Graveyard Shift We Asked, You Answered: Which Scary Movie Do You Find Comforting?  

Jacob Bryant
567 votes 41 voters 42 items

List Rules Vote up the scary movies you find comforting.

Scary movies are intended to make you jump out of your skin with fear, yet people still like to return to them time and time again for a good scare – especially during the Halloween season. But even the goriest, most terrifying films can bring with them a dose of nostalgia that is bound to make the right person feel comforted.

We asked our audience which scary movies they find comforting. Be sure to vote up the films that give you warm and fuzzy feelings between scares, and vote down the films that don't have a single ounce of comfort to offer.

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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Scary Movie Do You Find Comforting?
Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence
Halloween is a 1978 American independent slasher horror film directed and scored by John Carpenter, co-written with producer Debra Hill, and starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her ...more
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A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Scary Movie Do You Find Comforting?
Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp
A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 American supernatural slasher horror film written and directed by Wes Craven, and the first film of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. The film stars ...more
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The Cabin in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Scary Movie Do You Find Comforting?
Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver, Amy Acker
The Cabin in the Woods is a 2012 American horror comedy film directed by Drew Goddard in his directorial debut, produced by Joss Whedon, and written by Whedon and Goddard. The film stars Kristen ...more
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Poltergeist is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Scary Movie Do You Find Comforting?
Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke
Poltergeist is a 1982 American supernatural thriller film, directed by Tobe Hooper and co-written and produced by Steven Spielberg. It is the first and most successful entry in the Poltergeist ...more
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The Shining is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Scary Movie Do You Find Comforting?
Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers
The Shining is a 1980 British-American psychological horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, co-written with novelist Diane Johnson, and starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, ...more
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The Silence of the Lambs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Scary Movie Do You Find Comforting?
Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak
The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American thriller film that blends elements of the crime and horror genres. Directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and Scott ...more
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Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Scary Movie Do You Find Comforting?
Sean Bean, Radha Mitchell, Laurie Holden
Silent Hill is a 2006 psychological horror film directed by Christophe Gans and written by Roger Avary, Christophe Gans and Nicolas Boukhrief. The film is an adaptation of Konami's survival ...more
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Carrie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Scary Movie Do You Find Comforting?
John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie
Carrie is a 1976 American supernatural horror film based on Stephen King's first major 1974 novel of the same name. The film was directed by Brian De Palma and written by Lawrence D. Cohen. The ...more
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Hellraiser is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Scary Movie Do You Find Comforting?
Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson, Ashley Laurence
Hellraiser is a 1987 British horror film written and directed by Clive Barker, based upon his own novella The Hellbound Heart. The film spawned a series of sequels.
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Wrong Turn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Scary Movie Do You Find Comforting?
Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kevin Zegers
Wrong Turn is a 2003 American horror film directed by Rob Schmidt and written by Alan B. McElroy. The film was shot in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and starred Desmond Harrington, Eliza Dushku, ...more
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Children of the Corn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Scary Movie Do You Find Comforting?
Linda Hamilton, Peter Horton, R. G. Armstrong
Children of the Corn is a 1984 supernatural horror film based upon the 1977 short story of the same name by Stephen King. Directed by Fritz Kiersch, the film stars Peter Horton and Linda ...more
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11 5
Jeepers Creepers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Scary Movie Do You Find Comforting?
Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Victor Salva
Jeepers Creepers is a 2001 American horror film written and directed by Victor Salva. The film takes its name from the 1938 song "Jeepers Creepers", which is featured in the film.
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The Ring is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Scary Movie Do You Find Comforting?
Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox
The Ring is a 2002 American psychological horror film directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Naomi Watts. It is a remake of the 1998 Japanese horror film Ring, which was based on the novel Ring ...more
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Night of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Scary Movie Do You Find Comforting?
George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman
Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American independent zombie horror film directed by George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea and Karl Hardman. It premiered on October 1, 1968, and ...more
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The Devil's Rejects is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Scary Movie Do You Find Comforting?
Diamond Dallas Page, Danny Trejo, Ginger Lynn
The Devil's Rejects is a 2005 American horror film written and directed by Rob Zombie, and the sequel to his 2003 film House of 1000 Corpses. The film is centered on the run of three members of ...more
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Pet Sematary is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Scary Movie Do You Find Comforting?
Stephen King, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby
Pet Sematary is a 1989 American horror film adaptation of Stephen King's novel of the same name. Directed by Mary Lambert and written by King. Andrew Hubatsek was cast for Zelda's role. Author ...more
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Dawn of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Scary Movie Do You Find Comforting?
Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico
This film is a 1978 Italian-American horror drama film written and directed by George A. Romero. It was the second film made in Romero's series, but contains no characters or settings from them, ...more
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Saw is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Scary Movie Do You Find Comforting?
Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith
Saw is a 2004 horror film written by Leigh Whannell and directed by James Wan, in Wan's directorial debut. In the film, Adam (Whannell) and Lawrence (Cary Elwes) awaken chained in a large ...more
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The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Scary Movie Do You Find Comforting?
Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair
The Exorcist is a 1973 American supernatural horror film directed by William Friedkin, adapted by William Peter Blatty from his 1971 novel of the same name. The book, inspired by the 1949 ...more
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Misery is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Scary Movie Do You Find Comforting?
Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates, James Caan
Misery is a 1990 American psychological thriller film based on Stephen King's 1987 novel of the same name and starring James Caan, Kathy Bates, Lauren Bacall, Richard Farnsworth, and Frances ...more
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Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Scary Movie Do You Find Comforting?
Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins
Hannibal is a 2001 American thriller film directed by Ridley Scott, adapted from the novel of the same name by Thomas Harris. It is the sequel to the 1991 Academy Award-winning film The Silence ...more
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Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Scary Movie Do You Find Comforting?
Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken
Sleepy Hollow is a 1999 American fantasy horror adventure film directed by Tim Burton. It is a film adaptation loosely inspired by the 1820 short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington ...more
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The Blair Witch Project is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Scary Movie Do You Find Comforting?
Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams
The Blair Witch Project is a 1999 American found footage horror film written, directed and edited by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez. The film was produced by the Haxan Films production ...more
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House of 1000 Corpses is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Scary Movie Do You Find Comforting?
Rob Zombie, Chris Hardwick, Karen Black
House of 1000 Corpses is a 2003 American exploitation horror film written, co-scored and directed by Rob Zombie, and starring Chris Hardwick, Rainn Wilson, Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon ...more
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Oculus is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Scary Movie Do You Find Comforting?
Karen Gillan, Katee Sackhoff, James Lafferty
Oculus is a 2013 American supernatural psychological horror film directed by Mike Flanagan. A young woman (Karen Gillan) is convinced that an antique mirror is responsible for the death and ...more