Scariest Movies of All Time

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21The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

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

I loved this. Wasn't that scary but still good

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22Child'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

This is a garbage movie.

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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

I can't believe it's based on a true story.

Really scared me... Awesome movie

Same name as the island in jaws I kept expecting jaws to leap out of the closest - Helloworld

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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

One of the jumpiest, goriest, creepiest and most outrageous movies of all time. A fun gore fest with no breaks.

Watch it and you'll have nightmares for a week

Terrifying, has to be higher

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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'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.

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.

Do not watch this I am warning u! - Coolgal2248

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26Alien

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.

Totally overrated in the scary department. The alien is more badass than scary.

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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

I like the part where the girl is in the kitchen and you see one of the strangers in the doorway. Why did they kill those people? Because they were home.

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28Dead Silence

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

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!

My friend told me about the plot

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29The 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.

Underrated should be in top ten

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30The Descent

This is the only horror (so far) that has ever had me sitting there paralysed on viewing the screen. Not that suspenseful, but rather jump scares and seriously intense moments that really scare you!

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!

Yes, this is scary. Even the part 2 was good.

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31The 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.

I saw Exorcist with the lights off at night and I wasn't afraid but seeing made me almost bite my pillow. - RonahJohn

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32Night 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.

Only zombie movie I can watch - Helloworld

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33The 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

It's hard to put in words what made this movie so scary. The shaky realism of the filming, the unnerving realism of the actors' performances, the fact that you never see the monster, but it's presence is still there and it really creeps you out with the creepy things it does to torment the characters.

This is horrible, the ending got so much hype and it was the biggest let down of the whole move. The only scary scene was the tent scene where children were scratching the door of the tent

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34Saw III

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

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35Dawn of the Dead

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

Great action, good story, great characters, some nice social satire, and plenty of good kills. Great zombie action flick, and the one remake I actually consider worthy of being the original classic's offspring.

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

More scarier than the last - Coolgal2248

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3728 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.

Saw it and it was cool - Helloworld

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38Sinister

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.

PEOPLE NEED TO SEE THIS It's SO UNDERRATED. And surprisingly low on the list. If you want to be scared out of your mind and have a hard time sleeping, watch it. Creative use of empty-dark space and lighting, creative camera angles, and the music, oh god. The music. It all just gets under your skin.

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

This is the scariest movie I have ever seen by far!

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39Candyman

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...

I made my friend play the game in the church bathroom

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40Pet Sematary

Under the arc of a weather stain boards,
Ancient goblins, and warlords,
Come out of the ground, not making a sound,
The smell of death is all around,
And the night when the cold wind blows, No one cares, nobody knows.

I don't want to be buried in a Pet Sematary,
I don't want to live my life again.
I don't want to be buried in a Pet Sematary,
I don't want to live my life again.

Follow Victor to the sacred place,
This ain't a dream, I can't escape,
Molars and fangs, the clicking of bones,
Spirits moaning among the tombstones,
And the night, when the moon is bright,
Someone cries, something ain't right.

The moon is full, the air is still,
All of a sudden I feel a chill,
Victor is grinning, flesh rotting away,
Skeletons dance, I curse this day,
And the night when the wolves cry out,
Listen close and you can hear me shout.

I don't want to be buried in a Pet Sematary,
I don't want to live my life again.
I ...more

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.

My Friend Told Me About This Movie.

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