Top 10 Classical Horror Movies

Horror movies have had huge sales in the past. Some think they are not good markets. But they have been raking in huge amounts of money and followers over the years. In fact, most of the movies that people mostly remember are the scary horror types. Some have set records and made it to the top of the high-grossing tables in the past. Below is a short review of the best 10.


10. The Haunting

This made waves in 1963. It is one of the best haunted house stories ever witnessed by mankind. Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ was properly captured in that movie. It brought the entire novel to life.

9. The Shining

This is based on Stephen King’s novel. The level of terror in the movie will make you tremble because of all the tension. The supernatural haunted house is a classical horror everyone wants to see.

8. Rosemary’s Baby

This is another movie adaptation of a novel. It is about Rosemary’s husband and the alleged occult pact he made with their eccentric neighbors about their unborn child. The director of the movie named it his greatest life achievement. It grossed $33 million on a $3.2 million budget.

7. Suspiria

This movie came out in 1976 and it is about a dance student who went to Germany from America to improve her dancing skills. Little did she know that the German dance school is owned by witches. This horror movie is one of the best in the way it was directed and interpreted.

6. Halloween

This is a 1978 movie about Michael Myers who murdered his older sister and seeks to murder his younger sister. The younger sister had no idea about the family history and suspected nothing. This made it more intriguing. It was directed by John Carpenter and introduced Jamie Lee Curtis. You may want to play pokies online free because it’s definitely not so scary as watching this movie.

5. The Evil Dead

This 1981 horror movie is on the horror lists all the time. It is about the Michigan State University students who release evil spirits and demons from the book of the dead. The film has a full franchise of its own and is still popular 35 years later.

4. Psycho

It’s in 1960 that the film that started with Marion Crane embezzling money and hiding in a small hotel turned into something else when she went to the shower. This movie held the 1960s to 1980s by the jugular and turned in huge money.


3. Alien

It came out in 1979, telling us that ‘in space, no one can hear you scream’. Nostromo, the towing spaceship, went to investigate an unknown territory. When they discovered an alien spaceship and some creatures therein, it became one horror after another.

2. Vampyr

This came out with only two professional actors in it and yet stole the show in the entire world. The theme says ‘the horror is in our subconscious and not in the things around us’. Made by Carl Theodor Dreyer, it is about an investigation that discovers an evil doctor helping a vampire to prey on the lord’s daughters.

1. The Exorcist

This is the movie that almost everybody saw. A young girl becomes possessed and unleashes lots of evil, even on the catholic priest that is assigned to exercise her.  It had a very wild reach and sold millions of copies. It is also very easy to relate to.