Perhaps Alfred Hitchcock’s most widely known and recognized film, “Psycho” is a classic horror thriller that still gets played today around every Halloween. The film stars Anthony Perkins as a mentally unstable owner of a hotel who has a ton of dark secrets hidden within the building where he works.
“Psycho” became the pioneer title when it comes to the genre of horror films. In many ways, the 1960 film has become the standard for how these movies would be made.
The 2001 cult film “Session 9” was shot at the Danvers State Mental Hospital in Massachusetts. Most of it is still standing, which means you could give it a visit after watching the film if you dare! The film tells the story of a crew sent to clean an abandoned mental hospital. Creepy, mysterious events ensue.
This was Anderson's first horror film after a string of rom-coms. The film doesn't feature too much gore, but it's the atmosphere that makes it scary.
"Halloween" is a cult classic in the horror industry. The 1970’s film that was created by John Carpenter revolves around a deranged psychopath in a mask that’s obsessed with finding and brutally murdering his sister (Jamie Lee Curtis). The movie set the bar for slasher films and became enormously successful, all with only a $300,000 budget.
Michael Meyer’s “Halloween” mask is one of the most terrifying movie props ever. If you think you can handle it, give this one a watch!
The Evil Dead
"The Evil Dead" is a creepy cult classic that began as a short film back in 1981. The movie made nearly $30 million at the box office — quite a feat for a movie that was made in the early ’80s! The king of horror himself, Stephen King, absolutely loved the movie and helped the creators land an awesome distribution deal with New Line Cinema.
If Stephen King is so passionate about it, you know that it's a must-watch!
Stephen King’s short stories and novels have been adapted for the screen numerous times. "The Shining" was arguably one of the most famous adaptations. King reportedly hated the film. Regardless, "The Shining" goes down in horror film history as one of the best ones ever made.
Directed by Stanley Kubrick, the story revolves around Jack Torrance (played by the inimitable Jack Nicholson), caretaker of the Overlook Hotel. He has a wife, Wendy, and a son named Danny who’s also psychic. The film remains a chilling portrayal of a man’s slow descent into madness.