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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 06:52 PM
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scariest movies of all time?
According to io9 (with links to their top fifty), it's














































































































































Alien (1979)


Frankly, I was hoping for a more creative or imaginative choice for the #1 spot. Like even a Phantasm (1979) which they have at #8. And The Omen (1976) at #24? :shrug: I think it deserves to be higher. And where's Psycho? WTF makes these lists? :banghead:
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 06:59 PM
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1. "Last House on the Left" (the original)
Mostly because it is closely based on a real story.

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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 07:08 PM
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2. Classic
but didn't make the top fifty...

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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 10:05 PM
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3. I remember LHOTL rated "V for violence".
My parents wouldn't let me go watch it.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 10:10 PM
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4. Candyman
Edited on Mon Oct-31-11 10:10 PM by bigwillq
is # 1 for me. Scared the crap out of me.
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 10:41 PM
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5. The Messiah of Evil was pretty disturbing.
I like the lovecraftian horror of it.
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 10:52 PM
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6. Haven't seen it
I Will look for it.

It is considered by many horror critics to be one of the earliest "Nightmare" films, meaning that it portrays many dream-like, psychedelic scenes in an eerie, unsettling atmosphere. (wiki)
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 10:57 PM
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7. The Haunting (1963)
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 11:32 PM
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10. Absolutely!
Most of the scares in that movie are left up to your imagination. I feel sorry for those today that expect "their" imagination to be spoon-fed to them by someone with one.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 11:15 PM
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8. Prince of Darkness.
It was kind of cheesy but it scared the crap out of me.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 11:20 PM
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9. The Exorcist and An American Crime.
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 11:40 PM
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11. Other than "The Haunting" (1963 version),
my vote would also include "Jacob's Ladder".


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av8rdave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 11:49 PM
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12. I love that film
I'll never forget the first time I saw it. I was on an airline trip, New York City layover. I got to the room early afternoon. I flipped on the TV, looking for CNN so I could catch up on the news while I changed to go out for lunch.

As I flipped through the channels, I ran across HBO, and Jacob's Ladder was just starting.

Next thing I knew, the ending credits were rolling, and I was still sitting on the edge of the bed in my uniform, mouth agape. I think I even still had my hat on!

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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 11:52 PM
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13. I knew it was compelling, but...
Thanks for the laugh about still having your hat on at the end! :rofl: :hi:
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azul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 12:24 AM
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14. The Last Wave. Wowed me.
And The Crawling Eye was creepy enough to make this list too.

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wysimdnwyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 08:49 AM
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15. Any list without The Changeling is flawed
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080516 /

The best little-known horror film of all time.
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 08:52 AM
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16. The Blair Witch Project. nt
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Barbed Wire Donating Member (5 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 09:22 AM
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17. Bedtime for Bonzo
The scariest movie of all time was Bedtime for Bonzo. Enough said.
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