Top 10 Scary Movies
What movie scared you so badly you ended up with the lights on every night for a week after? Was it an old slasher pic? Or a creepy religious thriller? As we approach the spooky time of year we want to know your opinion on the scariest movies ever made. Think of the ones that freaked you out, made you jump, and left you sleepless, and rank your top ten for us.
- A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)Freddy Krueger, a badly burned boogeyman with razors on his glove, haunts and kills teens in their dreams.
- John Carpenter's Halloween (1978)John Carpenter's chiller about an escaped maniac who returns to his Illinois hometown to continue his bloody rampage.
- Saw (2004)A serial murderer will slaughter a captive doctor's (Cary Elwes) wife and daughter unless the man kills a fellow prisoner.
- 28 Days Later (2002)Survivors (Cillian Murphy, Noah Huntley, Naomie Harris) try to stay a step ahead of vicious, virus-infected humans that have overrun London.
- The Strangers (2008)Three masked assailants terrorize a young couple (Liv Tyler, Scott Speedman) in a remote suburban home.
- Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)Teenage Tommy (Thom Mathews) meets masked-killer Jason, brought back by a lightning bolt at the lake.
- Dawn of the Dead (2004)A nurse (Sarah Polley), a policeman (Ving Rhames) and other residents of Milwaukee fight flesh-eating zombies while trapped in a mall.
- Fright Night (1985)The host (Roddy McDowall) of a late-night TV horror show believes a teen's (William Ragsdale) next-door neighbor (Chris Sarandon) is a vampire.
- Scream (1996)
- Scream 4 (2011)
- Honorable Mention
- The Shining (1980)
- Paranormal Activity (2007)
- Night of the Living Dead (1968)People (Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman) hide in a house from carnivorous walking corpses revived by radiation fallout.
- Scream 2 (1997)
- The Ring (2002)
- Scream 3 (2000)
- Insidious (2010)
- Resident Evil (2002)Commandos infiltrate a research facility after a deadly virus turns the entire staff into ravenous zombies.
- American Psycho (2000)
- A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
- The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
- Sinister (2012)
- Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1995)Psycho Leatherface (Robert Jacks) and his gruesome clan terrorize a high-schooler (Renée Zellweger) who loses her way the night of her prom.
- A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
- Stephen King's It (1990)
- Drag Me to Hell (2009)After actions trigger the loss of an old woman's home, an ambitious loan officer (Alison Lohman) finds herself the victim of a powerful curse that will **** her soul for eternity.
- Friday the 13th (1980)