Top 5 Best Horror Movies in Hollywood - Must-Watch Films for Horror Fans
"The Shining" (1980): Directed by Stanley Kubrick, this horror classic follows Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) as he takes on the role of winter caretaker at the Overlook Hotel. However, the isolation and supernatural forces at work in the hotel gradually drive Jack insane, leading to a terrifying climax. The film's eerie atmosphere and Nicholson's iconic performance make it a must-watch for any horror fan.
"The Exorcist" (1973): Regan MacNeil (Linda Blair) is possessed by a demonic force, and her mother turns to two priests for help. The film's graphic scenes and eerie sound design are still unnerving today, and the slow build of tension makes the eventual exorcism all the more satisfying. "The Exorcist" is a masterclass in horror filmmaking that still holds up after nearly 50 years.
"Psycho" (1960): This Alfred Hitchcock classic follows Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) as she steals money and finds herself at the Bates Motel, run by the strange and reclusive Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins). The film's iconic shower scene and twist ending have become staples of horror cinema, and Perkins' performance as the disturbed Bates is unforgettable.
"Get Out" (2017): Jordan Peele's directorial debut is a horror-comedy that tackles racism in a unique and terrifying way. When Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) visits his girlfriend's family for the weekend, he begins to uncover a sinister plot that threatens his very existence. The film's sharp writing, social commentary, and surprising twists make it one of the best horror films of the 21st century.
"Hereditary" (2018): This Ari Aster film follows the Graham family as they cope with the death of their matriarch, and the increasingly disturbing events that follow. Toni Collette's performance as the mother, Annie, is a tour-de-force of terror, and the film's use of symbolism and unsettling imagery creates an atmosphere of dread that is hard to shake. "Hereditary" is a modern horror masterpiece that will leave you reeling.