Top 50 Best Horror Movies of All Time!

In our list of the best horror movies we have Psycho, Alien, Aliens, The Shining & Diabolique. The top movie is Psycho scoring a weighted score of 9.2/10 stars. The second best horror movie is Alien scoring a weighted score of 8.5/10 stars. These are the best horror films voted by HellHorror.com and fans. We hope you enjoy the 2492 movies in our list of the best horror movies ever.

1). Psycho (1960)


Score: 9.2/10
IMDB: 8.5/10
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Phoenix officeworker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. She has to meet her lover…
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Virginia Gregg, Vera Miles, Martin Balsam

2). Alien (1979)


Score: 8.54/10
IMDB: 8.5/10
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In the distant future, the crew of the commercial spaceship Nostromo are on their way home when they pick up…
Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Ian Holm, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton

3). Aliens (1986)


Score: 8.94/10
IMDB: 8.4/10
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57 years after Ellen Ripley had a close encounter with the reptilian alien creature from the first movie, she is…
Director: James Cameron
Stars: Lance Henriksen, Tom Woodruff Jr., Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Daniel Kash

4). The Shining (1980)


Score: 8.2/10
IMDB: 8.4/10
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Signing a contract, Jack Torrance, a normal writer and former teacher agrees to take care of a hotel which has…
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Barry Dennen, Burnell Tucker, Derek Lyons, David Baxt

5). Diabolique (1955)


Score: 8.8/10
IMDB: 8.1/10
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The wife and mistress of a sad**tic boarding school headmaster plot to kill him. They drown him in the bathtub…
Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Stars: Pierre Larquey, Jacques Varennes, Jean Brochard, Georges Poujouly, Paul Meurisse

6). The Thing (1982)


Score: 8.29/10
IMDB: 8.1/10
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A US research station, Antarctica, early-winter 1982. The base is suddenly buzzed by a helicopter from the nearby Norwegian research…
Director: John Carpenter
Stars: Kurt Russell, Adrienne Barbeau, John Carpenter, Keith David, Norbert Weisser

7). Rosemary's Baby (1968)


Score: 9.11/10
IMDB: 8.0/10
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Desirous of starting a family, the young Catholic housewife, Rosemary Woodhouse, and her struggling actor husband, Guy, move into the…
Director: Roman Polanski
Stars: Rutanya Alda, Fritzi Jane Courtney, Ralph Bellamy, Phil Leeds, Max Wagner

8). Dawn of the Dead (1978)


Score: 8.44/10
IMDB: 8.0/10
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Following the events of Night of the Living Dead (1968), we follow the exploits of four survivors of the expanding…
Director: George A. Romero
Stars: Tom Savini, Ken Foree, David Early, George A. Romero, Christine Forrest

9). The Exorcist (1973)


Score: 8.87/10
IMDB: 8.0/10
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A visiting actress in Washington, D.C., notices dramatic and dangerous changes in the behavior and physical make-up of her 12-year-old…
Director: William Friedkin
Stars: Max von Sydow, Eileen Dietz, Linda Blair, Jason Miller, John Mahon

10). Frankenstein (1931)


Score: 7.94/10
IMDB: 7.9/10
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Henry Frankenstein is a doctor who is trying to discover a way to make the dead walk. He succeeds and…
Director: James Whale
Stars: Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Jack Curtis, William Dyer, Marilyn Harris

11). Bride of Frankenstein (1935)


Score: 6.06/10
IMDB: 7.9/10
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Dr. Frankenstein and his monster both turn out to be alive, not killed as previously believed. Dr. Frankenstein wants to…
Director: James Whale
Stars: Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Jack Curtis, Reginald Barlow, J. Gunnis Davis

12). King Kong (1933)


Score: 8.94/10
IMDB: 7.9/10
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Carl Denham needs to finish his movie and has the perfect location; Skull Island. But he still needs to find…
Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
Stars: Victor Wong, Tom Quinn, John Collins, Reginald Barlow, Walter Taylor

13). Night of the Living Dead (1968)


Score: 8.52/10
IMDB: 7.9/10
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Barbra and Johnny visit their father's grave in a remote cemetery when they are suddenly set upon by zombies. Barbra…
Director: George A. Romero
Stars: George A. Romero, Robert Harvey, Bill Cardille, Bill 'Chilly Billy' Cardille, Vincent D. Survinski

14). The Innocents (1961)


Score: 8.75/10
IMDB: 7.9/10
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In Victorian England, the uncle of orphaned niece Flora and nephew Miles hires Miss Giddens as governess to raise the…
Director: Jack Clayton
Stars: Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave, Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Martin Stephens

15). Freaks (1932)


Score: 8.65/10
IMDB: 7.9/10
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A circus trapeze artist, Cleopatra, takes an interest in Hans, a midget who works in the circus sideshow. Her interest…
Director: Tod Browning
Stars: Angelo Rossitto, Frances O'Connor, Roscoe Ates, Albert Conti, Olga Roderick

16). Shaun of the Dead (2004)


Score: 8.15/10
IMDB: 7.9/10
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Shaun doesn't have a very good day, so he decides to turn his life around by getting his ex to…
Director: Edgar Wright
Stars: Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy, Martin Freeman, Michael Smiley, Peter Serafinowicz

17). The Unknown (1927)


Score: 6.01/10
IMDB: 7.8/10
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Alonzo is an armless knife thrower and gun shooter for a circus---or so he appears. He is actually a criminal…
Director: Tod Browning
Stars: Louise Emmons, Joan Crawford, John George, Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry

18). Repulsion (1965)


Score: 8.45/10
IMDB: 7.8/10
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In London, Belgian immigrant Carol Ledoux shares an apartment with her older sister Helen, and works as a manicurist at…
Director: Roman Polanski
Stars: Aileen Lewis, Lewis Alexander, Hugh Futcher, Imogen Graham, Helen Fraser

19). Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)


Score: 8.93/10
IMDB: 7.8/10
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Dr. Miles Bennell returns to his small town practice to find several of his patients suffering the paranoid delusion that…
Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Kevin McCarthy, Robert Osterloh, Dabbs Greer, Carolyn Jones, Beatrice Maude

20). Evil Dead II (1987)


Score: 8.46/10
IMDB: 7.8/10
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Ashley Williams travels to a secluded cabin in the woods with his girlfriend Linda where they find a tape recording…
Director: Sam Raimi
Stars: Ted Raimi, Greg Nicotero, Bruce Campbell, Scott Spiegel, Sam Raimi

21). Wait Until Dark (1967)


Score: 8.47/10
IMDB: 7.8/10
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Susy was recently blinded and recently married. Susy's husband, Sam, is asked to hold a doll for a woman he…
Director: Terence Young
Stars: Alan Arkin, Gary Morgan, Bill Walters, Richard Crenna, Robby Benson

22). Halloween (1978)


Score: 8.98/10
IMDB: 7.8/10
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The year is 1963, the night: Halloween. Police are called to 43 Lampkin Ln. only to discover that 15 year…
Director: John Carpenter
Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, John Carpenter, P.J. Soles, Nancy Stephens

23). The Night Stalker (1972)


Score: 8.2/10
IMDB: 7.8/10
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Carl Kolchak is a newspaper reporter with an abrasive personality that has gotten him fired ten times from various big-city…
Director: John Llewellyn Moxey
Stars: Virginia Gregg, Elisha Cook Jr., Monty O'Grady, Carol Lynley, Simon Oakland

24). Predator (1987)


Score: 7.2/10
IMDB: 7.8/10
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A team of special force ops, led by a tough but fair soldier, Major "Dutch" Schaefer, are ordered to assist…
Director: John McTiernan
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Henry Kingi, Peter Cullen, Kevin Peter Hall

25). The Invisible Man (1933)


Score: 5.97/10
IMDB: 7.7/10
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Working in Dr. Cranley's laboratory, scientist Jack Griffin was always given the latitude to conduct some of his own experiments.…
Director: James Whale
Stars: Harry Stubbs, Claude Rains, Forrester Harvey, Dwight Frye, Ted Billings

26). Get Out (2017)


Score: 8.76/10
IMDB: 7.7/10
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Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parents for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family's…
Director: Jordan Peele
Stars: Stephen Root, Keegan-Michael Key, Caleb Landry Jones, Jack Teague, Geraldine Singer

27). Dead of Night (1945)


Score: 8.7/10
IMDB: 7.7/10
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Architect Walter Craig, seeking the possibility of some work at a country farmhouse, soon finds himself once again stuck in…
Directors: Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden …
Stars: Miles Malleson, Judy Kelly, Peggy Bryan, Allan Jeayes, Mervyn Johns

28). Peeping Tom (1960)


Score: 8.65/10
IMDB: 7.7/10
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Mark Lewis, works as a focus puller in a British film studio. On his off hours, he supplies a local…
Director: Michael Powell
Stars: Paddi Edwards, Miles Malleson, John Chappell, John Dunbar, Frank Singuineau

29). The Birds (1963)


Score: 8.67/10
IMDB: 7.7/10
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Melanie Daniels is the modern rich socialite, part of the jet-set who always gets what she wants. When lawyer Mitch…
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Veronica Cartwright, Alfred Hitchcock, Dal McKennon, Tippi Hedren, Lonny Chapman

30). Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)


Score: 8.5/10
IMDB: 7.7/10
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Based on the story by Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Henry Jekyll believes that there are two distinct sides to men…
Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Stars: Sam Harris, Eric Wilton, Pat Harmon, Boyd Irwin, Tempe Pigott

31). The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)


Score: 8.4/10
IMDB: 7.7/10
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Scott Carey and his wife Louise are sunning themselves on their cabin cruiser, the small craft adrift on a calm…
Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: William Schallert, Billy Curtis, Regis Parton, Charles Perry, Chet Brandenburg

32). Zombieland (2009)


Score: 7.65/10
IMDB: 7.7/10
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Searching for family. In the early twenty-first century, zombies have taken over America. A shy and inexperienced college student in…
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Stars: Abigail Breslin, Ernie Hudson, Amber Heard, Bill Murray, Ashley Lambert

33). The Night Strangler (1973)


Score: 8.15/10
IMDB: 7.7/10
Reporter Carl Kolchak is now in Seattle, Washington, trying to solve the mystery of several strangulations that recur every few…
Director: Dan Curtis
Stars: Virginia Peters, Bob Harks, George DiCenzo, Bill Clark, Simon Oakland

34). Santa Sangre (1989)


Score: 8.1/10
IMDB: 7.7/10
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A young man -- starving, nearly catatonic and barely responsive -- is confined in a sanitarium. He is taken on…
Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Stars: Brontis Jodorowsky, Joaquín García Vargas, Guy Stockwell, Teo Tapia, Héctor Ortega

35). Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)


Score: 7.37/10
IMDB: 7.7/10
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It is many thousand years in the future. Vampires once ruled the night but have seen their numbers reduced by…
Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Stars: John DiMaggio, Wendee Lee, John DeMita, Alex Fernandez, Ichirô Nagai

36). Night of the Demon (1957)


Score: 5.92/10
IMDB: 7.6/10
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Dr. John Holden ventures to London to attend a paranormal psychology symposium with the intention to expose devil cult leader…
Director: Jacques Tourneur
Stars: Peter Elliott, Rosamund Greenwood, Niall MacGinnis, John Harvey, Charles Lloyd Pack

37). What We Do in the Shadows (2014)


Score: 7.12/10
IMDB: 7.6/10
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Follow the lives of Viago (Taika Waititi), Deacon (Jonathan Brugh), and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement) - three flatmates who are just…
Directors: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi
Stars: Ben Fransham, Adolf Hitler, Aaron Jackson, Christopher Winchester, Simon McArthur

38). A Quiet Place (2018)


Score: 8.43/10
IMDB: 7.6/10
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Two parents do what it takes to keep their children safe in a world full of creatures hunting every sound…
Director: John Krasinski
Stars: Emily Blunt, Doris McCarthy, Rhoda Pell, Leon Russom, John Krasinski

39). Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)


Score: 6.93/10
IMDB: 7.6/10
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Jonathan Harker is sent away to Count Dracula's castle to sell him a house in Wismar where Jonathan lives. But…
Director: Werner Herzog
Stars: Dan van Husen, Klaus Kinski, Werner Herzog, Attila Árpa, Attila C. Arpa

40). Dracula (1931)


Score: 8.35/10
IMDB: 7.6/10
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After a harrowing ride through the Carpathian mountains in eastern Europe, Renfield enters castle Dracula to finalize the transferral of…
Director: Tod Browning
Stars: Bela Lugosi, Edward Van Sloan, Dwight Frye, Moon Carroll, Geraldine Dvorak

41). The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)


Score: 8.35/10
IMDB: 7.6/10
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In 1886, in the Victorian London, the corrupt Lord Henry Wotton meets the pure Dorian Gray posing for talented painter…
Director: Albert Lewin
Stars: Angelo Rossitto, Will Patton, Sam Harris, Angela Lansbury, Tom Costello

42). The Wicker Man (1973)


Score: 8.43/10
IMDB: 7.6/10
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On Sunday, April 29, 1973, Sergeant Neil Howie with the West Highland Constabulary flies solo to Summerisle off the coast…
Director: Robin Hardy
Stars: Christopher Lee, John Hallam, Jennifer Martin, Roy Boyd, Aubrey Morris

43). Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)


Score: 8.2/10
IMDB: 7.6/10
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The world of freight handlers Wilbur Grey and Chick Young is turned upside down when the remains of Frankenstein's monster…
Director: Charles Barton
Stars: Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price, Lon Chaney Jr., Charles Bradstreet, George Barton

44). An American Werewolf in London (1981)


Score: 7.65/10
IMDB: 7.6/10
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Two American college students are on a walking tour of Britain and are attacked by a werewolf. One is killed,…
Director: John Landis
Stars: Frank Oz, John Landis, Harry Fielder, Jenny Agutter, David Schofield

45). The Haunting (1963)


Score: 7.9/10
IMDB: 7.6/10
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Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid…
Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Paul Maxwell, Richard Johnson, Julie Harris, Howard Lang, Verina Greenlaw

46). 28 Days Later... (2002)


Score: 7.91/10
IMDB: 7.6/10
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Animal activists invade a laboratory with the intention of releasing chimpanzees that are undergoing experimentation, infected by a virus -a…
Director: Danny Boyle
Stars: Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Paul Kasey, Leo Bill, Noah Huntley

47). Upgrade (2018)


Score: 7.67/10
IMDB: 7.6/10
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Director/writer Leigh Whannell presents a vision of a Utopian future where technology is supremely ubiquitous. In that future, technophobe Grey…
Director: Leigh Whannell
Stars: Christopher Kirby, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael M. Foster, Betty Gabriel, Arthur Angel

48). The Omen (1976)


Score: 7.65/10
IMDB: 7.6/10
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Robert and Katherine Thorn seem to have it all. They are happily married and he is the US Ambassador to…
Director: Richard Donner
Stars: David Warner, Michael Byrne, Burnell Tucker, Bill Reimbold, Nicholas Campbell

49). Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)


Score: 7.68/10
IMDB: 7.6/10
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Two lovable hillbillies are headed to their "fixer-upper" vacation cabin to drink some beer, do some fishin', and have a…
Director: Eli Craig
Stars: Chelan Simmons, Jesse Moss, Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden

50). The Others (2001)


Score: 7.85/10
IMDB: 7.6/10
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A woman named Grace retires with her two children to a mansion on Jersey, towards the end of the Second…
Directors: Alejandro Amenábar, Alejandro Amenábar
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Fionnula Flanagan, Christopher Eccleston, Elaine Cassidy, Michelle Fairley

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