10) Paranormal Activity (2007)
The secret of Paranormal Activity scares lies in the fact that the movie is recorded as if it were amateur and is definitely a great part of our Top ten, even if everything is staged. Originally released in 2007, the film is already in its fourth sequel. The script, intriguing and scary, bets on the supernatural to scare the viewers.
9) Poltergeist (1982)
The horror classic of the 1980s continues to scare through generations. It is the story of a family terrified by a ghost, which peaks when the youngest daughter is kidnapped through the television. Mixing elements of science fiction, the film has become one of the scariest of all time. This is a great one on our Top Ten Lists.
8) The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
Based on a true story, Emily Rose’s Exorcism ensures her tension by interspersing the girl’s story with the trial of the priest accused of killing her (since Rose had died during the exorcism). Entitled to all the scariest elements of demonic possession films, the feature was responsible for terrifying nights for everyone who watched it.
7) The Prophecy (1976)
Another classic of terror, The Prophecy brings the imaginary Antichrist, reincarnated in a child that nothing resembles the boys his age. It is that after seeing his son die in childbirth, Gregory Peck’s character kidnaps a baby in the maternity ward without knowing its real identity.
6) The Orphanage (2007)
We have to see why this one figures on our Top Ten Lists: the Spaniards rock when the subject is a horror movie! Presented by master Guillermo Del Toro, The Orphanage is such an intriguing story, that keep your eyes glued to the screen from beginning to end.
5) The Call (2002)
Even though today’s Call has turned the cliché, it is undeniable that the movie scared us (and a lot) when it was released – there in the early 2000s. It is based on a Japanese film, other masters on terror. If your phone rang while you were watching, my dear, you knew what it is to be truly afraid!
4) The Amityville Horror (2005)
Another movie based on real facts (this raises the tension, does not it?), Horror in Amityville has left everyone electrified and this no one can deny. It is that the formula haunted house, however cliché, always ends up scaring. The 2005 film is a remake of the 1979 classic, as scary as it was.
3) La Casa Muda (2010)
Completely independent this should definitely be part of anyone´s Top ten, this Uruguayan film was the great surprise of the Cannes Film Festival in 2010. With a budget of only $ 6 thousand, the film was recorded in just 4 days. The House was based on a mysterious crime of the country and, believe me, it is very, very scary!
2) The Conjuring (2013)
Bad Invocation debuted in 2013 showing that Hollywood still knows how to make good horror movies. Invoking all the classic elements of the genre, the film does not fall into clichés and holds attention from beginning to end. Needless to say, that too, was based on real cases.
1) The Shining (1980)
At the top of our list could not fail to be The Enlightened One. Directed by Stanley Kubrick, the film, based on Stephen King’s book, combines elements of the supernatural with madness and murder. I did not want to be in that hotel being chased by the crazy Jack Torrance as our first spot on our Top tenTop ten list!