I must point out before beginning this list that I do NOT like scary movies and have seen relatively few. I have little to no interest in watching movies like The Silence of the Lambs, Halloween, The Exorcist, etc. I enjoy very few scary films. They are just not my thing. There are a bunch I have seen that I really did not enjoy. As usual, share your comments and feel free to link to your own lists.
Also, Jason’s list is HERE.
5. I am Legend
Made me jump a bit. I am easily scared so don’t give me crap about this one. I know it is not a classic horror but I don’t really LIKE classic horror.
4. The Sixth Sense
This probably should rank higher. It is genius. Amazing performances by the lead cast and an incredible story by M. Night Shyamalan.
This movie, in fact this series, really seems to set the bar for the thriller genre. I really enjoy these flicks and it is just scary enough that I get freaked out but not hysterical.
2. The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Gosh, this one really scared me. Definitely the scariest movie on my list, but somehow I still liked it. Perhaps it is the positive message and the fact that so much of the story is based on true events.The story is amazing and the film is downright creepy.
Certainly not the MOST terrifying show but that is not how these are measured. This is one of my favorite films of all time. One of Shyamalan’s masterpieces. This movie is so good, I will watch any other movie that Shyamalan makes, no matter what the reviews. Although that Devil movie looks a little scary…….
Honorable Mentions: The Village, Shutter Island, The Shining, Aliens.