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It seems strange that scary movies are so fun to watch. Why do we enjoy scaring the hell out of ourselves so much? “Fear is good in small amounts,” said author Neil Gaiman. It's kind of like going to a haunted house. Once you get to the other side, you know you will be safe.
Speaking of cool and scary things, Halloween is coming up soon. The festival is a party for everything scary. It comes around the time that winter starts, so fans of scary movies and shows can curl up on their couch or bed with their friends and family and watch scary stuff.
Here is a list of the 10 best horror movies of all time to get you in the mood for something scary.
Izzy and her mother, played by Zelda Adams and Toby Poser, live a simple life in the woods. But Izzy's life is in danger when she meets another girl her age. She finds out that her family has a connection to witchcraft, which causes trouble between her and her mother.
This was praised by critics when it came out in 2022, which was a good year for witchcraft stories. It was also a big win for the streaming service Shudder. Even though it was a lot more complicated than this, Hellbender was mostly about a girl coming of age and rebelling against her strict parents. This movie was directed by Adams, Poser, and John Adams, and the fact that it was scary without any jump scares shows how well they did.
In the 1980 horror film The Shining, directed by Stanley Kubrick, Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) and his family move into a remote hotel in the Colorado Rockies. Jack is the winter caretaker for the Overlook Hotel, but the longer he stays there, the more he starts to lose his mind. The Shining seems like a typical thriller at first glance, but its deeper themes of evil and family tragedy, as well as the many conspiracy theories about it, make it a classic.
The Shining has an 8.4 rating on IMDb, and both the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes have given it awards and nominations. It's another scary movie that will stay in your mind for a long time after you've seen it. It's been a part of the cultural vocabulary for almost 50 years.
3. The Innocents
In The Innocents, a group of children spend a summer in the Nordic region. The kids start to find out quickly that they have dark and mysterious powers.
This supernatural thriller was very good, and it looked at how children would act if they had such power, and whether they would use it for good or for their gain. It's a story about how kids learn right from wrong and how that can affect their whole lives. The movie relied a lot on its young actors, and they all did a good job of making the story come to life. Eskil Vogt, who was the director, should also be praised for his work.
After two old high school friends ran into each other by chance, Emma (Hannah Barlow) asks Cecelia (Aisha Dee) to her hen weekend. When Cecelia sees that her high school bully is also there, she wants to get back at him right away.
Sissy was a horror-comedy that did a great job of combining the two. As the main character, Dee was fun and unpredictable, and she stole every scene. The success of the movie depended on how well she created a sympathetic victim who did horrible things. And it did work.
Tumbbad, an Indian horror-fantasy film that came out in 2018, is another new horror movie. It tells the story of Vinayak, played by Sohum Shah, who is obsessed with finding the source of wealth that is said to be hidden in his family's home. He goes to the house with his son, Pandurang, and they get caught up in a web of lies, greed, and danger as they try to figure out the mythological secrets of the place.
Tumbbad is one of a kind because of the way it looks on film and how it feels. It has a rating of 8.2 from users on IMDb and has won 17 awards and has been nominated for more than 22. It's a great movie for anyone who likes horror and fantasy from around the world.
After getting a drug lord out of Guinea-Bissau, a group of mercenaries has to hide out at a vacation camp. But they want to fix their plane and come up with a daring plan to get back to Dakar, Senegal.
Saloum is a very interesting crime drama with a few scary parts that are only available on Shudder. The three Hyenas did a great job, and the strong characters helped sell the movie. The supernatural parts of the story are done very well. Even though the movie had a lot of different moods, it was a fast-paced joy.
7. A Wounded Fawn
Meredith (Sarah Lind) finds out that a scary serial killer (Josh Ruben) is after her. As the two go on a romantic trip together, they play a tense game of cat and mouse as his madness threatens to come out.
This movie was very unpredictable, and the serial killer got what he deserved in a way that not many people could have predicted. Travis Stephens did a great job of giving the movie a grindhouse feel and showing both the predator's and the prey's points of view. Also, the two main characters got into their roles and gave great performances.
Naru, whose real name is Amber Midthunder, is a Comanche warrior who protects her tribe from an alien predator that has become so advanced that it wouldn't think twice about eating a human. But the predators are not the only thing that could hurt her.
The fifth movie in the popular Predator series, Prey, was one of the few to get good reviews from critics. The prequel was a great mix of strong character development and action scenes that fit right in with the rest of the series. Midthunder also saved the day and became a new hero with a strong reputation.
Tess (Georgina Campbell) shows up at her rented house to find a man already there. The house had been booked twice. But that is the least of her worries. A stranger who lives there and has a secret is a much bigger threat.
Zach Cregger's directorial debut didn't disappoint. Barbarian is a movie that you should watch with your eyes closed. The change in tone with Justin Long's character was a big risk, but it paid off big time. The acting was great, and Bill Skarsgard's gave the movie a real sense of surprise. Campbell was also great, and even though the movie was about some sad things, it was darkly funny and always kept people guessing.
10. You Won't Be Alone
A witch changes a young, naive girl named Nevena into a shapeshifter. As she starts to figure out who she is again, her captor's jealousy could turn her life upside down again.
You Won't Be Alone does a great job of turning traditional witch tropes on their heads. It had an enchanted main character, played brilliantly by Sara Klimonska, and a satanic but vulnerable bad guy, played by Anamaria Maranica, whose actions can be understood because of how she was treated as a child. The movie does not show witches in a typical way, and it does what it sets out to do very well.