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 and fans. We hope you enjoy the 500 movies in our list of the best horror movies ever.

1). Psycho (1960)

Score: 9.2/10 IMDB: 8.5/10 Trailer Review
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 Trailer Review
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 Trailer Review
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 Trailer Review
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 Trailer
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 Trailer Review
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 Trailer Review
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 Trailer Review
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 Trailer Review
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 Trailer Review
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 Trailer
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, Marilyn Harris

12). King Kong (1933)

Score: 8.94/10 IMDB: 7.9/10 Trailer Review
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, Joe Dill

13). Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Score: 8.52/10 IMDB: 7.9/10 Trailer Review
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 Trailer
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 Trailer
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 Trailer Review
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 Trailer
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 Trailer
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, Helen Fraser, Imogen Graham

19). Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Score: 8.93/10 IMDB: 7.8/10 Trailer
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 Trailer Review
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 Trailer
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 Trailer Review
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 Trailer
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). Midsommar (2019)

Score: 5/10 IMDB: 7.8/10 Trailer
A young American couple, played by Florence Pugh and Jack Reynor, fly to a rural town in Sweden for a…
Director: Ari Aster
Stars: Will Poulter, Jack Reynor, Björn Andrésen, Anki Larsson, Balázs Megyeri

25). Predator (1987)

Score: 7.2/10 IMDB: 7.8/10 Trailer Review
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

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