10 Best Cult Horror Movies

Thursday, January 20 by Matt McGew

If you love scary movies, you will definitely want to check out these 10 best cult horror movies. The cult classics are good because they are so bad. Sure, you know what's going to happen, but that's what makes watching these films so fun. So grab a big bucket of popcorn and snuggle up with a loved one, and check out these cult horror classics. 

  1. "The Blair Witch Project" This ultra low budget cult horror classic was originally released in 1999. It was one of the first films to effectively use the internet as a marketing tool. This film also changed the way we like to be scared with its realistic handheld camera work.

  2. "A Nightmare on Elm Street" The Wes Craven classic first came to the screen in 1984. The film featured a creative new killer named Freddy Krueger who wore no mask. The domain of this killer was dreamland, which meant there was truly no escape from this on-screen monster.

  3. "Scream" This tongue-and-cheek cult classic revitalized the horror genre when it was released in 1996. Directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson, this movie pokes fun at a generation of horror classics that preceded it. 

  4. "Friday the 13th" Who can forget this 1980 classic. This film centers around a summer camp where camp counselors are stalked and murdered. 

  5. "The Ring" Originally released in 2002, this film is based upon a famous Japanese folk tale. The story of this classic centers around a journalist investigating a videotape that kills everyone a week after watching it. 

  6. "The Fly" Jeff Goldblum stars in this offbeat horror classic about a man that turns into a fly. The film was originally released in 1986 and instantly became a cult classic.

  7. "Poltergeist" Produced by Steven Spielberg, this cult film took the ghost out of the haunted house and placed it in the television set of a suburban home. This is arguably one of the scariest films ever made.

  8. "Halloween" This John Carpenter film starred a young Jamie Lee Curtis. This one brought us the killer Michael Myers and was one of the first horror movies to spawn numerous sequels.

  9. "The Shining" Nothing is creepier than watching a young Jack Nicholson as the caretaker of an old, deserted New England resort. The film is based on Steven King's most popular novel and was directed by Stanley Kubrick.

  10. "Psycho" Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece. The amazing thing about this film is that it still holds up more than 50 years after its original release. It features one of the most famous shower scenes ever filmed. 

COMMENTS

  1. January 20, 2011 8:07 pm

    Angelia

    Hesta Prynn’s blog at Artist Direct is pretty good today. Talking why there’s no horror at the Oscars http://bit.ly/h7cM5O


  2. January 20, 2011 8:07 pm

    Angelia

    Hesta Prynn’s blog at Artist Direct is pretty good today. Talking why there’s no horror at the Oscars http://bit.ly/h7cM5O


  3. January 20, 2011 8:07 pm

    Casey

    None of these are cult.


  4. January 20, 2011 8:07 pm

    Ivandaos

    Cult?? this is mainstream horror. I suppose you think “Sixth Sense” is horror