Top 10 Classic Scary Movies You Should Have Already Seen
10. Silence of the lambs (1991 Director Joanthan Demm)
Staring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. Hannibal Lector (Hopkins) is a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Clarice Starling ( Foster) Goes to talk with Dr. Lector in hopes that it will help her catch another serial killer at large. It has suspense as well as some gore. A classic know for the most famous line “Hello Clarice”
9. Poltergeist (1982 Director Tobe Hooper)
A California family experience unsettling happenings in their home. Ghosts communicate with the youngest of the house Carol Ann through a television set. Though initially the ghost were thought friendly the spirits turn unexpectedly menacing. Carol Ann goes missing and her parents have to turn to an exorcist and a parapsychologist for help. This was one of my favorites growing up and to this day. makes me aware of where and “what” my home is built on when I finally decided to make that purchase.
8.Friday the 13th
No doubt a Halloween classic but also a scare in real life. Everyone dreads friday the 13th and is deemed a day of ultimate bad luck. This movie is about Jason Voorhess, who drown as a boy at camp crystal lake due to the “negligence” of camp counselors and the camp closes. Jason’s mother get word of the camp reopening and murders all but one person at the camp. The last camp counselor standing kills Jason’s mother. This is when Jason is reviled to be alive and fully grown. He kills the last counselor and returns to crystal lake and guards it from all intruders wearing the infamous hockey mask he is known for. Definitely worth adding to your classic list.
7 Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974 Tobe Hooper)
I’m sure you heard of this one and I’m sure you’ve heard it’s based on a true story which is not quite as true as you’ve heard. The movie is completely fictional! Promoters stated the movie was a true store to help boost sales. The only thing true about this movies is that the main character Leather face and some other minor details were based on the real life murders committed by Ed Gein. The movie was outright banned in several countries. The movie is basically about a group of friends that fall victim to a family of cannibals who are experts a dismembering their victims. The chainsaw was one of the main tools used. If you love gore this one is for you!
6.The Shinning (1980 Director Stanley Kubrick)
Staring Jack Nicholson, he plays Jack Torrance who is a writer who becomes the winter caretaker of an isolated hotel in Colorado. With his wife and son (who is plagues with physic premonitions) in tow he decides to take the job in hope of helping his writers block. His sons visions become drastically worse and Jack soon finds out the hotels secret and slowly but surely jack turns in to a homicidal maniac hell-bent on causing harm to his family. The movie is a bit long but if you have plenty of free time this is a must see classic!
5. Night of The living Dead (1968 George A. Romero)
One of my black and white favorites. This film has been selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry, as a film deemed, “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” This movie is about the dead rising from the grave and a desperate group of individuals hiding in an abandon farm-house. As tension begins to rise among the group, the living dead start to find their way inside the house. I must say as an adult I still feel a little weird watch this at night!
4. Psycho (1960 Director Alfred Hitchcock)
After Marion Crane Steals 40k from her employer (in order to run away with her beau Sam Loomis) she is on the run. After traveling for hours she becomes exhausted and needs to stop. She stops for the night at the Bates Motel and meets the “friendly” owner by the name of Norman Bates who is having issues with he mother. This movie has a plot twist that you definitely won’t see coming. This movie is a thriller that may also provide an unintentional laugh at the end.
3. A Nightmare On Elem Street (1984 Wes Craven)
An Undeniable 80’s classic. (Johnny Depp is one of the stars in this movie.) A Group of teens are haunted in their dreams by a disfigured man by the name of Freddy Krueger. It seems as though someone knows more about what is going on than what they are willing to admit. If Freddy kills you in your sleep you in fact die in real life. If you don’t think this is scary something must be seriously wrong.
2. Halloween (1978 Director: John Carpenter)
Everyone Know Michael Meyers! EVERYONE! and If you don’t I feel terrible for you! Michael Myers murdered his 17-year-old sister at the age of 6 on Halloween night. He was shipped off to an institution and locked up for 15 years. On October 30th, while being transferred for a court date 21-year-old Michael escapes, steals a car and returns to his quite home town in search if his next victim. Jamie lee Curtis is one of the main characters in this movie.
1.The Exorcist (1973 Director: William Friedkin)
One of the most profitable horror movie ever made! This movie was actually based on a true story. I must admit that i myself have never actually seen this movie……. I have heard so many horror stories behind this movie that I REFUSE to ever watch it. If you think you’re hard enough to watch this bad boy classic you deserve a metal! Although I have never seen this I do know that the movie is about the demonic possession of a little girl and the sadistic and sick things she does while being possessed. Watch it if you dare!!
If you have any classic scary movies you think I should check out feel free to comment below!!