Top Horror Movies


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

61. Martyrs

Year of Release: 2008
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: French
Genre: Drama/Horror
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Pascal Laugier
Actors: Morjana Alaoui, Mylène Jampanoï, Catherine Bégin, Robert Toupin
Plot: Years after escaping from a regime of brutal torture, a young woman tracks down her captors and exacts her revenge. However, this is just the beginning of an ordeal that will lead to the truth behind her captivity and plumb the depths of horror.

62. Frailty

Year of Release: 2002
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Thriller/Horror
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Bill Paxton
Actors: Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Matt O'Leary, Jeremy Sumpter
Plot: An FBI agent runs into a man who claims his brother is a serial killer, which he begins to blame on his father's ridiculous claims of religious cleansing.

63. The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Year of Release: 2017
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Horror
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Actors: Barry Keoghan, Nicole Kidman, Alicia Silverstone, Colin Farrell
Plot: A brilliant surgeon and his tranquil domestic life with his wife and two children is thrown in to upheaval with the arrival of a 16-year-old boy - leading the good doctor to make a sacrifice to save himself and his family.

64. Nosferatu the Vampyre ( Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht )

Year of Release: 1979
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: German
Genre: Horror
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Werner Herzog
Actors: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Roland Topor
Plot: Jonathan Harker is sent to Count Dracula, who is looking to buy a house in Varna. Upon seeing a photo of Lucy, Jonathan's wife, he makes the trip - with death following in his footsteps.

65. Devil's Backbone, The ( espinazo del diablo, El )

Year of Release: 2001
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: Spanish
Genre: Horror/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Actors: Marisa Paredes, Eduardo Noriega (II), Federico Luppi, Fernando Tielve
Plot: A boy at an orphanage is haunted by a ghost that is trying to warn him and show how he really died. Takes place in Spain during WWII.

66. Eyes Without a Face ( yeux sans visage, Les )

Year of Release: 1962
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: French
Genre: Drama/Horror
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Georges Franju
Actors: Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli, Juliette Mayniel, Edith Scob
Plot: A doctor feels responsible for ruining his daughter's face in an accident - so much that she must wear a mask. He kidnaps young women with help from his assistant in order to remove their faces and graft it onto his daughter. Despite numerous failures, he refuses to give up, in his twisted mind it is all for his daughter.

67. It

Year of Release: 2017
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Horror/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Andrés Muschietti
Actors: Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff
Plot: The Losers Club is a group of like-minded outcasts that come together in the town of Derry, Maine. While dealing with the normal problems of adolescents and bullies, the town of Derry is also beset by an ancient evil, one that can take the form of whatever a person fears most - and it likes to come after children the most.

68. Trick 'r Treat

Year of Release: 2007
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Horror/Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Michael Dougherty
Actors: Quinn Lord, Brian Cox, Dylan Baker, Leslie Bibb
Plot: Four interwoven stories share the Halloween theme: a high school principal moonlights as a serial killer, a female college virgin thinks she has met the right guy, a group of teens look to pull a mean-spirited prank and a man obsessed with the holiday drives his wife crazy.

69. [ Rec ]

Year of Release: 2007
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: Spanish
Genre: Horror
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza
Actors: Manuela Velasco, Ferran Terraza, Jorge Serrano, Pablo Rosso
Plot: A local television reporter and her cameraman are tracking the practices of a local fire department for a segment. The department is dispatched on an emergency call and the television crew goes along for the film. Once inside the building where the call came from the government quarantines the building. And what's with the old lady that bit that guy? They're both acting like zombies!

70. The Babadook

Year of Release: 2014
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Horror
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Jennifer Kent
Actors: Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Tim Purcell, Noah Wiseman
Plot: A woman loses her husband in a car crash on the way to giving birth to her child, Samuel. Coping with life as a single mother, she watches as Samuel grows, and as he begins to see monsters everywhere, with often violent reactions. One particular book, The Babadook, talks of a monster hiding in the dark places in houses - it affects not only Samuel, but her as well.

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