The wonders of seeing the unknown have always been the lure of movies, the attraction of the paranormal scenes, the pleasure of seeing the unseen has always been charming for horror movies fans.
Horror films that draw you into nightmarish worlds rattle your bones for a few hours and spit you out on the other side to process the physical and emotional terrors.
here is a list of timeless horror movies that you won’t mind watching hundred of times
1. The Shining 1980
A family heads to an isolated hotel for winter, where a sinister presence influences the father into violence; simultaneously, his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future. It’s a unique, suspenseful, psychological horror that takes your breath away with its long suspected scenes that makes you unsure, wondering a thousand times: what’s going on? and what will happen next?
2. The Others 2001
A woman who lives in her darkened old family house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that the home is haunted.
It is a horror mystery thriller that flips your head and keeps you stuck in front of the screen, wondering and assuming for an hour and 44 minutes, throwing you to a surprising unbelievable end.
3. The Blair Witch Project 1999
Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.
It is an extraordinary film about the fictional backstory that haunts its characters. It’s the sort of film that gets its best effects by creeping up on you unawares and whispering scary things in the dark.
4. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3:Dream Warriors 1987
A psychiatrist familiar with knife-wielding dream demon Freddy Krueger helps teens at a mental hospital battle the killer invading their dreams.
It offers an imaginative and surprisingly satisfying rebound for a franchise already succumbing to sequelitis.
5. The Ring 2002
A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape that seems to cause the death of anyone one week to the day after they view it.
The Ring gets under your skin with little gore and many creepy visuals, thanks to director Gore Verbinski’s haunting sense of atmosphere and vibrant performance from Naomi Watts. The Ring was a phenomenon when it came out 20 years ago. It set off a wave of J-horror remakes, rekindled the supernatural monster movie, and gave audiences one of the best shock endings of all time. But in the “prestige horror” era, it offers a warning about the temptations and responsibilities of sharing.\
6. Wes Craven’s NewNightmare 1994
A demonic force has chosen Freddy Krueger as its portal to the real world. Can Heather Langenkamp play the part of Nancy one last time and trap the evil trying to enter our world.
It adds an unexpectedly satisfying – not to mention intelligent – meta layer to a horror franchise that had long since lost its way.
7. Scream 1996
A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.
It is sly, witty, and surprisingly effective as a slasher film itself, it keeps wondering who’s the murderer ? from the very first killing scene to the last one, and it will keep you in tension during watching.
8. Paranormal Activity 2007
After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.
Paranormal Activity turns a simple haunted house story into 90 minutes of relentless suspense, and it will give you the chills.
9. House on Haunted Hill 1959
A millionaire offers $10,000 to five people who agree to be locked in a large, spooky, rented house overnight with him and his wife.
Campy by modern standards but spooky and atmospheric, House on Haunted Hill is a fun, well-executed cult classic featuring a memorable performance from genre icon Vincent Price.
Producer and director Castle was known for adding extra “special effects” to his B-film productions. Among these were buzzers hidden beneath moviegoers’ seats and a countdown clock reporting the time that remained for viewers to exit the theatre before viewing the frightening climax of the film.
Castle’s gimmick for House on Haunted Hill was “Emergo,” a fake skeleton that flew over the audience on a wire at a critical moment during the film, engendering as many laughs from the audience as screams of fright.
10. The Exorcist 1973
The Exorcist rides its supernatural theme to magical effect, with remarkable special effects and an eerie atmosphere. When a mysterious entity possesses a 12-year-old girl, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her. It is one of the most horrifying movies ever made.
Watch it right: Watching a horror movie should be at night.