Twenty-Four more days until Halloween. Are you ready to be scared?! This month Ghoul Vibes Nation is giving you the Top Ten Grossing Horror Movies of all time. Be ready to pee in your pants, or at least make a mad dash to the bathroom. Lock your doors, grab your blanket to pull up over your head. Escape to a scarier world than the one we live in. Ummm… well…. lol peeps, but do be sure not to spill the precious popcorn.
Here are your ten top-grossing movies of all time:
#10 Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Released in 2016. Grossed $312.2 million dollars and was written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. A direct sequel to Resident Evil: Retribution (2012), it is the sixth and final installment in the Resident Evil film series, which is very loosely based on the video game series of the same name. The film stars Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts, Eoin Macken, Fraser James, Ruby Rose, Rola, and William Levy.
#9 The Conjuring
Released in 2013. Grossed $319.5 million and was directed by James Wan. In 1970, paranormal investigators and demonologists Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) and Ed (Patrick Wilson) Warren are summoned to the home of Carolyn (Lili Taylor) and Roger (Ron Livingston) Perron. The Perrons and their five daughters have recently moved into a secluded farmhouse, where a supernatural presence has made itself known. Though the manifestations are relatively benign at first, events soon escalate in horrifying fashion, especially after the Warrens discover the house’s macabre history.
#8 A Quiet Place
Released in 2018. Grossed $340.9 million and was directed by and starring John Krasinski. The plot revolves around a father (Krasinski) and a mother (Emily Blunt) who struggle to survive and raise their children in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by blind extraterrestrial creatures with an acute sense of hearing.
Released in 2001. Grossed $351.6 million and was directed by Ridley Scott. The film s the sequel to the 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs, in which Anthony Hopkins returns to his role as the serial killer Hannibal Lecter. Julianne Moore co-stars, in the role first held by Jodie Foster, as FBI Special Agent Clarice Starling.
#6 The Nun
Released in 2018. Grossed $365.6 million and was directed by Corin Hardy. When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together, they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.
#5 The Exorcist
Released in 1973. Grossed $441.3 million and was directed by William Friedkin. One of the most profitable horror movies ever made, not mention $441 million was a lot of money for a movie in 1973. This movie of an exorcism was based loosely on actual events. When young Regan (Linda Blair) starts acting odd — levitating, speaking in tongues — her worried mother (Ellen Burstyn) seeks medical help, only to hit a dead end. A local priest (Jason Miller), however, thinks the girl may be seized by the devil. The priest makes a request to perform an exorcism, and the church sends in an expert (Max von Sydow) to help with the difficult job.
#4 It Chapter Two
Released in 2019. Grossed $473.1 million and was directed by Andy Muschietti. The film is a sequel to the 2017 film It, both based on the 1986 novel by Stephen King. Set in 2016, 27 years after the first film, it stars Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Andy Bean, and Bill Skarsgård, who returns as Pennywise the Dancing Clown.
Released in 1975. Grossed $472 million and was directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley’s 1974 novel of the same name. The film is about a man-eating great white shark attacks beachgoers at a summer resort town, prompting police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) to hunt it with the help of a marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a professional shark hunter (Robert Shaw). Murray Hamilton plays the mayor, and Lorraine Gary portrays Brody’s wife.
#2 I Am Legend
Released in 2007. Grossed $585.3 million and was directed by Francis Lawrence. The film stars Will Smith as US Army virologist Robert Neville a brilliant scientist, and a survivor of a man-made plague that transforms humans into bloodthirsty mutants. Wandering alone through New York City, he calls out for other possible survivors, while also working to find a cure for the plague using his own immune blood. He knows he is outnumbered and all odds are against him. That doesn’t stop him but the infected wait for him to make a mistake that will deliver him into their hands.
Released in 2017 and the top horror grossing movie of all time bringing in $701.8 million. Directed by Andy Muschietti and based on Stephen King’s 1986 novel of the same name. The film tells the story of seven children in Derry, Maine, who are terrorized by the eponymous being, only to face their own personal demons in the process. Starring Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgård, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Nicholas Hamilton, and Jackson Robert Scott.
Which is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.
These stats come from The Numbers
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