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Halloween is nigh: What's the scariest movie?

By Katie Rogers
When it comes to scary movies, 'The Exorcist' has you freaked. (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Entertainment)

As movie genres go, there's nothing like a good horror flick to leave a permanent mark. A slasher's success could be gauged by what we won't do after watching it.

For instance, the da-dum-da-dum of the "Jaws'" musical score causes thousands of us to think twice about dipping our toes in the ocean even 35 years later. And the flickering, florescent Bates Motel sign still has the power to make us check behind the shower curtain. "Psycho" was half a century ago.

Mike Myers, Leatherface, Carrie -- ladies and gentlemen of the lowest order -- these creeps are the stuff nightmares are made of. And if your comments are any indication, you find them utterly unforgettable.

Celebritology's post about childhood-wrecking Halloween movies drew a healthy number of comments, and they're mostly hilarious. Don't be embarrassed to share your memories, too -- since I'd name "Edward Scissorhands" as my childhood-wrecker, I'm laughing with you, not at you:

Stefs624 had a bad reaction to "Exorcist": "My babysitter made us watch it on tv when I was 6. I slept with a picture of Jesus for a year."
Louise9 hates "Exorcist" for a different reason: "Do you know when the 'Exorcist' really wrecks your childhood? When your name is Regan. And you grew up in the '80s. In the Washington metropolitan area."
Crissyfresh actually freaked out during the comment-leaving process: "Michael Myers. 'Halloween.' That mask. That music. OK, I'm scaring myself even now."

Now it's your turn: Which scary movie is the ULTIMATE scary movie?

If you can't get enough of the ghoulish, check out our gallery of the scariest movies of all time. And for my fellow wimps, here are some photos of pets and babies in costume, dressed mostly as food products.

By Katie Rogers  | October 21, 2010; 11:57 AM ET
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In a ecconomy that keeps the unemployment at around 10% the truth of the matter remain with the kids .....

As long as the employment remains FULL this would make a permanant scar on the public at large....

Posted by: salilghoshal | October 21, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Halloween is not only exciting because of the scary movie marathons, but also the fun TV specials. I saw this pic of Regis and Kelly dressed up as the crew from Jersey Shore, their annual Halloween show is Oct 29.

Check it out

Posted by: charlottenewton43 | October 21, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Nightmare on Elm Street - didn't sleep for a week after watching that one.

Posted by: johnnyd2 | October 21, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Silence of the Lambs has to be one of the scariest, on so many levels.

Posted by: kipper72 | October 21, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

"Don't Look Now" without a doubt. Beautiful, but chilling.

Posted by: faberrc | October 21, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

I love blood and gore. After seeing Friday the 13th in the theatre as a teenager, I thought differently about summer camp and the great outdoors. Jaws has less blood so it doesn't get my vote but the ocean is also scary to me 30 years later.

Posted by: flabbergast | October 21, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

The so-called "horror" movies of today are nothing but slash and gore. The TRUE horror movies, such as "Frankenstein", "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari", the silent version of "Phantom of the Opera" had REAL suspense in them. The garbage of today can't hold a matchstick to them.

Posted by: Alex511 | October 21, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

No question, hands down it's THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER. It has the structure and imagery and sounds -- and effects -- of a nightmare. Disturbing, yet entertaining. And despite the resolution, I still expect to see Robert Mitchum on the ridge of a hill singing, "Leaning......leaning." Best seen in a theater for full effect.

Posted by: jbart39maccom | October 21, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Wait Until Dark had a scene where a robber gabbed a blind women in her apartment, and everyone in the theather jumped out of their seats. I even jumped the second time I saw the movie.

Posted by: cundiff6 | October 21, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

The Exorcist gave me the biggest scare of any movie I ever saw. I was 12. But now that I no longer believe in that silly god or devil, it's really only OK.

So The Shining will have to take its place.

Posted by: bigbrother1 | October 21, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

The original (1979) "When A Stranger Calls" with Charles Durning and Carol Kane. Even having seen that flick many times and know what's coming, it still makes my skin crawl and I still pull the covers over my eyes. The other was a oldie - "I Saw What You Did." Creeped me out. "The Shining" is a classic and anything fellow Mainer Stephen King writes.

Posted by: mooncusser | October 21, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

The Exorcist? Really?

I wonder if the folks who voted for that are the same ones who faint when they see Bela Lugosi's "Dracula".

Posted by: RealTexan1 | October 21, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Modern gore flicks like saw ans hostel are not scary they are just stupid. I much prefer movies that build suspense. The House of the Devil which came out last year was the first movie to scare me in years. It really builds up the creepy factor. Ringu the original Japanese version was also creepy.

Posted by: flonzy1 | October 21, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Salem's slot- that was creepy and that vampire came out only twice in the movie...eeek!

Posted by: DWARFBUG | October 21, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

The scariest film I ever saw was the Obama Inauguration replayed again and again and again, ad nauseum on the news. Coming in a close second was the second plane flying into the WTC on 9/11.

Posted by: Baltimore11 | October 21, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

I voted for the Exorcist, but Silence of the Lambs is definitely 1A.

Posted by: chet_brewer | October 21, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

I vote for "The Haunting" (1963) directed by Robert Wise and Shirley Jackson's novel "The Haunting of Hill House". It stars Julie Harris, Richard Johnson and Claire Bloom.

It has no gore and it's in B&W, but it is by far the most insomnia-inducing film I have ever seen. It is really gripping.

"The Shining" is a close second.

Posted by: jwcross | October 21, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

"Audition" is just so...I mean, the scene where...and then she...

Posted by: paujwill | October 21, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

I don't consider "Alien" or "Jaws" horror movies at all. "Alien" is a science fiction movie; "Jaws" is a blend of drama, action, and adventure.

Slasher movies aren't very scary, to me.

I'd say "The Shining" is the purest, most chilling horror movie I ever saw, followed closely by "Psycho."

Posted by: keeladog | October 21, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

What is wrong with you people -- PSYCHO -- scared an entire generation into not taking a shower while home alone -- Saw is pornographic violence -- all that blood is sickening -- not scary

Posted by: springfieldgirl | October 21, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and the most horrific scene ever filmed is the one in "Night of the Living Dead" where the little girl zombie murders her mother with a mortar trowel. You can't beat that one anywhere.

Posted by: keeladog | October 21, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

The Silence of the Lambs gave me bad dreams for a month...and I have refused to drink quianti or go anywhere near a fava bean since!

Posted by: lydandy | October 21, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

B list scary movies abound. But as far as A list the remake of The Thing did a pretty good job.

Posted by: bobbo2 | October 21, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

I vote for "Prince of Darkness". I think it is a fine movie, but I had to take break the first time I saw it. Its horror is both mortal and metaphysical.

Posted by: johnemory | October 21, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Some of you would classify this one as SciFy but it was the movie that definitely scarred the heck out of me as a child.

The Thing by Wes Craven

Shivers now even thinking of the scene with the dogs in their shelter where they first encounter that Thing.

My pic for traditional Horror flicks has to go to the Original Nightmare on Elm St. I didn't want to sleep for a week.

Posted by: Devo2 | October 21, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Last House on the Left (the 1st one)

Posted by: AlonzoVillarrealJr | October 21, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

I love a good horror flick, but the one that honestly freaked me out was Serpent and the Rainbow. The only problem with it is that I'm too much of a Mel Brooks fan so every time I saw Bill Pullman, some part of my brain said "Only one man would give me the raspberry.... LONE STAR!"

Posted by: DCCubefarm | October 21, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Old school movies that scared the bejesus out of me in high school are Rosemary's Baby, classic Stephen King (Pet Semetary anyone?), and Nightmare on Elm Street; Silence of the Lambs more recently

Posted by: Kellygirl | October 21, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Great choices here and a tough competition. But I vote for "Jaws" for a variety of reasons:

1) 20-foot great white sharks, unlike aliens and other monsters, really do exist.

Yes, exorcists exist. So do serial killer/cannibals like our old pal Dr. Lecter.

But you can doubt the existence of religion -- and posession by the devil. And there are more serial killers in movies and TV shows than in real life.

But sharks? They are very, very real and common. Ask a surfer or swimmer. Or the execs at the Discovery Channel, home to "Shark Week"!

2) Unlike many of the other choices, "Jaws" scares you for what you DON'T see. I recall the scene with the two guys, the dock and the roast on a hook. The shark takes the hook, pulling the dock -- and both men -- in the water. The dock is pulled out into the ocean, leaving the mean floundering a dozen yards off shore.

Then we see the dock TURN AROUND and pursue one of the men, who is desperately swimming back to land. Still freaks me out.

3) Unlike the others, "Jaws" basically created the summer movie blockbuster, now a staple in Hollywood for 35 years. It also shows the power of marketing. Can you imagine if they released Jaws in, say, October? Timing is everything and a summer release of a shark movie fits perfectly.

4) For all of today's CGI and computer special effects -- that foam rubber shark and fin is still impressive all these years later.

You're gonna need a bigger boat -- and a scarier movie -- to beat Jaws.

Posted by: ablasko73 | October 21, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

The original "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" with Kevin McCarthy in BLACK & WHITE. It didn't require slicing and dicing, it just scared the hell out of you thinking that everyone around you could be replaced with an alien pod person. I had nightmares for a week. Only Jaws came close.

Posted by: abrall | October 21, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

The original 1960 "The Haunting" was one of the more frightening films I have seen perhaps because it had very few special effects and relied more on the acting, mis-en scene, and chiaroscuro lighting which was brilliant. Of late, "Jeepers, Creepers" was incredibly effective but maybe that's because I watched it during a thunderstorm and half way through the film the door to the deck blew open and a lawn chair came flying in! Freaked me out!!

Posted by: cgindc | October 21, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

I saw Scream at age 9 and slept with the lights on for 5 years...

Posted by: genericOnlineID | October 21, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

How can The Ring not make the list of candidates?! I usually don't get wigged out by horror flicks, but Samara in the well? Yikes... Don't pick up the phone.

Posted by: kevin_delaney | October 21, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

I know its considered a sci-fi flick versus a horror movie, but The Terminator was prety darned scary

Posted by: braunt | October 21, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

The Amityville Horror is my nomination for modern horror movie.

Way back when, the original The Thing scared all my friends and I

Posted by: theoldguy | October 21, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

keeladog: Alien is first and foremost a horror movie. Alien isn't anymore science fiction than Dracula -- just because it occurs in space doesn't make it a science fiction movie.

Posted by: steve1231 | October 21, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

OK, back in the '60s, there was "The Collector" about a weirdo who kidnapped a young art student and held her prisoner. I saw it right after I moved into my own place, alone, and I used to park my car and RUN for the door with keys in hand--for months.

Posted by: Lamentations | October 21, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

There are a lot of better movies out there (orig Nightmare on Elm Street, The Shining, could go on and on), but the one movie that kept me from sleeping for a week was "The Ring." Especially because I came home from watching it in the theater...and my answering machine had ONE MESSAGE on it. Hah ha ha!

As for "The Excorcist"...Beetlejuice was right, it just gets funnier every single time I see it.

Posted by: nobody12345 | October 21, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

The scariest film I saw was the 1988 French/Dutch film, "The Vanishing." (Please, not the silly 1993 American version.) There was not a single drop of blood or a single weapon in the film yet it remains the most disturbing and unsettling film I ever saw.

Posted by: dmalham | October 21, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

What? No Alfred Hitchcock on the list? How about the Birds or Psycho?

Watching the modern slasher movies is like guzzeling Bud. Cheap thrills. Bad hangover.

Posted by: boomer5 | October 21, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Just the other night, I watched The Exorcist again, on Netflix. I think I have Jaws ready to view. The Shining is also good.

Posted by: John991 | October 21, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

The Blair Witch Project. No question.

Posted by: mebutle | October 21, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Try getting a good night's sleep after watching "Wait Until Dark."

Posted by: Jakey3 | October 21, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

I always say, if I want to see a horror show, I'll buy a newspaper. Monsters, demons, slashers? Ho-hum.

I think Lamentations is on to something with The Collector. I had forgotten about that one. Tattoo was creepy in the same way, but less believable, I thought. The only thing I've seen in recent years that kept me awake at night was Gone Baby Gone. I didn't see that ending coming, and I didn't believe it was going to happen until I saw the flashing lights on the police cars.

Of course, if I see a trailer for something I think will really disturb me, I stay away. Jesus Camp comes immediately to mind.

Posted by: GordonCash | October 21, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

absolutely- Blair Witch Project- couldn't sleep for weeks. still can't watch the end- close my eyes like a little kid.

close second- Paranormal Activity.

Posted by: lmk1 | October 21, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse

The first book I read in it's entirety was "Carrie". Great flick. My favorite film is "The Exorcist". I could feel the cold the actors experienced. I felt like I was in that room with them. I was pregnant when the film was released but didn't see it until my son was born. I'm not superstitious but for this movie I was. Hitchcock started it all.

Posted by: skinfreak | October 21, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Gross and gory does not equal scary....let's talk about some REALLY scary films, like "The Haunting" or "The Uninvited" (Ray Milland version)

Posted by: tlundell | October 21, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

#2 The Omen
#1 Congress and the White House in the 21st century.

Hopefully the ending to #1 comes soon.

Posted by: lother | October 21, 2010 5:51 PM | Report abuse

BLUE VELVET - not a typical horror-flick, but that movie gave me nightmares for a week.

Posted by: pgr88 | October 21, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

The 1931 Frankenstein viewed when I was 10. Movies seen as kids are always the scariest.

Posted by: bloom301 | October 21, 2010 6:06 PM | Report abuse

I've never actually seen a horror movie in English (something I plan on remedying soon) so here's a couple of my favorites from Spanish cinema:
El Orfanato [The Orphanage]
Los Sin Nombre [The Nameless]

Posted by: AnyaPrynn | October 21, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

I honestly thought most of those movies were pretty lame. Jaws rocked, but it wasn't really a scary movie. I laughed my way through the Exorcist. Horror movies are so predictable.

Posted by: whitwhit | October 21, 2010 6:23 PM | Report abuse

The Thing.

Posted by: rgv1129 | October 21, 2010 6:41 PM | Report abuse

The scariest is a classy classic with very little gore, "Wait Until Dark"

Posted by: quinnl | October 21, 2010 6:41 PM | Report abuse

Wait Until Dark...
Night of the Hunter...
Silence of the Lambs...
Blair Witch...
the floor of my son's really, it makes grownups run screaming.

Posted by: cypherlock123 | October 21, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

How about the original, 1963 version of "The Haunting", based on Shirley Jackson's novel? It's what you don't see that's scary, and that's scariest of all!

Posted by: wrchadwell | October 21, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse

Every single moment of SILENCE OF THE LAMBS was frightening. . .the girl in the car singing at the beginning. . .the mother finding out that her daughter was missing. . .Jodie Foster meeting the killer in jail and the "good doctor" having the upper hand even behind bars. . .that autopsy scene. . .the doctor splaying the guard in the birdcage cell. . .the slow plane over the creepy river leading to the little town with the "upstairs guy". . .the heads and other body parts carefully stored to be part of the cat and mouse game. . .I'm scaring myself now!!

Posted by: wwIIbaby | October 21, 2010 6:58 PM | Report abuse

Go back years and check out Psycho. I knew what was going to happen and still jumped ten feet out of my seat!

Posted by: StevefromSacto | October 21, 2010 7:20 PM | Report abuse

The Birds, by Alfred Hitchcock had me scared for weeks.

Posted by: jules75 | October 21, 2010 7:21 PM | Report abuse

haven't read all the comments yet, but I vote for The Bad Seed as the creepiest movie ever. Made in the 50's.

Posted by: emelem27 | October 21, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Haneke's Funny Games

Posted by: fsh7 | October 21, 2010 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Wait Until Dark. The final scene with Alan Arkin and Audrey Hepburn gets me every time!!!! The 1963 version of Shirley Jackson's The Haunting is scary as h*ll. The beginning and ending scenes of When A Stranger Calls (1979) is pretty frightening, too.

Posted by: Sandydayl | October 21, 2010 7:45 PM | Report abuse

Wait Until Dark. The final scene with Alan Arkin and Audrey Hepburn gets me every time!!!! The 1963 version of Shirley Jackson's The Haunting is scary as h*ll. The beginning and ending scenes of When A Stranger Calls (1979) is pretty frightening, too.

Posted by: Sandydayl | October 21, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

I was 10 when I saw "Jaws." I lived in a small (at the time) Florida beach town. The movie was scary but it didn't keep me off the beach. I learned to scuba dive when I was 13.

"Silence of the Lambs" scared me because serial killers are real. We had two strike our campuses in Florida: Ted Bundy at FSU in 1979 and Danny Rollings at UF in 1990. I went to UF the year after the murders--when Rollings was being indicted. A very sad time.

Posted by: pepperjade | October 21, 2010 7:49 PM | Report abuse

'The Chris Matthews Show'. Freaking makes my flesh crawl!

Posted by: stinkingtuna | October 21, 2010 8:02 PM | Report abuse

After all these decades, if I am in the right mood, the original silent "Nosferatu" can still creep me out. It is the exact opposite of most vampire films today - a grotesque monster, a very unromantic almost decadent atmosphere and the stylized acting and sets. Both "Alien" and the original "Dawn of the Dead" are close seconds.

Posted by: dcannon661 | October 21, 2010 8:08 PM | Report abuse

The original Halloween. And the Joan Collins segment of the original Tales of the Crypt should be any scariest ten list, even if they make the list 12.

Posted by: Larryman | October 21, 2010 8:22 PM | Report abuse

Psycho, of course. And I agree with a na earlier poster that junk like Saw is just gore porn. Not scary, just disgusting.

Posted by: hndrsnsbks | October 21, 2010 8:56 PM | Report abuse

My all time favorites were the first two "Halloween's"; and, I loved the way they produced two alternate endings with "4&5" and "Halloween H2O"!! The young girl who played Jamie in "4 & 5" should have had an Oscar for her performance!!

I was also enthralled by "Blair Witch II" - As a Christian, I believe this should be shown to High School age kids in every church! It was the best illustration ever of the true nature of Possession!

In the "Old but Moldy" category - "Night Stalker" with Barbara Stanwyck gets my vote!


Posted by: RDog1 | October 21, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Worst of the lot. . . The Exorcist!
Why . . . Because Priests and other Dark Age ignoramuses actually BELIVE in demons and exorcism of demons with water (that they believe is holy) and incantations no more valid than those of Neanderthal witch doctors! It’s stupid enough to believe that wafers can turn into Jesus’ flesh and wine into his blood.
Astounding Ignorance!
Absolute Religious Stupidity!

Posted by: lufrank1 | October 21, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse

These Folks Right On!

followed closely by Hannity, Palin,
Coulter and Gingrich.

Posted by: lufrank1 | October 21, 2010 10:26 PM | Report abuse

No Contest (1) Exorcist (2) Carey (3) The Shining. The second and third instances because I can understand how feminist angst really scares guys and because Mr. King is the heir to E.A. Poe. In the third instance Jack is such a putz, and there is nothing scarier than a putz with an attitude and a weapon. But in the first instance, what is scarier than a teenager puking up pea soup, rotating her head 360 and being splashed with holy water by old celibate guys in Roman collars who are clueless about teenage female metamorphosis.

Posted by: garcia2 | October 21, 2010 10:32 PM | Report abuse

I have to say the pictures of the baby and animals in Halloween customs are absolutely adorable.

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Posted by: yuyou38 | October 21, 2010 11:21 PM | Report abuse

I came home from watching Alien and it was late at night. I started to look around my apartment for the alien but then decided that was foolish.

It was better to go to sleep and just let it happen.

Posted by: ACounter | October 21, 2010 11:28 PM | Report abuse

I still get that initial chill in my spine when I hear those Tubular Bells... and Iam 50+ years old now. Ive never felt that way about any other horror movie Ive ever watched.

Posted by: BobbyYarush | October 21, 2010 11:49 PM | Report abuse

I pick "The Thing" 1982 version with Kurt Russell. Not the old '50s original.

In the updated version the aliens can and will occupy the body of any living thing--dog, human whatever and no one knows who is an alien or who/what is "The Thing!"

Posted by: Darkstar1943 | October 22, 2010 6:55 AM | Report abuse

Alien, Aliens, and The Thing, yes, but the scariest movie I ever saw was Blood of the Beast, a French documentary about the stockyards and butchering animals. In a sophisticated film class taught by Manny Farber, now deceased, many students left the room. They couldn't take it.

But I'd also give an honorable mention to both versions of Scarface. The idea that such criminals are walking around loose terrified me.

Posted by: geneven | October 22, 2010 7:49 AM | Report abuse

How could I have forgotten about Event Horizon? Some may call it more sci-fi than horror, but if you do that then you have to put Alien in that same category. Event Horizon scared the bejeezus out of me, much more than any traditional horror flick.

Posted by: DCCubefarm | October 22, 2010 7:59 AM | Report abuse

The scariest movie ever made is "Them" or "They" in the French translation. A French movie based on a true story. Terrifing because it could happen to you just like it happened to them.

Posted by: mirabeaulamarr | October 22, 2010 8:02 AM | Report abuse

Nightmare on Elm Street scared the beejesus out of me. Amityville Horror was a close second.

Posted by: RightWinger1 | October 22, 2010 8:17 AM | Report abuse

I love horror movies. Especially those thast use suspense as opposed to mainly blood and gore. There has been only one movie I couldn't finish. "Funny Games" (2007). It is a remake of a German film of the same title from 1997. Psychologically dark and violent.

Posted by: mpnh62 | October 22, 2010 8:35 AM | Report abuse

For a pretty obscure one that really delivers, check out [REC]. The last ten minutes will really GET YOU!

Posted by: justmike | October 22, 2010 8:42 AM | Report abuse

Love the spooky ones that really shake you afterwards...

Movies that made me afraid to go to sleep(maybe bc for each of these, the bad stuff happens when you're asleep?) were:

1) Nightmare on Elm Street
2) Paranormal Activity
3) Stephen King's Langoliers (a tv mini-series from a while back) i know this is an odd one, but when they wake up and find everything - the airport, the town, everything empty and life-less... that was terrifying.

Others I found seriously horrifying:
-Ring (when the tv flickers on...)
-Juon (the original version was incredibly spooky)
-Tale of Two Sisters (esp. the scene where the woman attempts to crawl out from the foot of the bed
-Blair Witch Project (i love the sound of children's laughter... unless it's in the woods)

and i remember a scene, not sure from what film (the rest of it was bad)... butt there's a scene when a on a crucifix, Jesus suddenly opens his eyes, and his wounds start to bleed (terrifying). there were a bunch of pigs running wild in the church afterwards too... like i said, the movie itself was bad, just that one scene

Posted by: spark78 | October 22, 2010 9:45 AM | Report abuse

i loved this:

i didn't know king was inspired by a hotel for the shining in my own backyard!

Posted by: killtheketchup | October 22, 2010 6:45 PM | Report abuse

The Ring wasn't even in the slide show?!? Really? The scariest movie I had seen in years. When the movie played the tape as though I were watching it right along with the actors, I thought I was screwed.

Oh, and when she pulled the fly off the monitor ... heebie jeebies ... it built the suspense better than any horror movie had in years and didn't disappoint at the end ... one scary stinking movie.

BTW, The Blair Witch Project wasn't scary, it was STUPID.

Posted by: Senjata | October 23, 2010 5:04 AM | Report abuse

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