Updated: September 15, 2021
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The best old horror movies include classic scary films designed to terrify. Early horror
movies tapped into our deepest fears of the unknown, combining compelling, unique stories
with outstanding character acting. Whether it's zombies, ghosts, vampires or other
supernatural creatures, this list of old horror movies includes some of the greatest
frightening films ever made. Be sure to vote for your favorites, and add any older horror
movies that are missing.
Modern horror movies are great, but they have nothing on the classics. In fact, many of the
modern-era scary films are remakes of the famous movies listed here. Some of the common
sources for these classic old horror movies include novels and folktales about frightening
monsters (Dracula and Frankenstein are good examples). Some of the horror movies listed here
are silent films, but that doesn't mean they aren't as scary not at all. Both Nosferatu and
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari are extremely creepy movies, even without sound.
What makes for a truly outstanding horror movie? Bottom line, it scares the living daylights
out of us by tapping into some dark, primal fear we have. The best older horror movies manage
to chill, thrill and terrify by exposing us to monsters both real and imagined. If you're
looking to delve into classic horror movies, this is a great place to start. The films here
are innovative, popular and downright horrifying.