The Exorcist is probably one of the most well known and most popular horror movies of all time. Decades later it still brings chills to those who watch it. The Exorcist is about a young girl who becomes possessed by a demon. It is up to the exorcist to remove this demon from inside the little girl. Even though this movie is quite old, the cinematography is quite good. That, and the combination of the intense music can make some scenes incredibly scary.
The Exorcism of Emily Rose is a more recent horror movie that also did quite well at the box office. It involves a teenage girl who is considered possessed by the Catholic church. This movie was quite popular despite several poor reviews from movie critics.
The Shining is another classic horror movie. It stars Jack Nicholson as a tired and frustrated writer. He feels like he can never concentrate on his writing so he takes a job as a winter caretaker in a hotel. Ironically it turns out the hotel is haunted, so he does not get to do a lot of writing.
The Blair Witch Project is a very low budget horror film. It involves a group of people filming a movie in the woods. For a good portion of the movie it is just a bunch of young adults talking and exploring. But near the end it does get quite suspenseful.
The Ring is arguably one of the scariest movies to come out in the last ten years. It is still extremely popular. The villain in this movie is a young girl who was trapped down a well and eventually died there. She comes back to haunt a young woman, her son and her boyfriend.
The Saw series has been a very successful franchise. The original movie received the best reviews from critics, but all of the other movies have done great at the box office. The original saw movie starts off with two guys who wake up in a room together. They do not know how they got there and they are handcuffed to a pipe. They are soon given a series of tasks which must be completed within a period of time or they will be killed. This movie is not as much scary as it is gruesome and suspenseful.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre starts off by stating that it is based on a true story. It is often debated on how true the story really is though. Five people in their 20’s go on a long road trip. It is supposed to be a lot of fun until their car breaks down and they find themselves stranded in a small rural town.
Scream is a horror movie that is actually very well done. It involves a group of high school students who are growing up in a time when a serial killer is on the loose. The serial killer wears a costume that resembles a ghost. This costume has become extremely popular as a Halloween costume choice for many kids and adults alike.