The Seven Best Horror Movies of All Time
Any ranking of films is bound to be subjective and provoke disagreement,
but not this one. Here it is, ladies and gentlemen: the seven absolute,
unquestionable, objectively unassailable seven best horror movies of all
At number seven we have a classic film, James Whale’s 1935 “Bride of
Frankenstein.” This is not only one of the best horror movies ever made,
it’s one of the best films ever made. It combines horror with pathos in a
most disturbing way, making us wonder – is the monster we fear really…
Number six in the ranking of the best horror movies ever is 1982’s
“Poltergeist,” directed by Tobe Hooper. “Poltergeist” is often overlooked
as a genuine innovator in the horror genre, but it should be acknowledged
for taking dull, whitewashed suburbia and transforming it into a place of
utter and intense horror.
The fifth best horror film is Alfred Hitcock’s “Psycho,” released in
1960. It may not be terrifying by today’s standards, but this film will
always be a standout among the best horror movies for several reasons.
For one, it contains the infamous shower scene, and for another, it ends
with one of the most horrifying and memorable twists in cinema history.
Our fourth top horror film is 1956’s “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.”
This makes the list of best horror movies because it, ahem, embodies the
dreadful theme of corporeal invasion as no other film ever has.
Next, comes “Night of the Living Dead,” directed by George Romero and
released in 1968. This film gets ranked number three on our list of best
horror movies of all time, because it is the template for pretty much
every zombie movie ever made, and because it is still damn creepy to
watch to this day.
At number two, the second best horror movie ever is “Alien,” from 1980.
“Alien” actually melds two genres, horror and science fiction. But it
also combines the body invasion horror of “Body Snatchers,” the alone-in-
the-dark scariness of “Psycho,” and the grotesque monster terror of,
well, every monster movie ever made. It all adds up to one of the
scariest, most suspenseful and spine-chilling, and flat-out best horror
Finally, we have the number one, unconditional, supreme, best horror
movie ever made. I’m sure some amateur horror movie enthusiasts will
disagree, but this is not fluffy opinion; it’s cold, hard fact. “The
Exorcist” is the scariest movie of all time. Of all the best horror
movies, it is the most frightening, the most nightmarish, and yet the
closest to home. It exploits our fear of the most invasive and impossible
to fight force in the universe: pure, unadulterated evil. That makes “the
Exorcist” the absolute best out of all the best horror movies ever made.