The Innocents (1961)
The Innocents is a British ghost movie from 1961. The film follows a young woman who takes on a governess job where she stays in a huge Victorian mansion caring for two children. As time passes she begins to notice odd behavior with the children and strange occurrences around the property that lead her to believe that the place is haunted. This ghost tale builds an air of tension that most modern paranormal movies just can't do.
The Evil Dead (1981)
Sam Raimi's horror flick about a group of five teenagers who head to a cabin in the woods. What was supposed to be a fun time with friends turns into something truly sinister when demons are summoned from a mysterious book.
Based on the Stephen King novel about a young girl named Carrie White who holds the extraordinary power to move things with her mind, telekinesis. Carrie is relentlessly bullied by fellow classmates and finds no refuge at home with her overly religious mother. When her peers pull a heartless prank at prom, she teaches them a well-deserved lesson.
Another movie based on the work of Stephen King. It's about a nerdy teenage boy, Arnie, who finds his paramour in the form of an old beat-up 1958 Plymouth Fury. After restoring the car to pristine condition, his friends and family begin to notice a dangerous obsession between Arnie and the car. A string of odd deaths start occurring, including Arnie's bullies and anyone who dared defy his relationship with Christine. Those closest to him wonder if the car has taken on a life of its own.
Pet Sematary (1989)
When a young doctor and his family move into a house in the country, their neighbor tells them of a pet cemetery and indian burial ground in the woods near the property. A string of tragedies occur, first with the death of the daughter's cat. Wanting to ease her pain, the father brings the cat to the burial ground-- only for it to return as a rabid, demonic creature. Soon disaster strikes again claiming the life of his young son. Desperate to revive him he foolishly repeats the ritual.
The Fog (1980)
Carpenter's film about a legend that Antonio Bay was built with the blood money of shipwrecked lepers. As the town is about to celebrate its centennial anniversary a strange fog starts rolling in. The ghosts of the wronged are back to take their revenge.
Clive Barker's first feature directing debut about a man and wife who move into an old house. The wife finds a zombie-like creature living upstairs, but realizes its her husbands half-brother, also her former lover. He had lost his body to a group of S&M demons, but was brought back to life through a drop of blood on the floor. In order to return his body to its original state he needs her to supply him with human sacrifices.
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Roman Polanski's religious horror about a couple who move into a New York apartment. Soon after moving in, the wife begins to experience strange occurrances and odd behavior from neighboring tenants. After an unusually bad dream she finds that she's become pregnant, however her joy is shortlived upon the birth of her child.