Scariest Movies of All Time

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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
[Newest]THE scariest movie of all time. Period.
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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!
[Newest]Do NOT watch by yourself at night. I repeat do NOT watch by yourself at night! I couldn't sleep for like WEEKS
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3The Shining
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!
The only horror movie that scared me, its horrible. And I've seen a lot of horror movies
Oh god both the book and the movie are scary.
[Newest]Genuinely terrifying. Most horror movies don't scare me with their cheap tactics like jump scares and using excessive blood and gore. But this was completely different. This is psychological horror. It takes a while to sink in but once it grabs you, it never lets go. The atmosphere of fear and tension is relentless, as if death is waiting just around the corner in every scene. No other movie even comes close to this one for sheer nightmare-inducing terror.
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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...
[Newest]I saw it with a friend, and both of us nearly jumped out of our skins: it was that scary!
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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

[Newest]Not a very scary movie, but it is a masterpiece, and I can see why some people are frightened by the movie. What is everyone scared to do after seeing a horror movie? To go to sleep. That's where this movie gets you. If you go to bed, you might never wake up. Outstanding movie!
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6Paranormal 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.
This was the first horror movie that actually scared me. I don't find little girls, clowns, or maniacal killers that scary they're a bit cliche now. But this movie struck a chord of the fear of the unseen, what demons come out at night. Is that weird bump in the night just the house adjusting or was it something. I remember I was a freshman in college when I watched the first one. I did not get any sleep that night and I had nightmares when I did. Even the first case of sleep paralysis was after that movie. The second time I had sleep paralysis I felt a presence and saw a shadowy figure looming over my bed. I heard someone ask me my name, I refused and told it to leave. I broke free finally and I prayed on it. I haven't experienced the nightmares ever since. I know that it's normal symptoms but I believe in God and I'm terrified of demons. This movie brought those fears out of me so I'm not surprised I had bad nightmares. But I do thank God he answered my prayers, no demon related nightmares and no sleep paralysis for 4 years now. Oh yeah.. , this is a terrifying movie :) laugh out loud
I don't scare easily, but this did it for me. The Exorcist has nothing on this film!
[Newest]This movie is amazing. It's brilliant how the whole movie is filmed through a security camera. I watched it at age 10, and I was quite scared. I couldn't sleep for a week. Still, great movie.
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7Stephen 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.
[Newest]I was never a fan of clowns but this made me completely petrified of them. This is the scariest movie ever will guarantee you to have nightmares forever
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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!
[Newest]First time watching this film was scary but after that it wasn't
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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!
[Newest]Just an awesome movie
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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..!
[Newest]This is a top scariest movie. I have shocked only when I saw images.

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
[Newest]Not scary to me at all Jason your fake.

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
[Newest]Insidious is well scary
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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.
[Newest]Can ever take a shower without checking.

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.
[Newest]I love this film

15The 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
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!
This movie is terrifying but the only thing I never really got was the Guy running with a big heavy chainsaw and the victim never being able to escape. Come on you can't run THAT fast with A big heavy duty chainsaw weighing you down. Other than that A Brilliant Creepy Horror film.
[Newest]This is scary. And I mean, SCARY.

16Alien
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.
[Newest]Great film... Think twice before going off to space and encounter "ALIENS"

17Jaws
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
[Newest]This movie ruined the joys of the swimming pool for me... I was 3 and took me a decade to get over it
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18The 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 was so dmented how could it not be in the top 10

Okami


19Child'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 voted for this movie because when I was about 8 or 9 I was TRAUMATISED by it. I couldn't sleep alone so I had to sleep with my dad. I'm now 16 and I watched it and laughed at it because Chucky is HILARIOUS in that movie. I used to be scared but I now see it as a horror comedy more than anything. It's my number 1 favorite.

Celmore

[Newest]Scary? Really? I thought it was kind of Funny


20The 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

[Newest]This movie has no boundaries on how scary it is. It's like the director said:"Well lets push people's mind tolerance to fear beyond its limit and if they go crazy I guess it would be a great film and a success laugh out loud" Its scary. The horror movie I was looking for.

21The Exorcism of Emily Rose
I personally found this film VERY SCARY. As a believer in God, I do believe that Demonic Possession could happen to somebody. In this case The Exorcism of Emily Rose was based on the true story Anneliese Michael. A tragic, awful story of A girl diagnosed with Epilepsy and Schizophrenia who was REALLY possessed by Demons. I'm not going to get into a dispute about whether she was mentally ill or indeed possessed you'll have to do some research about it, like I did and I came to the conclusion that she was demonically possessed. But the fact this horror film was based on the true story of Anneliese Michael, is what gives it such A scary edge.
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! ! !
This should be number 1 by far the scariest movie I've ever seen should be at the top of the list.

22The 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
[Newest]It is the most disgusting move ever in the whole world, just saying' the truth

23Amityville 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.
[Newest]Really scared me... Awesome movie

24The 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.
[Newest]I think this should be on number one...

25The Woman in Black
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 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.
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.
[Newest]This movie made me not want to even think about going near the train tracks

26Dead Silence
Here is one that is actually scary, and the ending was bomb
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

13thmistral

Oh come on! This has to be one of the scariest movies I've ever seen!
[Newest]It's scary and creepy

27The 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 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.
I've seen it three times.. I've shat myself three times
[Newest]So scary! I was whimpering in sheer terror!

28The 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.
Very brutal and disturbing, will keep you up at night for sure.
I've seen the new version made in 2012 or 2013. I never saw the first one but I really liked the second / newer version. I would recommend to watch this movie
[Newest]Weirdest yet best movie ever

29The Descent
Excellent Scarefest! It builds slowly @ the start... Then plunges you into a nightmare underworld where escape seems impossible!
Nerve frying terror, builds to a terrifying crescendo boy was I glad when it finished. Could hear the screams in my sleep for days...
It made me cry. And pee my pants. What ever you do, don't watch it alone!
[Newest]This movie scares the crap out of me

30Saw 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


3128 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.
[Newest]This should be #1 I love this movie it scares me every time even though I've seen it 20 times over.

32Shutter
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

33(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.

34Scream
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

I've only seen commercials, and just 1 with a pick of screams face scared me for life, now, in any halloween store, if I see a Scream costume or decoration, I either leave the store, or don't go within 10 feet of it
[Newest]This shouldn't even be a top fifty 13 ghost the original was a lot scarier then most of these even the original Dracula was better

35Sinister
Actually this is the scariest Movie I've ever seen, with "The Conjuring" being a Close second. The atmosphere, the demon, the tapes, the build up etc. Was perfect to get you scared. It was not as predictable as other scary Movies and the ending actually did surprise me. But this should be in the top ten at least if The Conjuring is there.
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

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.
[Newest]How it's just Cause no one has seen it it is way scarier than the we rest of this list

36Insidious: Chapter 2
I will not watch this movie again alone I peed on the couch I am taking about house completely empty I was alone I did not no what I was thinking at the moment I smelled pee all through the movie GROSS JUST GROSS AND I WAS CRYING CAUSE THEY LEFT ME THEIR ALONE when they got home somebody got a beat down I know that.
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

37Dawn of the Dead
Maybe the best zombie film ever - I walked downtown after watching it and shat myself several times

38The Grudge 2
What was once trapped.
Will now be unleashed.
This is as scary as it can get...

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.

RDK1

[Newest]It isn't that scary it is just sick

40Night 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!
I could really get creeped out walking in the dark after I watched that film.

41The Blair Witch Project
Best horror movie ever seen. With about $20 000 budget it makes such an impression, and despite there is actually nothing shown (no monsters, zombies, ghost and so on) it's one of the scariest movies I have ever seen.
If you don't think so, try to watch this inside tent in some woods at night
the eventual and thrilling subtleties in this movie really got to me. I have never really been afraid of movies, none of them really scared me, but this did it for me. thank you!

QuarantineGames

You are all dumbass chickens! This is really scary movie the fact that you don't see nothing and yet its still succeed to scare! This deserve to be the least on the top 5 if not number 2!
[Newest]This Is The Least Scary Horror Film Ever. Even 2006 Animated Film Monster House Scarier Then This Crap.

Ardan


42The 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.

43The 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

44The 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!
[newest]
Glad it made the list. I cryer I was so scared brutal movie

45Copycat
This is the scariest thriller ever!

Alexandr

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

46The Human Centipede
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

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
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.
[Newest]Both one and two sucked


47Jeepers 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.

48Candyman
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!
[Newest]I made my friend play the game in the church bathroom

49Pet 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 was about six years old when this movie came out. I just had to go see it with my older brother and cousins. Let's just say I watched this movie from behind the chairs. I watched it again when I was older and it still scared me.
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? )
[Newest]This is a scary movie and it made me cry too because its sad to me and that baby just got to me good I don't get that close to my baby cousin anymore and my mom she can't touch me as much anymore yep its that bad.

50Chucky
Ill beat that little dude up he not that scary to me matter fact he not scary I don't see how people are scared of him they made some dumb movies back in the days I have a chucky doll and he sleeps right on my dresser and I wake up every day just fine chucky is a funny movie to me.
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.

51House 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.
I've heard of this movie on the Big Bang Theory (when Raj watches it while his girlfriend might be a psycho) and it seems scary and gory but also a love story...

PEANUT318


52Stay 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 :(
[Newest]This movie is so cool! I remember watching it when it first came out, and I have to admit--it's probably the biggest reason I got hooked on video games (and I'm a girl)
It's not the scariest I've ever seen, but it's definitely one of the best.

53Paranormal Activity 2

54The 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

55Mama
I don't see my mom the same way anymore she can't be alone with me anymore cause of that movie and my closet had to go I took every thing out of my closet and I check it every day in the morning in the afternoon and at night its crazy.
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

56Saw: The Final Chapter

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!
Watched on netflix :3

58Final Destination
What is scarry movy doing here... Its a comic film... Though final destination is amazing!... Just waitin for fnal destination 5...

59Final 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


60Hostel
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
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.

61Freddy 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?!
It was Kung fu fighting, those bolts were as fast as lightning (never saw it but want to)
[Newest]Isn't the jason that has a hockey mask and a chainsaw or a knife?

Simon4545


62The Last Exorcism

63The Devil's Rejects
My favorite movie. It's not a jumpy, boo type of horror but it is an amazing movie, & a must see. I class this movie as a thriller not a horror movie. Rob zombie really has become a great film maker.
Not that scary but dope story n twisted good movie people...

6428 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.

65Final 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

66Thirteen Ghosts
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.
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

one of the best friggin movies I have ever seen ever man
[Newest]This movie should be a lot higher on the chart really scream beats this

67The Ring Two
Its the best movie ever I have seen I love samara, racheal, and lovely adan

68Orphan
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
[Newest]Tia was the most most most creepy movie ever

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

70Drag Me to Hell
Oh My God! If you want to pee n your pants then go for it, I watched the day before! I still have nightmares! But yeah! Its just awesome! Unless you can't handle horror, then go for something else! I LOVE IT
This movie just killed me I am talking about my house has to be completely lit up for me to go to sleep and my mom has to be right their at night when I take a shower its just crazy man I am hurt I have never been so scared in my life.
Oh this movie is awesome I remember I screamed so hard while watching its one scene... I've decided I wont watch it again

711408
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...

7230 Days of Night
With my opinion this is the outta this world vampire movie ever made!
This is my one of the scariest horror movies I've ever watched and it is most high rated'

73Seven
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"!

74Wrong Turn 2: Dead End
Such a great sequel. And it features Ken Kirzinger(Freddy vs Jason's Jason Voorhees) as "Pa"

aeromaxx777


75House 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
[Newest]This movie was crazy

76Repulsion

77Straightheads
. . . 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

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.

79Ringu
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!

80Inside

81Suspiria
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?!
80? You're Kidding Right It Should Be In Top 20 At Least.

82Rosemary's Baby
The baby is the devil's son

83An 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."
[Newest]I'm 9 and I really wanted to see this.

84I 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

[Newest]Yeah, I do agree that it's not a scary movie but the movie is amazing

85Phone 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


86Pulse
This one really freaked me out, you donĀ't exactly know what it is that scares you - and see these things move, ugh

87The Uninvited

88Devil
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
I hate elevators and I hate demons. This movie had both!
Every rime my mom and I have to go into a building with elevators I don't go in I wate right outside sometimes I cry because I don't want my mom to go in their etheir so yea I HATE ELEVATORS AND THE DEVIL SO MUCH.

89Grave 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
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.
Best movie ever! I had no clue what would happen next. The sequel is just as good, if not better! I recommend people to watch this movie with friends or girlfriends...
[Newest]Who made this list its horrible grave encounters should be 1

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...

92Return to Horror High

93Silent Hill
The game was even scarier!
Movie should have had more Pyramid head in it, that creature is scary!
Was he actually called pyramid head in it? Haha! I've only seen revelation but that was awesome and I have silent hill two the game, and its actually so scary.
Once you enter Silent Hill there is no turning back.
Brian Tallerico UGO.COM:" SILENT HILL WILL SHATTER YOUR SENSES & LEAVE YOU BREATHLESS."
Was scary in some parts, but mostly thrilling! But if you haven't played the games than it is harder to understand the storyline and not many people got it while watching it... But if you gave played the games- man! Scary as heck
[Newest]#1 was the movie who would want to live in a town burnt & have burnt people after you then have those creepy sirens go off into the dark

94Scary Movie
THIS is the funniest scary movie I ever saw just funny as hell keep making more.

95Shutter 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

96Poltergeist
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!
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.
Is this movie really that low?! Poltergeist is super scary!

Must be in the top 10!
[Newest]45? What Is Wrong With You People It Should Be In Top 15 AT LEAST!

97Voices

98House 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

99Requiem for a Dream
I have not seen this but isn't it a drama?
2 nights ago I had a dream about the antichrist

100Vacancy
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.
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
This one has to be higher on the list!

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