The best horror, blood and gore movies ever are the ones that remain in your mind. They’re the ones that, even once the credits have rolled and you’re intended to be sheltered again, bubble up from your subliminal to transform your fantasies into slaydreams. There are horror movies, and then there are thrillers that are really spine-shivering and absolutely creepy. They’re the once where a director figures out how to add to your feelings of dread; making you scared of something that generally wouldn’t have annoyed you in the smallest.
Have you at any point found yourself being given room 237 at a lodging and thought about whether you have a legitimate reason to change your settlement plans?
If this is the case, here is a list of the best horror movies of all time times to make sure you haven’t missed any horror classics. A very few movies actually stand-out and do the job to perfection.
The Strangers (2008)
About The Movie: It is a movie of a couple who after returning from a wedding reception, stays in an isolated house. Everything seems fine to them until a stranger knocks at their door post midnight. What is next is a violent invasion by three strangers with masks on their faces and a real struggle to make it through the night.
Why Is It Scary: It is scary just because it is simple and realistic. What would you do if you have a knock at your door at midnight? It’s an effective jump scare because Bertino and his cinematographer Peter Sova shoot it without horror gimmicks. The next time you stay in an isolated lodge, think twice.
The Mist (2007)
About The Movie: The movie is based on a novel by Stephen King and no one makes better adaptations like Frank Darabont. The movie is the terrifyingly perfect realisations of King’s dark worlds. The movie is based in the supermarket of a small town where the fog of horrors envelops the area. The beasts and Lovecraftian nasties lurk beyond the pane glass windows of the supermarket, real human monsters form inside as panic starts to set in.
Why it’s scary: The series diluted its horror by taking you all over town. Frank Darabont keeps you trapped inside while David Drayton tries to keep his son safe. The horror is in the true fear as a trip to the supermarket becomes a shopping experience from hell, tentacles and all.
About The Movie: The movie is all about a mute and deaf writer who is a protector of her own self in the woods when she’s being chased by a masked killer who keeps appearing and re-appearing at her window.
Why Is It Scary: The horror in the movie is not based on the jump scares or a tense score to inspire dread. There are a few moments that could be considered jump scares, and there is certainly music at points. The whole movie is pretty quiet and the horror builds in silence. A few of the most terrifying sequences occur in a space devoid of sound.
About The Movie: The movie brought introduced the audience with a torture porn genre. The title is about an implement that a depraved killer suggests someone takes their leg off with rather than use a key to unlock a cuff, but Saw is actually remarkably restrained. Made on a shoestring budget by Leigh Whannell and James Wan, this tale of two men waking up in a bathroom, a corpse between them, is twisted but constantly intriguing.
Why it’s scary: It is scary to see Amanda go into a stomach to find a key, and see people sit and wait for an ultra gruesome fate? The terror of Jigsaw’s painted cycling doll, and one of the most terrifying extended jump scare sequences potentially ever, and Saw still manages to pack a barbed wire covered punch.
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
About The Movie: If Scream reignited the joys of the teen slasher movie, the return of good zombies to our screens is all Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s fault. The first in Edgar Wright’s ‘Cornetto Trilogy,’ Shaun of the Dead follows the titular Shaun as he plods his way through his dreary London existence, only to discover (beautifully late) that the majority of the population has been transformed into shambling cannibals while he was asleep. Suddenly realising he needs to be the hero everyone deserves, it’s time to rescue his mum, get his girlfriend back, and make sure everyone is fine in time for tea. Unfortunately it doesn’t quite go to perfectly edited plan.
Why it’s scary: The movie is a slickly plays for laughs. The movie goes with a slow zombie horde which means that their staggering relentlessness is a constant fear, if one tempered by a brilliant comic script. Every zombie encounter matters in the movie. The movie also has a brilliant soundtrack, excellent performances, and more red than you can throw a cricket bat at, and Shaun of the Dead is a comedy horror masterpiece.
Which is on your list now?