Top 10 Scariest Horror Movies of All Time

Out of hundreds, there are only 10 best horror movies that stand out

The Exorcist (1973)
This film is over 50 years old and remains one of the scariest of all time.

Are you a fan of horror movies? Then you should check out our list of the top ten horror films of all time. You will undoubtedly be terrified. Below is the most terrifying list.

Here are the Top 10 Scariest Movies of All Time

    1. A Quiet Place (2018)

      A Quiet Place (2018)

      They will pursue you if they hear you. To avoid mysterious creatures that hunt by sound, a family must live in silence. Evelyn and Lee are determined to protect their children while desperately searching for a way to fight back, knowing that even the smallest whisper or footstep can result in death.

    2. Saw (2004)

      Saw (2004)

      While chained to pipes at either end of a filthy bathroom, photographer Adam Stanheight (Leigh Whannell) and oncologist Lawrence Gordon (Cary Elwes) regain consciousness. Flashbacks reveal the fates of his previous victims as the two men realize they’ve been trapped by a sadistic serial killer nicknamed “Jigsaw” and must complete his perverse puzzle to survive. Meanwhile, Dr. Gordon’s wife (Monica Potter) and young daughter (Makenzie Vega) are forced to watch his torturous treatment via closed-circuit video.

    3. Scream (1996)

      Scream (1996)

      With this modern horror classic, Wes Craven re-invented and revitalized the slasher-horror genre, which manages to be funny, clever, and scary as a fright-masked knife maniac stalks high-school students in middle-class suburbia. As the body count rises, Craven is happy to provide both tension and self-parody – but the victims aren’t always the ones you’d expect.

    4. The Ring (2002)

      The Ring (2002)

      It appears to be just another urban legend: a videotape containing terrifying images leads to a phone call foretelling the viewer’s death in exactly seven days. Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts), a newspaper reporter, is skeptical of the story until four teenagers all die mysteriously one week after watching exactly such a tape. Allowing her investigative curiosity to get the better of her, Rachel tracks down the video and watches it. Now she has just seven days to unravel the mystery.

    5. The Conjuring (2013)

      The Conjuring (2013)

      Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) and Ed (Patrick Wilson) Warren are summoned to the home of Carolyn (Lili Taylor) and Roger (Ron Livingston) Perron in 1970. The Perrons and their five daughters have recently moved into a remote farmhouse where a supernatural presence has manifested itself. Though the manifestations are relatively benign at first, events soon escalate in horrifying fashion, especially after the Warrens discover the house’s macabre history.

    6. Interview with the Vampire (1994)

      Interview with the Vampire (1994)

      Louis, an 18th-century lord, is now a bicentennial vampire, telling his story to an eager biographer. Suicidal after the death of his family, he meets Lestat, a vampire who convinces him to choose immortality over death and become his companion. Eventually, gentle Louis resolves to leave his violent maker, but Lestat guilts him into staying by turning a young girl, whose addition to the “family” causes even more conflict.

    7. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

      The Blair Witch Project (1999)

      The story is told through found video footage of three film students (Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, and Michael C. Williams) who travel to a small town to gather documentary footage about the Blair Witch, a legendary local murderer. Over the course of several days, the students interview locals and gather evidence to back up the story’s veracity. However, the project takes a terrifying turn when the students become disoriented in the woods and begin hearing horrifying noises.

    8. It (2017)

      It (2017)

      Seven young outcasts in Derry, Maine, are about to face their worst nightmare: an ancient, shape-shifting evil that emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on the town’s children. Over the course of one terrifying summer, the friends must overcome their personal fears in order to battle the murderous, bloodthirsty clown known as Pennywise.

    9. The Sixth Sense (1999)

      The Sixth Sense (1999)

      Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment), a young man, is haunted by a dark secret: he is visited by ghosts. Cole is terrified of visits from those with unresolved issues who appear from the shadows. He is too afraid to tell anyone about his anguish, except child psychologist Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis). As Dr. Crowe tries to uncover the truth about Cole’s supernatural abilities, the consequences for the client and therapist are a jolt that awakens them both to something unexplainable.

    10. The Exorcist (1973)

      The Exorcist (1973)

      This story of an exorcism is loosely based on actual events and is one of the most profitable horror films ever made. When young Regan (Linda Blair) begins acting strangely – levitating, speaking in tongues – her worried mother (Ellen Burstyn) seeks medical attention, only to come up empty-handed. However, a local priest (Jason Miller) believes the girl has been possessed by the devil. The priest makes a request to perform an exorcism, and the church sends in an expert (Max von Sydow) to help with the difficult job.


The Exorcist received 10 Academy Award nominations and won two in 1974: Best Screenplay and Best Sound. This film, which is nearly 50 years old and still continues to terrify audiences. Indeed, out of a list of 101 films, IMDb rated it the scariest movie ever made in 2013. This movie has a box office value of $441.3 million. Without a doubt, this is the scariest film ever made.

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