The definition of fear is different for everyone. For some its height, for some its confined places, or for some its clowns. There is no right way of defining the word “fear.” Moviemakers are the smartest of all in the case of defining the term, fear. That is because they plan a significant role in bringing out all of our fears.
From the first-ever Exorcist in 1973, moviemakers have since then produced films that instill extreme terror. Generations of moviegoers are afraid of that movie. The more a scary movie terrorizes people, the better it is. Since 1896, “Le Manoir du diable” hit the screens, it has inspired numerous moviemakers to work in this genre.
Over the many years of film production, hundreds of horror films have hit the television screens. Some proved to be flop films while some haunt people even today. If you are a horror movie fanatic, these five scary movies are known for haunting its audience.
There are so many versions of the film “The Exorcist” that many people have missed out on the very first version that hit the screens in the year 1973. When talking about the greatest horror movies of all times, the Exorcist, directed by William Friedkin, is one of the first ones that come to mind. The movie features some of the most visceral scares in the history of horror films. It has set a standard for moviemakers, but not many movies that have hit the screens since then have been able to beat the quality of horror offered by the Exorcist.
It is the story of a little girl who is possessed by a demon. The scenes that feature the possession and exorcism are amazing. Nothing like the Exorcist ever came to the screens before the year 1973. It was this film that began a steady stream of exorcism movies. Over the years, numerous versions of the film came forward, but none of them could beat the original film.
Directed by James Wan, the Conjuring, released in the year 2013 is another marvel of moviemakers. It is definitely one of the best horror movies and has set a record in the history of horror films. The storyline is so intense that it can make your heart leap into your mouth.
What adds into the horror-score of the film is the fact that it is based on a true story. It features the story of the world’s most renowned paranormal investigators; Ed and Lorraine Warren, who set out to a secluded farmhouse to uncover the haunting facts that surround it.
The movie is a perfect combination of emotions and horror, which contribute to making this one of the terrifying films that ever hit the screens. The scenes of this film have the potential to haunt its audience long after watching it.
Inside (A l’interieur)
Some horror movies haunt its audience to such an extreme extent that they do not try to watch the film again. There are only a few films that offer the horror of that level and Inside (A l’interieur) is one of those films. It is a foreign horror film, produced in France, which was released in the year 2007.
The story of the French film revolves around a woman who lost her husband and is expecting his child. It is a story about how she struggles to make her mind about the way she wants to spend her life and whether to give birth to the baby or not. The film features the scariest home-invasion stories of all times about how a woman in black tries to get her hands on the unborn child. The scenes of the film are brutal and will stay in your mind for long after you watch it.
A tale of terror that hit the screens on 10th August 2001, Session 9 stands on the top ranks of the list of the scariest movies of all times. It is a psychological-horror film that got a lot of mixed reactions at the time of its release. Brad Anderson directed the horror film for people with strong hearts and for those who can enjoy horror films.
The movie is about a team of cleaners who are assigned a task of cleaning and getting rid of asbestos in an abandoned asylum. Things take a drastic twist when they come across the tapes a patient who is a victim of the multiple personality disorder. The movie has some scary twists and turns that make it super-exciting to watch.
The Amityville Horror
The Amityville Horror that was released in the year 1979 is the truest definition of the haunted-house films. Many films are about haunted houses, but this one just beats them all. The story of the film revolves around a family which shifts to a beautiful new home which they purchase at a low price.
The annoying issues turn into outright horror slowly and gradually. If you want to watch a haunted-house horror movie, then the Amityville Horror is the perfect option. There is another version of the film, but the oldest version is worth watching!