What are the best scariest movies ever?

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    #1The Exorcist

    The Exorcist

    The Exorcist is a 1973 horror film directed by William Friedkin. This movie stars Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, and Linda Blair. It follows the story of two priests trying to help a girl possessed by a demonic entity.


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    Nicole Welch
    Written on June 21, 2018
    "My all-time fave is on the top list! LINDA BLAIR is such an amazing actress! This film was so terrifying I had to stay at my grandma's house just to have someone comfort me. This movie is the scariest for me. I even cried lol seriously only the strong ones have watched this film."
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    #2The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is an American horror film directed by Tobe Hooper in 1974, starring Marilyn Burns, Allen Danzinger, and Paul A. Partain. The film revolves around a group of teenagers who fall victim to a family of cannibals.


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    Fernando Valdés
    Written on June 21, 2018
    "At first, I thought this was the Texas Chainsaw Massacre where Alex Daddario was cast but damn! this is nowhere near the other chainsaw massacres film I've ever seen. This made me think twice if I should go alone or have my group of friends stick around the trip with me. "
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    #3The Shining

    The Shining

    The Shining is a 1980 horror film directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on the book with the same title. The story is about a family that goes to a remote hotel during winter where an evil and paranormal presence influences the father into violence.


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    Dorothy Hernandez
    Written on June 21, 2018
    "Stanley Kubrick, my favorite director! Every element of this film is so creepy. This is one of the best horror novel-based movies for me. The lines are so iconic and the twins also really scared the creep out of me btw. I'd totally recommend watching this if you want a good horror movie to watch."
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    #4IT (2017)

    IT (2017)

    IT is an American horror movie based on Stephen King's novel of the same name. The movie was directed by Andy Muschietti. It was released in 2017, and it starred Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, and more.


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    Elizabeth Bishop
    Written on June 21, 2018
    "IT is one of my favorite Stephen King novels. Just when you thought that you had read enough, you should see this movie. This film brought the book to life. CGI wise, it is very scary but the real deal here is the story. The movie also teaches everyone to basically conquer bullies. "
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    This movie from 1978 by John Carpenter is maybe the idiosyncratic film of the genre. Halloween night is an American horror film that tells a story about a mental patient named Mike Myers who stalks and kills people.


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    Grace Collins
    Written on June 21, 2018
    "Okay, so this was the inspiration for the memes and vines that went viral. This really scared me because this movie could really happen in real life. I know there aren't psychos on the loose anymore but crimes happen every day. Be safe guys and watch out for Myers! ;-)"
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    Poltergeist is a horror, suspense movie directed by Tobe Hooper. It was first released on June 4, 1982, by Warner Bros studio and was rated PG. It starred Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, and Zelda Rubinstein.


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    Lisa Kelly
    Written on June 21, 2018
    "This movie is downright scary! I still remember my aunt made me watched this. I still have nightmares whenever I think of it and the fact that the girl who played Caroline in this movie died makes it even more scarier. "
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    #7Nightmare on Elm Street

    Nightmare on Elm Street

    Nightmare on Elm Street is an American supernatural slasher film released in 1984. It was written and directed by Wes Craven. It is also the first film of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. 


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    Frank Cook
    Written on June 21, 2018
    "Slasher horror films were never my type but Nightmare on Elm Street is one scary movie. It's just the type of movie that haunts you in your dreams. There's a lot of blood around and a lot of chasing scenes which really makes the audiences' heartbeat crazy."
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    #8The Silence of the Lambs

    The Silence of the Lambs

    The Silence of the Lambs is a crime, drama, and thriller movie directed by Jonathan Demme and launched on February 14, 1991. Starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, the plot follows the story of a psychopath Buffalo Bill.


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    Rosa María Leal
    Written on June 21, 2018
    "I love this film! I only got scared 'cause the psycho in this movie was just so scary and weird and freakin' retarded. I never want to ever encounter people like him. It just gives me the creeps. Also, I watched this because Anthony Hopkins is such a brilliant actor and the perfect HANNIBAL LECTER. <3"
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    Jaws is a thriller film released in 1975 directed by Steven Spielberg, which is based on the 1974 novel of the same name written by Peter Benchley. This centers on man-eating great white shark which attacks beachgoers on Amity Island.


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    Roy Welch
    Written on June 21, 2018
    "Jaws is really scary for me. This movie made me hate the waters. Not simple plain water but the ocean and the sea. Thinking of a great white shark swimming in the pool has also become one of my irrational childhood fears ever since I watched this film. "


Best What are the best scariest movies ever
1The ExorcistMovies 14 Free
2The Texas Chain Saw MassacreMovies 12 Paid
3The ShiningMovies 11 Paid
4IT (2017)Movies 10 Paid
5HalloweenMovies 9 Paid
6PoltergeistMovies 7 Paid
7Nightmare on Elm StreetMovies 4 Paid
8The Silence of the LambsMovies 2 Paid
9JawsMovies 1 Paid

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