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The Scariest Halloween Movies Ever [LIST]

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Halloween. The time of the year when we love to scare ourselves silly. And what better way than to break out the old horror movies? There are tons to choose from, but personally, I discount anything made after 2004. The special effects of the modern era leave too little to the imagination. I have compiled my personal top 10 list of scariest films. I must note that any Steven King film would do, but I chose the one that gave me nightmares for weeks. I've added the movie trailers, so you can see why I chose the films.


10

FRIGHT NIGHT (1985) Chris Sarandon, Amanda Bearse

 
 

Hot and scary vampire. Everything else creeped me out!

 
9

AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981) David Naughton

 
 

This was the first movie to use a new type of makeup design. Let me tell you, it was realistic! Best werewolves ever.

 
8

PSYCHO (1960) Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

 
 

I had a problem showering alone for 2 days after this. Of course, I was 10.

 
7

THE AMITYVILLE HORROR (1979) James Brolin, Margot Kidder

 
 

Jody the pig. 'Nuff said.

 
6

BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA (1992) Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins

 
 

Gary Oldman transformed into a truly demonic Dracula. I screamed. Those long, spindle like fingers. Nasty.

 
5

SALEM'S LOT (1979) David Soul

 
 

I was a young girl when Salem's Lot came out. It was the first Stephen King flick I ever saw. But not the last. I looked under the bed many a night after seeing Salem's Lot.

 
4

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984) Robert Ungland, Johnny Depp

 
 

Having trouble sleeping? It's guaranteed after seeing ol claw fingers! I was an insomniac before this and my Dad STILL let me see it.

 
3

THE HAUNTING (1999) Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones

 
 

Saw this 10 years ago for the first time. There is nothing like seeing Owen Wilson getting beheaded. Wow.

 
2

HALLOWEEN (1978) Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasance

 
 

This was the advent of the stalker. Everything about this movie freaked me out, but my brother frank STILL forced to me to watch to the end.

 
1

THE EXORCIST (1973) Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

 
 

Do I need to explain this one? Scariest movie. Ever. head-turning, vomiting, possessed. it doesn't get better.

 

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