Film is one of the most popular entertainment industries in the world. In this industry Hollywood is the most influential one and this is the world’s oldest national film industry with the highest box office gross revenue. In the case of Horror films it usually evoke viewer’s fears of the unknown and here is some of them you must watch!

11. Bride of Frankenstein [1935]

Its an American Science fiction horror film directed by James Whale and stars William Henry Pratt (his stage name is Boris Karloff) as the Monster. This film was the first sequel to Universal Pictures film Frankenstein. The novel Frankenstein has been adapted many time for different movies,but The Bride in 1985 is the closest remake.

Bride of Frankenstein

10. The Exorcist [1973]

A seminal horror film with a simple story of a young girl named Regan, played by 14-year-old Linda Blair. Regan becomes possessed by the evil and her mother (Chris MacNeil -played by Ellen Burstyn) seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. This film was one of the bests in the career of director William Friedkin.

The Exorcist

9. The Shining [1980]

This film is an adaption of Stephen King’s horror novel and directed by Stanley Kubrick. Kubrick was a master of visual images and many of the scenes in The shining display his brilliance. This film remains chilling, haunting and unforgettable in audience heart.

The Shining

8. Poltergeist [1982]

With Poltergeist, Steven Spielberg had his first great success as a producer.  This film is directed by Tobe Hooper and written by Mark Victor, Michael Grais and Steven Spielberg. Poltergeist delivers honest special-effects shocks without forfeiting its good nature.


7. A Nightmare on Elm Street [1984]

This movie is one of the most popular in slasher films,which is a sub-genre of horror films involving a killer murdering a group of people, usually by use of bladed tools. Its the first installment in the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series produced by Robert Shaye, written and directed by Wes Craven.

A Nightmare on Elm Street

6. Ringu [1998]

Ringu remains fresh and terrifying as a psychological horror story and this film presents the purest strain of Japanese horror directed by Hideo Nakata. The story is about a tape that kills anyone who plays it.


5. Let the Right One In [2008]

A romantic Swedish horror film directed by Tomas Alfredson. Its a remarkably moving horror tale based on a novel written by Swedish writer John Ajvide Lindqvist in 2004. This film presents a relationship between centuries-old vampire child, Eli and a 12-year-old boy, Oskar.

Let the Right One In

4. The Conjuring [2013]

James Wan’s The Conjuring is a supernatural horror film written by Chad Hayes and Carey W. Hayes. This movie is a signification that James Wan is the daddy of horror genre. Planning of this film began in January 2012,then released in the US and Canada on July 19, 2013 and grossed over $319 million worldwide.

The Conjuring

3. Lights Out [2016]

Sometimes simple functionality is a smart move and Lights Out uses some good old fashioned jump scares and a tense atmosphere to make a really effective scary movie. This movie is produced by the master of horror James Wan and is a terrifying thriller that preys on our primal fear of the dark.

Lights out

2. Annabelle: Creation [2017]

A horror entertainment directed by David F. Sandberg. Annabelle: Creation is a prequel to 2014’s Annabelle and the fourth installment in the Conjuring Universe franchise. In June 19, 2017 this film premiered at the LA Film Festival but theatrically released on August 11, 2017 in the United States. Received generally positive reviews from critics and grossed over $306 million worldwide.

Annabelle Creation

1. It [2017]

It also known as It Chapter One is an American horror film based on a novel of the same name written by Stephen King in 1986. It is directed by Andy Muschietti and its a story of  seven children. This film became the highest-grossing horror film of all time and grossed over $327.5 million worldwide. Moreover, It was one of the nominees in Saturn Awards for Best Horror Film in 2017.


Independent Horror Movie Awards, Saturn Awards and Empire Award are some of the Best Horror Film awards  presented to the best film in the horror genre. The Exorcist won Saturn Awards in 1973 and The Conjuring won the same in 2013.