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The Scariest Movies Of All Time

Updated September 6, 2021 477.4k votes 27.7k voters 757.7k views533 items

List RulesVote up the most terrifying films you've ever seen.

These are the all-time scariest movies ever made. Many of these movies have become part of the pop culture lexicon due to their popularity. This list features movies fare more than the top 5 or top 10 scariest movies of all time, they come from all over the horror spectrum. The definition of "scary" isn't restricted or limited to a specific type of horror movie, for example, The Exorcist, a supernatural horror movie would be on here similarly to serial killer movies like Halloween, The Amityville Horror, and Saw. The same goes for psychological thrillers like Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, which is one of the scariest movies of all time. There are also horror movies from all over the world on this list like 28 Days Later.

Some of these films are considered the best of all time, while others feature some of the greatest actors and best directors of all time.

Vote for the best horror movies you think deserve the highest ranking, vote down any you don't like and be sure to rerank this list any way you like - your reranks will affect the final tally. Be sure to check back to see what horror movie was voted the scariest movie of 

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List Rules: Vote up the most terrifying films you've ever seen.