Top 10 Scariest Movies of All Time

Articles | By on Aug 31st, 2009

Now, a lot of horror movies nowadays are lame. None of them disturb or scare me anymore, so when I say a movie is scary, amazing, or disturbing; you should definitely give it a watch! It took me some time to figure out which movies deserve to be on this list, if you do have any input feel free to comment or even e-mail me! Also note, this was extremely hard to write since I had to only pick 10 (yikes).

And now, in no particular order:

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[REC]
This is one of the scariest movies I’ve ever seen. The American remake, Quarantine is pure garbage compared to this Spanish version. Using the first person camera view, some scenes are a bit shaky, but it makes the movie that much more terrifying. Very 28 Days Later-esque, [REC] is scary scary scary. Do yourself a favor and skip Quarantine and go right to this. Trust me. It may be subtitled, but you’ll get past that about 10 minutes into it.

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Candyman
Still to this day, I can’t watch Candyman before I go to sleep. EVERYTIME I do, I have nightmares….it’s ridiculous and it’s a classic horror film.

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Nightmare on Elm Street
Ohhh how this series scared the crap out of me when I was younger! And ya know what; the first one is still terrifying to this day! And Freddy’s wittiness before he kills make the movie that much better. How can anyone forget the first kill scene? Another awesome scene was with Johnny Depp getting sucked into the bed, as buckets of blood pour out! Nightmare on Elm Street is legendary horror.

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High Tension
Everyone either loves or hates this nifty little French horror flick. Personally, I love the hell out of it! Everything about this movie is incredible and outright SCARY. The death scenes are brutal (especially the decapitation, which made me giggle. If you see it, you’ll see why). The twist at the end pissed a lot of people off, but if you watch it twice, it’ll make perfect sense and you’ll truly be satisfied with what the director/writer has done. Definitely do yourself a favor and check this movie out!

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Hellraiser
Clive Barker has got to be one of the most twisted writers/directors out there. Hellraiser is a visually frightening masterpiece! It’s a pure horror classic and another one that gives me nightmares.

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Jesus Camp
This may go down as the scariest movie ever made. Research this movie at IMDB.com, read about it, watch the documentary and then you’ll understand why this movie scares the crap out of me.

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The Exorcist
Self explanatory. That damn spider walk down the stairs scene STILL creeps me the hell out. And, well, anything religious is always frightening (see above).

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28 Days Later
28 Days Later makes you wonder “…what if”? The scene of deserted London is not only beautiful, but absolutely terrifying. A MUST see.

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Session 9
Sometimes all it takes is atmosphere to make a movie. Session 9’s set was the abandoned Danvers State Hospital in Massachusetts. No Hollywood made sets here! This creepy abandoned hospital is really what makes this movie scary as shit.

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The Bad Seed
Oh yes. Little kids are scary. Very scary. This is a pure horror classic.

Runner-ups:
Child’s Play, Halloween, Devil’s Rejects, Showgirls

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