The 50 top horror movies of all time

These 50 movies are guaranteed to have you watching from the gaps between your fingers.

Top horror movies

Cinema has always tended to operate in cycles, and what’s popular now probably won’t interest audiences anywhere near as much ten years in the future, and that’s always how the business has worked. However, no matter what the current hot genre is, people always seek out the primal thrills that come with watching something designed entirely to scare them out of their seats. This is why we’ve ranked the top horror movies of all time.

Horror is never going to go out of fashion, and constant sub-genres spring up all the time to put new twists on the formula, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the greatest titles ever made run the entire spectrum.

50. Train to Busan (2016)

Train to Busan (2016)
Train to Busan (2016)

The zombie genre has always been one of the most fertile creative grounds for filmmakers interested in the horror genre, and Yeon Sang-ho’s Train to Busan is one of the finest examples.

The bare-bones plot follows a man and his daughter trapped on a high-speed train during the outbreak of a zombie apocalypse, and the movie fully maximizes the potential of the premise.

Gripping, thrilling, action-packed, and entirely unique, Train to Busan embraces the tropes of the zombie movie and horror at large to craft a stunningly original and socially prescient gory thriller.