The 10 Scariest Horror Movies of All Time

We have gathered the top 10 Scariest Horror Movies of All Time. If you want to have a bad time on Halloween, we recommend this list that will make you jump off your couch more than once.

Horror is a genre that, in turn, branches out into other subgenres such as gore, slasher, psychological horror, or false documentary.

Some people enjoy the scares that many films of this genre cause enough to make them jump in the cinema or on the sofa at home.

What better way to celebrate Halloween night than watching or reviewing the scariest movie? These movies were collected from the Where’s The Jump database.

In this brief study, he highlights the 2010s as cinema’s creepiest 10 years with the emergence of the Warren Dossier: The Conjuring franchise in 2013, marking a new era for horror films.

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The nun, Scream 3, Annabelle: Creation, La Llorona, or the recently released Halloween Kills have remained at the gates of belonging to this precious top 10. So we leave you the list below:


Number of scares: 23

The second installment of the film, based on the successful novel by Stephen King and directed by Andy Muschietti, focuses again on the Losers’ Club. But 30 years after what happened in the first film. Again, adults will have to face the terrifying clown that already tormented them as children.


Number of scares: 23

Takashi Shimizu made 2005 one of the most acclaimed horror films. The story follows Karen, a young American nurse who has just arrived in Japan. His new job is to take care of an older woman who lives in an old house, the same one in which there is a supernatural curse.


Number of scares: 23

Released in 2020 and set in confinement due to COVID-19. The host revolves around a group of friends who meet via Zoom to do a séance. But everything gets complicated when inexplicable things happen to everyone in their homes.

9. IT

Number of scares: 23

Critically acclaimed, It takes seventh place in the horror films with the most scares. Here, a group of children from the 80s begins to discover a supernatural force wiping out the town of Derry in Maine.


Number of scares: 23

Considered cult, Sam Raimi’s film and starring Alison Lohman, tells the story of Christine Brown, a girl who works as a credit analyst. When she rejects the request of a lady who asks for an extension of her mortgage, she throws a curse that will make his life impossible.


Number of scares: 24

Directed by James Wan, the story follows the Lambert family, who move into a new home when one of their children falls into a coma. There will occur a succession of paranormal phenomena that will make them seek help in a medium.


Number of scares: 26

Based on true events, the story revolves around the Campbell family. They move into a house formerly a funeral to overcome cancer suffered by one of their sons named Matthew. When they step into the house, unimaginable events begin to occur.


Number of scares: 27

Third place goes to The Messengers, the 2007 horror film directed by Oxide Chun Pang and Danny Pang. As is normal in this type of film, a family moves to a rural farm in North Dakota where the father plans to plant sunflowers. But, everything worsens when the young son begins to see some sinister apparitions in the house.


Number of scares: 27

The second installment of Evil Dead from 1988, directed by Sam Raimi, sneaks into the top three of this list. After the events of the first installment, Ash returns to take revenge on this army of supernatural demons that wiped out all his friends in that rural house.


Number of scares: 32

The second installment of Exorcism in Connecticut gets first place among the horror films with the most scares of all time. This time, the Wyrick family moves into a new home on the outskirts of Georgia.

There, her daughter Heidi begins to have strange reunions with two friends that only she can see and feel. Moral: Never move.

We hope you will watch these top 10 scariest movies of all time. 

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Al Amin Sagor is simply a movie freak who is passionate about writing entertainment content. He loves to watch web series, and movies and write on celebrity gossip or trendy movie news. He also covers media and entertainment news on various online platforms. He is one of the "Jewel" of The News Titan.


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