Top 13 Scariest MUST See Horror Films

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Top 13 Scariest MUST See Horror Films

Halloween is almost upon us and its time for the Top 13 Scariest MUST See Horror Film scared from some of Hollywood’s scariest films makers.

You know the ones that will having afraid to turn off the lights when you get home.

It’s the perfect set of movies to freak out you girl, but don’t say “I’ll Be Right Back,” “who’s there?” or call out you friends name in a dark hallway or alley because those are the rules in horror films. And most of all make sure you don’t have sex or you might be the first to go. Innocence lost is always the first to go…

Here is’s Top 13 Scariest MUST See Horror Films:


13. Wrong Turn

Year: 2003
Director: Rob Schmidt

This is one of those films where you wish you had stayed on the main road and NOT stayed. In the tradition of the Deer Hunter, Turn will freak you out and when you see what happens to these unsuspecting teens your gross out. A Must see!

Chris has a job interview in Raleigh in three hours and he’s making good time–until an accident miles down the highway turns Chris’ manageable trip into a six-hour wait. Determined to make his critical appointment, Chris makes a hard U-turn and heads back up the West Virginia highway. Running low on fuel, he finds a shortcut, it’s clearly a road less traveled, but to Chris it seems to be a quick fix to avoid the traffic jam. Not far away, Jessie and her friends, Carly, Scott, Evan and Francine, stand quietly–stunned as they survey what’s left of their road trip after the tires blow out on their SUV. They’ve been left stranded, deep in the middle of the woods. Chris heads down the dusty road, accidentally hitting the SUV along the way, scattering the foursome around it. Luckily no one is seriously hurt in the collision, but egos are bruised and tempers flare. Chris is apologetic, and Jessie is the calming force when she discovers that the reason they’re in their predicament is that barbed wire had been stretched across the road. Therefore, their blown out tires were seemingly the result of a prank. The group quickly bands together, determined to find a phone. Evan and Francis stay with the cars, as the other four make their way down the road. As they venture deeper and deeper into the woods, the assumed idea that the trap was set by a prankster grows dim upon their discovery of a mountain cabin filled with grisly hunting weapons and horrific souvenirs of the hunt. They are now certain that whomever–or whatever–lives in the cabin is responsible for the barbed-wire trap that derailed their trip. What the foursome doesn’t know, however, is that Evan and Francine are now dead, mercilessly mutilated by three gruesome mountain men. Facing an uncertain and possibly horrific fate at the hands of these men, the four friends are sure of one thing: they will never go camping again


11. Friday The 13th (Remake)

Year: 2009
Director: Marcus Nispel

This version has some of the scariest moments in all of the Friday the 13th films. Jason is unstoppable, but it lacks Mrs Voorhees and the reason why Jason was killing all the kids in the first place. No worries though, because Michael Bay is once again behind another attempt to REBOOT Friday The 13th, which is set to hit theaters on Friday November 13, 2015. This time the movie will be directed by David Bruckner.

It’s a bit of a real take on Jason Voorhees, the boy who drowned in Crystal Lake and seeks revenge on teenage campers, and counselors who neglected to save him. This time around Jason is more aggressive as he stalks his victims, hunting them down one by one with his machete. A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions.



10. The Cabin in the Woods

Year: 2011
Director: Drew Goddard

Director Drew Goddard pays homage to all the films of the horror genre with a twist you’ll never imagine. from Zombies, to axe murders and even killer Merman there is a higher power weaving its tangled web taking out innocent youth. It will have you laughing scared.

The Cabin in the Woods is a simultaneous dissection and celebration of all the tropes to which it pays homage, while also managing to be a superb example of the genre in its own right. The script is vintage Whedon—smart, funny and surprising. Thanks to Goddard’s direction and staging, and despite the film’s very focus on the formulaic nature of horror, it still manages to be tense, atmospheric and jump-out-of-your-seat scary. The Cabin in the Woods may very well be the ultimate schlocky little horror movie.—Dan Kaufman


10. The Grudge

Year: 2011
Director: Shimizu Takeshi

Based on Ju-on, this movie is classic Japanese horror that touches on revenge and angry spirits. A great film.

Karen is an exchange student studying social work in Japan who innocently agrees to cover for a nurse who didn’t show up for work. When she enters the assigned home, she discovers an elderly American woman, Emma, who is lost in a catatonic state while the rest of the house appears deserted and disheveled. As she is tending to the stricken old woman, Karen hears scratching sounds from upstairs. When she investigates, she is faced with a supernatural horror more frightening than she could ever imagine. Within this house, a chain of terror has been set in motion resulting from a terrifying evil that was born years before. As more people die, Karen is pulled into the cycle of horror and learns the secret of the vengeful curse that has taken root in this house. Now she must stop it before it’s too late.


9. Drag Me To Hell

Year: 2009
Director: Sam Raimi

If you’re a Sam Rami fan then he will get you with this gypsy curse film that blends classic horror with new, in a combination that will have you hiding under the covers. Like the Evil Dead this movie will have you wishing you never watched it.

Christine Brown is an ambitious L.A. loan officer with a charming boyfriend, Professor Clay Dalton. Life is good until the mysterious Mrs. Ganush arrives at the bank to beg for an extension on her home loan. Should Christine follow her instincts and give the old woman a break? Or should she deny the extension to impress her boss, Mr. Jacks, and get a leg-up on a promotion? Christine fatefully chooses the latter, shaming Mrs. Ganush and dispossessing her of her home. In retaliation, the old woman places the powerful curse of the Lamia on Christine, transforming her life into a living hell. Haunted by an evil spirit and misunderstood by a skeptical boyfriend, she seeks the aid of seer Rham Jas to save her soul from eternal damnation. To help the shattered Christine return her life to normal, the psychic sets her on a frantic course to reverse the spell. As evil forces close in, Christine must face the unthinkable: how far will she go to break free of the curse?

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8. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (2003 Remake)

Year: 2003
Director: Marcus Nispel

Can we talk? There are so many Chain Saw movie, but only a few are truly worth your time. This remake/reboot of Leatherface is one of the scariest movies, which we dub scarier that the original.

The film is a complete revision with and darker take on the film making it scarier than the original Tobe Hooper classic. After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers.


7. Oculus

Year: 2014
Director: Mike Flanagan

Another genius haunting that will have you intrigued yet freaked out at the same time. And if you hate mirrors then this movie will surely get you. Stay tuned because we heard there will be an Oculus 2 on the way.

Ten years ago, tragedy struck the Russell family, leaving the lives of teenage siblings Tim and Kaylie forever changed when Tim was convicted of the brutal murder of their parents. Now in his 20s, Tim is newly released from protective custody and only wants to move on with his life; but Kaylie, still haunted by that fateful night, is convinced her parents’ deaths were caused by something else altogether: a malevolent supernatural force¬¬ unleashed through the Lasser Glass, an antique mirror in their childhood home. Determined to prove Tim’s innocence, Kaylie tracks down the mirror, only to learn similar deaths have befallen previous owners over the past century. With the mysterious entity now back in their hands, Tim and Kaylie soon find their hold on reality shattered by terrifying hallucinations, and realize, too late, that their childhood nightmare is beginning again…


6. Insidious: Chapter 2

Year: 2013
Director: James Wan

Talk about a great paranormal movie that brings the horror with classic haunts that will leave you turning on the lights. No fret Insidious: Chapter 3 will be out summer 2015.

Whannell reunite with the original cast of Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey and Ty Simpkins in INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2, a sequel to the acclaimed horror film, which follows the haunted Lambert family as they seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.


5. The Descent

Year: 2006
Director: Neil Marshall

This film will mess with your mind and if you are claustrophobic it will surely have you gasping for air and wanting out. The film is brutal, horrifying and a true sensation of turning the scare factor up to 1000!

On a daredevil caving holiday in the Appalachian Mountains, six women friends are unexpectedly trapped underground when a rock fall blocks their exit. Searching the maze of tunnels for a way out, they find themselves hunted by a race of fearless, hungry predators, once humanoid but now monstrously adapted to live in the dark. As the others battle for their lives, Sarah, still recovering from a mental collapse brought on by the recent deaths of her family, is fighting for her sanity. When old secrets are revealed, the friends turn on one another, causing the group to implode. Betrayed and desperate, Sarah realizes that to make it back to the surface, she must become as savage as the creatures themselves


4. Hostel

Year: 2006
Director: Eli Roth

What can we say about Hostel, the movie is pure genius – it takes scare to the 100th power and then scares you again with real situations that lean on the edge of disgust.

Two adventurous American college buddies, Paxton and Josh, backpack through Europe eager to make quintessentially hazy travel memories with new friend Oli, an Icelander they’ve met along the way. Paxton and Josh are eventually lured by a fellow traveler to what’s described as a nirvana for American backpackers–a particular hostel in an out-of-the-way Slovakian town stocked with Eastern European women as desperate as they are gorgeous. The two friends arrive and soon easily pair off with exotic beauties Natalya and Svetlana. In fact, too easily. Initially distracted by the good time they’re having, the two Americans quickly find themselves trapped in an increasingly sinister situation that they will discover is as wide and as deep as the darkest, sickest recess of human nature itself–if they survive.


3. The Conjuring

Year: 2013
Director: James Wan

Based on True events, this film can truly scare, because these situations happened back in the early 70s around the James Manson cult killings and more. A truly scary time.

Based on a true story, this horrifying tale follows world renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren who were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.


2. Sinister

Year: 2012
Director: Scott Derrickson

When it comes to freaking you out with a sinister plot line (no pun intended) director Scott Derrickson goes for it taking you outside the box for the films murderous plot. A part 2 is coming soon.

Ten years ago, true crime writer Ellison Oswald made his reputation with a best-­selling account of a notorious murder. Now, desperate to replicate the critical and financial success of his first book, he moves his loyal wife, over-anxious son and artistic daughter into a home where a suburban family was brutally executed and a child disappeared, hoping to find inspiration in the crime scene. Instead he discovers a mysterious box containing Super 8 footage of the murders-plus several more equally gruesome homicides. As he watches the carnage unfold on film, Ellison realizes he has stumbled onto evidence of a decades-long killing spree. But rather than going to the local authorities, he keeps the movies to himself, hoping to publish another acclaimed book based on the crimes. As Ellison starts to piece together the mind-bending truth about the crimes and the murderer, unseen intruders and inexplicable goings-on disrupt his once peaceful household. Slowly, he begins to realize that his ambition has placed him and his family in the path of an ancient and bloodthirsty adversary who has marked them as his next victims.


2. The Collection

Year: 2012
Director: Marcus Dunstan

hands down The Collector and its sequel The Collection are two of the scariest films to hit the screen. We would love to see if they will make a third installment of this film, because it more twisted than most and just as gory as Hostel but as freaky as Sinister and gives you a sense of insecurity that will infest your mind.

When Elena’s friends take her to a secret party at an undisclosed location, she never imagined she would become the latest victim of The Collector, a psychopathic killer. The Collector kidnaps and transports her to an abandoned hotel he’s transformed into his own private maze of torture and death. Upon learning of his daughter’s disappearance, Elena’s wealthy father hires a group of mercenaries to retrieve her from the vicious grips of The Collector. These mercenaries coerce Arkin, the only man to have escaped the wrath of this heinous monster, to lead them through the gruesome labyrinth. Now, Arkin finds himself fighting for his own life in order to save Elena.


1. Evil Dead (Remake)

Year: 2013
Director: Fede Alvarez

One of the best horror films of all time – It is NOT only scary, it pulls you in and goes past the norm when it comes to outlandish kills. It ups the stakes in horror films.

Five twenty-something friends are staying in a remote cabin where they discover a Book of the Dead and unwittingly summon up demons that were lying dormant in the nearby woods. The demons possess each of the young friends in succession until only one is left sane and with the will to fight for survival.

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