We are going to leave many outside, we have it clear. It is also part of the mystery. Keep in mind that the order of the factors is not very important. The film in the first place, does not necessarily have to be our favourite and we will follow a chronological order. From the oldest to the newest.

Psycho

Alfred Hitchcock directed this movie in 1960. It is based on the novel by Robert Bloch. This psychological thriller stars Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh and is the story of a secretary who lodges in a small hotel after “borrowing” money from her boss. The shower scene is … well, you better see it, but turn down the volume.

The Exorcist

The soundtrack of Mike Oldfield already warns you to start to be afraid. The “angelic” Regan does not help too much to reassure you. The film directed by William Friedkin in 1973 is based on the novel of William Peter Blatty. Ellen Burstyn, Jason Millar, Linda Blair and Max von Sydow are the protagonists in the story of the possession of Regan, a 12-year-old girl. Children and horror films.

Carrie

Starring Sissy Spacek and directed by Brian de Palma in 1976 is based on a novel by Stephen King. Carrie is a teenager who has telekinetic powers … who moves things, And especially when he gets angry.

Alien

Released in 1979, the film directed by Ridley Scott is starring Sigourney Weaver. A spaceship, Nostromo, returns to earth. All members of the crew are cryogenized. The central computer awakens when a transmission is detected from a planet that seems to be uninhabited. And there they will see the origin of communication.

The shining

After watching this movie, you will not look with the same eyes at Jack Nicholson. Not that it looks unbalanced in other films, but here it confirms completely. The Shining (1980), also based on a novel by Stephen King, is produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick and is the story of a writer, Jack Torrance who accepts the post of a mountain hotel. There he moves with his family and is where he is unbalanced, Jack Torrance, his wife, the son…

Friday the 13th

Released in the same year, it could not miss this list. It is one of the classics of the subgender slasher and is already among the cult films. Vacation in a summer camp, next to a lake where a young man died years.

Poltergeist

Things that happen when you build the house on a … Let’s start with the beginning. Produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Tobe Hooper, the film deals with what happens in a house in which they are suffering a phenomenon of poltergeist (of the German poltern, to make noise and Geist, ghost). With the translation you can make an idea.

The silence of the lambs

We are going to the 90’s. We are in 1991 and the adaptation of the Thomas Harris novel is premiering. Directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, it got the Hollywood Oscar in Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Film. An FBI “Fellow” has to find a serial killer and has the help of another serial killer, Hannibal Lecter.

Ring

Hideo Nakata directed this movie based on a popular Japanese tale and deals with a few damn videos that cause death. To those who see them … Under your responsibility, we leave you the link to the video…

The Others 2001

In 2001, Alejandro Amenábar directs Nicole Kidman in this psychological horror tape. The Others is set in 1945 at the end of World War II. Grace, her protagonist, waits with her two sons for the return of her husband, who fought in the war. Children suffer from a disease that does not allow them to have contact with natural light.. More children and more terror.

Let me in

Let’s end with a Swedish movie and also a children’s film. Based on a novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist tells the story of a boy who suffers bullying and befriends a vampire girl. Others have an imaginary friend…

We have left many, sure, but we had no choice. Since we are talking about the horror genre, we had to sacrifice some of them.
What are your favourites? What would you like to see today?