"What classifies a film as being truly horrifying? Is it just about how scary it is or is about how it stays with the viewer after the credits have rolled? Both can be true, but it's the ones where these feelings overlap that make for punishing cinema.
There has been a plethora of horror films made with the sole purpose of scaring the audience, with only a select few becoming landmarks of the genre while others are reserved as cult classics or camp. Then there are the films that look to examine the horrors of society and all its gross and deplorable situations, not just in the present day but of the past as well.
But which ones end up being the most decadent and depraved or all too horrible to picture happening in real time? These are the ten most horrifying movies ever made."