MY TOP 10 SCARIEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME

THese are films that scared me as a kid and some to this day.
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1.
Jaws (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and a grizzled fisherman set out to stop it. (124 mins.)
“ What can I say this this is the film that made me fear drinking a simple glass of water. One of the oldest predators on earth still causing fear to men still to this day. The Great White Shark. Eat, swim, screw. From begining to end this film sent a shiver down my spine. At a young age I had nightmares that my bed was in the ocean and Jaws was surounding the bed trying to eat me. Not to mention John William's score in this film. Jaws you scared many back then and you still go more to scare in the future. ” - jfilomioartist
 
2.
White Zombie (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A young man turns to a witch doctor to lure the woman he loves away from her fiancé, but instead turns her into a zombie slave. (69 mins.)
Director: Victor Halperin
“ Believe it or not the first time I saw this movie was on an episode of the Muppet Babies. On the show they had stock footage from shows and films. This movie was in one episode and the character of Bela was the bad guyin this episode as well. While the show was funny, something about Bela's stare frightened me. So devilish. In my opinion he tops his performance of Dracula in this role. Watching the full film again a few weeks ago with my friend Matt, It still holds up. the zombies are great to watch and the idea around the Haitian idea of zombies is refreshing from today flesh eaters. It is well written and Bela is the man as always. ” - jfilomioartist
 
3.
Nosferatu (1922)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. (94 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
“ Now Blea and Gary maybe be great Draculas and all but This is the ultimate Dracula movie. Well Sort of. I won't go into great detail of the production during the making of this movie but the visuals are what make this film frightning. The images of the castle, the shot of the fly traps and hyena as a werewolf, and of course Max Shrek who played the Count himself. Now this is an actor. It's all in the look and the movement. This is a vampire not like that Christmas glitter jerk we have this day and age. SIDE NOTE: Count Orloc also makes an apperaince on Are you Afraid of the Dark. ” - jfilomioartist
 
4.
Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Tommy Jarvis goes to the graveyard to get rid of Jason Voorhees' body once and for all, but inadvertently brings him back to life instead. The newly revived killer once again seeks revenge, and Tommy may be the only one who can defeat him. (86 mins.)
Director: Tom McLoughlin
“ This is the first time I ever saw Jason. I was 6. Late night around 12. I was roaming the house and the folks had HBO on. It was the near end of the movie and it was were Jason pops out of the water. That scene to this days still scares the living hell out of me. But ever since then, Jason has been my favorite slasher. ” - jfilomioartist
 
5.
Dracula (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The vampire comes to England to seduce a visitor's fiancée and inflict havoc in the foreign land. (128 mins.)
“ I was belive nine or ten and I was at my cousin's garage sale. My cousin was a teen at the time. I sneak into his room and he had nude girl posters on his wall BUT there was another poster. This one had a vampire woman with blood dripping down her mouth. This was a poster to 1992's Dracula. I watch it a year later and every moment was freaky as hell. The creatures, the vampires, the score, every moment was insane. You may say to yourself where can you find an actor to top Bela or Lee's role of Dracula. Oh they found an actor alright. This is the first film I saw Gary Oldman in a film and my GOD he kicked as. Like Ed Wood to Bela, for me Oldman is my favorite actor of all time. He scares the pants off of me in Dracula but ever since then I have never missed a film with him in it. ” - jfilomioartist
 
6.
Captain Sindbad (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
(85 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
“ Now this is not a horror film but there are a few scary things in this film. The villian for one thing. the laugh he does is just haunting.
Personaly I think the character is very underrated. Watch the film I'm not going to give to much away but there is one scene where he does something that you will find familiar from another great horror film. Also what scared me in this film was not only the giant spiked hand but also the crocodile attack scene. Scary just scary. If you find this film I say watch it. This is truly a classic film. ” - jfilomioartist
 
7.
House on Haunted Hill (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A millionaire offers ten thousand dollars to five people who agree to be locked in a large, spooky, rented house overnight with him and his wife. (75 mins.)
Director: William Castle
“ What can you say about vincent Price? Great actor, like Bela everything he is in is great. Personaly I LOVED him in 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo. But this is the first film I ever saw him in. Once again not giving to much away but it's great what he does to his wife in this film. It mixes horror and humor really well. Oh also the old folks in the film you just don't want to look at. GREAT HORROR FILM! ” - jfilomioartist
 
8.
The Shining (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and 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
“ Oh Jack. What moment in this film should I talk about. There are so many freaky moments. Personally the scariest scene in this film to me is not the blood elevator or the twins or the Tony scenes. It is the scen were the two ghosts are in the hotel room and...ok not going to give it away but that WAS DISTURBING. What I think made this film frightning is that the scenes that are scary happen so fast. They quickly cut before you really get an idea of what you saw. ” - jfilomioartist
 
9.
Alligator (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A baby alligator is flushed down a Chicago toilet and survives by eating discarded laboratory rats injected with growth hormones. The small reptile grows gigantic, escapes the city sewers, and goes on a rampage. (91 mins.)
Director: Lewis Teague
“ The scene where the kid gets eaten is freaky. seeing this as a kid was a shock. Here I am a little boy watching another little boy get eaten alive. There are three things that scary me:
1. Bats 2. Clowns 3. Creatures that live in the water.
Now with number 3 it does not terrify that much but the idea of being in an element where you are not adapt to it as most other animals such as sharks, eels, or in this case alligators it scary. the animal is the one that has the upper hand. Not you. That is what makes films like this, The Beast, Creature from the black Lagoon, so forth so scary. ” - jfilomioartist
 
10.
Esta Noite Encarnarei no Teu Cadáver (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Coffin Joe is still looking for the perfect woman to give birth to a son of his, and, cleared of the... (108 mins.)
“ This film is one that I saw pretty recent. What scared me most was the Hell scene. It was like looking at a Bosch painting come to life. ” - jfilomioartist