Monday, October 31, 2011

Scariest Movies of all time...

Happy Halloween!

I know everyone does a scariest movies of all time list this time of year, but I thought I would include some of mine.

  • The Shining - Jack Nicholson's face shoved through the bathroom door was pretty scary.  Shelley Duvall's face.... even scarier.
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street - The series got dumb fast, but the scene where Freddy was dragging the knives down the alley walls was super creepy.
  • The Thing (1982) - The dread of not knowing who's the monster was like someone pressing on my chest. Nice doggy!  
  • Alien - "Hey what's for dinner?"  Nuff said... Aliens was a great movie too, but not as scary.
  • Poltergeist - "They're hereeee!"
  • The Blair Witch Project - I watched it in an almost empty theater with no one sitting near me.  The final scene creeped me out like no movie had in a long time.
  • Halloween - Best use of a musical score in a horror movie ever.  John Carpenter makes my list twice. He wrote the score.
  • Rosemary's Baby - One of the best final scenes ever.
  • Event Horizon - This one doesn't make nearly as many lists as the others, but I thought it was the scariest for me.  I dare any of you to watch this one alone in the dark.  Think Alien without any aliens.

Now devoted readers, I am sure you are all screaming about what's missing from the list. (I'm not talking about Psycho, which while good didn't scare me like the others on the list.)  I'm sure you all are thinking or yelling, "Where is 'The Exorcist'?"  The answer is simple.  I've never been able to watch it.  I've tried once or twice, but could never make it more than 15 or 20 minutes.  I guess that probably makes it the scariest movie of all time for me, but I can't really say for sure.  I've never made it half-way through.

Have a fun, safe, and happy Halloween!


  1. Sequels are *never* as creepy as originals. The first Nightmare flick scared the bejeebers out of me. But for all time scared-out-of-my-mindness, nothing tops Silence of the Lambs. Totally the scariest thing I have ever seen. :::shudder:::

  2. I loved Silence of the Lambs which had its scary moments, but it didn't scare me like the others on my list. I really didn't want to see the room Hopkin's cage was in "afterwards" though.

  3. Wife of Crew would like to nominate Just Before Dawn.

  4. Ahhhhh, The Hitcher. Some of the best acting in horror movie history by both Rutger Hauer and C. Thomas Howell. Watching C. Thomas Howell mentally disintegrate was amazing. I haven't seen the remake, but heard it wasn't very good.

    @Wife of Crew. Haven't seen "Just Before Dawn". Will have to check it out.

  5. It's a Deliverance kind of movie!! Hills have Eyes-meets Texas CHainsaw Massacre!! And I watched it by myself on a dead night at the Emergency clinic!!!

  6. @Wife of Crew The dead of night by yourself is the best way to watch scary movies. I watched Paranormal Activity 2 last night while handing out candy. It was as intense as the first one. I'm looking forward to watching the third one.