Have you ever watched a horror film until you felt so scared? Or even dreamt being chase by ghosts? Then what makes the film so creepy? Is it because of the ghost? Or is it because of the amount of blood that spills all over the cinema screen?
I’m sure you’re familiar with horror films or films with the scary ghost on it. Well…then again, Who doesn’t like horror movies? I’m sure a lot of people like horror movies, well … except for those who have phobias with ghosts or something sadistic or perhaps blood.
So, here some of the horror films that are considered as the scariest horror films, but this list is only for western horror films … if you are looking for an Indonesian horror films or Thailand horror films, you won’t find it in here.
The Exorcist (1973)
” The Exorcist ” is a horror film that was released in 1973. And won 2 Oscars. The film tells the story of a young mother who summoned exorcists to help her daughter who was possessed by an evil spirit. One magazine in the United States even considers that “The Exorcist” is the scariest film of all time. Reportedly, at the time of the film’s premiere, many audiences were fainted and vomited because the scenes in the film were very scary. So? Are you interested in watching “The Exorcist”? Well…you should.
The Conjuring (2013)
This film is still fresh, fresh in here means that this film is made with a modern touch, although still relatively new, the film has a background in the 70s. This film is based on the real life story, follow two paranormals, Ed and Lorraine Warren who are investigating a haunted house. This film was directed by James Wan. This film is also very popular in the market, one of the factors is the story in the film that is depicted is very scary, although not many ghosts that were flying around, but the supernatural terror presented in this film is able to make us sitting at the edge of our seat. This film was able to produced several spin offs such as “Annabelle” which was released in 2014 and “The Nun” which was released this year. And also a sequel that was released in 2016.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
At its release in 1974, the film was called a controversial film, not because it fills with ghosts, but because many people who conceived this film were too sadistic. Because of it, this film was banned in some countries. The director, Toby Hooper even explained that this film was made based on a true story. The film tells the story of siblings and their friends who want to visit the graves of his grandfather, but unlucky, on the way, they meet a family of murderers and human flesh eaters.
A Nightmare On Elm Street ( 1984)
This film has become one of my favorite films. Directed by Wes Craven, the film tells the story of Freddy Kruger, who tried to avenge his death, by killing them in their sleep. This film manage to made the audience horrified, the film was classified as sadistic, and of course this film made the audience afraid to sleep. Don’t call yourself a horror junkie, if you have never watched this movie.
This is my all-time favorite film, the director, Alfred Hitchcock, even referred to as the “Father of Slahser Films” or the pioneer of slasher films. “Psycho” itself tells the story of an employee who ran away with customer’s money, $ 40,000 dollars. Until one night she decided to stay at a motel run by young men who have a mental disorder. The film itself was very controversial in its time, during the screening, many criticized the film because in one scene, many considered it too sadistic and not humanitarian, but later, many people praised this film, especially the twist ending of this film. If you like horror movies, you must watch this movie. Oh yeah, this film is still black and white, so for those of you who are afraid of blood, don’t worry, you won’t see it anyway.
This film is one of the films that must be watched during Halloween, just like the title, this film is a Halloween theme. Directed by John Carpenter, this film tells Michael Myers, a boy who slaughtered his sister on Halloween night, escaped from a mental hospital and re-spread threats on Halloween night.
The Ring (2002)
This film is a remake of a Japanese film entitled ” Ringu ” which was released in 1998. Then made the American version with beautiful actress Naomi Watts as the lead and released in 2002. The film tells us about a journalist who has to solve the mystery of a videotape that spread terror and threatens many people. This film is quite successful. It doesn’t need a lot of blood or ghosts to scare the audience, just by using disturbing pictures, this film will sure give you chills.
The Sixth Sense (1998)
“The Sixth Sense” is a supernatural horror film that gained success from both criticism and financial, the film was directed by M. Night Shyamalan . Tell the story of a child who has the ability to see people who have died. Even this film managed to enter as an Oscar nomination, one of them as the best picture. There are many factors that make this film very scary, one of them is accompaniment and jump scare music, which will certainly make the audience gasped. And of course the jaw-dropping twist at the end of the film. Try watching this movie, I suggest watching it in the middle of the night, you will definitely be scared.
The Evil Dead (1981)
This film is the first original horror film made by Sam Raimi (director of Spider-man trilogy). The film tells of five friends who stayed in a cabin in the middle of the wood, without realizing it, they released something evil. This film gained a success and produced a sequel, the film itself was classified as spooky because at the time of its released, this film was considered the scariest film. Many factors make this film considered scary, such as a devil’s book, a living tree, and a lot of blood that fills the cinema screen. If you are afraid with blood, I suggest you don’t need to watch this movie.
Maybe many people will categorize this film as a drama or adventure genre, but seeing the impact of this film, I label this film as a horror film. Why is that? This film is centered on the terror carried out by killer shark … yup, who would have thought that sharks had a tremendous impact on terror. In its released in 1975, the film was able to make a lot of people traumatized in the water, afraid of beach, afraid that they will get attacked by shark. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film tells local residents attempt to stop the killer sharks before they eat more casualties.