It’s hard to define what a traditional horror movie is and it may not even really exist. Personally I like to think of them as the standard “House on Haunted HIll” vibe: spooky supernatural beings making the poor unsuspecting protagonists their playthings. Conversely, what is even scarier is the truth of many great horror movies: there is no supernatural force, there is only people capable of doing terrible things. Here’s some of my favorite.

The Shining (1980)
The Shining (1980)
Sinister (2012)
Sinister (2012)
Psycho (1960)
Psycho (1960)