Best Horror Movies Hollywood: Which Is the No 1 Horror Movie?

If you looked around RT about a week and a half ago, you might have seen a poll we were running to find out which movie was the scariest of all time. We chose 40 of the scariest movies ever made based on other lists and suggestions from the RT staff. We then asked you to vote for the one that scared you the most.

A British website that compares broadband services decided to do a science experiment to find out the same thing. The results were… well, to say the least, surprising. Did the people who use Rotten Tomatoes agree with the results? Find out what our fans thought were the 10 scariest horror movies ever made by reading on.

5.) The Ring (2002)

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The Ring is an American supernatural horror movie from 2002 that stars Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, David Dorfman, Brian Cox, and Daveigh Chase. It was directed by Gore Verbinski and written by Ehren Kruger.

It is a remake of Hideo Nakata’s horror movie Ring from 1998, which was based on Koji Suzuki’s novel of the same name from 1991. Watts plays a journalist who looks into a cursed videotape that seems to kill the person who watches it seven days later.

The Ring came out in theatres on October 18, 2002, and most critics liked it. They liked the atmosphere, the way it looked, and Watts’s performance. On a budget of $48 million, the movie made more than $249 million around the world.

This makes it one of the highest-grossing horror remakes. It is the first book in the English-language Ring series. Ring Two (2005) and Rings come after it (2017).

4.) Halloween (1978)

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Halloween is an independent American slasher movie from 1978 that was written, directed, and scored by John Carpenter. It starred Jamie Lee Curtis (in her first movie role) and Donald Pleasence, with P. J. Soles and Nancy Kyes in supporting roles. The main character of the story is a man with a mental illness named Michael Myers.

When he was six years old, he killed his older sister, who was watching him while she was out, on Halloween night. After 15 years, he escapes and goes back to his hometown, where he stalks a babysitter and her friends while his psychiatrist is after him.

In May of 1978, the movie was shot in Southern California. It opened in October and made $70 million, making it one of the most profitable independent movies of all time. Many critics say that the movie was the first in a long line of slasher movies that were inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960) and Bob Clark’s Black Christmas (1974).

This is mostly because of the way Carpenter directed and scored the movie (1974). People think it is one of the best and most important horror movies ever made. The Library of Congress chose the film to be kept in the US National Film Registry in 2006 because it was “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

3.) Sinister (2012)

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Sinister is an American horror movie from 2012 that was written and directed by Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill. It stars Ethan Hawke as a struggling true-crime writer whose family is put in danger when he finds videos of gory murders in his new home. In supporting, roles are Juliet Rylance, Fred Thompson, James Ransone, Clare Foley, and Michael Hall D’Addario.

Sinister was based on a dream Cargill had after seeing the movie The Ring in 2002. Sinister’s main filming began in the fall of 2011 on Long Island, New York, and cost $3 million to make. The Super 8 parts were shot with real Super 8 cameras and film stock to make them look like old home movies and snuff films.

The United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom all worked together to make the movie. On March 10, 2012, the film was shown for the first time at the SXSW festival. It came out on October 5, 2012, in the UK, and on October 12, 2012, in the US.

Sinister was praised for its acting, direction, music, cinematography, and atmosphere, but it was also criticized for using jump scares and other tired horror techniques.

The movie did well at the box office. It made $87.7 million on a budget of $3 million. In 2015, a sequel came out, and Ransone played the same part again.

2.) Insidious (2010)

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Insidious is an American supernatural horror movie from 2010 that was directed by James Wan and written by Leigh Whannell. Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, and Barbara Hershey are among the actors who star in the movie.

It is the first movie in the Insidious series and the third in the order of events in the series. The story is about a couple whose son goes into a coma for no apparent reason and becomes a host for evil spirits in an astral plane.

On September 14, 2010, Insidious had its world premiere at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). On April 1, 2011, FilmDistrict put the movie out in theatres all over the country. The movie has a sequel, Chapter 2, which came out in 2013, and two prequels, Chapter 3 (2015) and The Last Key, which came out in 2016. (2018).

1.) IT (2017)

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It, which is called It Chapter One onscreen, is an American supernatural horror movie about coming of age that came out in 2017. It was directed by Andy Muschietti and written by Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, and Gary Dauberman. New Line Cinema, KatzSmith Productions, Lin Pictures, and Vertigo Entertainment all worked together to make the movie.

It is the first of two parts based on Stephen King’s 1986 book of the same name. It mostly covers the first half of the book. In the movie, Jaeden Lieberher plays Bill Denbrough, and Bill Skarsgard plays Pennywise the Dancing Clown. Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Nicholas Hamilton, and Jackson Robert Scott all play supporting roles.

The movie takes place in Derry, Maine, and tells the story of The Losers’ Club, a group of seven kids who don’t fit in. They are scared by a monster that comes out of the sewer, but they also have to face their own demons. It: Part 1 – The Losers’ Club is another name for this movie.