HM . Terrifier (2016)
This is probably my least favorite movie from this list but I chose to include it because it’s definitely a great Halloween movie! Crappy plot, full of tropes, and cliches but that’s not why you’re here. You’re here for the gore. The movie is over the top with its gore and there’s also a clown so, there’s that. Enjoy!
HM. Scary Movie (2000)
I would put this a lot higher on the list solely because of Anna Faris but it has aged so poorly. It get’s to a point where the majority of the humor is just offensive for the sake of being offensive. I still find a lot of this movie hilarious but I just can’t excuse how bad some of the jokes get. Still really fun and probably my favorite movie from the series.
50. American Horror Story (Roanoke 2016)
One of my favorite and also least favorite seasons of ACH. The beginning of the season is a really good parody of different horror genres including the infamous found footage sub genre and the reality tv genre. As the season progresses, however, it becomes a lot more 4th wall breaking and gets pretty unbearable. If you want to watch the first half of the season then I would highly recommend!
49. Goedam (2020)
This series of Korean short films had its pretty disturbing moments but it’s still very low on this list for a reason. It gets sooooo repetitive! There seems to be a format that every segment follows and after a few short films the viewer might get tired of the over the top disturbing movements and jump scares. However, if you want a short watch that you can quickly binge then I would recommend!
48. Jeepers Creepers (2001)
A guilty pleasure for sure and one of the only scary movies that I have enjoyed both in a comedic sense and fairly creepy concept. If you haven’t watched this movie than please catch up and if you forgot about this movie then please rewatch it! Again it’s pretty low on my list because it has its faults but it’s also not meant to be taken so seriously.
47. The Banana Splits Movie (2019)
Suggested by Queen John, I was forced to watch this movie. It’s basically an irl Five Nights at Freddies. Very ridiculous, self aware, gory, bad? This is a great movie to just sit back and drink with some friends and I’m glad this exists for some reason.
46. Slasher (Any season 2016-)
Like many of these bottom of the list movies, this isn’t anything amazing or elaborate. It goes from being gory murder mystery to just becoming a blood fest and I enjoy that quite a bit sometimes. There are times when I really just want to lay down, turn off my brain, and watch idiots mindlessly getting murdered while I try to guess which one of those idiots could have done it. It’s very cliche and the plot is basically the same in every season but again this is a horror series to turn your brain off. The gore can become a bit overwhelming on season 3 though.
45. Final Destination (2000)
Another classic that tapped into the anxieties and fears of anyone that watched it. The movie has a ton of flaws but still succeeds in its goal to make the viewer extremely paranoid. The majority of the people don’t even remember the plot but will have nightmares of the character’s deaths. Rewatching this movie made me realize that it was so much cheesier than I remember but my fear to get on planes reappeared.
44. Final Destination 2 (2003)
The sequel to the movie listed above, “Final Destination 2” tries to create an actual villain to the prior movie and make an overarching story. I put this movie above the first one because I feel like this movie has even more memorable deaths. The fire escape death actually traumatized me as a kid even though that situation was extremely unlikely. In my opinion this movie is the best in the series and with a more competent director with a better vision, the series could have thrived a lot more.
43. As Above So Below (2014)
I was hoping that this movie would be a bit higher on the list but it just has too many flaws. It’s a found footage horror movie where the characters are exploring the Catacombs in Paris and with that description, I was already sold. It isn’t an awful movie and there is a bit of a story to be looked into as well but it leaves a lot to be desired. The story takes a while to get started, there is a lot of rpg style side quests which isn’t good in a movie, and a lot of plot holes. Still a fun movie with a fun concept so please give it a chance!
42. Idle Hands (1999)
Another classic horror comedy on this list that I really enjoy to watch. The jokes are cheesy, the kills are cheesy, and the plot is cheesy. But I love this movie! It’s so much fun and a great example of how a horror parody should be done.
41. Insidious (2010)
I feel like everyone has watched this movie and knows the impact that it had on horror movies for the beginning of the 2010s. Although jump scare horror had already been a thing, there weren’t too many horror movies that had a bit of a higher production value and a decent story. It also led for films like “The Conjuring” and “Sinister” to come out as well. People actually lined up for this movie solely for the “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” scene so I would be dumb to not include this movie on the list.
40. Paranormal Activity (2007)
Another movie that paved the way for future horror movies to come. It eventually became a huge jump scare franchise but I still have a lot of love for this movie and what it went for. Again, this is a movie that could have been a lot more had it not just became a money hungry series but great concept.
39. American Horror Story: Murder House (2011)
My favorite AHS season and a great kick off to a very mediocre series. Interesting story, somewhat likeable characters, and a few spooky moments. I had higher hopes for the rest of the show but can’t deny that this is a great season.
38. Cabin Fever (2002)
Pancakes. Watch the original please.
37. Silent Hill (2006)
In my opinion this is the best video game movie adaptation and also guilty pleasure of mine. It has great references to the video game and the score is so spot on! On top of that it even works as a pretty good movie. The concept of being in a weird alternate dimension where hell basically exists after a certain hour is so terrifying for me. If I could put this movie higher I would but it is pretty badly acted and the husband character is shoe horned in every now and then and slows the pace of the movie. A great movie for “Silent Hill” fans.
36. Dead Silence (2007)
A pretty good puppet horror movie. I actually show this to every person I know and they always love it so hopefully you guys will too. I’ve watched it like 50 times at this point so I can point out almost every flaw it has but regardless of that I still enjoy it so much that I’ll probably watch it another 50 times.
35. Grave Encounters (2011)
I was looking for this movie for so long since there are a lot of “Encounter” titled movies and I had to watch a good amount of them to find this one. This movie contains one of my favorite horror movie concepts of not being able to escape an area and also multiple dimensions and timelines. I’m usually biased with any type of “you can’t escape no matter what” plot and this did a pretty good job. It’s a pretty good found footage film and I would like more people to watch it.
34. Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street (2019)
A great documentary going into the life of a homosexual actor and his struggle to try to make it into show business after staring in the notorious “A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge”. It puts into perspective how difficult it was to be gay around that time and the kind of hate he got for it. It’s a really great and informative watch so give it a chance!
33. In the Tall Grass (2019)
I have mentioned in a few of these movies that one of my favorite things in horror movies is the inability to escape a certain force. Whether it be supernatural force or being completely useless in an area, it has always been a fear of mine to just be stuck somewhere with no way out. This film definitely delivers on that. The movie focuses on a couple that gets lost while looking for a young boy in a grass field. I’ll try not to spoil anymore than that but it’s a pretty trippy watch. It’s also on my top 3 favorite Stephen King movies.
32. Child’s Play (1988)
This franchise has become a very self aware cop out series at this point but I still have a lot of love for the original. The concept is great and it’s pretty well acted compared to its many sequels. In my opinion this movie still holds up so if you have some time rewatch it and maybe a few of the other sequels.
31. Ravenous (2017)
One of my favorite zombie movies of all time, “Ravenous” does a great job taking a different route in the zombie genre. It’s French-Canadian and just a really nice adventure with some pretty clever symbolism and humor throughout. It’s not hectic like a zombie movie is expected to be.
30. May (2002)
Anna Faris is in this movie which was a huge plus for me. This movie revolves around May, a socially awkward veterinarian, who tries really hard to get with the guy of her dreams. She goes to any length to get with the guy she likes and well this movie isn’t for everyone. In fact it threw me off a bit when I originally watched it. Again not for everyone but if you enjoy a different type of psychological horror then give this a try.
29. Searching (2018)
Not necessarily a horror movie but it is suspenseful and very well thought out. Since it’s not strictly horror it goes a bit low on the list but it’s one of my most recommended movies. It’s about a father looking for his daughter who has gone missing for some time. The viewer only gets the point of view of electronic devices around the house so it’s up to the viewer to put certain hints together. It’s a great watch and if you’re wanting something with a bit of mystery and suspense I would highly recommend!
28. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
Wallace & Gromit is one of my favorite animated shows of all time and this series special has become a tradition for me. It’s very cute and I always appreciate a great Claymation movie. It’s free for Prime users so if you haven’t watched this before give it a chance!
27. The Ritual (2017)
This was my most recommended movie for a while since it had been the first Netflix horror movie to actually be pretty decent. My opinion of it has gone down a bit at this point but I still enjoy it a lot. The forest setting and the weird lore behind the cult there is makes for a creepy vibe. It’s on Netflix and isn’t that long of a watch so try it out.
26. The Witch (2015)
A very chilling and well made horror film. It had some wicker man vibes and the old timey setting makes it so much more unsettling. Just really great movie all around. (From the director of “The Lighthouse”)
Thank you guys for reading this far! I’ll be coming out with the next 25 in the next few days. Hopefully y’all can find at least one movie to watch from the list to enjoy your spoopy month! If there are any movies that you would recommend to me or you would have put on your list let me know!