If you have just started your foray into horror films then there are few better places to start than with our our Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time. Perhaps you are an esteemed horror fanatic possessing encyclopedic expertise? Then this is your chance to prove your mettle and ensure none of the best horror films ever made have escaped your grasp. Or maybe you are a little more seasoned when it comes to macabre motion pictures. Then this list will help you fill in the gaps in your horror knowledge by pointing you in the direction of the finest titles available in the genre.
Over the last 100 years the horror genre has produced a plethora of movies that diverge in quality perhaps more than any other genre in cinema. This has often led to horror movies never quite getting the credence they deserve and, appropriately, the genre can sometimes be rejected like some kind of monster or freak by its peers.
But as is often the case with the shunned, horror movies can be misunderstood. Below the visceral thrills and terrifying chills that qualify a horror movie, there can sometimes lie powerful analogies and profound explorations of the darkest realms of the human condition. Or, they can just be bloody good fun: rollercoasters of frights and fears that provide a brief cathartic escape from our otherwise safe and boring lives. And it is these shining examples of horror movies than we have painstakingly compiled into our Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time.
But don’t just take our word for it, our list can be re-ordered to be the Top 100 Horror Movies ranked by IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic, and Amazon. So, if you are looking to put together a shopping list for essential titles to complete your horror movie collection then our Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time provides you with a definitive reference point.
Our extensively researched list provides an all-encompassing overview of the horror genre, from creepy chillers to traumatic terrors, and are ranked by their importance, influence, and quality. However, if you are looking for more specific areas of horror, we have also broken down the horror genre into five key categories: Gore, Scares, Nudity, Fear, and Trauma. We have provided each of these sub-categories with their own equally categorical Top 20’s so you can find the best horror movies that suit your taste more easily.
If you don't agree with our entries then make your opinion known by rating the films within our unique sub-categories that give you the clearest idea on the web of a horror movie’s content and quality. So, please feel free to peruse and enjoy our Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time at your own pleasure or terror. How many of these movies have you seen and how many more will you dare to see?
Top 100 Horror Movies
Come and See
Released: 17 Oct 1985 |
Director: Elem Klimov
After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet Army and experiences the horrors of World War II.
Released: 09 Jul 1982 |
Director: Goran Markovic
This is a true story of the famous Variola epidemic outbreak in Belgrade.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Released: 03 Nov 2017 |
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
A teenager's attempts to bring a brilliant surgeon into his dysfunctional family take an unexpected turn.