“Horror”, it gives you Goosebumps because of the fear of an appearance of the devil. Horror movies are based on rising dead from the burial place, child seized by scaring sprite, mysteries of ancient books and werewolf storming around. For ages, horror movies have been entertaining and scaring the audiences, receive admiring reviews and collecting major awards. Here are top 10 horror movies that you must not miss:

Night of the Demon

It is the devilishly good classic movie of 1957 production. It is a black and white movie with no special effects. It stars Peggy Cummins and Dana Andrews. But the bad guy who worships the devil, Niall MacGinnis sways the audience with her character of Julian Karswell. A supernatural fat-cat, a mysterious castle, dark wood and the demon are a few highlights of the movie.

The Exorcist

One of the most profitable horror movies ever made, this tale of an exorcism is based loosely on actual events. When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. Directed by William Friedkin in 1973, The Exorcist – nearly forty-years after it was made – packs a paranormal punch from start to finish.

The Evil Dead

It will not be wrong to call this horror flick the Sam Raimi’s mastermind. Bags of popcorns flying here and there and people jumping out of seats in terror was a common sight in the theaters. The movie is about a group of students out for fun, but gets into a dilemma when they release a rush of evils by reading an ancient book. It was a low budget movie, but earned in millions.


It is John Carpenter’s 1978 low budget movie that has grossed more than $70 million. On the most supernatural night of the year, 31st October 1963, Michael Myer stabs his elder sister. After 15 years, on the same day, he escapes from the psychiatric hospital, and the mask-wearing, knife-wielding Michael Myers goes on a bloody rampage in Haddonfield, Illinois. Dr. Loomis hunts for Michael and hopes to put an end to his grisly murder spree. Spooky music keeps us on the edge of our seats.

The Wicker Man

The Cinefantastique magazine rightly called it “the Citizen Kane of horror movies”. The movie with fantastic plot features Edward Woodward, a police officer who reaches to a secluded island in hunt of a disappeared girl. Soon he realizes himself into a word of a weird character that worships the sun-god. Christopher Lee plays the Lord Summerisle whose teachings are followed by creepy creatures on the island.


A banjo-based horror movie, directed by John Boorman in 1972, is Academy Award and Golden Globe award-winning film. Four friends (Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, and Ronny Cox) get into trouble when not welcomed by backwoods locals. There is not a monster or ghost in sight, but mad, forest-dwelling hillbillies with death on their mind. Their trip turns into a fight for survival.

The Ninth Gate

A movie with the lead role of Johnny Depp and Frank Langella is a mystery thriller film released in 1999. A rare book dealer gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural implications. It’s a witty, unnerving and finally haunting movie. It’s a gateway to a great film.

These horror movies will definitely give you nightmares of scary faces and deadly sounds.