Scariest Movies of All Time

Revan

Similar to the list of the best horror movies ever made, this list highlights the movies that made you jump the highest and cursed you with the worst nightmares. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

1
The Exorcist
Easily one of the best films ever crafted in any genre. It will remain a classic until the end of time for its disturbing imagery and dark atmosphere.

I think the Grudge and the Ring are highly overrated. People need to watch the real horror masterpieces of yesteryear.
After all these years it still creeps me out big time!
The best movie ever I couldn't sleep for many days and I always feel scared while sleeping a master piece
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All these years I have been haunted by this movie @@@@ : (
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2The Grudge
To be honest, I couldn't sleep in my room by myself for years.
No joke
And this is from watching the trailer
But I was also really young at the time
Stupid but scary it kept me hanging on the edge of my seat but the original was better
This was just shockingly scary, found it hard to sleep for weeks. Not one to watch alone!
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I love this movie
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3The Shining
The only horror movie that scared me, its horrible. And I've seen a lot of horror movies
Its not that its scary its just that the storyline is great and has amazing actors. I also found it kind of funny.
Here's Johnny!
Oh god both the book and the movie are scary.
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I still can not go into a bathroom if the shower curtin is closed.
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4The Ring
Scary isn't the word I would use.
It was eerie and demon possessed
When it was over, I felt the evil in my house!
Turned gospel music on, LOUD and read my Bible to get rid of the demon spirits!
I am very serious too!
I really LOVE this movie. Samara is a little cute bastard and Rachel is a wonderful character. I sing all the day the Samara's Song:
Round we go,
The world is spinning,
When it stops,
It just beginning.
Sun comes up,
We live and we cry,
Sun comes down
And then we all die.
Very atmospheric from start to finish which puts the viewer in a jumpy frame of mind for the finale. I just about pissed myself at the end...
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5A Nightmare on Elm Street
I watched this as a kid and I can honestly say this frightened all the fright out of me. No movie has scared me ever since, none! Not a single other one on this list. Honest truth, really some might be gross, some make you jump but A Nightmare on Elm Street is the be-all and end-all
The birth of being afraid to fall asleep. A Nightmare on Elm Street attacks you from all directions. What ever you do... Don't fall asleep.
Great movie, has really stood the test of time and is as good now as it ever was. 1,2 Freddy's Coming for you.

iTragik

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Still scares me till this day at the age of 36 laugh out loud
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6Stephen King's It
I hate clowns, my friends thought we should watch it so we did, now I have the biggest phobia ever! Can't walk near open drains either...
SAW THIS AS A KID MAYBE AROUND AGE 6 AND I'm NOW MUCH OLDER AND TERRIFIED OF CLOWNS! Can't DECIDE BETWEEN "IT" AND "THE EXORCIST" BUT BOTH ARE MUST SEES AND KICK ASS!
Boy I hate clowns. And those weird yellow teeth and disgusting long fingernails just disgusted and scared the hell out of me.
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I have coulrophobia because of this movie.
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7Paranormal Activity
This was the hell of all scary movies. I like watching horror movies so that I can sit and laugh at the children. But this time it was reversed. I slept with my bed light on for more than two weeks. Letting my obese dog sleep between my feet that if something grabbed me his going to struggle.
I don't scare easily, but this did it for me. The Exorcist has nothing on this film!
I love "The Exorcist", "The Ring" and many other classics, but that movie was scary as hell!
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This movie has a bunch of cliches and stupidity. How is it good?
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8The Conjuring
The scariest movie EVER. PERIOD. Taking all the other international movies into the reckoning, this takes the cake ttobe the scariest. By far!
I seen this and no lie it gave me a panic attack I swear this had to be the best movie I've seen in years
The conjuring is The Grudge, The Exorcist combined! So horrifying!
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9Halloween
I have a reoccurring dream that I'm being chased and can't get away. The scenery changes. Sometimes I'm in a big mansion, sometimes the woods. But it's always michael myers who is chasing me. That's saying something.
I watch scary movies because they are fun; they just don't scare me. Then I watched Halloween. After the movie ended, I went to the bathroom and checked my shower... Four times!
Awesome! That was a very scary movie I first scary movie I ever saw!. I saw it at my friend's house when I was only 6 years old. And trust me it's not my last!
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10Saw
Personal all time favorite of mine, well not just the first movie, but the entire series all together. I make it a habit to marathon the entire series at least twice a year with a few of my girlfriends. Although as the movies went on, I got tired of hoffman's stupidity, but I always loved amanda's ingenuity and strength.
As I write my opinion on this movie I get the chills. I see flashbacks of the first time watching it in the dark in 4th grade. I remember the sleepless nights and the tears. I dreaded the night time. I watched the movie again when I got older thinking I'd get over it but I didn't. Just looking at the cover if the disc scares me. Every time I look at the T.V. in my living room I imagine jigsaws face popping up. This movie really makes me want to be a better person just so I don't ever have to be in that predicament. This should be number one and I'd like everyone reading this to vote for this. Thank you
Great Movie.!
The way the story is set up especially in the first 3 films..!
My favorite was SAW II because the ending surprised me that I said what just happened.. Overall AWESOME Movie..!
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Watched them all even went to the cinema by myself to watch the last one. Still freaks me out.
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The Contenders

11Friday the 13th
So Scary! My PArents won't let me see it again
Shag shag shag Friday the 13th was good but really scary
"this is jason and today is his birthday" awesome movie but the remake is better
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12Insidious
Definitely a movie to see if you like scary movies! A lot of scary movies don't make me jump... But this one made me jump several times. Just with loud noises and pop-ups. If you like scary movies. SEE INSIDIOUS
I don't know why this movie isn't even in the top 3 at least. This movie seriously freaked me out. I actually have a scar on my arm from hurting myself in an attempt to run from the T.V..

lolabannana89

This supposed to be next to the exorcist come on this movie make me dream scary dreams for weeks and the scene where the girl that have a wedding suit cannot get out of my mind and this movie were the boy I mean the child sees his body lying I dream of my body lying on my bed but its just a dream not a nightmare... Thanks for the alarm I'm awake
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This was the best thriller or horror movie I have ever seen
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13Psycho
Any movie that still unsettles me every time I hear a noise when taking a shower has to be the scariest movie ever. What an impact, even more than 40 years later.
Very scary indeed. This movie's shower scene is so famous all the way up until now, and will most likely continue to be!
Well this is now why I shower with people in the house, and I have my music playing so I don't have to feel so terrified. But NOES is a little scarier. Maybe about 10 times. Because what's worse than the fear of sleep? YOU CAN'T AVOID IT

But yeah, this is also really scary.
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14The Omen
I like realistic horror movies that all.

lintel4

Its cool and creepy because it could happen
This is a true horror movie. The music is very scary, especially in the tricycle scene. AND COME ON PEOPLE, THE EXORCIST? I watched it with my friend and we didn't find it scary at all and it was actually funny. My best friend has seen it too and he thinks the same. The Grudge is good though.
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15Alien
Yes, I agree that this is a brilliant film, the best sci-fi film ever made... But it is in no way even the slightest bit scary. I suppose it could have been back when it first came out though...
Yeah, beside the fact that Ridley Scott's movie is a Sci-Fi masterpiece and one of the best from all time, it was scary because we didn't know what to expect from the unexpected creature called ALIEN

MatrixGuy

The overwhelming sense of dread throughout this movie has rarely been equaled. The alien is still being copied and of course, Sigourney Weaver.
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16The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
I loved the low-budget realism. All the special effects and cgi in today's horror flicks detract from the horror in my opinion. I actually felt the terror of the main characters and wanted to escape when I watched this because the realism felt like a glimpse into real life insanity that exists in the world. Also, I heard it was based on real events, but now know it was all just a made up story
I saw this and it wasn't that scary but it was really gruesome... :s but an awesome film... Esp. The part when the man gets his heart ripped out.
Ha Ha, so we meet again, I've seen all of these Texas Chainsaw Massacre films and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) is definitely the scariest of them all! Very gripping and scared my grandma to bits! Based on a true story too guys, so watch at your own risk and NEVER GOING TO TEXAS OR AMERICA AT ALL!
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17The Thing
How in the world Paranormal Activity, The Ring, It, and the Grudge went in the list? My top twenty (which looks lie the top 20 in the top 50 most scary horror movies form Boston. Com) will be this:
1. The Thing (1982)
2. Jaws
3. The Exorcist
4. The Poltergeist
5. Gojira
6. The Night of the Living Dead
7. Halloween (1978)
8. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
9. Alien
10. Black Christmas (1974)
11. The Shining
12. The Terminator
13. The Invasion of the body Snatchers (1978 remake)
14. Nightmare on Elm Street
15. Psycho
16. The Gremlins
17. Friday the 13th
18. The Phantom of the Opera
19. Silence of the lambs
20. The Fly
I gotta say the Godzilla from 1954 (Japanese released version, not the American released version) is the most terrifying horror movie from Asia.
A monster, that turns dogs inside out and you don't even know its their till its about to kill you, is really creepy(and awesome at the same time

Razor79

The original is just amazing, the suspense and thrill created is just terrifying. How it is not in the top 5 astounds me! The exorcist just made me laugh, alien is pretty darn scary and so is paranormal activity. This film is just psychologically horrible. Watch in the dark alone "i'm outta here"

LukeB

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18The Exorcism of Emily Rose
I've seen a lot of horror movies and The Exorcism of Emily Rose scared me the most. I still remember myself waking up at 3:00am really freaks me out!
S C A RY! ! !
Amazingness. The story behind it is awesome and it really teaches you a lesson. It was all based on a true story ek!
This should be number 1 by far the scariest movie I've ever seen should be at the top of the list.
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Based on a true story

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19Jaws
I first watched this movie when I was about 12.. and I'm now 25 and iam still scared to anything bigger than a swimming pool.. those DAMN sharks...
How is Jaws not in the top ten? In 1977? 78? This movie FREAKED PEOPLE OUT, single-handedly made shark hunting PC, and also kept a nation of people out of the ocean AND LAKES for three years...

corebare32

Come on people. Of course, some movies right now are pretty thrilling, but Jaws was the movie that got millions of people out of the water. With that reaction, how can it not be in the top ten
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This film doesn't scare because if it didn't exist, then thousands of people wouldn't be off killing lots of sharks. Sharks are not scary! I mean yes they can be because they're predators but they're just part of nature. I'm a zoologist. I know my animals.
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20The Hills Have Eyes
most disturbing movie i have ever seen
Yes, atlast a pretty decent list! lol..

i was choosing between this and Amitvyle, well this movie scared me more.. phew!

mesh13

Watched this on Halloween night several years ago alone, WORST mistake ever. It was terrifying and scared me so badly, but its one of those movies where you can't look away. So I watched the whole thing and couldn't sleep good for weeks. Extremely gory and very very disturbing
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21Child's Play
Okay well I am voting for this movie because it like RUINED me I was 8 and watched all 3 in one night... Worst idea EVER because you know the kid he goes after... Andy... YEAH that's MY NAME TOO! I was scared SO MUCH that I had to sleep with my mom... No joke I will never ever watch this movie again
This movie was scary to me because I was about 5 when I saw it on T.V.. Every Halloween since I wouldn't turn it on AMC or SYFY because he scared me to much. I wouldn't even go to our town mall because he was there. In my opinion I think this is the worst and scariest movie period!
I still can't see any picture related to this movie, even after all these years I get a panic attac when I even think about it this ruined my childhood I was 10-11 when I first saw it and I couldn't go anywhere alone for years because it just traumatised me for life I'm phobic because of this movie and I will never ever watch it again and neither should anyone else. But still this is a DAMN good movie!

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22The Silence of the Lambs
This movie was perfect, honestly. It wasn't scary, but it had its moments that were... Odd. I'm a huge Hannibal The Cannibal fan, and loved all three movies. It's quite realistic as well and Jodie Foster was an amazing Clarice.
Most scary movie I have ever seen. The dialogue and images go deep into your psyche. The worst was I first saw this movie when it came out. My best friend and I went together. We came home from it and to go to her house we had to go through a dark alley and through her mom's closed store. We were terrified to be out in the dark after that film!
This movie is the most amazing movie I had ever seen in my whole life. It gives me those chills, and I am not sure whether its a horror movie or not. Seems more thriller. But either way this movie... Is the best. Most people of my age haven't seen it, (I'm 14...) because they haven't heard of it, or the quality. But honestly this movie is so amazing. I love Anthony Hopkins so when I saw that he played Hannibal Lector I was happy. This is honestly my favorote movie in the world.
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23Stay Alive
oh my god that movie scared me to death one day after the movie I dremt that I was playing the game and I lost then that old creepy lady was following me with a saw and I don't have any roses so I died
I really like the storyline. Although it's not very scary for me, but I really interested in watching this film. This film is very surprising, yet exciting. Well maybe it will be very scary if the game was real, but it's sure a good game to play except the death in real world part.
Oh. My. God. This film is the scariest I have ever seen and gave me nightmares for months and months. I can't even mention the name and when I hear the words together it freaks me out! Even just writing this is me out. I hate this film so much :(
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24Dead Silence
Here is one that is actually scary, and the ending was bomb
Oh come on! This has to be one of the scariest movies I've ever seen!
Not the scariest or bloodiest of all
But very scary and on top of that, one of the greatest, if not the greatest story for a horror movie

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25The Strangers
Major scary movie while one stranger is messing with the chick the other two are doing something in her house while she's distracted they have her every move planned must see scary movie never wanna be home alone again. Still have nightmares and saw it 5 months ago
I've seen it three times.. I've shat myself three times
I really do like movies where somebody is attacked without much of a reason by complete strangers ( Funny Games, The Hills Have Eyes, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, etc. ) - which is, basically, all this movie is. Like those I mentioned except... Amplified. They even state that they had no reason for torturing them, except for of course, "because you were home. " It was brilliant.
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26The Evil Dead
I watched this with my brothers friends and him we didn't get half way through the movie I am now afraid of cabins
Watch it and you'll have nightmares for a week
One of the jumpiest, goriest, creepiest and most outrageous movies of all time. A fun gore fest with no breaks.
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27Amityville Horror
I watched it for the very first time with my friends and god it left me speechless! I couldn't sleep for weeks afraid of being alone
Was based on a true story

Revan

I can't believe it's based on a true story.
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28The Descent
Excellent Scarefest! It builds slowly @ the start... Then plunges you into a nightmare underworld where escape seems impossible!
This film has something few if no other horror films have ever managed to deliver, an intial benign suspence building up to absolute terror.
It made me cry. And pee my pants. What ever you do, don't watch it alone!
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29The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
One of the best horror's out there, not to be mistaken with many remakes. Very simple concept but excellent delivery... a definite must watch.
Still cover my eyes laugh out loud
Very brutal and disturbing, will keep you up at night for sure.
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3028 Days Later
SPOILER: this Movie Is the best movie EVER such romance such action such horror london taken down in 18 days and a surviver walking up 28 days from the outbreak Imagine what would happen in amercia or germany or africia the world woul be true hell
Very scary. rolling stone: "Visionary & Scary"
daily news: "One of the bScariest Horror Films in Years. movie came out:2005
haled as the most frightening film since the Exorcist. trust me it is & I am a expert on horror films.
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31Shutter
If we're talking about the Thai one, it's one of the best horrors I've watched. I'm not easily scared by films, but this one's got what it takes. It's also created in a very clever way, I love how everything at the beginning gives us the clues about what is happening and why.

saaar

The original Thai Shutter scared the hell out of me when I watched it on my couch. I highly recommend it. The ghost make up alone is terrifying. I'm sure it's low on this list simply because not enough people have heard of it or they assume we are talking about the remake.
Last minute = the best part of this movie, unpredictable...
This is best horror movie ever
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32(REC)
This is easily one of the most scariest horror films made. The acting is brilliant the story is great and there are some really shocking moments in it. I would recommend it to any horror fan out there or anyone who wants the living hell scared out of them laugh out loud. I've got all 3 films of the series and would definitely suggest watching the 2nd (REC) as well as I believe it's even better, the 3rd one is not quite as good but still very entertaining!

I think the only reason it's not higher is because of subtitles.
So... Paranormal Activity, Human Centipede and Predator made the list, but (REC), the scariest, most chilling movie ever made didn;t pass the cut? Well, that's as terrifying as (REC) itself. This will leave you crying, screaming, and it will definitely give you nightmares. Paranormal has nothing on this and never will
Watch this at night by yourself or with a scary movie connoisseur, and you will see why this Spanish horror fil is the scariest horror film there is. Quarantine is the american remake of this movie. More scary than 28 days later, Exorcist, or Dawn of the dead, this zombie-movie epic will leave you shaken up and curled up under a blanket.
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33Saw III
Freakiest film ever
jigsaws coming for you...
The most thrilling Saw. Full of action packed energy and scary scenes
This is definitely the scariest out of the 5, but the first is the best! Can't wait for Saw V to hit cinemas, and Saw VI next year!

nick_is_horror


34Copycat
This is the scariest thriller ever!

Alexandr

I was scared to go to the bathroom when I was a kid because of this movie.

35The Woman in Black
I have watched the Omen
Trilogy, The Exorcist, The Devil, Grim Reaper, and The Woman In Black is a hell of a lot scarier than both of them together multiplied by 15.
Such a scary movie! I barely couldn't believe what I Saw. I really feel sorry for the children. On the way home, I still remembered what happen and even had a nightmare that I was one of the children but I would want to watch this movie again. It was so emotion. Decent movie YES! YES! YES!
I've seen everything! For sure! I love horror movies, THIS is the scariest movie ever! I've seen every movie above and NON of them is as scary as The Woman in Black... The first time I watched that movie, I was very tired and at the middle of the movie I couldn't sleep anymore... After the movie I was scared by every single sound and afraid of being in dark rooms.
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36Insidious: Chapter 2
The movie brings us to a different world. surely a wonderful concept and better than first part
This movie isn't scary but it is Mindanao scary but it has a grate story to it from the 1st one but at the end it connects and Makes it not to scary but good movie
This is the scariest movie ever.
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37Dawn of the Dead
Maybe the best zombie film ever - I walked downtown after watching it and shat myself several times

38Sinister
Mainly because the supernatural forces and demons leave you feeling helpless. Like when you all of a sudden see the demon in the picture turn and looks at the guy.
I have seen some horror films including the woman in black, conjuring, saw, grudge. But this film beats it all
I can't believe how low this is on the list. This movie is way under-rated. I'm a horror movie fanatic and this is easily one of the scariest I've seen.

MissRushingTheKing

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39Wrong Turn
THIS WEEK I HAD NOTHING BETTER TO DO SO I DECIDED TO WATCH WRONG TURN ALL 4 PARTS WITH MY SISTER SHE SAID OK. I thought it was going to be boring BUT I was wrong.
IT WAS THE BEST SCARY MOVIE I'VE EVER SEEN
BUT MY FAVORITE PARTS ARE 2 AND 4
YOU GOTTA WATCH EM ;)
This scared me so bad, when I was watching it, I couldn't MOVE at all during the commercials, and my sister was asleep next to me! I've never been so scared of a movie in my life!

Splashstorm

WATCXHED IT AWESOME. THEY ran away from ugly dudes who wanted to kill 'em. house was nasty, too. awesome. I haveit by the way. want to buy wrong turn 2. it should be even better than this one.

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40Scream
Alongside of Halloween, this is my other all-time favorite horror series. Much like Halloween did in its time, Scream completely re-energized the horror genre which had grown stagnant and paved the way for a whole new generation of scary movies. So well-written, and with characters that are actually well-developed. When you actually feel emotion when the characters are in danger, you know you've got a good one.
This should at least be in the top 10! This movie changed the status of horror movies in the 90's, when the genre was going downhill. I can't believe Insidious and Wrong Turn are ahead of this.

MarilynMansonFan

My favourite scary movie EVER!
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41Night of the Living Dead
When this movie came out I saw it at only 12 years old. My parents did not know what I was going to see and I looked older than 12. It scared the s*** out of me and is still creepy all these years later. It truly is awful and actually very mean because the last man standing should have lived. It was horrible and should only have been shown with a warning about its bad nature.
My sister made me watch this with her when I was 7 and now I can never watch it again. With the combination of the time and setting along with being black and white justs gives me chills!
The original night of the living dead is the best! I am completely surprised its not in the top ten.. This movie was by far ahead of its time.. It still scares me today.. The best part is when they are in the cementary and her brother starts in with, " they're coming to get you Barbra, look there's one of them now! " You can feel the tension build from then on..
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42The Birds
Ugh...how drawn out it is between horror...I can't take it!

emraldYE

I blame this movie for my fear of birds, I can't be around them.
This was the jaws of the 60's

43The Sixth Sense
The most intelligently made movie on spirits is the Sixth Sense, loved the concept of the movie and love to watch it alone and think about myself in the place of a spirit which still lives when it is dead... So much to think and make such a simple movie like this
I felt goosebumps on my arms when I saw this movie. This can't be one of the scariest movies, but it'll surely be on the top 10 list for the best movies. The acting, the scenario, everything was perfect!

TheDarkWolf

The twist of this horror movie is the best!
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44The Fourth Kind
This is not your average alien horror movie. It is based on actual films and tapes from a psychiatrist who is curing patients in Alaska with hypnosis, these patients all have the same dream of being watch by a white owl but only remember this part. When induced into hypnosis they go crazy until they snap out of it. The one person who remembers his dream goes crazy and kills his family and himself, the scary part is that though it is mainly actors the movie cuts to real clips. In the clip he says "they" are coming for him. This leads to the doctor being under house arrest because they blame her. But after continuing the investigation the doctor finds a clip of her screaming, then she remembers she was abducted too eventually this leads to the aliens trying to get her and taking her daughter, in real life her daughter is still missing and the only person who wished to be interview was the doctor who had become a terrified sickly person. Don't watch this movie no matter how much you might enjoy horror films because you will never sleep again.
This movie should be number one, not because of the storyline, but because its based on true events and has real footage and sound recordings from a number of sources including the police that show some of the most twisted scariest things ever. Now you need to think that this was the material released and allowed to be shown, so it begs the question, what hasn't been released? And if these things did truly happen, what does it mean for us humans as a species? That's the scariest part of it all. Oh yeah, and how the hell does someone get sucked up through the roof of a house and disappear from the face of the planet? So many questions, but do you really wanna know the answer?
This should be number one. After watching this I developed a phobia of white owls. This movie is based off of a real event and they show you actually footage. I was telling my friends about the movie when I first saw it and I was on the verge of tears just explaining it to them. This movie is extremely terrifying and seems to get scarrier every time I watch it. I watch the movie years ago but thinking about it makes me shake to the bone.
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45Poltergeist
This movie shattered my youth. It wasn't about gore; it was about scary psychological manipulation. The real-life trail of hauntings, curses and deaths that followed everyone who worked on the film helps, too.
Most terrifying movie ever made in my opinion! The only one to ever give me nightmares! The part that really messed me up was the last scene with those rotting corpses and those Caskets! I don't get scared in horror film that much but this one did it to me! It's the only one that I dread!
Is this movie really that low?! Poltergeist is super scary!

Must be in the top 10!
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46The Grudge 2
What was once trapped.
Will now be unleashed.
This is as scary as it can get...

47The Human Centipede
If you think the first one is scary the second one makes it look like nothing. They are both the scariest most twisted movies I've ever seen. What makes the first one so scary is the fact that its 100 % medically accurate and it is possible n could happen. Also, the way the people in the movie are humiliated is horrible and you can't get nemore humiliated than that. These movies gave me nightmares and has kinda thrown me off since watching them recently
I borrowed some movies and saw one called the human centipede I asked my brother and my dad what it was and recieved looks of shock fear and disgust but they said its f-ed up so I watched it and...
yeah scary because I read it is all 100 medically correct and this insane crap could actually happen I think its fairly new and I would not recomend watching this mentally scarring f-ed up movie

sillywalks

Wow are you guys seriously kidding? Why does Alien beat out Human Centipede in scariness? I can't even stand watching the trailer and its the only movie on the list that I'd tell myself not to watch. I could watch any of the other of these movies. This movie truly messes with you, even the trailer shows so.
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48Jeepers Creepers
This one was messed up, creepy, and psychotic. A villain that keeps coming and there is nothing you can do to stop him except hope he takes someone else.
Not a very good movie but I loved the "pipe scene" when the guy looks at all the corpses above him.
Most haunting ending to a horror film ever. This is old school 50's EC comic book horror stuff.
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49Candyman
First and last scary movie I saw as kid... still know what happens in front of the mirror, never been more scared after that in my life!
The only horror movie that really scares me beyond my comfort zone (and I've seen many). The Candyman character is creepy as hell and I find the overall vibe of the film disturbing. I will only watch this during daylight hours...
terrified me when i was a kid!

50House of 1,000 Corpses
This movie should be rated higher. This is the only movie I have ever seen where people ran out of the theater, and that was only half way through! Rob Zombie proved that he was indeed as twisted as his music when he brought this movie to us.

51Pet Sematary
It's easy to see through "scary" movies to the jump-scares and horror cliches. But this story is truly horrifying. It deals with emotional devastation in a tense, spooky, supernatural setting. What is lost in the end is much more than the lives of shallow characters. This is scary.
I saw this as a kid, and it scared the hell out of me. I haven't seen it since, but probably because I'm more scared of disappointment than I am of getting scared again (or am I just trying to make myself believe that? )
... This movie/book will always be scarier than anything else. Why? Well, for only one reason: PASCOW.
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52Chucky
This doll is so scary he throws nails in people's faces he is a serial killer. In addition the film leads you feeling more scared of what chucky could do than what he has done so far; therefore a thriller all the way through.
Alright, I can deal with every other movie except for this one. I'm serious. Even The Exorcist. But I have the worst fear of Ventriloquist Dummies, it's not even funny.
Chucky is so scary because chucky is a doll that crawls under the door hole and then when chuckie is through he takes his nive and stabbs them and I couldent sleep alone and I'm only nine.
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53The Cabin in the Woods
Not the scariest of movies, but downright brilliant! Everything about this movie was done perfect. One of the absolute greatest movies ever made.
A very unique twist to the usual friends staying in a creepy place... Makes this movie well worth watching!
I was sad when the guy who was kinda high died I was like noo you need him laugh out loud but it's kinda scary not like 100% scary only a little
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54Saw: The Final Chapter

55Mama
I still can't look at a wall the same
It's was a really good movie it was really creepy at the end when they showed you what happened in the beginning
Great movie. Scary and awesome.
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56Final Destination
What is scarry movy doing here... Its a comic film... Though final destination is amazing!... Just waitin for fnal destination 5...

57Quarantine
What is this movie doing way down here it was a master piece! I loved every bit of it, the horror was placed accurately and I love the gore. Personally I think rec 1 & 2 were better, but for someone who wants to be walking in their own house as if an infected is around every corner the well this is the movie for you. This movie stands on the Paranormal Activity level of horror, but it brings it to you in a gory, fast, & distinct way, this ain't just a zombie survival horror...

~Cmdragonfire
I watched 100s of horror movies like the ring, insidious, the grudge, etc. And they are NOT scary! Quarantine and rec scaried me so much I can never watch this movie in the dark! And I think you should listen to my advice I laughed watching the ring, the grudge, insidious and etc. This is the only movie that can scare me to death!
It was a crazy movie

58Final Destination 3
Much scarier than the exorcist and much gorier than the saw and final destination 2

hamidabuat

Are people lost there mind? These is the best

Putridorky

I don't get it! Its rated 15+ and its really gory! Its a bit gorier than Saw, a tiny bit. But the movie, was good anyway.

59The Last Exorcism

60Hostel
This movie gives a range of deeply negative emotions. It is not 100% scary, not 100% depressing, not 100% gross, but an awful coctail of all of the above!

Its a good movie but don't watch it.
Very gory I watched this at six I walked in in to my dads room to find a man getting a drill in his tendons

61The Devil's Rejects
Not that scary but dope story n twisted good movie people...

6228 Weeks Later
Best horror film ever made and I've watched all of the movies on "scariest films" lists, Better than 28 days later, Exorcist, Shining, Halloween, Hellraiser, the Ring, Blair Witch, any zombie movie, etc.

63Final Destination 5
MOST CREEPY AND SCARY MOVIE EVER SO SCARY AND CREEPY WHEN OLIVA GETS LASERED IN HER EYE AND THEN FALLS DOWN FROM THE WINDOW AND THEN HER EYEBALL COMES OUT UH
I watched it, not a bit scary. You just get thrilled on who is gonna die next. Awesome movie gonna vote anyway

64The Ring Two
Its the best movie ever I have seen I love samara, racheal, and lovely adan

65Thirteen Ghosts
one of the best friggin movies I have ever seen ever man
This movie scared the hell out of me when I was a child. And it was my favorite until now because all of the ghosts have a shockingly deep dark story about their past

monicaaudrey

In this movie I REALLY hated the Jackal. Personally, I think that he was the scariest part of that whole movie. It wasn't just a gory movie it was scary.. And gave me nightmares.
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66Orphan
This movie is like so creepy! Esther is actually a 32 year old woman who has this rare dwarfism that makes her appear to be a 9 year old.
She is a 32 yr old woman in a childs body! Freaky when she tries to seduce the father
Scared me couldn't go to the backroom all by myself IF you love scary movie you should watch it if your not a fan than don't prefered 14 and older
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67Ringu
I've seen just about every horror movie there is, and while there are many very good ones, this is the only movie that has truly terrified me. I can sit in a dark house alone and watch The Exorcist, Shining, you name it. No problem. But I've only watched Ringu once, many years ago, and have been too scared to see it again.

Sometimes I wish I'd never seen it.
Ringu is the earliest version of The Ring and is in Japanese. I must say this is much scarier than The Ring, especially the haunted video!

68Paranormal Activity 2

69Carrie
This movie scared the living daylights out of me! Had nightmares for about 2 weeks!
#68? Are you kidding me?

70Grave Encounters
You r kidding right? Grave encounters at 72? The tape was one hell of a scary ride... It may not be #1 but certainly deserves a spot in top 10
This really should be higher in the ranking - its so under rated - this has got to be one of the best films in the "moc-umentry" classification. Really well acted, good story line and well made - and grave encounters 2, was well worth waiting for.
Brilliant film. I don't get scared easily but this one really got me good.
Why is it so scary? Its not the so called demons or ghosts that scared me it was the fact that time and the place it self becomes distorted... Interested?
Watch the film to find out.
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71Seven
Wasn't scary, but nasty as hell. - The reason for my vote is simply because it's brilliant. Couldn't agree more with a murder.
This movie is scary. John Doe gives me nightmares. And who can forget the "What's in the box"!

721408
I'm not sure why this one isn't much higher I love the horror genre but I rarely feel unsettled by a scary movie. After scrolling through this list I can say that I've seen nearly all of them but only this one and the ring were actually frightening.
Lets just say its a sad demented creepy monster of a movie. I suggest putting this on the list, especially since Chucky is there. Chucky isn't scary at all...

73Suspiria
This is the masterpiece of scaryness. The best horror soundtrack ever will keep you frozen stiff! This is the second scariest film after The Exorcist. Unique suspense, perfect soundtrack, EXCELLENT HORROR. Idiots voted for king kong, wrong turn and... Juno?!? What?!

7430 Days of Night
With my opinion this is the outta this world vampire movie ever made!

75Freddy vs. Jason
Ok it maybe scary I did not watch it but two scary monsters makes the movie even more scarier than ever.
Freddy Krueger vs Jason Voorhees? What the hell do these two characters have in common?!

76Wrong Turn 2: Dead End
Such a great sequel. And it features Ken Kirzinger(Freddy vs Jason's Jason Voorhees) as "Pa"

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77Inside

78The Others
This is the scariest or rather creepiest movie ever majority of these films aren't even scary but this really is I couldn't walk past open doors for ages after I first watched it (i was 7 though)
The best ever. I didn't figure "it out" until her husband came home for a visit. Still, the ending surprised me.

79Straightheads
. . . because it's real. Could happen to every one.
It's scarier than every fantasy monster could ever be.
that show was scary me and my sis she is 4 and I'm 10 I was so scared and my sis was not scared she was laugeing at me

80High Tension
Much scarier than The Exorcist.
Just watch it!

Alexandr

Loved this movie...20+ years of watching and searching for high quality horror movies, I was not disappointed.

81House of Wax
This movie scared the hell out of me. Imagine a town so far away that it can't even be tracked by GPS. And that town is headed by two psychopathic brothers who kill people just to make wax figures out of them to show them in a lonely museum. It's very, very scary!
I watched this movie a couple of months ago and it still creeps me out, its not exactly scary, but it is very creepy in a way because it could be real, also on of the girls in the movie has the same name as me (paris hiltons charecter) which also kinda freaked me out too
This is the only Paris Hilton movie I like! Anywayz the movie has a great story and is really scary because just the thought of making wax dummies out of live humans scares the hell out of me! The ending was also superb
Ratulkhan, Bangladesh
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82I Am Legend
Ok, this IS NOT a scary film... But I'm voting for it because its such an AWESOME film! I love Will Smith!
Disregard every movie you see ranked higher than this one! They may be scary, but "I Am Legend" has one scene especially, that is PURE TERROR: 5 minutes of NO SOUNDTRACK, PITCH BLACK DARKNESS, THE TENTION OF SUSPENSE, and the very first HORRIFYING VIEW OF THE MUTANTS... While searching for a dog in a dirty building... First-time viewers may be scarred...
Absolutely scary, especially when he meets the Infected for the first time, its a great film!

roblist

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83Phone Booth
What isn't scary about a dude trapped in a phonebooth by a sniper in the buildings who no one can see? The sniper makes him do whatever he wants, and the scariest thing is his voice. Imagine a bone-chilling, everyday American voice, but calm and evilly saying- "hello stu. " DAMN, this jerked me for ages. I certainly ain't been in any phone booths for a while, and I intend to keep it that way, even if the nearest one is next to my best friends house!

Mushroom99


84Pulse

85An American Werewolf In London
The effects on the were wolf are some of the best I've ever seen! They should play this in theaters around Halloween so that people can see how awesome the transformation is.
Hilarious dark humor, but scared the crap outta me. Best werewolf in any movie.
"This should be number 1 for the transformation sequence alone."

86The Uninvited

87Devil
Getting stuck in a lift with a devil is worst thing that could happen.
the suspense is kept on its edge till the climax
and of course if there is god then there must be DEVIL too

88Halloween (2007)

89Return to Horror High

90The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence
Absouletly the sickest movie I have ever seen and trust me I didn't watch the movie only the trailer which freaked me out enough. I think this movie is a must see if you like gross stuff but yeah so gross I dare you to try and watch the entire movie without puking
This was more sicker than the first one and more graphic and made me wanna throw up just by seeing the trailer
Most disturbing thing ever

91Gothika
I love mental people...

92Shutter Island
Watch this movie it is very well done the ending may or may not surprise you, shows the capability the human mind.
Not a horror, but a great psycho story

93Silent Hill
The game was even scarier!
Movie should have had more Pyramid head in it, that creature is scary!
Once you enter Silent Hill there is no turning back.
Brian Tallerico UGO.COM:" SILENT HILL WILL SHATTER YOUR SENSES & LEAVE YOU BREATHLESS."
this film is awesome and very scary too :)it's one of my favourite
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94Repulsion

95Requiem for a Dream
2 nights ago I had a dream about the antichrist

96Voices

97House on Haunted Hill
I loved this movie so much when I was a kid. It wasn't super scary, but freaky. The end was pretty eh too but still good. I recommend it

98Vacancy
Best movie ever. this should be in top 5 movie. I saw this movie when I was 2006th year old now after three years I saw this movie too this is my favourite movie ever and ever. mm
While Vacancy didn't scare me or my then 9 year old daughter in the least we both found it to be such a good movie that we have now watched it dozens of times. And it always pops up in our top 20 faves. If you haven't seen it get up and go watch it.
This one has to be higher on the list!
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99Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
Honestly one of the most realistic and disturbing movies I have ever seen! Truly an underrated masterpiece, and one of the most terrifying pieces of cinema I have ever seen.
This movie is very, very disturbing.. Once you see it you will never ever forget it.

100Jacob's Ladder
Wow, this one is way too low on the list. If this one wouldn't scare you, nothing would!

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