The 31 Scariest Movies of All Time – The Definitive ListAcadia Einstein

Rather than leave this up to the vagaries of my own taste, I’ve decided to make a list of the 31 Scariest Films of All Time using science.  Sure, it’s science based on other Scariest Movies of All Time lists but whatever.  I have a lab coat.  And here’s how I did it.

  • Take the lists of well known and lesser known Internet morons who rated the top 50 Best Horror Movies of All Time.
  • Assign an elaborate and incredibly fair point system based on the ratings of the movies.
  • Out of the 160 something in all the lists I got it down to 32 (there was a tie for #31)

So without further ado….

#31 (tie) American Werewolf in London and the Sixth Sense

#30 Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

#29 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

#28 Saw

#27 Suspiria

#26 Bride of Frankenstein

#25 Nosferatu

#24 The Omen

#23 The Blair Witch Project

#22 Rec

#21 Frankenstein

#20 Ju-On

#19 Nightmare on Elm Street

#18 Silence of the Lambs

#17 Hellraiser

#16 28 Days Later

#15 Audition

#14 Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn

#13 The Haunting

#12 Jaws

#11 Psycho

#10 Dawn of the Dead

#09 The Ring

#08 Alien

#07 Texas Chainsaw Massacre

#06 Night of the Living Dead

#05 The Thing

#04 Rosemary’s Baby

#03 Halloween

#02 The Exorcist

#01 The Shining

28 Comments

  1. RE/MAX Ohio Realtor
    October 5, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Not sure why the list isn’t complete, maybe I missed something… but the scariest movie of all time is Psycho -- the original. I won’t even let my kids watch it for fear of them never showering again.

    • Acadia
      October 5, 2010 at 10:30 pm

      Im putting up one a day from now until Halloween! It is a suspense-inducing countdown!

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