Top Horror Movies


The Top Horror Movies List is calculated by overall movie ratings and members' "Top Horror List". Lists are calculated daily.

21. The Birds

Year of Release: 1963
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Horror/Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Actors: Suzanne Pleshette ., Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Veronica Cartwright
Plot: A slew of birds begin attacking a small town where a girl chases down a guy see likes.

22. Carrie

Year of Release: 1976
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Horror
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Brian De Palma
Actors: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, William Katt
Plot: Shy, isolated Carrie White has an embarrassing experience in the girls' shower at school, at the same time discovers budding psychic powers. As one girl reaches out to her at school, another plans a bloody revenge at the school prom not realizing the devastating consequences it will have.

23. Frankenstein

Year of Release: 1931
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Horror/Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: James Whale
Actors: Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, John Boles, Mae Clarke
Plot: A scientist assembles a living being from corpse parts in which his experiment goes bad when the being escapes.

24. Dawn of the Dead

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Horror
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Zack Snyder
Actors: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber, Mekhi Phifer
Plot: When the dead suddenly come back to life, a group of strangers hole up in a mall in hopes of surviving the wave of undead.

25. The Omen

Year of Release: 1976
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Horror/Mystery
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Richard Donner
Actors: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner, Billie Whitelaw
Plot: A diplomat secretly exchanges his wife's stillborn child with an orphaned boy. As he grows up, disturbing signs and events lead him to believe this boy is the antichrist and needs to be killed.

26. Rosemary's Baby

Year of Release: 1968
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Horror/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Roman Polanski
Actors: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer
Plot: A couple moves into a new apartment when the wife gets pregnant mysteriously. She has odd dreams, vision and believes that her neighbors have other motives for her new baby.

27. Let the Right One In ( Låt den rätte komma in )

Year of Release: 2008
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Swedish
Genre: Horror/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Actors: Kare Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl
Plot: A child vampire finds friendship with an unexpected boy that lives in the apartment building.

28. Nosferatu the Vampire ( Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens )

Year of Release: 1922
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Horror
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: F.W. Murnau
Actors: Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim, Ruth Landshoff
Plot: German horror masterpiece. A mysterious count heads to London to spread the plague of the living dead.

29. The Descent

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Horror/Adventure
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Neil Marshall
Actors: Natalie Jackson Mendoza, Shauna Macdonald, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder
Plot: Five women who like to take risks find themselves struggling to get out of a cave in the middle of nowhere. Things get interesting when they find that they are not alone in this uncharted cavern.

30. Interview with the Vampire

Year of Release: 1994
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Horror/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Neil Jordan
Actors: Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst, Christian Slater
Plot: A story of a vampire's life. He explains his hunger, his love, his lust and his loneliness.

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