Most people consider the world they live in the most boring place one can imagine. So, in order to get thrills they are lack in real life, some persons resort to horror movies. While some of these movies are cheap and try to scare you with sudden and unexpected noises or visual images, others are so completely engrossing that they manage to built the immense tension we are all looking for. Here are 12 horrifying flicks that will scare the pants off you.
Let’s start with the classic. The story tells about an innocent little girl possessed by an evil demon. The creepy child’s possessed face, her unnatural body positions and famous head-revolving and spider walk scenes can freak out the most hard-boiled viewers even nowadays, not to mention 1973 when it was released. There were no visual effects used for this movie, nonetheless, the atmosphere of the film is truly frightening and hypnotizing.
Another classic horror movie you don’t want to watch alone. There is no visible monster or demon in this film, the evil here is faceless, but this fact only adds to the fear factor. This movie depicts the story of a family who live in the idilic community, but their peaceful lives end when mysterious occurrences start to take place in their home, turning the ordinary household against them. By the end of the movie any strange sound in your own apartment will scare you shitless. But there’s more than that. Some believe that The Poltergeist franchise is cursed due to the real life deaths that occurred during the film making. The actress who played the eldest daughter Dana was killed by her boyfriend. Heather O’Rourke, who played the youngest daughter Carol Anne, died at the age of 12 after complications from a surgery. How’s that for spooky?
The 1981 cult-hit horror movie shows the story of 5 friends who decided to hole up in a remote cabin, where they find the Book of the Dead. With the help of this book they accidentally summon up dozing demons, that live in the woods nearby. These demons then possess the youngsters one by one until only one is left intact to fight for his life. Prepare for some hardcore nastiness if you decide to watch this one.
The Exorcism Of Emily Rose
Another movie about demon possession, but this film is actually based on a true story, which makes it more unnerving. Incredible acting combined with awesome visual effects make this flick riveting and cringe-worthy.
This one is one of the strangest movies among all horror flicks. The story tells about the skinless man, who was accidentally returned from the dead by his brother. This guy needs human blood in order to fully restore himself to life, so he convinces his in-life-girlfriend to help him. The young beautiful lady lures men to her house and then murders them. But the weirdest part starts when her creepy undead boyfriend is restored to life. I won’t say what that means exactly, so that not to spoil your watching it. You’ll get a huge dose of mystery and thrilling tension from this movie.
Yep, clowns. Lots of people are scared of them as it is. But this one is actually a creepy sewer-dwelling psycho that lures in children and they are never seen again. You won’t get a good sleep after watching this movie, neither will you let your children go to a circus or a funfair.
It’s actually an American remake of a Japanese horror movie, which features the nurse who takes care of a patient with dementia in her house. She witnesses a horrifying ghost attack. All the mysterious occurrences take place inside one house, this fact may trigger your claustrophobia, which will add to all the other fears you will experience while watching this creepy film.
A group of girls decide to explore caves on their vacation. Their expedition takes a turn for the worse after a rock fall entraps them in an uncharted cave with no map and just a handful of supplies. It soon turns out this is not their biggest problem, as they discover an unknown force that lurks in the shadows of the cave and apparently has an irresistible blood lust. Those who suffer from claustrophobia will enjoy this movie to the utmost extent.
As a cliché, the story starts with a family moving into a new house. The oldest son Dalton decides to explore the attic, but falls down and lands on his head. Despite a few bumps and bruises, the boy seems fine at first, but the next morning he fails to wake up. He’s taken to the hospital immediately, but the doctors can’t figure out what’s wrong with the kid. He’s not in a coma, he just can’t wake up. His mother loses sleep, she sees anonymous eyes upon her. She gets the feeling something is inside the house. It’s irregular at first, but after Dalton, still in his somnolence, is moved back home, the incidents start becoming more noticeable. Scared and tired family decides to change the house once again, but this fact only aggravates their situation. Insidious is a weird movie and it will terrify you in a completely different way. It’s called not to scare you, but to creep you out. So, good luck with peaceful sleep after watching it.
This is a real masterpiece from the master of the modern horror flick James Wan. Despite the pestering plot about the family in the secluded haunted house, the movie is still really scary, beautiful-looking and completely engrossing. Almost all the effects in The Conjuring were created practically on set rather than via CGI, which makes the movie look more realistic. There is also a lot more assumed than shown in this film, which only proves that what you imagine is often a lot scarier than what you see.
This story tells about a widower who returned to his hometown to investigate the causes of his wife’s enigmatic demise. His hometown, Ravens Fair, is believed to be cursed by a former popular entertainer-ventriloquist Mary Shaw, who was accused of a murder of a young boy. She was captured and executed by the town folk. They cut Marry’s tongue out, then killed her and buried her together with her handmade collection of vaudeville ventriloquist dolls. In the following years these puppets disappeared from Marry’s grave and seemed to haunt the town’s people, making anyone who sees them immediately doomed and marked for death. Now, when the widower returns to this eerie town, he will uncover the shocking truth behind the curse that has plagued Ravens Fair.
This thriller has a pretty interesting plot. America is reborn as the nation. Unemployment is at 1 per cent and the crime rate is the lowest in the America’s history due to the government’s innovation. One night in a year any crime, including murder, is legal, all emergency services are suspended for 12 hours. That means you can’t call the police or the ambulance. On this night, infected with violence and crime, one family struggles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger begs for their help.