Horror movies are watched with interest by a big chunk of the audiences who watch movies. The main reason why horror movies are so popular amongst the masses is because of the suspense and action they create. The viewer is always curious to know what would happen next in the movie. Also, the gory scenes depicted in horror movies create an aura of fear which the viewer may even enjoy experiencing. However, horror movies have a bad impact on the psychology, particularly for children and therefore, they must not be allowed to watch them. For adults, however, we take a look at the List Of Top 10 Horror Movies Ever Made that were shown in cinemas and that are still remembered today. These movies include the oldest horror movies shown to the public by Hollywood.
10. Cloverfield 
The film is about a monster that has engulfed the US in the city of New York, and would make you feel that the film is similar to the Godzilla movie. Footage is recovered of the monster committing mayhem and the plan is to take on the monster head-on and deal with it effectively. The movie enjoy a rating of 7.1/10.
9. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 
Sweeney Todd is a 2007 flick that revolved around Sweeney, who is barber-cum-serial killer who kills his customers using a straight razor used for removing hair. He also has an accomplice to assist him in his evil acts by the name of Mrs. Lovett. She is assigned by Todd to cut the corpses into small pieces which she does so every time a customer at the barber shop is captured and killed by Sweeney. The film has a rating of 7.5/10 on imdb and was very popular when it was released back in 2007.
8. 28 days later…
28 days later is a movie based on the story that lab animals are set free for experimentation. However, those who set the animals free are unaware that the animals have a virus which turns them from being animals to becoming savages! More so, this virus has the ability to jump from these animals to human beings, turning busy London streets into deserts! This movie has an imdb rating of 7.7 out of 10 and you might as well enjoy watching it on a lazy Sunday.
7. Saw 
Saw is a relatively recent film which was based on a sort of a puzzle that two people have to solve to be able to save other people in the plot of the film. Saw is a major element in the movie as many gory scenes are shown using a saw as a cutting device, which are very disturbing to watch. The movie has an imdb rating of 7.7/10.
6. Zombieland 
This is another zombie movie which plots a lot of zombies moving all across the United States, particularly Ohio, and there is a lot of zombie action. Zombies are hit, thrashed, smacked, you name it! The film has a combination of humor and gory scenes as is not a completely serious horror movie. The imdb rating for this movie is 7.8/10.
5. The Exorcist 
The Exorcist is filmed based on the idea of a teenage girl who has come under the influence of a supernatural power. As a result of this, the parents of the girl seek help from two priests to free the girl of their control. The Exorcist was a highly popular movie and is still counted amongst the best ever horror movies. For the same reason, it has an imdb rating of 8.0/10 to its credit.
4. Shaun of the Dead 
Shaun of the Dead is a movie in which a man is trying to fight a whole battalion of dead people who have returned from the world of the dead to the world of the living. That man has lost his girlfriend and now fights to win her back as well as to fight against the dead who have come back from their resting places. Shaun of the dead has a very high rating of 8.0/10 over imdb.
3. Alien 
Alien was a movie that was based on the plot that a distress signal has been received by a space vessel used for commercial purposes to and from Earth to which it responds positively. The vessel follows the signal and tries to find what is wrong with the signal sending ship. The ship finds a dead pilot on the other ship and also lots of pods. The movie was both scary as well as popular amongst viewers and so it received an imdb rating of 8.5/10.
2. The shining 
The Shining is almost the top scariest movie in our list as it has the most interesting movie plot which entertained audiences. It is about a family moving to an isolated hotel to enjoy the winters. However, they did not know that they would come under the influence of supernatural powers which would hold sway over them. The possessed start seeing images of horror from the past as well as from the future and cease to act normal. There are a lot of murders shown which are seemingly committed using axes and a number of decomposed bodies are also shown so viewer discretion is advised for the movie. The movie is definitely a must watch and that is why it has a very high imdb rating of 8.5/10.
1. Psycho 
Psycho is a very old movie which is an Alfred Hitchcock movie and was also made with a low budget, USD 800,000. Nevertheless, the movie is one of the scariest ever made, you can count on that. The movie is full of tremendously gory scenes of murder for which it is not a good idea to watch it with children.
Released in 1960, the movie was the first to showcase scary scenes to this extent which other movies of the time had never shown. Psycho enjoys an imdb rating of 8.6/10.