Horror Movies Online

About Horror Movies

Horror is one of the oldest and most popular of all film genres. From the monsters of the 1930s to the invading aliens of the 1950s to the psychopathic slashers of the 1980s and beyond, the horror film has evolved and adapted, but its focus on fright as entertainment has remained constant. As an emotion, horror is technically characterized by extreme fear, disgust and revulsion, but horror films might also try to bring about more subtle reactions in their viewers-dread, suspense and terror are also familiar territory for horror films.

Horror films appeared even during the silent-film era, with Lon Chaney portraying terrifying villains such as the Phantom of the Opera and the Hunchback of Notre Dame and Max Schreck playing the evil Count Orlock in the German vampire film Nosferatu. The supernatural would play a large part in horror films for most the twentieth century; vampires, werewolves, ghosts, demons and other paranormal creatures provided most of the scares. In the middle of the century, creatures from outer space and atomic-age mutants came on the scene, and flesh-eating zombies joined the party in the late 1960s.

Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho is often credited for introducing a new horror-movie villain: the unhinged serial killer. The slasher films of the late 1970s and 1980s solidified the psychopath as the most common nightmare fuel in horror films, and those films set the stage for the ultra-violent serial-killer films-the ones that critics have dubbed "torture porn"-at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

Another twist in the contemporary horror genre is the supernatural romance, a mixture of old-fashioned horror-movie characters-vampires and werewolves primarily-with the traditional Hollywood story of star-crossed love between two (or more) earnest young people. Although these films throw a few elements of horror into the mix, inducing fright is rarely their main concern.

About This Genre
The Purge: Election Year
The Purge: Election Year
Ouija: Origin of Evil
Ouija: Origin of Evil
Lights Out
Lights Out
The Conjuring 2
The Conjuring 2
The Purge
The Purge
Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters
Unfriended
Unfriended
Krampus
Krampus
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy
Insidious: Chapter 3
Insidious: Chapter 3
The Conjuring
The Conjuring
Orphan
Orphan
Bride of Chucky
Bride of Chucky
Annabelle
Annabelle
World War Z
World War Z
I Spit on Your Grave
I Spit on Your Grave
The Visit
The Visit
Jennifer's Body
Jennifer's Body
Ouija
Ouija
I Am Legend
I Am Legend
The Thompsons
The Thompsons
Goosebumps
Goosebumps
Seed of Chucky
Seed of Chucky
Underworld Awakening
Underworld Awakening
Insidious: Chapter 2
Insidious: Chapter 2
The Devil's Rejects
The Devil's Rejects
A Haunted House 2
A Haunted House 2
The Witch
The Witch
Insidious
Insidious
31
31
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Jeepers Creepers
Jeepers Creepers
Evil Dead
Evil Dead
I Spit on Your Grave 2
I Spit on Your Grave 2
Zombieland
Zombieland
Lovers Lane
Lovers Lane
Warm Bodies
Warm Bodies
Mama
Mama
Halloween
Halloween
Curse of Chucky
Curse of Chucky
The Exorcist
The Exorcist
Under the Bed
Under the Bed
Gremlins
Gremlins
Sinister 2
Sinister 2
The Shining
The Shining
Scream 4
Scream 4
The Blair Witch Project
The Blair Witch Project
Saw
Saw
Jaws
Jaws
Zombie Strippers
Zombie Strippers
Clown
Clown
Shaun of the Dead
Shaun of the Dead
The Covenant
The Covenant
Wrong Turn
Wrong Turn
It Follows
It Follows
A Haunted House
A Haunted House
The Mummy
The Mummy
Silent Hill
Silent Hill
Child's Play
Child's Play
The Green Inferno
The Green Inferno
The Ring
The Ring
Snow Beast
Snow Beast
Dracula Untold
Dracula Untold
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
As Above, So Below
As Above, So Below
Jeepers Creepers II
Jeepers Creepers II
Teeth
Teeth
Dawn of the Dead
Dawn of the Dead
The Hills Have Eyes
The Hills Have Eyes
The Gallows
The Gallows
Troll
Troll
Final Destination 5
Final Destination 5
Drag Me to Hell
Drag Me to Hell
I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
The Forest
The Forest
Resident Evil: Extinction
Resident Evil: Extinction
Queen of the Damned
Queen of the Damned
Child's Play 2
Child's Play 2
Split
Split
Day of the Dead
Day of the Dead
Knock Knock
Knock Knock
House of Wax
House of Wax
The Human Centipede: First Sequence
The Human Centipede: First Sequence
Halloween
Halloween
Piranha 3D
Piranha 3D
Poltergeist
Poltergeist
Wolves
Wolves
Ghost Ship
Ghost Ship
The Strangers
The Strangers
Carrie
Carrie
Hush
Hush
The Human Centipede 2
The Human Centipede 2
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Child's Play 3
Child's Play 3
They Live
They Live
Little Shop of Horrors
Little Shop of Horrors
A Nightmare on Elm Street
A Nightmare on Elm Street
The Other Side of the Door
The Other Side of the Door
Leprechaun: In the Hood
Leprechaun: In the Hood
Goodnight Mommy
Goodnight Mommy
loader