The 15 most successful horror movies ever made
1. It (2007)
Adaptation of Argentine film Director and screenwriter andrés of Musette on the eponymous novel by Stephen king could not become successful. The film was so expected that even if a sharply negative reaction of the audience still had a lot of money at the box office. Fortunately, the film was successful and got 85 percent rating from the famous website Rotten Tomatoes. Liked the movie, even the most picky fans of the king and grossed a huge sum in 327 481 748 dollars.
2 The Sixth sense (1999)
One of the most iconic horror films of the 1990-ies, “the Sixth sense” showed a new side of talent of Bruce Willis and brought the actor Haley Joel was nominated for “Oscar”. Film M. knight of Salamina grossed 293 292 506 dollars.
3 The exorcist (1973)
Undoubtedly, this is one of the best horror films of all time. “The exorcist” William Friedkin – a real classic, which became the first horror movie that was ever nominated for an Oscar in the category “best film”. He brought the creators 232 906 $ 145.
4 A Quiet place (2018)
Cooperation between real married couple John Krasinski (who directed and starred in the lead role in this film) and Emily blunt (who played the role of the main character) made a “Quiet place” one of the most anticipated films of the year. As it turned out, expectations were not in vain, and the film became one of the best “horror” in 2018, when it raised $ 188 024 361. Now Krasinski wrote the script for the sequel.
5 What lies beneath (2000)
Despite the star couple starring – Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer “What lies beneath” was cool received by critics. However, the theme is haunted houses never fails to attract a wide audience, and the film earned creators $ 155 464 351.
6 Blair Witch project: “Exchange rate from the world” (1999)
Today it is considered that the film made popular the genre of “found film” (the film, which is presented to the audience as found footage “missing or dead” people). Despite the fact that “Blair Witch: “Exchange rate from the world” was a low-budget film, shot on Amateur camera, she brought the creators 140 539 099 dollars, becoming one of the most successful independent films.
7 The Conjuring (2013)
Considered one of the best horror movies of 2010 year, “the Conjuring,” James WAN has assigned a rating of “R” due to the fact that he was considered too scary. The audience was really scared, but in droves to the cinema, leaving the box office 137 400 141 dollars.
8 Call (2002)
“The ring,” directed by Gore Verbinski, spawned a cultural phenomenon mailings “chain letters” via e-mail. It tells of how the journalist tries to find out the secret video, looking at which, people were killed if not forced anyone to watch this video during the week. This film was made a sequel in 2005 and a remake in 2017. The original brought 129 128 133 dollars.
9 The Curse of the nuns (2018)
One of the most anticipated horror films of this year was undoubtedly “the Curse of the nuns” – the sixth film in the series “Curse”. Despite the fact that the tape is completely “smashed to smithereens” both critics and fans (on the website Rotten Tomatoes it scored only 26%), charges were impressive – $ 116 888,393.
10 The Curse (2004)
Director Takashi Shimizu, the same man who wrote and directed the Japanese original of this film, released in 2002, titled “Ju-on: the Curse”. The American version of 2004 received very mixed reviews, but the real horror fans “brought in a moneybox of” creators 110 359 362 dollars.
11 Paranormal activity (2009)
No doubt inspired by the project “Blair Witch”, the mockumentary film “Paranormal activity” also refers to the genre of “found film”. In the trailer of the film was shown “real footage” of moviegoers who were scared while watching a movie in theaters. The first film in the series gathered 107 918 810 dollars.12 Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
The third film from the series “Paranormal Phenomenon” is a prequel to the first two parts, which tells about the childhood of the protagonist. The film has collected in the United States cinemas almost as much as the original – 104,028,807 dollars.
13 Spell 2 (2016)
The sequel to the film streaming HD “The Enchantment” was far from being as popular as the first part, but it still attracted viewers who wanted to see the continuation of the story of paranormal researchers Ed and Lorraine Warren. The film raised $ 102,470,008.
14 The Curse of Annabelle: The Birth of Evil (2017)
This is another film from the film universe “The Spell”. “The Curse of Annabelle: The Origin of Evil” is the story of the origin of the doll, obsessed with the spirit of the deceased girl Annabelle. Although the film did not receive much praise, he still managed to raise $ 102,092,201.
15 Others (2001)
The mystical horror story with an intricate plot and Nicole Kidman in the lead role is a great example of how viewers like really scary movies without special visual effects and with a minimum of “sudden“ boo ”from around the corner.” In the American box office, the film raised $ 96,522,687.