Wanna see something really scary?

Here's my list of movies that scared the Sugar-Honey-Ice-Tea out of me, you and anyone else who dared to watch them. Whether is was a nightmare-inducing trailer or word of mouth that pulled you into the theater, or in front of the TV curled up in a blanket, alone or not, these films left undeniable imprints on us when first viewed.
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1.
The Exorcist (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. (122 mins.)
“ The granddaddy of them all. I will never watch this again. Trust that. ” - luvtzone
 
2.
The Shining (1980)
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A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. (146 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ "All work and no play..." Just about everything in this movie is freaky from the music to the cinematography. Images truly stay in your head. ” - luvtzone
 
3.
Alien (1979)
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After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ What a gut-buster, pun intended. First saw this roller-coaster ride in space on the big screen at ten years old. Ripley is one of the baddest heroines ever. ” - luvtzone
 
4.
Halloween (1978)
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Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again. (91 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ The piano alone is unsettling and unforgettable. ” - luvtzone
 
5.
Jaws (1975)
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A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc with bloody attacks on swimmers, until a local sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the monster down. (124 mins.)
“ I knew there was a reason I didn't like the ocean. ” - luvtzone
 
6.
The Amityville Horror (1979)
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Newlyweds move into a large house where a mass murder was committed, and experience strange manifestations which drive them away. (117 mins.)
“ Two words, "Get out!" ” - luvtzone
 
7.
The Fog (1980)
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Legend says that Antonio Bay was built in 1880 with blood money obtained from shipwrecked lepers, which no one believes. On the eve of the town's centennial, many plan to attend the celebrations, including the murdered lepers. (89 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ "There's something in the fog." Everything makes this great. Eerie music, ominous setting, great dialog, plot. The fog becomes an actual character in this film. And it begs the question: what is a stomach pounder? ” - luvtzone
 
8.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two siblings visit their grandfather's grave in Texas along with three of their friends and are attacked by a family of cannibalistic psychopaths. (83 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
“ This movie caused so much controversy when it came out. First time I remember not being allowed to see a movie because it was too scary. Must have been in the 90's when I first saw it. Definitely understand why it caused such a stir. ” - luvtzone
 
9.
Carrie (1976)
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Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom. (98 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ Daaayum! I mean just look at her. Sissy Spacek was nominated for an Academy Award for this movie. Enough said. (maybe not, the mother was cuckoo for cocoa puffs) And the ending is one of the most well-known in movie history. ” - luvtzone
 
10.
Magic (1978)
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A ventriloquist is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart. (107 mins.)
“ Remember the trailer for this movie with the puppet slowly turning around and that freaky voice-over? The commercial alone probably scarred most of the kids in America. It was even pulled off TV. Magic is one of a kind on the scare scale. The 5-minute challenge with Burgess Meredith is so disturbing. ” - luvtzone
 
11.
Psycho (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother. (109 mins.)
“ Master of macabre, this was Hitchcock at his best. Today, Psycho stands as one of the scariest films ever made. The "no admissions policy" enforced at all theaters to keep people from missing the beginning was ingenious. ” - luvtzone
 
12.
Friday the 13th (1980)
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A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning. (95 mins.)
“ The movie where "Jason" became a household name, and for all the wrong reasons. F13 did not make band camp a fun experience for me back in the day. The heart-stopping "leap from the water" is the stuff of nightmares. ” - luvtzone
 
13.
Poltergeist (1982)
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A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts. (114 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
“ "Go to the light, Carol Anne!" This one definitely set the bar for house hauntings. And oh yeah, put the clown in the closet! ” - luvtzone
 
14.
Pet Sematary (1989)
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Behind a young family's home in Maine is a terrible secret that holds the power of life after death. When tragedy strikes, the threat of that power soon becomes undeniable. (103 mins.)
Director: Mary Lambert
“ "Sometimes, dead is better." Oh, that voice. This is one that makes you wanna sleep with the lights on. Forever! Too many grisly scenes and images to name. ” - luvtzone
 
15.
Cujo (1983)
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Cujo, a friendly St. Bernard, contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town. (93 mins.)
Director: Lewis Teague
“ Stephen King, man. Who else can make a DOG (or a cat as in #14) into something terrifying. ” - luvtzone
 
16.
The Mist (2007)
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A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives. (126 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
“ Once again, it's King. The novella gave us chills (Dark Forces, Skeleton Crew) but to see it played out on the big screen is just as spine-tingling. With a shock ending to beat all, this is a must see/read. ” - luvtzone
 
17.
Salem's Lot (1979 TV Movie)
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A novelist and a young horror fan attempt to save a small New England town which has been invaded by vampires. (187 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
“ More King and more reasons we had a hard time turning out the lights at bed time back in the 70s. ” - luvtzone
 
18.
It (1990 Mini-Series)
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In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown. (192 mins.)
“ Seriously. Who has not seen this? Another dose of Stephen King on prime-time TV scaring folks past recognition. ” - luvtzone
 
19.
Night Gallery (1969 TV Series)
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A seemingly haunted painting drives a greedy man insane. A rich blind woman gets a new pair of eyes that allow her to see for only one brief ironic moment. An idyllic painting gives a Nazi war criminal in hiding some fleeting comfort. (50 mins.)
“ Rod Serling. No one could tell stories like this legend. He sent us into Twilight Zone "with the key of imagination". Night Gallery was a tour de force with unforgettable stars like Joan Crawford, Ossie Davis and Roddy McDowell in the pilot. NG debuted in 1969 & the movie as well as the series spawned from it stand as classics. ” - luvtzone
 
20.
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
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Four horror and science fiction segments, directed by four famous directors, each of them being a new version of a classic story from Rod Serling's landmark television series. (101 mins.)
“ "Wanna see something really scary?" Next time you're on a plane at a window seat at night and there's an urge to look towards the wing? Thank Rod Serling. These stories were remade from the original series, were truly freaky. The one about Anthony? Whoa. ” - luvtzone
 
21.
Trilogy of Terror (1975 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Three bizarre horror stories all of which star Karen Black in four different roles playing tormented women. (72 mins.)
Director: Dan Curtis
“ Let's cut right to the chase. The last story, "Amelia" with the Zuni doll is probably one of the best-known trilogy segments in the history of film. This is a cult classic. Karen Black played the hell out of these characers. ” - luvtzone
 
22.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
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Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep. (91 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
“ "One, two, Freddy's comin' for you..." This movie had EVERYONE not wanting to go to sleep, let alone take a nap! Freddy became another household name. ” - luvtzone
 
23.
Hellraiser (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld. (94 mins.)
Director: Clive Barker
“ Pinhead and the gang. And that dang puzzlebox. ” - luvtzone
 
24.
Phantasm (1979)
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A teenage boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a lethal arsenal of terrible weapons with him. (88 mins.)
Director: Don Coscarelli
“ While we're on the subject of creepy guys: who can forget The Tall Man from this gore fest. ” - luvtzone
 
25.
Candyman (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth. (99 mins.)
Director: Bernard Rose
“ The voice of Tony Todd at the theater booming through the sound system... nightmares. And who hasn't shuddered at the thought of saying his name three times. We're talking chills to the core of your very soul. ” - luvtzone
 
26.
The Birds (1963)
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A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people. (119 mins.)
“ Another "Hitch" classic. We never find out why this happened in Bodega Bay and that adds to the scare factor of this film. Unforgettable scenes, like the very last stay in your head. ” - luvtzone
 
27.
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery. (92 mins.)
“ "Once upon a time there was a pretty fly..." Night of the Hunter is absolutely one of the greatest movies ever made. It is visually stirring and literally like stepping into a fairy tale. A haunted fairy tale. Robert Mitchum is the ultimate villian, no, Boogeyman. The songs, the imagery, the unforgettable river scene, Shelly Winters, the children? I could go on. This thriller by Charles Laughton is definitely a must see. ” - luvtzone
 
28.
Kwaidan (1964)
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A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes. (183 mins.)
“ Like Night of the Hunter, Kwaidan is another visually arresting film, with a dream-like, fairy tale atmosphere. Here is a collection of four ghost stories, each masterfully told with both beauty of imagery and at the same time, true horror. It's like a horrific poem that pulls you in for a ride that is gentle at some times, yet unsuspectingly shocking at others. Hoichi the Earless, The Woman of the Snow and The Black Hair all hold some of the most terrifying scenes ever made. ” - luvtzone
 
29.
Suspiria (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A newcomer to a prestigious ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amidst a series of grisly murders. (98 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
“ Another frightening fable gone horribly wrong. Like Magic, this movie had one of the scariest trailers ever put on television. And the movie was just as scary. Definitely puts you in the mind of Snow White ... in some psychadelic universe. Not a film for the squeamish. We won't even mention the maggots. ” - luvtzone
 
30.
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
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There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these bloodthirsty, flesh-eating monsters. (96 mins.)
“ Let's say it together. "They're coming to get you, Barbara." THIS is one of the most famous of cult favorites by George A Romero. NOTLD is a must-see. Period. Oh yeah, and it was the first film to feature an African-American (Duane Jones) as a hero. Gotta love that. ” - luvtzone
 
31.
Carnival of Souls (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival. (78 mins.)
Director: Herk Harvey
“ Carnival of Souls, starring Candace Hilligoss is creepy beyond belief. The organ playing and the overall score is chilling, and the lighting adds such an element of unease as well. This is a great flick to watch on a dark, rainy night. ” - luvtzone
 
32.
Freaks (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance. (64 mins.)
Director: Tod Browning
“ "We accept her! We accept her! One of us! One of us! Gooboo gaboo, gooboo gaboo!" The horror in this story actually comes from the "normal" characters. I only saw this once. That was enough. ” - luvtzone
 
33.
Diabolique (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The wife and mistress of a cruel headmaster conspire to kill him; after the murder is committed, his corpse disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women. (117 mins.)
Director: H.G. Clouzot
“ Extremely chilling French film. The reknowned bathtub scene is heart-stopping. Literally. ” - luvtzone
 
34.
Repulsion (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence. (105 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ You won't look at rabbit the same way again. ” - luvtzone
 
35.
Eraserhead (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child. (89 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ It's David "Twin Peaks" Lynch. The images in Eraserhead stay in your head. That baby? Lawd. What a mind freak this film is. ” - luvtzone
 
36.
Blue Velvet (1986)
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The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child. (120 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ Though classified as a mystery, Blue Velvet has many elements of horror. Dennis Hopper is waaaaay out there as the psychotic Frank "One thing I can't f---ing stand is warm beer," Booth. This man stands among cinema's most evil villians. ” - luvtzone
 
37.
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims. (118 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
“ "Hello, Clarice." That says it all, ladies and gentlemen. ” - luvtzone
 
38.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion. (115 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
“ That dogman thing? The bagpipes? Donald Sutherland's eyes? Geez! The 1956 version was scary, but this remake takes things to a whole new level. Very arresting images in this film. ” - luvtzone
 
39.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
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A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates. (80 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
“ Where it all began. ” - luvtzone
 
40.
The Fly (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong. (96 mins.)
“ Talk about audience participation. When I saw this on the big screen back in '86 the gross-out factor invoked such a reaction from the audience. Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis truly upped the anty from the original. David Cronenberg blew this out the water. ” - luvtzone
 
41.
The Fly (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A scientist has a horrific accident when he tries to use his newly invented teleportation device. (94 mins.)
Director: Kurt Neumann
“ "Help me!" was the tiny cry heard around the world from legend Vincent Price. Groundbreaking in it's hey day, for sure. ” - luvtzone
 
42.
Shivers (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends out to infect others by the slightest sexual contact. (87 mins.)
“ Also known as Shivers, Orgy of the Blood Parasites, The Parasite Murders, and Frissons, this Canadian film is ... hard to describe. ” - luvtzone
 
43.
The Brood (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, amidst a series of brutal murders. (92 mins.)
“ More Cronenberg, continuing a theme of pure pyschological terror. Haven't seen this in years but definitely remember the little dwarflike things & the infamous newborn scene. Ick! ” - luvtzone
 
44.
Dead Ringers (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman. (116 mins.)
“ Twins get a bad rap in this one. Very amazing to see how one actor could play this role(s). ” - luvtzone
 
45.
The Stepford Wives (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Joanna Eberhart has come to the quaint little town of Stepford, Connecticut with her family, but soon discovers there lies a sinister truth in the all too perfect behavior of the female residents. (115 mins.)
Director: Bryan Forbes
“ Stay away from the remake. This version here is pure horror. ” - luvtzone
 
46.
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young couple moves in to an apartment only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life. (137 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ "I wasn't myself last night." That's the understatement of the year. ” - luvtzone
 
47.
Jeepers Creepers (2001)
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A brother and sister driving home through isolated countryside for spring break encounter a flesh-eating creature which is in the midst of its ritualistic eating spree. (90 mins.)
Director: Victor Salva
“ Another great movie that caused major audience participation on the big screen. A thrill ride all the way through. ” - luvtzone
 
48.
The Bad Seed (1956)
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A housewife suspects that her seemingly perfect eight year-old daughter is a heartless killer. (129 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
“ "Rhoooda!" OMG. This little girl was bad as hell and that in itself is horrifying. A real cult classic and must see. ” - luvtzone
 
49.
Mommie Dearest (1981)
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The abusive and traumatic adoptive upbringing of Christina Crawford at the hands of her mother, screen queen Joan Crawford, is depicted. (129 mins.)
Director: Frank Perry
“ "No more wire hangers!" The beeatch was serious, folks. ” - luvtzone
 
50.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion. (134 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
“ "I didn't bring your breakfast because you didn't eat your din-din!" At this end of the ring we have Betty Davis. At this end, Joan Crawford. Well-known rivals go at each other's throats and I don't think this was acting either. ” - luvtzone
 
51.
Alice Sweet Alice (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
After a young girl is brutally murdered during her first communion, her strange and withdrawn older sister becomes the main suspect. But are the authorities mistaken? (98 mins.)
Director: Alfred Sole
“ Also known as Alice Sweet Alice, this was another little girl who had some serious issues and that's putting it mildy. ” - luvtzone
 
52.
Don't Look Now (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A married couple grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond. (110 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
“ Freaky. The reveal scene? Man o man. ” - luvtzone
 
53.
Creepshow (1982)
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An anthology which tells five terrifying tales based on the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s. (120 mins.)
“ As a fan of horror anthologies, I love this movie! Something to Tide You Over takes your breath away, while E.G. Marshall's performance in They're Creeping Up on You is legendary. ” - luvtzone
 
54.
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)
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A young boy tells three stories of horror to distract a witch who plans to eat him. (93 mins.)
Director: John Harrison
“ Another terror trilogy intewoven with a highly suspenseful back story. Deborah Harry is great in this. The last story, Lover's Vow, featuring Rae Dawn Chong (Carola) is a modernized version of Kwaidan's Woman of the Snow. Terrifying. ” - luvtzone
 
55.
Masters of Horror (2005 TV Series)
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Anchor Bay has amassed some of the greatest horror film writers and directors to bring to you the anthology series... (60 mins.)
“ This isn't really a movie, but some of the episodes on this show are every bit of horrifying as a full-length film. ” - luvtzone
 
56.
Three... Extremes (2004)
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An Asian cross-cultural trilogy of horror films from accomplished indie directors. (118 mins.)
“ Three tales of horror make up this Asian film. The standout on this one is Dumplings. ” - luvtzone
 
57.
Dumplings (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In Hong Kong, Aunt Mei is a cook famous for her home-made rejuvenation dumplings, based on a millenarian... (91 mins.)
Director: Fruit Chan
“ The full movie version of a story first shown in Three...Extremes. ” - luvtzone
 
58.
Audition (1999)
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A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all. (115 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
“ Not even going to try to explain this one. You just have to see it, if you can sit through it. Takasha Miiki developed a real cult following with this nightmare set to film. ” - luvtzone
 
59.
Play Misty for Me (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A brief fling between a male disc jockey and an obsessed female fan takes a frightening, and perhaps even deadly turn when another woman enters the picture. (102 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Very intense film that shows how far obsession can go. Pre-Fatal Attraction. ” - luvtzone
 
60.
Fatal Attraction (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A married man's one-night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family. (119 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
“ "I had a wonderful time last night. I'd like to see you again. Is that so terrible?" Uh... yes. ” - luvtzone
 
61.
Single White Female (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A woman advertising for a new roommate finds that something very strange is going on with the tenant who decides to move in. (107 mins.)
“ What Alex Forest did for one night stands, SWF does for roomates. ” - luvtzone
 
62.
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
After her humiliated husband kills himself, an embittered pregnant widow loses her child, and embarks on a mission of vengeance against a woman and her family. (110 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
“ "I got a message for you, Roth! LEAVE EMMA ALONE! Look at me - if you don't, I'm gonna rip your f---ing head off!" Another bad beeatch. Nuff said. ” - luvtzone
 
63.
Children of the Corn (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A young couple is trapped in a remote town where a dangerous religious cult of children believe everyone over the age of 18 must be killed. (92 mins.)
Director: Fritz Kiersch
“ Another scary flick from the pen of Stephen King. Definitely made us look at cornfields in a different way. ” - luvtzone
 
64.
Village of the Damned (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In the English village of Midwich, the blonde-haired, glowing-eyed children of uncertain paternity prove to have frightening powers. (77 mins.)
Director: Wolf Rilla
“ More bad azz kids terrorizing the neighborhood... ” - luvtzone
 
65.
The Last Man on Earth (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
When a disease turns all of humanity into the living dead, the last man on earth becomes a reluctant vampire hunter. (86 mins.)
“ One creepy flick starring the incomparable Vincent Price. ” - luvtzone
 
66.
Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A night at the movies turns into a nightmare when Michael and his date are attacked by a hoard of bloodthirsty zombies - only a "Thriller" can save them now. (13 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ "Creatures crawling, search of blood, to terrorize y'alls neighborhood" NO one can't sit there and say this didn't freak us out the first time it came on MTV. Gotta give props to John Landis for those special effects. The cemetary scene is epic and the rap by Vincent Price? Legendary. RIP to both geniuses. ” - luvtzone
 
67.
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists. (97 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ We see why Michael chose Landis to direct Thriiller. Incredible make up effects in this film make it as horrifying as it is funny. What a combination. Laughing one moment, screaming the next. ” - luvtzone
 
68.
The Thing (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A crew in Antarctica finds a neighboring camp destroyed and its crew dead. Whatever killed them is nowhere to be found, unless it's hidden in plain sight. (109 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ Absolutely amazing special effects and what a story. ” - luvtzone
 
69.
It's Alive (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
The Davies expect a baby, which turns out to be a monster with a nasty habit of killing when it's scared. And it's easily scared. (91 mins.)
Director: Larry Cohen
“ Whew, that baby was ug-lay. ” - luvtzone
 
70.
The Entity (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Supposedly based partially on a true story, a woman is tormented and sexually molested by an invisible demon. (125 mins.)
Director: Sidney J. Furie
“ Seriously one of the scariest movies ever made. Nothing to even joke about. ” - luvtzone
 
71.
Communion (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Whitley Strieber goes with his family and some friends to his holiday home in the forest. They experience some weird occurances... (107 mins.)
Director: Philippe Mora
“ Again. Very creepy subject matter. Let's move on. ” - luvtzone
 
72.
The Vanishing (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Rex and Saskia, a young couple in love, are on vacation. They stop at a busy service station and Saskia is abducted. After three years and no sign of Saskia, Rex begins receiving letters from the abductor. (107 mins.)
Director: George Sluizer
“ The final scene is one that will never leave your mind. ” - luvtzone
 
73.
The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies. (98 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
“ Truly horrifying, especially since this is loosely based on factual events. ” - luvtzone
 
74.
Beloved (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Based on the book by Toni Morrison, in which a slave is visited by the spirit of her deceased daughter. (172 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
“ There is one scene in this film that is so unsettling, I will never watch it again. ” - luvtzone
 
75.
Se7en (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives. (127 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ Extremely dark film with biblical depications that are graphic and chilling. Compelling final scene. ” - luvtzone
 
76.
When a Stranger Calls (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again. (97 mins.)
Director: Fred Walton
“ This film speaks to a universal fear, because it's something that really can happen. ” - luvtzone
 
77.
The Strangers (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants. (86 mins.)
Director: Bryan Bertino
“ This supposedly happened. It don't get any scarier than that. ” - luvtzone
 
78.
Black Christmas (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger. (98 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
“ Before there was Michael Meyers and Halloween, there was Black Christmas. Spooky. The caller makes the one in Scream sound like Mr. Rogers. ” - luvtzone
 
79.
The Sixth Sense (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist. (107 mins.)
“ Oh, you see dead people? I don't. Because I will never watch this again. Talk about the twist of the century. ” - luvtzone
 
80.
Scream (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game. (111 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
“ The first installment of this franchise was truly terrifying. ” - luvtzone
 
81.
The Others (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted. (101 mins.)
“ What a twist and the overal mood is so so dark. ” - luvtzone
 
82.
The Tenant (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A bureaucrat rents a Paris apartment where he finds himself drawn into a rabbit hole of dangerous paranoia. (126 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ Very creepy premis. ” - luvtzone
 
83.
Wrong Turn (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Six people find themselves trapped in the woods of West Virginia, hunted down by "cannibalistic mountain men grossly disfigured through generations of in-breeding." (84 mins.)
Director: Rob Schmidt
“ Thinking of taking a road trip and the path less used? Think again. ” - luvtzone
 
84.
The Descent (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators. (99 mins.)
Director: Neil Marshall
“ Thinking of going caving in an unmapped area? Think again. ” - luvtzone
 
85.
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind. (81 mins.)
“ Thinking of filming a documentary in the woods about a witch? Now come on. ” - luvtzone
 
86.
The Ring (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it. (115 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
“ What? There's a girl that fell down a well and you got her out? Great. Great... but seriously folks. This movie has one of the freakiest scenes ever captured on celluloid. Watch at your own risk. ” - luvtzone
 
87.
The Grudge (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim. (91 mins.)
Director: Takashi Shimizu
“ Sh--. Look at the cover. This movie is no joke. That noise it makes. That ceilling sh--. The long hallways. Won't be watching this one again anytime soon. ” - luvtzone
 
88.
Christine (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A nerdish boy buys a strange car with an evil mind of its own and his nature starts to change to reflect it. (110 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ "You keep on knocking but you can't come in" OMG. This is an all-time favorite for me. Does for cars what Psycho did for showers. ” - luvtzone
 
89.
Duel (1971 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A business commuter is pursued and terrorized by the malevolent driver of a massive tractor-trailer. (90 mins.)
“ Steven Spielberg's first feature film. Definitely makes one "think" about taking a long drive on a remote and lonely highway. Not! ” - luvtzone
 
90.
The Car (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A mysterious black, sleek automobile terrorizes everyone it comes into contact with in a small town in Utah. The local sheriff may be the only person who can stop this menace which has been possessed by pure evil. (96 mins.)
“ Remember this one vaguely as I was little when it came out. Along the lines of Duel. What you can't see can kill you. ” - luvtzone
 
91.
Sleepaway Camp (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Angela Baker, a traumatized and very shy young girl, is sent to summer camp with her cousin. Shortly after her arrival, anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions gets their comeuppance. (84 mins.)
Director: Robert Hiltzik
“ Cheesy flick but had one of the most talked about final scenes in movie history. Whoa! ” - luvtzone
 
92.
The Wicker Man (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A police sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl whom the townsfolk claim never existed. Stranger still are the rites that take place there. (88 mins.)
Director: Robin Hardy
“ A true horror gem from the 70's . Ending scene is very intense. ” - luvtzone
 
93.
Paranormal Activity (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence. (86 mins.)
Director: Oren Peli
“ This movie is scary as hell. Straight up. Will never watch it again. Hoax or not. ” - luvtzone
 
94.
Flowers in the Attic (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Children are hidden away in the attic by their conspiring mother and grandmother. (93 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Bloom
“ The story is a little out there but things like this do happen. ” - luvtzone
 
95.
The Dark Half (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A writer's fictional alter ego wants to take over his life...at any price. (122 mins.)
“ Stephen King strikes again. ” - luvtzone
 
96.
Ginger Snaps (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Two death-obsessed sisters, outcasts in their suburban neighborhood, must deal with the tragic consequences when one of them is bitten by a deadly werewolf. (108 mins.)
Director: John Fawcett
“ Truly scary & gory with incredible special effects. ” - luvtzone
 
97.
Sisters (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A journalist witnesses a brutal murder in a neighboring apartment, but the police do not believe that the crime took place. With the help of a private detective, she seeks out the truth. (93 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ Hard to describe but very intense movie. ” - luvtzone
 
98.
Dead End (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Christmas Eve. On his way to his in-laws with his family, Frank Harrington decides to try a shortcut, for the first time in 20 years. It turns out to be the biggest mistake of his life. (85 mins.)
“ Saw this one nght on Chiller channel. Very surreal atmosphere yet some moments were funny. Good mix of humor and horror. ” - luvtzone
 
99.
The Omen (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son? (111 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ No list of scary moves is complete without this 70's classic. That music. Oh man. ” - luvtzone
 
100.
Orphan (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9 year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be. (123 mins.)
“ This chile or whatever she was made Damien and Rhoda and those children in the cornfield seem like angels. Geez! ” - luvtzone