According to the Internet Movie Database, the greatest horror films of all time are as follows:-

1. PSYCHO ( 1960 )


Disillusioned with life, Marion Crane embezzles $40,000 from her employer and leaves to start a new life. She heads towards her lover's California store. Caught in a storm and tired from her long journey, she pulls off the highway and books into the Bates Motel. The owner is creepy, but is he harmless?

2. THE SHINING(1980)

The Shining(1980)

A man, his son and his wife become the caretakers of an isolated hotel. The son, Danny, starts to see visions of the hotel's disturbing past using his telepathic gift known as "the Shining". Slowly, the son's father drifts into insanity and threatens the entire family.

3. ROSEMARY'S BABY ( 1968 )

Rosemarys Baby(1973)

Rosemary and her husband Guy move into a creepy old apartment in Manhattan. Soon, she starts to experience some odd and unpleasant things. Rosemary becomes pregnant after a bad dream in which a diabolical creature rapes her. Minnie, a seemingly caring neighbour, gives her a strange concoction to help with the pregnancy.

4. THE EXORCIST ( 1973 )

The Exorcist(1973)

An adolescent girl, Regan, starts to exhibit some strange symptoms, including levitation and great strength. After all medical diagnoses fail, her mother consults a priest. He is convinced that Regan is possessed by an evil spirit. He and a second priest perform an exorcism on Regan to drive the spirit away and save Regan's life.

5. FRANKENSTEIN ( 1931 )


Dr. Henry Frankenstein is a scientist experimenting with dead bodies and trying to make them walk again. One day during a lightning storm, he succeeds in his quest. The resulting creature has to deal with his "life after death".

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