Listing of the Best Horror Movies of All Time. All kinds of terrifying movies are represented below, including thrillers, slashers, gore, psychological horror films and much more. These are generally all of the best horror movies. This isn’t necessarily a list of all horror movies, but it does contain all the ones worth watching. This is also the best horror movies on Netflix.

Best Horror Movies of All Time

The Shining, 1980 1. The Shining, 1980
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Jack and his family move into an isolated hotel with a violent past. Living in isolation, Jack begins to lose his sanity, which affects his family members. The Shining is the all time best horror movies
The Exorcist, 1973 2. The Exorcist, 1973
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An actress notices dangerous changes in the behavior and physical make-up of her 12-year-old daughter. Meanwhile, a young priest begins to doubt his faith while dealing with his mother’s sickness.The Exorcist is one of the best horror movie of all timeĀ of all time
The Silence of the Lambs, 1991 3. The Silence of the Lambs, 1991
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Clarice Starling, an FBI agent, seeks help from Hannibal Lecter, a psychopathic serial killer and former psychiatrist, in order to apprehend another serial killer who has been claiming female victims. The Silence of the Lambs is the best horror movies all time
Halloween, 1978 4. Halloween, 1978
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On a cold Halloween night in 1963, six year old Michael Myers brutally murdered his 17-year-old sister, Judith. He was sentenced and locked away for 15 years. But on October 30, 1978, while being transferred for a court date, a 21-year-old Michael Myers steals a car and escapes Smith’s Grove. He returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, where he looks for his next victims. Halloween is the best horror movies of all time
Alien, 1979 5. Alien, 1979
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The crew of a commercial spacecraft finds itself in danger when they discover a signal from an alien spacecraft. To their horror, they are attacked by an alien creature.
A Nightmare on Elm Street, 1984 6. A Nightmare on Elm Street, 1984
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A young girl realises that she has to stay awake at any cost to avoid the psychotic killer who is butchering her friends one by one in their dreams. A Nightmare on Elm Street is the best scary movies all time
Psycho, 1960 7. Psycho, 1960
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After stealing money, Marion spends the night at Bates Motel, owned by Norman who has severe issues with his mother. Soon, her lover and sister visit the motel as they hear news of her disappearance.
Jaws, 1975 8. Jaws, 1975
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A police chief, a marine scientist and a fisherman spring into action after a white shark terrorises the inhabitants of Amity, a quiet island.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, 1974 9. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, 1974
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Sally, Franklin and their three friends run out of gas while driving to their grandfather’s house. One by one they are tormented and killed by a chainsaw-wielding killer and his psychopathic family.
The Thing, 1982 10. The Thing, 1982
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In remote Antarctica, a group of American research scientists are disturbed at their base camp by a helicopter shooting at a sled dog. When they take in the dog, it brutally attacks both human beings and canines in the camp and they discover that the beast can assume the shape of its victims. A resourceful helicopter pilot (Kurt Russell) and the camp doctor (Richard Dysart) lead the camp crew in a desperate, gory battle against the vicious creature before it picks them all off, one by one.
Poltergeist, 1982 11. Poltergeist, 1982
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A dream home becomes the house from hell as evil spirits rise up to possess the soul of an innocent child.
Friday the 13th, 1980 12. Friday the 13th, 1980
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A group of counsellors are brutally killed one by one at a summer camp held at the Camp Crystal Lake, when the entrepreneur Steve Christie reopens the site, which was shut for years.Friday the 13th is the all time the best horror movies ever
Carrie, 1976 13. Carrie, 1976
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On the day of her prom night, seventeen-year-old Carrie discovers that she possesses telekinetic powers. She puts her powers to use when she is humiliated after a prank.
Night of the Living Dead, 1968 14. Night of the Living Dead, 1968
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The radiation from a fallen satellite causes the recently deceased to rise from the grave and seek the living to use as food.
It, 1990 15. It, 1990
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Seven friends engage in a struggle with the demon they first encountered 30 years earlier in their Maine hometown. From the Stephen King book.
The Evil Dead, 1981 16. The Evil Dead, 1981
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Ashley “Ash” Williams (Bruce Campbell), his girlfriend and three pals hike into the woods to a cabin for a fun night away. There they find an old book, the Necronomicon, whose text reawakens the dead when it’s read aloud. The friends inadvertently release a flood of evil and must fight for their lives or become one of the evil dead. Ash watches his friends become possessed, and must make a difficult decision before daybreak to save his own life in this, the first of Sam Raimi’s trilogy.
The Ring, 2002 17. The Ring, 2002
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After her niece’s horrifying death, Rachel, a young journalist, investigates a mysterious videotape that kills its viewers within a week’s time.The Ring is the best horrors of all time
The Omen, 1976 18. The Omen, 1976
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Robert and his wife adopt Damien shortly after the death of their first born. Several mysterious events soon begin to plague them. A local priest reveals to Robert about his son’s mysterious origin.
Aliens, 1986 19. Aliens, 1986
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Ellen Ripley is sent back to the planet LV-426 to establish contact with a terraforming colony. She has no choice but to face the deadly Alien Queen and her offspring on this planet.
Scream, 1996 20. Scream, 1996
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A year after Sidney’s mom is murdered, more murders start to occur. She begins to suspect if these murders are related and tries to find the killer as everyone seems to be a suspect.
28 Days Later, 2002 21. 28 Days Later, 2002
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After a mysterious virus wreaks havoc in the United Kingdom, a team of survivors tries to cope with the aftermath of the disaster and find security.
The Sixth Sense, 1999 22. The Sixth Sense, 1999
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Malcolm Crowe, child psychologist, starts treating a young boy who acts as a medium of communication between Crowe and a slew of unhappy spirits.
Dawn of the Dead, 1978 23. Dawn of the Dead, 1978
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As hordes of zombies swarm over the U.S., the terrified populace tries everything in their power to escape the attack of the undead, but neither cities nor the countryside prove safe. In Pennsylvania, radio-station employee Stephen (David Emge) and his girlfriend, Francine (Gaylen Ross), escape in the station helicopter, accompanied by two renegade SWAT members, Roger and Pete. The group retreats to the haven of an enclosed shopping center to make what could be humanity’s last stand.
Rosemary's Baby, 1968 24. Rosemary’s Baby, 1968
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A young wife comes to believe that her offspring is not of this world. Waifish Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia Farrow) and her struggling actor husband Guy (John Cassavetes) move to a New York City apartment building with an ominous reputation and odd neighbors Roman and Minnie Castavet (Sidney Blackmer, Ruth Gordon). When Rosemary becomes pregnant she becomes increasingly isolated, and the diabolical truth is revealed only after Rosemary gives birth.
Pet Sematary, 1989 25. Pet Sematary, 1989
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The Creeds move to a new house in the countryside. Their house is perfect, except for the mysterious cemetery in the woods behind the house.Pet Sematary is one of the best scary movies of all time
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