Horror Movies that are a must-watch! (with reviews and ratings)

Horror movies that are unpredictable and gives frequent jump-scares, are the best ones! The ones who love such movies know how satisfying it is, to find a QUALITY-HORROR film. A film that has a combination of suspense, thrill, good story and obviously, something paranormal has to be considered the best. If you are looking to add some more to your to-watch list, you are at the right place!

Waiting for the sequel of any horror film gets irritating at times because finding a scary one is not easy. Every movie of this genre gives different types and levels of scares and we all like them distinctively, don’t we? So, considering you have watched the parts of Insidious, Conjuring, Paranormal Activity, The Ring, The Grudge and Saw…

HERE ARE SOME OTHER HORROR MOVIES THAT YOU WOULD DEFINITELY LOVE!

NO SPOILERS AHEAD!!

The Shining (1980)

  • Duration: 2h26m
  • IMDb rating: 8.4/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 85%

It is one of those classic horror movies that are not to be missed. Though old, it still remains on the top of almost every horror-lover’s list. It is a screen adaption of a Stephen King’s novel by the same name. It stands out being a psychological thriller and because of the classic-scare scene, it has!

A GREAT HORROR MOVIE WITH MANY SCARY SCENES!

The story is about how a man loses his sanity when he moves in an isolated hotel, with his family. It includes horror elements like supernatural visions and psychological aspects like mental disturbance, as well. There is a possibility for one to not understand it on a single go but still, worth trying. Also, it has a sequel based on the novel and the title of both is,Doctor Sleep. The best things about this movie that cannot be ignored are the soundtracks and the acting.

US(2019)

  • Duration: 2h1m
  • IMDb rating: 6.9/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 93%

A very recent horror film that actually leaves you with a lot of thoughts. The interpretation of this film and the significance of certain elements is mind-blowing and incredible. Above all, it is a very thrilling and captivating psychological thriller for the ones craving for SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

If you are really fond of critically analysing movies, this one is a MUST! To put in some other words, it is unlike the standard horror movies. You would not really find those typical scary-elements here. It is one of those movies filled with twists and jump scares so get ready. However, at the initial phase, it might seem a bit boring (slightest chance!) and not horror but I will suggest you to finish it.

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ROSEMARY’S BABY(1968)

  • Duration: 2h17m
  • IMDb rating: 8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 96%

Another classic in the world of horror is this movie. It is based on a novel by Ira Levin, by the same title. It is one of those movies that keeps no stone unturned to prove, it belongs to this genre. As a result, it became a benchmark for most of the horror movies.

A CLASSIC HORROR MOVIE!

Firstly, it is exceptional! Secondly, it is actually one of the finest films of this particular genre because of the commendable acting done by all the actors. Lastly, it actually has the atmosphere of suspense and thrill throughout. It is an iconic film and no words can define it well. Therefore, if you are really looking for that ONE HORROR FILM for tonight, WATCH IT!

IT FOLLOWS(2014)

  • Duration: 1h47m
  • IMDb rating: 6.8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 95%

This horror movie is filled with many scenes that would give you goosebumps! It has the right number of supernatural and scary elements to satisfy all your cravings. This movie received various critical and social interpretations

A GREAT HORROR MOVIE!

Moreover, it really scares you with the unknown elements and the storytelling. It is about a grown-up girl and a supernatural entity.This movie is thrilling as well as wild. As a result, it excites and creates suspense at the same time. If you are looking out for one such movie, it is the time to add it to the list.

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HEREDITARY(2018)

  • Duration: 2h7m
  • IMDb rating: 7.3/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 89%

This horror movie is very dynamic in terms of its elements. At the same time, it deals with emotional, intense and supernatural elements. In other words, it can be said that it is a very dark and scary movie.

AN INTERESTING HORROR MOVIE WITH TRAGIC AND SCARY DIMENSIONS!

The movie is about a family dealing with unknown and tragic occurrences. It unfolds in a step by step manner, revealing secrets about the family. Moreover, the story is not straight but hey! it provides some space for analysis. For all those who really love psychological elements, this movie will not disappoint you!

THE BABADOOK(2014)

  • Duration: 1h35m
  • IMDb rating: 6.8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 98%

It is rare that a horror movie portrays a scary yet meaningful tale at the same time. It covers a lot of dimensions within itself. Firstly, it stands out as a dark narrative. Secondly, it is filled with strong emotional elements, mainly grief. Also, above all, it really leaves you thinking!

A TALE WITH MANY JUMP-SCARES

The movie is about a mother who is in the grief at her husband’s death and finds it difficult to love her son. On the other hand, the little boy is disturbed by some other element. It strongly contains the aspect of the pain cause by “loss”. It is, in many ways, a very DIFFERENT movie. If you are searching for a scary tale with some horror dimension, this is perfect!

SINISTER(2012)

  • Duration: 1h50m
  • IMDb rating: 6.8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 63%

This one is a horror movie filled with twists and surprises! It contains supernatural aspects along with many frights. It is scary in its own demonic sense. Moreover, the soundtrack of this film adds to the thrilling effect.

A HORROR MOVIE WITH MANY SCARY EVENTS

It is about a writer who is looking out for some ideas and later, becomes keen to unravel some hidden mysteries. There are mixed critic reviews on this film but still there is no harm in trying it out!

UNDER THE SHADOWS(2016)

  • Duration: 1h24m
  • IMDb rating: 6.9/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 99%

It is an intense and a scary movie that is filled with great performances. This horror movie contains a background of war, as a result, it is very different and unique. There are not only supernatural elements but the story, itself, that creates a terrifying effect.

A GREAT WAR-THEMED MOVIE WITH SUPERNATURAL DIMENSIONS

The story is set during the Iran-Iraq war in 1988. It is about a family where the mother and daughter are at home, while the father is at the front, for the war. In a very subtle and smooth way, it turns out as a dark film filled with jump-scares. Above all, it contains many symbols and elements. Therefore, all those who love interpreting different aspects, would love it!

The thrill and excitement, horror film lovers get from jump-scares is inexpressible.The above stated movies are great horror movies, if there is any other movie that you really love, do share in the comments.

TILL THEN, LET’S WAIT FOR THE UPCOMING HORROR MOVIES AND ALL THE SEQUELS LEFT!

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