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Top 10 All Time Scariest Movies Of Hollywood

Scariest Movies Of Hollywood
Scariest Movies Of Hollywood

“Horror” remains to be a very popular genre in the field of cinematography. This genre had been a very attractive genre in the cinema industry for many years and has also created very many sub-genres that the horror fans enjoy and appreciate of. They appreciate the curious feeling within themselves when they sit on their couches to watch a horror movie, waiting for high stake actions. People experience fear and anxiety. People panic and experience tension. Some fans, use horror movies to fight against pessimism! Yes, watching a horror movie, makes you realize how easy your life is. If you could watch these ten scariest movies without screaming or having a Goosebumps moment, your guts should really be appreciated.



The Exorcist

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imdb    Imdb:    8/10
meta    Metacritic:    82/100
rt    Rotten tomatoes:   86%
Release Date: December 26, 1973
Director: William Friedkin
Cast: Linda Blair, Jason Miller, Jack MacGowran, Kitty Winn, Lee J. Cobb, Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn
Distributed By: Warner Brothers
Music By: Jack Nitzsche
Language: English
Country: America
Running Time: 121 minutes
Awards: 2 Academy Awards (1974), 4 Golden Globes (1974)
Budget: USD 12 m
Box Office: USD 441.3 m
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A 1973 Warner Bros R – Rated horror drama, The Exorcist is one of the highly frightful and top-rated scariest movies of all times. The “Exorcist” is rated as the ninth-highest-grossing movie of all time in the North Americas with about 110,599,200 estimated admissions.

Crew: Directed by William Friedkin adapted from the story “The Same Name” by William Peter Blatty, the movie cast crew includes Max von Sydow Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, and Jason Miller. The Tubular Bells is the scariest music arrangement ever made. The music was composed and arranged by Mike Oldfield and Jack Nitzsche.

Plot: The movie deals with a young girl’s demonic possession and the efforts of her mother to win her back as a normal child. The film has also dealt in an appreciable way, some psychological themes like maternal love, faith in midst of doubt, Exorcism.

Accolades: The movie earned many academic award nominations and bagged the awards for Best adapted screenplay and best sound mixing awards. Also, this movie was the first horror movie ever to be nominated for the Academy awards for best picture.

Scenes to watch with lights on All of it. Not a single scene to be watched in dark. Do watch it in mid-day, with blinds and curtains on.


The Shining

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meta    Metacritic:    63/100
rt    Rotten tomatoes:   87%
Release Date: May 23, 1980
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Danny Lloyd, ack Nicholson, Scatman Crothers, Shelley Duvall
Distributed By: Warner Brothers
Music By: Rachel Elkind, Wendy Carlos
Language: English
Country: America, UK
Running Time: 119 minutes(European), 144 minutes( American), 146 minutes (Premiere)
Awards: Saturn Award (Best Supporting Actor-Scatman Crothers)
Budget: USD 19 m
Box Office: USD 44.4 m
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Crew: Released in the early 1980s, A combined production from The Producer Circle Company, Peregrine Productions and Hawk Films, The Shining is an R Rated thriller – drama movie and producer and creative director Stanley Kubrick‘s intense horror gothic movie. The movie is based on Stephen King’s novel, “The Shining” released in 1977. With the aid of the co-screenwriter Diane Johnson, Kubrick shifted a lot, from the conventions of the regular, mythological movie thrillers, replacing them with his subtle, amusing and symbolic motifs. Shining is the feature song of the movie and musical arrangements and directions byWendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind

Plot:  Jack Torrance progresses toward becoming winter guardian at the disengaged Overlook Hotel in Colorado, planning to cure his temporarily uncooperative mind. He settles in with his wife and child who is tormented by psychic feelings. As Jack’s written work goes no place and Danny’s dreams turned out to be all the more exasperating, Jack finds the lodging’s dull mysteries and starts to unwind into a murderous insane person dead set on threatening his family.

Accolades: The movie was nominated for Saturn awards under various categories and Scatman Crothers won the Best supporting actor award for the movie.

Scenes to watch with lights on The room number 237 scene and the delivery of the dialogue”The blood usually gets off on the third floor.” The ladies in the bathtub might bring you a quiver when you watch in dark!. “Here’s Johnny!” is the classic dialogue of the movie. Arguably Kubrick’s one of the two classics.


Get Out

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meta    Metacritic:    84/100
rt    Rotten tomatoes:   99%
Release Date: February 24, 2017 (United States), January 24, 2017(Sundance)
Director: Jordan Peele
Cast: Stephen Root, Catherine Keener, Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Lakeith Stanfield, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones
Distributed By: Universal Pictures
Music By: Michael Abels
Language: English
Country: America
Running Time: 103 minutes
Awards: Saturn Award (Best Supporting Actor-Scatman Crothers)
Budget: USD 4.5 m
Box Office: USD 255 m
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Crew: An R Rated mystery thriller, released in early 2017, Get Out movie is rated as one of the top three all-time scariest movies ever. The film is written, directed and co-produced by Jordan Peele, in his directorial debut.

Plot: Chris – An African American boyfriend of an English / American White girl Rose have achieved the meet-the-parents’ session during their dating, she welcomes him for a weekend getaway with Missy and Dean. Initially, Chris peruses the family’s excessively obliging conduct as apprehensive activities to manage their little girl’s interracial relationship, however, as days advance, an evolution of progressively aggravating disclosures led him to face things that he could never have envisioned.

Accolades: The movie deals with some interesting themes of slavery in a different point of view. When missing white females and abducting black families are generally described conventionally, the movie brings out a contrasting set of events, daringly. The movie has already won MTV Movie and TV Awards during the latter part of 2017.

Scenes to watch with lights on Almost every scene, is the right answer. However, when Chris finds out Missy’s indifferent nature, the Psychiatric treatment of Chris, the bloody thrilling climax are definitely must watch scenes with lights on.


Rosemary’s Baby

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meta    Metacritic:    96/100
rt    Rotten tomatoes:   99%
Release Date: June 12, 1968
Director: Roman Polanski
Cast: Sidney Blackmer, Maurice Evans, Ralph Bellamy, Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon
Distributed By: Paramount Pictures
Music By: Krzysztof Komeda
Language: English
Country: America
Running Time: 136 minutes
Awards: Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, BAFTA award
Budget: USD 3.2 m
Box Office: USD 33.4 m
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Crew: An Americal Psychological horror movie adapted from the novel, Irva Levin’s Rosemary’s baby – the bestselling among the books of 1967, Rosemary’s Baby is written and directed by Roman Polanski.

Plot: A young wife believes that her posterity is not of this world. Waifish Rosemary Woodhouse and her battling on-screen actor spouse Guy migrates to New York City residence with an inauspicious notoriety and odd neighbours Roman and Minnie Castavet. At the point when Rosemary ends up pregnant she turns out to face a progressive solitude, and the malevolent truth is uncovered simply after Rosemary’s baby is born.

Accolades: This movie has been tried to be revamped many times. But people always prefer this version of the book as a movie. The movie has won several awards including the Academy Awards and Golden Globe awards.

Scenes to watch with lights on The scene when Rosemary realises the nature of her husband and the plans of him with his cohorts.


The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

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meta    Metacritic:    38/100
rt    Rotten tomatoes:   88%
Release Date: October 1, 1974
Director: Tobe Hooper
Cast: John Dugan, Gunnar Hansen, Jim Siedow, Edwin Neal, Teri McMinn
Distributed By: Bryanston Pictures
Music By: Tobe Hooper, Wayne Bell
Language: English
Country: America
Running Time: 84 minutes
Awards: NA
Budget: USD 3,00,000
Box Office: USD 30.9 m
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Crew: A 1974 released Fantasy thriller that has not yet seen a comp movie till date and remains to be one of the scariest movies ever since.

Plot: Whenever Sally (Marilyn Burns) hears that her granddad’s grave may have been vandalized, she and her paraplegic sibling, Franklin (Paul A. Partain), set out with their companions to explore. After a reroute to their family’s old farmhouse, they find a gathering of crazed, deadly untouchables crowds outcasted nearby. As the crowd is assaulted one by one with the chainsaw-wielding Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen), who wears a veil of human skin, the survivors are forced to do everything that they can to flee the place and live.

Accolades: The movie grossed over 30 million USD during its initial release because of the mixed critical reviews by the viewers. However, the movie was banned to be screened in certain theatres owing to its extreme violence. It is being considered the Best and most influential film ever, in the cinema history. The movie is credited to deal with the sub-genre, slasher which includes the use of power tools and machines for murderous activities. It has also discussed the animal rights theme and so the movie is described as a “Pro-vegetarian” movie.

Scenes to Watch with Lights on The two minute long scene when Sally is forced to have her food with the Leatherface family. The scene when she is tied to a chair that is made with the human body parts. Disgusting, gross and horrific as well.



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rt    Rotten tomatoes:   97%
Release Date: September 8, 1960 (America), June 16, 1960( DeMille Theatre)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Janet Leigh, John McIntire, Martin Balsam, Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles
Distributed By: Universal Pictures( 1968- present) Paramount Pictures (1960-68)
Music By: Bernard Herrmann
Language: English
Country: America
Running Time: 109 minutes
Awards: Golden Globe Awards, Edgar Allan Poe Awards
Budget: USD 8,06,947
Box Office: USD 50 m
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Crew: Directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock, the 1960 R Rated American Psychological Horror slasher is based on a novel “Psycho” written by Robert Bloch.

Plot: Phoenix secretary Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), steals $40,000 from her boss to flee with her lover, Sam Loomis (John Gavin), is overwhelmed by depletion amid a substantial rainstorm. Going on the byways to stay away from the police, she stops for the night at the Bates Motel and meets the amenable proprietor Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), a young fellow with an enthusiasm for taxidermy and a troublesome association with his mom.

Accolades: The movie is credited as the first ever movie to deal with the sub-genre, slasher which includes the use of power tools and machines for murderous activities. The movie has been rated and rerated by the film censor boards and critics several times as R Rated, Matured Audience and Parental Guidance Rating. The movie was a low budget black and white entails but at a later point received four Academy awards nominations. The movie is considered as Hitchcock’s best movie ever by film critics and scholars across the globe. The movie is also considered culturally, historically and aesthetically significant by the United States of America’s Library of Congress

Scenes to watch with lights on: The quintessential shower slaying is the most horrific scene of the movie. With the classic music cue running behind, this scene remains a horror classic for more than a half century.



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Release Date: June 20, 1975
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Murray Hamilton, Lorraine Gary, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw
Distributed By: Universal Pictures
Music By: John Williams
Language: English
Country: America
Running Time: 124 minutes
Awards: 3 Academy Awards, Best Music- Grammy Award, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA
Budget: USD 9.0 m
Box Office: USD 470.7 m
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Crew: An American 1975 released R Rated thriller movie, Jaws is directed by Steven Speilberg, adapting the story Jaws by Peter Benchley’s 1974. The screenplay is accredited to Benchley, who wrote the first drafts, and actor-writer Carl Gottlieb, who rewrote the script during principal photography. Distributed by Universal Pictures, the movie’s music is arranged by Johan Willams.

Plot: It is an equal monster and character movie. A young lady is devoured by a shark while skinny-dipping at Amity Island which is considered the traveller town of New England. The Cop, Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) needs to close the shorelines, however, chairman Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) overrules him, expecting that the loss of vacationer income will handicap the town. Ichthyologist Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and the ship captain Quint (Robert Shaw) offer to enable Brody to catch the Shark, and the trio takes part in an epic clash of man versus nature. The movie is mostly shot in Martha Vineyard at Massachusetts, USA.

Accolades: Jaws is now considered as one of the greatest films ever, it is the first ever blockbuster of Steven Spielberg. Jaws were archetypal summer blockbuster becoming the highest-grossing film until the release of Star Wars. It won several awards for its soundtrack and editing including three Academy Awards, an Oscar and the Grammy award.

Scene to watch with lights on: When Shark chews Alex Kinter and when Harry stands before Broddy shaking his muddy soggy saggy Sock moobs,



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rt    Rotten tomatoes:   93%
Release Date: October 25, 1978
Director: John Carpenter
Cast: Nancy Loomis, P.J. Soles, Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence
Distributed By: Compass International Pictures
Music By: John Carpenter
Language: English
Country: America
Running Time: 91 minutes
Awards: NA
Budget: USD 3,00.000 to 3,25,000
Box Office: USD 70.0 m
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Crew: A 1978 Independent American Slasher – Horror R Rated movie, Halloween is scored and directed by John Carpenter, co-written with the producer of the movie Debra Hill. The movie is the first of the Halloween franchise consisting of ten movies, novels, comics, games and many more.

Plot: On one of the coldest nights of October – the Halloweens of 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers mercilessly killed his 17-year-old sister, Judith. He was condemned and bolted away for a long time. Be that as it may, on October 30, 1978, while being exchanged for a court date, 21-year-old Michael Myers snips a car and departures Smith’s Grove. He comes back to his tranquil main residence of Haddonfield, Illinois, where he searches for people to kill. The film deals with themes like violence against women, premarital sex,  the dangers of suburbia and sexual frustrations in a frantically intriguing way.

Accolades: It is one of the most profitable independent movies of the country. It was also nominated for Saturn Awards for Best Horror Film of the year,

Scene to watch with Lights On: When Laurie hides from Michel, inside a crochet, and Michel smashes the door showing up his spooky mask to Laurie and the audience, is arguably the most horrific and scariest scenes in the movie.


The Blair Witch Project

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imdb    Imdb:    6.4/10
meta    Metacritic:    81/100
rt    Rotten tomatoes:   86%
Release Date: July 14, 1999
Director: Eduardo Sánchez, Daniel Myrick
Cast: Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams, Heather Donahue
Distributed By: Artisan Entertainment
Music By: Antonio Cora
Language: English
Country: America
Running Time: 81 minutes
Awards: Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award, 1st Golden Trailer Awards
Budget: USD 60,000
Box Office: USD 248.6 m
Available at: Amazon Netflix Youtube

Crew: The R Rated Psychological – Mystery horror movie of the year 1999, the BWP is written, edited and directed by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez. Produced by Robin Cowie and Greg Hale, the movie is distributed worldwide by Artisan Pictures.

Plot: Discovered video film tells the story of three film understudies (Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams) who’ve set out to a residential community to produce a  narrative film or in other words a documentary about the Blair Witch, a neighbourhood killer. Through the span of a few days, the boys talk with townspeople and assemble signs to help the story’s veracity. Be that as it may, the venture takes an alarming turn when the boys lose their way in the forested areas and start hearing awful commotions.Hardly any watchers were left unscathed by this enormous outside the box frightfulness hit, which brilliantly used fake discovered film – shot on video and 16mm – to take after a group of four boys endeavouring to shoot a claimed witch phenomenon in Maryland

Accolades: It won Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award for best movie. And First Golden Trailer Award. This movie is not only the perfected and largely improvised, a narrative movie of a documentary-style, but also has brought in the idea of found footages to be used as a mode of inducing horror in movies.

Scenes to watch with Lights on: Utilizing one of the classical cardinal rules of horror movies, “the less you show, the scarier you make it” Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez would move many imitators, however, none of them would whip together a motion picture so clearly frightful. The movie had no special effects or lightning, but we would suggest you watch the movie in the mid-day time and in groups!



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rt    Rotten tomatoes:   97%
Release Date: May 25, 1979
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Yaphet Kotto, Ian Holm, John Hurt, Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright
Distributed By: 20th Century Fox
Music By: Jerry Goldsmith
Language: English
Country: America, UK
Running Time: 117 minutes
Awards: Academy Award (Visual Effects), Saturn Awards, Hugo Awards (Dramatic Presentation), BAFTA Award (Music)
Budget: USD 9 to 11 m
Box Office: USD 104.9 to 203.6 m
Available at: Amazon Netflix Youtube

Plot: Alien films are by and large, planted in the sci-fi domain. Notwithstanding, with the first at any rate, Alien was as much a terror and guts movie as a science fiction one. With a little cast being chased by a solitary, alarming animal, Alien was far expelled from the Star Wars and Star Treks of Hollywood. In profound space, the team of the business star ship Nostromo is stirred from their cryo-rest cases part of the way through their voyage home to research a misery call from an alien vessel. The horror starts when the crew of space researchers experience a nest of eggs inside the alien ship. A life form from jumps out and clings itself to one of the teams pushing him into coma.

Crew: The movie is directed by Ridley Scott, with screenplay by Dan O’Bannon who wrote the story with Ronald Shusett. The film was produced by David Giler, Gordon Carroll, and Walter Hill through their company Brandywine Productions. The movie was distributed by 20th Century Fox. Giler and Hill added some revisions to the script. The eponymous Alien and its elements were brought by the Swiss artist H. R. Giger, while the concept artists Chris Foss and Ron Cobb created the human touch for the movie. The alien franchise now has three sequels, and two prequels, respectively.

Accolades: The movie bagged the academy awards for visual effects, BAFTA awards, Hugo awards for dramatic presentation, Grammy award and golden globe awards and many more.

Scenes to watch with Lights on The dinner scene with Kane, Kane waking up from a coma, Kane’s argument with his crew are the scariest scenes. You can’t do better than this, horror fans.!

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