Movies have long offered a different form of escape for us. It takes us to places we never imagined and lets us see things we probably never will experience. That is why we all love to go to the movies. Scary movies, in particular, are something that we often watch to give ourselves a good thrill and to feed our imaginations. We always want a good scare and a lot of scary films are released every year. Listed below are famous scary movies that will definitely keep you up all night.
10. The Hills Have Eyes
The Hills Have Eyes is a remake of the original 1977 film of the same title. The movie is about a couple traveling for their anniversary together with the rest of the family. The supposed happy road trip turns into a nightmare as they are stuck and stranded into an empty wasteland. They soon learn the place is not really empty but filled with flesh-eating mutants. The film was initially given an NC-17 rating but was changed to an R rating.
9. The Haunting in Connecticut
The Haunting in Connecticut is a horror film released in 2009. It is about a family that moves into a new home so they will be close to the hospital where their son is being treated for cancer. As soon as they moved into the new house, strange things begin happening. These paranormal happenings threaten the lives of everyone in the family. There have been claims that the film is based on a true story.
8. The Girl Next Door
The Girl Next Door is a 2007 movie about two girls sent to their aunt and cousins after the death of their parents. The two girls are then abused by their aunt and their cousins. Soon enough all the boys in the neighborhood are given free access into the house and abuse the girls too. The Girl Next Door is a very disturbing film of torture and murder that will surely shock you with its theme and violence.
7. The Conjuring
The Conjuring is a movie following a couple moving into a house in Rhode Island with their children. Paranormal activities soon occur in the house and the couple invited two paranormal experts to check on the house. The horrifying history of the house is then revealed. This terrifying movie is a success both critically and in the box office, earning more than $300 million worldwide. A sequel is already planned for release.
6. The Blob
The Blob is a 1988 horror movie. It started when three students find an odd organism in the water that dissolves anything in its path. The substance then grows and feeds on the flesh of the townspeople. This is a very scary movie about how quickly the organism spreads and could serve as a metaphor for the pandemics that we experience today.
Jaws is a 1975 movie about a man-eating shark that threatens a resort town. A hunt for the shark soon begins which turns into a battle between man and nature. Jaws has become an iconic film and has become a model for future blockbuster releases. The movie is praised for its use of music and score to achieve an ominous effect.
4. Open Water
Open Water is a 2003 movie about a couple going on a tropical vacation. They went with a scuba-diving group and decided to go deeper. The boat then heads off after a wrong headcount reveals they are complete. The couple are left behind and discover that they are in shark-infested waters. Open Water is a terrifying movie that will leave the audience dreading on the fate of the couple. With a budget of $500,000, the movie has went on to earn more than $50 million.
3. The Amityville Horror
The Amityville Horror is a movie about the strange things that happen at a house in Amityville, New York, after a couple moved into it. The house was actually the scene of a murder by Ronald DeFeo, Jr. of his six other family members in 1974. The Amityville house still stands today and has been the residence of different families since.
2. A Nightmare on Elm Street
A Nightmare on Elm Street is a slasher thriller following Freddy Krueger, a mangler that stalks and kills teenagers in their dreams and then kills them in reality. The movie was a great success, getting back its modest budget in just a week of showing and earning more.
1. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a 1974 classic about Leatherface, a crazed killer that uses a chainsaw to torment his prey. The film quickly received an R rating and was even banned in other countries due to its extreme violence. It did well in the box office and is now considered one of the best horror movies of all time.