Top Horror Movies


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

71. Peeping Tom

Year of Release: 1962
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Horror
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Michael Powell
Actors: Karlheinz Böhm, Moira Shearer, Anna Massey, Maxine Audley
Plot: A lonely, repressed young man's life revolves around the camera: when not working for film studio or proving pornographic pictures for a local shop, he's exploring the depths of fear as he films women while murdering them.

72. Ringu

Year of Release: 1998
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: Japanese
Genre: Horror
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Hideo Nakata
Actors: Nanako Matsushima, Miki Nakatani, Hiroyuki Sanada, Yuko Takeuchi
Plot: A reporter investigates a video tape that is supposed to kill you seven days after viewing it.

73. Fright Night

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Horror/Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Tom Holland
Actors: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall
Plot: A young B-horror movie buff becomes convinces his new next door neighbors are vampires. When nobody believes him, he recruits the skeptical host of his favorite TV show Fright Night.

74. From Dusk Till Dawn

Year of Release: 1996
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Horror/Action
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Actors: George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis
Plot: Two brother criminals high-jack an RV heading to Mexico when they end up at a exotic dance club in which they turn into vampire type menaces.

75. Diabolique ( diaboliques, Les )

Year of Release: 1955
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: French
Genre: Crime/Horror
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Actors: Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Charles Vanel, Michel Serrault
Plot: After a wife and a man's mistress Kill her husband, the body mysteriously disappears as the two women appear cursed.

76. The Phantom of the Opera

Year of Release: 1925
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Horror
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Rupert Julian
Actors: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Arthur Edmund Carewe
Plot: The Opera of Paris is visited by a mysterious phantom (Lon Chaney) who has his eye on the famous singer - but after frightening her away, an ingenue, Christine Daae is brought in and becomes intrigued by the phantom living in the catacombs and his reason for staying.

77. Duel

Year of Release: 1971
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Horror
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Steven Spielberg
Actors: Dennis Weaver, Eddie Firestone, Gene Dynarski, Tim Herbert
Plot: A man plays a deadly game of cat and mouse with a driver of an 18-wheeler.

78. Onibaba

Year of Release: 1965
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Japanese
Genre: Drama/Horror
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Kaneto Shindô
Actors: Nobuko Otowa, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Kei Sato, Jukichi Uno
Plot: As a feudal war ravages Japan, a soldier leaves behind his wife and mother. Together they scrounge by waylaying tired and wounded soldiers and selling their arms to a greedy merchant. An old friend returns and spells out the fate of the missing husband and son - soon the young widow gives into lust and the mother is left lonely, jealous and plotting her revenge.

79. The Bad Seed

Year of Release: 1956
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Horror
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Actors: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart
Plot: A mother is forced to deal with the most terrifying thing a mother can deal with in this daring film based off of a popular play. Set in the 1950's, in a society where little girls are brought up to be cute and polite young ladies, a little, "harmless" girl named Rhoda raises suspicion when a boy in her class mysteriously drowns after beating her in a penmanship contest.

The medal he won went missing and Rhoda is the center of attention. No one suspects that she is to blame for the boy's death, but her the janitor at the building she lives in. Her mother also has to come to terms with the fact that her daughter might be a "Bad Seed" who lacks a soul and kills to get what she wants. Is Rhoda innocent or is she a bad seed?

80. Insidious

Year of Release: 2011
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Horror/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: James Wan
Actors: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Angus Sampson
Plot: A couple and their three children move into a new home only to find themselves in a battle with vengeful spirits. After one of their children falls into a coma, they call on a team of ghost hunters and a psychic to drive out the evil before losing their child to "the further".

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