Excited to know the 10 greatest horror movies of all time? Look no more. This list contains horror movies that go so far back you probably weren’t even born when they were released. These films are collected here not only because of the tons of blood and gore they offer, but also because of their quality and style that made them benchmarks in making Horror movies.

  1. “Psycho” An Alfred Hitchcock film in the 60’s that is considered to be one of the greatest horror films of all time. This movie focuses on psychotic Norman Bates and his far crazier mother. The story revolves around the Bates Motel, where a series of deaths occurred initiated by a knife-wielding killer.

  2. “The Shining” This is one of Jack Nicholson’s excellent performances, if not the most excellent. Directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on a Stephen King novel, this horror movie will not only scare you, it will leave you with feelings of psychotic tendencies in your head for days.

  3. “The Ring” This is a Japanese film released in 1998, and a Hollywood version was made in 2002 starring Sarah Jessica Parker. Both movies have their own merits, but the raw cinematography and the almost non-existent background music in the original Japanese version provide a different approach in horror films.

  4. “Martyrs” A horror film from France that will not only leave you sleepless, it will leave you with disturbing thoughts as well. This movie is about a woman’s quest to get back at the people who abused her during her childhood. There are so many twists and turns on this film that you might even need to watch it again, if you can still handle the visuals and the disturbing ideas that you have to endure.

  5. “The Exorcist” There is no way that you haven’t seen or heard this one. Just like “Psycho,” this film is one of the most terrifying movies of all time. The film did not resolve to tons of blood and hacking and slashing, but instead focused on terrifying its audience by utilizing one of the most common human phenomenon, religion and belief.

  6. “Silence of the Lambs” One of Anthony Hopkins most classic performance. It has all the necessary ingredients for a great horror movie, gore, suspense and mystery.

  7. “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” Look for the original film, the raw effects and the deadly texture of the whole film adds far better creepiness than the newer versions.

  8. “Paranormal Activity” Most people think that this movie is far better than the “Blair Witch Project.” The setting of the movie is so “normal” and the deadly silence all throughout the film gives it a really creepy and “will scare the hell out of you” experience.

  9. “Saw” Although there are several Saw movies out there, the first movie is still the best one. This film offered a fresh new take on horror films when it was released in 2004.

  10. “Night of the Living Dead” The original version is the one that you should look for. Released in 1968, it was heavily criticized because of its “disturbing content” during that time. Later on the film garnered critical acclaim, making it one of the benchmarks for horror movies.