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12 Most Successful Horror Movies of All Time


From the earliest days of our conscious existence, fear has been an integral part of our lives. Running away from predators, and weather phenomena, getting burned by fire, has given us an evolutionary advantage over other species. Today were all relatively safe in our homes and offices, and we do need that rush of adrenaline from time to time, which is why the horror genre in various media is so huge right now. We NEED the chills, and the thrills, because our brains are going numb without having to survive in the harsh wilderness, or cower in fear whenever we see a big dog. I mean, that’s why everyone’s so eager to get offended on the internet all the time. They’re looking for those primal thrills.


Thanks to the constant developments in cinematography, special effects, and the film making in general, we’ve managed to create some of the most blood-chilling horror movies ever seen by a human being, that should provide you with more than enough scares. Sure, the Halloween is over, but it’s never too late to tickle your terror bone! Here are 12 most successful horror movies of all time!



1. “Blair Witch Project” (1999) – $225 million/ $60,000 budget



2. “The Ring” (2002) — $249 million/$48 million budget

3. “Get Out” (2017) — $252 million/ $4.5 million budget



4. “The Village” (2004) — $257 million/ $112 million budget

5. “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991) — $273 million/ $19 million budget



6. “Annabelle: Creation” (2017) — $293 million/ $15 million budget

7. “Shutter Island” (2010) — $295 million/ $65 million budget



8. “The Conjuring” (2013) — $318 million/ $20 million budget

9. “Signs” (2002) — $408 million/ $72 million budget



10. “The Exorcist” (1973) — $441 million/ $12 million budget

11. “Jaws” (1975) — $471 million/ $7 million budget



12. “It” (2017) — $654 million/ $35 million budget