Horror film trailers can scare you enough not to watch the actual film. These films have forever made a mark in horror classic history. Each and everyone of the following films lived up to its trailer chilling nightmare type feel. Here are the Top 10 Horror Movie Trailers of All Time.
10-The Blair Witch Project
This film stars a bunch of unknowns. By the looks of the trailer this looks like a homemade film. A lot of people actually believed this was a real life documentary until the rumor was cleared up. This film is about 3 student film makers who disappear into the woods and their footage is found one year later.
This star studded cast is filled with Drew Barrymore, Neve Campbelle, Courtney Cox, and David Arquette. The trailer starts with the infamous opening scene of the movie. This movie is filled with suspense and comedy. The ghost faced killer is killing all the kids in the neighborhood. Who Done It?
Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman play a young couple who rent a vacation home but the vacation turns out to be a nightmare. They are terrorized by three strangers. This movie will make you never want take an isolated trip away from home. The trailer will leave you in suspense.
Dale Midkiff and Fred Gwynne star in this haunting horror. Dale’s character moves to a new house on the countryside only to find it’s not as peaceful as he thought. There is a mysterious cemetery in the woods near his house. None of the neighbors wish to talk about the cemetery so Midkiff must learn the hard way. This trailer and movie still haunt me.
6-Nightmare on Elm Street
This 1984 horror still gives me nightmares. Freddy Krueger is the villain of this film.”Don’t Fall Asleep” is the infamous quote from the trailer and actual movie. Freddie stalks the children of the lynch mob that killed him but not in any old way. He haunts them in their dreams while they are sleeping.
5-The Silence of the Lambs
Jodie Foster stars as an FBI rookie who seeks the help of an incarcerated killer (played by Anthony Hopkins) for his help to catch another serial killer. The mysterious feel of the trailer really pulls you in and keeps you wanting more.
John Carpenter’s Halloween starring Jamie Lee Curtis is a must see. An institutionalized (since childhood) murderer escapes from his facility. While being chased by his doctor goes on a killing spree. The trailer alone gives me the shakes. The movie definitely lives up to it’s trailers frightening legacy.
This 1975 Film is about an attack shark. The trailer sets the tone for a bloody beach filled thriller classic. The terrifying jaws theme music is featured in the captivating trailer and through out this creepy creature film. This movie stars Roy Scheider and is directed by the infamous Steven Spielberg.
This 1980 classic thriller stars none other than Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall. The trailer is so eerie and creepy. This film lives up to its trailers creepy feel. This horror is about a family who lives in an isolated hotel for the winter. Jack Nicholson plays the dad and soon enough starts to become violent and crazy due to an evil presence. If you have seen this film you can relate to lines such as “Red Rum” and “Wendy, I’m not gonna hurt you, I’m just gonna bash your brains in”.
Ellen Burstyn, Max Von Sydow, and Linda Blair all star in this 1973 horror classic. This film is about a teenager who becomes mysteriously possessed. Her mother reaches out for the help of two priests to save her demon filled daughter. I have to honestly admit that I could not watch the whole movie the trailer alone was scary enough.