Scariest Movies of All Time

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

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

In a class of it's own. The exorcist is to horror, what Babe Ruth is to baseball, what Michael Jordan is to basketball, what Elvis is to rock and roll. Simply put, no horror director has done it nearly as well as Friedkin did it almost 50 years ago.

2 The 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!

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

You cannot deny this movie isn't scary. It doesn't jump at you, it doesn't bombard you with copious amounts of blood, it just digs into your mind and makes you question whether you'd be Wendy Torrance...or Jack himself. - MasterBeef

The shining is the best.
The exorcist is the worst horror movie I have ever seen. It felt like a comedy movie.

3 A 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

A Classic film that is thrilling,scary and interesting. This movie definitely interest me. This movie gave a scary message saying if you die in your dreams you die in real life that was definitely threating but it is not real. I did have a few nightmares about it. What scared me the most about this movie is Freddy's Nails and he's talk and the way he told the kids that he was going to kill them. The first time I saw this movie I got scared me but after I watched it over and over again it became less scary but it became more interesting. What I love about this movie is that it is an interesting story line but threating and scary. My favourite Character is Nancy she is so good at acting scared and is good with screaming. Freddy is a scary funny character who kills teens but also is hilarious. I wouldn't say that it is a Comday or Romance it is definitely horror but some things that the characters say are funny I think that it was supposed to be a scary funny movie. The amount of times ...more - Videogame

Absolutely terrifying! In the words of Steven King himself. Wow! This is everything a horror movie should be and more. It had it all: Interesting story, scary music, horrific and intense scenes (one after another), no time to breathe! I wish Wes Craven was till with us today - so sad that he is not. You could still be scared the next morning after seeing this (if you fall asleep at all). No other movie - ever did that and never will again!

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.

4 The 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 older ones are not really that scary anymore and more turned in to good films. A good horror film generally has to be a good film as well as in the story and the acting. The Conjuring is the modern Exorcist. It was even better as I never expect anything from horrors nowadays they never seem to be fresh. Paranormal activity is the last great horror film I remember enjoying. But this is the scariest horror film ever in my eyes.

The conjuring is The Grudge, The Exorcist combined! So horrifying!

5 The 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!

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...

Watched this movie 6 years ago and It still gives me nightmares

6 Insidious

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

Pretty scary until darth maul showed up then I got star wars episode 1 flashbacks

7 The 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!

It's so terrifying, I kept having nightmares about that girl chasing me for almost a decade

8 Halloween

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!

I have not even seen this film yet but one scene is all it take to scare the trap out of you also Michael Myers is the scariest character in all of cinema

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!

9 Friday the 13th

The first one is the best. A camp counselor watches in horror as her friends and colleagues fall one by one, each in more gruesome and bloody ways. She finally finds out about her tormentor and ends her with the most iconic deaths in horror movie: a decapitation with the villain's own axe. It also sets up the franchise which did get old. Yet, this movie still stands as being the reason superstitious people beware of Friday the 13th. - MasterBeef

So Scary! My PArents won't let me see it again

Remember the scene where jason pulled alice into the water? well that and much more friday the 13th is the scariest movie ever!

It had me right from the beginning. The end really blew my mind. I was in my 20s

10 Saw

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

This film sucks. A movie isn't scary because of gore. This film doesn't do anything scary. The director just thought that if he threw in a truckload of guts and gore he/she would get a good movie - SnoopDoggedyDog

Jigsaw is very creepy.when I Saw him I almost screamed and fell off the couch

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The Contenders

11 Psycho

This movie is proof that you don't need someone getting decapitated every five seconds to make a SCARY film. A masterpiece! - Mnsdjjfijf

So scared my parents made me watch it when I was 8 and I'm still scared.

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!

12 Stephen 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...

Boy I hate clowns. And those weird yellow teeth and disgusting long fingernails just disgusted and scared the hell out of me.

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!

I have never watched horror but I think this one deserves a better place than 12th.

13 Paranormal 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 ...more

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!

14 The 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 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

This movie freaked my parents out but I don't see why. It's just a phenomenal crime movie with some of the best actors! Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster were unbelievable, Ted lavigne was pretty good! Best crime movie of all time!

15 The 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.

There's a house in my town that was used for the film.
Edit: Well, the house fell into disrepair in 1997 and got transported away, the local cemetery of my city was used for the film. - TeamRocket747

16 Child'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 is the best scary movie ever why did they remade this movie in 2019 mark hamil is not
Chucky and FYI he is not even scary enough than the original one.

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

17 The Thing

This stuff freaked me out I mean, aliens who have taken the form of people melting on to other people? das nahhhsty!

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

18 (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.

This list is crazy enough with Batman Begins and Zathura, how could (REC) be below films that aren't even horror?

19 Alien

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...

Suspenseful and scary. Made me second guess becoming an astronaut.

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.

20 The Woman in Black

I was sweating in my sleep it was that scary easily my scariest movie

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.

21 Jaws

Cows kill more people than sharks... Make a movie about cows ill be scared

You guys don't find this scary because you think a horror film has to be filled with gore to be scary. - SnoopDoggedyDog

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

22 28 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.

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

23 The 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

Small materialistic pseudo intellects infiltrate the ether in hopes of documenting that which is beyond the unendarkened.

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.

24 Scream

I love this movie. I like how it makes fun of cheesy horror films in the 80's

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

25 Candyman

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!

In this movie you just can't help but to feel sorry for the candyman cause of everything that happened to him - cadespencer

26 The Strangers

Very scary because I feel like it is somewhat realistic. People in the middle of nowhere killing for no reason is absolutely terrifying. Plus the movie is very well made.

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

27 Dead Silence

Only two movies ever gave me nightmares: the 1958 The Fly (when I was 7) and Dead 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!

28 Sinister

Such an awesome film. This to me is a perfect movie that doesn't fall into all the cliches and typical script of horror. Sinister ticks every box for me and will most probably always be my favourite horror movie ever.

I first watched sinister on my 9th birthday because it was just playing on T.V. and I'm not even exaggerating I couldn't take my eyes off the screen its that good. Its like a bunch of horror stories inside one big one and each one is more sickening then the last. - shagadelicmetronome

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.

29 The 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

True it is disturbing and quite violent. Its also a true story in the 196070s US government nuked New Mexico's state and caused radiation and radioactivity which turned everyone in miles away into mutated creatures and if you go there now you might actually see on of there mines which were used in the 18 hundreds before they got walled in. Years ago one of the survivors got tokd not to mention any thing about it because it was true but when one of them got interviewed they accidently told the reporters what happened so they could tell people and they would all panic so they got exucuted with out a trace and all the evidence disappeared and this is a true story!

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

30 The 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

I'm not a horror movie guy, so I never watched things like the Exorcist, Grudge, Conjuring, Ring and Shining. I've watched Friday the 13th (Original) and never found it scary. But this movie, Evil dead, is ridiculously scary. Even with the cheap special effects and the funny moments there is in this movie, it creeped me out the first time I watched it. - MaxPap

31 The Exorcism of Emily Rose

I love scary movies/horror films. I can watch all those movie on top of this alone even at night with lights out. But damn! Not this one. This is the only movie that scares me. Honestly!

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 love watching scary movies. Even at night alone. I'll never got scared with horror films but this one is different. Damn I swore not see it again.

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! ! !

32 Amityville 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

How is this one not in the top 10 at least?! The original was scarier than the remake! Different things scare people in different ways I guess. This would be a tough top 10 list to compile, but Amityville Horror definitely deserves to be up there.

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

33 Saw III

Not my fave bit this one was the only one I could find out his list so hey - SnoopDoggedyDog

The most thrilling Saw. Full of action packed energy and scary scenes

I love all the Saw movies but this was my favorite with the brain scene. - utahman1971

Freakiest film ever
jigsaws coming for you...

34 The 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

Still cover my eyes laugh out loud

35 Night 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.

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..

36 The 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.

A more sophisticated "The Exorcist". This movie also has one of the most chilling background scores in the history of cinema. Plus the cinematography is very innovative and compliments the film very well.

37 Suspiria

The soundtrack song by Goblin is the creepiest song I've ever heard! - Mnsdjjfijf

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.

It's not scary at all

38 Freddy vs. Jason

Jason won but it was like not a fair fight so even if Freddy won it's till not fair. But if they ever clashed in a fair fight then I think Jason would win. - JustJake27

Again. This movie was just great. It provided us with some actual scares, for a change, a couple of wonderful kills, and, of course, an epic clash between the two horror giants. It's a perfect blend of horror and action, just the way I likes it.

Two of my favorite killers fighting, yes please! This fight could go on forever, since neither one of them can permanently die. JASON I LOVE you!

Isn't the jason that has a hockey mask and a chainsaw or a knife? - Simon4545

39 Chucky

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.

He dies in every movie even by Andy when Andy's grown. He gets more human over time, making him easier to kill. Still smart though, he can ambush people.

40 Poltergeist

Tried to watch this when I was 12 got to scared haunted my for years until I was about 21 I could finish of lol

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!

41 Jeepers Creepers

Awesome movie, good old time kind of 80's "horror" style scary along with one of the most original story ideas for a horror movie EVER. There are plenty of great horror movies with standard themes, but nothing beats that type of really creative, original, NEW, storylines (like 28 days later, Hellraiser, Midnight Meat Train) that you've never seen before. It's just so refreshing, that even the fact that a movie does have a really original idea can make even a mediocre movie something much better!

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.

Was scary and funny I still can't get over when the villain finds the boy's underwear and the boy says darn it now he knows my name - Helloworld

42 House 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

Rob Zombie used to be an enemy of Marilyn Manson but now they're getting along! YAY! - Persephone_Hell666

It is okay and one of the better Rob Zombie movies but not that scary but more disturbing and way too much swearing than a lot of horror movies. Rob Zombie is a swearing freak. - utahman1971

Another amazing movie! Rob Zombie is a twisted man! LOVE it! I can watch his movies over and over again. If you want a twisted, creepy, hilarious movie. This is it!

43 Carrie

The ballroom scene and the final scene at the grave are scary. - TheFliFlux

Enjoyable but not scary. A favorite. - utahman1971

This movie scared the living daylights out of me! Had nightmares for about 2 weeks!

The ultimate revenge story.

44 Repulsion

There are images in this I'll never get out of my head. - truckturner

45 Insidious: 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

Nope not scary and not enjoyable either. James Wan went downhill after SAW. - utahman1971

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

46 Ju-On

Looks creepy, ill vote it

47 Anabelle

I actually hate dolls. I have watched the conjuring but not this...I know the true story but not the film...the doll in the film is hazardous...I hate it...

Scarier than conjuring a creepy doll worst movie ever and don't watch it if you don't like horror movies because this one is the ultimate fright of your life

I watched its HORRIBLE its not even scary AT ALL

Me getted spooked

48 Mama

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

The number one scary movie that I watched when I first saw it. After watching it a few times, it still makes me jump.

It's was a really good movie it was really creepy at the end when they showed you what happened in the beginning

49 The Last House on the Left

The original movie was better then the remake. It bothered me for days

Talk about one hell of a nightmare.

Original was one of the scariest of all time.

Love it for the suspense but not that scary but love the gore. - utahman1971

50 Dawn 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.

This is better than Night of the Living Dead. - utahman1971

Zack Snyder's only good movie.

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