The article was actually entitled "11 Scariest Horror Movies of All Time" and was written by Scorsese for the American News website The Daily Beast.
The duplicate list at the following link, although slim in content, nevertheless reveals a little more information about the making of the list: http://www.worstpreviews.com/headline.php?id=19557 For instance, the list was intended promote Marty's thriller, Shutter Island.
A scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind. (112 mins.)
Isle of the Dead
On a Greek island during the 1912 war, several people are trapped by quarantine for the plague. If that isn't enough worry... (71 mins.)
A composer and his sister discover that the reason they are able to purchase a beautiful gothic seacoast mansion very cheaply is the house's unsavory past. (99 mins.)
Supposedly based partially on a true story, a woman is tormented and sexually molested by an invisible demon. (125 mins.)
Dead of Night
An architect senses impending doom as his half-remembered recurring dream turns into reality. The guests at the country house encourage him to stay as they take turns telling supernatural tales. (103 mins.)
A man staying at a secluded historical mansion finds himself being haunted by the presence of a spectre. (107 mins.)
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.)
When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. (122 mins.)
Curse of the Demon
American professor John Holden arrives in London for a parapsychology conference, only to find himself investigating the mysterious actions of Devil-worshiper Julian Karswell. (95 mins.)
A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted. (100 mins.)
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.)