Looking for some of the scariest horror movies ever made to watch on weekends?
Here we have compiled a list of some of the must-watch masterpieces of supernatural horror. If you are a horror movie buff, you are bound to love these arguably Hollywood’s greatest ever fright fests.
Caution: Watch at your own risk!
Evil Dead (1981)
Plain creepy! This is the movie which you should not miss. This Sam Raimi’s low-budget classic has every “tried-n-tested” horror ingredient which makes it an absolutely spine-chilling watch. The movie centers on five unsuspecting teenagers who are haunted by supernatural entities in a remote cabin in the forest. The technical aspects of the movie might be pretty outdated by today’s standard of special effects, but the brilliant acting and the tight script made it a highly impactful film.
The Exorcist (1973)
The creepy atmosphere of the movie makes you terrified to the core. Directed by William Friedkin, ‘The Exorcist’ is about an innocent 12-year-old girl Linda Blair who gets possessed by a demon. It’s the movie that reinvented the trope of supernatural horrors. It is said that when the movie opened in theaters, a great number of people found the relentless story so horrifying that they fainted and vomited in the aisles. The movie won 10 Academy Award nominations and was once holding the title of the highest-grossing movie of all time.
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Frightening and freaky! You feel relief in the fact that you are not experiencing the terror in real life. This spine-chilling coming-of-age independent horror movie revolving around finding the truth about the legend of a witch continues to scare viewers to this day. The climax scene is considered one of the most disturbing in the found-footage genre. The movie follows a group of filmmaking students who experienced the most dreadful adventure of their lives. The story may not sound as suspenseful and scary, but with the creepy forest setting, strong performances, and minimal use of digital effects, it is one of the smartest and most effective supernatural thrilling ever made.
Paranormal Activity (2007)
Directed by Oren Peli, this flick offers a new take on found-footage movies. The movie plays on a simple idea. CCTV cameras in a house start documenting demonic activities that unsettle the life of a young couple. With a great plot and nail-biting suspense, ‘Paranormal Activity’ is a highly-unsettling horror flick which received universal acclaim.
The Conjuring (2013)
Home is the most unsafe place on earth for the characters of this downright scary movie. ‘The Conjuring’, directed by horror movie maestro James Wan, as per critics and audience alike, is one of the most terrifying movie experiences ever made. This haunted house story is full of jump scares odd-camera angles and sinister undertones which make spines of audience tingle.