Top 5 Horror Films

This is a list of the top 5 horror films that will scare you senseless. A collection of films that are perfect if you fancy a fright, or to hold someone tight all night.

These may not be the most popular choices for everyone, but no one will be able to deny their impact upon the horror genre and upon people that watch them. These 5 will scare you as much the second time around as they did when they were first seen.

These films must all be watched in the dark for maximum impact on the psyche, and for true spine chills, watch them back to back.

The top 5 horror films are:

1. The Shining (1980)
An original concept perfectly evil and horrifically well made. Still freaks me out.

2. The Thing (1982)
Nothing like it even now. Left alone in a desert of cold, with an alien evil that you can’t stop.

3. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
A remake that betters the original. Being alone in a crowd of the possessed with no one you can trust.

4. Psycho (1960)
Made by the greatest director of all time; Alfred Hitchcock. A masterpiece of psychological terror.

5. Halloween (1978)
The ‘Teen Slasher’ begins. A brutally crazy man with a child’s mind escapes from the institution.

This list of horror films is assured to give you some of the most intense frights that have ever been captured on film.

Each film contributed to the horror genre in their own way, some of them beginning an almost entirely new form of terror film, from the ‘Teen Slasher’ in Halloween to the ‘Psychological Horror’ in Psycho. The claustrophobic style of filming as well as the plot and characterisations were all so perfectly executed that these classic films still remain the top 5 films in their genre.