The Exorcist rides its supernatural theme to magical effect, with remarkable special effects and an eerie atmosphere, resulting in one of the scariest films of all time. With great performances and creepy moments, The Exorcist is a classic.

1. THE EXORCIST (1973)

One of the finest films ever made and the greatest horror film of all time features dark, twisted and thrilling storytelling and masterful direction from the master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock, Psycho is now a legendary film

2. PSYCHO (1960)

A frightening tale of Satanism and pregnancy that is even more disturbing than it sounds thanks to convincing and committed performances by Mia Farrow and Ruth Gordon that results in one of the finest horror movies of all time that features excellent direction and cinematography.


A truly terrifying piece of film making that has beautiful cinematography and documentary-style camera work filled with disturbing imagery that creates non stop suspense, The Texas Chainsaw drenches the Texan dessert in blood in a terrifying exploration of cannibalism and isolation.


Though it deviates from Stephen King's novel, Stanley Kubrick's The Shining is a chilling, often baroque journey into madness -- exemplified by an unforgettable turn from Jack Nicholson. With excellent direction from Stanley Kubrick and iconic scenes, The Shining is terrifying.

5.THE SHINING (1980)

Compelling, well-crafted storytelling and a judicious sense of terror ensure Steven Spielberg's Jaws has remained a benchmark in the art of delivering modern blockbuster thrills. Jaws is terrifying and one of the greatest films ever made.

6. JAWS (1975)

Scary, suspenseful, and viscerally thrilling, Halloween set the standard for modern horror films. Halloween revolutionized the horror genre and made an icon of Micheal Myers in one of the most terrifying movies ever made.

7. HALLOWEEN  (1978)

As thought-provoking as it is visually compelling, The Witch delivers a deeply unsettling exercise in slow-building horror that suggests great things for debuting writer-director Robert Eggers. Wit excellent cinematography and twisted and creatively dark storytelling.

8. THE WITCH (2015)

Don't Look Now patiently builds suspense with haunting imagery and a chilling score -- causing viewers to feel Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie's grief deep within. Filled with emotion and terrific performances and twisted storytelling.

9. DON'T LOOK NOW (1973)

A modern classic, Alien blends science fiction, horror and bleak poetry into a seamless whole. With claustrophobic thrills and chills and an empowering performance from Sigourney Weaver, Alien is a horror classic.

10. ALIEN (1979)