Everyone has their own personal preferences when it comes to their favorite genre of film. While someone people prefer to watch romantic comedies, others enjoy epic historical drama or biographical films. For some people the best type of movie is horror and thriller films as they get the adrenaline racing and keep you in suspense while also have moments that give you a fright. Here are 4 of the scariest movies ever produced.
1) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Although it is one of the most famous horror movies of all time, for many people, the 1974 film ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ is far too disturbing to watch. The movie was directed by Tobe Hooper and starred Marilyn Burns, Gunnar Hansen, Paul A. Partain, Jim Siedow, and Edwin Neal. This slasher movie set the standard for many slasher movies that followed. It is about a group of friends who are traveling through Texas when they break down in their car. The go to a house for help only for them to tortured and murdered one by one. The sheer horror of the graphic torture scenes is what makes this one of the scariest movies ever.
2) The Shining
This 1980 horror movie was directed by Stanley Kubrick. It starred Jack Nicholson in the lead role with other cast members including Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, Danny Lloyd, Barry Nelson, Joe Turkel, and Philip Stone. Nicholson’s character accepts the job of the winter caretaker in a large and moves his whole family to Colorado. What he doesn’t know is that there are great sources of evil lurking in the corridors of the huge hotel, not least the scariest twin girls you are ever likely to come across. The background soundtrack adds all the more to the terror you will feel when you watch this film.
3) Night of the Living Dead
If you are a fan of zombie movies, then ‘Night of the Living Dead’ is one of the scariest you are likely to watch. This 1968 film was made on a shoestring budget and has become a cult classic in the horror genre. It was directed by George A. Romero and starred Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea, Marilyn Eastman, Judith Ridley, Karl Hardman, Keith Wayne, Russel Steiner, and Bill Hinzman. The film is about zombies arriving to kill humans and seven people barricading themselves in a farmhouse to avoid attack. It contains graphic scenes of cannibalism that will make your toes curl. It was notable at the time as a black man was cast in the lead role and this was significant as the movie was made during the Civil Rights era in the United States.
4) Black Christmas
The original of this movie was made in 1974 and was directed by Bob Clark. It starred Olivia Hussey, Margot Kidder, Keir Dullea, and John Saxon. However, there was also remake of this movie produced in 2006. The storyline line is based on the urban legend of ‘The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs’. A man is hiding in the attic and making threatening phone calls. The sorority sisters who are living in the house are killed one by one. This is the sort of scary movie that will cause you to keep looking over your shoulder to check if there is anyone in the room with you while you are watching the film.