Top 10 horror films for the ultimate thrill-seeker
You’re either here because you’ve tested how hardcore a horror fan you are, or you’re keen to find some great movies that you might have missed.
If you’ve not yet taken our quiz, why not test your knowledge of some of cinema's scariest moments, as we see who will survive and what will be left of them.
Already taken the quiz? You’re obviously a ‘thrill-seeker’. With Halloween quickly approaching, we’ve put together some appropriately scary movies to get you in the mood for the festivities.
So, in no particular order…
1. The Ring (2002)
Directed by Gore Verbinski (before his success with Pirates of the Caribbean), The Ring follows a single mother who decides to conduct some investigations of her own, when she discovers her niece has died a mysterious death.
2. Kill List (2011)
The story follows former soldier Jay Maskell who starts work as a hitman. When problems erupt in his personal life, there are devastating effects. He abandons any semblance of morality or humanity and becomes consumed by the violence.
3. Black Swan (2010)
As a dancer in a New York City ballet company, Nina (played by Natalie Portman) is still living with her domineering mother and barely has a life outside her dancing. When she gets the chance of a lead role in major new production of Swan Lake, Nina finds herself losing sight of her own identity as she becomes caught up in a twisted competitive friendship with her rival Lily.
4. The Host (2006)
After an American military base dumps hazardous toxins into the Han River, a giant, amphibious creature emerges from the water and causes havoc.
5. It Follows (2014)
As directed by David Robert Mitchell, It Follows tells the story of a girl whose fumbling one night stand ends up (literally) haunting her.
6. The Purge (2013)
The Purge is about a government-mandated annual holiday, in which every violent act is legal from dusk until dawn, and all police, fire, and medical emergency services remain unavailable.
7. Saw 1-7 (2004 – 2010)
Saw is an American horror franchise that consists of seven feature films. The franchise revolves around the main antagonist, John Kramer (aka Jigsaw), who rather than killing his victims outright, traps them in situations that he calls "games" to test their will to live through physical/psychological torture.
8. 28 Days Later (2002)
Danny Boyle directs 28 Days Later, a story about a virus so deadly that within seconds the infected person is taken over by a murderous rage. After 28 days, there is only a handful of non-infected survivors, but the virus is not the only thing they have to contend with...
9. Lights Out (2016)
After her husband is killed in a mysterious accident at work, Sophie becomes mentally unstable and spends much of her time communicating with an imaginary friend that lurks in the darkness. When her behaviour begins to affect her son Martin, his older sister Rebecca, offers him a home. Trying to uncover the mystery behind the entity her mother calls Diana, Rebecca researches her mother's past in a mental institution. But it seems Diana has made Rebecca a target of her attacks when the lights go out...
10. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Three students head into the woods to investigate the local legend of the Blair Witch; a spirit blamed for the deaths of various children. However, soon after setting off, the trio run into trouble...