From eerie dolls to giant monsters to slashers to haunted houses to corpses wandering about to psychological thrillers playing on deepest human fears, the horror genre has a lot to offer. But while the subject is diverse, it’s also overrun with mediocre content. Most horror movies have shallow characters, superficial and repetitive plotlines, and instead of scaring you out of your wits, they make you want to roll your eyes or burst into a laugh.
But amidst the mediocrities, there are definitely some hidden gems, ones that have the right balance of thrill, horror, and chill-inducing moments, further backed by creepy yet interesting plotlines. So, if you love such hidden gems that make your heart race with fright, be sure to not miss the six horror movies mentioned below.
1. Halloween (1978)
A slasher movie in which a six-year-old boy who got institutionalized for killing his sister 15 years ago on Halloween day, manages to escape and from then on starts a terrifying killing streak.
2. Suspria (1977)
Revolves around an American ballet student who arrives in Germany to attend a renowned dance academy, but soo enough a series of mysterious events lead her to discover that the school is at the forefront of some weirdly unsettling paranormal activities.
3. Dabbe: The Possession (2013)
Based on a true story, a girl gets possessed a few days before her wedding on her henna night and kills her husband-to-be in front of the guests. An exorcist then takes on the task to help the girl and ward off the evil.
4. The Thing (1982)
A sci-fi horror film with a monster, and that too a shape-shifting one. It is as chill-inducing and frightening as a movie with a slaughter-loving monster can be.
5. Train to Busan (2016)
A man tries to get his daughter to safety amidst a zombie outbreak. A nerve-wracking journey that might make you shed some tears as well.
6. Saw (2004)
Two men wake up to find themselves trapped in a room and at the mercy of a serial killer. They must uncover the mystery before the worst happens. This movie is an incredible psychological thriller at the core, bound to keep you hooked till the very end.
Hope these movies make you jump in your seat and make your hair stand on end. Enjoy!