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Top 10 scary films ever

In Movies on October 30, 2009 at 10:26

Press release issued by news4media.ie:

 

 

Stanley Kubrick’s classic 1980 movie The Shining has been named the scariest horror film ever, topping a list of 100 scary movies by top film website Totalscifionline.com.

Rosemary’s Baby, by controversial director Roman Polanski came in second place, while British cult classic The Wicker Man, famous for Britt Ekland’s naked dancing, was third.

The Shining stars Jack Nicholson and is based on a story by famous horror writer Stephen King. It tells the story of a frustrated writer who tries to murder his family in the isolated hotel where they are snowed in for the winter.

Though it received mixed reviews on its release in 1980 (and picked up nominations at the ‘alternative Oscars’ the Razzies for Worst Director and Worst Actress), its reputation has grown over the years, as subsequent generations in search of Halloween thrills have been terrified by its dark psychological themes and unforgettable imagery.

“Nearly 30 years after its initial release, The Shining remains an unparalled study in isolation, madness and paranoia,” says Matt McAllister, editor of Totalscifionline.com. “The expansive sets, surreal visuals, and an intense performance from Jack Nicholson add up to a film guaranteed to give viewers a sleepless night.”

Classic imagery and dialogue from The Shining which have entered popular culture include the spooky twin girls in the hotel corridor, the word “redrum” (murder backwards), the repeated phrase “All work and no play make Jack a dull boy,” and Jack Nicholson announcing, “Here’s Johnny!” as he smashes through a door with an axe. In recent years, the film’s classic status has seen it lovingly parodied on shows such as The Simpsons and Family Guy.

Totalscifionline.com Scariest Horror Movies – The Top Ten

1) The Shining (1980)
2) Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
3) The Wicker Man (1973)
4) Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
5) Psycho (1960)
6) Alien (1979)
7) Night of the Living Dead (1968)
8) The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
9) Halloween (1978)
10) Jaws (1977)

To see the full list of 100 scary movies you must see, visit:
http://totalscifionline.com/features/4160-the-100-greatest-horror-movies

 

 

 

Personally, I think The Ring is the scariest. I was on the edge of my seat watching it the cinema. About a week later, I went to the cinema again to watch it, and was equally as scared.

Also, for some reason, I was shitting during The Blair Witch Project. I had heard so much about the movie and it was getting so much publicity as being so scary…i think i was fooled by the hype. For the duration of the film, I was literally chewing the ends of my fingers off, waiting for something to happen….but of course, nothing did happen. Until the end, that is. Then holy God, I jumped out of skin. That shaky camera routine is great for suspense and building of atmosphere. Rubbish film in an overall sense, but it worked on me. I was nervous for the cast all the way through…

Do you agree with the Top 10 above? What was the scariest movie you’ve ever seen?

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  1. yeah halloween is bizzare, that movie.

    funny how none of the movies are from 2000’s even though every horror film claims to be the scariest ever made. lol

  2. I watch everybody is busy penning here their list of best scary movies. So, somebody has to list the worst ones. So, here is my list.

    1. The Exorcist: Yes, of course, this excruciatingly nauseating & painful-to-watch movie undeniably bags the credit of being the stupidest stuff of all time with it’s all vulgar on screen portrayal & funny graphics, let alone the funniest sound effects & morbid rank bad acting. What that puking lollipop girl smeared with some blood stain was doing all the time. Actually the scariest thing about this sh**ingly funny movie is that a whole generation bragged it to be one of the scariest movies of all time, let alone that comment in many other blogs by many spin-head gore-champs that it has clearly stood the taste of time as the scariest one. Yes, of course it has… but as the dumbest, funniest & most nauseating movie of all time.Any doubt? Just slough off from the world of bigotry & ask the rest of the world who made films like Suspiria, Ringu, Ju-on, Monihara & so many else.I think this people, themselves need to be exorcised first and feel the scariest movie ever made for them should have been Casper…lol. Anyway, will anybody please come up and rename The Exorcist as Baby’s Shit Out.
    2. Halloween: What that funny guy, Mr. Myers, was doing all the time masquerading & busy in meaningless weird activities that led to a stashed slasher for the dunderhead gore champs. An all time stuff of third class fun. Definitely, it needs a great polishing work by some another Carpenter.
    3. Storm of the Century: Brainstorming of the century that why some people consider this never ending painful & pointless movie as the scariest. Better f**k up & see The Perfect Storm -a much better & much much more serious stuff. Anyway, sacrificing a child… see Sophie’s Choice & go, get what real life horror is.
    4. House of 1000 Corpses: The name must have hinted to the fleapit that had arranged the premier show and some thousand spin-head gore champs who had devoured that shit in that show. Anyway, the name could easily have been ‘1000 corpses & one Zombie’. Give me back my money & time. Anyway, the idea is not also an original, clearly stolen from Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
    5. The Evil Dead: The director dead, the actors dead, the spot boys dead, the cameraman dead, the light man dead and finally we, the ill fated audience dead. Dead & dead drunk with this soporific, pornographic monstrous movie. Omg, omg! It should have been a Rob Moron movie.
    6. Night of the Living Dead: Another all dead and all cock-a-hoop nonsense…a meaningless death orgy. Gosh! Is there nobody worth his salt, who can perish these movies for ever from the history of films & get my crush on him?
    7. Carrie: Sissy, even Jim Carrey is scarier than that lunatic, outrageous, socially outcast poor girl. I feel pity for her. This is a mournful movie at its best, depicting how insane the society is to an individual with slightest weirdness that bars the social order. This is a good mediocre film, but describing it as a horror movie is by itself a horror story.
    8. Poltergeist: It’s hard to believe that the same man, who gave us the gloom portrayal of Nazi Zeitgeist in Schindler’s List, also gave us this freak, even though as a co-author. This is absolutely a crow film…a crow film…and a crow film. The least u say the better.
    9. The Thing: I Just saw this thing wondering why this thing, The Thing, should not be renamed as ‘A Huge Mound of Shit’. When that guy retires and rids us from his carpentry work. This freaky stuff can only attract E.T.s with nuts. Here I go better and read Who Goes There?
    10. Candyman: A good Rosy stuff for the porcelain boys & candy perfume girls. Anyway, the idea behind the purported legend of chanting his name is totally copied from the Persian legend Aladdin. Being a film of zero originality, it shud be perished for one single reason…tampering with a beautiful story The Forbidden by Clive Barker.
    11.Village of the Damned: A Blog shud be tagged as Blog of the Damned if such a silly stuff finds its place there. Dudes, make one point clear to me. Did all those little human looking creatures brush their eyes with toothpaste by mistake…otherwise how their eyeballs were shining so brightly…really a point to ponder? This might be wrong. Then certainly did they have lights fitted in those cavities…lol. At least they don’t need to use torch lights during load shedding. Can I have one of them & save some money?
    12. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Massacre of history of film making, reel after reel relentlessly with its sub-standard bizarre graphic violence & meaningless carnage. If it’s truly based on the notorious Ed Gein, then I’d definitely see either Psycho or Silence of the Lambs… far more superior in all respects.
    13. Friday the13th. It may rank the thirteenth, the fourteenth, fifteenth, sixteenth…anywhere but shud never be missed out in any list of twenty worst scary movies of all time, a cliché of sex equaling carnage.
    14. A Nightmare on Elm Street: Shit, A Nightmare on Elm…Shit! Being a shitting prototype of the worse Halloween, it seriously puts a question mark on the reputation of Michael Myers being the funniest character of all time… until the emergence of Fred Krueger. It’s a classic example of how a mediocre film maker can transform a superb social subtext for the adolescents into a nonsensical typo of slasher sub genre.
    15.The Descent: Again stuff for the gore champs, with portrayal of grotesque humanoids in funny make-up, even make-up of Mountain of Cannibal God was far more superior. The only good thing about the film is that it proves that not only the Americans, but the British may also fall in the same manner, though fewer times.

    BTW: I really wonder how on earth these aforesaid movies can sit in the same league with The Shining, Salem’s Lot, Silence of Lambs, Ringu etc…gosh! Anyway, friends how about ranking Cast Away as the sixth best scariest one that really cast a spell on us, a psychological fear of loosing the beloved ones, a fear of getting doomed all of a sudden…a superlative treatment definitely.

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