Horror movies are the most popular genre of movies out there. There are so many scary ones out there that you might argue which ones are the scariest. So I’ve made this list of ten scariest horror movies you shouldn’t watch alone.
1. Carrie (2013)
Carrie (2013) is a 2013 horror movie remake of the 1976 movie of the same name. It stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Gabriella Wilde, Portia Doubleday, and Ansel Elgort. There is also a sequel to the original 1976 film, called Carrie 2: The Rage. It tells the story of Carrie’s half-sister Rachel. Now Carrie and Rachel never met. The film was released on March 12, 1999. It did poorly with only a 21% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Then in 2002, a made for TV movie Carrie remake premiered. This version premiered on NBC and 12.21 million people tuned in.
The movie tells the story of tormented teenager Carrie White who gets the ultimate revenge on her classmates at the school prom. Carrie realizes she has telekinesis and uses her newfound powers to get revenge at the prom after a cruel prank. Carrie lives in Maine with her abusive and overly religious mother Margaret. The movie is based on the horror novel of the same name which is by Stephen King. Critics didn’t receive the movie very well. It only got a 49% score on Rotten Tomatoes. The critics said the film was ”unnecessary”. Chloe Grace Moretz plays Carrie, with Julianne Moore playing as Margaret. The film was released on October 18, 2013, in the United States.
2. House of Wax (2005)
House Of Wax is a 2005 horror movie remake of the 1953 movie of the same name. The 1953 film was actually a remake itself. The original film for that remake was called Mystery Of The Wax Museum which premiered in 1933. The film stars Elisha Cuthbert, Jared Padalecki, Chad Michael Murray, Paris Hilton, Robert Ri’chard, Brian Van Holt, and Jon Abrahams. It was released on May 6, 2005.
Carly Jones, her twin brother Nick, her boyfriend Wade, Nick’s friend Dalton, Carly’s friend Paige, and Paige’s boyfriend Blake decide to take a road trip to Louisiana to see a football game. After a long day of driving, night falls, and the gang decides to set up camp in an abandoned campground.
Little do they know that they’re actually in a creepy ghost town. Everyone, there has been killed and turned into wax statues for a Wax Museum. Two twin brothers have been killing the town residents and turning them into wax figures for their family Wax Museum. When members of the group start disappearing, it becomes pretty clear that Carly and her friends are next on the list to be turned into wax figures.
3. Scream (1996)
Scream is a 1996 horror film. It stars Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, Rose McGowan, Matthew Lillard, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich, and Drew Barrymore. The film was released on December 20, 1996. It’s the first movie in the franchise. There are about four movies total in the franchise. The franchise was a success and has become a classic and fan favorite for all horror movie lovers. Scream 2 premiered on December 12, 1997. Scream 3 premiered on February 4, 2000. Scream 4 premiered on April 15, 2011.
It tells the story of teenager Sidney Prescott who is still reeling from the death of her mother. Her mother was raped and murdered by who she thought was a man named Cotton Weary. She lives with her father in Woodsboro, California. The town becomes plagued with fear when a killer named Ghost Face stalks and murders another teenager named Casey Becker and her boyfriend, Steve. As Sidney’s friends start getting killed, she realizes that she could be the killer’s next target.
4. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
I Know What You Did Last Summer is a 1997 horror movie. It stars Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze Jr, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Ryan Philippe. It also stars Anne Heche, Bridgette Wilson, and Johnny Galecki. The horror film spawned two sequels called I Still Know What You Did Last Summer released in 1998, and I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer released in 2006.
The movie is about four teenagers who become stalked by a killer known simply as ”The Hook”. He starts stalking them one year after they accidentally ran over and killed a fisherman, then threw his body into the river and never speak of it again.
The four teens are Julie James, Helen Shivers, Ray Bronson, and Barry Cox. One night after celebrating Helen’s beauty pageant win, and telling scary stories at the beach, the four head for home. Then they hit and kill a man. To avoid getting into trouble, they throw his body into the river and vow to never talk about it again. After the accident, the four stopped speaking to each other. One year later, Julie starts getting notes from a stranger telling her that he knows what they did. The four friends meet each other to discuss the notes; then Barry is murdered by a hook-wielding killer. Now Julie, Ray, and Helen must fight to stay alive before ”The Hook” comes for
5. Child’s Play (1988)
Child’s Play is a 1988 horror film and the first film in the franchise. The film stars Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif, and Dinah Manoff. Child’s Play was a box office success and spawned six installments in the franchise. The franchise became very popular thanks to its cult following. Child’s Play 2 premiered on November 9, 1990. Child’s Play 3 premiered on August 30, 1991. Bride of Chucky premiered October 16, 1998. Seed Of Chucky premiered on November 12, 2004. Curse Of Chucky premiered on August 2, 2013. Lastly, Cult Of Chucky premiered August 24, 2017.
Catherine Hicks plays a mom who buys a doll named Chucky for her son Andy. Chucky is a possessed doll with the soul of a serial killer living inside him. The said serial killer is Charles Lee Ray. He was shot and killed by policemen Mike Norris. Realizing that he is dying, Charles transfers his soul into a doll using a voodoo spell. Later, Karen Barclay buys the toy for her son Andy as a birthday present. When Chucky kills Andy’s babysitter, Andy tries to warn his mother that Chucky is bad news. As a result, Andy becomes institutionalized. Now it’s up to Karen to prove that Chucky is a killer and save Andy before he becomes Chucky’s next victim.
6. Final Destination 3 (2006)
Final Destination 3 is a 2006 horror movie and is the third installment in the franchise. In total there are five installments in the franchise. Final Destination was released on March 17, 2000. Final Destination 2 was released on January 31, 2003. Final Destination 3 was released on February 10, 2006. The Final Destination was released on August 28, 2009. Lastly, Final Destination 5 was released on August 12, 2011. Final Destination 3 stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Ryan Merriman.
Teenager Wendy Christenson has a vision that she and her friends will get into a horrible roller-coaster accident. She freaks out right before the ride starts and is kicked off. Luckily most of her friends followed her and got off the ride.
Later, Wendy’s premonition comes true. The roller-coaster malfunctions and kills the remaining people on it. Of those remaining people was Wendy’s best friend Carrie and Wendy’s boyfriend, Jason, leaving Wendy heartbroken. Since Wendy cheated death, its now out for blood. You see death is a force that causes people to die in freak accidents. Now that Wendy knows this, she and Carrie’s boyfriend Kevin try to warn and save the rest of their classmates who got off the roller-coaster before they die in another one of death’s freak accidents.
7. Simon Says (2006)
Simon Says is a 2006 horror film, and stars Crispin Glover, and Margo Harshman. The film premiered on September 24, 2006. A creepy gas station attendant stalks and kills five unsuspecting teenagers at a campground. The five teens are Kate, Zach, Vicky, Riff, and Ashley. They are on their way to dig for gold during their spring break vacation.
But then they take a wrong turn. The gas station attendant is named Simon who has a twin brother named Stanley. The teens wander inside a store where they meet Simon and Stanley. Simon is not very helpful, so the teens grow frustrated and leave. They find a campground and settle in. Then members of the group start getting killed. Simon stalked them all the way to the campground and is picking them off one by one. The only remaining teen left is Kate who has to fight for her life against this sadistic serial killer.
8. Prom Night (2008)
Prom Night is a 2008 horror remake of the original of the same name. That movie starred Jamie Lee Curtis. It was about a teenager getting revenge on the kids that he blamed for his little sisters’ death at the prom. That Prom Night premiered in 1980. This remake has a completely different plot: the film star Brittany Snow and Johnathan Schaech. This movie is about a teenager named Donna Kapple who goes to her senior prom hoping to have a fun night. But her prom quickly turns into a nightmare when an obsessed stalker from her past shows up to pay her visit. Donna Kapple is a high school senior looking forward to her upcoming prom. It’s been quite a while since Donna was happy because her teacher Richard Fenton murdered her parents and younger brother. He had become obsessed with Donna.
Her parents tried to get a restraining order, but most of the time those don’t even work. He broke into the house and killed them all while Donna was at the movies with a friend. They wouldn’t tell him where she was so he stabbed them to death. By the time Donna got home, her father and brother were already dead. She hid under her bed and had to watch as Fenton stabbed her mother to death. Now that it’s prom time, Donna hopes to have the best night of her life. However, it turns out to be the worst night of her life when Fenton escapes the mental ward and shows up at her prom. Prom Night was released on April 11, 2008.
9. The Grudge 2 (2006)
The Grudge 2 is a 2006 horror film and the second installment in the franchise. It stars Amber Tamblyn, and Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jenna Dewan, Arielle Kebble, and Teresa Palmer to name a few. The film was released on October 13, 2006. The film is about a woman named Aubrey who flies all the way to Tokyo to find her missing sister who is under a terrible curse. It all dates back to The Grudge which was released on October 22, 2004. Aubrey’s sister Karen and her boyfriend were staying in a house in Tokyo. What they didn’t know was that anybody who stays in the house is subject to a curse. You see a family once lived in the house.
The wife was murdered by her husband because he found out she was in love with another man. He also killed their son. Then he was killed by the ghost of his son. So now the family of ghosts haunt the house and put a terrible curse on anybody who dares to live inside it. That unlucky person that ended up moving into the haunted house was Karen who was working as a social worker.
Karen was put in the hospital after trying to burn the house down to get rid of the curse. Aubrey visits her in the hospital where Karen gets hysterical trying to explain the evil. Aubrey is asked to leave. Soon after Karen is chased by one of the ghosts until she ends up on the roof, she ends up falling to her death right in front of Aubrey and her boyfriend. So now Aubrey has to figure out how to get rid of the curse before she falls prey to it as well.
10. Orphan (2009)
Orphan is a 2009 horror film. It stars Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, C.C.H. Pounder, and Johnathan Bennett. A couple with two children decide to adopt a third child after their unborn baby daughter is stillborn. So they adopt a 9-year-old girl named Esther. Esther seems sweet at first, but she’s actually a dangerous serial killer who’s mentally unstable. Kate and John Coleman were expecting their third child, a girl, named Jessica.
Jessica ends up being stillborn leaving John and Kate heartbroken. It begins to take a toll on their marriage as well. So they decide to adopt a third child. They think Esther would be a good fit. Esther seems normal and sweet at first then her dark side begins to show. Kate becomes seriously terrified for her family. So she digs into Esther’s past and gets more than she bargained for. Now Kate has to save her family from this deranged killer before its too late.