What are opinions on good horror or thriller movies to rent?

A movie called "Jacob's Ladder" done maybe 15-20 years ago, starring Tim Robbins. (Love his acting, just wish he would shut up off camera!) Great movie. Misery is a very good horror movie, it is considered by many film critics to be one of the best horror movies ever made. It's the story of a writer by the name of Paul Sheldon( James Caan ), the acclaimed author of the Misery Chastain novels, who drove his car off a cliff in a snow storm and was rescued by his number one fan. His number one fan is a huge woman by the name of Annie Wilkes( Kathy Bates )who is also his nurse and caretaker. Later on Annie discovers in Paul's new novel, Misery's Child, that her precious Misery has been killed off and she forces him to bring her back to life in a new novel. Paul then discovers that Annie is a maniac and he realizes that he is to be kept prisoner in her home and puts him though physical and mental suffering and no one is there to help him. It's a really good movie. It will keep you on the edge of your seat. I would recommend the original Alien from 1979. This scared the heck out of me when I first saw it. It's about a exploration/mining ship that lands on another planet, essentially responding to a distress call. After discovering and being attacked by some pretty creepy ETs, the crew realizes that it had been a warning, not a 911. Big oops! Great actors including Sigourney Weaver.