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The 20 Most Visually Stunning Horror Movies Ever Ranked

Here are 20 horror movies that delivered a unique movie style and took the genre in a new direction. These films are all ranked by or scoring system to give a rating order. Movies like Eraserhead (1977), A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (2014), The Cell (2000), Suspiria (1977), Let The Right One In (2008), Under The Skin (2013), The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari (1920), and The Shining (1980) are shot in such beautiful ways that it is difficult not to get captivated while watching them.


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Most Visually Stunning Horror Movies Ever Ranked

  1. 1). The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

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    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

    Official Synopsis: Francis, a young man, recalls in his memory the horrible experiences he and his fiancée Jane recently went through. It is the annual fair in Holstenwall. Francis and his friend Alan visit The Cabinet of…

    Tagline: The most amazing story ever screened.

    Cast: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Hans Lanser-Rudolf, Lil Dagover, Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski, Rudolf Lettinger, Henri Peters-Arnolds,…

  2. 2). Nosferatu (1922)

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    Nosferatu (1922)

    Official Synopsis: Wisbourg, Germany based estate agent Knock dispatches his associate, Hutter, to Count Orlok's castle in Transylvania as the Count wants to purchase an isolated house in Wisbourg. They plan on selling him the one across…

    Tagline: A thrilling mystery masterpiece - a chilling psycho-drama of blood-lust.

    Cast: Max Schreck, Hardy von Francois, Gustav von Wangenheim, Heinrich Witte, Greta Schröder, Hans Lanser-Rudolf, Georg H. Schnell, Josef Sareny, Ruth…

  3. 3). The Innocents (1961)

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    The Innocents (1961)

    Official Synopsis: In Victorian England, the uncle of orphaned niece Flora and nephew Miles hires Miss Giddens as governess to raise the children at his estate with total independence and authority. Soon after her arrival, Miss Giddens…

    Tagline: Do They Ever Return to Possess the Living?

    Cast: Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave, Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Martin Stephens, Pamela Franklin, Clytie Jessop, Isla Cameron, Eric Woodburn

  4. 4). Don't Look Now (1973)

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    Don't Look Now (1973)

    Official Synopsis: John and Laura Baxter are in Venice when they meet a pair of elderly sisters, one of whom claims to be psychic. She insists that she sees the spirit of the Baxters' daughter, who recently…

    Tagline: It's utter MADNESS!

    Cast: Donald Sutherland, Julie Christie, Renato Scarpa, Hilary Mason, Massimo Serato, Giorgio Trestini, Clelia Matania, Leopoldo Trieste, David Tree, Ann Rye,…

  5. 5). Eraserhead (1977)

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    Eraserhead (1977)

    Official Synopsis: A film that defies conventional logic and storytelling, fueled by its dark nightmarish atmosphere and compellingly disturbing visuals. Henry Spencer is a hapless factory worker on his vacation when he finds out he's the father…

    Tagline: Be warned. The nightmare has not gone away...

    Cast: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Jack Walsh, Judith Roberts, Darwin Joston, Hal Landon Jr., Brad Keeler, Peggy Lynch, Doddie Keeler, Gill…

  6. 6). Cat People (1942)

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    Cat People (1942)

    Official Synopsis: Serbian national Irena Dubrovna, a fashion sketch artist, has recently arrived in New York for work. The first person who she makes a personal connection with there is marine engineer Oliver Reed. The two fall…

    Tagline: She knew strange, fierce pleasures that no other woman could ever feel!

    Cast: Connie Leon, Charles Jordan, Alan Napier, Murdock MacQuarrie, Donald Kerr, John Piffle, Kent Smith, Betty Roadman, Tom Conway, Elizabeth Russell,…

  7. 7). Kwaidan (1964)

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    Kwaidan (1964)

    Official Synopsis: This film contains four distinct, separate stories. "Black Hair": A poor samurai who divorces his true love to marry for money, but finds the marriage disastrous and returns to his old wife, only to discover…

    Tagline: In the tradition of "RASHOMON" and "GATE OF HELL"

    Cast: Toshio Fukuhara, Michiko Nakahata, Kenzô Tanaka, Kei Satô, Misako Watanabe, Kazuo Kitamura, Kirô Abe, Kan'emon Nakamura, Yûko Mochizuki, Torahiko Hamada,…

  8. 8). The Shining (1980)

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    The Shining (1980)

    Official Synopsis: Signing a contract, Jack Torrance, a normal writer and former teacher agrees to take care of a hotel which has a long, violent past that puts everyone in the hotel in a nervous situation. While…

    Tagline: Iconic terror from the No 1 bestselling writer.

    Cast: Jack Nicholson, Barry Dennen, Burnell Tucker, Derek Lyons, David Baxt, Aileen Lewis, Tony Burton, Manning Redwood, Joe Turkel, Scatman Crothers,…

  9. 9). It Follows (2014)

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    It Follows (2014)

    Official Synopsis: For nineteen-year-old Jay, Autumn should be about school, boys and week-ends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone,…

    Tagline: It doesn't think. It doesn't feel. It doesn't give up.

    Cast: Vincent Hogarth, Ele Bardha, Keir Gilchrist, Jake Weary, Maika Monroe, Scott Norman, Linda Boston, Heather Fairbanks, Daniel Zovatto, Carollette Phillips,…

  10. 10). A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

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    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

    Official Synopsis: In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.

    Tagline: The first Iranian Vampire Western

    Cast: Dominic Rains, Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Ray Haratian, Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnò, Rome Shadanloo, Milad Eghbali, Reza Sixo Safai, Pej…

  11. 11). Let the Right One in (Lat den ratte komma in) (2008)

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    Let the Right One in (Lat den ratte komma in) (2008)

    Official Synopsis: Oskar, a bullied 12-year old, dreams of revenge. He falls in love with Eli, a peculiar girl. She can't stand the sun or food and to come into a room she needs to be invited.…

    Tagline: Eli is 12 years old. She's been 12 for over 200 years and, she just moved in next door.

    Cast: Libby Brien, Philip Hersh, Adam Stone, Peter Carlberg, Kåre Hedebrant, Sören Källstigen, Elif Ceylan, Lina Leandersson, Malin Cederblad, Per Ragnar,…

  12. 12). The Haunting (1963)

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    The Haunting (1963)

    Official Synopsis: Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of violent death and insanity. With him are the skeptical young Luke, who stands…

    Tagline: An evil old house, the kind some people call haunted, is like an undiscovered country waiting to be explored. Hill House had stood for 90 years and might stand for 90 more. Silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone.

    Cast: Paul Maxwell, Richard Johnson, Julie Harris, Howard Lang, Verina Greenlaw, Claude Jones, Frieda Knorr, Susan Richards, Janet Mansell, Russ Tamblyn,…

  13. 13). The Others (2001)

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    The Others (2001)

    Official Synopsis: A woman named Grace retires with her two children to a mansion on Jersey, towards the end of the Second World War, where she's waiting for her husband to come back from battle. The children…

    Tagline: Sooner or later she'll see them, then everything will be different.

    Cast: Nicole Kidman, Fionnula Flanagan, Christopher Eccleston, Elaine Cassidy, Michelle Fairley, Alakina Mann, James Bentley, Eric Sykes, Renée Asherson, Gordon Reid,…

  14. 14). Suspiria (1977)

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    Suspiria (1977)

    Official Synopsis: Suzy Bannion travels to Germany to perfect her ballet skills. She arrives at the Tanz dance academy in the pouring rain and is refused admission after another woman is seen fleeing the school. She returns…

    Tagline: Do you know anything about witches?

    Cast: Udo Kier, Gregory Snegoff, Rudolf Schündler, Dario Argento, Rudolf Schündler, Jessica Harper, Geoffrey Copleston, Renato Scarpa, William Kiehl, Serafina Scorceletti,…

  15. 15). Thirst (2009)

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    Thirst (2009)

    Official Synopsis: Sang-hyun, a priest working for a hospital, selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project intended to eradicate a deadly virus. However, the virus eventually takes over the priest. He nearly dies, but makes a…

    Tagline: Lusting after sinful pleasures.

    Cast: Kang-ho Song, Hae-suk Kim, Dal-su Oh, Hae-sook Kim, Ok-bin Kim, Jong-ryol Choi, Yong-wan Goo, Han Chul-Woo, Ha-kyun Shin, Kim Hee-ok,…

  16. 16). Under the Skin (2013)

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    Under the Skin (2013)

    Official Synopsis: An alien entity inhabits the earthly form of a young woman who combs the roads and streets of Scotland in search of the human prey she came to plunder. She seduces her isolated and forsaken…

    Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Jerome Boyle, Scott Dymond, Jeremy McWilliams, Stephen Horn, Lynsey Taylor Mackay, Adam Pearson, Dougie McConnell, May…

  17. 17). Goodnight Mommy (2014)

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    Goodnight Mommy (2014)

    Official Synopsis: In the heat of the summer, a lonesome house in the countryside between woods and corn fields, lives nine-year-old twin brothers who are waiting for their mother. When she comes home, bandaged after cosmetic surgery,…

    Tagline: A mother should look out for her sons.

    Cast: Susanne Wuest, Elias Schwarz, Lukas Schwarz, Hans Escher, Elfriede Schatz, Karl Purker, Georg Deliovsky, Christian Steindl, Christian Schatz, Erwin Schmalzbauer,…

  18. 18). A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

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    A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

    Official Synopsis: Two sisters who, after spending time in a mental institution, return to the home of their father and cruel stepmother. Once there, in addition to dealing with their stepmother's obsessive and unbalanced ways, an interfering…

    Tagline: Our sorrow was conceived long before our birth

    Cast: Dae-yeon Lee, Jung-ah Yum, Kap-su Kim, Su-jeong Lim, Geun-Young Moon, Seung-bi Lee, Park Mi-Hyun, Woo Ki-Hong, Soo-jung Lim, Mi-hyeon Park

  19. 19). The Cell (2000)

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    The Cell (2000)

    Official Synopsis: Catharine Deane is a psychotherapist who is part of a revolutionary new treatment which allows her mind to literally enter the mind of her patients. Her experience in this method takes an unexpected turn when…

    Tagline: This Summer... Enter The Mind Of A Killer

    Cast: Pruitt Taylor Vince, Dean Norris, Vincent D'Onofrio, Dylan Baker, Musetta Vander, John Cothran, Alan D. Purwin, Jake Weber, Peter Sarsgaard,…

  20. 20). Antichrist (2009)

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    Antichrist (2009)

    Official Synopsis: Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!

    Tagline: When nature turns evil, true terror awaits. (UK)

    Cast: Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm, Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm