"The Exorcist: Scariest film ever, 19% of votes. Highest-grossing R-rated horror, Oscar-nominated. Mass hysteria, lasting impact."
"Ari Aster's Hereditary: Grief, horror, and Toni Collette's standout performance. Instant success, director to watch. Ranked second on our list."
"James Wan's The Conjuring: Inspired by true events, master of horror. Wilson and Farmiga's compelling portrayal. Expanding cinematic universe."
"Stephen King's The Shining: Kubrick's haunting masterpiece. Unnerving visuals, iconic Nicholson. A top-ranked classic horror film."
"Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Low-budget slasher, Hooper's gritty terror. Authentic and influential. Unmatched in sheer power and horror."
"Gore Verbinski's The Ring: Successful cross-cultural remake. Striking visuals, scares audiences worldwide. Introduction to Asian horror."
"Halloween: Iconic slasher film. Jamie Lee Curtis debut, Carpenter's breakthrough. Tension, thrills, enduring legacy for over 40 years."
"Sinister: Derrickson's chilling horror. Haunted house, evil tenant, dramatic reveals. Considered one of the scariest movies ever."
"Insidious: Wan and Wilson's supernatural thriller. Compelling mythology, effective chills. Memorable jump scares, successful franchise."
"IT: Highest-grossing horror film, fear of clowns. Nostalgic adaptation, Skarsgard's unsettling Pennywise. Fun, scary, impressive CGI."