Horror is a bit like comedy. What scares one person might not scare another person. Have you tried explaining why a joke is funny? It’s a bit like explaining why a monster is scary.

But there’s something undeniably attractive about horror, especially horror games. It’s a safe place to experience an adrenaline rush, an opportunity to flirt with the existential nightmare that is inevitable death. It is also, by far, the best possible use of a huge stack of cheap beer.

Let’s be clear. This list is not about honoring and recognizing the horror genre’s historical milestones. Resident Evil and Silent Hill r emain important horror games, but if you’re simply looking to download a video game and scream on the couch with a beverage in hand, this list will serve you well. Eternal Darkness ? System Shock 2 ? Aliens vs. Predator ? I love you, I’ll always love you, but without a dose of hypnotic nostalgia, you’re not scary anymore.

Horror is a bit like comedy. What scares one person might not scare another person. Have you tried explaining why a joke is funny? It’s a bit like explaining why a monster is scary.

But there’s something undeniably attractive about horror, especially horror games. It’s a safe place to experience an adrenaline rush, an opportunity to flirt with the existential nightmare that is inevitable death. It is also, by far, the best possible use of a huge stack of cheap beer.

Let’s be clear. This list is not about honoring and recognizing the horror genre’s historical milestones. Resident Evil and Silent Hill r emain important horror games, but if you’re simply looking to download a video game and scream on the couch with a beverage in hand, this list will serve you well. Eternal Darkness ? System Shock 2 ? Aliens vs. Predator ? I love you, I’ll always love you, but without a dose of hypnotic nostalgia, you’re not scary anymore.

The common claim of the horror film is that it allows us to vicariously play with our fear of death. Inarguable, really, but that’s also too easy, as one doesn’t have to look too far into a genre often preoccupied with offering simulations of death to conclude that the genre in question is about death. That’s akin to saying that all an apple ever really symbolizes is an apple, and that symbols and subtexts essentially don’t exist. A more interesting question: Why do we flock to films that revel in what is, in all likelihood, our greatest fear? And why is death our greatest fear?

So many films, particularly American, tell us that we can be whatever we want to be, and that people who don’t achieve their desired self-actualization are freaks. The horror film says: Wait Jack, it ain’t that easy. This genre resents platitude (you can count the happy endings among these films on one hand), but the good horror film usually isn’t cynical, as it insists on the humanity that’s inextinguishable even by severe atrocity. Which is to say there’s hope, and catharsis, offered by the horror film. It tells us bruised romantics that we’re all in this together, thus offering evidence that we may not be as alone as we may think.   Chuck Bowen

Filmmakers Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury announce their disregard for all notions of restraint with their opening image of a severe car accident as seen and experienced by an unborn child. One moment the child is soothed by his mother’s loving, if alarming, words, the next he’s throttled, blood rising and floating from the inside. The film is driven by this accident, and what follows is the most potent exploitation of unyielding, inexplicable violation outside of Takashi Miike’s Audition . The violence is ghastly and apt thematically: Tides of blood flow and spurt, hauntingly confirming a terrified young woman’s most forbidden nightmares.   Bowen

Looking for horror novels? We have compiled and reviewed best horror books from horror fiction.

There are plenty of good horror books for adults. This list contains some of the scariest horror novels ever written in the history of horror literature.

Good horror novels come from all over the world therefore this list includes the top rated horror books worldwide.

These books will surely give you the shivers. If you do not see one of your favorite books in this list than make sure to suggest it in comments and we will try to add it.

A series of bizarre, unexplainable events occur in a short interval of time. A senator kills himself on live television, government agents commit mass suicide, and an entire group of policeman go berserk and kill each other. Iraq war veteran Lieutenant Asher recovers from illness and injury, and is suddenly kidnapped. A thriller in which Asher chases a group of terrorists in a bid to foil their evil designs and find explanations.

Apollo and Amaya, two twins living in Stockwood forest, Washington, are just a couple of regular kids living normal lives. But, just before their 18th birthday, they suddenly discover they belong to a secret clan of Vampires. Much more concerning is the fact that they are destined to be turned into vampires, as well. Amazing and thrilling, one of the best horror books ever written.

Horror is a bit like comedy. What scares one person might not scare another person. Have you tried explaining why a joke is funny? It’s a bit like explaining why a monster is scary.

But there’s something undeniably attractive about horror, especially horror games. It’s a safe place to experience an adrenaline rush, an opportunity to flirt with the existential nightmare that is inevitable death. It is also, by far, the best possible use of a huge stack of cheap beer.

Let’s be clear. This list is not about honoring and recognizing the horror genre’s historical milestones. Resident Evil and Silent Hill r emain important horror games, but if you’re simply looking to download a video game and scream on the couch with a beverage in hand, this list will serve you well. Eternal Darkness ? System Shock 2 ? Aliens vs. Predator ? I love you, I’ll always love you, but without a dose of hypnotic nostalgia, you’re not scary anymore.

The common claim of the horror film is that it allows us to vicariously play with our fear of death. Inarguable, really, but that’s also too easy, as one doesn’t have to look too far into a genre often preoccupied with offering simulations of death to conclude that the genre in question is about death. That’s akin to saying that all an apple ever really symbolizes is an apple, and that symbols and subtexts essentially don’t exist. A more interesting question: Why do we flock to films that revel in what is, in all likelihood, our greatest fear? And why is death our greatest fear?

So many films, particularly American, tell us that we can be whatever we want to be, and that people who don’t achieve their desired self-actualization are freaks. The horror film says: Wait Jack, it ain’t that easy. This genre resents platitude (you can count the happy endings among these films on one hand), but the good horror film usually isn’t cynical, as it insists on the humanity that’s inextinguishable even by severe atrocity. Which is to say there’s hope, and catharsis, offered by the horror film. It tells us bruised romantics that we’re all in this together, thus offering evidence that we may not be as alone as we may think.   Chuck Bowen

Filmmakers Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury announce their disregard for all notions of restraint with their opening image of a severe car accident as seen and experienced by an unborn child. One moment the child is soothed by his mother’s loving, if alarming, words, the next he’s throttled, blood rising and floating from the inside. The film is driven by this accident, and what follows is the most potent exploitation of unyielding, inexplicable violation outside of Takashi Miike’s Audition . The violence is ghastly and apt thematically: Tides of blood flow and spurt, hauntingly confirming a terrified young woman’s most forbidden nightmares.   Bowen

Looking for horror novels? We have compiled and reviewed best horror books from horror fiction.

There are plenty of good horror books for adults. This list contains some of the scariest horror novels ever written in the history of horror literature.

Good horror novels come from all over the world therefore this list includes the top rated horror books worldwide.

These books will surely give you the shivers. If you do not see one of your favorite books in this list than make sure to suggest it in comments and we will try to add it.

A series of bizarre, unexplainable events occur in a short interval of time. A senator kills himself on live television, government agents commit mass suicide, and an entire group of policeman go berserk and kill each other. Iraq war veteran Lieutenant Asher recovers from illness and injury, and is suddenly kidnapped. A thriller in which Asher chases a group of terrorists in a bid to foil their evil designs and find explanations.

Apollo and Amaya, two twins living in Stockwood forest, Washington, are just a couple of regular kids living normal lives. But, just before their 18th birthday, they suddenly discover they belong to a secret clan of Vampires. Much more concerning is the fact that they are destined to be turned into vampires, as well. Amazing and thrilling, one of the best horror books ever written.

Welcome to the Best Horror Movies List otherwise known as Top 100 Horror Films of All Time, the sixth annual comprehensive list of the best in horror, getting better and more complete with each rendition. This best horror movie listing includes horror old and new, big-studio and independent, U.S. based and from abroad. Everything from creature features to silent films are part of the mix, compiled just for the most Discerning Horror Freaks.

In making of our Horror Freak News Top 100 Horror Films of all time, our attempt is rather that creating a ‘best of’ list for the sake of making a list, we hope it goes to good use. We have some suggestions in case the perfect use doesn’t come immediately to mind:

The Horror Novice:
This is the perfect way to move from horror newbie to bona fide Horror Freak – start at number 100 on the best horror movies list and work through to number 1. By the end you will have and incredible cross-section under your belt and likely be more well-read than most.

Everybody likes horror movies, but not everybody has the time to really delve into them and explore the genre. There are just too many, and unless you’re actively making your living as a film critic, it is entirely understandable if you don’t have the time. But that’s how misconceptions get started, those misleading observations based only on the most visible motion pictures in a genre, like the frequently expressed belief that the 1990s were a terrible decade for horror movies.

Of course not every horror movie from the 1990s was great, and many of them really were just plain awful. A couple of the most popular ones didn’t even make this list, and we’ve already produced an entire downloadable commentary track, available free of charge, that explains why Event Horizon is one of them . But despite their absence it still wasn’t difficult to compile this list of one hundred great – and if not great then at least entertaining (or at least extremely interesting) – horror movies from throughout the decade. These films reveal just how diverse and fascinating the genre really was in the 1990s.

So the next time someone tells you that horror movies sucked in the 1990s, point ’em in the direction of these films, and challenge them to give the decade another shot. Even some of the so-called “bad” horror movies of the era are worthy of new eyes twenty years later, and it may surprise you to learn that they play a lot better now than they did the first time.

Horror is a bit like comedy. What scares one person might not scare another person. Have you tried explaining why a joke is funny? It’s a bit like explaining why a monster is scary.

But there’s something undeniably attractive about horror, especially horror games. It’s a safe place to experience an adrenaline rush, an opportunity to flirt with the existential nightmare that is inevitable death. It is also, by far, the best possible use of a huge stack of cheap beer.

Let’s be clear. This list is not about honoring and recognizing the horror genre’s historical milestones. Resident Evil and Silent Hill r emain important horror games, but if you’re simply looking to download a video game and scream on the couch with a beverage in hand, this list will serve you well. Eternal Darkness ? System Shock 2 ? Aliens vs. Predator ? I love you, I’ll always love you, but without a dose of hypnotic nostalgia, you’re not scary anymore.

The common claim of the horror film is that it allows us to vicariously play with our fear of death. Inarguable, really, but that’s also too easy, as one doesn’t have to look too far into a genre often preoccupied with offering simulations of death to conclude that the genre in question is about death. That’s akin to saying that all an apple ever really symbolizes is an apple, and that symbols and subtexts essentially don’t exist. A more interesting question: Why do we flock to films that revel in what is, in all likelihood, our greatest fear? And why is death our greatest fear?

So many films, particularly American, tell us that we can be whatever we want to be, and that people who don’t achieve their desired self-actualization are freaks. The horror film says: Wait Jack, it ain’t that easy. This genre resents platitude (you can count the happy endings among these films on one hand), but the good horror film usually isn’t cynical, as it insists on the humanity that’s inextinguishable even by severe atrocity. Which is to say there’s hope, and catharsis, offered by the horror film. It tells us bruised romantics that we’re all in this together, thus offering evidence that we may not be as alone as we may think.   Chuck Bowen

Filmmakers Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury announce their disregard for all notions of restraint with their opening image of a severe car accident as seen and experienced by an unborn child. One moment the child is soothed by his mother’s loving, if alarming, words, the next he’s throttled, blood rising and floating from the inside. The film is driven by this accident, and what follows is the most potent exploitation of unyielding, inexplicable violation outside of Takashi Miike’s Audition . The violence is ghastly and apt thematically: Tides of blood flow and spurt, hauntingly confirming a terrified young woman’s most forbidden nightmares.   Bowen

Horror is a bit like comedy. What scares one person might not scare another person. Have you tried explaining why a joke is funny? It’s a bit like explaining why a monster is scary.

But there’s something undeniably attractive about horror, especially horror games. It’s a safe place to experience an adrenaline rush, an opportunity to flirt with the existential nightmare that is inevitable death. It is also, by far, the best possible use of a huge stack of cheap beer.

Let’s be clear. This list is not about honoring and recognizing the horror genre’s historical milestones. Resident Evil and Silent Hill r emain important horror games, but if you’re simply looking to download a video game and scream on the couch with a beverage in hand, this list will serve you well. Eternal Darkness ? System Shock 2 ? Aliens vs. Predator ? I love you, I’ll always love you, but without a dose of hypnotic nostalgia, you’re not scary anymore.

The common claim of the horror film is that it allows us to vicariously play with our fear of death. Inarguable, really, but that’s also too easy, as one doesn’t have to look too far into a genre often preoccupied with offering simulations of death to conclude that the genre in question is about death. That’s akin to saying that all an apple ever really symbolizes is an apple, and that symbols and subtexts essentially don’t exist. A more interesting question: Why do we flock to films that revel in what is, in all likelihood, our greatest fear? And why is death our greatest fear?

So many films, particularly American, tell us that we can be whatever we want to be, and that people who don’t achieve their desired self-actualization are freaks. The horror film says: Wait Jack, it ain’t that easy. This genre resents platitude (you can count the happy endings among these films on one hand), but the good horror film usually isn’t cynical, as it insists on the humanity that’s inextinguishable even by severe atrocity. Which is to say there’s hope, and catharsis, offered by the horror film. It tells us bruised romantics that we’re all in this together, thus offering evidence that we may not be as alone as we may think.   Chuck Bowen

Filmmakers Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury announce their disregard for all notions of restraint with their opening image of a severe car accident as seen and experienced by an unborn child. One moment the child is soothed by his mother’s loving, if alarming, words, the next he’s throttled, blood rising and floating from the inside. The film is driven by this accident, and what follows is the most potent exploitation of unyielding, inexplicable violation outside of Takashi Miike’s Audition . The violence is ghastly and apt thematically: Tides of blood flow and spurt, hauntingly confirming a terrified young woman’s most forbidden nightmares.   Bowen

Looking for horror novels? We have compiled and reviewed best horror books from horror fiction.

There are plenty of good horror books for adults. This list contains some of the scariest horror novels ever written in the history of horror literature.

Good horror novels come from all over the world therefore this list includes the top rated horror books worldwide.

These books will surely give you the shivers. If you do not see one of your favorite books in this list than make sure to suggest it in comments and we will try to add it.

A series of bizarre, unexplainable events occur in a short interval of time. A senator kills himself on live television, government agents commit mass suicide, and an entire group of policeman go berserk and kill each other. Iraq war veteran Lieutenant Asher recovers from illness and injury, and is suddenly kidnapped. A thriller in which Asher chases a group of terrorists in a bid to foil their evil designs and find explanations.

Apollo and Amaya, two twins living in Stockwood forest, Washington, are just a couple of regular kids living normal lives. But, just before their 18th birthday, they suddenly discover they belong to a secret clan of Vampires. Much more concerning is the fact that they are destined to be turned into vampires, as well. Amazing and thrilling, one of the best horror books ever written.

Welcome to the Best Horror Movies List otherwise known as Top 100 Horror Films of All Time, the sixth annual comprehensive list of the best in horror, getting better and more complete with each rendition. This best horror movie listing includes horror old and new, big-studio and independent, U.S. based and from abroad. Everything from creature features to silent films are part of the mix, compiled just for the most Discerning Horror Freaks.

In making of our Horror Freak News Top 100 Horror Films of all time, our attempt is rather that creating a ‘best of’ list for the sake of making a list, we hope it goes to good use. We have some suggestions in case the perfect use doesn’t come immediately to mind:

The Horror Novice:
This is the perfect way to move from horror newbie to bona fide Horror Freak – start at number 100 on the best horror movies list and work through to number 1. By the end you will have and incredible cross-section under your belt and likely be more well-read than most.

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