The 10 best horror movie of all time use anything from gore to things jumping out at the screen to scare you. Many of the movies that are considered horror classics are also considered classic movies in general. But the list of the ten best horror movies of all time is an eclectic mix of many different kinds of films.

  1. "Night of the Living Dead" (1968). This is a slow-moving film that is disgusting and horrifying. The ending leaves the viewer feeling frustrated but totally entertained. This is definitely one of the ten best horror movies of all time.

  2. "Alien" (1979). The first installment in the "Alien" movie franchise, this is one of the ten best horror movies of all time. When the alien busts out of the android's chest, complete with gore and bone-breaking sound effects, most people were horrified but glued to their seats.

  3. "Zombieland" (2009). Not every horror movie needs to be intense and dark. "Zombieland" (2009) is one of the ten best horror movies of all time that just also happens to be a comedy.

  4. "Killer Klowns from Outer Space" (1988). These clowns were not funny at all. Actually, they were quite horrifying. This movie has got to be partially responsible for the backlash against clowns that seemed to start in the late 1980's.

  5. "The Funhouse" (1981). This is one of those cheesy 1980's horror flicks that is so scary it has to be included on the list of the ten best horror movies of all time. The concept of a killer hiding in a funhouse killing teenagers lends to some pretty scary moments.

  6. "Salem's Lot" (1979). This is a made-for-television movie written by Stephen King. It is based on the vampire known as Nosferatu and has some extremely creepy and terrifying scenes in it.

  7. "Phantasm" (1979). This movie goes so fast that you only have time to be terrified. It primarily takes place in a graveyard and features one of the scariest looking undertakers in film history. There is enough horror and gore in this movie to safely put it on the list of the ten best horror movies ever made.

  8. "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (1974). The beauty of this horror film is that most of the horror parts are implied. Director Tobe Hooper wants viewers to fill in the blanks with their own terrible images which makes this movie that much more horrifying.

  9. "The Ruins" (2008). This story of college students left to die in a possessed Mexican pyramid is as frustrating as it is terrifying. The audience is constantly wondering who will survive and how it will end, but the final ending just creates a circle that never looks like it will be broken.

  10. "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1956). This movie makes everyone that sees it wonder who can be trusted and what kind of things go on in little towns out in the middle of nowhere. This is a classic horror movie that creates many more questions than answers.