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Scariest Movies Ever Made

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1.The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs is jam-packedwith terror, suspense, twists and a surplusof memorable quotes. In the movie, a U.S. FBI novice Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster)seeks insight from incarcerated cannibalistic serial killer Dr. Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) in an effort to catch another serial killer, nicknamed 'Buffalo Bill.' The ways Lecter and 'Buffalo Bill' carry out their respective murders is inhumane, which is perfect for a horror film.Hopkins's psychotic portrayal of Dr. Lecter even earned him a 'Best Actor' win at the Oscars in 1991.Jodie Foster knew to leave well enough alone and didn't sign on for the sequel Hannibal, which was a complete flop.




2.Psycho -1960

Psycho is probably a how-to video for a lot of prisoners currently in jail. The film's bloody shower scene (starring Janet Leigh as the victim) is one of the most memorable moments in movie history. Psycho follows the race to discover how and why Marion Crane (Leigh) and a detective named Arbogast disappeared at The Bates Hotel. Crane's family becomes suspicious andtravelsto the hotel where they encounter the owner, Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins). After finding a series of clues, it's revealed that Norman and his split personality is the killer.



3.Alien - 1979

Alien follows the story of seven crew members aboard a commercial spaceship, who run into trouble on their way back to earth. The crew spends most of the movie scrambling to find an unknown transmission. During their search crew member Kane (William Hurt) is attacked by an alien that attaches itself to his face. In one of the most disgusting scenes in movie history; during dinner, Kane chokes on his food. He begins spitting up blood and convulsing until an alien bursts from his chest, killing him. The alienruns ramped; killing all the crew members except for Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) and a cat. Ripley goes to battle with the fully grown alien, and of she course wins and heads back to earth. The producers kept Weaver alive only to kill her in Aliens 3 and then bring her back to life in Alien Resurrection.





4.The Shining - 1980

The Shining is a gripping story of how one man can be pushed to his limits and goes crazy. Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) thought he could find solitude and inspiration for his writing at the Overlook Hotel. But what he got was cabin fever and an itch to kill his family. His wife Wendy and son Danny race to escape from his evil clutches before his fire axe makes them go bye-bye. Thanks to Mother Nature and the frigid temperatures, Torrance freezes to death, while mother and son get away.



5.The Birds - 1963

Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds is an obscure tale of a town that is suddenly swamped by violent bird attacks. The birds begin acting strange after a woman named Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) appears in town. After attacking several children and causing mayhem in the town, thousands of birds positioned themselves at the house where Daniels was staying. She is viciously attacked and ends up leaving the house and the town for good. Daniels' association to the birds' evil behavior is never explained in the movie. Instead of watching all those people to die, Daniels should have just thrown herself to the birds.





6.Poltergeist - 1982

Poltergeist is a chilling film thatfocuses on The Freelings whose home in California is overun by ghosts. The family spends most of the film trying to rescue the youngest daugher Carol Anne, who has been kidnapped by the ghosts. Even more haunting than the film, is the curse that follows the franchise. Four cast members died in the six years between the releases of the first and third Poltergeist films. None of the deaths occurred in the house, but some find it strange that so many castmembers' deaths occurred within such a short time span. Real skeletons were used as props on the movie set, but they were not harmed.



7.Jaws - 1975

Jaws is the perfect horror flick because it's an everyday fear magnified on the big screen. The concept of Jaws is pretty simple; a killer shark murdering innocent people. There were various setbacks with the film's mechanical shark malfunctioning, which led director Steven Spielberg to only create the presence of a shark in the first film. Composer John Williams' helped bring this idea to fruition by creating a daunting melody that would play whenever a shark was approaching.




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8.The Exorcist - 1973

If you ever see a girl climbing on the ceiling and vomiting up pea soup, it's time to call The Exorcist. Self-sacrifice, faith, terror, possession and love are some of the topics addressed in this film. The movie's taunting music coupled with Linda Blair's drastic demon transformation makes this film terrifying. An exorcist is called when a young girl named Reagan (Blair) shows signs of being possessed by a demon named Pazuzu. This chilling film ends when a young priest sacrifices his body and life so Reagan can live. The frightening thing about this film is that it's based on a 1949 case of demonic possession and exorcism.



9.The Sixth Sense - 1999

The Sixth Sense is hailed as having one of the best movie twists ever. This thriller follows a psychologist named Dr. Malcolm Crowe. After being shot by a former patient, Crowe (Bruce Willis) decides to help a young boy named Cole (Haley Joel Osment) who "sees dead people." Crowe assists Cole, as he uses his gift to help ghosts finish their work on earth. The epic part of the movie is when Crowe discovers that he never really survived being shot and is in fact dead; which is a coincidence because Osment's career is now in fact dead.



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10.Halloween -1978

Jamie Lee Curtis became a household name after this film hit theaters. Halloween tells the story of Michael Myers who was committed as a child for the murdering his older sister. He escapes from the hospital several years later, and decides to continue killing people for the heck of it. Myers has no regard for human life, which is what makes this film scary. He's been shot more times that 50 Cent, but he keeps coming back for more. Halloween has spawned seven sequels, as well as a failure remake and sequel by director Rob Zombie.



11.Rosemary's Baby -1968

Some might call Rosemary's Baby a horror spin on the 'Birth of Christ.' After a couple moves into an oddapartment building, they grow distant towards one another due to the husband's fascination with his neighbors. Rosemary begins having bad dreams; one of which includes her having 'relations' with a demon-like creature. Soon after, she discovers she is mysteriously with child. People in the building begin drying and her neighbors begin obsessing over Rosemary's baby.Though she had her fears and doubts about having a half-demon child, in the end viewers see that a mother's love transcends all. Rosemary's son probably grew up to be Dr. Kevorkian.




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12.Night of the Living dead -1968

Sometimes people go bump in the night. Night of the Living dead thrills you from beginning to end. After being attacked by the undead, the residents of Pittsburg discover that a satellite returning from Venus somehow resuscitated the brain of the dead. The movie brings to life a fear that many have; a zombie apocalypse. Though there isn't a bunch of special effects in this film, it leaves you with that creepy feeling to continuously look over your shoulder. This movie was remade and released in 1990, but it wasn't good so nobody cared to go see it.



13.The Omen - 1976

The Omen is the perfect example of how karma can come back to bite you. The film begins by showcasing a loving couple (The Thorns) who desperately want to have a family. After their child is stillborn, the husband decides to steal a child (Damien) who turns out to be the antichrist. Mysterious things begin to occur and the only one in the 'family' who is left standing in the end is the antichrist. Damien's creepy facial expression and his diabolical ways make this movie one of the top horror movies of all time.



14.Carrie - 1976

Carrie tells the story of a shy girl, who has been sheltered due to her mother's overbearing views on life. Carrie White (played by Sissy Spacek) soon discovers she has telekinetic powers and that's where things get interesting. After having pig blood poured on her at the senior prom, White snaps and uses her powers to kill all of her classmates except one. She eventually goes home and kills her overbearing mother in a startling 'Jesus on the cross' scene. This film goes to show that even the quietest person has an evil streak. A remake of the film is set to hit theaters October 2013.



15.The Ring - 2002

Blockbuster rental sales probably plummeted after the release of this film. The Ring follows an urban legend that revolves around a video tape. After watching the tape, the viewer receives a phone call telling them they will die in seven days. The movie's whole concept is enough to send shivers down your spine. The killer isn't an axe murderer, instead it's a pale and creepy-looking girl who crawls out the television and kills her victims. The Ring 2, which should have never been made, was released in 2005.



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