Lately, popular horror movies are the ones infused with a lot of gore and violence. Some of these movies are shocking and nauseating, but downright thrilling. It is possible that you might find the gory movies like Saw very entertaining.
However, you can't ignore classics like Psycho and Rosemary's Baby which can still scare the pants off you. Every time you watch such classic films, you can observe the details and layers the filmmaker has introduced in the movie. Also, there are some really great movies among the comedy-horror sub-genre, that can make you jump in your seat.
Here are horror movies categorized in four parts - classic, past decade, gore/violence and comedy-horror.
I am pretty sure you would not agree with the complete selection of the movies, but, hey! Everybody's got their own choice of favorites you can't deny...
Top 10 Scary Classics#1 - Psycho
This world-famous film is directed by Alfred Hitchcock. In the movie, Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), checks into a motel after stealing a big sum of money from her employer.#2 - Eraserhead
If you liked Rosemary's Baby then you will like this one even better. A man is trying to survive in an industrial environment and dealing with his girlfriend and newborn child.#3 - The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
This is a classic slasher film, and watching scenes of the chainsaw wielding killer and his family will scare your wits off.#4 - Repulsion
Not everybody knows about this movie, but it is a very unique movie that will spook you. Carol, who is left alone in her flat, slowly descends to madness...#5 - The Silence of the Lambs
Do you even need a description? The psychological factor in this movie still gives me the goose bumps.#6 - The Man Who Laughs
This movie tells the story of Gwynplaine who has a permanent smile carved on his face by the king. Just imagine.. arrgh!#7 - Rosemary's Baby
A young couple moves to a new apartment, and realize they are surrounded by weird neighbors.#8 - Halloween
The original Halloween movie is the best and the suspense in it will keep you on the edge of your seat.#9 - The Exorcist
The old Exorcist movies has some really frightening scenes like the head turning scene. Yikes!#10 - The Omen
The old Omen movie is one of the best horror movie ever made, however the new one is a real disappointment.
Top 10 Scary Movies with Gore/Violence#1 - Dead Alive
Originally known as Braindead, this movie is fast-paced and downright crazy.#2 - Aftermath
Watch this movie at your own risk. It's got some really disturbing scenes. Did you know that the actor found some of the uncomfortable scenes quite difficult to perform?#3 - Saw
The whole series of Saw is pretty shocking, but the first part still remains the best.#4 - Resident Evil
It's awesome to watch Milla Jovovich, as Alice, kick the butt of blood-thirsty zombies and weird mutant dogs!#5 - Hostel
This is another movie which is so gory, that you need an empty stomach to watch it.#6 - Carrie
This classic is based on Stephen King's novel. It terrifies yet evokes pity.#7 - Wrong Turn
Watching disfigured men eating human flesh will really gross you out...#8 - Evil Dead
The fright scale on this movie is pretty high, yet there are times when you find it comical.#9 - Dawn of the Dead
This is a classic film, full of gore and violence, which will shock you every time you watch it.#10 - Inside
A strange woman keeps haunting a pregnant woman for her unborn baby. Terrifying!
Top 10 Scary Movies of the Last Decade#1 - Ju-on: The Grudge
The Ring was good, but the original Japanese version is better. The best part about the movie is that it lacks the typical elements of a horror film.#2 - 28 Days Later...
This movie was a good surprise. The suspense in the film was good as we see the hero roaming in an abandoned city.#3 - Let the Right One In
This movie is hard to describe, basically it is about a vampire girl and her friend. You will be so drawn in the movie, it's awesome!#4 - [Rec]
This is one of the top scary films of the past decade; watching the reporter and cameraman trapped in the apartment will keep you tense to the point of wondering what's gonna happen next.#5 - The Descent
The dark scenes in the movie are so scary that half of the time you don't know what's happening, and where the weird creatures are coming from... Scary!#6 - Paranormal Activity
The original is good, but as more parts of the series keep coming, the scare factor does goes down. But, the initial release is good.#7 - The Orphanage
This is a Spanish film, which has a great visual appeal. You might not find it very scary, but it will surely make you nervous.#8 - The Eye
A girl gets an eye surgery, which enables her to see, but she is seeing more than what the normal eye can...#9 - Hard Candy
This movies stars Ellen Page (remember Juno). Her acting is superb, and the ending is awesome. Watch!#10 - Martyrs
This is a French film in which a woman is seeking revenge, but the story gets really twisted.
Top 10 Funny Horror Flicks#1 - Child's Play
The Chucky movies are a little cheesy films, but come on... you have to give it to the Chucky series, as they were absolutely fresh at the time, the first part was released.#2 - An American Werewolf in London
An American Werewolf in London is scary, funny and brilliant. Watch it with your buddies, and make sure you have popcorn.#3 - Shaun of the Dead
Shaun is trying to get his ex back, and dealing with the dead zombies at the same time.#4 - Gremlins
Evil little gremlins wreak havoc on the town. Gremlins might look nasty, but the movie has some cute moments!#5 - Young Frankenstein
This is very funny horror film, that will keep you laughing till the end.#6 - Scream
(1996)Tatum: No, please don't kill me, Mr. Ghostface, I wanna be in the sequel!
I still find the Scream movies pretty funny!#7 - Tucker and Dale vs Evil
Tucker and Dale vs Evil is hilarious and has some cool special effects.#8 - Frankenweenie
This is a brilliant Tim Burton film, where a science experiment brings back Sparky, the dog.#9 - Zombieland
This is a highly rated film, and the characters are damn funny.#10 - Beetlejuice
Another awesome Tim Burton movie, that you can watch and laugh.
Make sure you check the rating of the film before you start watching it. So watch the above movies and be scared...