Even though there are a ton of movie genres, it's no secret that horror is one of the most popular genres. Halloween is a great time to curl up on the couch with the lights off, a great snack, and Netflix playing the latest scary movie but they're really popular year round and many people don't want to wait until the scariest holiday of the year to scare themselves with a creepy film. Sound familiar? Only a total scaredy cat doesn't love to curl up with the latest horror release playing on the TV screen and a big bowl of hot, buttery popcorn on their lap!
With so many horror movies that have come out, both classics that came out back in the 80s and have been the subject of remakes and reboots since then, and more recent releases that have been scaring audiences in the 2010s, it can be hard to keep track of them all, right? Maybe for someone who isn't obsessed with all things scary but any dedicated horror fan will know that it's totally simple to name all the most popular horror movies!
Who thinks they're brave enough to make it to the end of this quiz? Prove it and name all 50 of these horror movies!
1What classic slasher is this?
This 1996 slasher film is a total classic in the horror genre and is the first in a series of four movies and one TV show. This movie was directed by Wes Craven and set in the fictional town of Woodsboro. This movie follows and mocks many cliches of horror movies as the town lives in fear of a masked villain, known as Ghostface, who is stalking and attacking the residents. The movie follows as the characters, particularly Sidney Prescott, try to figure out Ghostface's identity before it's too late.
2Name this thriller.
This thriller follows three friends named Rocky, Alex, and Money who spend their time together robbing homes around their city in order to get cash and valuables that they can sell to make some quick money. After they hear about an easy victim who allegedly has a huge stash of cash in his home, the three of them decide to make his house their next target. Unfortunately, this victim isn't as helpless as they had originally assumed and things go wrong.
3What creepy movie is this?
Dolls are so creepy, aren't they? This movie was inspired by a doll that was allegedly investigated by a pair of famous paranormal investigators named Ed and Lorraine Warren. The movie is set in the 1960s and follows a couple who are expecting a child together and were gifted a porcelain doll. Shortly after receiving the doll, strange events start to occur and they begin to believe that these strange events might be related to the doll that they were given.
4What movie is this?
This 2017 film is based on the Stephen King novel of the same name that was released in the 1980s. Prior to this movie being released, another adaptation of the book hit the small screen in the form of a miniseries that gave audiences a reason to be scared of clowns in 1990. This movie follows as an evil entity torments a small town in Maine every few decades and a group of young children decide to try to find out what it is and how to stop it.
5What found footage movie is this?
After Katie and Micah move into their new home together, Katie reveals a dark secret about her past. She claims that a supernatural entity has been haunting her since her childhood. This revelation prompts Micah to start filming their day-to-day lives and set up a camera in their bedroom in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the haunting that Katie claims to have been experiencing. This movie is the first in a series of found footage films and is super scary!
6What's the name of this thriller?
This psychological thriller was written and produced by Jordan Peele. The movie follows as a young photographer named Chris travels out of the city to visit the family of his girlfriend, Rose. There, he meets Rose's parents, a hypnotherapist named Missy and a neurosurgeon named Dean, as well as her brother, Jeremy. While he's there, he starts noticing some strange behavior coming from the family's employees and begins to worry that something awful is going on with the family. What movie is this?
7What supernatural horror film is this?
Set in the same universe as other horror movies like Annabelle and The Nun, this movie follows a case that famous paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were sent to investigate in 1970. They go to investigate the secluded farmhouse inhabited by the Perron family, a family made up of two parents named Carolyn and Roger and their five daughters. Shortly after moving into the farmhouse, the Perron family begins to experience bizarre supernatural occurrences and enlist Ed and Lorraine Warren to help them.
8Name this creepy thriller.
This creepy movie was directed by John Krasinski and stars him alongside his real-life wife, Emily Blunt. The movie is set in a dystopian future in which much of the population of the Earth has been taken out by monsters that have super strong hearing, armored skin, and attack anything that makes noise. Yikes! The movie follows one family as they try to survive following the loss of one of their children to one of these monsters. What movie is this?
9What dystopian horror film is this?
This horror movie is set in a dystopian future in which the US operates under a very different set of laws. Every year, for one 12-hour period, all crime is legal. Yes, all crime. This means that for one night every year, people get to do anything and everything without worrying about any of the legal repurcussions. This movie spawned three sequels and a TV show about this future. Each movie follows a different scenario within this yearly event. What movie is this?
10Name this remake.
This horror movie is a remake of a classic horror film from 1982. The movie follows as a family, made up of husband and wife Eric and Amy and their three children, move into a new home. Things seem great for this family until their youngest child begins to speak to an imaginary friend and sinister paranormal events begin to occur in the family's new suburban home. When their youngest daughter is taken by the paranormal entity, the family has to try to get her back.
11What found footage flick is this?
This found footage film is a total classic. It was released in 1999 and is one of the movies that really brought the found footage style into the mainstream of horror movies. The movie follows three college students who set out to make a documentary about the Blair Witch, an urban legend popular in the Maryland area where they travel out to film and research. The group of them camp out in the woods and find increasingly strange things happen while they're there.
12What paranormal movie is this?
This movie is set in Seattle and was released in 2002. It follows a journalist named Rachel who recently lost her niece. As she attempts to unravel the mysterious events that lead up to the night that her niece lost her life, she learns about an urban legend about a supposed haunted video tape that takes the lives of everyone who watches it exactly one week after they watch the movie. During that week, they're haunted by visions and bizarre paranormal events.
13What classic horror film is this?
This classic slasher film spawned several sequels and even remakes of the movie. This horror movie was first released in 1978 and introduced the horror world to a new villain by the name of Michael Myers. After attacking his sister as a child, Michael is placed into the care of Warren County's Smith's Grove Sanitarium. Fifteen years later, Michael escapes the sanitarium and begins to follow a high school student named Laurie Strode. Who knows what classic movie this is?
14What high school-based horror movie is this?
This dark comedy was released in 2009 and stars Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried as two high school best friends. While Jennifer, played by Megan Fox, is incredibly popular and known for her good looks, her best friend Needy, played by Amanda Seyfried, is slightly less popular and a lot more insecure. After tragedy strikes at the concert of an indie rock band, Jennifer's life changes forever and it's up to Needy to try to figure out what happened to her.
15Name this movie.
This movie was released on Netflix one month after making its premier at South by Southwest. It's a 2016 horror film follows a deaf author named Madison who lives in a secluded area in the woods by herself. Madison lost her hearing due to a disease when she was younger and has since adapted to her life without it. After her neighbor is attacked on her way home from visiting Madison, the masked villain decides to make Madison his next victim after discovering she is deaf.
16What comedic horror movie is this?
Even though this teen horror film is downright scary, that doesn't stop it from also being pretty hilarious. It combines the classic elements of a teen horror flick with some dark comedy in a way that is too funny and too creepy for any horror fan to miss. The movie follows as a young boy named Cole begins to wonder what his babysitter, Bee, does after he goes to sleep. Unfortunately for him, what she does is scarier than he could have ever imagined.
17What movie is this?
After a date with her boyfriend goes horribly wrong, a young college student named Jay learns that she's going to be haunted by an unseen entity until she manages to get rid of the curse she was just given. She's told that this entity can take any form that it wants and will be seen by no one but her but that it won't leave her alone until she passes the curse on to someone else. What movie is this?
18Name this thriller.
Considering that social media part of the lives of so many people these days, it's no surprise that it's the basis of so many horror movies that have come out in recent years. This creepy thriller follows one of the most popular girls at her college, a girl named Laura. After she accepts a friend request from a fellow student, she notices that the student's profile is too weird to keep looking at and her behavior gets increasingly stranger until Laura removes her which sets off an even worse string of events.
19What remake is this?
This movie is a remake of a Japenese horror movie and was released in 2004. The movie follows the life of a young couple who moved to Japan recently for school. The main character is Karen who is working as a social worker while the two of them live in Japan. There, she is assigned to go check on a family who live in a house that Karen finds out is haunted by a truly creepy force. Who knows what movie this is?
20Name this creepy slasher flick.
After leaving a friend's wedding reception for what was supposed to be a relaxing and romantic weekend, the young couple in this creepy slasher flick finds themselves anything but relaxed. Not long after their arrival to the secluded cabin they stayed in, they hear a knock at the door from a mysterious woman who is looking for someone they don't know. When more people turn up and watch them going about their business in the home, this movie gets pretty scary for everyone involved.
21Name this supernatural thriller.
Mirrors have been the source of many superstitions and scary stories for a long, long time. This supernatural thriller takes the fear that many people have of mirrors to a whole new level. After losing their parents, two siblings are working together to try to rebuild their relationship and try to solve the mystery of the antique mirror that they believe may have been responsible for the paranormal occurrences in their home while they were growing up. What movie is this?
22Name this thriller.
After Greta is hired by a family to be a nanny, she moves from her home in Montana to the UK in order to live with them and care for their young son. After arriving at their home, she learns that the son she believed she was going to be caring for is actually not their son and is instead a porcelain doll named Brahms who they treat as though he's alive. Shortly after arriving, strange supernatural events begin to take place.
23Name this movie.
This thriller follows as a 16 year old girl named Jesse moves to Los Angeles in order to follow her dreams of becoming a model. Once there, she's met with jealous and resentment by other models who are jealous of her young, fresh face and the attention that she begins to receive from fashion designers because of it. Unfortunately for Jesse, the other models may be a threat but they're not the only thing that Jesse is up against in Los Angeles.
24Name this Australian horror movie.
In this Australian horror movie, a teenager named Brent, played by Xavier Samuel, finds himself as the unwilling guest at a makeshift prom being celebrated by a girl named Lola who he had previously turned down. Unfortunately, the prom that Lola and her father have planned in their home is nothing like the school-sanctioned prom that he had been planning to attend with another girl and Brent is subjected to a pretty bad night. What creepy teen movie is this?
25What movie is this?
One of the best parts of the Halloween season, aside from eating way too much candy and watching a ton of scary movies, has to be going to see haunted house attraction. Who doesn't love being scared? This movie follows as a group of friends travel around on a road trip across the US in order to visit all the scariest haunted house attractions they can. Unfortunately, the terrors they encounter become all too real and they find themselves haunted.
26What movie is this?
This biographical film follows the life of Jeffrey Dahmer. This movie is based on the graphic novel of the same name that was written and illustrated by John Backderf, an illustrator who was friends with Dahmer when the two of them were in high school before Jeffrey Dahmer began his crime spree. This movie stars Ross Lynch, a former Disney Channel star, as Dahmer and follows his life when he was younger and the events that led him up to his crimes.
27What movie is this?
Following the loss of her best friend, a girl named Laine is looking through the things that had once belonged to her friend, Debbie, before she lost her life. Among her belongings, she finds an old Ouija board and, in her desperation to have some kind of closure related to losing her friend, she decides to use it to try to contact her friend in the afterlife. Instead, she comes into contact with an entity named DZ and strange things start happening.
28What movie is this?
This movie is a remake of a movie that was released in 2002. The original was written and directed by Eli Roth who returned for this remake to serve as co-writer and executive producer of the remake. The movie follows as a group of friends head into the woods for a weekend getaway at a cabin only to find themselves incredibly sick with an infectious, flesh-eating virus that has taken over the area. What disease-based horror movie remake is this?
29What horror movie is this?
This movie follows as a family's home is broken into by intruders but, instead of breaking in to steal things or do anything else to the family, these intruders place cameras all around the home and force the family to play a twisted game with them. As the game goes on, the family learns that these cameras have been placed around their home not just so the intruders can watch but also because the game is being broadcast to viewers around the Internet.
30Name this supernatural movie.
This movie was released in 2016 and stars Emile Hirsch and Brian Cox. After having the body of an unidentified "Jane Doe" brought to their morgue, a father-son team of coroners begin to perform an autopsy on the body. As the autopsy goes on, the two of them begin to experience more and more supernatural events and begin to find clues as to who exactly this "Jane Doe" is and how the events they're experiencing in their morgue tie into her identity.
31What post-apocalyptic movie is this?
After a highly contagious outbreak wipes out the majority of the population of the world, a family is just trying to survive in their home without letting the disease in. The family live in a secluded home in the middle of the woods and is made up of two parents, named Sarah and Paul, their son Travis, and Sarah's father, Bud. After losing Sarah's father, the family meets another survivor who came to see if their house had any supplies in it.
32Name this thriller.
This thriller was released in 2018 and follows a family who recently lost the matriarch of their family. Following this loss, her daughter and grandchildren begin to learn more and more about the secrets that she kept during her private and secluded life. As the family learns more about her life and their ancestry, they learn more and more about the curse that they seem to have inherited and have to try to figure out how to get away from it.
33Who knows the name of this thriller?
This movie follows as the host of a podcast, played by Justin Long, travels from his home in the US up to the remote Canadian wilderness in order to interview the subject of his podcast's next episode. Unfortunately, the subject isn't available for an interview and he stays to try to find another subject. There, he meets a man named Howard who is a retired seaman who claims that he was rescued while out at sea by a walrus. From there, his trip to find an interview subject turns bizarre.
34Who can name this comedic horror movie?
This horror-comedy stars Alexandra Shipp and Brianna Hildebrand as two best friends and high school seniors who are totally obsessed with all things true crime. Their passion for the subject has lead them to start a blog based all around it and they'll do anything to get more followers for their blog and really make it in the true crime world. The two of them go to some incredibly surprising lengths in order to try to convince the people where they live that someone is perpetuating crime around the city.
35Who knows what horror movie this is?
This horror movie was based off of a short film that went viral around the Internet. When Rebecca, the movie's main character, was growing up, she was incredibly afraid of the dark and was haunted by mysterious beings that could only come out after the lights when out. She thought that when she grew up, she would leave those fears behind. Unfortunately, she finds out that her brother is experiencing the same fears and seeing the same mysterious creature. What movie is this?
36Name this fantasy horror film?
Becoming famous is a dream for many people but for a lot of them, it's simply not attainable. Unfortunately, fame and fortune isn't exactly easy to stumble into. This movie follows an aspiring actress named Sarah who is stuck working as a waitress while she tries to get her big break in Hollywood and finally become an A-lister like she really wants to be. When she takes a particular audition, her life begins to change and she wonders whether fame is worth what she's going through.
37Name this creepy thriller.
After losing his wife, a psychiatrist named David decides to move himself and his young daughter, Emily, out of the hustle and bustle of the big city and into a more secluded home out in the country in order to help her cope with losing her mother. Unfortunately, moving on and letting go of her mother isn't easy for Emily and she struggles with her new life out in the country. When she starts talking to an imaginary friend, things get worse than ever.
38Who can identify this found footage anthology?
This horror movie isn't just one movie. Instead, it's several short horror films that are blended together with one storyline surrounding them. Each movie has one theme in common: they're all found footage films. This matches the fact that the main storyline of the movie follows a group of criminals who were paid to break into a house to steal a video tape. On the tape are all the short films that make up the rest of this found footage anthology.
39Name this thriller.
This Australian thriller is based loosely on a real crime spree that happened in the country. This movie follows as a group of three friends go on a vacation to Australia and decide to backpack across the country. While doing the roadtrip portion of their planned trip across the Great Northern Highway, they stop to hike around at a national park and find themselves having car trouble when they return to leave. Unfortunately for them, a friendly local who offers some help turns out not to be so friendly.
40What movie is this?
After a newlywed couple moves into their new home, they find themselves in a lot of trouble because of the fact that their landlord has been spying on them ever since they moved in. The stress of being newly married and moving across the country is nothing compared to the fact that their recluse landlord has kept himself glued to the constant feed of cameras he has going in their house to keep track of what they're doing. What movie is this?
41Name this slasher.
Three years to the day that her mother, a famous actress who was known for playing Nancy in the 1980s teen slasher film Camp Bloodbath, lost her life in a car accident, Max and her friends head to a local cinema to see a double feature of the movie her mother was in and its sequel. When the theater catches on fire, Max and her friends rip a hole in the movie screen and climb through to safety only to find themselves in the movie.
42What creepy film is this?
After losing one of their best friends, a group of four friends from school reunite as adults in order to go out on a trip through the wilderness as a memorial to the friend they lost. Unfortunately for them, what was supposed to be a lighthearted camping trip turns wrong after they hike through the woods and find themselves at the heart of an ancient legend and are hunted by a mythological creature. What's the name of this novel adaptation?
43What psychological horror flick is this?
This psychological horror film was filmed entirely on an iPhone 7 Plus. Pretty cool, right? The lack of a high-tech filming setup doesn't mean that this movie is any less scary, though. This movie follows as a young woman named Sawyer who recently moved away from her previous home in order to evade a stalker that has been haunting her. After making an appointment with a counselor in order to deal with the trauma, she finds herself put into an involuntary care center and fears her stalker may have found her.
44Name this book adaptation.
This 2007 movie is an adaptation of a novel by Jack Ketchum that was released in the 1980s and is loosely based on real life events. Aren't all the creepiest movies based on something that allegedly actually happened? Yikes! The movie is based loosely on the crimes of Gertrude Baniszewski during the 1960s. The movie follows a young girl named Meg who was sent with her sister, Susan, to live with their aunt after losing their parents. There, their summer turns terrible.
45What supernatural horror movie is this?
Pretty Little Liars actress Lucy Hale and Teen Wolf actor Tyler Posey star in this creepy supernatural horror movie as best friends Olivia and Lucas. For spring break, Olivia, Lucas, and their friends decide to travel to Mexico for a few days of fun before their classes start up again. When they meet a stranger who takes them to a run-down mission, they decide to play a game of truth or dare. Unfortunately, it was more than just a game and they begin to feel like a presence followed them home.
46What suspenseful movie is this?
This suspenseful movie was directed by iconic horror director M. Night Shyamalan. The movie follows two young siblings named Becca and Tyler who are going to visit their grandparents for the week while their mother, Loretta, goes on a cruise. Because of the fact that Loretta had a falling out with her parents years ago, Becca and Tyler have never met their grandparents prior to this visit. While visiting their grandparents, the two of them start to witness some bizarre behavior.
47What movie is this?
This movie was released in 2012 and follows a young girl named Pauline who dreams of becoming a surgeon one day. But for now, the only thing she really wants is to earn the approval and recognition of her incredibly uptight and controlling mother who spends more time criticizing her and doting to her chronically ill younger sister, Grace, than she does anything else. When Pauline hears her parents discussing the possibility of Grace having a lung transplant, Pauline decides to take matters into her own hands.
48What's this suspenseful horror movie?
This suspenseful thriller was directed by Gore Verbinski, the same person who directed other popular movies like The Ring. After a company's CEO travels to a remote "wellness center" in the Swiss Alps, a young executive named Lockhart is sent to go retrieve him and bring him back to New York City during the midst of an investigation on the company. Upon arriving to the center, Lockhart begins to become suspicious about exactly what is going on there and finds himself staying longer than anticipated.
49Name this found footage film.
This found footage film marks the directorial debut of Adam Robitel and was released in 2014. This movie is set in Virginia and follows a documentary crew that are making a film about Alzheimer's patients. The subject of the film, Deborah, is reluctant to be filmed by the documentary crew who were called in by Deborah's daughter in an attempt to make money to keep their home, but she ultimately agrees. While filming the documentary, strange things begin to happen to the crew.
50What movie is this?
Meeting up with a stranger off the Internet can be really dangerous and it's important to make sure that anyone planning to do so does it in a careful manner. After a freelance videographer sees an ad on Craigslist looking for someone to film a video diary for his unborn child, he takes the offer and heads out to meet the client. The client is a terminally ill man named Josef who wants to be filmed throughout the day so his son will have something to remember him by.