Released in 1960, Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho is a declared masterpiece. This psychological horror-thriller film is a timeless classic. And it certainly is at the pinnacle of the thriller genre. Anthony Perkins’s terrifying portrayal as Norman Bates, the antagonist gives a chill down the spine. Also, Leigh’s shower scene in Psycho is to date one of the most iconic scenes in cinematic history.
With the development of Norman Bates, Hitchcock’s movie revolutionizes the horror genre in movies. So, here’s a list of 10 scary and creepy movies that will be interesting if you liked Psycho.
The Killer Inside Me
Released in June 2010, Michael Winterbottom’s The Killer Inside Me is a darkly disturbing thriller. It is a violent, dark, crime erotic drama. And, it is based on The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson. The plot is about Sheriff Lou Ford. He is portrayed as a cunning, sadistic sociopath who is charged with murder.
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Release in September 2006, Tom Tykwer’s thriller is set in 18th century France. The award-winning movie, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer is about Jean-Baptiste Grenouille. He is a scent connoisseur and becomes obsessed with capturing the aroma of young womanhood. Twelve young women are found in his house, and this creates a rampage.
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog
It is a classic Hitchcock thriller movie. The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog is a 1927 British silent movie. It adapts the story by Marie Belloc Lowndes. The landlady takes in a new lodger but soon realizes the mystery he carries around. A killer terrorizing local blond girls is on the loose, and this lodger is the prime suspect.
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Wes Craven’s 1984 film is a slasher movie. A clawed killer is on loose who is butchering the friends of a girl he is after. The killer slashes them in their dreams. The girl swears to stay awake at any cost. A Nightmare on Elm Street is now a horror franchise with nine slasher films.
Alice Lowe’s 2017 movie, Prevenge is a comedy slasher movie. It is quite a refreshing movie in this genre. Ruth is a pregnant widow whose partner is dead. She believes that her baby is giving her guidance to take revenge on the people who had murdered him.
John Carpenter’s 1978 Halloween movie is possibly the most influential film of the slasher genre. Michael Myers murderes his sister on Halloween night in 1963. After fifteen years, he makes his escape from the mental hospital. He is back to the town of Haddonfield, Illinois with his murderous instincts.
Released in November 2018, Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria is a psychedelic nightmare, supernatural horror movie. Susie Bannion is a young dancer who arrives in Berlin to audition. After winning the role, the woman she replaces accuses the females of the company to be involved in witchcraft. The terrifying secrets of the studio are explored in this cult classic.
10 Rillington Place
Richard Fleischer’s 1977 movie 10 Rillington Place is an atmospheric thriller. It chronicles the real story ofJohn Reginald Christie, a British mass murderer. Richard Attenborough is seen as John Reginald I’m the movie.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Tobe Hooper’s 1974 movie The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a slasher movie. It offers a frightful tale of the macabre. Sally, Franklin and their three friends are in trauma by a chainsaw-wielding killer and his family.
David Fincher’s 2007 horror movie, Zodiac features Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo in the lead role. Robert Graysmith (Gyllenhaal) is a cartoonist. He uses his puzzle-solving skills to reveal the identity of the zodiac killer.
These horror flicks are the top-ranking movies in this genre. Each has its distinct flavour that will diversify your horror movie list. Do watch them all!