10 Best Horror Movies in History

'Stacker' ranks them, and Hitchcock reigns supreme
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 26, 2020 9:14 AM CDT
Updated Oct 31, 2020 2:30 PM CDT
10 Best Horror Movies in History
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(Newser) – If your Halloween plans involve binging classic horror flicks, Stacker has you covered. The site has ranked the 100 best scary movies of all time, with an Alfred Hitchcock entry taking top honors. In Psycho, when Janet Leigh's character checks in at the Bates Motel, "the plot shifts and so too does film history." Read on for the top 10, which includes one more from Hitchcock and two from Roman Polanski.

Stacker's 10 best horror movies of all time, along with the director:

  1. Psycho, 1960, Alfred Hitchcock
  2. Rosemary's Baby, 1968, Roman Polanski
  3. Bride of Frankenstein, 1935, James Whale
  4. Alien, 1979, Ridley Scott
  5. Invasion of the Body Snatchers, 1956, Don Siegel
  6. Frankenstein, 1931, James Whale
  7. King Kong, 1933, Merian C. Cooper and Earnest B. Schoedsack
  8. Repulsion, 1965, Roman Polanski
  9. Night of the Living Dead, 1968, George A. Romero
  10. The Birds, 1963, Alfred Hitchcock
See the full list, which has plenty of more modern offers. (Read more horror movies stories.)

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