WARNING: The movies on this list are not your average horror films. Whether its blood, gore, psychological torture, or worse, these movies have all defined terror in their respective eras and still stand as some of the best the horror genre has to offer. If you haven't seen the movies on this list, then grab your security blanket and someone to watch with, because you DON'T want to be caught watching these terror tales alone.

"The Omen" (1976)
This is the stuff nightmares are made of. Those with a fear of the supernatural should get an extra thick security blanket before watching this demonic thriller. The scariest part is how well the producers made you actually believe the devil was real in this movie.
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The "Ju-On" Series (1998-2015)
Contrary to what you may think, not all of the best movies are made in the United States. Case in point: The Ju-On series vs. it’s american remake “The Grudge.” Sure the grudge was sort of scary, but nothing compared to its Japanese predecessor.
"Rosemary's Baby" (1968)
If you thought childbirth was terrifying before, wait until you see this ‘60s horror classic. A young woman moves into her new home with her husband and is soon overcome with paranoia over the odd circumstances surrounding her unexpected pregnancy. The story will have you hooked from beginning, and you might not be able to sleep after finding out the sinister truth about Rosemary’s baby.
"Evil Dead" (2013)
If there’s one film on this list you should take our advice on, this is it. Seriously, for so many reasons, DON’T watch this alone. There’s enough gore in this movie to scare off even the most hardcore horror buff, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Factor in some HEAVY demonic overtones, possessed plantlife, and a fit of blood raining from the sky (cue Slayer music), and you’ve got yourself one of the most terrifying films made in YEARS.
"The Hills Have Eyes" (2006)
Survival horror movies don’t get much better than this. Stranded in the middle of nowhere, Bob Carter and his family quickly realize that they are not alone when their son finds the family dog mutilated in the desert and Bob is found burning alive at the stake of a great fire. The film eventually becomes the ultimate form of “Family Feud” as the Carters fight for their lives against the mutants living in the hills.
"Shutter" (Taiwan, 2004)
As another foreign flick that tops our list, trust us when we say that you won’t mind watching this one with subtitles (don’t worry, you won’t need them if you’re fluent in Taiwanese Mandarin). It’s delightfully scary all the way up until its terrifying climax.
"The Wicker Man" (1973)
“The Wicker Man” is not as much of a horror movie as it is a cult thriller, but it’s still the stuff of nightmares and has a tendency to make its audiences rather uncomfortable. It was awarded the Best Horror Film award in 1978  as well and that’s good enough for us.
"The Crazies" (2010)
The 2010 remake of “The Crazies” is not your mother’s zombie survival movie. When the otherwise harmless citizens of Ogden Marsh begin to act inexplicably insane (we’re talking about shooting sprees and home burnings here people), the government decides to intervene. The entire town is quarantined, preventing the entrance or exit of any and all citizens, including those uninfected by the horrendous disease. An ordinary night in a small town then turns into a struggle for survival that will have you on the edge of your seat into the wee hours of the night.
"The Descent" (2005)
Imagine being trapped miles below the surface of the earth, with oxygen becoming as scarce as the very little light you have to guide your path. That could probably be an epic horror tale all on its own, but "The Descent" takes it a step further by adding a colony of deranged mutants hungry for human flesh. Oh yeah, and you can't see them, which is all the more terrifying.
"Dead Silence" (2007)
Something about those wide-eyed, lifeless ventriloquist dummies just freaks us out. That’s especially true when they’re being controlled by a decades-old vindictive poltergeist, hell-bent on ripping the tongues of its victims clean from their skulls. Admittedly, the acting and production in this film isn’t at the top of our list in either of their respective categories, but it still scares the snot out of us every time.
"Dawn Of The Dead" (1978)
This may just be the zombie movie by which all other zombie movies should be judged. George A. Romero’s ‘70s cult classic still stands up to some of the best zombie films of the modern era and will certainly have you sleeping with the lights on long after you’ve finished the movie.
"Silence Of The Lambs" (1991)
Anthony Hopkins delivers the performance of his life as the cannibalistic Dr. Hannibal Lecter. This film will literally make your skin crawl as you begin to wonder if Hopkins hasn’t been secretly hiding some sinister human flesh recipe in his cookbook long before taking on this role.
"28 Days Later" (2002)
Another zombie horror favorite tops our list, but this one has a bit of a twist. After a chimpanzee infected with something called a “rage virus” is released by a group of animal rights activists, civilization quickly begins to crumble. Imagine the surprise of bike courier Jim (last name unknown) when he wakes up out of a 28 day coma to find the wreckage that has transpired. It almost makes you wonder where some other popular zombie franchises drew their inspiration. Hmmm.
"The Thing" (1982)
The 1982 incarnation of “The Thing” has the honor of being both an improvement on the original as well as a FAR better movie than its eventual remake. The 1982 rendition found the perfect balance between the horror and sci-fi thriller genres, making this a memorable film for years to come. We’re still shaking in our booties from the first time we saw the infamous chest defibrillation scene.
"Insidious" 1 & 2 (2010 & 2013)
The “Insidious” franchise is just downright creepy. Lots of dark rooms, lots of unnecessarily smiling people and lots of sinister plot twists. While the third movie in the franchise is a bit too drawn out in our opinion, the first two installments are solid films that you’ll definitely need someone close by to help get you through.
"The Blair Witch Project" (1999)
Yeah, yeah, we know you’re probably shaking your head at this one. Most people were so disappointed that they fell for the hype about this being a totally real film that they won’t even revisit it now that they know it’s fake. But seriously, you KNOW you were terrified the first time you saw those kids go into that house. Swallow your pride and watch this one again (just don’t do it alone). We promise you won’t be disappointed.
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