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Top 100 Scariest Horror Movies On Netflix and Amazon Prime (2022)

My Favorite Horror Movie Of All Time

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Creepy Films that Scares the $#! out of you

Horror is among that genre that often amuses and attracts people but most of the time they get disappointment in return when they go and watch modern horror flicks. The reason is that most film directors focus on blood and gore rather than concentrating on real psychological horror.
I usually like to watch such films while sitting in a dark room alone at night. I did get Goosebumps after watching several scary flicks but others made me sleep. This is a universal truth that films of this genre have most stupid plots than any other genre.
Lately, I have observed a trend that Hollywood is following Asian flicks in this genre. You will find a lot of slasher flicks of Hollywood that are remakes of Asian horror films. I tried to include only those remakes which were either scary or gained a huge cult following.
So here I compiled a list of the 100 best horror movies which were loved by people and had an impact on pop culture. Also, I chose my 10 personal favorite flicks from the list.
I have followed certain rules while making this list which is as follows :
1. Mainly A-list Films of this genre are included, Only Those B-List Horror Flicks are included which gained cult-following later on.
2. Horror-Comedies are not included.
3. Sequels and Prequels are not included, they are added with the original part.
If you don't find your favorite scary film on the list, then let me know in the comment section below.
So Here Goes the list.

Top 100 Horror Movies - Vote (Or Add) Your Favorite scary films

Horror is the most talked-about genre. It is so wide that everyone can have their own unique favorite horror films.

Sometimes even the scariest film recommended won't scare you at all while at other times a normal horror movie brings the hell out of you. Some people find humor in one thing while others in a different thing. Just like that People have their taste of horror.

They might not be afraid of a ghostly inhabitant but they might get scared of thinking about a psycho serial killer. Which horror movie did scared you the most? Vote up your favorite

  1. Bug
  2. Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
  3. Inside
  4. May (2002)
  5. The Haunting (1963)
  6. Splinter
  7. Ginger Snaps
  8. The Ghost and the Darkness
  9. The Awakening (2011)
  10. Bad Taste (1987)
  11. Shadow of the Vampire
  12. Carriers
  13. Fright Night (1985)
  14. The Devil’s Backbone
  15. Trollhunter
  16. Dog Soldiers
  17. In the Mouth of Madness
  18. High Tension
  19. Session 9
  20. Freaks (1932)
  21. The Frighteners
  22. Wolf Creek
  23. Case 39
  24. Dead Silence
  25. Shutter (2004)
  26. Flatlines
  27. Slither
  28. They Live
  29. Eden Lake
  30. The Fog (1980)
  31. Black Death
  32. Suspiria (1974)
  33. Candyman
  34. Jacob’s Ladder
  35. Child’s Play
  36. Sinister
  37. Videodrome
  38. Stigmata
  39. Mama
  40. Scanners
  41. Don’t Look Now (1973)
  42. The Crazies
  43. Nosferatu (1922)
  44. Stir Of Echoes
  45. Eraserhead
  46. Pet Sematary
  47. Martyrs
  48. The Mothman Prophecies
  49. A Tale of Two Sisters
  50. Repulsion
  51. The Host (2006)
  52. The Strangers
  53. The Grudge
  54. Hostel
  55. Re-Animator
  56. The Skin I Live In
  57. The Woman in Black
  58. King Kong (1933)
  59. The Fly
  60. Carrie (1976)
  61. Audition (1999)
  62. The Omen (1976)
  63. Frankenstein (1931)
  64. Mirrors
  65. Tremors
  66. Hellraiser Series
  67. Vacancy
  68. Rosemary’s Baby
  69. Dead Alive
  70. The Lost Boys
  71. 28 Days Later/28 Weeks Later
  72. An American Werewolf in London
  73. The Birds
  74. Poltergeist
  75. [Rec]
  76. Jaws
  77. Psycho
  78. The Mist
  79. Insidious
  80. 1408
  81. The Cabin in the Woods
  82. Drag me to Hell
  83. The Blair witch Project
  84. The Conjuring
  85. The Descent
  86. Scream Series
  87. Wrong Turn Series
  88. The Hills Have Eyes Series (2006)
  89. A Nightmare on Elm Street Series
  90. Paranormal Activity Series
  91. Saw Series
  92. Friday the 13th Series (1980)
  93. Night of the Living Dead Series (1968)
  94. Alien Series
  95. The Exorcist Series
  96. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Series (1974)
  97. Halloween (1978)
  98. The Ring (2002)
  99. The Evil Dead Series (1981)
  100. The Shining

# 10. Scream - Someone has taken their love of scary movies one step too far. Solving this mystery is going to be murder.

What impact horror movies can have on an immature mind? Well, See Scream. This Wes Craven horror movie gave a new direction to Hollywood slasher movies. Scream referred to many horror movies and slasher films. Courtney Cox stars in his most famous big-screen role. The Character Ghost-face also become very popular among the audience.

Director:- Wes Craven

Star-Cast:- Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette

Plot:- A Serial Killer Kills Teenager as they break basic "Horror" films rules.

# 9. Jaws - If You Forget What Terror Was Like... It's Back

Jaws was a "high concept" film that become one of the highest grossing summer movies of all time. Steven Spielberg's financial success in movies started from this highly popular horror movie. The film was based On Peter Benchley's novel of the same name. Jaws Centers around a fictional Amity island in New England which is being haunted by a Great white shark. The concept of using a Great white shark as the main villain in a horror movie was fresh yet risky. A Mechanical shark (Bruce) was designed but it was hard for Spielberg's team to film scenes while working in the cold and corrosive environment of the North Atlantic sea. Most of the scenes were filmed from the shark's Point of view and that's what brings horror, as the audience was not able to see the shark but still can feel the fear among them. Thanks to Spielberg's imagination and skills that even under odd conditions he was able to make such a brilliant horror movie.

Director:- Steven Spielberg

Star-Cast:- Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, and Richard Dreyfuss

Plot:- A Giant Great white shark is terrorizing the people of a small island community of Amity.

# 8. Night of the Living Dead - They're Coming to get you... Again

Though Zombie Movies were made before too no film become as famous as George A. Romero's Night Of Living Dead. Though He was interested in making a Horror comedy Richard Matheson's novel I Am Legend(1954) inspired him to make a zombie movie. The impact of the movie was high and soon the film become popular, ranking high among many other good horror movies. The film saw 6 sequels and the series is popularly called the Living Dead series. The film was also remade two times.

Director:- George A. Romero

Star-Cast:- Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, and Karl Hardman

Plot:- A group of people is trapped in a rural farmhouse that is haunted by blood-drinking zombies.

# 7. Rosemary's Baby - Pray For Rosemary's Baby

Most of the horror films produced by Roman Polanski revolve around the theme of superstition, witches, and black magic. Rosemary's Baby is no exception. But undoubtedly it is the best Roman Polanski movie. The film is based on the best-selling horror novel of the same name by Ira Levin(1967). The film includes many memorable yet controversial scenes. Though many criticize it for not being a true horror movie. But I believe that horror is not just from Supernatural and ghostly things and Rosemary's baby is a perfect example of psychological horror.

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Director:- Roman Polanski

Star-Cast:- Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, and Ruth Gordon

Plot:- When Rosemary Move to a new apartment, she is surrounded by mysterious neighbors and occurrences and she suspects his husband for promising witches her baby.

# 6. Psycho - Exploring the blackness of the subconscious man!

What a Subconscious mind can do, that you can see and feel in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. The Pioneer Director who had already produced some gems in the thrilling genre shocked everyone from this masterpiece film. Not only the film is regarded as one of the best horror movies but also one of the best movies ever produced in Hollywood in the 20th century. Also, Anthony Perkins's acting is must watch.
Director:- Alfred Hitchcock
Star-Cast:- Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, and Vera Miles
Plot:- A Motel Owner Named Norman Bates is Too afraid of her mother, his problems increase when a young woman is killed by his mother.

# 5. Halloween - The Night He Came Home

John Carpenter's Halloween is considered an iconic slasher movie. But it's not just a SLASHER movie. Halloween uses elements of psychological horror too and that's what makes it much better than graphic-gore violent movies.
The film starts with the back-story of Michael Myers where a 6-year-old Michael kills his sister. From their audience become aware that they are being introduced to an almost unstoppable, fearless, and immortal demon who is feeding inside the body of a man.
Michael is not just another psychopath but a monster whose only motive is to kill people around him. John Carpenter worked a lot on this character. To make the appearance of Michael more horrifying he used a Hockey mask which was later imitated by many other slasher killers(most famous being "Jason" of "Friday The 13th" series).
Director:- John Carpenter
Star-Cast:- Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Tony Moran
Plot:- A Psychopath breaking the hospital security returns to his home on Halloween and is determined to kill the neighborhood.

# 4. The Ring 1,2 - Before You Die,You See The Ring

The Ring brought a new concept of horror to movies. It was a blend of psychological horror with supernatural horror. The film was a remake of the Japanese horror movie Ringo. Both the films were based on Kôji Suzuki's Novel Ring.
The plot revolves around a cursed videotape which if watched, could become the reason for the death of a person within a week. Verbinski's touch and Naomi watts' acting and above all the cursed videotape added to the genuine horror of the movie. The original movie was hugely successful and led to a sequel which got a mixed review. A third Sequel "The Ring 3D" is being planned.
Director:- Gore Verbinski
Star-Cast:- Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, and Brian Cox
Plot:- A Cursed videotape if seen kills the person within seven days.

# 3. Evil Dead (Series) - Can They Be Stooped?

Description :-
If you are fan of paranormal activities and ghostly things then Evil dead is best pick for you.Director Sam Raimi took note of every scary thing he ever saw or heard of and joined those elements together to produce one of the most scary horror movie of Hollywood.

Evil Dead Focuses on a group friends who visit woods and unknowingly release demon spirits.One by One Demons start killing them.

Not only the plot was horrifying but also the cinematography was excellent that increase the 'horror-ness' of the film.

Director :- Sam Raimi

Star-Cast :- Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss and Richard DeManincor

Plot :- Five College Friends in woods release evil spirits unknowingly from an audiotape.

# 2. The Shining

The shining, for me, is one of the most memorable horror movies I have ever seen. From the very opening scene, I found myself involved in the movie. Everything was going on as if it is happening around me. That's what makes this Stanley Kubrick's Classic my favorite pick for the 'Best Horror movies' list.
The Movie was adapted from Stephen King's novel of the same name, but it varies from the novel in many aspects. Overall 'The Shining' surely outshines all those creepy horror movies that are nothing but stupid use of camera and technology.

Director:- Stanley Kubrick
Star-Cast:- Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny Lloyd
Plot:- A Family lives in an isolated hotel during winter break. The spiritual power force the father to kill his family.

# 1. The Exorcist

Description:- You have heard about it. You might have seen it. Almost everyone agrees that "The Exorcist" is the scariest horror movie of all time. The film is the highest-grossing horror film of all time(which shows how much the movie was loved by people). The Exorcist is based on the novel of the same name by William Peter Blatty. The film includes many iconic horrifying scenes(My favorite being the "spider walk" scene).

Director:- William Friedkin
Star-Cast:- Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, and Linda Blair
Plot:- A Mother tries to save her girl from demonic possession with the help of two priests.

It is one of the Best Horror Movies on Amazon Prime

Slasher Psychopath Horror

sadcitykid: Slasher between the two, but my favorite sub-genre is horror-comedy, like Gremlins

anonymous: Slashers

anonymous: Slashers

chickie99: chainsaw!

roger-bond-3914: I like supernatural slashers and giallos best

falcon blogger85: Great lens! I was surprised that not that many people voted for psycho - I love that film. I also love the Friday the 13th films :-)

denisehorror666: I think they're a lot of horror movies that scare you like the Japanese or Thailand, etc and most American horror movies are not that good the greatest movie in the grudge it's really scary and in America, I'd go for Freddy Krueger: nightmare on elm street Freddy always creeps me out the first time I saw it it was so scary that I couldn't sleep for a long time the more scary movies more you want to watch to be scared I left out Paranormal Activity 3 which still scares me but you have to be scared to watch a great horror movie

denisehorror666: I love this 10 movies: 1.- the grudge 2.- Freddy Krueger Nightmare on elm street 3.- the shining 4.- the silence of the lambs 5.- the exorcist 6.- the descent 7.- shutter 8.- the ring 9.- psycho 10.- the Amityville horror

mouse1996 lm: I want to see them run screaming for their lives. LOL!

anonymous: 'psychos rule

Onemargaret LM: The music from "The Omen" still has me scared!

Nightcat: You've got to love slasher films, they're just plain fun! :)

Mphdefense: But the old black & whites that are more cerebral are the best. Pit & the Pendulum is my #1 fav!!!

AnzE02: slasher psychopath horror it scares me

akumar46 lm: These are chilling ones.

pittfan33: slashers are number one, love mystery and suspense

Ghostly True Horror

anonymous: I love supernatural horror the best of all especially when crafted with delicious suspense that makes you squirm in your seat and peek through your fingers!

wulfguard: I love the mix of sci-fi and horror, such as alien or its sequel aliens

anonymous: Ghostly. that's one of the reasons why I rate the Shining one of the best films ever made. The slashers series is a joke these days with (sorry to offend) the comical scripts from America. Also, there is one massive film missing from here!! American Werewolf in London, is easily the best transformation of a werewolf to date.

B Williams lm: They don't make them like they used to.

anonymous: Awesome lens! Well, my favorite horror of all time is The Exorcist, and a close second is The Shining. So I lean more towards Ghostly Mystery. This is my favorite genre, you should check out my site The Best Horror Movie List at where I list the top horror of all time. I only add horror movies with certain criteria. Let me know if I'm missing something. Hope you like it.

anonymous: great collection the characters are still in my mind

MrsMcCraw: I love Horror movies, my husband doesn`t watch movies like these but since we got married he started watching them with me.

VspaBotanicals: Ghosts

Adam Turner: I like Ghostly True Horror movies.

nicks44: I go with the supernatural, the unknown is always far scarier than any psychopathic deeds, in my view at least!

Writer783: Great Lens, and an epic list!! I agree with your no.1 The Exorcist is classic horror.

NewUsedCarsSacramento: I love movies from this genre...

Greg Kuhn: Ghostly horror is scary because non-physical energy is real. Although I don't believe in "ghosts", those movies are very creepy.

aquarian_insight: Supernatural horror is my fave!

Added: I think the Asian horror movies got me shitbrix. LOL. Scary as hell.

halemajit: I think Slasher movies have more thrills but true horror picks send a chill down the spine !!!

Salman Rashid: 70s and 80s are the best horror genre. Today's movies do not come near to them.

anonymous: Supernatural Horror is my favorite.

living frontiers: I like monsters...and the more the better

ivanjuras: Ghostly, but only if done right. Slashers are lame.

Kim: I think the Ghostly if done right will give you chills & maybe even some spills. as for the Slasher, Nightmare on elm st. (originals) will always be the coolest to me. Tho' they are somewhat a thing of the past and were never scary to me! an episode of Ghost Adventures gives me more chills than (& laughs) than those.

Ronald Tucker: Ghostly for me...I like the plot, the set and suspense are what keep me on the edge of my seat.

Fitness2go: I think "The Shining" should be rated higher.

scooby gang: Not a big fan of gore. I like suspense and chills the best!

Halloran LM: I like suspense thriller kinda stuff, not much into the blood and gore type...

littlezotz: Ehhhhhhhh... I like monsters...

Heard_Zazzle: I like ghostly, but not really gory.

Your Favorite Horror Flick - Vote It

Shout About Your Favorite Horror Movie - Share Your Thoughts,Comments,Suggestions Or Just Say "Hi"

anonymous on October 27, 2013:

No true horror fan has only one! Rosemary's Baby, The Exorcist, The Shining (though the book was much much better),The Ring and I also loved The Sixth Sense.

anonymous on January 26, 2013:

ghostly and thrilling- would be the Shining.

Werewolf - that would be American Werewolf in long.

Zombie, - that would be Dawn of the Dead (both original and remake)

Ghost - is poltergeist (classic and still great today)

Water - Jaws

slasher - Switchbalde Romance / haute tension

Asain extreme - the ring

Psychological - Saw

to name but a few!

anonymous on December 23, 2012:

Some of my favorites include May, The Burrowers, Blood Creek and Altered

anonymous on October 31, 2012:

I think you should add disturbing behavior who doesn't love a movie about brainwashing and crazy ppl

DiosaNegra on October 31, 2012:

Awesome lens... so many good movies here :)

livingfrontiers on April 18, 2012:

Hellraiser was a thrilling 1980s horror movie!

anonymous on April 17, 2012:

Watch "Night of the living Dead" couple of hours ago. Scarrryyyyyyyy!!!!!!!

Mphdefense on April 14, 2012:

Pit & the Pendulum!!!

gamrslist on April 13, 2012:

cool lens i wont sleep all night now thank you

RachelDillin on April 13, 2012:

Very cool lens...some of those movies scared the jeepers out of me, especially original "Texas Chainsaw Massacre"!

payo83 on April 13, 2012:

Very nice lens. Great work

anonymous on April 01, 2012:

Great lens!! I'm a big fan of the classic horror movie villain, particularly michael myers!

ivanjuras on March 28, 2012:

Don't like to watch them any more, but I'd definitely say Blair Witch Project was the scariest for me.

FreakyV from Canada on February 17, 2012:

So many great movies it was hard to choose a favorite but Jaws is definitely number one in my books. Thanks for writing this lens it was fun to read.

tebor79 on February 01, 2012:

love horror movies. cool lens!

Adrijan on January 24, 2012:

good work keep goin

Kim from Yonkers, NY on January 20, 2012:

I saw Jaws (well part) when I was little. So that's what started it all. I've included this lens in one of the featured sections on my HORRORween lenses which will be published end of august begin. of sept.

girlfriendfactory on January 13, 2012:

Lately it's been The Ring because it's just different, creepy and the end is so bizarre. Makes a person wonder what they would do in a similar position.

cherriebombetsy on November 26, 2011:

awesome lens, lots of fantastic horror greats listed here!

spartakct on November 05, 2011:

Cool lens with good collection!

Fitness2go on October 15, 2011:

I love "The Shining"

filmic on July 23, 2011:

great lens and great list. BOOLUCK, Cemetary Man is hilarious and good on you Yourshowman for adding it. Hard to say you missed anything but the films of Dario Argento (Read: "Suspiria") may have deserved a mention?

booluck on July 06, 2011:

looking for comedy,horror movie..could your suggest me one..:)

CHalloran LM on May 23, 2011:

I think Audition, by far, was one of the most unique movies of its kind. I really like Rosemary's Baby back in the day. And Birds freaked me out as a 6 year old kid left me with bird phobia for the rest of my life (no kidding). Other than that, I wouldn't list Paranormal Activity in that list, just my personal opinion. A lot of people are divided in 2 with this one. I think it was a big commercial baloon, the movie was just plain boring.Other than that, I love your list.

sukkran trichy from Trichy/Tamil Nadu on April 30, 2011:

awesome collection. ~blessed~

pittfan33 on April 19, 2011:

i love this page, you have great horror movies on here, my favorites are halloween and its sequels

greenreviews on April 18, 2011:

This is a great page !

I really liked The Mist

littlezotz on April 16, 2011:

I'm so glad that, if you were going to include LET THE RIGHT ONE IN on this list, that you chose the ORIGINAL movie! Good taste.

Heard_Zazzle on April 15, 2011:

I really liked the Mist. Suspenseful

AllPurposePapoon on February 19, 2011:

I'm partial to zombie movies. I loved 28 Days Later, but Shaun of the Dead is my favorite zombie movie of all time. I don't really think you could categorize that one as a true horror movie though. Oh wait, now that I think of it, you might want to check out the movie, The Descent, I think you would end up adding that to your list.

Mark Falco from Reno, Nevada on February 18, 2011:

The original Japanese language version of Ringu is easily the creepiest movie I have ever seen, light on gore but really very creepy *shudder*. I didn't watch the remake but I heard they did a pretty decent job. I will have to check out [rec] as that's the first I heard of it.

moskit on February 11, 2011:

Another amazing lens!

Great work!

chrisqw on February 06, 2011:

Nice lens. I enjoyed it even though I'm not a real horror fan!

JewelRiver on January 15, 2011:

I lensrolled this to my lens I think your lens is awesome. Loved it!

Andrea RM on January 12, 2011:

I'm really loving yor film lenses! :-)

Thomas F. Wuthrich from Michigan on January 09, 2011:

For my money, the best horror flick of all time is "Poltergeist." And I think my list would also include another classic, "The Exorcist." But you've piqued my interest! I've only seen a couple of the movies on your list. Thumbs up.

danny79 on January 05, 2011:

Thanks for visiting me,

If you want a great movie go for: House of 1000 Corpses

But it is a hard one to watch!

Thanks for a great lens :)

have-a-nice-day on December 26, 2010:

Really nice lens :)

Paul from Liverpool, England on December 25, 2010:

Could be the start of a great lens

acopson on December 23, 2010:

I love horror movies, great lense

gideon43 on December 23, 2010:

Wow, This is a seriously good lens on a subject very close to my heart.

Check out my own lens sometime.

cwarden on December 20, 2010:

I love horror movies! My daughter and I always lay on my bed and watch them together so we can laugh at each other when we jump! Now I have some more to check out - Thanks!

anonymous on December 18, 2010:

You certainly are a movie lover!

anonymous on December 16, 2010:

Very nice and fun! Love the Horror. Thank you.

anonymous on December 15, 2010:

Nice presentation.superlike

anonymous on December 14, 2010:

You've have done your great work here! I really love all your presentation about HORROR movies and I have no doubt for giving you with my big 5 stars :) Thanks for sharing .. Happy All Days ;)

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