The first is non other than, The Amityville Horror: Made in 1979 this movie uses a staple of effective scares, based on true events. whether or not you actually believe the Lutz family account, the lesson here is don't move into a house where a murder occurred.
2. 'Silent Night, Bloody Night': Made in 1974, known as movie that birthed the modern slasher flick features the creepy atmosphere, disturbing backstory, and out of the shadows violence that have become staples of the slasher films of the 80s and 90s.
3. Fire In The Sky: Made in 1993, this is one of the most realistic alien abduction scenes ( if you believe in that sort of thing). Either way you wont be laughing at this one you just may be giving that moving airplane in the sky a second look.
4. When A Stranger Call's: Made in 1979, this one is sure to scare any babysitter who finds themselves home alone at night.
5. Dawn of The Dead: Made in 2004 this is a pretty good film to watch if your into the whole zombie thing, i wont lie however some of the scariest scenes come in the opening moments of the film.
6. The Mothman Prophecies: Made in 2002, its bad enough when you start getting bad predictions of doom by a strange sounding shadowy figure, but its even worse when they start coming true. And thats not even adding the part where this movie is based of a book based on actual happenings during the 1960s.
7. Evil Dead II: Made in 1987, this film has equal parts gore, humor and frights, that happen on a grand scale. Ever what it would be like to fight your own hand ?
8. The People Under The Stairs: Made in 1991, if for some reason you feel like breaking into someones house, this should be a pretty good deterrent.
9. Session 9: Made in 2001, An old and abandoned insane Asylum, set the backdrop for this scary film where everyone just so happens to disappear.
10. A Tale of Two Sisters: Made in 2003, This Korean chiller follows a family with an unexplained past and a ghost that seems to pop up and scare the hell out of you every now and again.
11. Suspiria: Made in 1977, Its a stylish, sometimes gory movie from Italy's Dario Argento, and a most unlikely location for a horror film: a ballet school in Germany. The frights come in waves and start as an unassuming student slowly learns who is actually running the school.
12. Signs: Made in 2002, While not all of the scares here are original they are incredibly effective, The rural setting and slow build up to reveal the bad guys really make the final pay off.
13. The Beyond: Made in 1981, Aside from the fact that Italian goremeister Lucio Fulci likes to push the envelope with his violent scenes, he masterfully builds in the waiting with a suspense of over the top bloodshed. This movie should make any owner of a turn of the century fixer upper think twice before taking on such a renovation.
14. Cujo: Made in 1983, Anyone who has a fear of dogs will not want to watch this one alone, this is based off a stephen king book.
15. The Crazies: Made in 2010, This is one of a few remakes that actually did better then its predecessor, this remake will have you fearing your neighbors, distrust the government, and question whether your water supply is contaminated.
16. The Omen: Made in 1976, Forget all stories about bad luck befalling the cast and crew during the movies production. This one will make you think twice about adopting a child without meeting its parents first.
17. The Hills Have Eyes: Made in 2006, This remake actually packs in a few more scares and a lot more gore, it will also make you think twice about taking off road short cuts in the desert.
18. 28 Days Later: Made in 2002, Many movies try to recreate what a major city would look like after an apocalypse but not many do it as hauntingly well as Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later. The terrifyingly fast zombie like creatures roaming the landscape proved to be so scary that the movie spawned a wave of movies with fast paced zombies.
19. The Changeling: Made in 1980, This is a standard setter for haunted house scares. if you've ever slept in an old house house or heard some creaking pipes, you may have been gripping the sheets a little tighter thanks to this movie.
20. The Sixth Sense: Made in 1999. There is something unnerving about being put in the shoes of a young child who experiences the supernatural.
21. In The Mouth Of Madness: Made in 1994. An evil creepiness seeps through this film and continues building throughout, which sets the stage for an inordinate amount of legitimately scary jump out of your seat moments. Add in a series of grotesque monsters and you have the recipe for an all time scare feast
22. The Brood: Made in 1979. somethings off about those kids you know the ones who hide in the shadows and attack people when they come near them.
23. Hellraiser: Made in 1987. you'd think a skinless man living in his girlfriends attic trying to get her to comment unspeakable acts to help him become whole again would be disturbing enough.
24. The Devils Backbone: Made in 2001. This chilling ghost story about an early 19th century spanish orphanage. No one in this movie deserves more sympathy than Carlos, but throw in a ghost and you can feel the hair on the back of your neck stand up.
25. Pet Sematary: Made in 1989. A good movie to help you get over the fact that maybe asking for your pet back after its passed away, even for just one more day might not be such a great idea.
26. The Descent: Made in 2005. This movie might not be such a good idea if your claustrophobic, afraid of the dark and afraid of being hunted like pray.
27. Friday The 13th: Made in 1980. it may be a cliched set up now, but this movie can still provide a hefty dose of terror.
28. 1408: Made in 2007. Ever felt uneasy staying in a hotel room? this Stephen King inspired tale will make you never want to step foot in one again.
29. Nightmare On Elm Street: Made in 1984. As if insomniacs need another weighing on their minds every night. Before Freddy Krueger became someone who just scared you, he was a burned faced murderer with knives for fingernails who killed teenagers in their dreams. Oh but they wouldn't just die in their sleep the gore would follow them into the real world.
30. Dawn of the Dead: Made in 1978. Whats scarier than watching one of the remaining humans alive slowly transform into a zombie? Realizing that the zombie in progress is the only one who can fly you out of town in a helicopter.
31. Deliverance: Made in 1972. There has likely been no greater enemy to the tourism industry in rural Georgia than this film. if anything it teaches us two things, whenever your a visitor somewhere, don't anger the locals. And its probably best if you keep your canoe trips to the Charles River.
32. Saw: Made in 2004. Before this movie became a sad parody of itself, it brought legitimate shock and terror to a new era. it forces each viewer to ask one question, what horrible things could i withstand doing in order to save my life?
33. Salem's Lot: Made in 1979. These aren't your kids vampires that you fall in love with nope. These have gnarly teeth, glowing eyes and conjure nothing but pure terror, so get your crucifix and holy water and enjoy.
34. The Mist: Made in 2007. Basically there are evil things in the mist.
35. Psycho: Made in 1960. Theres a reason why women are wary of men with mommy issues. And that reason is this movie.
36. Silence Of The Lambs: Made in 1991. In this movie an incredibly disturbing serial killer is on the loose, and the FBI seeks the assistance of an even more disturbing, yet somehow very charming, serial killer in a maximum security prison.
37. Invasion Of The Body Snatchers: Made in 1978. Honestly, the wide open mouths, extended fingers, and high pitched screeching should be enough to keep you locked in your house for weeks.
38. Rec: Made in 2007. This instant classic has some serious grip your armrest and hold your breath scares in it (and its better than its American remake Quarantine). if you live in an apartment building, you'll be planning your escape route after watching this film.
39. The Shining: Made in 1980. From your little boy seeing horrifying visions to your Husband slipping slowly away into madness and becoming a homicidal maniac, theres plenty to frighten you in this classic.
40. The Ring: Made in 2002. Beautifully ominous settings, a creepy sound track, and a good, if somewhat gimmicky, plot device to drive the scares. you may indeed be scared to death of this one.
41. Alien: Made in 1979. Maybe its just a little indigestion. yeah that must be it. if serving as an incubator for a killing machine from outer space doesn't scare you, then just wait until it grows up and starts hunting you like praying.
42. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Made in 1974. Frankly, theres not much to not be scared about with this movie. Even before the bodies started hitting the meat hooks, the whole movie is simply unnerving, once leatherface hits the screen its a full hour of psychological terror.
43. Halloween: Made in 1978. Of course it wouldn't be Halloween without this movie. it isn't just the fact that Michael Myers is a homicidal maniac, who wears a mask of blankness, as if killing is boring. This film set the standard for all supernatural films to follow.
44. Night Of The Living Dead: Made in 1968. Not only did George Romero's essentially spawn a whole genre with this zombie classic, it also set the standard for the barricade yourself inside the house survival tactic.
45. The Grudge: Made in 2002. There is perhaps no movie in history with creepier children than this classic Japanese haunted house/ ghost story. The one that stands there frozen faced, mouth agape, while meowing will keep you up at night add in a creepy low key soundtrack and some legitimately striking visual scares and you have a recipe for instant nightmares. Oh, and lets not forget the single scariest scene involving a staircase in cinematic history.
46. Poltergeist: Made in 1982. From white noise on the tv to empty in ground pools to ancient indian burial grounds, the scares are almost to numerous to count, this movie would want to make anybody want to know as much as humanly possible before buying a house.
47. The Exorcist: Made in 1973. No child should ever be that foul mouthed and that convincingly scary in a movie. If you haven't seen this movie in a while, do yourself a favor and watch the directors cut, then go ahead and try sleeping at night.
48. Jaws: Made in 1975. Due to this movie millions of people think twice before stepping into the ocean.
49. The Thing: Made in 1982. What makes this the top fright feast? could it be the fear of complete isolation in the face of disaster? How about the terrifying feeling of not knowing if your friends are who they say they are, and not just a shape shifting alien?
50. House Of 1000 Corpses: Made in 2003. its a shocking gorefeast set on Halloween. possibly stomach turning this movie is intended for mature audience.
51. It: Made in 1990. seven outcast kids known as The Loser Club fight an evil daemon who poses a clown that kills children.
52. The Fog: Made in 1980. A Northern Californian fishing town built 100 years ago over an ancient Leper colony, becomes shrouded in a killer fog containing zombie like ghost seeking revenge for their deaths.
53. Drag Me To Hell: Made in 2009. A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home, finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate she turns to a seer to try and save her soul.
54. The Wicker Man: Made in 1973. A police sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl whom the townsfolk claim she never existed, stranger still are the rites that take place there.
55. Carrie: Made in 1976. A young, abused and timid 17 year old girl discovers she has telekinesis, and gets pushed to her limits on the night of her schools prom by a humiliating prank.
56. Rosemary's Baby: Made in 1968. A young couple move into a new apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrence, when the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant paranoia over the safety of her unborn child starts to control her life.
57. Pumpkinhead: Made in 1988. A man conjures up a gigantic vengeance seeking demon called pumpkinhead to destroy the teenagers who accidentally killed his son.
58. Jeepers Creepers: Made in 2001. A brother and sister driving home for spring break encounter a flesh eating creature that is in the isolated country side and its on the last day of its ritualistic eating spree.
59. Satan's Little Helper: Made in 2004. A naive young boy unknowingly becomes the pawn of a serial killer.
60. Chain Letter: Made in 2010. When a group of tech-savvy high school pals receives an electronic chain letter that demands they each forward the message or face consequences, they laugh it off as an online prank and delete the posts. But when the deranged sender of the message starts hunting them down one by one, they find themselves in a fight for their lives.
61. The Final: Made in 2010. Dane (Marc Donato), an unpopular high school student, leads a group of outcasts seeking revenge on the popular kids who harassed and humiliated them for years -- and their plan includes gruesome forms of torture learned in history class and horror films. Confining the bullies at the remote house Dane inherited, the outcasts turn the tables and subject their victims to a night of grisly treatment in this gory horror flick.
62. My Soul To Take: Made in 2010. Some 15 years after the presumed death of a vicious serial killer, children whose birthdays match his supposed "deathday" start to disappear. But whether the killer -- or his tortured soul -- is responsible remains to be seen. One boy (Max Thieriot) knows for sure, but his own connection to the horrific crimes is far too terrible to imagine.
63. From Hell: Made in 2001. Johnny Depp stars as an opium-huffing inspector from Scotland Yard who falls for one of Jack the Ripper's prostitute targets (Heather Graham) in this Hughes brothers adaption of a graphic novel that posits the Ripper's true identity.
64. Thirteen Ghost: Made in 2001. Director Steve Beck's chilling remake of the classic 1960 horror flick follows a family moving into the house they inherited from an eccentric uncle. There's just one problem: The house has a dangerous agenda all its own. Trapped in their new home by strangely shifting walls, Arthur (Tony Shaloub), his daughter Kathy (Shannon Elizabeth) and son Bobby (Alec Roberts) encounter powerful entities that threaten to annihilate anyone in their path.
65. One Missed Call: Made in 2003. Possessed cell phones predict their owners' untimely deaths in Takashi Miike's high-tech horror tale. One by one, Yumi's (Kou Shibasaki) friends receive chilling calls on their cell phones from themselves, placed a few days in the future. They listen in horror to their own bizarre deaths, which eventually occur. As Yumi frantically tries to solve the mystery, she uncovers a shocking link between herself and the murders.
66. Wrong Turn: Made in 2003. License to Drive meets Deliverance when Scott (Desmond Harrington) crashes into a carload of three other young people (Eliza Dushku, Jeremy Sisto and Emmanuelle Chriqui). The foursome is soon lost in the woods of West Virginia, where they're hunted by three cannibalistic mountain men who are grossly disfigured via generations of inbreeding. Should've called AAA!
67. Secret Window: Made in 2004. Mort Rainey (Johnny Depp), a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife (Maria Bello), is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe (John Turturro) who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his innocence, he begins to question his own sanity. Charles S. Dutton and Timothy Hutton co-star in this suspenseful drama based on a Stephen King novella.
68. An American Haunting: Made in 2005. Donald Sutherland and Sissy Spacek star as tormented heads of household in this haunting period drama, based on the only documented case in U.S. history in which a spirit was determined to have caused a man's death.
69. Cry Wolf: Made in 2005. After a young woman is murdered, a group of teenagers decide to play a little game with their classmates in this chilling tale. They use the Internet to concoct a serial killer called "The Wolf," going so far as to describe the maniac's next victims. But their lies start coming true, the body count rises, and the instigators themselves are preyed upon by a very real killer.
70. Hide and Seek: Made in 2005. In this psychological thriller, widowed father David Callaway (Robert De Niro) desperately tries to prevent his disturbed 9-year-old daughter (Dakota Fanning) from slipping into insanity as she struggles to cope with her mother's death. But David ultimately makes a horrifying discovery: His little girl is spending time with a creepy imaginary friend who has vengeance on his mind.
71. Hostel: Made in 2005. American backpacking students Paxton (Jay Hernandez) and Josh (Derek Richardson) head to a hostel in Slovakia rumored to be brimming with willing women -- but instead, they become objects of torture in an unimaginable house of twisted horrors.
72. House of Wax: Made in 2005. A group of friends on their way to a college football game fall prey to two murderous brothers in an abandoned small town. They discover that the brothers have expanded upon the area's main attraction -- the House of Wax -- and created an entire town filled with the wax-coated corpses of unlucky visitors. Now, the group must escape before they, too, become permanent exhibits.
73. Dead Silence: Made in 2007. In the wake of his young bride's mysterious death, grieving newlywed Jamie Ashen (Ryan Kwanten) is forced to return to his haunted hometown, where he butts heads with the ghost of a creepy ventriloquist who was infamously murdered years ago.
74. The Haunting in Connecticut: Made in 2009. In this supernatural thriller, the Campbell family's move to Connecticut takes a mysteriously dark turn when a series of shocking paranormal events reveals that their inviting new home is a former mortuary with a sordid past. Based on a true story, this terrifying tale stars Virginia Madsen and Martin Donovan as the well-meaning Campbell parents, Kyle Gallner as their cancer-stricken son and Elias Koteas as the enigmatic Rev. Nicholas Popescu.
75. Shutter: Made in 2008. This American remake of a Thai horror blockbuster follows a young newlywed couple who becomes haunted by strange, shadowlike images in the photographs they develop after their involvement in a car accident. As more terrifying supernatural occurrences befall them, they begin to wonder whether the photographic ghosts are connected to the accident -- and to question whether they can survive learning the truth.
76. The Number 23: Made 2007. Batman Forever director Joel Schumacher reunites with his Riddler (Jim Carrey) for this psychological thriller about an animal control officer obsessed with a mysterious book that seems to be based on his own life. As soon as Walter Sparrow (Carrey) opens the book, he notices strange parallels between what he reads and what he's experienced. But now he's worried that a fictional murder might materialize.
77. Mirrors: Made in 2008. This creepy supernatural thriller from director Alexandre Aja stars Kiefer Sutherland as troubled security guard Ben Carson, a man who discovers malevolent spirits living within the mirrors of a fire-ravaged department store. When their murderous nature comes to light, Ben turns to his estranged wife (Paula Patton) to help him save their family -- and himself.
78. The Woman in Black: Made in 2012. A young lawyer travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals.
79. Freddy vs Jason: Made in 2003. Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees return to terrorize the teenage population. Except this time, they're out to get each other, too.
80. Mama: Made in 2013. Annabel and Lucas are faced with the challenge of raising his young nieces that were left alone in the forest for 5 years.... but how alone were they?
81. Shadow People: Made in 2013. A radio talk show host unravels a conspiracy about encounters with mysterious begins known as the shadow people and their role in the unexplained deaths of several hundred victims since the 1980s.
82. The Purge: Made in 2013. In the future, a wealthy family is held hostage for harboring the target of a murderous syndicate during the Purge, a 12-hour period in which any and all crime is legalized.
83. As Above, So Below: Made in 2014. Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris, the eternal home to countless souls. When a team of explorers ventures into the uncharted maze of bones, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead.
84. Ouija: Made in 2014. In Ouija, a group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.
85. Annabelle: Made in 2014. A couple begin to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists.
86. The Quite Ones: Made in 2014. Tucked away in an estate outside of London, Professor Coupland along with a team of university students conduct an "experiment" on Jane Harper, a young girl who harbors unspeakable secrets. What dark forces they uncover are more terrifying than any of them expected. Inspired by true events.
87. The Possession: Made in 2012. Based on a true story, The Possession is the story of how one family must unite in order to survive the wrath of an unspeakable evil. Clyde and Stephanie Brenek see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale.
88. Haunter: Made in 2013. Lisa Johnson is one day shy of her sixteenth birthday. And she will be forever. She and her family are dead and doomed to repeat that fateful last day before they were all killed in 1985. Only Lisa has "woken up" and realizes what is going on. She starts to feel as if she is being haunted.
89. Cape Fear: Made in 1991. A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.
90. V/H/S: Made in 2012. When a group of misfits is hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for.
91. Smiley: Made in 2012. After discovering an urban legend of a demented serial killer, who has nothing but a carved 'smiley' on his face, a mentally fragile teen must decide whether she is going insane - or will be the next victim.
92. The Pact: Made in 2012. As a woman struggles to come to grips with her past in the wake of her mother's death, an unsettling presence emerges in her childhood home.
93. The Devil Inside: Made in 2012. In Italy, a woman becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms during her mission to discover what happened to her mother, who allegedly murdered three people during her own exorcism.
94. The Human Centipede: Made in 2009. A mad scientist kidnaps and mutilates a trio of tourists in order to reassemble them into a human centipede, created by stitching their mouths to each others' rectums.
95. You're Next: Made in 2011. When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.
96. I Spit on Your Grave: Made in 2010. A writer who is brutalized during her cabin retreat seeks revenge on her attackers, who left her for dead.
97. Let Me In: Made in 2010. A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian.
98. The Rite: Made in 2011. An American seminary student travels to Italy to take an exorcism course. It should be noted that this movie is also based off of true events.
99. Grave Encounters: Made in 2011. For their ghost hunting reality show, a production crew locks themselves inside an abandoned mental hospital that's supposedly haunted - and it might prove to be all too true.
100. The Innkeepers: Made in 2011. During the final days at the Yankee Pedlar Inn, two employees determined to reveal the hotel's haunted past begin to experience disturbing events as old guests check in for a stay.