entire winter which turned out to be extremely haunted. The Stephen King novel adaptation is considered to be one of the best horror films of all time.

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Alien (1979)- Science Fiction rarely turns to a horror movie, except Alien where Sigourney Weaver starred as the last remaining survivor of a spaceship which they rescued when they received a distress call. Directed by Ridley Scott, this is the first film to truly to showcase the horror that aliens can bring.

The Thing (1982)- Considered as the ultimate creature feature John Carpenter made. Starring Kurt Russell, a group of American research group stationed in Antarctica discovered an alien thing that infects everything it touches even their sled dogs. It was considered as one of the best creature feature flicks of all time where the monster truly worthy to be burned with a flamethrower.

Jaws (1975)- Before there were the creature feature flicks, there was Jaws, the infamous great white shark which was created by Steven Spielberg. The iconic shark with its horrifying background score and the famous tagline “We’re gonna need a bigger boat” have become a pop icon until this day.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)-Directed by Tobe Hooper and has been reprised in numerous remakes and spin-offs, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is indeed one of the most iconic slasher movies. Thanks to the infamous Leather Face, people were carried with its tour de force of brutal killings of five young people who got lost at the isolated countryside.

Halloween (1978)- Jamie-Leigh Curtis avenged her slain sister in this slasher movie that is directed by William Shatner that became famous for its musical score that is equally spine-tingling and memorable.