Horror has always been one of the most popular genres in film. The success of such films has led to the birth of many sub-genres that go beyond the traditional ghost story. As a result of this, filmmakers have duly been giving us dozens of horror movies every year. Some of them work while others really don’t. Like with every popular genre i.e. superhero, action etc, the universe of a horror film encompasses franchises, sequels, reboots and so on and so forth. To be clear with you, this is not a comprehensive list of horror films and nor is it a compilation of the greatest horror films ever made. This is just to show you the sheer variety that horror has to offer and may be an indication as to why they are so wildly popular. These films also happened to be hugely successful at the box-office as they are were able to touch the magical $100 million dollar mark. Other films could have been added here, but their overall quality was not as good the ones that made it.
16. The Ring (2002) – $249,348,933
Remakes are generally not a good idea as the success ratio with them is quite low. So when it was announced that there would be a Hollywood version of the Japanese film ‘Ringu’, many people were very skeptical. But to everyone’s surprise the film turned out to be pretty good. What made the film work was the strong direction of Gore Verbinski and solid performances from the entire cast. The film won over both the critics as well as the audience and went on to be a huge success. The success of the film led to the release of two further films in the franchise but they weren’t as good as this one.
15. It (2017)- $553,182,790
Well, enough has already said about the film. I will just say: Marketing works. And so does Stephen King.