Horror movies – love them or hate them, they’re here to
stay. After all, the genre has played a fundamental part of cinema history for
over a century now so why stop?
What is it about the horror film that we’ve grown to love so
much? Possibly, it’s the adrenaline rush some get from a well-done jump scare or perhaps others enjoy the mystery solving element that many thriller movies contain
or maybe it’s the high levels of creativity and imagination that can be found in several of them.
Horror movies are an art form and there are so many
different elements that go into making one, from realistic production values to
having the ability to build suspense for the audience. The next step is whether
the project is good enough to stand the test of time as a film which can
continue to be as scary and thrilling as it was on its first release.
It’s tricky to achieve such success but the following entries
on this list have proved themselves to be amongst the greatest horror films,
ones which fans have frequently re-watched for how undeniably entertaining they are.