Scariest Movies of All Time

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21 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 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

I voted for this beca

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22 (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.

Got bored after a little time watching it. Too much shaky camera to tell what is going on. - utahman1971

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23 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

Very good movie but not that scary but better than a lot of others. - utahman1971

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24 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

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

I love the movie but to say it is scary is too much. - utahman1971

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25 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

Very gory and very fun to watch and love watching it every single time. - utahman1971

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26 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!

Scary but not the scariest. Not much of a difference between the PG-13 and Unrated one. - utahman1971

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27 The 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

This was not scary at all but gory and fun for that reason alone. - utahman1971

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28 The 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.

How is this NOT mover one? She puts kids in a trance to KILL them selves! Still scares ME today.

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29 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.

This got to me at my younger age but not that scary now. - utahman1971

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30 The Descent

This one should be at least a number 2 or higher. This scares me more than The Exorcist. Mostly in the dark with evolved killers that don't see but hear and attack in the caves, has to be considered the scariest. - utahman1971

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!

As a person who isn't really scared of horror movies (Exorcist was a breeze), THIS IS THE ONE MOVIE THAT SCARED ME. THIS MOVIE SCARED ME SO MUCH.

People are fools to say this one is not scary. This one beats pretty much most or all of them. I say a contender to The Exorcist.

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31 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

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.

SO SCARY PERIOD

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32 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.

This never scared me and I love zombie movies but anything after this is better zombie movie. - utahman1971

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33 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

34 Saw III

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...

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

35 The 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.

Nope not this one at all. - utahman1971

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36 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 did not scare me at all. - utahman1971

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37 Carrie

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

Enjoyable but not scary. A favorite. - utahman1971

The ultimate revenge story.

Not scary, but still great

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38 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

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39 Pet 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.

Love this one but not too scary but fun to watch. - utahman1971

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