5. Primeval (2007-2011)
This is a British TV series which gathered a lot of popularity. The main story leading to action in the series is a ten feet monster told to have eaten over 200 people. It’s from Burgundi and it was named the Gustave Crocodile. It was never captured and its estimated age is about 65 years old.
In the film, a news crew from the United States goes deep into an African jungle to discover a huge crocodile blamed to be guilty of killing hundreds of people. Then, when things go from bad to worse, Professor Cutter and his team struggle to trap and hunt all sorts of prehistoric creatures.
4. Psycho (1960)
Now here we’ve got a legendary horror, one of the best ever made if it is already 65 years old. The inspirational source for this horror was Ed Gein, the killer who murdered women and dressed up in their skin. Everything was done because of the psychological complexes produced by his own mother.
The film is directed by Alfred Hitchcock and is centered on the encounter between Marion Crane, played by Janet Leight (a secretary who stole $ 40.000 and arrives to a motel) and the motel’s manager, Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins).
It was shot as a low budget movie, with a TV crew and pictured black and white. At first, the movie didn’t receive spectacular reviews, but gets outstanding box office which finally attracts critical acclaim and four Oscar nominations, including Best Director for Hitchcock and Best Supporting Actress for Leight.
Even nowadays it is considered to be one of Hitchcock’s best movies ever and a cinematography masterpiece which actually managed to set new limits for the level of violence, sexuality and deviant behavior pictured in American films.
3. The Haunting In Connecticut (2009)
Now this horror comes from a true horror lived by a family. Actually, the only thing producers changed in this film is the name of the family, but it seems that all the terrifying moments truly happened.
So, in the film, the Snedekers become the Campbells and they move to a new house so the parents can provide more care to their son Matthew, who has cancer. But this building is a former funerals house, haunted by violent spirits.
This one surely shouldn’t be allowed for children or people without cold blood sense. It is full of violence and gore (there is actually a scene where a boy tears up the walls of the place and a lot of dead bodies are coming out of the walls), profanity, alcohol abuse (Mat’s father is an addict) and frightening scenes. One of the most disturbing images which keeps repeating in the movie is the one of a burnt boy.
The film has also a second part, released in 2013.
2. Open Water (2003)
This horror begins with from the true story of Tom and Eileen Lonergan who were abandoned in 1998 by the diving company they contracted in Australia. They disappeared and even if parts of there equipment were found several days later, their bodies were never to be found.
That’s the same plot in the movie. A couple goes for diving and gets abandoned. Then … the sharks attack! Daniel (Daniel Travis) and Susan (Blanchard Ryan) are the couple in our story. We find them on a tropical beach where they go for scuba-diving and here they separate from the group to dive a little deeper and get lost and then abandoned. After the boat leaves their chances of survival go smaller and smaller because of the sharks in the area.
This film is what you can truly call a bloody horror! You can actually see more blood than water even if most of the action takes place in the sea! There are several people screaming, you see blood and tissue in the water as people get attacked by sharks and so on…
1. The Exorcist (1973)
Now here’s another classic! The Exorcist, released in 1973 is known as one of the best horrors all times and shows the story of a Devil possessed girl. The movie was actually inspired by William Blatty’s book “Exorcist” which is based on the true story of Robbie Mannheim exorcising. The name was given to an anonym child because the church laws prohibited showing the real name of the kid. It was told that Mannheim spoke with a strange voice, Hell showed written on her hand and the pieces of furniture were moving around her.
So the movie shows Regan (Linda Blair) acting odd: she levitates, she speaks in tongues so her mother (Ellen Burstyn) starts worrying and calls for medical help. In vain! A priest from around (Jason Miller) thinks the girl might be seized by the devil so he tries an exorcism ritual.
Now, drink some calming effect tea if you want to watch all the scenes in this movie! And I mean it! It’s one of the few movies that managed to get 10 out of 10 points on IMDB’s Parents Guide for Profanity and Frightening/Intense Scenes. In fact this movie used to be considered the scariest ever created. Now, we have special effects and this way it was beaten.