10 Best Horror & Suspense Movies

Thursday, January 27 by Lisa Gove

These 10 best horror and suspense movies will have you biting your nails until the bitter end. These movie range from classic thrillers to newer slasher films. However, it doesn't matter when these movies were made because they all have twists and turns that keep you guessing.

  1. "The Exorcist" Out of all horror and suspense movies, this movie has some of the most chilling moments ever seen on the big screen. With the combination of shock value and symbolism, it is one of the best horror movies ever made.
  2. "The Silence of the Lambs" This movie takes horror and suspense to a whole new level as we take a look into the mind of a cannibalistic serial killer.
  3. "Halloween" The original slasher film, "Halloween" started it all. Mike Myers, an escapee from a mental hospital, goes on a rampage in his hometown. Jamie Lee Curtis plays the babysitter he is after. The chilling music keeps you tense and on the edge of your seat, making this movie one of the best horror films ever made.
  4. "Night of the Living Dead" This is probably one of the scariest horror movies ever made. A group of people are trapped in a farmhouse and surrounded by the living dead. There is no rhyme or reason on who the zombies are going to go after next, so you never know what is going to happen.
  5. "The Blair Witch Project" This low budget indie horror film grew to cult status as far as horror movies go. The documentary about the Blair Witch features the filmmakers as they get lost in the woods and find themselves surrounded by terror. There are no blood or guts in this horror movie, just bone chilling fear from at unknown threat.
  6. "The Sixth Sense" "I see dead people." This phrase will always be associated with this movie. M. Night Shyamalan does his thing with horror movies in this suspense film that keeps you guessing until the end.
  7. "Psycho" Showers will never be the same after watching this horror movie. Even though this movie has been around a while, it still has the same shock value.
  8. "Dawn of the Dead" Flesh eating zombies taking over the United States. What more can horror and suspense movies ask for? A small group of survivors find refuge in a shopping mall, but we all know survival can't be that easy.
  9. "The Shining" This is one of those horror and suspense movies that gives you the creeps for days after seeing it. The use of haunting music and the sound effects enhance the horror. Jack Nicholson uses facial expressions to personify pure evil.
  10. "Nightmare on Elm Street" The original "Nightmare on Elm Street" was one of the most watched horror and suspense movies of the '80s. Freddy Krueger is that star of this movie as the burned remnants of the child murderer haunts the dreams of his victims. What makes this so chilling is the fact that the characters are never really sure if they are awake or asleep.