Scariest Movies of All TimeRevan 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.
The Top Ten
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
This film not only uses shocking imagery of a young girl, but it showed audiences a brilliant story and spine chilling scenesV 439 Comments
Its not that its scary its just that the storyline is great and has amazing actors. I also found it kind of funny.
Bro. BRO. This is the top ten SCARIEST movies of all time. Saying "It's not that it's scary" means IT SHOULDN'T EVEN BE ON THE LIST. (haven't watched it myself by the way) - Top10Turbulance
The only horror movie that scared me, its horrible. And I've seen a lot of horror movies
I had watched this movie.. And my review would be that it is not at all scary from horror movie point of view.. Can't forget this line "COME PLAY WITH US FOREVER... AND EVER.. AND EVER."! - avanish95
Oh god both the book and the movie are scary.
HERE JOHNNYV 153 Comments
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
Give me a break, Freddy Krueger is hilarious! - missyweirdoV 99 Comments
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!
I was laughing throughout this whole movie are you kidding me?! - missyweirdoV 98 Comments
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
LOL this movie is hilarious! - missyweirdoV 46 Comments
To be honest, I couldn't sleep in my room by myself for years.
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!
This movie is so stupid! - missyweirdoV 241 Comments
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!
What's the exorcist doing in the first place it's boringV 251 Comments
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.
This movie isn't even out yet - cadespencerV 178 Comments
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!
Scary... Is that the word to describe this movie. I was all over laughing during watching this movie. - appindia
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...
How is Halloween scarier than a decomposing body of a young girl coming out of the T.V., scaring you to death?! - FloydtheCatV 135 Comments
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
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..!
It is the scariest movie ever! I only watched 5 minutes of it and after that I can't sleep.V 104 Comments
Haven't slept in a week - sunnydhamm
No emoji to share how scary this movie is...
Very scaryV 2 Comments
You'll get chills
Umm this isn't even a horror film - cadespencer
It nearly killed me because of how awful it was. It was so bad that,y eyes exploded and the animation burnt my eyes. - AlphaQ
You Will need balls og Titanium
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
This made me jump several timesV 115 Comments
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.
What's the name of the music from the shower scene?V 36 Comments
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.
My second FAVOURITE horror movie of all time, after scream of course which isn't scary, but awesome.V 43 Comments
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 ...more
I don't scare easily, but this did it for me. The Exorcist has nothing on this film!
THIS MOVIE IS CRAP! - missyweirdoV 134 Comments
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 wouldn't be one to call 'Scary' although it does have a few parts in the movie that might frighten you but the movie is actually a Psychological Thriller. These types of movies are ones that make you think constantly to find out how this happened and who that person is. I watch a lot more psychological thrillers over 'Horror' movies because I can't do lots and lots of gore like in Saw or in Scream, it seems like all modern day horror movies has to have someone's guts being spilled out for the movie to actually have plot. I swear older movies were the better ones no matter how crappy the quality is or how fake it looks, they still are better than today's movies. - KaBoomOmfgXD
No, it was thought provoking not scary - missyweirdoV 27 Comments
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...
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
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
Jaws is PG!?!?! HOW IS IT 16!?!?! AH! - TopTenListmakerV 79 Comments
Had to vote for this one. Can't believe this is so low in the list. This scared the bejesus out of me when I was a kid. A parasitic shape shifting alien that can mimic anything that comes into contact with it. Some of the best practical special effects ever, the spider head and the guy getting his arms bit off by someone's torso and the dog sprouting tentacles, it truly is disturbing. Add to that the paranoia and Arctic location and john Carpenter's mad music and direction of a top cast including Kurt Russell at the top of his game, The thing is scary it's the stuff of nightmares.
A monster, that turns dogs inside out and you don't even know it's 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
Another amazing film by John Carpenter.V 34 Comments
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.
You have to judge this in the context of when it first was released. I saw it then and it was by a large margin the scariest film I'd beer seen.V 24 Comments
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 was hella funny - missyweirdoV 30 Comments
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.
Can someone explain to me why Insidious and The Conjuring are higher than Scream, a classic that almost made me pee my pants. This is one of my all time favourite horror movies. The acting was good, the plot was so good, you could never guess what was going to happen, and there was actual character development. On top of that, it had the main quality people look for in horror movies, it was actually scary! I know, it's rare, but sometimes horror movies are actually scary. Insidious and especially The Conjuring sucked.
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
This movie was funny. Also, WHERE IS THE BABADOOK ON THIS LIST?! - missyweirdoV 32 Comments
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