The hairs on the back of your neck stand up. You grip your seat a little bit tighter. Your adrenaline begins to pump. It’s time for the horror to take hold. Since 1920, Hollywood has invested millions of dollars in scaring the bejeezus out of the moviegoing public to sate our need to be thrilled in a safe, secure environment. Though horror films don’t often get the respect of more prestigious outings, they have attracted a following that reaches across race, generation, and social class. If there’s one thing you can say for a whole lot of movie fans, it’s that we like to be scared silly. For those people who want to experience the best the genre has to offer, but who don’t want to put themselves through the horror of watching a movie because you feel like you should, here are some of horror film history’s most enduring films.
10. Get Out
Before you start dismissing Jordan Peele’s 2017 film just because it’s new, consider that the creepy little flick is the highest rated horror movie of all time on Rotten Tomatoes. And for good reason. The writing is sharp, the premise is unique, and the performances are spot on. What begins as an awkward trip to meet his girlfriend’s family quickly becomes a haunting, slow burn of a film that will keep you on your toes from start to finish.
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