Psycho
11% (2 votes)
Silence of the Lambs
16% (3 votes)
The Exorcist
21% (4 votes)
Alien
0% (0 votes)
The Shining
21% (4 votes)
Nightmare on Elm Street
5% (1 vote)
Night of the Living Dead
26% (5 votes)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
0% (0 votes)
Halloween
0% (0 votes)
Carrie
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 19

Disagree with my list?

Fine...Make your own. Post it in the comments here.

But tell us about your top pick. Relive the scariest scene for us.

But I still remember seeing "Night of the Living Dead" by accident at the drive in. Oh my god!!! Ruined a perfectly good romantic evening.

Killer Ending!

(really)

Night of the Living Dead for me

I saw it in the summer of 1971 in Greenwich Village at a midnight show. The repeated "He's coming to get you!" taunt was particularly creepy. Afterward, when I was walking home in the dark with my friend, an arm reached over my shoulder from behind. I about jumped out of my skin. It was just a tall drunk looking for a light, but a long time went by before that movie left my mind.

-- OneTahiti

Pretty good list, your top

Pretty good list, your top 1,2 and 4 are my top 3. Even got the order right. I was 10 or 12 and saw Psycho for the first time in the drive in. When she came out of the room and the detective fell down the stairs it scared the bejabbers out of me. I wanted to hide behind the seat but wanted to watch the movie too. It may have warped my psyche forever.
One other that wasn't bad was the remake (unusual for a remake to be better, I know)of Invasion of the Body Snatchers w/Donald Sutherland. The ending is great in both versions.

Body Snatchers

I loved both versions, being a Donald Southerland fan from way back in his B movie days, even before Mash, but I preferred the original.

Freaked me out!

I thought about adding Snatchers or not putting Alien on there, since technically it's Sci-Fi. That kept me from adding "Forbidden Planet" too, which scared the crap out of me when I was five years old at the drive in in Camden, South Carolina.

It's a tie between Silence

It's a tie between Silence of the Lambs and Alien for me, with Living Dead running a close second.

I went with Silence of the Lambs, because it was believable and Hannibal Lecter could be any guy you meet on the street on any given day and never even know it.

Creepiest scene (Buffalo Bill): "It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again..."

Along those lines, Seven is a pretty great horror/crime flick, but not exactly in the same genre.

I guess I have to see Seven

I guess I have to see Seven at some point. It shows up on several lists.

Actually, since I thought about starting this thread, I haven't slept much. I keep thinking about the Krell, Seed pods, and Sigourney Weaver in her underwear.

I must say...

Sigourney Weaver in her underwear has consistently brought my heartrate up...

RB

A newer fright

I have to say that I voted for Night of the Living Dead... zombies freak me out.

But I think the scarest movie I have seen has to be "28 days later" and the sequel. Also all of the Resident Evil flicks are pretty dang scarey as well.

I am looking forward to "I am Legend". I read the novel it is based off of - the classic 1954 horror novel, "I Am Legend" by Richard Matheson - which many think was the inspiration for Living Dead.

Redrum

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Well, for shock value...

my money is on "The Exorcist"...

For when it came out, and the subject matter, it caused several dumps of adrenaline into the old bloodstream. Sure, you can always sit there and laugh about the split-pea soup, but, RIGHT before you started your manly laugh about the soup, there WAS a jump in heart rate.

With slasher movies, you always, always, always know what you're gonna get. With "The Exorcist" you weren't quite sure what "in hell" was coming.

RB

Scariest moment

The most terrifying moment in The Shining... the absolute, most heart-stopping second ... is when Wendy goes through the 100s of pages of manuscript her husband has been working on nearly nonstop and finds only this --singlespaced, no punctuation -- "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy"

List pick: Silence of the

List pick: Silence of the Lambs

Some favorites from the past:

The Illustrated Man, the movie.

Rosemary's Baby.

Saw both of these when they first came out. Was maybe a little too young/naive (ah the good ole days). Very scary.

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