Do you enjoy a horror movie from time to time? It’s no surprise that horror is such a popular genre – it features some of the best films of all time. Sure, your average teen slasher movie may be a worn-out theme, but there are still hundreds of releases that are well worth watching.
When you close your eyes and think of horror movies, you might cringe at the thought of gory scenes flooded with blood and body parts – or jump at the idea of a scary scene. However, horror has much more to it than most expect, and some of the greatest acting performances to ever grace the silver screen.
We put together this list of the 15 best horror movies ever made. While we think we could have easily added another 35-titles to this list, these are our top choices if you feel like a thrill the next time you sit down to watch a movie.
1. Shaun of The Dead (2004)
Let’s start the list with a dark comedy. “Shaun of the Dead,” will have you chuckling, even though there’s a horde of zombies chasing the characters throughout the length of the film. Simon Pegg rose to international stardom with his defining performance of an unsung hero.
The film centers around the love story between Pegg and his girlfriend – who decides to leave him. At the same time, a zombie outbreak sweeps the city of London, turning citizens into the walking dead.
All Shaun wants to do is enjoy a beer at the pub with his pal Ed, played by Nick Frost. Unfortunately, relationship problems and the undead – have other plans. The movie comes packed with classic one-liners that leave you in side-splitting laughter.
The all-British cast of this film features talented actors playing characters looking for a leader to see them through the current crisis. As bloody as it is hilarious, Shaun of the Dead became an instant cult classic in the horror and zombie genre.